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Anthony Simonsen a game away from next historic step as top seed of 2020 U.S. Open; Jason Belmonte also seeks history, Dick Allen, Chris Via, Perry Crowell IV look to make their mark
Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Anthony Simonsen and Jason Belmonte will be seeking major pieces of bowling history in Sunday’s stepladder finals of the 2020 U.S Open, while Dick Allen, Chris Via and Perry Crowell IV are...
Tom Hess leads qualifying at GIBA Ebonite Winter Classic as minus 2 makes cut
Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:00 pm
Two-time champion Tom Hess led Saturday’s qualifying with 1,659 for seven games and 1,398 made the cut at the Greater Iowa Bowling Association Ebonite Winter Classic (formerly the Fusion Open)...
Connie Cashin fires 737 to top Friday scoring
Friday, February 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Connie Cashin fired a 737 series to top Madison area bowling on Friday. Cashin's 737 was her second 700 of the season and it came in the Sport Bowl Friends League. Chris Jackson led men’s...
Anthony 'Youngest to win majors' Simonsen seeks to make it 3 as he leads 2020 U.S. Open heading into final day of match play
Friday, February 21, 2020 11:00 pm
Anthony Simonsen became the youngest bowler to win a major title when he won the USBC Masters in 2016 at 19 years and 39 days. Almost exactly three years later, Simonsen won the PBA Players...
Anthony Simonsen jumps into lead with big cashers round at 2020 U.S. Open
Friday, February 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Anthony Simonsen started Friday’s cashers round of the 2020 U.S. Open in fourth, but jumped into first with a big block as the top 24 headed into match play at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln,...
Update: Lane pattern posted for GIBA Ebonite Winter Classic Feb. 21-23 at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo, Iowa
Friday, February 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Note: This story originally posted Jan. 15, 2020. The second of this season’s two Greater Iowa Bowling Association Ebonite Classics — formerly the Fusion Realtors/Community...
Rick Erce, Todd Gille, Brian Cameron fire perfect games
Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:55 pm
Rick Erce, Todd Gille and Brian Cameron fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Erce’s 6th 300 of the season — tops in the Madison area USBC...
Zach Wilkins grabs the lead as cut day at the 2020 U.S. Open becomes a matter of survival on 37-foot flat pattern
Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:00 pm
There was little doubt that the 37-foot flat pattern was going to make Thursday’s third round of the 2020 U.S. Open a supreme test. Any flat pattern is incredibly difficult, but one that short...
Every lead but singles has changed hands at 2020 State Tournament: Whiskey Ranch 3,517 and 10,110, Chad Olson and Eric Zeitler 1,463, Chris McDonald 2,183
Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:00 pm
In the opening weekend of the 118th annual Wisconsin State USBC Bowling Association Championships — aka the State Tournament — in Madison, Brad Renspe of Osceola fired 779...
2020 PWBA Tour Championship will be at Richmond Raceway for fourth straight year
Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:00 pm
The PWBA announced in this news release Thursday that the PWBA Tour Championship will take place at the Richmond Raceway Complex for the fourth consecutive year in 2020, contested again as part of...
U.S. Open is first of 12 events on 2020 World Bowling Tour schedule
Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Note: For details on the postponement and rescheduling of many of the World Bowling events, go to this story. This week’s U.S. Open is just the first of 12 events on 2020 World Bowling Tour...
2020 Phoenix Open Singles Scratch Tournament set for Sunday, March 29 in Richland Center
Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:00 pm
The 2020 Phoenix Open Singles Scratch Tournament set for Sunday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center. The entry fee for the popular tournament is $50 and first will pay...
Curtis Rauls fires 815, Chris Scharnke slams perfect game
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:55 pm
Curtis Rauls fired an 815 series and Chris Scharnke slammed a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Rauls rolled games of 255, 289 and 273 for his 815 in the Prairie Lanes...
After 2 big-scoring days, flat pattern will bring 2020 U.S. Open back to 'a bloodbath,' Bill O'Neill says
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:00 pm
After two decidedly un-U.S. Open like big-scoring days, the flat pattern being used in Thursday’s third qualifying round of the 2020 U.S. Open almost certainly will produce a scoring pace more...
2020 PBA Players Championship draws largest viewership of year for FS1 first airing, tops 2019 Players Championship viewership by 13.1%
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:00 pm
Saturday’s live telecast of the PBA Players Championship on FS1 drew 541,000 average viewers during its 126 minutes starting at 4:30 p.m. Central time, 13.1 percent more than the 2019 Players...