2016 PBA50 Tour #5

05/31/16

Norm Duke takes first round lead in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

Defending champ Pete Weber in contention for fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title

2015PBANormDuke_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke (pictured) arrived at Suncoast Casino, Hotel and Bowling Center in Las Vegas feeling under the weather, but he even surprised himself by averaging 248 on demanding lane conditions to charge into the early first round lead in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open Monday. Duke, a third-year PBA50 Tour competitor at age 52, rolled a 280 game out of the gate and followed with games of 196, 245, 242, 249 and 276 for a six-game total of 1,488 pins and a 72-pin lead over 61-year-old Tom Baker of King, N.C.

2016 PWBA Tour #5

05/31/16

Stefanie Johnson set to defend PWBA Wichita Open title

2015PWBATourStefanieJohnson_small.jpgThe opportunity to compete on a professional women's bowling tour is something Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas, thought might never happen, and she's appreciative of the chance to showcase her skills. When she arrives in Wichita, Kansas, for this week's Professional Women's Bowling Association Wichita Open, she will enter Northrock Lanes as the defending champion. The event kicks off with a practice session on Thursday at 5 p.m., and official competition will be Friday and Saturday.

2016 EBT Women's Point Ranking

05/30/16

No changes atop the EBT women's ranking after Aalborg International

Laura Beuthner maintains 40-pin lead as top 10 women do not compete in Aalborg; Aalborg women's ranking winner Kamilla Kjeldsen takes over 15th place

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

2016 European Bowling Tour #6

05/30/16

Swede Peter Hellström wins third EBT title in Aalborg

2016EBTLogo_small.jpgVeteran European Bowling Tour competitor Peter Hellström of Sweden outperformed his challengers in the final three rounds to win his third European Bowling Tour title in the Kegel Aalborg International 2016 Sunday at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark, topping 13-time champion Osku Palermaaof Finland and Norwegian champion Glenn Morten Pedersen. Hellström averaged 232.40 for 10 games to collect the 5.000 Euro first place check.

2016 European Bowling Tour

05/30/16

Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

14th Columbia 300 Vienna Open qualifying period extended by two days

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour got underway with its 17th consecutive season in early January. The EBT will consist of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" events, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The 2016 EBT commences with the Odense International, an EBT "satellite" tournament which will be held from May 29 through June 5 at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark.

United States

05/28/16

New leaders emerge in Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz divisions

2016USBCWCRoadTripofNaperville_small.jpgThe Ruby and Sapphire divisions saw new team leaders emerge this week at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships taking place at the South Point Bowling Plaza. In the Ruby Division, three of the four members of Road Trip of Naperville, Illinois, recently found success at the USBC Open Championships in Reno, Nevada, and continued their hot streak on the championship lanes in Las Vegas as they surpassed previous leader VA Wildcards of Stafford, Virginia, with 2,266.

2016 PWBA Tour #1-3

05/28/16

Titles determined for three PWBA events

SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains information about the stepladder finals of PWBA events that will air on CBS Sports Network at a later date.

2016PWBALogo_small.jpg The stepladder finals of the first three events of the 2016 PWBA Tour season were held Thursday at The Orleans Bowling Center, and CBS Sports Network will air the finals of the events in June as part of its television package with USBC. The PWBA Las Vegas Open, Nationwide PWBA Sonoma County Open and Storm PWBA Sacramento Open stepladders were taped for broadcast at the site of the first major of the season, the USBC Queens, in Las Vegas.

2016 PWBA #4

05/27/16

Singapore's Bernice Lim wins 2016 USBC Queens

2016USBCQueensBerniceLim5_small.jpg Bernice Lim of Singapore became the sixth international player to win the USBC Queens, defeating top seed Sandra Andersson of Sweden, 248-223, at The Orleans Bowling Center on Thursday. Lim started the championship match, live on CBS Sports Network, with six consecutive strikes, before a 10 pin ended her run at perfection. She needed just three pins on the first shot of her final frame to secure the victory. The USBC Queens is the first major of the 2016 PWBA Tour season.

2016 PBA Spare Shots #19

05/26/16

Xtra Frame to cover Pete Weber's bid for Senior U.S. Open begins

2015PBA5005PeteWeber2_small.jpgXtra Frame fans will have a full June schedule of viewing options, filled with live PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour and PWBA coverage, but none of the events are likely to have the historical significance of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open that takes place May 30-June 3 at the Suncoast in Las Vegas. Fans following the PBA50 Tour's first major championship of the year will be watching to see if PBA Hall of Famer and defending champion Pete Weber can make more history.

United States

05/25/16

USBC Hall of Famer Glenn Allison reaches 65 years at 2016 USBC Open Championships

Another three bowlers celebrate 50 years; Bermuda's Alfred Jones becomes the first international competitor to reach the milestone; new leaders emerge in Regular All-Events, Regular Doubles; Illinois ladies lead Classified Team

2016OCGlennAllison_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Glenn Allison of Anaheim, California, became the 10th bowler in 113 years of USBC Open Championships history to reach 65 years of participation. The 85-year-old right-hander made his milestone march down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, on May 17 and received a plaque, chevron and custom ring to commemorate the achievement. Allison made his Open Championships debut at the 1947 event in Los Angeles.

2016 PWBA #04

05/25/16

Sixteen players remain in contention at 2016 USBC Queens

Six international bowlers and two from the U.S. remain in the winners' bracket

2016USBCQueensBirgitPoppler4_small.jpg2016USBCQueensStefanieJohnson2_small.jpg After four days of competition at the 2016 USBC Queens, only 16 players remain in contention for the coveted tiara and $20,000 top prize. Among the undefeated competitors after the opening round of match play Tuesday are top seed Birgit Pöppler (l.) of Germany and Team USA member Stefanie Johnson (r.) of Grand Prairie, Texas, who each have had very different experiences this week at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

2016 PBA Tour #8

05/24/16

Denver Broncos' CJ Anderson to bowl in PBA Jonesboro Open June 3-5

Super Bowl 50 champ is taking his bowling experiences seriously

2016CP3CJAnderson_small.jpg CJ Anderson, who helped the underdog Denver Broncos upset the heavily favored Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, made his debut in Professional Bowlers Association competition over the weekend in the PBA Planet Bowl Southwest Open in Oklahoma City, and is already making plans for his second appearance in the Downums Waste Services PBA Jonesboro Open presented by Xtra Frame at Jonesboro Bowling Center in Jonesboro, Ark., June 3-5.

Japan

05/23/16

Tomoyuki Sasaki, Mirai Ishimoto win 50th Japan All-Star Invite

2016NHKCupMiraiIshimotoTomoyukiSasaki_small.jpg Japan national team captain Tomoyuki Sasaki (l.) of Kanagawa and women's national member Mirai Ishimoto (r.) of the Intercollegiate Bowling Association of Japan won the men's and women's titles in the NHK Cup 50th Japan All-Star Invitational Championships at Shinsayama Grand Bowl to earn Japan's most prestigious individual bowling titles. It was the third victory in the Japan All-Star Championships for Sasaki and the first for reigning World Youth Masters champion Ishimoto.

United States

05/21/16

Shannon O'Keefe leads three events at USBC Women's Championships

New Diamond Team leader emerges in Las Vegas; Tennessee's Martha Johnson reaches 50 years; one live stream broadcast this week from the South Point Bowling Plaza

2016USBCWCShannonOKeefe_small.jpgTeam USA member and six-time World Champion Shannon O'Keefe (pictured) of O'Fallon, Illinois, shined brightest on a star-studded squad May 20 on her way into the lead in three events at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships. The 37-year-old right-hander averaged nearly 250 during doubles and singles at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas and rolled to the top of the leaderboard in Diamond Doubles, Diamond Singles and Diamond All-Events.

2016 PBA Tour

05/20/16

PBA World Series of Bowling VIII returns to National Bowling Stadium

Silver Legacy, Reno to host multi-event international bowling showcase

PBAWorldSeriesofBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe eighth annual edition of the Professional Bowlers Association's World Series of Bowling, an international multi-event showcase for the world's most talented bowlers, will return to the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., from Nov. 27 through Dec. 11, 2016. WSOB VIII will return to a PBA members-only event and will offer its members from around the world an opportunity to compete for shares of an estimated $750,000 in prize money and five PBA Tour titles in nationally-televised ESPN finals.

2016 USBC Senior Queens

05/20/16

Robin Romeo wins third consecutive USBC Senior Queens title

2016USBCSeniorQueensChampionRobinRomeo_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Robin Romeo of Newhall, California, collected a historic win at the 2016 USBC Senior Queens as she captured her third consecutive tiara Thursday at The Orleans Bowling Center. Romeo (l.) bested fellow hall of famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the title match in dramatic fashion, 198-195, to take home the $3,000 top prize. The 2016 event marked the fourth consecutive year Johnson has finished in the runner-up position.

United States

05/18/16

David Cirigliano leads team, ties Open Championships record

Arizona bowler joins Craig Szplett as the only bowlers in tournament history with three 300s in USBC Open Championships competition

2016USBCOCDavidCirigliano_small.jpgFor David Cirigliano of Phoenix, team is extremely important, and nowhere was this more evident than at the 2016 USBC Open Championships as he helped Bowling Dynamics.com to the top of the standings May 13. The 31-time tournament participant logged two strikes and a nine-count in his final frame at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, to solidify Bowling Dynamics.com's place at the top of the Regular Team standings on games of 1,041, 1,154 and 1,105 for a 3,300 total.

USBC Equipment Specification

05/18/16

USBC explains specification related to new gripping layouts

2016USBCEquimentSpecificationLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Equipment Specifications and Certifications Team recently analyzed new ball gripping layouts being used to create different ball reactions and how it affects specifications for bowling balls. These layouts allow bowlers to grip the balls in different configurations, which create different ball reactions depending on which holes the bowler uses to deliver the ball. This has led to questions concerning USBC's gripping-hole specification.

2016 BWC

05/16/16

QubicaAMF announces official hotel for Shanghai World Cup

2016BWCLogo_small.jpgAnne-Marie Board, QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and Marketing Manager, has announced that Jin Jiang Hua Ting Hotel & Towers in Shanghai will the official tournament hotel of this year's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The 52nd edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, tenpin bowling's largest annual sporting event in terms of number of participating countries, will be held from Oct. 14 through 23, 2016, at Hao's Bowling in Shanghai, China.

2016 PWBA Tour #3

05/15/16

Singapore's Cherie Tan earns top seed for PWBA finals in Sacramento

2016PWBATour03Finalists_small.jpg With as many as six bowlers on the lanes for each PWBA event this season, Singapore has been well-represented, and the group now is guaranteed to bowl for the title at the 2016 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open. Cherie Tan, the lone left-hander of the contingent, averaged more than 225 this weekend to claim the No. 1 seed for the TV finals, which will be taped May 26 at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas and air Tuesday, June 21 on CBS Sports Network.

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