2014 European Bowling Tour #11


Dominic Barrett holds on to the lead in Munich after Qualifying Squad 10

Englishman leads 138-player field from 21 countries with 1375 (229.17 average) as Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open surpasses halfway point; score to make the cut in 50th place is currently 1195 (199.17 average)

2014EBT11DominicBarrett_small.jpg2014EBT11StuartWilliams_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.) of England continued to lead the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger as the European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament has surpassed the halfway point. The nine-time EBT titlist leads a 138-player field from 21 countries with 1375 six-game total and an average of 229.17. Stuart Williams (r.) of England led Squad 8 with 1329 and an average of 221.50 en route to move into third place in the overall standings.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #26


Xtra Frame to cover events in Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana

PBA South, Midwest Women's Series dates updated; Fagan, Bohr help U.S. qualify for Pan Am Games finals; PBA Regional Summary: Chris Hartung wins first title in Fishers

PBAXtraFrame2_small.jpgPBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame has recently added three events to its live coverage schedule. New to the schedule will be the PBA Grand Hotel, Casino & Resort Southwest Region Invitational (Sept. 5-7); the PBA Diamond Jo's Casino Midwest Region Open (Sept. 13-14); and the PBA Heritage Lanes Central Region Open (Oct. 18-19).

BPAA Tournaments


Illinois, Kansas teams take top honors at 2014 International Family Tournament

2014InternationalFamilyTournamentLogo_small.jpgTwelve pins were the difference between first and second place in the Parent/Youth division of the 39th Annual International Family Tournament presented by QubicaAMF (IFT). The tournament, held this year at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, Illinois, July 19-21, drew 36 Parent/Youth and 38 Parent/Teen teams representing 25 states and the U.S. Navy for three days of fun and friendly competition for a share of a $70,000 scholarship pool.

Industry News


QubicaAMF affirms its commitment to the Bowling Industry

In the wake of the recent announcement by Brunswick Corporation to sell its Bowling Products business, QubicaAMF Worldwide affirms its commitment to help grow the bowling industry

20130731QubicaAMFLogo_small.jpgAs result of the announcement by Brunswick Corporation on July 17, 2014, that it plans to divest its Bowling Products business by the end of the year, QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), a leading manufacturer and marketer of bowling and amusement products, reassured the bowling industry of its commitment to the success of its customers and to the bowling business as a whole.

BPAA Tournaments


Zavjalova, Johnson top qualifiers at BPAA Women's All-Star, Senior Women's U.S. Open

2014BPAAWomensAllStarDianaZavjalova_small.jpg2014BPAAWomensAllStarTishJohnson_small.jpgDiana Zavjalova (l.) of Latvia and Tish Johnson (r.) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, outdistanced their respective fields Wednesday to earn top qualifier honors at the BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament and 2014 Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open. Zavjalova, a 22-year-old right-hander, averaged more than 216 at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford, Ill. this week on the way to a 3,893 total for 18 games of qualifying. Johnson had 3,509, a 194.9 average.

2014 PBA50 Tour #9


Pete Weber wins PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic for third career PBA50 Tour title

In another all-Hall of Fame final, Weber defeats Randy Pedersen, 259-207, for first win of the season

2014PBA5009PeteWeber_small.jpgAfter five top-eight finishes, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured with proprietor Dave Small, left) finally broke through to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season Wednesday by winning the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. Weber defeated fellow Hall of Famer and PBA Tour telecast color analyst Randy Pedersen of Orlando, Fla., 259-207, in the title match at Pro Bowl West, to also notch his third career PBA50 Tour title.

2014 PBA50 Tour


2014 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2014 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 12 tournaments Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, California, Oregon, Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota including two majors, the PBA Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters, to be held back-to-back in Las Vegas in June. For the second consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the televised PBA50 Tour Finals which will be conducted during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in November.

2014 PBA50 Tour #9


Pete Weber tops PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic Qualifying

Hall of Famer averages 248 to lead 32 players into match play

2014PBA05PeteWeber3_small.jpgTrying for his first PBA50 Tour win of the season, Pete Weber (pictured) moved a step closer to that goal Tuesday by taking the lead after second round qualifying in the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. The PBA Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year bowled games of 289, 222, 258, 238, 258, 257, 244 and 247 in Tuesday's second round to top the field with a 16-game overall pinfall of 3,982 (248.8 average). Weber and the seven other finishers in the top eight receive two match play round byes.

2014 ISBT #6


England's Angie Brown, Ron Oldfield sweep the titles in 2014 Flanders Senior Open

Brown becomes the first player, men and women, to win multiple titles in the 2014 season; Brown (10 titles) and Oldfield (8 titles) are the all-time ISBT title leaders

2014ISBT06AngieBrownRonOldfield_small.jpgEngland's Angie Brown and Ron Oldfield (pictured, l-r) swept the women's and men's titles in the 2014 Flanders Senior Open which concluded Sunday, July 20, in Antwerp, Belgium. It was Brown's 10th title and Oldfield's 8th, both records on the International Seniors Bowling Tour. Brown, who won the women's title at the 1st Senior Open at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, earlier this month, become the first player, men and women, to win multiple titles on the 2014 Tour.

2014 ISBT


2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in 5 countries

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in five countries, three each in Belgium, France and Germany and one each in Italy and the Netherlands. Men and women age 50 and over bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The 2013 ISBT Masters Finals will be held in conjunction with the Dutch Senior Open on August 4 at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein Netherlands.

2014 PBA50 Tour #8


Bill McCorkle wins inaugural PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic for first PBA50 title

61-year-old PBA veteran defeats PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia 244-173 in title match

2014PBA5008BillMcCorkle_small.jpg Bill McCorkle (pictured with Pro Bowl West proprietor Dave Small, left) of Westerville, Ohio, won the biggest tournament of his professional career Sunday by defeating PBA Hall of Famer and eight-time PBA50 Tour winner Johnny Petraglia in the championship match of the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm. In the inaugural event for PBA50 Tour players ages 60 and over, McCorkle defeated the top-seeded Petraglia, 244-173, at Pro Bowl West to record his first PBA50 Tour title.

2014 European Bowling Tour #10


Dominic Barrett defeats Stuart Williams in all-English affair to win his 9th EBT title in San Marino

Swedes Joachim Karlsson, Markus Jansson eliminated in Eliminator Round 1 and 2 to finish in third and fourth place

2014EBT10StuartWillams_small.jpg2014EBT10DominicBarrett_small.jpgIn the last round of the eliminator finals between England's PBA champion Sunday evening at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, three-time PBA titlist Dominic Barrett (l.) used a 181-160 win to defeat one-time PBA titlist Stuart Williams (r.), 671-610, en route to win his 9th career European Bowling Tour title, 8.000 Euro and 150 ranking points. Williams, who was targeting to win his seventh EBT title, received 5.000 Euro and 120 point for second place.

2014 European Bowling Tour


2014 European Bowling Tour season nears its halfway mark

2014 EBT Schedule, Champions and Money Breakdown

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg In the 15th season since its inception in the year 2000, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite events. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking


Dane Thomas Larsen holds commanding 174-point lead after San Marino Open

San Marino champion Dom Barrett leaps into third place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg After the Brunswick Italia Challenge in Asti, Italy, has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking


Rebecka Larsen wins women's ranking in San Marino; moves into fouth place in point ranking

Kamilla Kjeldsen holds 194-point leads as 2014 European Bowling Tour reaches halfway mark

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain.

PBA News


After nearly 20 years...Randy Pedersen finally embraces "The worst break in PBA history"

19952014RandyPedersenStone8_small.jpg Let's turn back the clock to 1995...
It's the 10th frame of the PBA Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship Final Match and all Randy Pedersen needs is a strike to win (plus 6 measly pins on 2 shots).
Pedersen steps up to the line and... We don't want to give away the ending, so you'll have to watch the video to find out what happens. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I don't buh-lieve it...

USBC Youth


Six USBC youth members win national titles at 2014 Junior Gold Championships

2014JuniorGoldWinners_small.jpg Tylor Greene of Davison, Michigan, and Breanna Clemmer of Clover, South Carolina, claimed the 20-and-under titles at the 2014 Junior Gold Championships, while Adam Zimmerman of Deer Park, New York, and Ashley Channell of Morris Chapel, Tennessee, won the 15-and-under division. In the new 12-and-under division, Anthony Neuer of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Madison Bailey of Rocklin, California, earned victories.

PBA News


PBA adjusts women's dues, re-schedules Central, Midwest Region events


PBA Deputy Commissioner Kirk von Krueger (pictured) announced Friday that the PBA has adjusted membership dues for women for the balance of the 2014 season as part of a revised PBA Women's Regional program. The inaugural PBA Women's Regional program, offering women bowlers close-to-home opportunities to bowl in PBA-caliber competition, will culminate with a PBA Challenge television event on ESPN which also will feature the PBA Regional Finals match, PBA50 Tour Finals match and Teen Masters Grand Championship match.



Jolanda Visser, Eric Kok are the Dutch representatives at 50th QubicaAMF World Cup

2014BWCNEDQJolandaVisserEricKok_small.jpgJolanda Visser (32) and Eric Kok (54) won the 2014 Dutch Bowling Tour which also serves as the qualifier in the Netherlands for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The 50th edition of the World Cup will be contested November 1-9, 2014, at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. It will be Visser's first World Cup appearance, while Kok will participate for the 7th time in his career. The long-time national team member and former Dutch national coach participated in every decade since the 1970's.

Industry News


Brunswick to sell Retail Bowling Business to Bowlmor AMF

Courtesy of BJI Cyber Report #820

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpg Brunswick Corporation has announced on Thursday, July 17, it has agreed to sell its Retail Bowling business to Bowlmor AMF for $270 million, contingent upon customary closing procedures. Brunswick anticipates completing this transaction in approximately 90 days. In connection with its decision to sell its bowling centers, Brunswick also announced its intention to divest its Bowling Products business. Brunswick is targeting to complete that sales process by the end of 2014, during which time the company will continue to operate the business.

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