2015 World Bowling Tour

10/21/14

2015 WBT Schedule features 15 tournaments in Arabia, United States, Asia and Europe

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour features 15 tournaments in Arabia (6), United States (5), Asia (2) and Europe (2) including four "majors" and 11 regular tournaments. The WBT kicks off its fifth season with the PBA World Championships in October 2014 and concludes with the U.S. Open (date and venue tbd). Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals in November 2015 in Las Vegas.

PBA Awards

10/21/14

Bob Glass, Chris Peters, Barb Wilt elected to PBA Hall of Fame

2015 induction ceremonies planned for February 10 in Indianapolis

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Bob Glass, a dominant player during a 10-year career on the PBA50 Tour; former Microsoft executive Chris Peters, who played a key role as a new owner in reviving the Professional Bowlers Association, and Barb Wilt, the longest-tenured employee in PBA history, have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame. There were no candidates elected in the PBA Performance category. Induction ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Marriott Indianapolis North in conjunction with the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

2014 MWC

10/20/14

Coming in December Live Coverage of the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE

52 countries have registered for the event; registration is still open

2014MWCLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships will be held from December 4 to 15 at 40-lane Khalifa International Bowling Center in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 52 countries have registered for the event which counts as a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour. However, this number might change as registration is still open. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the event live from Abu Dhabi commencing Dec. 4 with the Opening Ceremonies.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Serge Frouvelle wins his first EBT title in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

Frenchman defeats three non-titlists in the Eliminator Finals; his fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean finishes in 12th place to win the women's ranking in Florence, Italy

2014EBT18SergeFrouvelle_small.jpg2014EBT18MattiasNilsson_small.jpgSerge Frouvelle (l.) of France, who earned his first European Bowling Tour ranking points in the 2002 season, finally got the monkey off his back when he defeated Mattias Nilsson (r.) of Sweden, 233-174, to win his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International Sunday, Oct. 19, at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Frouvelle's fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean gave France a clean sweep of the ranking titles in Florence.

2014 European Bowling Tour

10/19/14

2014 EBT Tour Schedule and Champions

2014 EBT now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is almost one million Euro

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Due to the low number of entries, the organizer of the inaugural Gibraltar Open has cancelled the "Satellite" event scheduled for Oct. 20-26. The 2014 European Bowling Tour now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. Total prize fund is almost one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

10/19/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 136-point after 18/19 events

Florence International winner Serge Frouvelle (France) is tied for 73rd place; fourth place finisher Daniel Vezis leaps into 13th place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches 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

10/19/14

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) leads by 147 points heading into the season-ending Qatar Open

Florence International women's leader Anna-Belle Jean (FRA) moves into tie for 38th place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches 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 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Brian Voss wins qualifying in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

PBA Hall of Famer leads a field of 46 players, into Sunday's finals; Anna-Belle Jean (France) is the lone woman in the finals to seal the victory in the women's ranking in Florence

2014EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpg2013EBT16BrianValenta3_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, won the qualifying in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International and leads a field of 46 players, 45 men and just one woman, into Sunday's finals at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Voss rolled a 1406 series in Squad 19 and remained unchallenged on Friday and Saturday to earn a 300 bonus. His fellow countryman, Brian Valenta (r.) took second place with 1392 and pocketed a 200 Euro bonus.

2014 ECC

10/18/14

Birgit Pöppler, Tom van der Vliet claim the titles in 37th European Champions Cup

2014ECCBirgitPopplerTomvanderVliet_small.jpgBirgit Pöppler (l.) of Germany and Dutchman Tom van der Vliet (r.) remained undefeated in the single-elimination finals in the 37th European Champions Cup to claim the women's and men's titles Saturday at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. In the women's title match, Pöppler flew past Andrea Hansen of Norway, 190-139 and 266-169 to seal the victory, 2-0. Van der Vliet won the men's finale against Mattias Wetterberg in the decider, 213-200.

2015 WBT

10/18/14

2015 World Bowling Tour season set to kick off

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The World Bowling Tour again will feature events from every zone in 2015 as the tour kicks off its fifth season. The 2015 schedule, which actually includes five events from late 2014, will consist of 16 events, and begins with the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, from Oct. 26-Nov. 2. The top three men and top three women in the WBT points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals.

2015 European Bowling Tour

10/17/14

ETBF adds two Satellite tournaments in Gibraltar, Italy to 2015 European Bowling Tour schedule

Tour now features 22 tournaments in 15 countries, three Platinum, four Gold, three Silver and 12 Satellite tournaments

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The ETBF has added two EBT Satellite tournaments to its 2015 schedule which now features 22 tournaments in 15 countries, 3 Platinum, 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 12 Satellite events. The Gibraltar International 2015 (March 4-8) replaces the recently cancelled inaugural Gibraltar Open and will be the second tournament in Gibraltar along with the Gibraltar Open 2015 in October. The Brunswick Italia Challenge, also cancelled in 2014, is supposed to be back June 20-28, 2015 (pending approval by the Italian Bowling Federation).

PBA News

10/16/14

PBA legend Marshall Holman joins Xtra Frame broadcast booth for GEICO PBA WSOB VI

2014PBAMarshallHolman_small.jpg PBA legend Marshall Holman (pictured) will return to the broadcast booth when he joins the Xtra Frame coverage team for the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI as color commentator, PBA Vice President of Media Dave Schroeder announced today. The PBA Hall of Famer and 22-time PBA Tour titlist will join Xtra Frame and ESPN play-by-play announcer Mike Jakubowski in the broadcast booth for live coverage Oct. 25-28 at the South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

2014 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #7

10/16/14

Yousif Falah wins his second career ABF Tour title in Dubai

2014ABFT07YousifFalahShakerAlHassan_small.jpgYousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain flew past Shaker Al Hassan (r.), UAE, 246-168, to claim his second career title on the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Wednesday at Dubai Bowling Center in Dubai, UAE. Falah, who won his first ABFT title in the 2012 Egypt leg, threw nine strikes in a clean game, while Al-Hassan suffered three open frames, to put the match away well before the final frame. The ABF Tour moves to Jakarta for the Indonesia leg on October 27.

2014 ABF Tour

10/16/14

2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of nine legs, five in the Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2014 season qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions in Kuwait.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #38

10/16/14

"Action" Jackson to take on Chris Barnes in winner-take-all duel at WSOB VI

Top teaching pro Mark Baker's "Tips" to be featured on Xtra Frame; Johnny Petraglia featured in VFW Magazine article; Danny Wiseman Youth Tournament awards $21,000 in scholarships; European PBA stars top Americans to win 15th Weber Cup; West, Northwest WSOB VI representatives decided

2010PBAWestJTJackson_small.jpg2014PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpgJT "Action" Jackson (l.), who earned his nickname by bowling "action" with his comedian friends in Los Angeles, has challenged 17-time PBA Tour champion Chris Barnes (r.) of Double Oak, Texas, to a one-game, All-In Showdown match that will be webcast live on PBA's Xtra Frame online bowling channel on Friday, Oct. 24, from South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Each player will put up $5,000 and they will bowl for a $10,000 winner-take-all prize.

2014 BWC

10/15/14

Coming Soon: Live Coverage of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

150 players from 82 countries, 80 men and 70 women, have registered so far; players from 85 countries expected to bowl in Wroclaw, Poland (Nov. 1-9, 2014)

2014BWCLogo2_small.jpgThe 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9 in Wroclaw, Poland. As of October 14, 150 players from 82 countries, 80 men and 70 women, have registered. Players from 85 countries and regions are expected to bowl in the 50th anniversary edition which makes the tournament the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Wroclaw.

PBA News

10/15/14

GEICO PBA World of Series of Bowling VI kicks off with PBA Challenge Qualifiers

Stars of PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional and PBA Women's Regional Tours to be showcased on Xtra Frame and ESPN

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgThe GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI gets underway Friday, October 24 with live Xtra Frame coverage of the PBA Challenge presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame qualifying rounds. The PBA will conduct eight-player, eight-game round-robin match play qualifiers for the PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional and PBA Women's Regional Tours to determine two finalists in each group who will advance to the PBA Challenge Finals on November 2 in the new South Point Bowling Plaza.

PBA News

10/14/14

PBA awards IBMHOF Presenting Sponsorship of WSOB VI PBA Challenge telecast

PBAEst1958_small.jpg2014IBMHOFLogo_small.jpg The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will be presenting sponsor of the PBA Challenge telecast on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 18, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark has announced. The presenting sponsorship was awarded by the PBA to create awareness for the IBMHOF, which is located in Arlington, Texas.

Romania

10/13/14

Bjørn Einar Rudshagen wins his second consecutive title in the IDM Bucharest Open

Norwegian defeats Finnish two-hander Osku Palermaa in the championship match to defend his title

2014BucharestOpenBjornEinarRudshagen_small.jpg In a high scoring championship match, defending champion and tournament leader, Bjørn Einar Rudshagen (pictured) of Norway, topped Finnish two-hander Osku Palermaa, 257-248, to win his second consecutive title in the IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open and the 3.500 Euro top prize Sunday at IDM bowling center in Bucharest, Romania. Rudshagen was the second Norwegian national team member after Tore Torgersen, winner of the Norwegian Open, who won an international title on Sunday, Oct. 12.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Tore Torgersen cruises to victory in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

Norwegian averages over 250 to capture his fourth career win on the European Bowling Tour; ends 13-year title drought in Oslo, Norway

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Norwegian standout and long-time national team member Tore Torgersen (pictured left with second-place Mads Sandbækken, left) cruised to victory in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick to capture his fourth career European Bowling Tour title and the 40.000 Norwegian Kronor top prize. Torgersen posted a record 844-series in Final Round 4, an average of 281.33 for three games, to take a 74-pin lead into the championships round and never looked back.

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