Hong Kong, China

07/30/15

Singapore's Kuek Qi En, Malaysia's Nora Lyana Natasia lead in Masters after the first block

16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships will conclude Friday with the second block and the stepladder finals

2015ASCBoysMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpg2015ASCGirlsMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgSingapore's Kuek Qi En (left, center) and Nora Lyana Natasia (right, center) of Malaysia took the lead in Boys and Girls Masters at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships as match play reached the halfway mark Thursday at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. The top 3 after Friday's second block will advance to the stepladder finals.

Brazil

07/30/15

Igor Pizzoli wins Brazilian Bowling World Cup Qualifier for Men

2015BWCQBrazilIgorPizzoli_small.jpg Igor Pizzoli (pictured) won the 24th QubicaAMF Brazil Cup on Sunday, July 26th, at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, which serves as Brazilian Bowling World Cup Qualifier for men. The 35-year-old will represent Brazil in 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to be held Nov. 13-20, 2015 at Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In the two-game championship match, Squad A leader Pizzoli posted games of 217 and 239 to fly past B Squad leader Rafael Silva, 456-263, to earn his ticket to Las Vegas.

Hong Kong, China

07/30/15

Japanese boys, Korean girls win the titles in Team event and All-Events

Japan's Ren Sameshima, Korea's Kim Jin Ju claim gold in All-Events; lead top 16 boys and girls into Masters finals

2015ASCGirlsTeamKorea_small.jpg2015ASCBoysTeamJapan_small.jpg Japan and Korea shared the gold medals on the third day of competition in the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships underway at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. Korea captured the titles in Girls Team (l.) and All-Events. The Japanese boys (right) accomplished the same feat in the boys division.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/30/15

Pete Weber maintains lead at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg 2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, turned in a steady performance Wednesday to maintain his lead at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The 52-year-old right-hander rolled games of 197, 206, 269, 226 and 257 for a 1,155 total, and his 2,338 two-day effort, a 233.8 average, puts him 84 pins ahead of fellow USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (r.) of Venezuela, who has toppled 2,254 pins in his first 10 games this week.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #30

07/29/15

PBA, PWBA members win gold medals in Pan American Games

China's PBA Pioneers League continues to pursue PBA status; Sean Rash to fulfill "wish" for 11-year-old Ohio boy; 22 years later, Ted Staikoff gets first PBA title

2015PAGDanMacLellandFrancoisLavoie_small.jpg2015PAGClaraJulianaGuerreroRocioRestrepo_small.jpg PBA member Dan MacLelland (left with Francois Lavoie, right) of Canada, and PBA/PWBA members Clara Guerrero (right, with Rocio Restrepo, right) of Colombia and Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, were gold-medal winners in Men's and Women's Doubles and Women's Singles at the recently-completed Pan American Games bowling competition.

Hong Kong, China

07/29/15

Korea earns gold medals No. 3 & 4 in Doubles at 16th Asian School Championships

2015ASCGirlsDoublesTop3_small.jpg2015ASCBoysDoublesTop3_small.jpg After a gold medal sweep in Singles, Korea captured both gold medals in girls and boys Doubles at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships Tuesday in Hong Kong, China. Kim Hyo Min and Kim Jin Ju (front left) totaled 2557 to win the girls division, while Seo Hyo Dong and Kill Jun Seong (front right) took the boys title with 2770.

Hong Kong, China

07/28/15

Korea sweeps gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles at 16th Asian School Championships

2015ASCKimDongYo_small.jpg2015ASCKimJungTae_small.jpgKim Dong Yo (l.) and Kim Jung Tae (r.) of the Korean A team swept the gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles to kick off the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. Dong Yo toppled 1322 pins, an average of 220.33, to beat out Kim Jin Ju of the Korean B team for the gold medal by nine pins. Jung Tae cruised to victory in the boys' division with 1421 total and the field-best 236.83 average.

United States

07/27/15

Jon Rakoski wins $20,000 in 2015 TAT Summer Classic

2015TATSummerClassicJonRakoski_small.jpgJon Rakoski (center) from Estero, Florida, shot 257 in the final match to win the TAT Summer Classic and the $20,000 first-place check July 4th at The Orleans bowling center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jon Kroll from West Seneca, New York took home 2nd place and $10,000 shooting 216. Russ Oviatt and Cliff Connors both residing in Tempe, Arizona, earned $7,500 and $6,000 for third and fourth place with Armando Martinez of Mission, Texas, in fifth place, worth $5,000.

2015 European Bowling Tour #12

07/26/15

Richard Teece wins his first career EBT title in 6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger

Englishmen never relinquishes the lead in three eliminator rounds en route to win the title and 7.000 Euro; Maurizio Celli (ITA) rolls the lone 300 game of the tournament in Round One; Laura Beuthner (GER) wins women's ranking in Munich

2015EBT12Top4_small.jpgRichard Teece of England improved on a third-place finish last year to win his first career EBT title and the 7.000 Euro top prize in the 6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger Sunday in Munich, Germany. Teece, who led Round Three with 913 four-game total, was able to capitalize on a 54-pin lead after the cut to the top four players for the eliminator round finals also featuring Tanner Spacey (859), United States; Joonas Jehkinen (848), Finland; and Stuart Williams, England.

2015 European Bowling Tour

07/26/15

2015 European Bowling Tour - Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

2015 Tour features 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and eight Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is 870.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour currently consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries featuring three "Platinum" events, three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. All 17 tournaments together offer total prize fund of 870.000 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, who will compete in the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

07/26/15

Dream-Bowl Palace Open winner Richard Teece moves into fourth place in men's ranking

Runner-up Joonas Jehkinen leaps into second place, narrows the gap to leader Jesper Svensson to 118 points

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of 870.000 Euro (approx. 969.850 U.S. Dollar). 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

07/26/15

Ida Andersson ties Jenny Wegner for the lead in EBT women's ranking

Swedes are 161 points and more ahead of the 244-player field; Germany's Laura Beuthner wins women's ranking in Munich to leap from seventh into fourth place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of 870.000 Euro (approx. 969.850 U.S. Dollar). 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 Pan American Games

07/26/15

Pluhowsky, Suartz win Singles gold to end Pan American Games bowling competition

Top-seeded Johnson, MacLelland eliminated in semifinal round

2015PAGSinglesGoldShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg2015PAGSinglesGoldMarceloSuartz_small.jpgTeam USA's Shannon Pluhowsky and Marcelo Suartz of Brazil captured the gold medals in women's and men's singles Saturday to end the bowling competition of the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Pluhowsky, seeded second, defeated Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic in the gold medal match, 223-212. Suartz, also seeded second, topped Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli for the men's title, 201-189.

2015 PWBA Tour #4

07/26/15

Stefanie Johnson dominates PWBA Wichita Open to claim first PWBA title

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Stefanie Johnson (pictured) of Grand Prairie, Texas, dominated the PWBA Wichita Open on Saturday, blasting the field in match play and taking the title in the stepladder finals. Johnson, an 11-time Team USA member, defeated Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, 247-221, in the championship match at Northrock Lanes to win her first career PWBA title. Needing a mark and good count in the final frame, Johnson stepped up and delivered a clutch strike to lock up the win.

2015 PWBA Tour

07/26/15

2015 PWBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PWBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour was re-launched in 2015 after nearly a dozen years featuring seven regular-season events, three nationally televised majors and stops from coast to coast. The 2015 PWBA schedule kicked off with the USBC Queens in May and will conclude with the PWBA Tour Championship in September. Next event is the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open from July 9-12 at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes in Sacramento, Calif.

Breaking News

07/24/15

Tokyo 2020 OC Chairman says Bowling could be the No. 1 sport to be proposed for inclusion

20150724Tokyo2020OCChairmanMrMori_small.jpg As reported on June 22nd, Tenpin Bowling" and seven other sports have been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. IBMA Hall of Famer Hero Noda has informed Bowlingdigital.com that the chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, Mr. Mori, mentioned to Japanese Media that Bowling could be in first position to be proposed to the IOC for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). Mr. Mori added that Bowling is a popular and enjoyable sport for both people with and without disabilities.

2015 PBA50 Tour #8

07/23/15

Parker Bohn III wins Treasure Island Open for second PBA50 Tour title of the season

Hall of Famer solidifies position as PBA50 Player of the Year contender with three tournaments left in the season

2015PBA5008ParkerBohn_small.jpgIn a title match featuring two PBA Hall of Fame players with a combined 71 titles on the PBA Tour, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., defeated Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., to win the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open Wednesday notching his second PBA50 Tour title of the season. Bohn, who solidified his position as a contender for PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated Weber, 259-238, in the championship match which was also his third career PBA50 Tour title.

2015 PBA50 Tour

07/23/15

2015 PBA50 Tour features 13 events including two "Majors" and two "Super Senior" stops

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2015 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 13 tournaments in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana including two "majors", the PBA Senior U.S. Open in Las Vegas (May 31 - June 5) and USBC Senior Masters in Green Bay, Wis. (July 27 - Aug. 2), and two "Super Senior" events. For the third consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the PBA50 Tour Finals in December in Reno, Nev.

2015 PBA Tour #13 / 2015 PWBA Tour #5

07/23/15

Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles continues to remember Luci Bonneau

Record field to pursue PBA and PWBA Tour titles in Houston July 31-August 2; Xtra Frame to provide live coverage

2015StrikingAgainstBreastCancerLogo_small.jpgAfter watching her best friend, Luci Bonneau, lose her painful struggle against breast cancer in 1999, Donna Conners made a pledge to honor Bonneau's memory in a way that would have a lasting impact. Sixteen years and $650,000 later, Luci Bonneau has not been forgotten and her memory has never been more appreciated. Most bowling fans refer to it as "The Luci," but it is now more accurately called the PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles.

2015 ISBT #7

07/22/15

Martina Beckel, Ron Oldfield win Flanders Senior Open from top-seed

2015ISBT07MartinaBeckelRonOldfield_small.jpgSeeded first in the women's and men's stepladder finals, Martina Beckel of Germany and England's Ron Oldfield rolled big games to win the Flanders Senior Open Sunday, July 19th, at Euro Bowling Deurne in Antwerp, Belgium. Beckel edged Liliane Vintens, Belgium, for the wome's title, 248-245, while Oldfield defeated André Geelen, Belgium, 280-255. It was the fourth career ISBT title for Beckel and her second this season, while Oldfield earned his first title in 2015 and the 10th of his career.

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