2015 BWC Recap


Stats, records and more stuff on the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2015BWCWuSiuHongClaraJulianaGuerrero2_small.jpgThe 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which was held at the 56-laner inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev., United States, concluded after five days of competition Thursday, November 19, with the stepladder finals and the victory banquet. Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong, and Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia emerged as World Cup champions. The 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held October 14-23, 2016, at Hao's Bowling in Shanghai, China.

2015 WWC


WTBA releases Bulletin No. 2 for the 2015 Women's World Championships

29 countries to participate in the Championships December 5-14 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; WTBA still would accept some more registrations

2015WWCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association and the host Emirates Bowling Federation  have released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2015 Women's World Championships which will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As of today, 139 players from 29 countries have registered for event. 21 countries will send enough players to participate in the Team event. The WTBA still would accept some more registrations in case a federation has missed to register.

2015 BWC


Clara Juliana Guerrero wins her second consecutive Bowling World Cup title in Las Vegas

52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to be held October 14-23, 2016 in Shanghai, China

2015BWCWomenPodium2_small.jpgDefending champion Clara Juliana Guerrero (pictured left) of Colombia defeated Shannon Pluhowsky from the host country United States, two-game-to-none, to win her second consecutive Bowling World Cup title Thursday at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas. By winning the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, Guerrero became just the sixth female bowler in history to win the coveted trophy twice and only the third woman to win back-to-back World Cups.

2015 BWC


Wu Siu Hong captures the first-ever Bowling World Cup title for Hong Kong

Defeats top-seeded South African Francois Louw in two games to win the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup; Jaris Goh of Singapore takes the bronze medal

2015BWCMenPodium_small.jpgWu Siu Hong of Hong Kong, China, defeated tournament leader Francois Louw of South Africa in two games in best-of-three games format en route to win the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday at Sam's Town bowling center in Las Vegas. It marks the first time in the history of the prestigious tournament that a Hong Kong bowler brings home the coveted trophy. Louw earned the silver medal and Jaris Goh of Singapore received the bronze medal.

USBC Youth


Bowling.com extends title sponsorship of Youth Open

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl, Expo Bowl, Southern Bowl and All-Star Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 14-15, 22-25 and 29-31, 2016)

2014USBCYouthOpenLogo_small.jpgBowling.com will continue as the title sponsor of the Youth Open Championships, while the event retools its lowest divisions in 2016. The Under 20, Under 15 and Under 12 divisions remain, but the Under 8 division has been replaced by an Under 10 division. The Bowling.com Youth Open Championships is a national non-qualifying tournament open to all United States Bowling Congress Youth members. The 2016 event will take place over nine days starting July 14 at Expo Bowl in Indianapolis.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #46


62 players enter 2016 PBA League draft pool

Xtra Frame to cover DHC PBA Japan Invitational; Qatar, Saudi Arabia events precede GEICO PBA WSOB VII; Chris Warren closes in on Pete Weber with 44th PBA Regional title

2012PBALeagueLogo_small.jpg The eight PBA League managers will have difficult decisions to make in filling the final two berths on each of their teams for the 2016 PBA League program after 62 players formally announced their wishes to participate in the 2016 PBAL competition March 31-April 3 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. The eight team managers had the opportunity to protect up to three players from their 2015 rosters. All other PBA members who wish to enter the 2016 PBAL draft had until Nov. 13 to make their intentions known.

PBA News


Reno/Las Vegas Properties to offer opportunity to wager on Rolltech PBA World Championship

Oddsmaker establishes Australia's Jason Belmonte as early favorite at 7/2 odds

2015PBAWSOBVIILogo_small.jpgFor the first time, bowling fans of legal gambling age will be able to wager on the outcome of the 2015 Rolltech PBA World Championship through sports book venues in Las Vegas and Reno. The crown jewel of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII will be the season's final major championship and it will include the first live prime-time telecast of a PBA Tour event in 14 years when the stepladder finals get underway on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, Dec. 17 at Reno's National Bowling Stadium.

Industry News


Bowling Museum launches Frame for Frame Project

Museum teams with Monterey Media to save world-class film collection

2015IBMHOFFrameToFrameProjectAllyWalker_small.jpg The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame has announced the launch of the Frame for Frame Project to raise funds to rescue the museum's world-class film collection, while celebrating the significant role bowling has played in Hollywood. The inaugural fundraising event of the Frame for Frame Project will be an invitation-only screening of the feature film "Sex, Death and Bowling" on Dec. 3 at the IBM/HF. Guests will have the opportunity to meet writer/director Ally Walker (pictured) and producer Jodi Schoenbrun Carter.

2015 BWC


QubicaAMF World Cup kicks off with Opening Ceremonies, Welcome Reception

51st edition of the prestigious event will be held at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Nov. 15-19, 2015)

2015BWCShannonPluhowskyKamronDoyle_small.jpg The 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup kicked off on Saturday afternoon, November 14, with the Opening Ceremonies and the Welcome Reception at "Sam's Town Live" ballroom inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two-time World Cup champion Shannon Pluhowsky (pictured left with her 17-year-old team mate, Kamron Doyle) took the players' oath, while the Technical Official's oath was recited by Southern Nevada USBC President, Vern Vernazzaro.

Industry News


Brunswick makes additions to Consumer Products Sales team

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpgBrunswick Bowling Products announced today that Jeremy Pettenger and Jordan Vanover have been added to the Consumer Products team as product specialists. Vanover and Pettenger will be based in Muskegon, Michigan. Other members of the Consumer Products sales team include Ron Bragg, John Hill, Kevin Tabron, Chuck Gardner, Johnny Petraglia, and Parker Bohn III.

PBA News


Mookie Betts begins preparations for GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII

Boston Red Sox star is working hard for his newest challenge as a professional athlete

2015PBAWSOBVIIMookieBetts_small.jpgMookie Betts (pictured) returned to his home in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Oct. 5 – the day after his highly-successful season with the Boston Red Sox ended – and that evening, a supply of new bowling balls was delivered to his house. Tuesday afternoon, he was at Donelson Strike & Spare, practicing as he began preparing for his debut in the GEICO Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling VII, presented by Silver Legacy and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Bureau, in Reno, Nev., Dec. 7-19.



Ryan Ciminelli named October IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA17RyanCiminelli_small.jpg Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, New York, has been selected as the October 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Ciminelli won the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open defeating Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, New York, 269-211, in the title match. This was Ciminelli's third PBA title along with his first, the One A Day Earl Anthony Memorial Classic in 2011, and the Chameleon Championship at the 2013 PBA World Series of Bowling.



Saulnier, Sandelin emerge as Maters champions at 6th QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Tour

2015QBPCMastersLucySandelinValentinSaulnier_small.jpgValentin Saulnier of France (r.) and Senior Team USA member Lucy Sandelin (l.) won the men's and women's Masters finals to cap off the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Tour on Saturday, Nov. 7. The sixth edition of the made-for-TV Tour was contested from Nov. 2-7 in bowling centers in four cities in France. Each stage of the QubicaAMF BPC Tour, which featured men's and women's Team, Doubles, Singles and Masters competition, will air on French television networks and on the internet free of charge.

2015 PBA Tour #18


Ryan Ciminelli wins Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open for first major PBA title

2015PBA18RyanCiminelli2_small.jpg2015EBT14DomBarrett_small.jpgTop qualifier Ryan Ciminelli (l.) of Cheektowaga, New York, captured his first major title by winning the final match at the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open on Sunday. Ciminelli, who led the field by 461 pins to earn the top spot in the stepladder finals, held off Dominic Barrett (r.) of Colchester, England, 236-223, in the title match at AMF Garland Lanes. It was the fourth career title and the second sonsecutive this season for Ciminelli, who received the $50,000 first-place check.

2015 PBA Tour


2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg After the PBA has added the PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic to its 2015 schedule, the 2015 PBA Tour consists of 23 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling the international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The U.S. Tour will conclude with the PBA World Series of Bowling VII Dec. 7-19 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.


2016 European Bowling Tour


2016 European Bowling Tour is down to 16 tournaments as Istanbul Open has been canceled

17th season now features 16 tournaments in 11 countries including 3 Platinum, 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of roughly 910.000 Euro

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has informed that the 10th Istanbul Bowling Open, an EBT "gold" level tournament scheduled for May 7-15 has been canceled by the organizer. In addition, the EBT Masters 2017 will not be held in Istanbul. Heading into the 17th season since the inception in the year 2000 the EBT will consist of 16 tournaments in 11 countries including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and 6 "Satellite" events, offering total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro.



Hadley Morgan shoots 289 to win 6th Sofia International Open

2015SofiaOpenPodium_small.jpg In an all-English championship match, Headley Morgan fired a huge game to defeat top-seeded Autum Chamberlain, 289-235, en route to win the 6th Sofia International Open Sunday at bowling center Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria. Morgan pocketed the 7.000 Euro top prize, while Chamberlainwas consoled with 5.000 Euro for second place. In the all-Swedish opening match, Jenny Wegner flew Mattias Olsson, 286-225. Morgan then ousted Wegner in the semi-final, 245-198.

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2016 European Bowling Tour


2016 European Bowling Tour announces schedule changes and withdrawal of Russian Open

17th season now features 17 tournaments in 12 countries including 3 Platinum, 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of roughly 910.000 Euro

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has announced that three tournaments, San Marino Open, Dream-Bowl Palace Open and Polish Open have changed the dates for the 2016 season. Also, the Russian Open has withdrawn from the Tour. Heading into the 17th season since the inception in the year 2000 the EBT will consist of 17 tournaments in 12 countries including three "Platinum" events as well as four "Gold", four "Silver" and 6 "Satellite" events, offering total prize fund of roughly 910.000 Euro.

2016 IBE


BPAA announce Peyton Manning as keynote speaker at 2016 International Bowl Expo

Nation's premier bowling industry trade show welcomes five-time NFL MVP for keynote speech

2015DenverBroncosquarterbackPeytonManning_small.jpgToday the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announced renowned Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning (pictured), as the selected keynote speaker for the 2016 International Bowl Expo (IBE). Bowling industry's premier annual conference will take place June 26-30 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Manning will be kicking off proceedings on the 29th with a presentation speech about his insights surrounding the importance of teamwork, leadership, and keys to success in any endeavor.

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