2014 MWC

11/28/14

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

49 countries to participate in the championships which takes place at Khalifa International Bowling Center December 4-15

2014MWCLogo2_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. After Indonesia's and Nigeria's withdrawal, 49 countries will participate and have nominated 273 players for the event which counts as a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the event live from Abu Dhabi commencing Dec. 4 with the Opening Ceremonies.

Canada

11/28/14

Three new Directors join the Canadian Tenpin Federation Board

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The Canadian Tenpin Federation held elections for three CTF Director positions at their Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov 15th. Dave Kist, Calgary, AB, Blaine Boyle, Estevan, SK, and Jim Lester, Sarnia, ON were the successful candidates. Their three-year terms officially start on Jan 1, 2015. Outgoing Directors are Deborah Hope, Toronto, ON, Tyrel Rose, Montreal, QC, and Dan Tereck, Winnipeg, MB. There is currently one vacant Director position which will be filled by appointment in the near future.

2014 CACG

11/28/14

Colombian women, Puerto Rican men emerge as Doubles Champions at CAC Games

Colombia's Anggie Ramires shoots the third perfecto of the Games and the second by a woman; Puerto Rico's Francisco Perez, Cristian Azcona become the first multiple gold medalists

2014CACGLogo_small.jpg Anggie Ramirez and Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia and Puerto Rico's Francisco Perez and Cristian Azcona emerged as champions in the Central American & Caribbean Games Doubles event Thursday at Bolerama in Veracruz, Mexico. Ramirez and Rodriguez won the first gold medal for Colombia with 2584 total and an average of 215.33. The series was boosted by a perfect 300 game by Ramirez, the third perfecto of the Games and the second by a woman. Perez, Azcona became the first multiple gold medalists in the bowling competition.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/27/14

Dom Barrett goes back-to-back in Qatar; defeats Stu Williams for his fourth career PBA title

2014EBT19Top4_small.jpgIn the title match of the 14th Qatar Open between England's PBA champions, Dominic Barrett defeated Stuart Williams, 395-388 over two games total pins, to defend his title and to win his fourth career title and 40,000 U.S. Dollar. It was also Barrett's 10th European Bowling Tour title. In the semi-finals, Barrett came back from a 26-pin deficit to defeat Martin Larsen of Sweden, 510-469. Williams, the No. 1 seed, ousted Cameron Weier, United States, in the other match, 434-421.

2014 European Bowling Tour

11/27/14

2014 European Bowling Tour concludes with Qatar Open

EBT's 15th season featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of almost one million Euro

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour concluded with the 14th Qatar Open, an EBT "Platinum" event, in Doha, Qatar. The 15th season featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. The total prize almost reached the one million Euro mark. Bowlingdigital provided live coverage from the Brunswick Euro Challenge, 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick as well as daily reports from most of the other events.

2015 World Bowling Tour

11/27/14

2015 WBT Schedule, Champions, Men's and Women's Ranking Winners

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

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour currenly 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.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

11/27/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 14-point lead to become 2014 EBT Point Leader

Qatar Open champion Dom Barrett (ENG) narrows the gap by 145 points to finish second; finishing second and third in the season-ending event in Doha, Stuart Williams (ENG), Martin Larsen (SWE) move into top 12 to qualify for EBT Masters

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reached one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event received ranking points. Those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women who qualified for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

11/27/14

Denmark's Kamilla Kjeldsen wins 2014 European Bowling Tour Women's Point Ranking

Qatar Open women's leader Mai Ginge Jensen (DEN) and second-place Diana Zavjalova (LAT) crack top 12 to qualify for the Masters as the 15th EBT season comes to an end

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reached one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event received ranking points. Those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women who qualified for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 CACG

11/27/14

Mexican women, Puerto Rican men claim gold in Team event at CAC Games

2014CACGTeamMexicoWomen_small.jpgThe women from Mexico (l.) and the men from Puerto Rico claimed the prestigious Team gold medals in the Central American & Caribbean Games Wednesday  in Veracruz, Mexico. Adriana Ortega, Lilia Robles, Aseret Zetter, Iliana Lomeli and Sandra Góngora cruised to the women's title with 6250 total (208.33 ave.). Jose Diaz, Francisco Perez, Francisco Colon, Israel Hernandez and Cristian Azcona of Puerto Rico maintained a slim 5-pin lead over Venezuela to claim the men's gold with 6605 (220.17).

2014 PBA Spare Shots #43

11/27/14

PBA Regional Summary: Nathan Bohr wins 18th PBA Regional title in Watauga, Texas

2014PBANathanBohr_small.jpg2014PBAWSOBWesMalott_small.jpgNathan Bohr (l.) of Austin, Texas, outlasted fellow Texans Wes Malott (r.) of Pflugerville, Mike Fagan of Hurst and Shawn Maldonado of Houston to win his 18th PBA Regional title Sunday in the 10th annual PBA Dallas Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons Southwest Open, hosted by Brunswick Zone, Watauga, Texas. Bohr earned $5,000 with the victory, Malott collected $2,600 for second, Maldonado $1,750 for third and Fagan $1,300 for fourth.

2014 Central American & Caribbean Games

11/26/14

Dammers, Prats start Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Singles

2014CACGSinglesWomenTop3a_small.jpg2014CACGSinglesMenTop3_small.jpgKamilah Dammers of Aruba and Dominican Republic's Alejandro Prats started the bowling competition at the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Singles. Dammers rolled a perfect 300 game to win the women's title with 1516 and the field-best 252.67 average.Prats emerged as the men's champion with 1454 (242.33).

BPAA News

11/26/14

All American Family Tournament adds $50,000 in scholarships

2014AllAmericanFamilyTournamentLogo_small.jpg The All American Family Tournament will have $50,000 in guaranteed scholarships added when the national championships are held in the Chicago area next summer. The premier national event to showcase the more recreational side of the game, the All American Family Tournament was developed through International Bowling Campus Youth Development and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) so families could compete together on the lanes.

England

11/24/14

A very sad farewell to AMF legend, Bent Petersen 1932 – 2014

20141121BentPetersen_small.jpg QubicaAMF is saddened to hear of the passing of former Executive Vice President, Bent Petersen, who died peacefully at home on 21 November 2014. Bent, a much loved and respected member of the AMF family, retired from the company in 1998 after 36 years of loyal service. He looked after the Bowling World Cup until 1998 when he retired to Spain. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Julia, children Karin, Jens and Anne Marie, grandchildren and great grandchildren at this sad time.

Philippines

11/24/14

Just like old times for Paeng

Republished courtesy of journal.com.ph

2014NoblelandCupPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgSix-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, flashed his old deadly form to capture the Mixed Senior Masters and Mixed Open Masters titles in the 1st Nobleland Open Bowling Cup championships last Sunday at the E-Lanes Center in San Juan City. In addition to his two major crowns (his 127th & 128th career masters titles), the 57-year-old Nepomuceno, who holds the distinction of being the only four-time winner of the prestigious QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, also won the Mixed Open Singles event.

USBC News

11/23/14

USBC concludes re-evaluation of Glenn Allison 900 series

2011USBCOCGlennAllison60years_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) recently concluded a re-evaluation of Glenn Allison's (pictured left) 900 series award application from 1982. Allison received national attention for rolling a perfect series at La Habra Bowl in La Habra, California, on July 1, 1982. USBC's predecessor organization, the American Bowling Congress (ABC), after inspection of the lanes, did not approve the 900 series because of non-complying lane condition rules at that time.

2015 World Bowling Tour #2

11/22/14

Song Si Ra wins Open Division title in It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament

Second-seeded Korean woman defeats tournament leader Choi Tae Seung in the title match to earn 40.000.000 Korean Won (approx. USD 35,925); Singapore's Cherie Tan emerges as Women's Division champion

2014ItsDaejeonOpenTop3_small.jpgIn an all-Korean title match between the top-seeded players, Song Si Ra (c.) defeated tournament leader Choi Tae Seung (l.), 231-205, to win the Open Division title in the It's Daejeon Open and the 40 million Korean Won top prize or approximately USD 35,925. The TV finals started with the Women's Division finale in which Cherie Tan of Singapore defeated Sung Gyeong Eun of Korea, 246-202, to claim the title and the 8 million Korean Won first prize check (approx. USD 7,185).

France

11/22/14

Bowling Promotion Cup releases Videos of Singles and Mixed Doubles championships matches

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup took place from October 5-9 in three cities in Western France featuring six televised finals for delayed airing on Eurosport 2, Angers Tele and TV Rennes 35. 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia were invited by organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion to compete in Men's Singles, Team, Doubles and Masters as well as a Women's Team Challenge and a Baker Mixed Doubles.

Korea

11/21/14

Choi Tae Seung earns No. 1 seed for the finals of the It's Daejeon Tournament

Fifth-seeded Canadian Dan MacLelland must defeat two Korean men and two women in Saturday's TV Finals for his first PBA title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Korea's Choi Tae Seung averaged 237.38 in the second round of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament, a World Bowling Tour event, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for Saturday's TV Finals at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, Korea. Tae Seung, who had games of 180, 249, 232, 234, 278, 257, 245 and 224 on Friday, added the field-best 1899 series to the 1637 first-round pinfall to jump from 34th to first place with 3536 total and an average of 221.

Column

11/21/14

Does lane oil evaporate? How long should the oil pattern sit before bowling?

Republished courtesy of The Inside Line, a Kegel Publication (November 19, 2014)

2012KegelBrandyPadilla_small.jpg When it comes to lane conditions, every person has their own ideas as to what they think works best. Mechanics, proprietors, and bowlers all have a difference of opinion when it comes to dressing the lanes. Ask 100 different people and you're likely to get 100 different answers. In bowling, it's one of those topics that just seems to create a lot of controversy and a lot of differences in opinions. Because of all these different opinions, we get many questions regarding what the best methods are for ensuring lanes are the same from day to day.

Korea

11/21/14

Jang Dong Chul leads Open Division after Round 1 at It's Daejeon Tournament

Koreans dominate leaderboard after the first of two eight-game blocks before the cut to the top 5 for Saturday's TV Finals; Cherie Tan (SIN) and Sung Gyeong Eun (KOR) to bowl for the Women's Division title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Former Korean national team member Jang Dong Chul averaged 226.75 Wednesday at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, South Korea, to lead the Open Division of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament 2014 after the first eight game round. The top 5 after the second round on Friday will advance to Saturday's TV Finals. Cherie Tan of Singapore and Korea's Sung Gyeong Eun will bowl for the women's title after finishing 1, 2 in the final 9-game round.

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