2014 PBA Spare Shots #34

09/18/14

Mother's passing inspires DJ Archer's near-perfect 878 series

Shawn Maldonado, Steven Taylor, Jeff Zaffino and Ryogo Tsurumi win PBA Regional events

2014PBADJArcher_small.jpgPBA Tour player DJ Archer (pictured) of Mineral Wells, Texas, turned an occasion of sorrow into a moment of inspiration on the day of his mother's death, bowling the highest three-game series of his life. After learning that his mother Sharon, 59, passed away Monday morning in Baton Rouge, La., after a lengthy battle with cardiac issues, Archer found the strength to go ahead and bowl in his regularly-scheduled league that evening because, he said, that's what his mother would have wanted him to do.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/18/14

Danielle McEwan caps PABCON Women's Championships with Masters gold

2014PCWomenMasterstop4_small.jpgDanielle McEwan capped off a dominating week for Team USA as she won the Masters gold medal Wednesday to give the U.S. five of the six gold medals at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships. McEwan defeated teammate Missy Parkin, 2-1, in the best-of-three championship match at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Parkin earned the silver medal while her team mate Liz Johnson and Clara Guerrero of Colombia shared the bronze medal.

PBA News

09/17/14

29 PBA Tour titles will be at stake during 2015 season

Three majors, new Xtra Frame events, doubles tournaments, expanded international series on tap

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgAn expanded schedule of tournament activity is on tap for the Professional Bowlers Association for calendar year 2015, including three major championships, six Xtra Frame tournaments, three doubles events and nine PBA International-World Bowling Tour tournaments among 29 PBA Tour title events. The comprehensive schedule of PBA events will include 22 PBA television programs on ESPN and the CBS Sports Network, plus live online coverage of more than 40 events by PBA's Xtra Frame online broadcast crew, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today.

France

09/17/14

QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup 2014 to support 'Un Strike contre le Cancer' campaign

5th edition of the event to air on Eurosport featuring five TV shows in three cities including Men's Singles, Team, Doubles, Masters and an inaugural Women's Team Challenge; Bowling Promotion also signs a contract with Angers Tele

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup will take place from October 5-9 in three cities in western France featuring five televised events for delayed airing on Eurosport 2 and Angers Tele. Organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion has invited 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia. The men will compete in four TV shows in Singles, Team and Doubles & Masters while the women battle it out in the inaugural Team Challenge Match.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/17/14

Team USA wins Team, sweeps All-Events at PABCON Women's Championships

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Team USA (pictured) dominated the field to win the team gold medal, swept the All-Events medals and qualified for the 2015 Pan Am Games on Tuesday in an eventful day at the 2014 PABCON Women's Championships. Team USA took the lead by nearly 150 pins after the first game of team event and never looked back en route to a record-breaking six-game total of 6,738 at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Canada took the silver with 6,301, and Mexico earned the bronze with 6,195.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/17/14

Top 6 after Tuesday's Squad 4 secure spots for finals in Chandra Open 2014

Squad leaders Dirk Dreyer (GER), Lisanne Breeschoten (NED), Tanner Spacey (USA) move into the top 6; Jeroen van Geel (NED) holds on to the lead with 1411; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1198 (199.67)

Image2014EBT03LisanneBreeschooten2_small.jpgBy virtue of moving into the top six of the standings after the first four squads in the Chandra Open 2014 Dirk Dreyer (l.) of Germany, Dutch international Lisanne Breeschoten (r.) and USA's Tanner Spacey secured their spots in Sunday's finals. The trio led Squad 4 on Tuesday evening at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, to leap into second, fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the overall qualifying standings.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/16/14

USA wins gold, silver in Trios at PABCON Women's Championships

Host country Colombia earns bronze; Colombia's Clara Guerrero rolls the second perfecto of the Championships

2014PCWomenKulickMcEwanParkin_small.jpgIn a tight race to the finish, Team USA earned the gold and silver medals in the trios event Monday at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships. Shannon O'Keefe, Danielle McEwan and Missy Parkin (l-r) combined to shoot 3,885 to capture the gold medal at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Their eammates took the silver with 3,860. Host Colombia finished 26 pins out of first and one pin out of second with 3,859 in what was a close battle until the final frame.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/16/14

Three players crack the top 8 in Squad 3 at Chandra Open 2014

Squad leader Mark Jacobs (NED) moves into fourth place with 1298; Jeroen van Geel (NED) continues to lead the 65-player field with 1411; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1178 (196.33)

2014EBT14MarkJacobs_small.jpg2013EBT18JeroenvanGeel_small.jpgThree players, Dutchmen Mark Jacobs and Ron van den Bogaard and Dirk Dreyer of Germany, cracked the top 8 in the Chandra Open 2014 Monday evening at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. As in the 2013 event, Jacobs (l.) led Squad 3, this time with 1298, to leap into fourth place in the overall standings. Jeroen van Geel (r.), Netherlands, continued to lead the field of 65 bowlers from four countries with 1411 and an average of 235.17.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/15/14

Team USA's Missy Parkin, Kelly Kulick shatter PABCON Women's Doubles record

Kamilah Dammers and Thashaina Seraus win silver, the first medal in PABCON Women's Championships history for Aruba; Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe and Danielle McEwan take bronze

2014PCWomenKellyKulickMissyParkin_small.jpgAnother record was broken Sunday at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships as Team USA's Missy Parkin and Kelly Kulick (pictured, r.-l) shot 2,861 (238.42 average) to win the Doubles gold medal. Parkin put together a six-game total of 1,498, while Kulick added 1,363, as the pair rolled to the title at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Aruba's Kamilah Dammers and Thashaina Seraus won the silver, while Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe and Danielle McEwan took the bronze.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/15/14

Jeroen van Geel, Priscilla Maaswinkel take early lead in Chandra Open 2014

47 players from Belgium and the Netherlands kick off the EBT Satellite tournament at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands; Van Geel becomes the first player to crack the 1400 bar; cut line in 30th place is currently 1119 (186.50)

2013EBT15JeroenvanGeel_small.jpg 2014EBT14PriscillaMaaswinkel_small.jpg Dutch bowlers Jeroen van Geel and Priscilla Maaswinkel took the early lead in the qualifying of the Chandra Open 2014, which got underway Sunday with the first two of 13 qualifying squads at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Van Geel (l.) averaged 235.17 in the opening squad en route to lead the field of 47 players from Belgium and the Netherlands after day one with 1411 total. Maaswinkel (r.) totaled 1368 pins in Squad 2 to overtake second place.

2014 European Bowling Tour #13

09/14/14

Nadejda Korablinova becomes the second consecutive woman to win the Russian Open

Russian becomes the third woman in 2014 to win a European Bowling Tour title; defeats Egyptian Ahmed Gamal in the title match

2014EBT13NadejdaKorablinova_small.jpg2014EBT13AhmedGamal_small.jpgNadejda Korablinova (l.) of Russia defeated Ahmed Gamal of Egypt, 424-385, to win the 2014 Russian Open Sunday afternoon at Russkoe Pole "Russian Field" bowling center in St. Petersburg, Russia. Korablinova, who eliminated defending champion and fellow countrywoman Maria Bulanova in the semifinals, became the second consecutive women to win the Russian Open and third woman in 2014 to win a European Bowling Tour title.

2014 European Bowling Tour

09/14/14

2014 EBT Schedule, Champions and Money Breakdown

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

09/14/14

No changes in the top 70 of the 2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking after Russian Open

Russian Open ranking winner Ahmed Gamal moves into tie for 71st place; Thomas Larsen, Denmark, holds a 120-point lead after 13 of 20 events

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 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

09/14/14

No changes in the top 70 of the 2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking after Russian Open

Russian Open ranking winner Nadejda Korablinova moves into tie for 73rd place; Denmark's Kamilla Kjeldsen holds a 194-point lead after 13 of 20 events

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 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/14/14

Colombia's Clara Guerrero takes Singles gold at PABCON Women's Championships

Two-time World Champion kicks off the PABCON Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia, with record-setting performance; wins her second career gold medal in PABCON Women's Championships

2014PCWomenClaraGuerrero_small.jpgColombia's Clara Juliana Guerrero (pictured) broke the Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships Singles record en route to the gold medal Saturday in her home country. Guerrero blasted a six-game total of 1,498 (249.67 average) to earn her second career gold medal in the PABCON Women's Championships. Team USA's Kelly Kulick earned the silver and teammate Liz Johnson took the bronze at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. After starting with games of 233, 290 and 223, Guerrero closed out her singles event strong with 248, 259 and 245.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #33

09/13/14

Tickets now available for GEICO PBA World Series 0f Bowling VI TV finals

"Next Level Bowling" helps raise more than $50,000 for Folds of Honor; PBA women stars seek U.S. berth in Pan American Games; Wes Malott wins inaugural Southwest Invitational

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgTickets for ESPN telecasts of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI Nov. 1-2 and the live telecast of the PBA World Championship Finals Jan. 11 are now available. The premier showcase of international professional bowling competition will include the four-player stepladder finals of four traditional PBA "animal lane condition pattern"; a new PBA Challenge telecast and the WBT Men's and Women's Finals presented by the PBA, and the live PBA World Championship finals.

2014 PBA Tour

09/13/14

2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour hits the home stretch

201112PBALogo_small.jpg The 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour consists of 12 events of the 2014 World Bowling Tour, which count as PBA international titles if won by a PBA member, as well as 11 PBA National Tour events in the United States. Following the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas is the 28th Round 1 Japan Cup in Tokyo, Japan. The 2014 PBA Tour concludes with the first three events of the 2015 World Bowling Tour in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

PBA News

09/12/14

New DHC PBA Japan Invitational adds to PBA World Series' international impact

Top PBA World Championship qualifiers in Las Vegas to earn berths in January tournament

2014PBAJapanLogo_small.jpgThe PBA World Series of Bowling VI, along with its new relationships with the bowling community in Japan, have combined to create a new PBA DHC Japan Invitational tournament in January that will be an important event in the international bowling community that also will kick off the PBA's 2015 Tour schedule. The DHC Invitational will take place Jan. 15-18 at Tokyo Port Bowl in Japan, and will feature a series of pro-am and exhibition matches in addition to the main event.

USBC Collegiate

09/12/14

Sites determined for XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships through 2018

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The XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships will return to familiar sites in 2016 and 2018 and be held in a convention-center setting in 2017 as the host cities have been determined for the premier events of the collegiate bowling season. The 2016 events will take place at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas, while the 2017 tournaments will be contested at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The 2018 events will be held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Coming Soon

09/11/14

Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo

180 players, 44 women and 136 men, from seven countries have already booked nearly 400 entries; squads 1-4 and 6-16 still have vacancies; EBT "Satellite" tournament offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top five women in qualifying

2014NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. With one month remaining before the opening squad, 180 players, 44 women and 136 men, from seven countries have booked nearly 400 entries. The tournament will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo offering total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 € top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open live from Oslo.

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