2015 PBA Tour #13 / 2015 PWBA Tour #5

08/03/15

Shannon O'Keefe, Bill O'Neill win second Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles title

O'Keefe earns her firsat PWBA title while O'Neill picks up his seventh PBA title

2015PBA13ShannonOKeefeBillONeill_small.jpgShannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Ill., and Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa., won their first seven of eight matches Sunday to run away with the 16th annual PBA-PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles tournament title at Palace Lanes, repeating their title-winner performance of 2013. O'Keefe earned her first PBA title while O'Neill picked up his seventh PBA title and second of the 2015 season. The winner pair also split the $15,000 first prize.

2015 PBA Tour

08/03/15

PBA adds PBA Doubles Championship, XF South Point Open to 2015 Schedule

2015PBALogo_small.jpg After the PBA has added the PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic, including two PBA Tour title events, to its 2015 schedule, the 2015 PBA Tour consists of 24 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 2015 Tour will conclude with the PBA World Series of Bowling VII Dec. 9-17 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

 


2015 PWBA Tour

08/03/15

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 Topeka Open from August 6-9 at West Ridge Lanes in Topeka, Kansas.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/03/15

Amleto Monacelli beats Pete Weber twice to win 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2015PBA5009AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgAmleto Monacelli (pictured) of Venezuela capped off a week of throwing big shots when he needed them by delivering a strike in his final frame to claim the 2015 USBC Senior Masters title Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The USBC and PBA Hall of Famer defeated top seed Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, twice - 192-190 and 254-243 - for his third PBA50 major victory and fourth title overall. Monacelli earned $16,000 for the win, while Weber took home $8,000 as the runner-up.

2015 PBA50 Tour

08/03/15

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.

Industry News

08/02/15

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USBC News

08/02/15

United States sweeps Team, All-Events to conclude 2015 Tournament of The Americas

2015TOATeamUSA_small.jpgThe U.S. swept the team and all-events gold medals as the 53rd Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas came to a conclusion Saturday in Sunrise, Florida. The two-day team event consisted of four games Friday and an additional four games Saturday at Strikers Lanes with total pinfall determining medalists. The all-events totals consisted of 32 games including singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team competition.

Hong Kong, China

07/31/15

Kuek Qi En, Kim Dong Yo conclude 16th Asian School Championships with victory in Masters

Top-seeded Kuek wins the first gold medal of the Championships for Singapore; Kim earns her third gold medal and the seventh overall for Korea

2015ASCMastersChampionsKuekQiEnKimDongYo_small.jpgSingapore's Kuek Qi En and Kim Dong Yo of Korea (pictured, l-r) won the gold medals in the boys' and girls' Masters competition, which concluded the NTGCC 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships Friday at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. It was the first gold medal for Singapore in the Championships, the third for Kim, who also won the titles in Singles and in the four-player Team event and the seventh overall for medal tally leader Korea.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

2015 ISBT

07/22/15

2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 events in 5 countries

2015 season concludes with the ISBT Masters in Lomme, France

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in five countries, three each in France and Germany, two in Belgium, and one each in Italy and the Netherlands. Men and women age 50 and over bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The ISBT Masters Finals for the 2014 season will be held on October 2 at Planet Bowling in Lomme, France. The 2015 Masters will be held in 2016.

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