2014 PBA50 Tour #2

04/21/14

Brian Cooper averages 245 to take first round lead in PBA50 Sun Bowl In The Villages

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2013PBA50TomBaker_small.jpgBrian Cooper (l.) of Henderson, Nev., averaged 245 to take the first-round lead in the PBA50 Sun Bowl In The Villages Sunday at Spanish Springs Lanes. Cooper, who had a 1,960 eight-game pinfall total, held a four-pin lead over four-time PBA50 Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Tom Baker (r.) of King, N.C., and Bill Henson of Westerville, Ohio, who tied for second with 1,956. The 158-player field will return Monday for another eight-game qualifying round.

2014 EYC

04/21/14

Pontus Andersson, Lea Degenhardt claim the prestigious Boys and Girls Masters title

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Pontus Andersson of Sweden and Lea Degenhardt of Germany concluded the 27th European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark, with victory in the prestigious Boys and Girls Masters. In a title match between the Boys All Events champion and runner-up, No. 2 Andersson topped No. 1 Markus Bergendorff of Denmark, 2-1, including a 227-175 win in the deciding third game. In the Girls final, No. 4 Degenhardt defeated No. 1 Keira Reay, 2-1, including a 212-175 win in the decider.

2014 ABF Tour #3

04/19/14

Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Shaik Abdul Hameed win their first ABF Tour title in Thailand

2014ABFT03ShaikAbdulHameedKritsanakornSangaroon_small.jpg Shaik Abdul Hameed of India and Thailand's Kritsanakorn Sangaroon (l-r) claimed their first career ABF Tour title in the 2014 Tour's Thailand leg Thursday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothinon in Bangkok, Thailand. Hameed, who survived a roll-off in the opening round, flew past Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE, in the men's title match, 242-183. 19-year-old Kritsanakorn defeated Benchawan Poungthong in an all-Thai affair, 223-183, to seal the victory in the women's division.

2014 ABF Tour

04/19/14

2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour features nine legs and a TOC finals

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of nine legs, five in the Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2014 season qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions in Kuwait.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #13

04/19/14

PBA Bowling Challenge approaching 10 million downloads

Dino Castillo rolls three 300 games on his way to the Firelake/Grand Casino title

2013PBABowlingChallengeBanner_small.jpgConcrete Software's PBA Bowling Challenge continues to reel in record numbers of users as one of the mobile device industry's most popular games, approaching 10 million total downloads. Originally introduced via Google Play for Android devices, PBA Bowling Challenge has surpassed 7.6 million free downloads and maintains an impressive 4.5 star rating out of 5.0. In addition, since its introduction in the Apple Store, another 1.5 million Apple device users have downloaded the game and given it a 4.6 star rating.

USBC Collegiate

04/19/14

Robert Morris-Illinois women, Lindenwood men capture 2014 Intercollegiate Team title

Pikeville's Katelyn Simpson and Urbana's Graham Fach named the tournament's MVPs

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The Robert Morris-Illinois women (l.) and Lindenwood men (r.) captured national titles at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships on Friday. Robert Morris-Illinois swept Pikeville, 3-0, while Lindenwood eliminated Urbana, 3-0. CBS Sports Network will air the championship matches May 20 and 27, resp.

USBC Collegiate

04/19/14

Diana Zavjalova, Francois Lavoie win 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

International bowlers dominate the men's and women's championships rounds

2014ISCDianaZavjalovaFrancoisLavoie_small.jpg Webber International's Diana Zavjalova and Wichita State's Francois Lavoie (pictured, l-r) took home individual titles at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships on Friday. Zavjalova of Latvia, the 2013 USBC Queens champion, defeated Wichita State's Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 290-247, to claim the women's title, while Canadian Lavoie, the 2013 World Champion in Trios, outlasted Midland's Perry Crowell, 217-188, to take home the hardware on the men's side.

Thailand

04/17/14

Kim Bolleby, Angkana Netrviseth victorious in 40th MWA Thailand International Open

2014EBT04KimBolleby_small.jpg2012ABFTToCAngkanaNetrviseth_small.jpgKim Bolleby (l) of Sweden and Thailand's Angkana Netrviseth (r.) won the men's and women's Open Masters titles at the 40th MWA Thailand International Open in Bangkok Wednesday. Bolleby defeated Vincent Lim of Singapore in the deciding game, 244-222, to capture the 300,000 Baht (approx. US$9,300) top prize. Netrviseth topped compatriot Benchawan Poungthong, 205-193, to win the first women's title for Thailand in the tournament history.

United States

04/17/14

Maynard Johnson joins 100,000-Pin Club at USBC Open Championships

Three more bowlers celebrate milestones at 2014 event; Jeff Grego tops singles standings at National Bowling Stadium; Three bowlers roll perfect games at 2014 Open Championships

2014USBCOCMaynardJohnson_small.jpgMaynard Johnson of Crystal, Minn., became the 15th member of the 100,000-Pin Club at the USBC Open Championships during his singles event April 13 at the NBS. The 83-year-old right-hander entered the 2014 tournament with a career pinfall of 98,753 and needed 1,247 pins to reach the milestone in his 61st USBC Open Championships appearance. At the 2013 event, Johnson became the 17th bowler in tournament history to reach 60 years of participation.

Collegiate Bowling

04/16/14

McKendree's Johnson, Wichita State's Roumimper named Collegiate MVPs

2014CollegiateMVPsAJJohnsonTannyaRoumimper_small.jpg McKendree junior AJ Johnson and Wichita State senior Tannya Roumimper (Indonesia) were named Most Valuable Players for the 2013-14 college bowling season Tuesday night by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Johnson and Roumimper were honored with the rest of the All-Americans at the Night of Champions banquet held Tuesday in conjunction with the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships, which will open Wednesday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

2014 PBA50 Tour #1

04/16/14

Amleto Monacelli wins third career PBA50 Tour title in Pasco County Open

Monacelli defeats fellow Hall of Famer Norm Duke 259-190 in championship match of 2014 PBA50 Tour season opener

2014PBA5001AmletoMonacelli_small.jpg Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, a 19-time winner on the PBA Tour, notched his third career PBA50 Tour title Tuesday by winning the season-opening Pasco County Open at Lane Glo Bowl. In a battle between two Hall of Famers, Monacelli (second from right) defeated 37-time PBA Tour winner Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., bowling in his first PBA50 Tour event, 259-190, in the championship match.

USBC News

04/15/14

Colorado bowler Amos Gordon brings the number of 900 series to 25

20140411AmosGordon900_small.jpg Amos Gordon (pictured) of Colorado Springs, Colo., became the first bowler in the state of Colorado to roll three consecutive 300 games on his way to a 900 series on April 11. The 29-year-old right-hander had 36 consecutive strikes at the Friday Night Mixed Early league at Thunder Alley Bowling Center in nearby Fort Carson, Colo., to become the 24th bowler in history to record a perfect series. The achievement is pending approval from the United States Bowling Congress and would be the 25th USBC-approved 900.

Coming in October

04/14/14

Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo (Oct. 3-12)

Find all tournament information on a one-page flyer; European Bowling Tour "Satellite" tournament increases top prize by 5.000 Kronor to NOK 40.000 (approx. 4.850 Euro / $6,730); Online Registration will open Monday, June 2nd

2014NorwegianOpenFlyer_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. The tournament, which will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, offers totalk prize fund of nearly 30.000 Euro including a 4.850 Euro top prize. You can now find all tournament information on a one-page flyer. Bowlingdigital.com will provide Live Coverage commencing Thursday Oct. 9 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 12.

2014 PBA League

04/14/14

Silver Lake Atom Splitters win 2014 PBA League Elias Cup

Atom Splitters defeat L.A. X 4-2 in 'Battle of Los Angeles' finals

2014PBALeagueFinalSilverLakeAtomSplitters_small.jpgDown 2 points to 1 and trailing by 31 pins in the deciding final Baker game, the Silver Lake Atom Splitters  (L-R Mark Baker, Chris Barnes, Dom Barrett, Wes Malott, Bryon Smith, and Tommy Jones) rallied to defeat L.A. X to win the 2014 PBA League Elias Cup. In the fifth frame of the Baker game, which was worth three points, the Atom Splitters combined to string the last seven strikes to overtake L.A. X, winning the game, 225-203, and the match 4-2.

Collegiate Women's Bowling

04/13/14

Sam Houston State earns first NCAA title in any sport in Women's Bowling Championship

2014NCAASamHoustonStateBearkats_small.jpg The women's bowling team won the first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in any sport for Sam Houston State Saturday night, when the Bearkats (photo NCAA.com) upset last year's champion Nebraska in the best-of-seven games title match, 4-2, to win the 2014 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship. In the sixth game, Nebraska suffered three open frames in the first seven while Sam Houston rolled a clean game to seal the victory, 195-165.

2014 MWC

04/11/14

World Tenpin Bowling Association releases Bulletin No. 1 for 2014 Men's World Championships

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 4-15, 2014)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has invited all member federations to participate in the 2014 Men's World Championships December 4-15, 2014, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The championships 2014 will be hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.

USBC News

04/11/14

Page joins Kulick as Athlete Representatives on USBC Board

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Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., will join Kelly Kulick on Union, N.J., on the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors starting Aug. 1. Kulick (l.) was re-elected to a second term to the USBC Board while Page (r.) was elected for the first time by the Athletes Advisory Council. Kulick's first term will expire at the end of the season; Page replaces Tony Manna Jr., who is completing his third and final term. Board members are limited to three terms.

Industry News

04/10/14

MOTIV signs E.J. Tackett and Ronnie Russell to its PBA Tour staff

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MOTIV Bowling has announce the signing of E.J. Tackett and Ronnie Russell to its PBA Tour staff. Earlier this year, Tackett (l.) has been selected as 2012-13 Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year and, while not having yet won a PBA title, he already has six top 10 finishes on the PBA tour. Russell (r.) won his first PBA title during the 2012-2013 season in the 2014 Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany, and is hungry for more.

IBMA Awards

04/09/14

Liz Johnson, Jason Belmonte selected as 2013 IBMA Bowlers of the Year

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201213PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpgWins in major events propelled Liz Johnson (l.) and Jason Belmonte (r.) to major accolades as they were selected 2013 Bowlers of the Year by the International Bowling Media Association. Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., captured the top spot in the women's voting in large part because of her victory in the U.S. Women's Open. Belmonte, a two-handed thrower from Australia, led the men's voting thanks to winning the USBC Masters.

Industry News

04/08/14

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