2015 AYC

03/27/15

Strong finish powers Indonesia's Pramanik, Nabila to victory in Girls Doubles

Malaysia's Roslan, Natasia get the silver medal and Australia's Furze, Rigney take bronze

2015AYCGirlsDoublesTop3_small.jpgIndonesia's Nadia Pramanik and Alisha Nabila closed their six-game block on long oil with a big 507 game to capture the gold medal in Girls Doubles at the 18th Asian Youth Championships in Macau, China. The highest game of the event propelled the duo to the top of the leaderboard finishing with 2582 total (215.17 average). Nora Lyana Natasia and Natasha Roslan of Malaysia earned silver with 2541. Emily Rigney and Katey Furze of Australia took bronze with with 2512.

2015 AYC

03/26/15

Malaysia wins third gold medal at Asian Youth Championships in Boys Doubles

Qalif Adnor Adam and Singles champion Rafiq Ismail average 234.50 on their way to the title; Singapore takes the silver medal and the Philippines get the bronze

2015AYCBoysDoublesTop3_small.jpgMalaysia's Qalif Adnor Adam and Muhd Rafiq Ismail averaged record 234.50 over six games on the long lane conditioning pattern on their way to the gold medal in Boys Doubles at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships Thursday in Macau, China. It was the second gold medal for Singles champion Ismail and the third for Malaysia in as many events. Singapore's Javier Tan and Muhammad Jaris Goh tool silver and Enzo Hernandez and Ivan Malig, Philippines, got bronze.

usbc Youth

03/26/15

Five youth bowlers receive Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship

2013USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgFive USBC Youth members have been selected to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their community involvement and academic achievements. The International Bowling Campus Youth Committee selected the five recipients for the prestigious scholarship named in honor of the legendary professional bowler who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers. Each of the five winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #13

03/26/15

Entries open April 1 for Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Summer Swing

Bohn, Rash achieve elite PBA millionaire milestones; "Philadelphia Hitmen" virtual bowling ball complete PBA League set; Nathan Bohr wins 19th regional title in Odessa

2014PBASummerSwing_small.jpgEntries into the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Summer Swing in Shawnee, Okla., May 9-17, will open to the PBA general membership on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, April 1. A capacity field of 120 players is expected for the multi-event summer series. For a $750 entry fee, players will be entered into the PBA Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Open tournaments, plus they will be eligible to advance to the King of the Swing special event if they qualify.

Industry News

03/26/15

Strike Ten Entertainment rolls out partnership with MillerCoors

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Strike Ten Entertainment (STE), the bowling industry's marketing arm and sponsorship division, has announced that it has struck a two-year agreement with MillerCoors to become the "Official Beer Partner of Bowling." Chicago-based MillerCoors is the brewer of some of America's most popular beers. To further support efforts to build its beer business, Strike Ten Entertainment has hired an in-house Trade Brewer who will work directly with centers to provide training and educational tools.

Industry News

03/25/15

Strike Ten Entertainment teams up with Reelzchannel to launch Free Game of Bowling campaign

2015STECampaignwithPolkaKings_small.jpgStrike Ten Entertainment has teamed up with leading entertainment television network, ReelzChannel, to launch the Free Game of Bowling campaign to promote the Saturday, April 11, premiere of the new REELZ reality television series Polka Kings. Running March 29 – May 24, 2015, the ReelzChannel Free Game of Bowling campaign will encourage ReelzChannel fans to download a printable coupon for a free game of bowling at a nearby participating bowling center.

USBC Youth

03/25/15

Pennsylvania bowler Anthony Sidari selected as Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

2015ChuckHallAwardAnthonySidari_small.jpg Anthony Sidari of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, a senior at Hazleton Area High School, has been selected to receive the 2015 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award. The annual award, named in honor of the former Young American Bowling Alliance Executive Director, recognizes star qualities, including distinguished bowling performance, academic achievement and civic involvement in a male USBC Youth member who competes in bowling and currently is in high school or college.

PWBA News

03/24/15

PBA and PWBA form new strategic partnership

Agreement includes PWBA Tour Xtra Frame coverage, player services and new PWBA regional events culminating in PBA World Series of Bowling, berths on ESPN telecast

2014PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) have formed a new strategic partnership to provide new events, exposure and services for women's bowling. The seven new PWBA regional events, which will will complement the PWBA Tour schedule, are women-only competitions conducted by PBA's respective regional managers and will have a $10,000 prize fund based on a minimum of 40 entries.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick still lead World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg 2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgAfter a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events - the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Doha, Qatar, the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship in Sitra, Bahrain, and the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Bowlmor U.S. Women's Open brings number of World Bowling Tour events to 19

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

WBTLogo_small.jpg The Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6) was added to the 2015 World Bowling Tour schedule. The WBT now features 19 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (2) and Europe (2) including seven "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. 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 the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/23/15

England's Dom Barrett continues to lead WBT Ranking after 10/19 events

USA's Mike Fagan and Australia's Jason Belmonte stay in second and third place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 tournaments including seven major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals in the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/23/15

USA's Kelly Kulick holds 112-poins lead as 2015 WBT surpasses halfway point

Kulick's fellow countrywomen Liz Johnson, Danielle McEwan sit in second and third place after 10/19 events

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 tournaments including seven major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals in the beginning of 2016.

Women's Collegiate Bowling

03/23/15

UMES comes from three down to win the 2015 MEAC Championship

Hawks win their third straight and eighth overall conference title

2015MEACUMES_small.jpg It took three games, but the sleeping giant finally awoke. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), entered Sunday's Championship final for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title seemingly prepared to win. But it was the upstart and 19th-ranked Norfolk State Spartans who looked like the dominant team early, taking a 3-0 lead in a best of seven game match and were poised to upset the Hawks. But UMES rebounded to dash the hopes of the underdogs and win 4-3.

2015 EBT #6 / 2015 WBT #10

03/22/15

Josh Blanchard wins his first WBT, PBA title in 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpg2015EBT06SinLiJane_small.jpg Tournament leader Josh Blanchard (l.), United States, defeated Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia in the championship match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge, 248-211, to win his first World Bowling Tour title and first career PBA title and the 12.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Sin Li got 9.000 Euro for second place and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, took home 6.000 Euro for third place.

2015 European Bowling Tour

03/22/15

2015 European Bowling Tour - Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

Tour features 18 tournaments in 14 countries including three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and nine Satellite tournaments

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events, in 14 countries - Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Poland (2 each), Austria, Finland, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Qatar, Russia, San Marino and Spain (1 each). The 2015 EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or 975.000 U.S. Dollar. Next stop is the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (March 14-22).

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/15

Swedish two-handed lefty Jesper Svensson is the new EBT Men's Ranking leader

Brunswick Euro Challenge winner Josh Blanchard shoots into sixth place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million 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

03/22/15

Sweden's Ida Andersson overtakes Singapore's Shayna Ng to lead 2015 EBT Women's Ranking

Brunswick Euro Challenge ranking winner Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jazreel Tan (SIN) are tied for third place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments in 14 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro (approx. 1.024 million 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.

World Bowling News

03/22/15

World Bowling marks the beginning of a new era

20150319WorldBowlingatMaisonduSportInternational2_small.jpgWorld Bowling were officially welcomed to the Olympic Capital on Thursday evening at a buzzing cocktail reception. The occasion marks a huge milestone in bowling's history and signifies the beginning of an era of vast development for the sport. Joining 55 other sports federations in Lausanne, World Bowling will be housed in the Maison du Sport International, a unique complex that brings together leading players in international sports administration.

USBC Youth

03/20/15

Nevada, Florida bowlers earn USBC Youth Ambassador of the Year honor

2015USBCYouthAmbassadorSeanWilcox_small.jpg 2015USBCYouthAmbassadorMollyGallagher_small.jpg Molly Gallagher (l.) of Reno, Nevada, and Sean Wilcox (r.) of Altamonte Springs, Florida, have been selected as the 2015 USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year. Each year, the International Bowling Congress Youth Committee selects one male and one female USBC Youth bowler for their contributions to the sport, academic achievement and community involvement. Each will receive a $1,500 scholarship and could be selected to serve on the IBC Youth Committee.

2015 PBA League

03/19/15

PBA returns to ESPN on March 29 to begin four-week PBA League Series

Eight all-star teams ready to battle for Elias Cup in PBA's first national tour visit to Maine

2012PBALeagueLogo_small.jpgThe stars of the Professional Bowlers Association return to ESPN on Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m. ET with the first in a four-week series of PBA League telecasts, concluding with the Elias Cup finals on Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. ET. All PBA League competition will take place at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, as part of a six-day "Maine Event" which gets underway on Thursday, March 26. Competition officially gets underway on Saturday, March 28, with two PBA League quarterfinal round elimination matches.

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