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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.

2015 PBA Tour #13 / 2015 PWBA Tour #5

08/02/15

Lynda and Chris Barnes lead Qualifying in Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles

2015PBA13ChrisandLyndaBarnes_small.jpgLynda and Chris Barnes (pictured) averaged a combined 214.6 over eight games to take the qualifying lead in the 16th annual PBA-PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles tournament Saturday at Palace Lanes in Houston, Texas. Lynda, a member of the USBC Hall of Fame, and husband Chris, an 18-time PBA champion, finished qualifying with 3,434 pins to take a one-pin lead over Jodi Woessner and Dino Castillo into Sunday's cashers' round.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/02/15

Pete Weber earns no. 1 seed at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr.; the undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, earned the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters on Saturday and now is one win away from completing a wire-to-wire domination of the premier event for USBC members age 50 and older Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. The undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title.

2015 PBA Tour #13 / 2015 PWBA Tour #5

08/01/15

Anita Arnett, Tyler Jensen hold early lead in Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles

2015PBA13TylerJensenAnitaArnett_small.jpg Former collegiate star Anita Arnett of Richmond, Texas, and partner Tyler Jensen of Fort Worth (r-l) held the early lead in the 16th annual PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles tournament Friday at Palace Lanes, averaging a composite 213.56 to pace their 42-team squad with a 3,417 pinfall total. In second place after the opening squad were Kristin Warzinski of Muskegon, Mich., and Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, with 3,272, 145 pins behind the leaders.

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.

2015 PWBA Tour

07/26/15

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 Storm Sacramento Open from July 9-12 at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes in Sacramento, Calif.

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 PBA50 Tour #8

07/23/15

Parker Bohn III wins Treasure Island Open for second PBA50 Tour title of the season

Hall of Famer solidifies position as PBA50 Player of the Year contender with three tournaments left in the season

2015PBA5008ParkerBohn_small.jpgIn a title match featuring two PBA Hall of Fame players with a combined 71 titles on the PBA Tour, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., defeated Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., to win the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open Wednesday notching his second PBA50 Tour title of the season. Bohn, who solidified his position as a contender for PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated Weber, 259-238, in the championship match which was also his third career PBA50 Tour title.

2015 PBA50 Tour

07/23/15

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.

2015 PBA Tour #13 / 2015 PWBA Tour #5

07/23/15

Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles continues to remember Luci Bonneau

Record field to pursue PBA and PWBA Tour titles in Houston July 31-August 2; Xtra Frame to provide live coverage

2015StrikingAgainstBreastCancerLogo_small.jpgAfter watching her best friend, Luci Bonneau, lose her painful struggle against breast cancer in 1999, Donna Conners made a pledge to honor Bonneau's memory in a way that would have a lasting impact. Sixteen years and $650,000 later, Luci Bonneau has not been forgotten and her memory has never been more appreciated. Most bowling fans refer to it as "The Luci," but it is now more accurately called the PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles.

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