2015 PBA50 Tour #10

08/05/15

Tom Baker tops qualifying at 2015 ITRC Super Senior Classic

Stepladder finals live on BowlTV Wednesday at noon Eastern

2015PBA50TomBaker_small.jpgTom Baker (pictured) of King, North Carolina, didn't know what to expect from his first ITRC Super Senior Classic, but the USBC Hall of Famer now is the player to beat after qualifying at the 2015 event at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley. The 60-year-old right-hander entered the second round of qualifying in third place and averaged more than 228 over eight games to catapult to the top of the standings. The top 18 qualifiers will bowl an additional four games Wednesday, after which the top five will advance to the stepladder finals.

IBMA News

08/05/15

Osku Palermaa named July IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015BWOJoeyYeoOskuPalermaa_small.jpgTwo-handed star Osku Palermaa of Finland (pictured with women's division winner Joey Yeo, Singapore) has been selected as the July 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Palermaa defeated Isao Yamamoto of Japan, 248-224, for the Bowling World Open men's division title. In addition to the 10 million Yen top prize (approx. $81,814), Palermaa earned his fifth PBA title. This is Palermaa's third IBMA Bowler of the Month award, his first since August 2014.

France

08/04/15

Tony Regnier withdraws from 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Tour

6th edition of the made-for-TV event features eight TV finals, four men and four women, in four cities in France (Nov. 2-7, 2015)

2015QBPCKeithCipielewski_small.jpg Tournament manager Bruno Bidone has informed that French bowler Tony Regnier has withdrawn from the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Tour due to a foot injury. He will be replaced by Keith Cipielewski (pictured), USA. The sixth edition of the made-for-TV Tour will be contested from Nov. 2-7 in four cities in France, Bowling Skittle in Chateuabriant, Silverbowl in Angers, Bowling Le Belem in Dinan and Extra Bowl in Ballainvilliers. Each of the eight shows will air on French television networks and on the internet free of charge.

England

08/04/15

Sam Rose and Keira Reay to bowl for England at Bowling World Cup Las Vegas

2015BWCQEnglandKeiraReaySamRose_small.jpg Two of the most exciting young stars in the country will represent England in the upcoming QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in the United States. After a hard fought two-day qualifier at Branksome in Poole, Dorset, featuring 23 games for men and 17 games for women, Sam Rose and Keira Reay (pictured, r-l) emerged as the champions. The 51st edition of the prestigious Bowling World Cup will be held from Nov. 13-20, 2015, at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2015 PWBA Tour #6

08/04/15

Professional Women's Bowling Association heads to Topeka for first time in nearly 30 years

2015PWBAStefanieJohnson_small.jpgThe Professional Women's Bowling Association will return to Topeka for the first time in nearly 30 years this week when the Topeka Open begins Friday. Topeka hosted the 1985 and 1986 U.S. Women's Open and now will welcome back the PWBA Tour at West Ridge Lanes. As the PWBA Tour hits the middle stretch of the schedule, Stefanie Johnson (pictured) of Grand Prairie, Texas, sits atop the race for PWBA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year with six events remaining.

IBMA News

08/04/15

Keith Hamilton voted new President of International Bowling Media Association

2013IBMHOFPresidentKeithHamilton_small.jpg During its annual board meeting, longtime industry leader, Keith Hamilton (pictured), was elected President of the International Bowling Media Association. Freelance writer Mark Miller was elected Vice President. In addition to Hamilton, six others were either reelected or voted on as new IBMA Board members: Brian Hirsch, Phoenix; Gianmarc Manzione, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Bill Zuben, Largo, Fla.; Johnny Campos, Peoria, Ill.; Kevin Hong, Normandy Park, Wash., and Sam Vasta, Milwaukee.

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

International Bowling Industry Magazine

IBI Logo
Is bowling your business? Thinking about it?
International Bowling Industry, the industry's oldest all-business monthly, is exactly what you need. Read the current and archived issues - all free.

Download the complete August Issue now!

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.

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.

Syndicate content