2014 EYC


England leads top 4 duos into Girls Doubles Finals at European Youth Championships

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg England's Keira Reay posted the field-best 1337 series (222.83 avg.) to lead her team mate Emily Allen (1196) to the No. 1 seed for the Girls Doubles finals at the 27th European Youth Championships. The duo totaled 2533 pins to beat out Emelie Tiveljung and Filippa Persson (2530) for the top spot by three pins. The English girls meet No. 4 Iida Gylden and Teea Mäkelä of Finland (2424) in the semifinals, while the Swedes take on third-seeded Mika Guldbæk and Caitlin Dicay of Denmark (2426).

2014 EYC


Finland earns the No. 1 seed for Boys Doubles Finals at European Youth Championships

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Finland's Tatu Lehtonen and Henry Laine averaged 217 to earn the No. 1 seed for the Boys Doubles medal round of the 27th European Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon at Odense Bowling Center in Denmark. The Finns will meet fourth-seeded Rasmus Bering and Markus Bergendorff in the semifinals. Swedes Ludwig Ingerskog and Pontus Andersson, who were just one pin behind the leaders, take on the second Finnish duo, Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä, in the other semifinal match.

USBC Collegiate


Semifinalists determined for XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

2014ISCSemifinalists_small.jpg It's down to for men and four women at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Wichita State's Heather Melvin will be joined in Friday's semifinals by teammate Tannya Roumimper, Nebraska's Elise Bolton and Webber International's Diana Zavjalova. The men's semifinal will feature Notre Dame-Ohio's Chris Via, Midland's Perry Crowell, Wichita State's Francois Lavoie (Canada) and Webber International's Gabriel Garcia-Rinelli.

2014 PBA50 Tour #1


Darin Hays continues to lead after Round Two Qualifying in PBA50 Pasco County Open

PBA50 Tour debutants Parker Bohn III and Norm Duke sit in second and third place as field is cut to 40 players for match play in first tournament of the season

2014PBA5001DarinHays_small.jpg201213PBAParkerBohn2_small.jpgDarin Hays (l.) of Wesley Chapel, Fla., proved that taking the first round lead in the PBA50 Pasco County Open was no fluke by averaging 251 for eight games Monday to retain his lead after the second round. Finishing with a 4,039 total (252.4 average) after the second round, Hays held a 99-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (r.) in second with 3,940. Hays led a field of 40 players who advanced to Tuesday's match play rounds.



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.

USBC High School


Louisiana High School to receive grant through Youth Education Services Fund

2014YESStAmantHighSchool_small.jpg St. Amant High School in St. Amant, La., which launched its bowling program this past season, has been selected to receive a $2,500 grant through the High School Grant Program of the Youth Education Services (YES) Fund. Administered by the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team, the High School Grant Program provides grants to high school bowling programs that show a financial need because of budget cuts or other changes, or for schools that are starting a new program.

Coming in October


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


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


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.

United States


Bowl for the Cure Fabulous Four journey ends in Reno

2014USBCWCBowlfortheCureFabulousFour_small.jpg The five-day journey for the Bowl for the Cure® Fabulous Four essay contest winners came to a close at the 2014 USBC Women's Championships on Saturday. Kathy Adams of Bountiful, Utah, Barb Demorest of Bellingham, Wash., Kristal Kelley of Smithfield, N.C., and Shannon Thompson of Spring Creek, Nev., already had visited the headquarters of Susan G. Komen® in Dallas and the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.

2014 MWC


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.



Page joins Kulick as Athlete Representatives on USBC Board



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.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #12


Belmonte, Walter Ray Williams Jr. achieve PBA pinfall milestones

ESPN "Sports Science" segment explores Rash's striking power on Sunday; Xtra Frame to provide extensive coverage of PBA50 Tour; Barnes family's Strike Out Diabetes Fundraiser set for May 10; Brian Gunn wins first PBA Regional title in Indiana

2014USBCOCBeverlyandBobHart_small.jpgOne of the most notable pinfall milestones a grassroots bowler can accomplish is membership in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships' 100,000 pinfall club. Bob Hart (pictured with wife Beverly), a ong-time PBA member and current Storm Products Vice President-Public Relations accomplished the feat recently in Reno. In his 58th USBC Open appearance, Hart became the 14th bowler to join that elite club.

Industry News


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


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.

United States


Wisconsin group leads three events at USBC Open Championships

New York's Derek Magno tops singles standings; New York's Michael Walker II rolls fifth perfect game of 2014 event

2014USBCOCJanzsHI_small.jpgTim Damerow of Waupun, Wis., posted a career-best 2,228 all-events total to secure the Regular All-Events lead at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on April 4, and he lifted Janz's H.I. of Beaver Dam, Wis. (pictured left), into the top spot in Team All-Events with a 10,363 total, the fourth-highest score in tournament history. Damerow also teamed with Beaver Dam's Joe Janz to take the Regular Doubles lead with 1,378.

IBMA Awards


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


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.

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World Bowling News


World Bowling celebrates industry wide support as it launches new brand

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe decision to unite all international bowling organisations under the common brand name of 'World Bowling' will be showcased at SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey this week. This new step for international bowling will be celebrated at the convention during a special bowling event on Thursday April 10th - hosted by World Bowling President Kevin Dornberger. World Bowling has the commitment of all of its 129 national federations in expanding the reach and relevance of bowling worldwide under the new name.



Thomas Larsen claims March Bowler of the Month


Thomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark has been chosen as the March 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Larsen defeated Dom Barrett, England, 208-205, to win the World Bowling Tour's 11th Kuwait International Open for his second WBT/PBA title. He won his first WBT/PBA title in the 1st Abu Dhabi WBT in December 2013. His other top finishes were in the 2012 PBA WSOB V, a 16th place finish in the PBA Scorpion Championship and a 24th place finish in the PBA World Championship.



2014 BEC Full High Definition Super Slow Motion Video

Top players from PBA, Europe and Asia recorded with 200-400 frames per second

2014SlowMotionVideoStand_small.jpgBowlingdigital.com and Flavio Cuva proudly present a Full High Definition Super Slow Motion video featuring some of the best players from Europe, Asia and the PBA. In the motion picture industry, the standard filming and projection formats are 24 frames per second (fps). Shooting at a frame rate higher than 24 fps would create slow motion when projected. This video is a quantum leap in tenpin bowling video technology as it was recorded with 200-400 fps (some scenes are edited to up to 2.000 fps). Enjoy!

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