2015 WBT #13

07/07/15

World Bowling Tour commences with inaugural Bowling World Open in Tokyo, Japan

WBT "major" tournament offers 48 million Yen (currently 391,700 USD); Bowlingdigital presents a list of invited players who will be seeded in the main event

2015WBOLogo3_small.jpg Japan's capital city of Tokyo will be the center of the bowling world July 9-12, when many of the best bowlers in the world, men and women, will compete in the inaugural Bowling World Open for total prize fund of 48 million Japanese Yen, currently 391,700 U.S. Dollar. The BWO is the 13th event on the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". Bowlingdigital presents the latest list of the invited players who will be automatically seeded into the main event.

2015 PWBA Tour #2

07/07/15

Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg looking forward to PWBA Storm Sacramento Open

Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes in Citrus Heights, Calif., United States (July 9-11, 2015)

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When the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour ceased operations a dozen years ago, Leanne Hulsenberg (pictured) decided to settle down in the Sacramento area. Now, she'll have a chance to resume her career in the community that took such good care of her for a decade. Hulsenberg will be in the sold-out field of 80 bowlers who will compete in the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open, the first standard PWBA event in 12 years, starting Friday at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes.

Women's Collegiate Bowling

07/07/15

Mexico's Mariana Alvarado named MEAC Woman of the Year

Alvarado becomes fourth student-athlete from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to win the award

2015UMESMarianaAlvarado_small.jpgMariana Alvarado (pictured), Leon, Mexico, of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was named the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year. Alvarado, who graduated in May with honors, a 3.71 GPA and a degree in Mechanical Engineering, was a three-time All-American and four-year letter winner in women's bowling while a Dean's List student at UMES. She will be awarded the honor during a special on-campus event to be announced at a later time.

IBMA News

07/07/15

Pete Weber major choice as June IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA5005PeteWeber_small.jpgPete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, has been selected as the June 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Weber threw a clutch tenth frame double to defeat Eric Forkel, 224-212, to win the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open. Weber now has four PBA50 Tour titles, including two majors. With four remaining events on the PBA50 schedule the 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year is the leader on the competition points list for PBA50 Player of the Year.

2014 Europen Bowling Tour

07/06/15

Paul Moor, Laura Beuthner come from behind to win EBT Masters 2015

2015EBT09PaulMoor_small.jpg2014EBT16LauraBeuther_small.jpgPaul Moor (l.) of England and Laura Beuthner (r.) of Germany won two matches to win the titles in the 8th European Bowling Tour Masters 2015 Monday afternoon at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain. In an all-lefty men's title match, Moor topped Brunswick Madrid Challenge winner and No. 1 seed Jesper Svensson, a two-handed player from Sweden, 224-216, while Beuther defeated top-seeded Diana Zavjalova of Latvia, 191-180.

2015 WSrC

07/06/15

WTBA and Sam's Town release Bulletin No. 2 for 2nd World Seniors Championships 2015

194 bowlers, 110 men and 84 women, from 30 countries have registered so far; entry deadline now has been extended until August 10; last day to make a hotel reservation and receive the group room rate is July 23

2015BWCSamsTownatNight_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association and host Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall have released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2nd World Seniors Championships 2015 Aug. 23-30, 2015 in Las Vegas. As of the release day, 194 bowlers, 110 men and 84 women, from 30 countries have registered for the event. WTBA has extended the entry deadline until August 10. However, the last day to make a hotel reservation and receive the group room rate is July 23.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

07/05/15

Swede Jesper Svensson dominates III Brunswick Madrid Challenge from start to finish

2015EBT10Top3_small.jpgCurrent men's European Bowling Tour point ranking leader Jesper Svensson (right) from Sweden posted one last high game in the title match of the third edition of the Brunswick Madrid Challenge to win his fourth career EBT title and the 6.000 first prize. The 20-year-old two-handed southpaw defeated fellow youth national team member Jenny Wegner (c.) in an all-Swedish affair, 248-186. Wegner advanced to the title match with 212-204 victory over Joonas Jehkinen (l.), Finland.

2015 European Bowling Tour

07/05/15

European Bowling Tour announces cancellation of 4th Florence International

2015 Tour is down to 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and eight Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is now 870.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has announced that the 4th Florence International, an EBT "satellite" tournament scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2015 in Florence, Italy, has been cancelled "due to unforeseen technical problems leading to a complete technical reconstruction of the center". The 2015 Tour now consists of three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. The 17 tournaments conducted in 13 countries offer total prize fund of 870.000 Euro or roughly 966.000 U.S. Dollar.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

07/05/15

Swede Jesper Svensson widens his lead to 118 points in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Third-place Joonas Jekinen (FIN) leaped into second 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. 966.000 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

07/05/15

Sweden's Ida Andersson maintains 33-point lead after III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Compatriot and Madrid ranking winner Jenny Wegner moves into second 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. 966.000 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 European Bowling Tour #10

07/05/15

Jesper Svensson leads field of 50 into the finals of the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Swede averages 248.33 to pace the 204-player field, wins 750 Euro bonus; Joline Persson-Planefors (SWE), Diana Zavjalova (LAT) top the 16 women advancing to the finals, earn 750 and 500 Euro bonuses; score to make cut in 38th place is 1359 (226.50 average)

2015EBT10JesperSvensson_small.jpg Jesper Svensson (pictured) of Sweden remained unchallenged in the final four squads on Saturday en route to win the qualifying of the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain. The two-handed lefty, who leads the European Bowling Tour men's point ranking, toppled 1490 pins, an average of 248.33. In addition to a 750 Euro bonus Svensson and the other top-10 bowlers received two byes. 34 men and 16 women advanced to the finals starting Sunday, July 5, at 9 a.m. CEST.

2015 PABCON Youth

07/04/15

Team USA's Young, Brummett sweep the gold medals in Under-21 Masters

Venezuela's Monacelli, Colombia's GarcĂ­a end the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships with victory in Under-16 Masters

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Junior Team USA's Gregory Young Jr. and Sydney Brummett swept the gold medals in Under-21 Masters while Rodolfo Monacelli of Venezuela and Colombia's Laura García captured the titles in the Under-16 Masters at the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships which concluded Friday at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá. The top 16 U21 boys and girls and the top 8 U16 boys and girls in All-Events advanced to match-play Masters in best-of-three games bracket format.

PBA News

07/04/15

New York's Brandon Soedarmasto, Illinois' Brigitte Jacobs win Teen Masters titles

Winners to bowl in grand championship match during PBA Challenge ESPN telecast in December

2015TeenMastersChampions_small.jpgBrandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, N.Y., and Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Ill., captured the boys' and girls' titles in the Teen Masters Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza Friday, each earning $7,500 scholarships. Soedarmasto and Jacobs (l-r) also earned berths in the Teen Masters Grand Championship match that will be contested as part of the PBA Challenge Finals during GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

PBA50 News

07/03/15

PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year races heat up with four tournaments remaining

Pete Weber leads in points race for eight spots in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling PBA50 Challenge event

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpgWhen the 2015 PBA50 Tour resumes later this month, the races for PBA50 Player of the Year, PBA50 Rookie of the Year, and eight spots in the season-ending PBA50 Challenge will kick into high gear. With a win in the PBA Senior U.S. Open plus second- and third-place finishes in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open and Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300, respectively, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) maintains the lead in Player of the Year points with 151,548.

Industry News

07/02/15

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United States

07/02/15

Inaugural USBC Mixed wraps up in Reno

2015USBCMixedLogo_small.jpgThe inaugural edition of the United States Bowling Congress Mixed came to a close at the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday. The new event, held alongside the USBC Women's Championships, featured four-player mixed teams (two men and two women), mixed doubles (one man and one woman) and open singles competition. Teams participated in one of four average-based divisions, while doubles and singles was contested across six average-based divisions.

France

07/02/15

Organizer announces men's team rosters for 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)

2015QBPCStMalo_small.jpg Tournament manager Bruno Bidone has announced the men's team rosters for the first stage of the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Tour. The sixth edition of the made-for-TV Tour will be contested from Nov. 2-7 in bowling centers in four different 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.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #26

07/02/15

John Burkett learns valuable $5 lesson in PBA'S XF Lubbock Southwest Open

O'Keefe, Kennard, Sullins and Ventura find success on PBA Regional Tour; what's new on Xtra Frame and Modern Classics

2014PBAWSOBJohnBurkett_small.jpgJohn Burkett said he learned a valuable lesson during the PBA Lubbock Southwest Open on his way to winning an additional $5 in prize money. The former Major League All-Star pitcher, in his rookie year as a PBA50 competitor, finished his nine-game qualifying round in A Squad in 40th place. He assumed there was no way he was going to be among the top 59 advancing to Sunday's cashers' round. Back home, Burkett found out he had qualified for the cashers' round, turned around and drove five hours back to Lubbock.

United States

07/01/15

96th USBC Women's Championships concludes in Reno 2016

2016 Women's Championships to be held at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas from April 9-July 10, 2016

2015USBCWCLogo_small.jpgThe 96th United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships concluded Tuesday as the final shots of the 2015 event made their way down the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 82-day tournament kicked off April 10 and welcomed nearly 16,000 bowlers for the event's record 10th trip to Reno and seventh visit to the "Taj Mahal of Tenpins." The 2016 Women's Championships will head to Las Vegas and will run from April 9-July 10.

United States

07/01/15

One change in top 10 in Regular Division at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Championships scheduled to end early; last bowlers will take the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center July 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern

2015USBCOCLogo_small.jpg The scores at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships have settled a bit as the tournament enters its final two weeks. There was one change in the top 10 in the Regular Division this week, with Kevin Walter of Fishers, Indiana, and Nakoma Arvi of Hamilton, Ohio, moving into 10th place in Doubles with a 1,355 total June 26. Walter set the pace at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas, with a 697 series, while Arvin added a 658 set.

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