2015 PBA Tour #6


Sixteen survivors advance in PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

Upsets highlight opening round as four PBA Hall of Famers, former Players of Year fall

2015PBALogo_small.jpgSixteen players survived the opening two rounds of the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl Monday, but four PBA Hall of Famers and four former PBA Players of the Year were sidelined in the single-elimination matches. The Maine Shootout ends Tuesday when the 16 players who advanced from Monday's competition will continue to bowl best-of-three matches until a winner is decided. All of the competition will be covered live on PBA's exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame.

2015 EYC


Swedes Wegner, Persson shoot two big games to claim gold in Girls Doubles

2015EYCCaisaWegnerFilippaPersson2_small.jpg Tournament leader Cajsa Wegner and Filippa Persson (l-r) of Sweden posted two big games to cruise to the Girls Doubles title in the 28th European Youth Championships Monday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. In the gold medal match, Wegner and Persson outscored Bauke Jespers and Annouk Coopmans of Belgium, 474-331. The Belgians earned silver, Alida Molander and Madelene Gullberg of Sweden and Amandine Richard and Gwena√ęlle Hugon of France shared bronze.

2015 EYC


Finland's Oksanen, Strömberg win Boys Doubles title at 28th European Youth Championships

2015EYCEmilStrombergNikoOksanen3_small.jpgTop seeded Niko Oksanen and Emil Strömberg (r-l) defeated Benjamin Jonsson and Robert Lindberg of Sweden, 470-433, to win the first gold medal at the 28th European Youth Championships Monday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. The Swedes took the silver medal, while the second Finnish duo Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä and French Gaetan Mouveroux and Valentin Saulnier, who lost in the semi-finals of the medal round, shared the bronze medal.

2015 EYC


Swedish duos lead Girls Doubles preliminaries at the 28th European Youth Championships

Swedes square off with Belgian and French doubles in the medal round starting at 5.30 p.m. CEST

2015EYCCaisaWegnerFilippaPersson_small.jpgCajsa Wegner and Filippa Persson of Sweden (pictured left, l-r) averaged 207.42 in Squad 1 of the Girls Doubles preliminaries at the 28th European Youth Championships to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round later this afternoon at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. The Swedes were the only duo in which both players surpassed the 1200-mark, a 200 average. Sweden II finished in second place, with Belgium in third and France in fourth place. The medal round starts at 5.30 p.m. CEST.

2015 European Bowling Tour


Qatar Bowling Federation announces three-day postponement of the 2015 Qatar Open

Season-ending event on the European Bowling Tour will be held Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2015 in Doha, Qatar

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The Qatar Bowling Federation has announced that the European Bowling Tour "Platinum" Qatar Open originally scheduled for November 23-29 will be postponed for three days and will take place from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2015, at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events, in 14 countries and offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or 975.000 U.S. Dollar.

2015 PBA #6


Pairings set for PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, United States (March 30-31, 2015)

2015PBALogo_small.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association's Maine Event at Bayside Bowl continues Monday and Tuesday with the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout, a best-of-three-game single-elimination singles match play tournament that will be covered exclusively on PBA's online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. It will be open to a field of 64 players. Competition will conclude with the championship match on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The winner will earn $10,000 and a PBA Tour title.

2015 AYC


Seo Hyo Dong, Billy M Islam achieve perfection; roll 300 to lead Boys Masters after Round One

Koreas Seo and Indonesia's Islam average over 240 to lead the top 16 boys in All-Events after the first block on medium oil with 2054 and 2002 totals

2015AYCBoysMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgSeo Hyo Dong of Korea (center) and Indonesia's Billy Muhammad Islam (l.) both achieved perfection in the first block on medium oil Monday at Macau Bowling Center in Macau, China, to take the lead in Boys Masters match play at the 18th Asian Youth Championships. Seo led the top 16 players in All-Events with 1994 pinfall, an average of 249.25 for eight games, and added 60 bonus pins (10 pins per win) for 2054. Islam was second on 2002 with Enzo Hernandez (r.), Philippines, third on 1958.

2015 PBA League


Brooklyn, Silver Lake advance to PBA League Semifinal Round

Maine bowling fans cheer non-stop as opening matches go to sudden-death roll-offs

201213PBALBrooklynStyles_small.jpg2014PBALSilverLakeAtomSplitters_small.jpgWith a sold-out crowd cheering loudly throughout the competition, the Concrete Software BROOKLYN STyLES and Bass Pro Shops Silver Lake Atom Splitters each won a one-ball sudden-death roll-off at Bayside Bowl to advance to the semifinal round of the PBA League Elias Cup playoffs. The opening round of PBA League competition, which took place at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, aired Sunday on ESPN.

2015 AYC


Emily Rigney leads Girls Masters match play after first eight-game block

Australia's Emily Rigney leads Girls Masters match play after first eight-game block Australian averages 223.38 on medium oil and wins six of her eight matches to take a 49-pin lead into Tuesday's second round before the cut to the top 3 for the stepladder finals

2015AYCGirlsMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpg Emily Rigney (center) of Australia averaged 223.38 on the medium pattern and won six of her eight matches Monday morning at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Macau, China, to take the lead in Girls Masters with 1847 total including 60 bonus pins. The Aussie hold a 49-pin lead heading into the second block on long oil Tuesday. Natasha Roslan (l.) of Malaysia was second with 1798 followed by Lee Yeong Seung (r.) of Korea in third place with 1796.

2015 EYC


Finnish boys earn No. 1 and 2 seed for Doubles medal round at European Youth Championships

Finns face doubles from Sweden and France in the semi-finals

2015EYCEmilStrombergNikoOksanen_small.jpgThe boys from Finland set the tone in the boys Doubles preliminaries, which kicked off the 28th European Youth Championships Sunday, March 29, at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. Emil Strömberg and Niko Oksanen (l-r) led the first squad with record 2788 total, an average of 232.33, to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round starting Monday at 5.30 p.m. CEST. Their teammates Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä posted 2722 (226.83) in Squad 2 to take the No. 2 seed.

2015 AYC


Korean girls win third consecutive Asian Youth Championships Team gold

Malaysia overtakes Singapore in last game to secure the silver medal; Byun Sun Min wins another gold medal for Korea in All-Events

2015AYCGirlsKorea2_small.jpgStarting the day in second place, Byun Sun Min, Kim Mi Ae, Jang Ryeon Gyeong and Lee Yeong Seung (pictured) averaged 206.25 over three games on medium oil to comfortably win the third consecutive Team gold at Asian Youth Championships Sunday with 4963 total and an overall average of 206.79. In the battle for silver and bronze, Malaysia overtook Singapore in the last game by 17 pins. Byun Sun Min won another gold medal for Korea in All-Events with 3920 (217.78).

2015 AYC


Singaporean boys capture the coveted Team gold medal at Asian Youth Championships

Korea beats out first-block leader Malaysia for the silver medal by one pin; Muhd Rafiq Ismail (MAS) cruises to victory in All-Events

2015AYCBoysSingapore2_small.jpgThe boys team from Singapore (pictured) bowled a consistently high three-game block on medium oil Sunday to leap one spot and to capture the coveted Team gold medals at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships with 5289 total and an average of 220.38. Korea beat out first-block leader Malaysia for the silver medal by one pin, 5164 to 5163. Muhd Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia won his third gold medal in this Championships in All-Events with record 4443 total (246.83).

2015 EYC


28th European Youth Championships kick off Sunday with Boys Doubles preliminaries

Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany (March 27 - April 6, 2015)

2015EYCLogo_small.jpg The 28th European Youth Championships will be held from March 27 through April 6, 2015 at Bowl Play, a 30-laner in in Leipzig, Germany. The Championships drew 157 players, 98 boys and 59 girls, from 29 ETBF  member countries. Up to four boys and four girls per country who must not be born before September 1, 1996 will bowl in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in five disciplines: Singles, Doubles, four-player Teams, All-Events and Masters.

usbc Youth


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


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


Strike Ten Entertainment rolls out partnership with MillerCoors


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


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 ‚Äď 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


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.



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


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.

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