2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/23/14

Marshall Kent averages over 240 to take early lead in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

PBA rookie rolls 1448 series in Squad 4 to hold an 80-pin lead; Swede Magnus Johnson shoots the first 300 game of the EBT Platinum and WBW major event

2014EBT04MarshallKent_small.jpg2012EBT09JohnnyAdsbol_small.jpgTeam USA member Marshall Kent (l.), United States, averaged 241.33 in Squad 4 to take an early lead in the qualifying of the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Saturday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Kent, 22, a two-time European Bowling Tour titlist, had games of 216, 276, 213, 258, 246 and 239 for 1448 pinfall total to hold an 80-pin lead over Johnni Adsbøl (r.) of Denmark, who was second with 1368. Qualifying continues Sunday, Nov. 23, with squads 6-8.

USBC News

11/23/14

USBC concludes re-evaluation of Glenn Allison 900 series

2011USBCOCGlennAllison60years_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) recently concluded a re-evaluation of Glenn Allison's (pictured left) 900 series award application from 1982. Allison received national attention for rolling a perfect series at La Habra Bowl in La Habra, California, on July 1, 1982. USBC's predecessor organization, the American Bowling Congress (ABC), after inspection of the lanes, did not approve the 900 series because of non-complying lane condition rules at that time.

2015 World Bowling Tour #2

11/22/14

Song Si Ra wins Open Division title in It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament

Second-seeded Korean woman defeats tournament leader Choi Tae Seung in the title match to earn 40.000.000 Korean Won (approx. USD 35,925); Singapore's Cherie Tan emerges as Women's Division champion

2014ItsDaejeonOpenCherieTan_small.jpgIn an all-Korean title match between the top-seeded players, Song Si Ra defeated tournament leader Choi Tae Seung, 231-205, to win the Open Division title in the It's Daejeon Open and the 40 million Korean Won top prize or approximately USD 35,925. The TV finals started with the Women's Division finale in which Cherie Tan (pictured) of Singapore defeated Sung Gyeong Eun of Korea, 246-202, to claim the title and the 8 million Korean Won first prize check (approx. USD 7,185).

2015 World Bowling Tour

11/22/14

2015 WBT Schedule, Champions, Men's and Women's Ranking Winners

Schedule currently features 15 tournaments in Arabia, United States, Asia and Europe

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour currenly features 15 tournaments in Arabia (6), United States (5), Asia (2) and Europe (2) including four "majors" and 11 regular tournaments. The WBT kicks off its fifth season with the PBA World Championships in October 2014 and concludes with the U.S. Open (date and venue tbd). Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals in November 2015 in Las Vegas.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #42

11/22/14

Buffalo area PBA players struggling through historic snowfall

Ryan Ciminelli and friends contending with catastrophic early winter storm; rain and flooding next?

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Two-time PBA titlist Ryan Ciminelli feels lucky today to be among the survivors of what may be the worst snowstorm to bury the Buffalo, New York, area in a century. Ciminelli explained his harrowing story while taking a break Friday from trying to clear more than five feet of snow from the roof of his house. Last Sunday, Ciminelli flew home from Tokyo, where he had competed in the Round1 Japan Cup, when the lake-effect snow across Lake Erie began to bury the region in up to nine feet of snow.

France

11/22/14

Bowling Promotion Cup releases Videos of Singles and Mixed Doubles championships matches

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup took place from October 5-9 in three cities in Western France featuring six televised finals for delayed airing on Eurosport 2, Angers Tele and TV Rennes 35. 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia were invited by organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion to compete in Men's Singles, Team, Doubles and Masters as well as a Women's Team Challenge and a Baker Mixed Doubles.

Korea

11/21/14

Choi Tae Seung earns No. 1 seed for the finals of the It's Daejeon Tournament

Fifth-seeded Canadian Dan MacLelland must defeat two Korean men and two women in Saturday's TV Finals for his first PBA title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Korea's Choi Tae Seung averaged 237.38 in the second round of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament, a World Bowling Tour event, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for Saturday's TV Finals at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, Korea. Tae Seung, who had games of 180, 249, 232, 234, 278, 257, 245 and 224 on Friday, added the field-best 1899 series to the 1637 first-round pinfall to jump from 34th to first place with 3536 total and an average of 221.

Column

11/21/14

Does lane oil evaporate? How long should the oil pattern sit before bowling?

Republished courtesy of The Inside Line, a Kegel Publication (November 19, 2014)

2012KegelBrandyPadilla_small.jpg When it comes to lane conditions, every person has their own ideas as to what they think works best. Mechanics, proprietors, and bowlers all have a difference of opinion when it comes to dressing the lanes. Ask 100 different people and you're likely to get 100 different answers. In bowling, it's one of those topics that just seems to create a lot of controversy and a lot of differences in opinions. Because of all these different opinions, we get many questions regarding what the best methods are for ensuring lanes are the same from day to day.

Korea

11/21/14

Jang Dong Chul leads Open Division after Round 1 at It's Daejeon Tournament

Koreans dominate leaderboard after the first of two eight-game blocks before the cut to the top 5 for Saturday's TV Finals; Cherie Tan (SIN) and Sung Gyeong Eun (KOR) to bowl for the Women's Division title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Former Korean national team member Jang Dong Chul averaged 226.75 Wednesday at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, South Korea, to lead the Open Division of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament 2014 after the first eight game round. The top 5 after the second round on Friday will advance to Saturday's TV Finals. Cherie Tan of Singapore and Korea's Sung Gyeong Eun will bowl for the women's title after finishing 1, 2 in the final 9-game round.

2014 MWC

11/20/14

Coming Soon: Live Coverage of the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE

After Indonesia's withdrawal, 50 countries will participate in the championships which takes place at Khalifa International Bowling Center December 4-15

2014MWCLogo2_small.jpg The 2014 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships will be held from December 4 to 15 at 40-lane Khalifa International Bowling Center in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. After Indonesia's withdrawal, 50 countries will participate and have nominated 274 players for the event which counts as a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the event live from Abu Dhabi commencing Dec. 4 with the Opening Ceremonies.

2014 MWC

11/20/14

WTBA publishes Bulletin No. 3 for the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

50 countries have registered for the Championships Dec. 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 274 players to bowl for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Teams, All-Events and Masters

2014MWCLogo2_small.jpg Bulletin No. 3 for the 2014 Men's World Championships has been published today by the World Tenpin Bowling Association including a revised preliminary schedule and various information such as mandatory interviews for squad leaders and finalists and an the scheduling of an extra meeting. The Championships, hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City, will be held December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

2014 BWC

11/18/14

Video featuring 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Champion Chris Barnes

2014BWCVideo6.jpg Chris Barnes of the United States defeated two opponents to claim the men's title in the 50th edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Entering the stepladder finals in best-of-three games format as the No. 3 qualifier, the six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist won his best-of-three-game semifinal match against Ukraine's Mykhaylo Kalika, 215-204, 300-219 and then swept top qualifier Tobias Börding of Germany, 269-248, 231-216 for the title. Barnes joined wife Lynda Barnes (2005) as the first husband-wife duo to win World Cup titles.

World Bowling News

11/18/14

World Bowling finalizes invitation strategy for Abu Dhabi World Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg2013WTBACongressKevinDornberger_small.jpg According to its November Newsletter, World Bowling has finalized its invitation strategy for the 2014 Men's World Championships to be held December 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. In his "Friends of Bowling Report" World Bowling and WTBA president, Kevin Dornberger (r.), United States, informed that bowling's world governing body has invited the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and three Olympic media outlets.

2014 PBA Tour #12

11/15/14

South Korea's Park Kyung Shin wins 28th Round1 Japan Cup

Eventual champ eliminates Loschetter, ends Williams' bid for history en route to title

2014PBA12ParkKyungShin_small.jpgSouth Korea's Park Kyung Shin (pictured) became his country's first Round1 Japan Cup winner Saturday when he defeated Japan's Akio Ishihara, 241-203, in the 28th edition of the international tournament. Park, who ended PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr.'s bid for history in the Round of 8 at Minami Suna Round1, earned $51,700 along with his title. Park also eliminated Chris Loschetter in the semifinal round, 244-166, ending the PBA's last hope for a title for the second straight year.

2014 PBA Tour

11/15/14

PBA Tour players complete 2014 season with three World Bowling Tour events

201112PBALogo_small.jpg The 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour consists of 11 PBA National Tour events in the United States, the Japan Cup and 12 World Bowling Tour events, which count as PBA international titles if won by a PBA member. PBA Tour players now travel to South Korea and the Middle East to complete the 2014 season with three World Bowling Tour events in Soth Korea, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The season ends with the TV finals of the PBA World Championship on Jan. 11, 2015.

2014 PBA Tour #12

11/14/14

23 PBA players advance to Round1 Japan Cup Match Play Finals

Defending champion Yuya Kato among players who failed to advance

201213PBA22TomSmallwood_small.jpg Twenty-three PBA players who traveled to Tokyo to compete in the 28th Round1 Japan Cup have advanced to the field of 64 match play finalists at Minami Suna Round 1. After 10 qualifying games by the field of 176 players on Thursday, Japan's Shigenori Sakata led the 32 players who advanced out of A Squad with a 10-game total of 2,483 pins and a 248.3 average, while two-time PBA Tour titlist Tom Smallwood (pictured) of Saginaw, Michigan, paced the B squad qualifiers with a 2,437 total (243.7 average).

USBC News

11/14/14

USBC announces High Average, Series Awards for 2013-14

2014USBCSportBowlingLogo_small.jpgFormer Team USA member Bryanna Caldwell of Red Rock, Arizona, and John Brockland of St. Charles, Missouri, have earned USBC Sport Bowling National High Average Awards for the 2013-2014 season. Caldwell, 28, claimed the women's title by finishing the PBA Experience Summer league at Golden Pin Lanes with a 215 average for 50 games. Brockland, 50, averaged 233 for 64 games during the STL Sport League Winter league at Brunswick Zone Chesterfield to claim the men's award.

IBMHOF News

11/10/14

IBMHOF announces November 2014 online auction lineup

Monthly sale includes Bowling and other Sports Memorabilia

2014IBMHOFBillyHardwickPaiting_small.jpgThe International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBMHOF) once again will have several outstanding items for sports fans to bid on during November as the museum continues its monthly auction on eBay. Proceeds from auction will benefit IBMHOF in its mission to preserve the history of bowling. The November auction will take place in The Bowling Museum Store on eBay. Bidders can find descriptions of each item including an original painting of Billy Hardwick (pictured), along with information on how to participate in the auction.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Chris Barnes sweeps two opponents to win men's title in 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCChrisBarnes4_small.jpgAfter qualifying for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup for the first time in his illustrious career, PBA star Chris Barnes swept his two opponents in the stepladder finals to win the men's title in the 50th anniversary edition of the prestigious event Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist defeated top-seeded Tobias Börding, Germany in the championship match, two-games-to-none.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Clara Juliana Guerrero wins the women's title at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Sky Bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014)

2014BWCClaraGuerrero7_small.jpgFourteen years after starting her international career with a runner-up finish at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal, Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia lifted the trophy after winning the 50th edition of the prestigious event at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 32-year-old two-time World Champion defeated Sin Li Jane in the deciding third game, 265-211, to claim the coveted title. The Malaysian ousted Brittni Hamilton, United States, two-games-to-one.

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