2015 ABF Tour #7


Sam Cooley, Wendy Chai conquer Asian Bowling Federation Tour Hong Kong leg

2015ABFT07SamCooley_small.jpg2015ABFT07WendyChai_small.jpgAustralia's Sam Cooley (l.) and Wendy Chai (r.) of Malaysia remained undefeated in the single-elimination match play finals to conquer the ABF Tour Hong Kong leg Monday at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. It marked the second time in their career that Cooley and Chai won the men's and women's division in the same ABF Tour event after the 2013 ABFT Thailand leg.

2015 ABF Tour


2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 10 legs and a TOC finale


The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour TOC March 2016 in Kuwait.

Hong Kong


Korea sweeps Masters titles at 41st Hong Kong International Open

2015HKGOpenSonYoungSeokLimSiHyun_small.jpgKorea swept the men's and women's Masters titles at the 41st Hong Kong International Open Sunday at SCAA Bowling Center. In the men's stepladder final, top-seeded Son Young Seok defeated his fellow countryman Kim Dong Gyoo in a low-scoring encounter, 170-167 to win the title and the 55,000 Hong Kong Dollar top prize. In the women's title match, Lim So Hyun defeated defending champion and No. 1 seed, Victoria Chin of Malaysia, twice to for the title worth HK$26,000.

2015 WSrC


Sweden's Susanne Olsson, Australia's Andrew Frawley emerge as Masters Champions

Conclude 2015 World Seniors Championships in Las Vegas with victory in women's and men's Masters competition

2015WSrCSusanneOlssonAndrewFrawley2_small.jpgSweden's Susanne Olsson and Australia's Andrew Frawley claimed Masters titles as the 2015 World Seniors Championships came to a close Sunday at Sam's Town bowling center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Olsson defeated Lucy Sandelin of the United States, 222-184, in the women's title match, while Singles champion Frawley captured his second gold medal of the event with a 269-222 victory over Lennie Boresch Jr. of the United States in the men's finals.

2015 WSrC


United States sweeps team gold at 2015 World Seniors Championships

John Chapman (Canada) and Lucy Sandelin (United States) win gold in All-Events; top 24 men and women advance to Sunday's Masters finals

2015WSrCTeamGoldUSA_small.jpgThe United States (pictured) swept the men's and women's team titles Saturday at the 2015 World Seniors Championships. In the men's final, the U.S. took advantage of some early miscues by Australia as they coasted to an 887-675 victory at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The women's gold-medal match went down to the final frame, with the U.S. outlasting Mexico, 785-754.

2015 PWBA Tour #9


Liz Johnson conquers PWBA Detroit Open

2015PWBA09LizJohnson_small.jpgLiz Johnson (pictured) of Cheektowaga, New York, became the first two-time winner this season on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour as she overcame a tough lane condition Saturday to claim the 2015 PWBA Detroit Open title. Johnson took down PWBA Tour points leader Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas, 193-158, in the championship match at Super Bowl. It was the second title of the season for Johnson, who captured the USBC Queens in May.

2015 PWBA Tour


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 Detroit Open from August 27-30 at Super Bowl in Canton, Michigan.

2015 WSrC


United States, Colombia win Doubles at 2015 World Seniors Championships

2015WSrCPaulaVidadLucySandelin_small.jpg2015WSrCNicolasRuizJulioSoto_small.jpgLucy Sandelin and Paula Vidad (left, r-l) won the gold medal in women's doubles at the 2015 World Seniors Championships, while Colombia's Nicolas Ruiz and Julio Soto (righ, l-r) took the men's title at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas on Thursday. Sandelin and Canadian John Chapman lead in All-Events after 12 of 18 games.

PBA News


For childhood friends, PBA60 titles fulfill an unlikely dream - By Bill McCorkle

Ohioans Bill McCorkle, Bill Henson win same Fort Wayne event under eerily similar circumstances


Friends since childhood, growing up together in Westerville, Ohio, PBA60 players Bill McCorkle (pictured left) and Bill Henson (right) achieved their dream of winning a national PBA title by winning the same tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind., in back-to-back years. Below, McCorkle tells the story of the pair's friendship and oddly similar experiences. The following feature was provided to the PBA by PBA60 Tour member Bill McCorkle.

2015 PBA News


2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions heads to Oklahoma

Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Grand Casino Resort & Hotel to host PBA Tour's signature event Jan. 30-Feb. 7


After hosting two highly successful PBA Summer Swing events in 2014 and 2015, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Grand Casino Resort & Hotel, and FireLake Bowling Center and Arena will partner with the PBA to host the organization's signature event in 2016, the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions. The premier event for PBA champions will take place Jan. 30-Feb. 7 in Shawnee, Okla., concluding with live ESPN coverage of the stepladder finals staged at FireLake Arena at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 7.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #34


Team Fish: Sometimes, boys just wanna have fun, too

West, Northwest finalists for PBA Challenge events are set; PWBA Tour heads toward season finale; PBA stars to represent U.S. in PABCON Men's Championships; Walter Ray Williams Jr. improves his overall PBA titles record to 95

2015PBA07KyleTroup2_small.jpgTo borrow from the famous Cyndi Lauper song, sometimes boys just wanna have fun, too. Take "Team Fish" for example. "Team Fish" began to create national curiosity among PBA fans during the Grand Casino Resort & Hotel PBA Summer Swing when Kyle Troup (pictured) made his national television debut on CBS Sports Network, winning the PBA Wolf Open title with fellow "Team Fish" friends Connor Pickford and Craig Nidiffer in the background, cheering him on.

2015 PWBA #10


Liz Johnson ready to defend U.S. Women's Open title

2015USWOLogo_small.jpgLiz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, has been busy and successful since winning the U.S. Women's Open in 2013, and she's now ready to put that title on the line at the upcoming 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open. The event will take place Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, New Jersey. It will be the final open event of the 2015 PWBA Tour schedule. The televised finals are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 6 and the winner will take home a top prize of $50,000.

Coming in September


Onsite Coverage of the 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open from Vienna, Austria

Season's last European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament offers total prize money of 73.130 Euro to top 64 in Singles and top 20 in Doubles

2015ViennaOpenLogo_small.jpg The 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open is the 15th tournament on the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the last of only three EBT "gold" events this season. The VO 2015 will be held from Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 at Plus Bowling, a 32-laner in Vienna, Austria. Players will compete for total prize fund of 73.130 Euro - 62.900 € in Singles and 10.230 € in Doubles. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg For the 13th consecutive year, Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the event.



Smithfield Foods joins PWBA Tour as a major sponsor

2015PWBATourChampionshipLogo_small.jpg Smithfield Foods will sponsor the final event of the Professional Women's Bowling Association season, the PWBA Tour Championship, set to take place in September with the finals on national television. The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship promoted by GoBowling.com will bring together the top 16 bowlers from the 2015 PWBA Tour season, including the winner of each tour stop, for the season-ending event starting Sept. 10 in Arlington, Texas.

2015 WSrC


Kristina Nordenson captures gold in Women's Singles at 2015 World Seniors Championships

Swede defeats fellow countrywoman Susanne Olsson for the gold medal, 205-181; defending champion Lucy Sandelin (USA) and Tuula Tamminen (FIN) share bronze

2015WSrCSusanneOlssonKristinaNordenson_small.jpgSweden's Kristina Nordenson (r.) outlasted teammate Susanne Olsson (l.) to capture the gold medal in women's singles Wednesday at the 2015 World Seniors Championships. In the all-Swedish championship match, Nordenson delivered a key double in the sixth and seventh frames to secure the title with a 205-181 victory. Olsson received the silver medal, while defending champion Lucy Sandelin, United States, and Finland's Tuula Tamminen earned bronze medals.

2015 WSrC


Andrew Frawley starts 2nd World Seniors Championships with victory in Men's Singles

Aussie defeats top-seeded Canadian Todd Sim 224-183 in gold medal match; Alan Keddie (SCO) and John Chapman (CAN) both earn bronze medals

2015WSrCAndrewFrawleySinglesGold_small.jpg Australia's Andrew Frawley (pictured) took home the men's singles title Tuesday at the 2015 World Seniors Championships. The 51-year-old right-hander got off to an early advantage in the championship match against top seed Todd Sim of Canada and never looked back, claiming the gold medal with a 224-183 victory at Sam's Town Bowling Center. Sim earned the silver meda, while Alan Keddie, Scotland, and John Chapman, Canada, both earned bronze medals.

Industry News


Christophe Chauvard promoted to General Manager for QubicaAMF

Chauvard to lead sales and ensure quality service to customers in French territories

2015QAMFChristopheChauvardGMFrance_small.jpg QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), the leading manufacturer of bowling and mini bowling products, has announced today that Christophe Chauvard (pictured) has been promoted to General Manager for the French office and territories including France, the French speaking areas of Switzerland and all French speaking African countries. Chauvard is responsible for leading the local marketing and sales force, ensuring quality service to customers in this region and representing QubicaAMF in the marketplace with industry stakeholders.

2015 PBA50 Tour #15


Ryan Shafer wins PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic in Delaware

29-year PBA Tour veteran ends 12-year title drought with fifth career victory

2015PBA15RyanShafer_small.jpg Ryan Shafer (pictured with Gene Carter, left) of Horseheads, N.Y., ended a 12-year title drought Sunday, defeating Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., 254-144, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment in in Middleton, Delaware. Shafer, a 29-year PBA Tour veteran and a 26-time PBA Regional title winner, earned $15,000 along with his fifth PBA Tour title and first since the 2003 Empire State Open in Latham, N.Y.

2015 PBA Tour


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 #8


Latvia's Diana Zavjalova takes PWBA Minnesota Open title

2015PWBA08DianaZavjalova_small.jpgDiana Zavjalova (pictured) of Latvia delivered four clutch strikes in the championship match Saturday to win the 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Minnesota Open. Zavjalova, the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Queens champion, defeated Rocio Restrepo of Colombia, 216-208, in a pressure-packed title match at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Zavjalova earned $10,000 for the title and a spot in the season-ending PWBA Tour Championship next month.

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