2014 PBA Tour #7

10/26/14

Dick Allen earns No. 1 seed for PBA Cheetah Championship stepladder finals

Liz Johnson makes women's bowling history as she becomes the first woman to advance to a second PBA Tour national television finals

2013DanKondasMemorialDickAllen2_small.jpg2014EBT04LizJohnson2_small.jpgDick Allen (l.) of Columbia, South Carolina, averaged 244.36.71 for 14 games Saturday to earn the top qualifying berth for the stepladder finals of the PBA Cheetah Championship which will be contested on Saturday, Nov. 1. Liz Johnson (r.) of Cheektowaga, New York, completed a charge out of 24th place at the end of the first round to finish fourth and become the first woman to advance to a second PBA Tour national television finals.

2014 PBA Tour #7

10/26/14

Dick Allen takes first round lead in PBA Cheetah Championship

Top 24 advance to second round in the opening event of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI

201213PBADickAllen2_small.jpgDick Allen (pictured) of Columbia, South Carolina, averaged 252.71 for his first seven games to take the first round lead in the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Challenge Mobile Game as the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI officially got underway Saturday at South Point Bowling Center. The top 24 players advanced to a second seven-game qualifying round Saturday night, competing for four berths in the Cheetah Championship finals which will be contested on Saturday, Nov. 1.

PBA News

10/25/14

Hall of Famers Monacelli, Williams lead field of PBA Challenge finalists

PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional, PBA Women's Regional representatives advance to ESPN special event

2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpg2014PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famers Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela and Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Florida, advanced to the finals of the PBA Challenge, a made-for-ESPN special event, as the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI got underway Friday at South Point Bowling Center. Monacelli (l.) and Williams (r.) finished one-two in an eight-game match play qualifying event for the 2014 season's top PBA50 Tour players, earning berths in the Nov. 2 PBA Challenge TV finals.

United States

10/24/14

Team USA squad for Men's World Championships selected

2014MWCLogo_small.jpg Team USA will send six of the best bowlers in the world to represent the United States at the 2014 Men's World Championships December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in December. Chris Barnes, Mike Fagan, Tommy Jones, Marshall Kent, Bill O'Neill and Sean Rash (Montgomery, Illinois) have been selected by the Team USA coaching staff to compete in the event.

2014 BWC

10/24/14

Coming Next Week: Live Coverage of the 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

159 players from 88 countries, 86 men and 73 women, are expected to bowl in Wroclaw, Poland (Nov. 1-9, 2014); leading the list of favorites are six-time World Champion Chris Barnes and World Cup champions Caroline Lagrange, Aumi Guerra, Michael Schmidt and Syafiq Ridhwan

2014BWCLogo2_small.jpgThe 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9 in Wroclaw, Poland. As of October 23, 159 players from 88 countries, 86 men and 73 women, are expected to bowl in the 50th anniversary edition which makes the tournament the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Wroclaw commencing Monday, Nov. 3rd with the opening ceremony all the way throug to the stepladder finals on Sunday 9th.

World Bowling News

10/23/14

New Scoring System for competitive bowling to be unveiled during World Bowling Tour Finals

International task force develops fast-paced, easy-to-understand format for match play competition

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgAthletes and bowling fans around the world will be introduced to a proposed new scoring system for competitive bowling during the World Bowling Tour (WBT) Men's and Women's Finals in Las Vegas on November 2. The new scoring system is the result of the work done by an all-star panel of international bowling experts. The new system was developed in order to make the sport more attractive and easier to understand for casual bowling fans, the news media and the competitors.

Japan

10/23/14

Host prefecture Nagasaki leads Bowling Point Ranking at 69th National Sports Festival

Nagasaki also receives the Emperor's Cup as the overall point leader in all sports; Tokyo defends the Empress' Cup as the overall female point leader

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The bowling team of the host prefecture of Nagasaki (pictured) led both the overall and the women's point standings in the bowling competition of the 69th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Oct. 13-16 at Nagasaki Lucky Bowl in Nagasaki, Japan. At the conclusion of the 2014 Festival, the Emperor's Cup for the overall point leader of all sports went to Nagasaki, while Tokyo defended the Empress' Cup for the prefecture with most points in the women's division.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #39

10/23/14

Mike Edwards replaces Ron Mohr in PBA Challenge's PBA50 tour field

PBA Regional Summary: Venezuela's Richard Leon wins twice in Reno

2014PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpg2012PBASRonMohr_small.jpgMike Edwards (l.) of Tulsa, Okla., has replaced Ron Mohr (r.) of Las Vegas in the field of eight players who will compete for the PBA50 Tour's berth in the made-for-TV PBA Challenge telecast during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI. The eight-player, eight-game match play qualifying events for PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional and PBA Women's Regional players will take place Friday at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

Philippines

10/22/14

Nepomuceno concludes USBC Silver Certification Seminar in Manila, Philippines

20141019SilverSeminarManila_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Gold-level coach, instructor and international ambassador Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno has concluded a Silver certification seminar from October 17-19 at Paeng's Midtown Bowl at Ermita, Manila, Philippines. It was the third coaching seminar conducted by Nepomuceno so far this year. The current group of Silver-level coaches (pictured) either earned Bronze-level coaching validation through Paeng a few years ago or in last year's seminar.

2015 World Bowling Tour

10/21/14

2015 WBT Schedule features 15 tournaments in Arabia, United States, Asia and Europe

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour 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.

PBA Awards

10/21/14

Bob Glass, Chris Peters, Barb Wilt elected to PBA Hall of Fame

2015 induction ceremonies planned for February 10 in Indianapolis

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Bob Glass, a dominant player during a 10-year career on the PBA50 Tour; former Microsoft executive Chris Peters, who played a key role as a new owner in reviving the Professional Bowlers Association, and Barb Wilt, the longest-tenured employee in PBA history, have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame. There were no candidates elected in the PBA Performance category. Induction ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Marriott Indianapolis North in conjunction with the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

2014 MWC

10/20/14

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

52 countries have registered for the event; registration is still open

2014MWCLogo_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. 52 countries have registered for the event which counts as a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour. However, this number might change as registration is still open. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the event live from Abu Dhabi commencing Dec. 4 with the Opening Ceremonies.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Serge Frouvelle wins his first EBT title in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

Frenchman defeats three non-titlists in the Eliminator Finals; his fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean finishes in 12th place to win the women's ranking in Florence, Italy

2014EBT18SergeFrouvelle_small.jpg2014EBT18MattiasNilsson_small.jpgSerge Frouvelle (l.) of France, who earned his first European Bowling Tour ranking points in the 2002 season, finally got the monkey off his back when he defeated Mattias Nilsson (r.) of Sweden, 233-174, to win his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International Sunday, Oct. 19, at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Frouvelle's fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean gave France a clean sweep of the ranking titles in Florence.

2014 European Bowling Tour

10/19/14

2014 EBT Tour Schedule and Champions

2014 EBT now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is almost one million Euro

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Due to the low number of entries, the organizer of the inaugural Gibraltar Open has cancelled the "Satellite" event scheduled for Oct. 20-26. The 2014 European Bowling Tour now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. Total prize fund is almost one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

10/19/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 136-point after 18/19 events

Florence International winner Serge Frouvelle (France) is tied for 73rd place; fourth place finisher Daniel Vezis leaps into 13th place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

10/19/14

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) leads by 147 points heading into the season-ending Qatar Open

Florence International women's leader Anna-Belle Jean (FRA) moves into tie for 38th place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Brian Voss wins qualifying in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

PBA Hall of Famer leads a field of 46 players, into Sunday's finals; Anna-Belle Jean (France) is the lone woman in the finals to seal the victory in the women's ranking in Florence

2014EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpg2013EBT16BrianValenta3_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, won the qualifying in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International and leads a field of 46 players, 45 men and just one woman, into Sunday's finals at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Voss rolled a 1406 series in Squad 19 and remained unchallenged on Friday and Saturday to earn a 300 bonus. His fellow countryman, Brian Valenta (r.) took second place with 1392 and pocketed a 200 Euro bonus.

2014 ECC

10/18/14

Birgit Pöppler, Tom van der Vliet claim the titles in 37th European Champions Cup

2014ECCBirgitPopplerTomvanderVliet_small.jpgBirgit Pöppler (l.) of Germany and Dutchman Tom van der Vliet (r.) remained undefeated in the single-elimination finals in the 37th European Champions Cup to claim the women's and men's titles Saturday at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. In the women's title match, Pöppler flew past Andrea Hansen of Norway, 190-139 and 266-169 to seal the victory, 2-0. Van der Vliet won the men's finale against Mattias Wetterberg in the decider, 213-200.

2015 WBT

10/18/14

2015 World Bowling Tour season set to kick off

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The World Bowling Tour again will feature events from every zone in 2015 as the tour kicks off its fifth season. The 2015 schedule, which actually includes five events from late 2014, will consist of 16 events, and begins with the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, from Oct. 26-Nov. 2. The top three men and top three women in the WBT points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals.

2015 European Bowling Tour

10/17/14

ETBF adds two Satellite tournaments in Gibraltar, Italy to 2015 European Bowling Tour schedule

Tour now features 22 tournaments in 15 countries, three Platinum, four Gold, three Silver and 12 Satellite tournaments

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The ETBF has added two EBT Satellite tournaments to its 2015 schedule which now features 22 tournaments in 15 countries, 3 Platinum, 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 12 Satellite events. The Gibraltar International 2015 (March 4-8) replaces the recently cancelled inaugural Gibraltar Open and will be the second tournament in Gibraltar along with the Gibraltar Open 2015 in October. The Brunswick Italia Challenge, also cancelled in 2014, is supposed to be back June 20-28, 2015 (pending approval by the Italian Bowling Federation).

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