2014 EYC


Danish boys and Swedish girls earn the top seed for the Team playoffs

Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Netherlands to bowl for the boys' title; Sweden, England, Germany and Russia advance to the girls' finals

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg The Danish boys and the Swedish girls earned the top seed for the Team finals in the European Youth Championships Thursday afternoon at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. In the semifinals, the Danes, who averaged 211.13 for six games, take on No. 4 Netherlands and No. 2 Finland meets No. 3 Sweden. The Swedish girls, who were the lone team to average over 200, bowl No. 4 Russia, while No. 2 England and No. 3 Germany square off in the other semifinal match.



Kim Bolleby, Angkana Netrviseth victorious in 40th MWA Thailand International Open

2014EBT04KimBolleby_small.jpg2012ABFTToCAngkanaNetrviseth_small.jpgKim Bolleby (l) of Sweden and Thailand's Angkana Netrviseth (r.) won the men's and women's Open Masters titles at the 40th MWA Thailand International Open in Bangkok Wednesday. Bolleby defeated Vincent Lim of Singapore in the deciding game, 244-222, to capture the 300,000 Baht (approx. US$9,300) top prize. Netrviseth topped compatriot Benchawan Poungthong, 205-193, to win the first women's title for Thailand in the tournament history.

USBC Collegiate


Eight teams undefeated at 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships


Four men's and four women's teams remain undefeated at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships after two rounds of double-elimination match play Wednesday. Defending champion Robert Morris-Illinois, Urbana, San Jose State and Lindenwood left the Reno-Sparks Convention Center unscathed on the men's side, while Pikeville, Grand View, Robert Morris-Illinois and Sacred Heart went unbeaten on the women's side.

United States


Maynard Johnson joins 100,000-Pin Club at USBC Open Championships

Three more bowlers celebrate milestones at 2014 event; Jeff Grego tops singles standings at National Bowling Stadium; Three bowlers roll perfect games at 2014 Open Championships

2014USBCOCMaynardJohnson_small.jpgMaynard Johnson of Crystal, Minn., became the 15th member of the 100,000-Pin Club at the USBC Open Championships during his singles event April 13 at the NBS. The 83-year-old right-hander entered the 2014 tournament with a career pinfall of 98,753 and needed 1,247 pins to reach the milestone in his 61st USBC Open Championships appearance. At the 2013 event, Johnson became the 17th bowler in tournament history to reach 60 years of participation.

2014 EYC


Finland (boys) and Sweden (girls) take the lead in the Team event after the first block

Second block and playoffs for the medals will follow on Wednesday

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg The Finnish boys and the Swedish girls hold the lead in the four-player team event at the European Youth Championships as the competition has reached the halfway mark. Henry Laine, Tatu Lehtonen, Lauri Sipilä and Tomas Käyhkö, who won gold and silver in Doubles yesterday, totaled 2637 pins, an average of 219.75 for three games. Girls Doubles gold medalists Emelie Tiveljung and Filippa Persson joined forces with Anna Andersson and Cajsa Wegner to lead the girls teams with 2519 (209.92).

Collegiate Bowling


McKendree's Johnson, Wichita State's Roumimper named Collegiate MVPs

2014CollegiateMVPsAJJohnsonTannyaRoumimper_small.jpg McKendree junior AJ Johnson and Wichita State senior Tannya Roumimper (Indonesia) were named Most Valuable Players for the 2013-14 college bowling season Tuesday night by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Johnson and Roumimper were honored with the rest of the All-Americans at the Night of Champions banquet held Tuesday in conjunction with the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships, which will open Wednesday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

2014 EYC


Finnish boys, Swedish girls start 27th European Youth Championships with victory in Doubles

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Tatu Lehtonen/Henry Laine of Finland and Sweden's Emelie Tiveljung/Filippa Persson started the 27th European Youth Championships with victory in Boys and Girls Doubles Tuesday at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. The boys final was an all-Finnish affair in which top-seeded Lehtonen & Laine defeated Tomas Käyhkö/Lauri Sipilä, 459-445. Second-seeded Tiveljung & Persson topped No. 1 Keira Reay/Emily Allen of England, 443-376, to capture the girls title.

2014 PBA50 Tour #1


Amleto Monacelli wins third career PBA50 Tour title in Pasco County Open

Monacelli defeats fellow Hall of Famer Norm Duke 259-190 in championship match of 2014 PBA50 Tour season opener

2014PBA5001AmletoMonacelli_small.jpg Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, a 19-time winner on the PBA Tour, notched his third career PBA50 Tour title Tuesday by winning the season-opening Pasco County Open at Lane Glo Bowl. In a battle between two Hall of Famers, Monacelli (second from right) defeated 37-time PBA Tour winner Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., bowling in his first PBA50 Tour event, 259-190, in the championship match.

USBC Collegiate


Semifinalists determined for XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

2014ISCSemifinalists_small.jpg It's down to for men and four women at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Wichita State's Heather Melvin will be joined in Friday's semifinals by teammate Tannya Roumimper, Nebraska's Elise Bolton and Webber International's Diana Zavjalova. The men's semifinal will feature Notre Dame-Ohio's Chris Via, Midland's Perry Crowell, Wichita State's Francois Lavoie (Canada) and Webber International's Gabriel Garcia-Rinelli.



Colorado bowler Amos Gordon brings the number of 900 series to 25

20140411AmosGordon900_small.jpg Amos Gordon (pictured) of Colorado Springs, Colo., became the first bowler in the state of Colorado to roll three consecutive 300 games on his way to a 900 series on April 11. The 29-year-old right-hander had 36 consecutive strikes at the Friday Night Mixed Early league at Thunder Alley Bowling Center in nearby Fort Carson, Colo., to become the 24th bowler in history to record a perfect series. The achievement is pending approval from the United States Bowling Congress and would be the 25th USBC-approved 900.

USBC High School


Louisiana High School to receive grant through Youth Education Services Fund

2014YESStAmantHighSchool_small.jpg St. Amant High School in St. Amant, La., which launched its bowling program this past season, has been selected to receive a $2,500 grant through the High School Grant Program of the Youth Education Services (YES) Fund. Administered by the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team, the High School Grant Program provides grants to high school bowling programs that show a financial need because of budget cuts or other changes, or for schools that are starting a new program.

Coming in October


Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo (Oct. 3-12)

Find all tournament information on a one-page flyer; European Bowling Tour "Satellite" tournament increases top prize by 5.000 Kronor to NOK 40.000 (approx. 4.850 Euro / $6,730); Online Registration will open Monday, June 2nd

2014NorwegianOpenFlyer_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament, which will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, offers totalk prize fund of nearly 30.000 Euro including a 4.850 Euro top prize. You can now find all tournament information on a one-page flyer. Bowlingdigital.com will provide Live Coverage commencing Thursday Oct. 9 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 12.

2014 PBA League


Silver Lake Atom Splitters win 2014 PBA League Elias Cup

Atom Splitters defeat L.A. X 4-2 in 'Battle of Los Angeles' finals

2014PBALeagueFinalSilverLakeAtomSplitters_small.jpgDown 2 points to 1 and trailing by 31 pins in the deciding final Baker game, the Silver Lake Atom Splitters  (L-R Mark Baker, Chris Barnes, Dom Barrett, Wes Malott, Bryon Smith, and Tommy Jones) rallied to defeat L.A. X to win the 2014 PBA League Elias Cup. In the fifth frame of the Baker game, which was worth three points, the Atom Splitters combined to string the last seven strikes to overtake L.A. X, winning the game, 225-203, and the match 4-2.

Collegiate Women's Bowling


Sam Houston State earns first NCAA title in any sport in Women's Bowling Championship

2014NCAASamHoustonStateBearkats_small.jpg The women's bowling team won the first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in any sport for Sam Houston State Saturday night, when the Bearkats (photo NCAA.com) upset last year's champion Nebraska in the best-of-seven games title match, 4-2, to win the 2014 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship. In the sixth game, Nebraska suffered three open frames in the first seven while Sam Houston rolled a clean game to seal the victory, 195-165.

United States


Bowl for the Cure Fabulous Four journey ends in Reno

2014USBCWCBowlfortheCureFabulousFour_small.jpg The five-day journey for the Bowl for the Cure® Fabulous Four essay contest winners came to a close at the 2014 USBC Women's Championships on Saturday. Kathy Adams of Bountiful, Utah, Barb Demorest of Bellingham, Wash., Kristal Kelley of Smithfield, N.C., and Shannon Thompson of Spring Creek, Nev., already had visited the headquarters of Susan G. Komen® in Dallas and the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.

2014 MWC


World Tenpin Bowling Association releases Bulletin No. 1 for 2014 Men's World Championships

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 4-15, 2014)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has invited all member federations to participate in the 2014 Men's World Championships December 4-15, 2014, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The championships 2014 will be hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.



Page joins Kulick as Athlete Representatives on USBC Board



Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., will join Kelly Kulick on Union, N.J., on the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors starting Aug. 1. Kulick (l.) was re-elected to a second term to the USBC Board while Page (r.) was elected for the first time by the Athletes Advisory Council. Kulick's first term will expire at the end of the season; Page replaces Tony Manna Jr., who is completing his third and final term. Board members are limited to three terms.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #12


Belmonte, Walter Ray Williams Jr. achieve PBA pinfall milestones

ESPN "Sports Science" segment explores Rash's striking power on Sunday; Xtra Frame to provide extensive coverage of PBA50 Tour; Barnes family's Strike Out Diabetes Fundraiser set for May 10; Brian Gunn wins first PBA Regional title in Indiana

2014USBCOCBeverlyandBobHart_small.jpgOne of the most notable pinfall milestones a grassroots bowler can accomplish is membership in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships' 100,000 pinfall club. Bob Hart (pictured with wife Beverly), a ong-time PBA member and current Storm Products Vice President-Public Relations accomplished the feat recently in Reno. In his 58th USBC Open appearance, Hart became the 14th bowler to join that elite club.

Industry News


MOTIV signs E.J. Tackett and Ronnie Russell to its PBA Tour staff


MOTIV Bowling has announce the signing of E.J. Tackett and Ronnie Russell to its PBA Tour staff. Earlier this year, Tackett (l.) has been selected as 2012-13 Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year and, while not having yet won a PBA title, he already has six top 10 finishes on the PBA tour. Russell (r.) won his first PBA title during the 2012-2013 season in the 2014 Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany, and is hungry for more.

IBMA Awards


Liz Johnson, Jason Belmonte selected as 2013 IBMA Bowlers of the Year


201213PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpgWins in major events propelled Liz Johnson (l.) and Jason Belmonte (r.) to major accolades as they were selected 2013 Bowlers of the Year by the International Bowling Media Association. Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., captured the top spot in the women's voting in large part because of her victory in the U.S. Women's Open. Belmonte, a two-handed thrower from Australia, led the men's voting thanks to winning the USBC Masters.

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