Thailand

08/23/14

Fagan, Ciminelli, Larsen move into top 7 in World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament

Naif Oqab leads field of 102 players heading into the final day of qualifying

2014PBAMikeFagan_small.jpg2014EBT04RyanCiminelli2_small.jpgThe battle for the top seven spots is heating up as the qualifying in the World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament nears its end at Blu-O Paragon bowling center in Bangkok, Thailand. Qualifying leader Naif Oqab (2151), UAE is followed by four PBA members. Mike Fagan (l.), United States, used high series of 741, 710 and 696 to jump into second place with 2147. Compatriot Ryan Ciminelli (r.) was just one pin behind in third place with 2146.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #30

08/22/14

Youth movement making a statement in PBA's Southwest Region

PBA Regional Summary: EJ Tackett tops Rhino Page in Coldwater

PBARegionalBreakdown_small.jpgThe PBA Southwest Region has experienced a youth movement during the 2014 season, according to Southwest Region manager Pete McCordic. So far this year, the region has seen four players win their first PBA titles – and all of them are under the age of 28. The most recent additions to the list are 23-year-old twin brothers Anthony and Sean Lavery of Pasadena, Texas, who won their first titles in back-to-back weeks. And three non-members also have won PBA Southwest events for the first time.

2014 PBA50 Tour Awards

08/21/14

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year

Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber Top 2014 PBA50 Tour Statistics; Johnny Petraglia takes Super Senior Player of the Year honors

2014PBA50POYNormDuke_small.jpgIt didn't take long for PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke (pictured) to make an impact on the PBA50 Tour. In his rookie season on the tour for players ages 50 and older, the 37-time PBA Tour champion from Clermont, Florida, became only the second player to earn PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Despite the great season Duke had, it was two other PBA greats – Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber – who led the PBA50 Tour statistical races over the course of the 11-tournament campaign.

2014 ISBT #8

08/21/14

50+ Euro Bowling Open 2014

Liliane Vintens, Ron Oldfield win second ISBT title this season in 50+ Euro Bowling Open

2014ISBT08LilianeVintensRonOldfield_small.jpg Liliane Vintens of Belgium (l.) and England's Ron Oldfield (r.) captured their second International Seniors Bowling Tour (ISBT) title this season in the 50+ Euro Bowling Open Sunday, August 17, at Euro Bowling in Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium. The eighth stop on the 2014 ISBT tour was scheduled to be in Brussels, but the tournament was unexpected cancelled by the organiser just four weeks before it was due to start. Euro Bowling to host the tournament and 71 men and 20 women still took part.

2014 ISBT

08/21/14

2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in 5 countries

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in five countries, three each in Belgium, France and Germany and one each in Italy and the Netherlands. Men and women age 50 and over bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The 2013 ISBT Masters Finals will be held in conjunction with the Dutch Senior Open on August 4 at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein Netherlands.

United States

08/21/14

Craig Nidiffer shoots big game to win 11th New Mexico Open

2014NMOpenCraigNidiffer2_small.jpgA new champion, the tenth different winner in the tournament's eleven years, was crowned Sunday at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA, when Craig Nidiffer (pictured) from the Detroit, Michigan, area caught two early breaks in his match against top seed, Brett Wolfe of Phoenix to beat the 2010 runner-up, 276-237, and to claim the $10,000 first prize. Wolfe, who lost to Andrew Cain a few years ago, received $5,500 as runner-up.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/19/14

13th CGSE World Youth Championships in Hong Kong comes to an end

Under-21 youth bowlers to be invited to compete in the 14th World Youth Championships in Lincoln, Neb., USA, in July 2016

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg 2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg Hong Kong was the center of the bowling world August 6-15, when the best Under-21 bowlers in the sport competed in the 13th World Youth Championships at SCAA Bowling Center. 262 players, 96 girls and 166 boys, from 46 World Bowling member federations participated in the biennial event and bowled for 10 gold, 10 silver and 18 bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Team of Four, All-Events and Masters.

PBA News

08/19/14

PBA Hall of Famer Gene Stus dies at 74

20140818PBAHoFGeneStus_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association has learned that PBA Hall of Famer and Senior Tour standout Gene Stus of Allen Park, Mich., died on Monday, August 18, at age 74. As a competitive bowler for most of his adult life, Stus had always wondered how he might have done on the PBA Tour. But the opportunity to compete in Tour competition didn't present itself until he was able to retire from General Motors after 32 years at the age of 50 and he became a regular on the Senior Tour, now called the PBA50 Tour.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

08/18/14

Coming in September: Live Coverage of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

144 players, 22 women and 122 men, from 21 countries have registered for last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season; three out of 20 qualifying squads are already fully booked

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpg As of today, 144 players, 22 women and 122 men, from 21 countries have registred for the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, the 16th event on the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the last "gold" tournament this season. Players will compete for total prize fund of 73.130 Euro or approx. $100,000. Sponsor Columbia 300 also offers Perfect Game and the Early Bird Awards. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna.

Coming in October

08/18/14

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

As of August 18th, 172 players, 35 women and 137 men, from eight countries have booked 367 entries; all information available on on a one-page flyer; EBT "Satellite" tournament offers guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying

2014NorwegianOpenLogo_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 total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgLive Coverage commences Thursday Oct. 9 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 12.

2014 WBT #12

08/17/14

Thailand event to finalize 2014 World Bowling Tour rankings

WBTLogo_small.jpgWith one event remaining, the 2014 World Bowling Tour schedule will come to a close next week with the top three men and top three women in the rankings earning spots in the World Bowling Tour Finals. The world's best players will descend upon Bangkok for the WBT Thailand event from Aug. 18-25 to finalize the rankings. Most of the spotlight will be shined on the men's division, which offers plenty of opportunity for players to still make the WBT Finals.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/15/14

Top-seeded Mirai Ishimoto, Jesper Svensson win WYC Masters gold in dramatic fashion

Both championship matches in the Under-21 World Youth Championships were decided in the last frame

2014WYCMastersGirlsGoldMiraiIshimoto_small.jpg 2014WYCMastersBoysGoldJesperSvensson_small.jpgMirai Ishimoto (l.), 16, of Japan and Jesper Svensson (r.), 19, of Sweden won the girls' and boys' championship matches of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships in dramatic fashion to earn the gold medals Friday afternoon at the 40-lane South China Athletic Association bowling center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. The victory banquet, slated for 7 p.m. at Panda Hotel, will conclude the 13th World Youth Championships.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/14/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Award

2015PBA5012WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer to earn the 2014 PBA50 Player of the Year crown Wednesday at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Williams, defeated Baker in the championship match, 268-224. With a win Baker could have earned the 16 points necessary to move ahead of Duke of Clermont, Florida, for the Player of the Year title.

2014 PBA50 Tour

08/14/14

2014 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2014 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 12 tournaments Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, California, Oregon, Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota including two majors, the PBA Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters, to be held back-to-back in Las Vegas in June. For the second consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the televised PBA50 Tour Finals which will be conducted during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in November.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/13/14

Japan girls, U.S. boys win coveted Team gold at 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

Shion Izumune (JPN) and Wesley Low (USA) also take the titles in All-Events

2014WYBoysTeamGoldUSA_small.jpg2014WYCGirlsTeamGoldJapan_small.jpgJapan's Shion Izumune, 15, and USA's Wesley Low, 17, averaged 213.11 and 234.67 to win the gold medals in All-Events at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships. As in Singles and Doubles, the Japanese girls earned the top seed for the Team finals. Low rolled the first 300 game of the Championships to lead the U.S. boys to the top seed.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/13/14

Wesley Low (USA) shoots 300 game at 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

2014WYCWesleyLow300HammerNail_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Wesley Low rolled the first 300 game of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China, in the first game of the second 3-game block of the Boys Team event. It was the fifth perfecto in WYC history and the fourth by a boy. PBA star Tommy Jones, United States, was the first youth bowler who achieved perfection (1996) and was followed Mubarak Al Muraikhi of Qatar (1998) and Syimir Abdul Razak of Malaysia (2010). Daniela Alvarado of Mexico (2008) is the only girl in the elite 300-club.

IBMA News

08/12/14

All Star Shannon Pluhowsky is July IBMA Bowler of the Month

2014BPAAWomensAllStarShannonPluhowsky2_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, has been chosen as the July 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Pluhowsky defeated Diana Zavjavola, Latvia, 225-212, for the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) Women's All Star tournament. Zavjavola had a one-pin lead after eight frames until an open frame from not converting a 2-4-8-10 split, giving Pluhowsky a chance to close out the match and the title.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/11/14

U.S. girls and Swedish boys win the gold medals in Doubles at 13th WYC

Sarah Lokker & Liz Kuhlkin defeat top-seeded Japanese girls to win the first gold medal of the Championships for USA; Swedes Markus Jansson & Pontus Andersson follow in the footprints of coach Robert Andersson with victory against U.S. boys

2014WYCGirlsDoublesSarahLokkerLizKuhlkin_small.jpg2014WYCBoysDoublesMarkusJanssonPontusAndersson_small.jpgSarah Lokker and Liz Kuhlkin (l.) from the United States of America and Swedes Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (r.) won two matches Monday evening at SCAA bowling center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, en route to claim gold in the girls and boys Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships.

ISBT Masters Finals 2013

08/11/14

Yvette Murrath, Carlo Greulich win 2013 ISBT season-ending Masters Finals

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Yvette Murrath (r.) of France and Germany's Carlo Greulich (l.) wrapped up the 2013 season of the International Seniors Bowling Tour with victory in the women's and men's ISBT Masters Finals August 4 at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherland. Every year, the top competitors from the ISBT series of tournaments are invited to participate in the Masters Final. There is no entry fee to participate and the prize fund is generated from the tournaments run during the year.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/09/14

Korea starts 13th CGSE World Youth Championships with gold medal sweep in Singles

Watch the Live Streaming from the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

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Tenpin Bowling powerhouse South Korea started the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships with a sweep of the gold medals in Under-21 Girls and Boys Singles Saturday evening at SCAA Bowling Center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. In the girl's title match, Yang Su Jin (r.) defeated Shion Izumune of Japan, 236-208, while Choi Woo Sub (r.) topped Wesley Low, USA, in an all-lefty affair, 226-214, to seal the victory in the boys' division.

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