20154 PBA Tour #2


Parker Bohn III wins top berth for PBA Players Championship Finals

PBA Hall of Famer climbs from 69th after Round One to lead top five into stepladder finals

2014PBAParkerBohn_small.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (pictured left) of Jackson, N.J., won seven of his eight matches and tied the other Thursday afternoon at AMF Bowlero to complete a rally from 69th place after Round One to claim the top berth for the PBA Players Championship stepladder finals. Bohn, a 33-time PBA Tour champion, threw games of 248, 287, 266, 258, 247, 279, 238 and 270 during the final round of match play to finish the Players Championship with a 36-game total of 9,222 pins.

USBC Awards


Recipients of USBC National Recognition Awards selected

2015USBCLogo_small.jpg Sue Pinski of Perrysburg, Ohio, Dick Atkinson of Harker Heights, Texas, and Joe Spain Jr. of Roswell, Georgia, have been named the recipients of the 2015 USBC National Recognition Awards. Pinski has been named USBC Proprietor of the Year, Atkinson was selected for the USBC Joyce Deitch Unity Award and Spain will receive the USBC Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service. The award winners will be recognized during the 2015 USBC Convention in April.

IBMA Awards


Tish Johnson, Pete Weber elected IBMA Senior Bowlers of the Year for 2014

2014BPAAWomensAllStarTishJohnson_small.jpg 2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpgJoan Romeo, President of the International Bowling Media Association (IBMA), has announced that Tish Johnson (l.) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Pete Weber (r.) of St. Ann, Mo., have been elected Senior Bowlers of the Year for 2014. Johnson led the female voting with 148 points with Paula Vidad of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a distant second (59). Weber topped the male ballot with 110 points, followed by Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla. (76).

Industry News


900 Global partners with European Bowling Distribution

2015EBDLogo_small.jpg European Bowling Distribution (EBD) has announced a master distributor partnership with Global Manufacturing LLC, San Antonio, Texas. EBD will handle all sales and shipping of 900 Global balls, bags and accessories throughout their distribution network in Europe and the Middle East, including Russia and North Africa. The current portfolio distributed by EBD consists of 900 Global, AMF300, Dexter, Ebonite International, Kegel, QubicaAMF, Storm and Twister.



BPAA partners with Award Company of America

2010BPAALogo_small.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) and Award Company of America (ACA) have reached an agreement to make ACA the Official Awards Partner for BPAA centers. ACA provides a full line of awards and special products, including specialty items, to public and private organizations throughout the world. ACA also works with local and state associations of the United States Bowling Congress to provide awards.

2015 PBA Tour #2 & 3


DJ Archer bids for second title as PBA Players Championship leader

'Odd couple' Williams, Smallwood lead Mark Roth/Marshall Holman Doubles finalists into match play

2014PBADJArcher2_small.jpg2014PBARonnieRussell2_small.jpgAfter 12 years and 159 tournaments before winning his first title, DJ Archer (l.) of Friendswood, Texas, put himself into position for a second PBA Tour title Wednesday as the leader in the PBA Players Championship at AMF Bowlero, winning seven of his first eight matches and averaging 244.25. Archer will take a 42-pin lead over Ronnie Russell (r.) of Marion, Ind., who is going through a similar career renaissance, into the final two rounds of match play Thursday.



Five nominees selected for USBC Board positions

2015USBCLogo_small.jpg The USBC Nominating Committee has slated five candidates for three open positions on the USBC Board of Directors. Incumbents Karen Jost of Olympia, Washington, and Steve O’Brien of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, are joined by Jay Daryman of York, Pennsylvania, Lynda Isaacs of Richmond, Indiana, and Jeff Ussery of Tonganoxie, Kansas, as candidates for the USBC Board. Delegates at the 2015 USBC Convention in Omaha, Nebraska, will vote during the Annual Meeting on April 30.

20154 PBA Tour #4


Jason Belmonte looks to make more history at USBC Masters


Last year, Jason Belmonte (pictured left) of Australia accomplished something that hadn't been done in nearly 50 years. Next week, he will attempt to accomplish something no bowler has done in the 64-year history of the USBC Masters. Belmonte made history last year by becoming just the third player to win the USBC Masters in back-to-back years. No bowler has ever won the event three consecutive years. The two-handed star will again be the player to beat when the Masters kicks off with the first round Tuesday, Feb. 4.

2015 PBA Tour


2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 21 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan in cooperation with the Japan PBA. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, nine international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 PBA Tour will conclude with the Detroit Open December 11-13 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich.

2015 MEC


Israel announces team for Men's European Championships 2015 in Aalborg, Denmark

2015MECTeamIsraelselected_small.jpgThe Israel Bowling Federation has announced the six players who will represent Israel in the 2015 Men's European Championships, which will be held from June 3-14 at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The qualifying tournament at Hutzot bowling center in Haifa featured a 38-game format over six days on medium, long and dual lane condition. The top four qualifiers plus the top two players of the Israeli National Ranking made the team for Denmark (pictured).

PBA Awards


Australia's Jason Belmonte wins second consecutive PBA Player of the Year Award

Marshall Kent is Rookie of Year; Brett Spangler wins Nagy Sportsmanship Award, Missy Parkin receives Reyes Community Service Award

2014PBAAwardWinners_small.jpgWith another outstanding record in 2014 PBA Tour major championships, Australian two-handed competitor Jason Belmonte picked up where he left off in 2012-13 to earn his second consecutive GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year award. Belmonte, along 2014 Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year Marshall Kent, Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner Brett Spangler and Tony Reyes PBA Community Service Award winner Missy Parkin, were recognized Monday.

215 AsC


Ryan Lalisang, New Hui Fen win Men's and Women's Masters title at 23rd Asian Championships

Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand (January 15-26, 2015)

2015AsCMastersChampionsRyanLalisangNewHuiFen_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (l.) of Indonesia and Singapore's New Hui Fen (r.), who dominated the match play rounds to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals, finished with big games to end the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in Men's and Women's Masters Monday, January 26 at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Korea led the medal tally with six gold, four silver and five bronze medals.

PBA Special Events


ESPN's Super Bowl Sunday telecast of CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational moves to 2 p.m. ET

AMF Bowl-O-Drome Lanes in Torrance, Calif., USA (January 8, 2015)

2015CP3PBACelebrityInternationalLogo_small.jpg ESPN has moved up the time for airing of Chris Paul's CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by Bowlmor AMF from 4:30 p.m. ET to 2 p.m. ET on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1). The telecast will also be increased from 90 minutes to two hours. The CP3 fundraiser, which will again include a diverse group of celebrities and PBA Tour stars and has become a tradition on Super Bowl Sunday, was staged January 8 at AMF Bowl-O-Drome in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance, Calif.

2015 AsC Thailand


Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang is the top seed in Men's Masters stepladder finals

Korea's Hong Hae Sol takes on Kuwait's Mostafa Al-Mousawi in the opening match

2015AsCMenMastersTop3Finalists_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (center) of Indonesia, who led the field after the first eight games on medium oil, posted the highest 1878 series on long oil Monday to earn the No. 1 seed for the Men's Masters stepladder finals starting at 5 p.m. local time (ICT). Trailing Lalisang by 145 pins to finish in second place was Hong Hae Sol (l.) of Korea, who leaped from fourth to second place with 3756. Hong will bowl Mostafa Al-Mousawi (r.) in the semifinal match. The Kuwaiti maintained third place with 3714.

2015 AsC Thailand


Singapore's New Hui Fen earns No. 1 seed for Women's Masters stepladder finals

Korea's Son Yun Hee and Malaysia's Sin Li Jane square off in the semifinal match

2015AsCWomenMastersTop3Finalists_small.jpgNew Hui Fen (center) of Singapore earned the No. 1 seed for the Women's Masters stepladder finals of the 23rd Asian Championships Monday, 5 p.m. ICT at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. New, who averaged 236.13 on long oil winning five of her eight matches, widened her lead to 308 pins and is one win away from the gold medal. Her opponent in the title match will be determined between Korea's Son Yun Hee (l.) and Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia.

2015 AsC Thailand


New Hui Fen takes commanding lead as Women's Masters match play reaches halfway point

Singaporean averages 253.63 and wins seven out of eight matches on medium oil to take a 251 pin lead into the second round on long oil Monday; Korea's Son Yun Hee becomes the second woman in Asian Championships history to roll a 300 game

2015AsCWomenMastersLeeNewLarasati_small.jpgNew Hui Fen (center) of Singapore has almost secured her spot in the Masters finals of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships as the women's round robin match play has reached the halfway point Sunday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. New averaged of 253.63 on medium oil and totaled 2099 pins to lead Lee Young Seung (l.) of Korea by 251 pins. Lee was second with 1848 and was followed by Alisha Nabila Larasati (r.) of Indonsia in third place with 1824.

2015 AsC Thailand


Ryan Lalisang takes first-round lead in Men's Masters match play

Indonesian averages 237.88 and wins seven of his eight matches on medium oil; Yeri Ramadona (INA) and Hong Hae Sol (KOR) bring the number of 300 games to six


Ryan Lalisang (center) of Indonesia averaged 237.88 in the first match play round to take the lead in the Men's Masters competition of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Sunday morning at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand with 1973 total including 70 bonus pins. Choi Bok Eum (l.) of Korea was 79 pins behind in second place with 1894 and was followed by Mostafa Al-Mousawi (r.) of Kuwait, who sits in third place with 1880.

2015 AsC Thailand


Korean men complete "Triple Crown" of major Team victories at 23rd Asian Championships

Koreans average over 228 to win their third gold medal of the Championships by more than 200 pins over Malaysia and Thailand; Park Jong Woo wins the fourth gold medal in All-Events


Park Jong Woo, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Jun Yung, Kang Hee Won, Hong Hae Sol and Choi Bok Eum of Korea (pictured) averaged 228.47 for three games on medium oil Saturday afternoon at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand, to easily win the gold medal in the prestigious five-player Team event at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships. Malaysia finished second and Thailand was third. Park Jong Woo earned the gold medal in All-Events by averaging 228.25 for 24 games.

2015 AsC Thailand


Korean women end winless streak in five-player Team event, All-Events in Thailand

Korean fivesome start second block on medium oil with 1182 game to cruise to victory at 23rd Asian Championships; Jung Da Wun captures the gold medal in All-Events

2015AsCWomenTeamKorea2_small.jpgKorea (pictured) with Jung Da Wun, Jun Gwi Ae, Kim Jin Sun, Lee Young Seung, Jeon Eun Hee and Son Yun Hee averaged 207.33 on medium oil to overtake Singapore and to win the first gold medal for the Korean women in the 23rd Asian Championships in the prestigious five-player Team event. The Koreans came out of the gates with a huge 1182 game to shoot into the lead and never looked back. Jung Da Wun averaged 222 for 24 games to earn another gold in All-Events.

20154 PBA Spare Shots #4


Tickets for ESPN telecasts in Indianapolis now available

PBA Network signs sponsorship pact with League Pals; PBA Regional activity back to full swing in February

201112PBALogo_small.jpgTickets for the live ESPN telecast of the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, and finals of the PBA Players Championship and Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship in Indianapolis are now on sale on the PBA website. The "tripleheader" ESPN weekend begins with the finals of the Players Championship on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. ET. The TOC stepladder finals will air live on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. The Roth/Holman Doubles finals will be contested at 4:30 p.m.

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