American Bowling News Overview

Canada

01/20/16

Sandy Lowe retires from CTF High Performance Program

2010BWCSandyLowe_small.jpgThe Canadian Tenpin Federation, the governing body for Tenpin Bowling in Canada, has announced that long-time national team member and head coach, Sandy Lowe (pictured), has elected to retire from the High Performance Committee for CTF. Sandy worked for High Performance for five years after retiring from the head coach position, a position she held for 10 years after she retired from the Canadian national team. In her 10 years as a national team member, Sandy earned a respectable 17 medals for her country.

IBMA News

01/14/16

Gary Faulkner Jr. historic as December 2015 IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA23GaryFaulkner_small.jpgGary Faulkner Jr. (pictured), Memphis, Tennessee, has been unanimously selected as the December 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Faulkner won the Rolltech PBA World Championship, defeating E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Indiana, 216-178, in the title match, for his first Professional Bowlers Association title. Faulkner now joins 1993 PBA Tournament of Champions winner George Branham III as the only African American champions on the PBA Tour.

Canada

01/01/16

Canadian Tenpin Federation introduces new President Brian McMaster

2016CTFPresidentBrianMcMaster_small.jpg The Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) Board of Directors has elected Brian McMaster (pictured) as their new President. He will begin his new term January 1, 2016. McMaster has many years of related experience. In addition to three years as a CTF Director, he has been a Director on his Local Bowling Association (Niagara Peninsula) for 20+ years. The Executive Team includes Elaine Yamron as First Vice President and Cathy Innes as Second Vice President. Past President Brian Von Richter and Ron Molinski remain on as Directors.

Editorial

12/15/15

Lucas Wiseman, the main voice of BowlTV, leaves USBC after 13 successful years

2014WCAbuDhabiLucasWiseman_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Public Relations and Social Media Manager Lucas Wiseman has left USBC and will be moving into a new career outside the bowling industry later this month. Wiseman, who worked at USBC for 13 year and was the main voice of BowlTV, covered his last event at the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this week. As a pioneer of BowlTV's live streaming, Wiseman helped usher in a new era of bowling fans being able to watch the sport.

IBMA News

12/10/15

Ryan Ciminelli repeats as IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA18RyanCiminelli_small.jpgRyan Ciminelli (pictured), Cheektowaga, New York, has been unanimously selected as the November 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Ciminelli won his second PBA title in as many months, the Bowlmor AMF U.S Open, defeating Dom Barrett, Colchester, England, 236-223, in the title match. This is Ciminelli's first major title and fourth overall PBA title. He also becomes the fifth bowler in the last eight years to repeat as IBMA Kegel Bowler of the Month.

IBMA News

11/11/15

Ryan Ciminelli named October IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA17RyanCiminelli_small.jpg Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, New York, has been selected as the October 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Ciminelli won the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open defeating Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, New York, 269-211, in the title match. This was Ciminelli's third PBA title along with his first, the One A Day Earl Anthony Memorial Classic in 2011, and the Chameleon Championship at the 2013 PBA World Series of Bowling.

IBMA News

10/14/15

Liz Johnson stellar in September as IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PWBAPlayeroftheYearLizJohnson_small.jpgLiz Johnson, Cheektowaga, New York, has been unanimously selected as the IBMA September 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month. Johnson won the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open defeating Shannon O'Keefe of O' Fallon, Illinois, 190-189, in the title match. The following week, Johnson placed third in The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship, the final event in the PWBA season. Based on season-long points the USBC Hall of Famer added to her stellar 2015 season by being named PWBA Player of the Year.

Colombia

10/04/15

Masters champions crowned at PABCON Senior & Super Senior Championships

Edgardo Ruiz (PRC), Fransuesa Sacre (MEX), Bob Puttick (CAN) and Clara De Rivadeneira (COL) conclude the championships with victory in Masters match play

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The 4th Pan American Bowling Confederation Senior Championships and the 2nd PABCON Super Senior Championships concluded on Saturday Oct. 4 at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia. Edgardo Ruiz of Puerto Rico and Mexico's Fransuesa Sacre captured the men's and women's titles in the Senior division. Bob Puttick of Canada and Clara De Rivadeneira of Colombia earned the gold medals in the Super Senior division.

Colombia

10/03/15

Canadian men, Mexican women claim gold in Team event at PABCON Senior Championships

Canada's Super Seniors victorious in Mixed Team event; Edgardo Ruiz (PRC), Ghiselle Araujo (CRC), Julio Soto (COL) and Luz Marina Garcia (COL) emerge as All-Events champions

2015FEDECOBOLLogo_small.jpg The senior men from Canada and the senior women from Mexico claimed the gold medals in the four-player Team event at the 4th PABCON Senior Championships at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia, while the Canadian super seniors took the title in Mixed Foursome. Edgardo Ruiz (PRC) and Ghiselle Araujo (CRC) in the senior division and Julio Soto (COL) and Luz Marina Garcia (COL) in the super senior division emerged as All-Events champions.

Colombia

10/01/15

Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, Uruguay win Doubles gold at PABCON S/SS Championships

2015FEDECOBOLLogo_small.jpg Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia and Uruguay shared the gold medals in Doubles on the second day of competition in the PABCON Senior & Super Senior Championships Wednesday at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia. Michael Snow/Richard Lafleur (2552), Canada, and Maria Checa/Ghiselle Araujo (2214), Costa Rica, captured the men's and women's Senior titles, while Julio Soto/Ruben Cruz (2388), Colombia, and Silvia Juarez/Rosalia Brea (1968), Uruguay, won the Super Senior titles.

Colombia

09/30/15

Baltodano, Galeano, Soto, Algernon win gold in Singles at PABCON S/SS Championships

2015FEDECOBOLLogo_small.jpgThe PABCON Senior & Super Senior Championships featuring 97 bowlers from 13 countries kicked off with the Singles competition Tuesday at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia. Jacinto Baltodano (1357), Costa Rica, and Amanda Galeano (1164), Colombia, captured the men's and women's Senior titles, while Julio Soto (1285), Colombia, and Suzanne Algernon (1046), Venezuela, triumphed in the men's and women's Super Senior divisions.

Colombia

09/26/15

2015 PABCON Senior & Super Senior Championships starts on Tuesday

Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia (Sept. 27 - Oct. 4, 2015)

2015FEDECOBOLLogo_small.jpg The 4th PABCON Senior Championships and the 2nd PABCON Super Senior Championships will take place from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4 at Bolera Departamental, a 20-laner in Cali, Colombia. The seniors (age 50 and older) will bowl for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Teams, All-Events and Masters, while the super seniors (age 60 and above) will compete for medals in Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Mixed Teams, All-Events and Masters.

2015 PABCON Men

09/19/15

John Janawicz captures Masters gold at 2015 PABCON Men's Championships

Puerto Rico's Michael Fonseca earns silver medal; his teammates Israel Hernandez, Cristian Azcona share the bronze

2015PMCUSAJohnJanawicz_small.jpgTeam USA's John Janawicz (pictured) won the gold medal in Masters to cap off the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday. Janawicz cruised to a 2-0 victory over Puerto Rico's Michael Fonseca in the best-of-three championship match at AMF Bolera Paradise Lanes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "I was able to line up pretty quickly and I think that made it a little tough for him to come back," said Janawicz, who won silver in Masters at the 2007 PABCON Men's Championships.

2015 PABCON Men

09/18/15

Colombia beats USA for the Team gold at PABCON Men's Championships

Host Puerto Rico takes the bronze medal; Team USA's Marshall Kent captures the All-Events title

2015PMCTeamColombia_small.jpgColombia (pictured) grabbed the gold medal in the team event at the 2015 PABCON Men's Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, snapping Team USA's 26-year run of team titles in the event. Colombia posted a 6,223 pinfall total (207.4 average) to beat Team USA (6,162) by 61 pins with Puerto Rico taking third with a 6,075 total at AMF Bolera Paradise Lanes. Team USA's Kent captured the All-Events title with a 5,383 total (224.3 average).

2015 PABCON Men

09/17/15

USA takes gold, silver in Trios at PABCON Men's Championships

Marshall Kent leads in All-Events heading into the final six games in the Team event on Thursday

2015PMCTriosRashJanawiczKent_small.jpgThe United States of America took the top two spots in the Trios event Wednesday in the third event of the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships, while Colombia earned bronze. Team USA's John Janawicz (c.), Marshall Kent (r.) and Sean Rash (l.) earned the gold medal with a six-game total of 3,879 at AMF Bolera Paradise Lanes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kent leads in All-Events heading into the final six games in the Team event on Thursday.

2015 PABCON Men

09/16/15

Host Puerto Rico's Cristian Azcona, Israel Hernandez take Doubles gold

Team USA earns silver, bronze at PABCON Men's Championships

2015PMCDoublesCristianAzconaIsraelHernandez_small.jpg Puerto Rico took the gold medal, while Team USA earned the silver and bronze medals Tuesday in the doubles event at the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships. Cristian Azcona and Israel Hernandez gave host Puerto Rico the gold medal with a six-game total of 2,739 (228.3 average) on the 39-foot Seoul pattern at AMF Bolera Paradise Lanes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The victory gave Puerto Rico its first doubles title in the event since the 1993 American Zone Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico.

2015 PABCON Men

09/15/15

Team USA's John Janawicz takes PABCON Singles Gold in Puerto Rico

His teammate Chris Barnes takes the silver medal, while Venezuela's Reydnier Chavez captures the bronze

2015PMCSinglesPodium_small.jpgFueled by three big games, Team USA's John Janawicz (center) captured the gold medal in Singles Monday in the opening event of the 2015 PABCON Men's Championships. Janawicz had a six-game total of 1,319 (219.83 average) to take the gold medal at AMF Bolera Paradise Lanes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His teammate Chris Barnes (l.), who bowled alongside Janawicz in Singles, took the silver medal with 1,316, while Venezuela's Reydnier Chavez (r.) captured the bronze with 1,296.

IBMA News

09/09/15

Amleto Monacelli masters August IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA5009AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgAmleto Monacelli of Venezuela has been selected as the August 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Monacelli defeated Pete Weber, St. Ann, Missouri, for the USBC Senior Masters, 192-190 and 254-243 in a double-elimination rolloff. Monacelli (pictured with the tophy) conquered the elimination bracket and needed to twice defeat Weber, winner of the winner's bracket. Others obtaining votes this month were Ryan Shafer, Liz Kuhlkin, Mike Scroggins and Liz Johnson.

Team USA News

08/20/15

Team USA roster set for PABCON Men's Championships

PABCONLogo.jpgTeam USA will send a talented group of six bowlers to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships in Puerto Rico next month. The U.S. team will be made up of Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, John Janawicz of Winter Haven, Florida, Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois.

IBMA News

08/13/15

Longest-writing sports columnist, Mary Jane Sporar, dies at age 95

20150807IBMAMaryJaneSporar_small.jpg Mary Jane Sporar (nee Muhlig) formerly of Joliet, Ill., passed away peacefully at the Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Chicago Heights, Friday, August 7, 2015 at age 95. Well known female bowler and women's bowling advocate she wrote the bowling column for the Joliet Herald News for nearly 60 years and was the longest-writing sports columnist in the country. Sporar, an icon in the bowling industry, was inducted into seven Halls of Fame and garnered 73 industry awards for her work in print and on the radio.

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