Bjørn Einar Rudshagen wins his second consecutive title in the IDM Bucharest Open

Norwegian defeats Finnish two-hander Osku Palermaa in the championship match to defend his title

2014BucharestOpenBjornEinarRudshagen_small.jpg In a high scoring championship match, defending champion and tournament leader, Bjørn Einar Rudshagen (pictured) of Norway, topped Finnish two-hander Osku Palermaa, 257-248, to win his second consecutive title in the IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open and the 3.500 Euro top prize Sunday at IDM bowling center in Bucharest, Romania. Rudshagen was the second Norwegian national team member after Tore Torgersen, winner of the Norwegian Open, who won an international title on Sunday, Oct. 12.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17


Tore Torgersen cruises to victory in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

Norwegian averages over 250 to capture his fourth career win on the European Bowling Tour; ends 13-year title drought in Oslo, Norway


Norwegian standout and long-time national team member Tore Torgersen (pictured left with second-place Mads Sandbækken, left) cruised to victory in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick to capture his fourth career European Bowling Tour title and the 40.000 Norwegian Kronor top prize. Torgersen posted a record 844-series in Final Round 4, an average of 281.33 for three games, to take a 74-pin lead into the championships round and never looked back.



Women's Bowling Tour re-launches with three-year funding commitment from USBC and BPAA

PWBA_Logo_1110.jpgThe Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour will re-launch in 2015 with a three-year funding commitment from the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA). Preliminary plans call for a nine-event tour running from mid-summer through early fall. Events will have a Friday-Sunday format. The initial framework for the 2015 PWBA Tour calls for eight regular-season tour events culminating in a PWBA Tour Championship as the ninth event.

PBA News


New "Xtra Frame Season Ticket" offers front row seat to 2015 PBA Season

Special offer provides up to 15 months of online video-streaming for price of 12 plus free PBA Yearbook


The Professional Bowlers Association's exclusive online video-streaming service, Xtra Frame, is now offering PBA fans around the world a front row seat to an expanded 2015 season through a new Xtra Frame Season Ticket which will provide subscribers with up to 15 months of access for the price of 12 months, plus a copy of the new 2015 PBA Yearbook. Everyone who enrolls in the XF Season Ticket program by no later November 30 will receive access to Xtra Frame through December 31, 2015.



Julien Sermand wins Masters title at 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup

Made-for-TV event featured six TV finals in three different cities in Western France and offered roughly 6.000 Euro for the finalists

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup took place from October 5-9 in three cities in Western France featuring six televised finals for delayed airing on Eurosport 2, Angers Tele and TV Rennes 35. 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia were invited by organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion to compete in Men's Singles, Team, Doubles and Masters as well as a Women's Team Challenge and a Baker Mixed Doubles.

Industry News


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PBA News


PBA, Bowlmor AMF sign entitlement partnership agreement

Bowlmor AMF to become Official Partner of PBA, host of Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational


The Professional Bowlers Association and Bowlmor AMF, the world's largest operator of bowling centers, have entered into an entitlement partnership agreement that will make Bowlmor AMF an official partner of the PBA and official host of the 2015 Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by AMF on Jan. 8 at AMF Bowl-O-Drome Lanes in Torrance, California. The agreement was announced today by PBA Commissioner Tom Clark and Bowlmor AMF CEO Tom Shannon.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16


England's Paul Moor wins his 15th career EBT title in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Rolls a near-perfect game to defeat 15-time PBA champion Tommy Jones in the title match, 265-219

2014EBT16GrossMoorQuitter_small.jpgPaul Moor (center, with Tournament Director Thomas Gross, left, and Mike Quitter, Tournament Ambassador for Ebonite International) of England threw eleven strikes to become the first left-handed winner of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Sunday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Moor defeated 15-time PBA champion Tommy Jones, United States, in the title match, 265-219, to win his 15th career European Bowling Tour title and the 7.000 Euro top prize.

2014 ISBT #10


Liliane Vintens, Lol Ellis conclude 2014 ISBT season with victory in French Senior Open

2014ISBT10LilianeVintensLolEllis_small.jpgLiliane Vintens (left) of Belgium and England's Lol Ellis (right) walked a way the winners in the women's and men's division of the French Senior Open, which was held from September 24-28 at Planet Bowling in Lomme, France. The tenth and last stop on the 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour was a return to France, this time to Planet Bowling in Lomme. There is always a strong French entry for this tournament, and this year it attracted an entry list of 70 men and 24 women.

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2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour - Schedule & Champions

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour featured 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 bowled 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 were held in conjunction with the Dutch Senior Open at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein Netherlands.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #36


Battles for PBA regional, women's regional finals berths almost over

MOTIV to give away free bowling balls in PBA Xtra Frame, WSOB promotions; Mike Bailey spoils Tyler Jensen's back-to-back bid

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgThe battles for eight PBA Regional, eight PBA Women's Regional and eight PBA50 Tour berths in the PBA World Series of Bowling VI is almost over with the Sunday, Oct. 12, qualifying deadline rapidly approaching. In each case, eight players will earn paid entries into the World Series and they will compete in eight-game round-robin match play events on Friday, Oct. 24, at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas to determine the top two individuals who will advance to the new PBA Challenge Finals.



International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame announces launch of online store on eBay

Monthly sale to include bowling and other sports memorabilia

IBMHOFPhotoautographedByDickWeberJoeNorris_small.jpg The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBMHOF) announced the launch of its new online Bowling Museum Store where it will hold monthly auctions of bowling and other sports memorabilia. Proceeds from sales will benefit IBMHOF in its mission to preserve the history of bowling. The IBMHF plans to rotate items up for sale on a monthly basis, giving shoppers a new set of items on which to bid. The auction will take place in The Bowling Museum Store on eBay where bidders will find information on how to participate in the auction.

2014 Asian Games


Park Jong Woo concludes Asian Games bowling competition with victory in Men's Masters

Wu Siu Hong earns the silver medal, Shaker Al-Hassan takes the bronze

2014AsianGamesParkJongWoo4_small.jpg2014AsianGamesWuSiuHong4_small.jpgPark Jong Woo (l.) of Korea, who started the day in seventh place, topped Wu Siu Hong (r.) of Hong Kong by six pins, 407-401, to claim his third gold medal of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in Men's Masters. The All-Events and Team gold medalist, averaged 216,13 and won six of his eight matches on long oil earlier today en route to leap six spots and to take the top seed for the three-player stepladder finals.

2014 Asian Games


Lee Na Young wins fourth gold medal at Asian Games in Women's Masters

Wang Ya Ting earns the silver medal, Son Yun Hee takes the bronze

2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoung5_small.jpg2014AsianGamesWangYaTing_small.jpgLee Na Young (l.) of Korea defeated Wang Ya Ting (r.) of Chinese Taipei, in the title match of the Women's Masters stepladder finals, 477-437, to win her fourth gold medal in the 17th Asian Games bowling competition Thursday at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium. Lee, who has won gold in Trios, Team and All-Events, took a 21-pin after the first game in the two-games-total-pins format, 223-202, and cruised to victory with a 254-235 strikefest.

Team USA News


Qualifying for 2015 Pan American Games open to all USBC members

2015PanAmGamesLogo_small.jpgAll United States Bowling Congress members will have a chance to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto in July based on the qualification process recently announced. Two men and two women will represent Team USA at the Pan American Games, an Americas version of the Olympic Games which includes the sports of the Olympic program plus additional sports that currently are not part of the Olympics.



Maria Bulanova, Alexey Parshukov clinch BWC and ECC berths

Win Russian qualifier to represent their country at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland and the European Champions Cup in Iceland

2014BWCRUSQMariaBulanovaAlexeyParshukov_small.jpgRussian national team members Maria Bulanova of Nizny Novgorod and Alexey Parshukov of Ekaterinburg (pictured l-r) won the Russian World Cup Qualifier to clinch a berth in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014). In addition, the duo will also represent Russia in the European Champions Cup which will be held at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland (October 13-19, 2014).

Industry News


Global Manufacturing reaches licensing agreement with QubicaAMF Worldwide

GlobalManufacturingLogo_small.jpg Global Manufacturing has announced that a licensing agreement has been reached with QubicaAMF Worldwide. The agreement will allow Global Manufacturing to market and sell the AMF brand of balls, bags, accessories, and Vacu-Jig Pro Shop equipment. Global Manufacturing, formally known as 900 Global LLC, has been the official licensee of AMF consumer products since 2007.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #35


Pete Weber makes surprise appearance on ESPN'S SportsNation

Xtra Frame to cover 2015 Teen Masters, Collegiate Masters; E.J. Tackett wins fourth regional title in Ohio


PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, visiting Los Angeles to "star" in an upcoming ESPN "This is Sports Center" commercial, was also invited to make a surprise appearance on ESPN's SportsNation where he participated with hosts Michelle Beadle, Marcellus Wiley and Max Kellerman in a fan-interactive game called "That's how I roll…" The almost nine-minute segment closed with fans voting Weber's enthusiastic reaction at the U.S. Open "Who do you think you are?" as best "meltdown".

USBC Coaching


New USBC Bowling Academy website offers premium online instruction for bowlers

2014BowlingAcademyLogo_small.jpg Bowlers looking for instruction, lessons and advice to improve their games now can tap into the knowledge of top coaches online through the new USBC Bowling Academy website. The USBC Bowling Academy is an online collection of instructional videos featuring Team USA, USBC-certified Gold coaches and top professionals. Each topic features free and premium content. Bowlers will be able to subscribe to premium content on a monthly or yearly basis.

2014 Men's World Championships


Bulletin No. 2 for the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi (UAE) is out

As of Sept. 23, 24 countries have registered for the Championships Dec. 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE; championship registration and hotel registration deadlines are Oct. 1; a long and a medium pattern will be used for the Championships

2014MWCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association has released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2014 Men's World Championships giving an update on visa information, championship registration and hotel registration deadlines (Oct. 1, 2014). The Championships, hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City, will be held December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Abu Dhabi.

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