2014 CAC Games

11/30/14

G贸ngora, Perez conclude Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Masters

El Salvador and Guatemala earn final two spots for the 2015 Pan American Games

2014CACGMastersWomenTop4_small.jpg2014CACGMastersMenTop4_small.jpg Sandra G贸ngora of Mexico and Puerto Rico's Francisco Perez concluded the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Masters. In the women's gold medal match, G贸ngora defeated Kamilah Dammers, Aruba, 235-211, to claim her second gold medal. Perez defeated Mario Quintero, Mexico, 245-207, to become the only three-time gold medalist.

Canada

11/28/14

Three new Directors join the Canadian Tenpin Federation Board

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The Canadian Tenpin Federation held elections for three CTF Director positions at their Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov 15th. Dave Kist, Calgary, AB, Blaine Boyle, Estevan, SK, and Jim Lester, Sarnia, ON were the successful candidates. Their three-year terms officially start on Jan 1, 2015. Outgoing Directors are Deborah Hope, Toronto, ON, Tyrel Rose, Montreal, QC, and Dan Tereck, Winnipeg, MB. There is currently one vacant Director position which will be filled by appointment in the near future.

2014 EBT #19 / 2015 WBT 3

11/27/14

Dom Barrett goes back-to-back in Qatar; defeats Stu Williams for his fourth career PBA title

2014EBT19Top4_small.jpgIn the title match of the 14th Qatar Open between England's PBA champions, Dominic Barrett defeated Stuart Williams, 395-388 over two games total pins, to defend his title and to win his fourth career title and 40,000 U.S. Dollar. It was also Barrett's 10th European Bowling Tour title. In the semi-finals, Barrett came back from a 26-pin deficit to defeat Martin Larsen of Sweden, 510-469. Williams, the No. 1 seed, ousted Cameron Weier, United States, in the other match, 434-421.

2014 European Bowling Tour

11/27/14

2014 European Bowling Tour concludes with Qatar Open

EBT's 15th season featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of almost one million Euro

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour concluded with the 14th Qatar Open, an EBT "Platinum" event, in Doha, Qatar. The 15th season featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. The total prize almost reached the one million Euro mark. Bowlingdigital provided live coverage from the Brunswick Euro Challenge, 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick as well as daily reports from most of the other events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

11/27/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 14-point lead to become 2014 EBT Point Leader

Qatar Open champion Dom Barrett (ENG) narrows the gap by 145 points to finish second; finishing second and third in the season-ending event in Doha, Stuart Williams (ENG), Martin Larsen (SWE) move into top 12 to qualify for EBT Masters

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reached one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event received ranking points. Those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women who qualified for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

11/27/14

Denmark's Kamilla Kjeldsen wins 2014 European Bowling Tour Women's Point Ranking

Qatar Open women's leader Mai Ginge Jensen (DEN) and second-place Diana Zavjalova (LAT) crack top 12 to qualify for the Masters as the 15th EBT season comes to an end

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reached one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event received ranking points. Those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women who qualified for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

Philippines

11/24/14

Just like old times for Paeng

Republished courtesy of journal.com.ph

2014NoblelandCupPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgSix-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, flashed his old deadly form to capture the Mixed Senior Masters and Mixed Open Masters titles in the 1st Nobleland Open Bowling Cup championships last Sunday at the E-Lanes Center in San Juan City. In addition to his two major crowns (his 127th & 128th career masters titles), the 57-year-old Nepomuceno, who holds the distinction of being the only four-time winner of the prestigious QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, also won the Mixed Open Singles event.

2015 World Bowling Tour #2

11/22/14

Song Si Ra wins Open Division title in It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament

Second-seeded Korean woman defeats tournament leader Choi Tae Seung in the title match to earn 40.000.000 Korean Won (approx. USD 35,925); Singapore's Cherie Tan emerges as Women's Division champion

2014ItsDaejeonOpenTop3_small.jpgIn an all-Korean title match between the top-seeded players, Song Si Ra (c.) defeated tournament leader Choi Tae Seung (l.), 231-205, to win the Open Division title in the It's Daejeon Open and the 40 million Korean Won top prize or approximately USD 35,925. The TV finals started with the Women's Division finale in which Cherie Tan of Singapore defeated Sung Gyeong Eun of Korea, 246-202, to claim the title and the 8 million Korean Won first prize check (approx. USD 7,185).

Column

11/21/14

Does lane oil evaporate? How long should the oil pattern sit before bowling?

Republished courtesy of The Inside Line, a Kegel Publication (November 19, 2014)

2012KegelBrandyPadilla_small.jpg When it comes to lane conditions, every person has their own ideas as to what they think works best. Mechanics, proprietors, and bowlers all have a difference of opinion when it comes to dressing the lanes. Ask 100 different people and you're likely to get 100 different answers. In bowling, it's one of those topics that just seems to create a lot of controversy and a lot of differences in opinions. Because of all these different opinions, we get many questions regarding what the best methods are for ensuring lanes are the same from day to day.

2014 BWC

11/18/14

Video featuring 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Champion Chris Barnes

2014BWCVideo6.jpg Chris Barnes of the United States defeated two opponents to claim the men's title in the 50th edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Entering the stepladder finals in best-of-three games format as the No. 3 qualifier, the six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist won his best-of-three-game semifinal match against Ukraine's Mykhaylo Kalika, 215-204, 300-219 and then swept top qualifier Tobias B枚rding of Germany, 269-248, 231-216 for the title. Barnes joined wife Lynda Barnes (2005) as the first husband-wife duo to win World Cup titles.

2014 PBA Tour #12

11/15/14

South Korea's Park Kyung Shin wins 28th Round1 Japan Cup

Eventual champ eliminates Loschetter, ends Williams' bid for history en route to title

2014PBA12ParkKyungShin_small.jpgSouth Korea's Park Kyung Shin (pictured) became his country's first Round1 Japan Cup winner Saturday when he defeated Japan's Akio Ishihara, 241-203, in the 28th edition of the international tournament. Park, who ended PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr.'s bid for history in the Round of 8 at Minami Suna Round1, earned $51,700 along with his title. Park also eliminated Chris Loschetter in the semifinal round, 244-166, ending the PBA's last hope for a title for the second straight year.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Chris Barnes sweeps two opponents to win men's title in 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCChrisBarnes4_small.jpgAfter qualifying for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup for the first time in his illustrious career, PBA star Chris Barnes swept his two opponents in the stepladder finals to win the men's title in the 50th anniversary edition of the prestigious event Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist defeated top-seeded Tobias B枚rding, Germany in the championship match, two-games-to-none.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Clara Juliana Guerrero wins the women's title at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Sky Bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014)

2014BWCClaraGuerrero7_small.jpgFourteen years after starting her international career with a runner-up finish at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal, Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia lifted the trophy after winning the 50th edition of the prestigious event at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 32-year-old two-time World Champion defeated Sin Li Jane in the deciding third game, 265-211, to claim the coveted title. The Malaysian ousted Brittni Hamilton, United States, two-games-to-one.

USBC News

11/08/14

Yannaras, Lantto, Rahn elected to 2015 USBC Hall of Fame class

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The USBC Hall of Fame will induct three new members in 2015 - all in the Outstanding USBC Performance category. Four-time USBC Open Championships titlist Gus Yannaras of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and two-time champion Sam Lantto of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, will join some of their teammates in the USBC Hall of Fame, while the late Fritzie Rahn (center) of Chicago, an eight-time winner at the USBC Women's Championships, was elected posthumously.

United States

11/04/14

PWBA accepting applications for host centers, unveils logo

2014PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA), which will re-launch next summer, now is accepting applications from bowling centers interested in serving as a host for a PWBA tournament. More than a decade after holding its last event, the PWBA Tour will re-launch in mid-summer of 2015 with a nine-event tour and a new logo. The PWBA has a three-year funding commitment from USBC and BPAA to support operations and provide guaranteed prize funds for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons.


PBA Special Events

11/03/14

Champions crowned in PBA Challenge Finals

PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional, PBA Women's Regional representatives compete in ESPN special event

2014PBAChallengeFinalists_small.jpgAmleto Monacelli of Venezuela and Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., Josh Blanchard of Gilbert, Ariz., and EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., Clara Guerrero of Colombia and Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, Calif., advanced to the finals of the PBA Challenge, a made-for-ESPN special event, which was held in conjunction with the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI Sunday Nov. 2 at South Point Bowling Plaza. The ESPN telecast will air on Sunday, Jan. 19.


2014 PBA Tour #7-10

11/02/14

Four champions crowned in PBA WSOB VI "Animal Pattern" Championships

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The sixth edition of the PBA World Series, scheduled for Oct. 25-Nov. 1 at South Point in Las Vegas, featured four animal pattern championships. The champions of the Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships, which were conducted on lane conditioning patterns that bear those animal names, were determined in Saturday's stepladder finals at the brand new state-of-the-art South Point Bowling Plaza for delayed broadcast on ESPN. Note: These scores not have not been broadcast on television yet.

2014 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #8

10/27/14

Sharon Limansantoso, Mike Chan victorious in ABF Tour Indonesia leg

Indonesia's Limansantoso uses her second victory this season to win the 2014 women's point ranking; Hong Kong's Chan earns his first career title on the Asian Bowling Federation Tour

2014ABFT08MikeChanSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgSharon Limansantoso (r.) of Indonesia and Hong Kong's Mike Chan (l.) of Hong Kong captured the titles in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour's Indonesia leg Monday at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta. Limansantoso topped her fellow Indonesian national squad member Nadia Pramanik in the women's title match, 202-163. Chan survived a low-scoring encounter against Sonny Njoto, Indonesia, 183-181, to win his first career title on the Asian Bowling Federation Tour.

2015 WBT

10/18/14

2015 World Bowling Tour season set to kick off

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The World Bowling Tour again will feature events from every zone in 2015 as the tour kicks off its fifth season. The 2015 schedule, which actually includes five events from late 2014, will consist of 16 events, and begins with the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, from Oct. 26-Nov. 2. The top three men and top three women in the WBT points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

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

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Norwegian standout and long-time national team member Tore Torgersen (pictured left with second-place Mads Sandb忙kken, 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.

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