2016 ABF Tour #4

07/18/16

Michael Mak, Han Kyeo Rae triumph in ABF Tour Hong Kong leg

Mak defeats Hardy Rachmadian in roll-off to win his second consecutive ABF Tour title; Han prevails in all-Korean women's final over Lee Na Young

2016ABFT04MichaelMakHanKyeoRae_small.jpg Michael Mak of Hong Kong (l.) continued hot hand and captured his third title in 10 days and the second consecutive on the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour defeating Hardy Rachmadian, Indonesia, in roll-off on home turf Monday at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In an all-Korean women's final, Han Kyeo Rae (r.) topped Lee Na Young, 241-211, to seal the victory. Both champions received US$1,000 apiece while the runner-ups got US$500.

2016 ABF Tour

07/18/16

2016 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2016 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of six legs in East Asia featuring the top 16 Asian men and the top 16 Asian women of the foregoing international open tournaments, and four ranking tournaments in the Middle East in which the top 16 men in the finals standings receive ranking points. Alisports, the official partner of the ABF Tour provides US$4,000 for each of the six legs. The top 16 men and women at the end of the 2016 season will qualify for the Tournament of Champions in 2017.

2016 European Bowling Tour #9

07/17/16

Dominic Barrett three-peats as San Marino Open champion

Englishman averages 255 in Eliminator finals to win his 12th career European Bowling Tour title and the third in a row in San Marino

2016EBT09DominicBarrett_small.jpgDominic Barrett of England averaged 255 in the eliminator finals of the Storm San Marino Open to win the European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament for the third year in a row Sunday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. It was the 12th victory on the European Bowling Tour for Barrett, who pocketed the 8.000 Euro top prize. Sin Li Jane of Malaysia was the best woman in second place with Martin Larsen of Sweden in third place and Joline Persson Planefors of Sweden in fourth place.

Hong Kong

07/17/16

Lalisang, Cheah claim Open Masters titles at 42nd Hong Kong International

2016HKGOpenEstherCheahRyanLalisang_small.jpg Ryan Lalisang (r.) of Indonesia and Esther Cheah (l.) of Malaysia claimed the men's and women's Open Masters titles in the 42nd Hong Kong International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships Sunday at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In the men's championship match, top-seeded Lalisang defeated Michael Mak of Hong Kong, 207-167. In the women's finals, second-seeded Cheah topped defending champion Lim So Hyun of Korea twice to seal the victory.

2016 PWBA Tour #11

07/17/16

Lindsay Boomershine top seed at PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open

2016PWBA11Finalists_small.jpgSetting goals provides a player in any sport a special focus during a long season. For Lindsay Boomershine, the goal for the 2016 PWBA Tour season was simple – to not be 17th. Boomershine, of Perry, Utah, went 5-1 in match play at the PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open on Saturday to earn the top seed for the televised stepladder finals. She will be joined on the TV show by Colombia's Rocio Restrepo along with Stefanie Johnson and Kelly Kulick.

United States

07/15/16

2016 USBC Women's Championships concludes in Las Vegas

2016USBCWCLogoInfusion_small.jpgThe 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships wrapped up at the South Point Bowling Plaza on Monday as the final competitors hit the lanes and helped bring the 97th edition of the world's largest participatory sporting event for women to a close. The 2016 tournament kicked off April 9 and it saw 6,123 four-player teams make their way to the new $35-million venue over the course of the 94-day event. All standings are unofficial and pending final verification.

PBA News

07/14/16

Jason Belmonte wins back-to-back Best Bowler ESPY Awards

Australian two-hander earns third overall award during ceremonies in Los Angeles

2016PBA03JasonBelmonte2_small.jpg Jason Belmonte of Australia earned his second consecutive and third overall Best Bowler ESPY Award Wednesday evening during the 2016 ESPY Awards ceremonies at the Microsoft Theater. Belmonte, who won his first ESPY Award in 2011, was among winners in a variety of sports and special moment categories that were determined by fan voting. The winners were announced during ABC-TV's live ESPY Awards telecast. Also nominated were Ryan Ciminelli, Jesper Svensson and Anthony Simonsen.

United States

07/13/16

2016 USBC Open Championships concludes at National Bowling Stadium

2016OCHiggysAquarium_small.jpgAfter a few close calls, everything finally fell into place for Dan Higgins of Westerville, Ohio, and his teammates, and they headline the list of champions at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, which finished its 129-day run Monday at the National Bowling Stadium. Higgins helped Higgy's Aquarium to the Team All-Events title with a 10,041 total, marking only the 59th time in 113 years of tournament history the 10,000-pinfall mark has been surpassed.

Brazil

07/13/16

Roberta Rodrigues, Renan Zoghaib win 25th QubicaAMF Brazil Bowling Cup

2016BWCQBrazil_small.jpgRoberta Rodrigues and Renan Zoghaib captured the women's and men's title in the 25th QubicaAMF Brazil Bowling Cup, sponsored by Pin1 Bowling Supply - QubicaAMF, Sunday, July 10, at Dragon Bowling Center Norte in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The winners will represent their country at the 52th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which will be held at Hao's Bowling in Shanghai, China October 14-23, 2016. It will be the third World Cup for Zoghaib and the second for Rodrigues.

USBC Youth

07/13/16

2016 Junior Gold Championships kicks off this weekend in Indianapolis

Bowling.com USBC Youth Open starts Thursday

2016JGCLogo_small.jpg More than 3,300 youth bowlers, the largest field in tournament history, are scheduled to compete at the 2016 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master, and the weeklong event will kick off with this weekend in Indianapolis with the trade show and opening ceremonies. The Junior Gold Championships features the top youth bowlers (U20, U15 and U12) in the country seeking national titles, spots on Junior Team USA and scholarship money.

2016 PWBA Tour #6

07/13/16

Shannon O'Keefe captures third title at Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open

2016PWBA06ShannonOKeefe3_small.jpgShannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, wasted no time in the title match, defeating Colombia native Clara Guerrero of Pflugerville, Texas, 252-203, to win the Pepsi Professional Women's Bowling Association Lincoln Open, her third career PWBA title and second of the 2016 season. For O'Keefe, her success in 2016 might not be possible without her previous television experiences. Through repetition, the 37-year-old right-hander has learned how to control her emotions when competing on television.

IBMA News

07/13/16

PDW repeats as IBMA Kegel Bowler of the Month

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Pete Weber, St. Ann, Missouri, has been chosen as the June 2016 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Weber won two PBA50 majors in the month. He defeated Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Township, Michigan, 223-184, for the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open title, presented by 900 Global, and edged Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 266-263 in the second and deciding game to win the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters.

USBC News

07/12/16

Disqualifications at USBC Open Championships due to unreported Sport averages

2016IBMAGMChadMurphy2_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has disqualified several bowlers from the 2016 USBC Open Championships for bowling in the Classified Division using Sport averages reported as Standard averages. "Average integrity continues to be a serious issue for our sport and USBC is committed to aggressively enforcing our rules in this area," USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy (pictured) said. "The Open Championships will not tolerate bowlers competing in a lower division due to an unreported Sport-league average or any average manipulation tactic."

United States

07/12/16

2016 USBC Mixed comes to a close in Las Vegas

2016USBCMixedGoBearsofBenicia_small.jpgThe 2016 USBC Mixed concluded its second run alongside the USBC Women's Championships on Sunday. The USBC Mixed, which made its debut in 2015 in Reno, Nevada, kicked off April 10 and featured four-player mixed team (two men and two women), mixed doubles (one man and one woman) and open singles competition. Mixed team events were held at the new South Point Bowling Plaza, while doubles and singles were contested at the South Point Bowler Center.

Chinese Taipei

07/11/16

Michael Mak, Huang Chiung-Yao take 16th Chinese Taipei International Open titles

2016TPEOpenHuangChiungYaoMichaelMak_small.jpgHong Kong's Michael Mak and Chinese Taipei's Huang Chiung-Yao emerged as men's and women's Open Masters champion of the 16th Chinese Taipei International Open Bowling Championships Saturday at Southern Bowling Center in Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei. Top-seeded Mak held off Wu Hao-Ming, Chinese Taipei, in the men's title match, 257-244. Huang, seeded second in an all-Chinese Taipei women's stepladder finals, had to defeat top-seeded Chang Yu-Hsuan twice to win the title.

2016 European Bowling Tour #8

07/10/16

Ray Teece wins all-English Brunswick Madrid Challenge finals

Teece defeats PBA champions Dom Barrett and Stu Williams on his way to win his first European Bowling Tour title; follows in the footprints of his brother Richard

2016EBT08ChampionRayTeece_small.jpg In an all-English stepladder final, Ray Teece (pictured) defeated England's PBA champions Dom Barrett and Stu Williams in two almost identical games to win the 4th Brunswick Madrid Challenge and the 6.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain. By winning his first European Bowling Tour title, Ray followed in the footprints of his younger brother Richard, who owns two EBT titles, including the Odense International, the previous stop of the European Bowling Tour in Denmark last month.

Industry News

07/10/16

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2016 PWBA Tour #10

07/10/16

Shannon O'Keefe earns top seed at PWBA Rochester Open

2016PWBA10Finalists_small.jpgShannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, has been on a tear this season, and her torrid pace continued this week as she earned the top seed for the televised finals of the 2016 PWBA Rochester Open at AMF Gates Lanes in Rochester, N.Y. O'Keefe (l.), who led qualifying on Friday, only won two matches during match play Saturday, but she'd built enough of a lead to hold off the field and earn the top spot for the stepladder finals, which will air Tuesday, Aug. 23, on CBS Sports Network.

PBA News

07/09/16

Adam Zimmerman, Breanna Clemmer win Teen Masters High School Bowling Championships

2016TeenMastersAdanZimmerman_small.jpg 2016TeenMastersBreannaClemmer_small.jpg Adam Zimmerman (l.) of Deer Park, N.Y., and three-time Junior Team USA member Breanna Clemmer (r.) of Clover, S.C., won the boy's and girls' division titles in the Teen Masters High School Bowling Championships at Sawgrass Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday. Each was $6,000 scholarships. Kirk Mowl of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Mabel Cummins of Elburn, Ill., were the boys' and girls' U14 division winners as the highest finishing players in their age group.

Industry News

07/08/16

Lucky Bowl Expo attendee wins $5,000 in QubicaAMF contest

2016MatchMyMonsterContestAlainaCrabtree2_small.jpgAs a platinum sponsor of the Bowl Expo, QubicaAMF Worldwide  had a strong presence at the event with four fully functioning lanes and continued to push the envelope. For the second year, QubicaAMF hosted the Match My Monster contest in its booth. Each participant had one chance to play the five frame Mad Game, Monster Factory, in an attempt to match the monster generated from the BES X system. To win this contest, it would take both skill and little bit of luck. Fortunately for Alaina Crabtree of Murrieta, CA, she had both in Vegas and won $5,000.

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