2016 PBA Spare Shots #29

08/04/16

Chris Warren closes in on Pete Weber's PBA Regional record

Next up on Xtra Frame: U.S. Women's Open prelims, Pro Bowl West doubleheader; Graham Fach wins Greater Marion Central Open

2015PBA50ChrisWarren_small.jpgChris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., posted a 6-2 match play record and a 3,510 pinfall total Sunday to win the PBA Boise Northwest/West Open at 20th Century Lanes in Boise, Idaho, moving to within one title of catching PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber for the all-time PBA Regional titles lead. Warren, who now owns 47 standard PBA Regional titles, earned $2,000 when he defeated David Haynes of Las Vegas by 39 pins for the title. Warren, 52, also has won six PBA Tour titles and one PBA50 Regional title for 54 overall PBA titles.

2016 PBA50 Tour #12

08/04/16

Brian Voss wins Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic

Voss defeats Lennie Boresch Jr. 222-206, for first career PBA50 Tour title; hands Boresch his second runner-up finish in a row

2016PBA5012BrianVoss_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour, won the PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Wednesday for his first win on the tour for players 50 and older. Voss (center) defeated USBC Hall of Famer and top seed Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 222-206, in the championship match to hand Boresch his second runner-up finish in a row after losing in last week's PBA50 South Shore Open title match to Pete Weber.

Kazakhstan

08/03/16

Yelena Zemtsova, Ilya Orlov win Kazakhstan World Cup Qualifier

2016BWCQKazakhstanYelenaZemtsova_small.jpg 2016BWCQKazakhstanIlyaOrlov_small.jpg Yelena Zemtsova and Ilya Orlov captured the women's and men's titles at the 2016 Kazakhstan Cup which was held July 20 at Bowling Center MV in Almaty. The tournament served as qualifying event for the 2016 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Orlov (r.) averaged 217.58 to lead the men's division with 2611 total. Local favorite Zemtsova (l.), a seven-time Kazakhstan champion, earned her first ticket to the World Cup with 2130 or an average of 177.50.

2016 WYC

08/02/16

Natasha Roslan, Anthony Simonsen emerge as WYC Masters champions

2016WYCMastersChampionsAnthonySimonsenNatashaRoslan_small.jpg Junior Team USA's Anthony Simonsen and Malaysia's Natasha Roslan capped an exciting week at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships by capturing the Masters gold medals Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb. Simonsen collected his third gold medal of the event by defeating all-events gold medalist Pontus Andersson of Sweden, 2-0, in the best-of-three championship match, while Roslan defeated Singapore's Amabel Chua in the deciding game, 227-187, to win the match, 2-1.

2016 WYC

08/02/16

U.S. boys, Korean girls win coveted Team gold at WYC

2016WYCTeamBoysGoldUSA_small.jpg 2016WYCTeamGirlsGoldKorea_small.jpgThe Junior Team USA boys (l.) used a near-perfect deciding-game effort to claim their third consecutive team gold medal at the World Bowling Youth Championships Monday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Korea (r.) was dominant on the girls' side to return to the winner's circle for the first time since 2010.

2016 WYC

08/01/16

Eight teams advance to semifinals at 2016 World Youth Championships

Pontus Andersson (SWE) and Gazmine Mason (USA) emerge as All-Events champions; Team finals get underway live on BowlTV on Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2016WYCTeamBoysFinalists_small.jpg The United States boys broke two more scoring records Sunday and locked up the top seed for the team semifinals at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, but their performance over the last two days will seem insignificant if they can't finish the job Monday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The two-time defending champions will meet No. 4 Canada in the semifinals live on BowlTV, while No. Sweden takes on No. 3 Japan.

2016 PBA Tour #10 / 2016 PWBA Tour #12

08/01/16

O'Keefe, O'Neill again win "The Lucy" Mixed Doubles title

2016PBA10ShannonOKeefeBillONeill_small.jpg Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, and Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pennsyalvania, withstood a challenge from Jason Belmonte of Australia and Diandra Asbaty of Chicago, in the position round match to successfully defend their Storm PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles title Sunday at Bowl on Bellaire. O'Keefe, a 12-time Team USA member, earned her fourth PWBA Tour title while O'Neill earned his eighth PBA Tour title and first of the season.

2016 PBA Tour

08/01/16

2016 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2016PBALogo_small.jpg The 2016 Professional Bowlers Association Tour features 25 tournaments, including five 'majors' (Tournament of Champions, Masters, Players Championship, U.S. Open and World Championship) and the PBA Team Challenge. According to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, the international tournaments of the 2016 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if he/she is a PBA member and bowls without accepting handicap pins.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/31/16

Richard Teece wins his third EBT title in Polish Open

Englishman defeats Aidas Daniunas, Lithuania, and Jari Ratia, Finland, in two games to become the first multiple champion on the 2016 European Bowling Tour

2016EBT11RichardTeece3_small.jpg Richard Teece won his third European Bowling Tour title and became the first multiple champion this season when he defeated Aidas Daniunas of Lithuania and Finland's Jari Ratia in the final round to walk away the winner in the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip. Teece started the final two-game round with 221 and took a 36-pin lead over Daniunas with Ratia further 12 pins behind the Lithuanian. The Englishman wrapped up the title with another 229 game for a 450-401-372 win.

2016 European Bowling Tour

07/31/16

Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

14th Columbia 300 Vienna Open qualifying period extended by two days

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour got underway with its 17th consecutive season in early January. The EBT will consist of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" events, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The 2016 EBT commences with the Odense International, an EBT "satellite" tournament which will be held from May 29 through June 5 at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark.

2016 EBT Men's Point Ranking

07/31/16

Richard Teece takes pole position in men's ranking after 11/16 events

Polish Open champion overtakes Dom Barrett, Martin Larsen and Jesper Svensson who did not compete in Wroclaw

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

2016 EBT Women's Point Ranking

07/31/16

Sweden's Jenny Wegner wins women's ranking at Polish Open

Second place Laura Beuthner of Germany maintains 62-point lead after 11/16 events

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

United States

07/31/16

USA sweeps Team as 2016 Tournament of The Americas concludes

ToALogo2_small.jpgThe 54th Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas concluded Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as the United States swept the top spots in mixed team to walk away with gold medals in 31 of 45 events this week at Strikers Family Sportscenter. The Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas is the oldest annual international tournament in the American Zone. It is an invitational event for countries in the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), the American Zone of World Bowling.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/31/16

Thomas Larsen wins qualifying in Polish Open

Dane averaged 245 to lead the 108-player field from 14 countries; 40 players advance to the finals on Sunday, July 31

2016EBT11ThomasLarsen_small.jpg Thomas Larsen of Denmark won the qualifying of the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip and leads 40 players from the 108-player field from 14 countries into the finals on Sunday, July 31, at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland. Larsen (pictured), who toppled 1470 pins, an average of 245 for six games, in the 11th qualifying squad, remained unchallenged on the final qualifying day. Two players of Saturday's squads, Pascal Winternheimer of Germany and Aidas Daniunas of Lituania, cracked the top 10 to receive two byes for the finals.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/30/16

Larsen, Ratia, Teece move to the top in Wroclaw

Dane Thomas Larsen leads 102-player field with 1470 heading into the final qualifying day; Ratia shoots the first 300 game of the tournament; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1235 (205.83)

2016EBT11ThomasLarsen_small.jpg2016EBT11JariRatia_small.jpgThomas Larsen (l.) of Denmark used games of 299 and 279 to hold the lead as qualifying of the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip is heading into the final day at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw. Larsen sandwiched games of 224, 220 and 244, 204 around his near-perfect fourth game in squad 11 to lead the 102-player field from 14 countries. One squad later, Jari Ratia (r.) of Finland became the first player to roll a 300 game in his 1464 series to leap into second place.

2016 WYC

07/30/16

United States, Korea win Doubles at 2016 World Youth Championships

2016WYCDoublesChampionsKoreaUSA_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Wesley Low Jr. earned his second gold medal in as many events at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, while Lee Yeong Seung and Park Yu Na of Korea broke two qualifying records Friday on the way to the girls' doubles title. Low, the boys' singles winner earlier in the week, teamed with World Youth Championships first-timer Anthony Simonsen to win gold in boys' doubles with a 418-338 victory against Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail and Tun Hakim.

2016 PBA50 Tour #11

07/29/16

Pete Weber wins PBA50 South Shore Open for record sixth 2016 title

2016PBA5011PeteWeber_small.jpg The Pete Weber Show rolled through Hammond, Ind., Thursday night, adding another record performance to an unprecedented season in the PBA50 South Shore Open. Weber, with a 241-203 victory over top qualifier Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., won a record sixth PBA50 Tour title in a single season and improved his all-time PBA titles total to 99, tying Walter Ray Williams Jr. in their race to become the first bowler in PBA history to win a combined total of 100 titles.

2016 PWBA Tour #13

07/29/16

Shannon O'Keefe heads to U.S. Women's Open having standout season

2016PWBA10ShannonOKeefe_small.jpgShannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, endured a heart-breaking loss in the 2015 U.S. Women's Open title match, falling 190-189 to Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York. The loss continued a string of close finishes at the prestigious major, which includes finishing third in 2012, fifth in 2011 and another runner-up finish in 2007. But with two PWBA titles this season, and having qualified for at least two other TV shows, O'Keefe will head into the 2016 U.S. Women's Open more confident than ever.

Column

07/28/16

Should Svensson, Simonsen and Low be allowed to compete in the World Youth?

By Lucas Wiseman

2016ColumnistLucasWiseman_small.jpg After Sweden's Jesper Svensson bowled a 300 game at the World Bowling Youth Championships on Wednesday, it set off a firestorm of criticism as to how the four-time PBA champion could be allowed to compete in a youth tournament. People also questioned why Junior Team USA members Anthony Simonsen (two PBA titles) and Wesley Low (three PBA regional titles) were competing as well. The answer is simple. The only qualification to bowl the World Youth Championships is age, nothing else.

2016 WYC

07/28/16

United States sweeps Singles at 2016 World Youth Championships

2016WYCSinglesChampionsWesleyLowGazmineMason_small.jpg The United States swept the gold medals Wednesday at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships as Wesley Low of Palmdale, California, earned the redemption he waited two years for, and local collegiate standout Gazmine Mason of Cranston, Rhode Island, triumphed in her adopted hometown. Low (l.) cruised to a 224-134 win against Mohammed Al Merekhi of Qatar, while Mason escaped with a 211-207 victory over Victoria Chin of Malaysia at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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