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 Börding 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.

World Bowling News

11/18/14

World Bowling finalizes invitation strategy for Abu Dhabi World Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg2013WTBACongressKevinDornberger_small.jpg According to its November Newsletter, World Bowling has finalized its invitation strategy for the 2014 Men's World Championships to be held December 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. In his "Friends of Bowling Report" World Bowling and WTBA president, Kevin Dornberger (r.), United States, informed that bowling's world governing body has invited the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and three Olympic media outlets.

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 PBA Tour

11/15/14

PBA Tour players complete 2014 season with three World Bowling Tour events

201112PBALogo_small.jpg The 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour consists of 11 PBA National Tour events in the United States, the Japan Cup and 12 World Bowling Tour events, which count as PBA international titles if won by a PBA member. PBA Tour players now travel to South Korea and the Middle East to complete the 2014 season with three World Bowling Tour events in Soth Korea, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The season ends with the TV finals of the PBA World Championship on Jan. 11, 2015.

2014 PBA Tour #12

11/14/14

23 PBA players advance to Round1 Japan Cup Match Play Finals

Defending champion Yuya Kato among players who failed to advance

201213PBA22TomSmallwood_small.jpg Twenty-three PBA players who traveled to Tokyo to compete in the 28th Round1 Japan Cup have advanced to the field of 64 match play finalists at Minami Suna Round 1. After 10 qualifying games by the field of 176 players on Thursday, Japan's Shigenori Sakata led the 32 players who advanced out of A Squad with a 10-game total of 2,483 pins and a 248.3 average, while two-time PBA Tour titlist Tom Smallwood (pictured) of Saginaw, Michigan, paced the B squad qualifiers with a 2,437 total (243.7 average).

USBC News

11/14/14

USBC announces High Average, Series Awards for 2013-14

2014USBCSportBowlingLogo_small.jpgFormer Team USA member Bryanna Caldwell of Red Rock, Arizona, and John Brockland of St. Charles, Missouri, have earned USBC Sport Bowling National High Average Awards for the 2013-2014 season. Caldwell, 28, claimed the women's title by finishing the PBA Experience Summer league at Golden Pin Lanes with a 215 average for 50 games. Brockland, 50, averaged 233 for 64 games during the STL Sport League Winter league at Brunswick Zone Chesterfield to claim the men's award.

IBMHOF News

11/10/14

IBMHOF announces November 2014 online auction lineup

Monthly sale includes Bowling and other Sports Memorabilia

2014IBMHOFBillyHardwickPaiting_small.jpgThe International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBMHOF) once again will have several outstanding items for sports fans to bid on during November as the museum continues its monthly auction on eBay. Proceeds from auction will benefit IBMHOF in its mission to preserve the history of bowling. The November auction will take place in The Bowling Museum Store on eBay. Bidders can find descriptions of each item including an original painting of Billy Hardwick (pictured), along with information on how to participate in the auction.

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 Börding, 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.

USBC Youth

11/07/14

Junior Gold Championships sites swapped for 2016, 2017

2013USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgThe Junior Gold Championships will move to Indianapolis in 2016 and the 2017 tournament will be held in Cleveland. Sites for the Junior Gold Championships previously were announced but with Cleveland playing host to a major national convention in the summer of 2016, concerns were raised about the availability and cost of hotel rooms for Junior Gold competitors. Those concerns necessitated swapping the Junior Gold Championships host city sites for 2016 and 2017.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Video of a 300 game by Artur Colomer, Catalonia, at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo4.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video clip shows the last two shots of a 300 game by Artur Colomer of Catalonia. It was the second perfecto of the 2014 BWC and the 69th in the history of the World Cup (56 by men and 13 by women.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Video of the various styles from male bowlers at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo3.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines they played.

USBC News

11/05/14

USBC, Kegel extend partnership through 2016

2013USBCLogo_small.jpg2011KegelLogo_small.jpgSince 2006, the United States Bowling Congress and Kegel have worked hand in hand to provide fair and consistent lane conditions at USBC championship events. The companies recently agreed to extend their partnership to make Kegel the official lane maintenance provider for all USBC tournaments through December 2016.

2014 BWC

11/05/14

Video of the various styles from female bowlers at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo2.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the female bowlers and the various styles and different lines they played.

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.


2014 BWC

11/04/14

Video of the Opening Ceremonies at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo1.jpg The 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup was officially declared open during a one-hour Opening Ceremony Monday evening, November 3rd, in the atrium of Sky Tower, the highest building in Poland and home of 24-lane Sky bowling center, in Wroclaw, Poland. The 50th edition of the prestigious event, which runs from November 1-9, is the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate.

2014 BWC

11/03/14

50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup officially declared open

Real action will commence on Tuesday morning with the first qualifying block at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWCDwarfs_small.jpgThe Opening Ceremonies of the 50th edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup started at 7 p.m. CET on the ground level of Sky Tower (51 floors, 212m to the roof) in Wroclaw, Poland, with Tournament Director Bernard Gibbons (Ireland) welcoming the guests and all the participants, who make the tournament the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. Pictured left is Bowlingdigital's illustration for new "Bowling Dwarfs" in Wroclaw.

PBA Regional News

11/03/14

Jesper Svensson defeats Thomas Larsen to win PBA South Point All Regions Open

International bowlers dominate PBA Regional event with four players in the top 5

2014SouthPointOpenJesperSvensson_small.jpg Swedish two-handed lefty Jesper Svensson (pictured) defeated Thomas Larsen of Denmark, 259-214, to win the PBA South Point All Regions Open Sunday at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas and to earn the $3,000 top prize. Larsen pocketed $1,700 for second place. Using a urethane bowling ball, Svensson, the reigning World Youth Championships Masters champion, achieved perfection to eliminate fellow Swede Kim Bolleby in the semifinals, 300-228.

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.


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