2015 European Bowling Tour #11

07/19/15

Dom Barrett defeats Jesper Svensson to successfully defend his title in San Marino

Barrett loses the last eliminator match, 278-279, yet wins the match and his 11th EBT title with 733-710 total

2015EBT11DomBarrett3_small.jpgDom Barrett (pictured), England, lost the third and last eliminator round strike fest in the 11th Storm San Marino Open against Jesper Svensson (r.), Sweden, 278-279, yet won the match, 733-710, to capture his 11th career European Bowling Tour title and the 8.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle. Svensson got 5.000 Euro for second place, while Paul Moor and Stuart Williams, England, received 3.300 and 2.400 for third and fourth place, resp.

USBC Youth

07/18/15

Champions determined in U20, U15 and U12 divisions at 2015 Junior Gold Championships

Record 3,191 bowlers traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships

2015JGCU20ChampionsZacharyDotySierraKanemoto_small.jpg A record week at the 2015 Junior Gold Championships concluded as champions were crowned in the U20 (L-R U20 champions Zachary Doty and Sierra Kanemoto), U15 and U12 divisions at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Ill., on Friday. A record 3,191 bowlers traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships. The finals in each division were taped for broadcast on CBS Sports Network and will air August 4, 11 and 18. All shows begin at 10 p.m. Eastern.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

07/17/15

Dom Barrett begins pulling away in World Bowling Tour Men's Ranking

Bowling World Open champion Osku Palermaa leaps two spots into fourth place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 20 tournaments including eight major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals in the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

07/17/15

Kelly Kulick widens her lead to 110 points after 13 of 20 events

Bowling World Open winner Joey Yeo jumps from 53rd to 17th place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 20 tournaments including eight major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals in the beginning of 2016.

PBA News

07/16/15

Jason Belmonte wins Best Bowler ESPY for second time

2015PBA08JasonBelmonte_small.jpgTwo-time defending PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte (pictured left) of Australia won the Best Bowler ESPY Award for the second time during the 2015 ESPY Awards ceremony Wednesday evening at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 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 on espn.com with the winners announced during the ESPY Awards ceremony telecast on ABC.

PWBA News

07/15/15

PWBA sells out four more events, expands fields to accommodate demand

2015PWBALogo2_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour has increased the field size for several upcoming events to meet the strong demand for additional spots. The Wichita Open in Wichita, Kansas, field will add 24 spots to reach a 120-player field, while the Topeka Open in Topeka, Kansas, and the Lincoln Open in Lincoln, Nebraska, each will add 16 spots for 80-player fields. The Minnesota Open in Welch, Minnesota, will increase to 60 players from 48.

United States

07/15/15

First-timer Ryan Zagar wins big at 2015 Bowlers Journal Championships

2015BJCRyanZagar_small.jpg Ryan Zagar (pictured) of Kenosha, Wisconsin, put together an unforgettable run during his USBC Open Championships debut in 2015 and jump-started that performance by pacing the field in Open Singles at the Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC. The 21-year-old right-hander claimed the top prize of $10,000 with games of 266, 243 and 247 for a 766 series at the El Paso Convention Center, which included needing a double in the final frame to win the title.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/15/15

Osku Palermaa defeats Isao Yamamoto to win his fifth PBA title in Bowling World Open

Both No. 2 seeds capture the titles in the arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan, as Joey Yeo edges Birgit Pöppler to win the women's title; each champion earns 10 million Yen (approx. $81,814)

2015BWOChampionOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2015BWOChampionJoeyYeo2_small.jpgBig payday for Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) and Joey Yeo (r.) of Singapore as the No. 2 seeds captured the men's and women's titles and the 10 million Yen first-place checks (approx. $81,814) in the Bowling World Open finals in an arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan. Palermaa defeated Japan's Isao Yamamoto, 248-224, to his fifth career PBA title. Yeo edged top-seeded Birgit Pöppler of Germany, 207-204.

Netherlands

07/14/15

Bianca Wiekeraad, Patrick Meka book tickets to Las Vegas with victory in Dutch Bowling Tour

2015BWCQNetherlandsPatrickMekaBiancaWiekeraad_small.jpgBianca Wiekeraad and Patrick Meka (pictured with medals and tickets) won the 2015 Dutch Bowling Tour, which also serves as Dutch World Cup qualifier, to book their tickets to Las Vegas to represent the Netherlands at the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in November. In the women's title match in best-of-three games format, 25-year-old Wiekeraad defated Cheska Tomas, 2-1. Meka, 24, swept top-seeded Michell Stinissen, 2-0, to capture the men's title.

United States

07/14/15

Kris Prather, Aaron Lorincz earn paid national staff contracts at MOTIV Revolution Tournament

2015MOTIVRevolutionTournamentKrisPrather_small.jpg 2015MOTIVRevolutionTournamentAaronLorincz_small.jpgKris Prather (l.) and Aaron Lorincz (r.) finished 1 and 2 in the MOTIV® Revolution Tournament July 8th and 9th at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan, to earn a fully paid MOTIV PBA staff contracts with total value of over $10,000 including a $6,000 salary for a one-year contract. Bowlers from across the country came to Allen Park to compete for staff contracts from MOTIV Bowling on four different lane patterns over a two-day period.

2015 PBA Tour #14 / 2015 PBA50 Tour #11

07/13/15

14 years later, Olympia Lanes to host revival of PBA/PBA50 Doubles Championship

Rising stars to team up with established stars live on PBA's Xtra Frame video-streaming channel

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgAfter a 14-year absence, the Professional Bowlers Association's top senior and contemporary stars will converge on Olympia Lanes in Hammond Aug. 5-7 for the Xtra Frame PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles Championship. The PBA/PBA50 doubles event, last held in Reno, Nev., in 2001, historically gave the rising stars of professional bowling an opportunity to bowl as doubles partners with "senior" players, many of whom had already achieved hall of fame status.

Israel

07/13/15

Yifat Tal, Oron Cohen will repeat at 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Tal and Cohen win the 26th Israeli Bowling World Cup Qualifier to represent their country in Las Vegas

2015BWCQIsraelYifatTalOronCohen_small.jpgYifat Tal of Petach-Tikva club and Oron Cohen of Haifa club (l-r) won the women's and men's division of the 26th Israeli national qualifying tournament at 20-lane Hutzot bowling center in Haifa and will represent their country at the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup November 13-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.In the women's title match, Tal defeated Shir Azulay, Holon, 3-1. Cohen topped 2013 World Cup winner Or Aviram, 3-2, to defend the men's title. 

2015 ISBT #6

07/13/15

Angie Brown, Frank Börner win Eliminator Finals in Böblingen Senior Open

2015ISBT06FrankBornerAngieBrown_small.jpgDefending champion Angie Brown (r.) of England and Frank Börner (l.) of Germany were the last players standing in the Eliminator Round Finals at the 3rd Böblingen Senior Open to win the sixth stop on the 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour Sunday at Dream-Bowl in Böblingen, Germany. It was the second victory this season for Brown who is the all-time ISBT title leader with 13 wins, and it also marked the first career win on the ISBT for Börner.

France

07/13/15

Women's team rosters selected for 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup

6th edition of the made-for-TV event features eight TV finals, four men and four women, in four cities in France (Nov. 2-7, 2015)

2015QBPCStMalo_small.jpg Tournament manager Bruno Bidone has announced the women's team rosters for the first stage of the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Tour. The sixth edition of the made-for-TV Tour will be contested from Nov. 2-7 in bowling centers in four different cities in France, Bowling Skittle in Chateuabriant, Silverbowl in Angers, Bowling Le Belem in Dinan and Extra Bowl in Ballainvilliers. Each of the eight shows will air on French television networks and on the internet free of charge.

2015 World Bowling Tour

07/12/15

World Bowling Tour Schedule & Champions

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually got underway in November 2014, currently consists of 20 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (3) and Europe (2) including eight "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle.

United States

07/12/15

History made as 2015 USBC Open Championships concludes in El Paso, Texas

2015USBCOCMattMcNiel_small.jpgThe 2015 USBC Open Championships will be remembered as much for its impact on the tournament's record book as it will for its top scores and on-lane excitement. A handful of bowlers added to their legacies on the championship lanes, while others realized lifelong goals by winning for the first time. Matt McNiel (pictured) of Prior Lake, Minnesota, made history this year at the El Paso Convention Center by becoming the first bowler in 112 years to win three Regular All-Events titles.

2015 PWBA Tour #2

07/12/15

Elysia Current captures her first PWBA title in Sacramento Open

2015PWBA02ElysiaCurrent_small.jpgElysia Current (pictured) of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, took advantage of great ball reaction in the stepladder finals and rolled to the title Saturday at the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open. Current defeated top seed Kristina Wendell of Kingston, New York, 246-194, in the championship match before a standing-room only crowd at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes. The PWBA Storm Sacramento Open was the first regular-season event on the PWBA Tour in more than a dozen years.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Dom Barrett, Birgit Pöppler earn the No. 1 seeds for Sunday's Bowling World Open TV Finals

2015WBOBirgitPoppler2_small.jpg2015WBODomBarrett_small.jpgQualifying leaders Dom Barrett (l.) of England and Birgit Pöppler (r.) of Germany refused to fall in the semi-final round Saturday evening at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the TV Finals of the Bowling World Open. The finals will be conducted on Sunday, July 12, in a special six-lane bowling arena installed in an exhibition hall at Makuhari-Messe, a convention center outside Tokyo.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Birgit Pöppler averages 236 to win women's qualifying at Bowling World Open

Germany leads the top 33 players representing 16 countries into to the semi-finals scheduled to start at 8 p.m. JST

2015WBOBirgitPoppler2_small.jpgGerman national team member Birgit Pöppler (pictured) averaged 236 for five games to win the women's qualifying at the World Bowling Tour's Bowling World Open Saturday afternoon at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, and to lead the top 33 into the semi-finals this evening at 8 p.m. Pöppler, the 2012 European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader, rolled games of 250, 213, 278, 227 and 212 on the "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern to finish atop the 110-player leaderboard with 1180 pinfall total.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Dom Barrett, Bill O'Neill shoot 300 to lead men's qualifying at Bowling World Open

33 bowlers from 14 countries advance to the semi-finals starting this evening at 8 p.m. JST

2015WBODomBarrett_small.jpgPBA champions Dominic Barrett (pictured) of England and Bill O'Neill, United States, rolled 300 games in the qualifying of the World Bowling Tour's Bowling World Open Saturday at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, en route to lead the top 33 men into the semi-finals. Barrett started the five game round on the "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern with the tournament's first 300 game by a man and added games of 225, 201, 259 and 288 to pace the 110-player field from 52 countries with 1273 (254.60 average).

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