2015 ISBT

04/16/15

2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 events in 5 countries

2015 season concludes with the ISBT Masters in Lomme, France

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in five countries, three each in France and Germany, two in Belgium, and one each in Italy and the Netherlands. Men and women age 50 and over bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The ISBT Masters Finals for the 2014 season will be held on October 2 at Planet Bowling in Lomme, France. The 2015 Masters will be held in 2016.

IBMA News

04/14/15

Josh Blanchard snares March Bowler of the Month

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpgJosh Blanchard of Gilbert, Arizona has been chosen as the March 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. A unanimous choice by committee members, Blanchard won his first two PBA titles in a nine-day span. His first title came in a 248-211 win over Sin Li Jane, Malaysia, for the WBT/EBT 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge. The second win was a 2-1 best-of-three win over reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, Australia, in the PBA XtraFrame Maine Shootout.


2015 WSrC

04/09/15

Star-studded U.S. squad selected for World Seniors Championships

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Eight of the best senior bowlers in the country, four men and four women, will represent the United States at the 2nd World Seniors Championships which will be held at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas from Aug. 23-30, 2015. On the men's side, the United States will be represented by Lennie Boresch, Bob Learn Jr., Johnny Petraglia and Ron Mohr. The women's squad will be made up of Tish Johnson, Lucy Sandelin, Paula Vidad and Robin Romeo.

2015 Pan Am Games

04/08/15

Canadian bowling team nominated for XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015"

2015PanAmGamesLogo_small.jpgThe Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) have announced the athletes nominated to represent Team Canada at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" from July 10-26. The ladies roster will consist of Isabelle Rioux of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and Robin Orlikowski who resides in Michigan. The Canadian men's roster features World Champions Dan MacLelland from Kitchener, Ontario, and François Lavoie of Quebec City.

2015 WWC

04/07/15

Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (December 5-14, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpg2015EmiratesBFLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) and the host Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) have released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2015 World Championships for women which will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Industry News

04/05/15

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2015 EYC

04/05/15

French Valentin Saulnier wins his second gold medal in Boys Masters

All-Events champion defeats All-Events silver medalist Lauri Sipilä in the gold medal match; Niko Oksanen (FIN) and Giancarlo Reyes (GER) share bronze

2015EYCBoysMastersFinalists_small.jpgValentin Saulnier of France defeated Lauri Sipilä of Finland, two-games-to-one, to capture his second gold medal at the 28th European Youth Championships in Leipzig, Germany, with victory in Boys Masters. Saulnier, who has topped Sipilä by just two pins to win the gold medal in All-Events, defeated the Finn in the deciding third game in best-of-three games format, 193-177, to wrap up the title. Germany's Giancarlo Reyes and Finn Niko Oksanen shared the bronze medal.

2015 EYC

04/05/15

Alida Molander wins gold in Girls Masters; leads Swedish girls to clean gold medal sweep

Maria Koshel (RUS) earns silver, Filippa Persson (SWE) and Maria Bulanova (RUS) share bronze

2015EYCGirlsMastersFinalists_small.jpgAlida Molander (l.) defeated Russia's Maria Koshel (r.), two-games-to-one, to win the title in Girls Masters and to lead the Swedish girls' team to a clean gold medal sweep at the 28th European Youth Championships in Leipzig, Germany. The Swede wrapped up the title with a 224-181 win in the decider en route to win the fifth gold medal for Sweden in as many events. Maria Bulanova, Russia, and Filippa Persson, Sweden, shared the bronze medal.

2015 PBA #6

04/01/15

Nine days later, Josh Blanchard wins again in PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

2015PBA06JoshBlanchard_small.jpgNine days after winning his first PBA Tour title in Germany, Josh Blanchard (pictured left with Bayside Bowl co-owner Justin Alfond) of Gilbert, Ariz., made it back-to-back titles, winning the PBA's Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Australia's Jason Belmonte in the best-of-three-game title match. Blanchard, fresh off his first career win in the Brunswick Euro Challenge, won five consecutive best-of-three-game matches on his way to the title.

2015 PBA Tour

04/01/15

2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 22 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan in cooperation with the Japan PBA. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, the international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 PBA Tour will conclude with the Detroit Open December 11-13 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich.

2015 AYC

03/31/15

Malaysia's Natasha Roslan, Muhd Rafiq Ismail sweep gold medals in Girls and Boys Masters

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Natasha Roslan (l.) and Muhd Rafiq Ismail (r.) of Malaysia swept the gold medals in stepladder finals of the Girls and Boys Masters competition, which concluded the 18th Asian Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon in Macau, China. Rosland defeated Emily Rigney of Australia in the decisive game, 244-204, to win her first gold medal. Ismail made quick work of Billy Muhammad Islam defeating the Indonesia in one game, 203-183, to claim his fourth gold medal in the fifth event.

Philippines

03/31/15

Paeng bags 129th Masters crown

Republished courtesy of journal.com.ph (March 30, 2015)

20150329PrimaPastaEyeBowlPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Six-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno (pictured) flashed his usual deadly form anew as he ruled the 6th SCTBA Prima Pasta Eye Bowl for his 129th career Masters title last Sunday night. "I'm happy to have been able to hold my own against Philippine team members who are half my age," said the 58-year-old Nepomuceno after he subdued top qualifier Kenneth Chua, 2-0 (236-221, 217-199) in the final match. Nepomuceno earned a shot at Chua by knocking out Paulo Darroca in a one-game shootout, 224-216.

2015 European Bowling Tour

03/30/15

Qatar Bowling Federation announces three-day postponement of the 2015 Qatar Open

Season-ending event on the European Bowling Tour will be held Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2015 in Doha, Qatar

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The Qatar Bowling Federation has announced that the European Bowling Tour "Platinum" Qatar Open originally scheduled for November 23-29 will be postponed for three days and will take place from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2015, at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events, in 14 countries and offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or 975.000 U.S. Dollar.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick still lead World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg 2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgAfter a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events - the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Doha, Qatar, the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship in Sitra, Bahrain, and the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/23/15

England's Dom Barrett continues to lead WBT Ranking after 10/19 events

USA's Mike Fagan and Australia's Jason Belmonte stay in second and third place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 tournaments including seven 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

03/23/15

USA's Kelly Kulick holds 112-poins lead as 2015 WBT surpasses halfway point

Kulick's fellow countrywomen Liz Johnson, Danielle McEwan sit in second and third place after 10/19 events

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 tournaments including seven 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 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/15

Swedish two-handed lefty Jesper Svensson is the new EBT Men's Ranking leader

Brunswick Euro Challenge winner Josh Blanchard shoots into sixth place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

03/22/15

Sweden's Ida Andersson overtakes Singapore's Shayna Ng to lead 2015 EBT Women's Ranking

Brunswick Euro Challenge ranking winner Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jazreel Tan (SIN) are tied for third place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments in 14 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro (approx. 1.024 million U.S. Dollar). 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

Bowlingdigital TV

03/03/15

Bowlingdigital.com video from the 2013 World Championships reaches 1M views

2013WCMensVideo2_small.jpg One of the videos Bowlingdigital.com has produced during the 2013 WTBA Bowling World Championships at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., USA, has reached one million views. This video, directed by Flavio Cuva, focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 36 countries.

World Bowling News

03/03/15

World Bowling makes pitch for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games

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2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgKevin Dornberger, President and CEO of World Bowling and the World Tenpin Bowling Association has informed the WTBA member federations, Executive Board and Committee members and the media that the sport of tenpin bowling has made its pitch to the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. To read the President's letter

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