IBMA News

01/24/15

Kent marshalled in as December Bowler of the Month

2014IBMABotMMarshallKent_small.jpg Marshall Kent (pictured), Yakima, Washington, has been chosen as the December 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Kent defeated Martin Larsen, Sweden, 257-206, to win the 8th Kingdom International Open, also his first PBA title. Others obtaining votes were three-time World Champion Choi Bokeum, two-time World Champions Kang Heewon and Park Jongwoo, all from Korea, and four-time silver medalist Mike Fagan.

2015 IBE

01/24/15

Magic Johnson to deliver keynote address at International Bowl Expo 2015

2015IBEKeynoteSpeakerMagicJohnson_small.jpg Two of America's most beloved sports, bowling and basketball, will come together at this year's International Bowl Expo (IBE). NBA Champion and philanthropist, Earvin "Magic" Johnson (pictured), will step to the podium to deliver the keynote address at this year's event being held from June 22-26, 2015 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. IBE is the premier bowling industry event, hosting thousands of bowling center owners/operators and industry leaders from around the world each year.

United States

01/24/15

PBA Hall of Fame Charter member Chuck Pezzano dies at age 86

Internationally recognized bowling journalist, historian was one of a kind

20150123ChuckPezzano_small.jpgChuck Pezzano (pictured) of Clifton, N.J., a charter member of the PBA Hall of Fame and widely recognized as the dean of bowling journalists, died Friday, January 23 of cardiac arrest while undergoing a stent procedure at St. Mary's Passaic, N.J. He turned 86 on Jan. 14. Since the formation of the PBA in 1958, no one has contributed more to the organization in so many different ways than Pezzano, a founding member of the organization. He was the first Meritorious Service inductee in the inaugural PBA Hall of Fame class in 1975, among his 12 halls of fames.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/23/15

Singaporean women finish strong to set the tone in the five-player Team event

Korea is 15 pins behind in second place with Indonesia a distant third; Japan's Misaki Mukotani shoots into the lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games

2015AsCWomenTeamSingapore_small.jpg

A strong finish propelled Daphne Tan, Geraldine Ng, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Joey Yeo and New Hui Fen of Singapore (pictured) into the lead in the prestigious five-player Team event at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships after the first block on long oil Friday in Bangkok, Thailand. The Singaporeans toppled 3344 pins (222.93) to lead Korea and Indonesia by 15 and 157 pins, resp. Japan's Misaki Mukotani, Japan, jumped into the lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/23/15

Korean men lead in five-player Team event after the first block on long oil

Thailand is mere 11 pins behind with Malaysia in third; Korea's Shin Seung Hyeon overtakes the lead in All-Events with three games on medium oil to go on Saturday

2015AsCMenTeamKorea_small.jpg

Park Jong Woo, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Jun Yung, Kang Hee Won and Hong Hae Sol of Korea (pictured) rolled games of 1071, 1113 and 1052 on long oil to take the lead in the prestigious five-player Team event in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships with 3236 pinfall total (215.73 average). Trailing Korea by mere 11 pins to sit in second place was Thailand on 3225 with Malaysia in third at 3193. Korea's Shin Seung Hyeon took the lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/22/15

Korea's Park, Shin, Hong set two records to cruise to the gold medal in Men's Trios

China wins the silver medal, Malaysia takes the bronze; Johnathan Chan (MAS), Takuya Miyazawa (JPN) bring the number of 300 games to four; Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail maintains 21-pin lead in All-Events heading into the Team event Friday & Saturday

2015AsCTriosParkShinHong_small.jpgFirst-block leaders Park Jong Woo, Shin Seung Hyeon and Hong Hae Sol (l-r) widened their lead from 123 to 316 pins in a span of three games on long oil to cruise to the gold medal in Men's Trios at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. The Koreans started the day with a solid 637 game before they closed out with huge 728 and 747 for 2112 series 234.67 and 4254 total, an overall average of 236.33, to set new Asian Championships Trios records for three and six games.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/22/15

Singapore wins first gold medal at 23rd Asian Championships in Women's Trios

Korean trios earn silver and bronze

2015AsCTriosNgYeoNew_small.jpgHolding a 27-pin lead heading into the second three-game block of the Women's Trios event, Geraldine Ng, Joey Yeo and New Hui Fen (l-r) posted the second-highest series on long oil to maintain a four-pin lead and to win the first gold medal for Singapore at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships. The Korean women took the silver and bronze medal. Sin Li Jane of Malaysia remained atop the leaderboard in All-Events but her lead shrank from 141 to 56 pins.

United States

01/21/15

Adam Barta targets to set a new Guinness Book of World Record for 1 hour pinfall

2015HammerBowlingStaffAdamBarta_small.jpg Hammer Bowling and MichiganBowler.tv have announced that Hammer Bowling's own Adam Barta (pictured) will be attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records "Highest Pinfall in Tenpin Bowling in 1 Hour by an Individual". The current record is 2,132 pins. Barta will attempt this World Record at the TNBA Reed-Hawthorne Memorial Tournament from The Game at Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio, February 13-15, 2015. The World Record attempt will be streamed LIVE by MichiganBowler.tv in its entirety.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/21/15

Singaporean women set the pace in Trios at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Yeo, Ng, New hit 1900 on the nose to lead the 24-trios field on the medium pattern; Malaysia's Sin Li Jane maintains 141-pin lead in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2015AsCTriosNewYeoNg_small.jpgNew Hui Fen, Joey Yeo and Geraldine Ng from Singapore (l-r) hit 1900 on the nose to take the lead in the Women's Trios event at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships after three games on medium oil Wednesday afternoon at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. The Singaporeans averaged 211.11 including team games of 677, 591 and 632. Malaysia's Sin Li Jane held on to the lead in All-Events after 15 of 24 games with 3480 and an average of 232.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/21/15

Korea takes first-round lead in Men's Trios at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Park, Shin, Hong pace the 41 Trios after Block 1 on medium oil with an average of 238; Malaysia's Mohd Rafiq Ismail takes pole position in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2015AsCTriosHongParkShin_small.jpgAfter a clean sweep of the medals in the Doubles event, the Korean men have their sights set on the Trios title in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Hong Hae Sol, Park Jong Woo and Shin Seung Hyeon (l-r) averaged 238 in the first three-game block on the medium lane conditioning pattern including a high game of 783 to lead the field of 41 trios from 21 countries with 2142 pinfall total.

2015 European Bowling Tour

01/21/15

Two European Bowling Tour "satellite" tournaments cancelled

2015 Tour is down 19 tournaments in 15 countries, three Platinum, four Gold, three Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund drops to 954.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has announced that the Ekaterinburg Open (March 10-14 in Ekaterinburg, Russia) and the Brunswick Etna Open (Aug. 29 - Sept. 6 in Catania, Italy) have been cancelled. The 2015 Tour now consists of three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 9 "Satellite" events. The 19 tournaments in 15 countries offer total prize fund of 954.000 Euro. Next stop is the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 February 8-15 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands.

USBC News

01/21/15

Ohio bowler Earon Vollmar rolls 900 series

2010USBCOCEaronVollmar_small.jpg

Earon Vollmar (pictured) of Toledo, Ohio, didn't have the best weekend on the lanes, but a few adjustments put him back on track in time for his Monday night league, where he rolled three consecutive 300 games for a 900 series. The 26-year-old right-hander had 36 consecutive strikes during the Monday Night All-Stars league January 19 at Toledo's New Glass Bowl Lanes, making him the 25th bowler in history, and third from Ohio, to record a perfect series.

2014 WBT Finals

01/20/15

2014 World Bowling Tour Finals air Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Finals to feature experimental World Bowling scoring system

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI concludes with the introduction of an experimental scoring system being used by World Bowling during the telecast of the World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals presented by the PBA Sunday, January 25 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The top 3 men and three women in the WBT rankings earned their berths in the 2014 finals, based on a rolling two-year points ranking involving a series of tournaments held around the world.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/20/15

Malaysia's Li Jane, Afifah out average the field to win Women's Doubles at Asian Championships

Places 2, 3 and 4 belong to Korean women; Sin Li Jane holds 183-pin lead as All-Events competition reaches halfway mark

2015AsCSinLiJaneSyaidatulAfifah_small.jpgSin Li Jane and Syaidatul Afifah (l-r) out averaged their nearest competitors by more than 11 pins to win the first gold medal for Malaysia in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Women's Doubles Tuesday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. The duo led the 37 doubles from 13 countries with 2773 total and an average of 231.08. Li Jane holds a holds 183-pin lead in All-Events after 12 of 24 games with 2866 total and an average of 238.83.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/19/15

Korean men sweep the medals in Doubles at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Doubles World Champions Choi Bok Eum, Park Jong Woo average over 236 to claim the gold medal

2015AsCChoiBokEumParkJongWoo_small.jpgAfter a slow start into the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, the Korean men rebounded with a clean sweep of the medals in the Doubles event Monday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Doubles World Champions Choi Bok Eum and Park Jong Woo (l-r), who bowled in the third and last squad, averaged 237.17 on the medium lane conditioning pattern to claim to the gold medal with 2834 total. Team mate Hong Hae Sol took the lead in All-Events.

Women's Collegiate Bowling

01/19/15

UMES takes the Mid-Winter Invite Championship

Hawks top the Nation's No. 1 & No. 3 team in route to their third event win this season.

2015MidWinterChampipnshipUMES_small.jpg

After a rough first half of the season, the Hawks of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) dropped in the national rankings to ninth place. After some solid work on the lanes, team bonding and a renewed focus on the roster, the team showed that they are a lot better than ninth. UMES topped No. 1 Nebraska and No. 3 and host Arkansas State Sunday to claim the championship at the 2015 Mid-Winter Invitational, an event featuring eight of the top nine teams in the country.

2015 European Bowling Tour #2

01/18/15

Brian Voss wins his fourth EBT title in 27th Irish Open Championships by Seismic

Defeats fellow U.S. American Ron Hurt in title match, 439-386

2015EBT02BrianVoss2_small.jpg2015EBT02AmandaLarkin2_small.jpg Brian Voss (l.), United States, defeated his fellow countryman Ron Hurt, 439-386, to win the 27th Irish Open Championships and the 5.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Along with his 25 PBA titles the PBA and USBC Hall of Famer now owns four titles on the European Bowling Tour. Fourth-place finisher Amanda Larkin (r.) of Ireland was the best of 35 women to win the women's ranking and a 1.000 Euro bonus.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

01/18/15

Paul Moor remains atop the Men's Ranking after two events

Irish Open champion Brian Voss (USA) moves into 22nd 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

01/18/15

Singapore's Shayna Ng continues to lead Women's Ranking after two events

Irish Open ranking winner Amanda Larkin (IRE) sits in 21st 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.

20154 PBA Tour #1

01/18/15

Chris Barnes wins DHC PBA Japan Invitational for 18th PBA Tour title

Future hall of famer earns $43,032 top prize; rolls 300 in semifinal match for another $43,032 bonus

2015PBA01ChrisBarnes_small.jpgFuture PBA Hall of Famer Chris Barnes (pictured) of Double Oak, Texas, enjoyed one of the most rewarding days in his career Sunday, winning the DHC PBA Japan Invitational at Tokyo Port Bowl for his 18th career PBA Tour title. Barnes, 44, won the $43,032 (5 million yen) first prize with a 206-196 victory over top qualifier Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, and also won a $43,032 bonus for rolling a championship round perfect game in eliminating England's Stuart Williams, 300-225, in the semifinal match.

Syndicate content