Canadian men, Mexican women claim gold in Team event at PABCON Senior Championships

Canada's Super Seniors victorious in Mixed Team event; Edgardo Ruiz (PRC), Ghiselle Araujo (CRC), Julio Soto (COL) and Luz Marina Garcia (COL) emerge as All-Events champions

2015FEDECOBOLLogo_small.jpg The senior men from Canada and the senior women from Mexico claimed the gold medals in the four-player Team event at the 4th PABCON Senior Championships at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia, while the Canadian super seniors took the title in Mixed Foursome. Edgardo Ruiz (PRC) and Ghiselle Araujo (CRC) in the senior division and Julio Soto (COL) and Luz Marina Garcia (COL) in the super senior division emerged as All-Events champions.

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2015 PBA Spare Shots #39


Chris Barnes to undergo back surgery, withdraws from PBA Fall Classic

PBA announces Chris Paul Family Foundation Celebrity Invitational date; PBA, PWBA-PBA Women's Regional Challenge qualifying fields set…almost; Bailey, Johnson win in Tomball as Maldonado's streak ends; and more

2015KoreaCupChrisBarnes3_small.jpgEighteen-time PBA Tour champion Chris Barnes (pictured), 45, of Double Oak, Texas, has withdrawn from the South Point PBA Fall Classic and will undergo back surgery next week in Dallas to repair a herniated disc. "Nothing specific happened," Barnes said, noting an extensive schedule of competition in Korea, PBA Southwest Regional competition and with Team USA in recent weeks aggravated the condition. Barnes was scheduled to bowl in the PBA Fall Classic PBA Team Challenge with the 4 POY & A Nice Run team.

World Bowling News


Tenpin Bowling not on the list of additional sports for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Organizing Committee proposes 18 additional events from five sports to the IOC

2020TokyoOlympicsLogo_small.jpg The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee has announced on Monday that it has proposed 18 additional events from five sports (Baseball / Softball, Karate, Skateboard, Sports Climbing and Surfing) to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). Tenpin Bowling is not on the list. To read the announcement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee,

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking


USA's Kulick, L. Johnson, McEwan maintain lead in WBT Women's Ranking

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 season-ending WBT Finals in Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2016.

2015 World Bowling Tour


2015 World Bowling Tour Finals set for Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2016

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour commences with the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open Nov. 2-8 followed by four events in the Middle East and concludes with the PBA World Championships Dec. 12-17 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States. The 2015 Tour features 20 tournaments including eight "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. The top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending WBT Finals in Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2016.

2015 European Bowling Tour #13


Denmark's Mik Stampe wins his third EBT title in Chandra Open 2015

2015EBT13Podium_small.jpgMik Stampe (c.) of Denmark averaged 247.33 in the final round of the Chandra Open 2015 to jump from 10th to first place and to win his third career European Bowling Tour title Sunday at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Stampe carried over 860 pins and added 278, 230, 268, 229, 237 and 242 (1484) for 2344 total (234.40) to earn the 5.000 Euro top prize. Johnny Spil (l.) and Michell Stinissen (r.), Netherlands, finished in second and third place, resp.

2015 PABCON Men


John Janawicz captures Masters gold at 2015 PABCON Men's Championships

Puerto Rico's Michael Fonseca earns silver medal; his teammates Israel Hernandez, Cristian Azcona share the bronze

2015PMCUSAJohnJanawicz_small.jpgTeam USA's John Janawicz (pictured) won the gold medal in Masters to cap off the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday. Janawicz cruised to a 2-0 victory over Puerto Rico's Michael Fonseca in the best-of-three championship match at AMF Bolera Paradise Lanes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "I was able to line up pretty quickly and I think that made it a little tough for him to come back," said Janawicz, who won silver in Masters at the 2007 PABCON Men's Championships.

PBA News


PBA50 Tour veteran Tom Carter receives 2015 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award

2015PBA50TomCarter_small.jpgTom Carter (pictured), a competitor on the PBA50 Tour for nine seasons, has been selected as the PBA50 Tour's 2015 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner by his fellow players. In addition to competing on the PBA50 Tour, Carter serves as a player services representative for Brunswick on the PBA50 Tour. The award has special meaning for Carter not only because it was voted on by his fellow players but also because of his admiration for the late bowling legend the award is named after who passed away in 2005.

PBA News


Columbus, Ohio to host 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship

Third consecutive major championship of the year to air live on ESPN on February 21

2016BarbasolPBATOCLogo_small.jpg Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl will host the 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship, a Professional Bowlers Association major championship that will conclude with live ESPN television coverage on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. ET. The 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship will return to PBA major title status, featuring a 48-game qualifying and match play format, and a five-player stepladder final with a $40,000 first prize.



Nikita Koshelev ends women's winning streak at 2015 Russian Open

Russian defeats Sweden's Joline Persson Planefors in the title match

2015RussianOpenNikitaKoshelev2_small.jpg2015RussianOpenJolinePerssonPlanefors_small.jpgAfter two years of female winners, Nikita Koshelev (l.) of Russia defeated Joline Persson Planefors (r.) of Sweden in two-games, total pins format, 473-359, to win the 2015 Russian Open Sunday at bowling center Russian Field in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Koshelev, who became the first male winner since Marshall Kent's victory in 2012, received 1.500 Euro for the feat. Persson Planefors took home 1.300 for second place.

2015 PWBA Tour #11


Danielle McEwan wins The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship

Liz Johnson wins PWBA Player of the Year award; Stefanie Johnson claims PWBA Rookie of the Year award

2015PWBA11DanielleMcEwan_small.jpgDanielle McEwan (pictured) of Stony Point, New York, recorded her first professional victory by claiming The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship promoted by on Sunday. In the championship match, McEwan defeated Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas, 233-205, at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas. The event also finalized the PWBA Player of the Year race with Liz Johnson topping Stefanie Johnson for the honor. Stefanie Johnson claimed PWBA Rookie of the Year.

2015 PWBA Tour


2015 PWBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PWBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour was re-launched in 2015 after nearly a dozen years featuring eight regular-season events, three nationally televised majors and stops from coast to coast. The 2015 PWBA schedule kicked off with the USBC Queens in May and concluded with the TV finals of The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas.

2015 ISBT #9


Martina Beckel, Uwe Tscharke triumph in 2nd Dream-Bowl Palace Senior Open

2015ISBT09MartinaBeckelUweTscharke_small.jpg Germany's Martina Beckel and Uwe Tscharke survived three eliminator rounds en route to win the women's and men's titles in the 2nd Senior Open Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Tscharke defeated André Geelen in the men's title match, 259-214, for his first career ISBT title. The women's finale between Beckel and Angela Laub was very one-sided, with Beckel winning 231-165 for her third consecutive win and fourth on the 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour.

PBA News


PBA League returns to Maine in 2016; draft set for December 17 in Reno

Bayside Bowl to host fourth season of PBA League competition, PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

2012PBALeagueLogo_small.jpgAfter its rousing, raucous, outrageously fun first-ever visit to Maine, the Professional Bowlers Association will return to Bayside Bowl in Portland for Maine Event 2016 including its fourth annual round of PBA League competition and the Xtra Frame PBA Maine Shootout, March 30-April 6. The draft to fill team rosters for 2016 will be done before a live international audience watching on Xtra Frame, on Thursday, Dec. 17, during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII from Reno, Nev.



Amleto Monacelli masters August IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA5009AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgAmleto Monacelli of Venezuela has been selected as the August 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Monacelli defeated Pete Weber, St. Ann, Missouri, for the USBC Senior Masters, 192-190 and 254-243 in a double-elimination rolloff. Monacelli (pictured with the tophy) conquered the elimination bracket and needed to twice defeat Weber, winner of the winner's bracket. Others obtaining votes this month were Ryan Shafer, Liz Kuhlkin, Mike Scroggins and Liz Johnson.

South Korea


Chris Barnes survives eliminator finals to win 17th Samho Korea Cup

2015KoreaCupChrisBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured), United States, won another major international title in his illustrious career when he flew past Jung Taewha, Korea, in the last eliminator round, 249-183, to win the 17th Samho Korea Cup International Bowling Tournament Sunday, Sept. 6, at Hogye Gymnaium in Anyang City, South Korea. The 18-time PBA champion, whose last two titles came in the H.H. Emir Cup 2014 in Doha, Qatar, and in the 2015 DHC PBA Japan Invitational in Tokyo, Japan, received 30 million Korean Won (approx. $24,910).

Industry News


Brunswick supports growth of Bowling in China with Training Seminar in Yancheng and Shanghai

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpgMembers of the Chinese national team along with other bowlers, maintenance personnel, bowling center and pro shop owners and operators enjoyed classroom and hands-on training by Brunswick Bowling Products at the Chinese Bowling Foundation (CBF) Education Conference. The event was held in Yancheng, China, July 21-25, 2015. Brunswick training staff included bowler development, pro shop, center operations, and maintenance professionals and PBA staff player Sean Rash.

2015 ABF Tour #7


Sam Cooley, Wendy Chai conquer Asian Bowling Federation Tour Hong Kong leg

2015ABFT07SamCooley_small.jpg2015ABFT07WendyChai_small.jpgAustralia's Sam Cooley (l.) and Wendy Chai (r.) of Malaysia remained undefeated in the single-elimination match play finals to conquer the ABF Tour Hong Kong leg Monday at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. It marked the second time in their career that Cooley and Chai won the men's and women's division in the same ABF Tour event after the 2013 ABFT Thailand leg.

2015 ABF Tour


2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 10 legs and a TOC finale


The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour TOC March 2016 in Kuwait.

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