2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking


Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) widens her lead to 249 points after 15 of 19 events

German Open women's ranking winner Ida Andersson (SWE) leaps into second place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the inaugural Gibraltar Open has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 Asian Games


Second gold medal for Korea in Women's Trios at 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea

Overnight leaders Lee Na Young, Son Yun Hee and Jung Da Wun maintain lead in second block on long oil; Singapore takes silver, the other Korean trio gets bronze; Sin Li Jane (MAS) shoots high game, high series to overtake the lead in All-Events after 18/24 games

2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoungSonYunHeeJungDaWun2_small.jpgOvernight leaders Lee Na Young, Son Yun Hee and Jung Da Wun (l-r) of Korea averaged 206.78 for the second three-game block on long oil to win the second gold medal for the host country at the 17th Asian Games bowling competition in Women's Trios. The winners rolled games of 602, 607 and 652 on the long pattern to lead the 22 trios from 13 countries with 3896 (216.44 average). Singapore took silver, while the other Korean trio got bronze.

2014 Asian Games


Korean women average 226 to lead Trios event at halfway point in Incheon Asian Games

Chinese Taipei is 145 pins behind in second place with Japan in third position; second block on long oil will be played on Sunday; Korea's Lee Na Young and Son Yun Hee lead in All-Events after 15/24 games

2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoungSonYunHeeJungDaWun_small.jpgKorea's Lee Na Young, Son Yun Hee and Jung Da Wun (l-r) have their sights set on the gold medal in Women's Trios at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, as they averaged 226.11 in the first block of three games on the short oil pattern to lead the field of 22 trios from 13 countries with 2035 including games of 694, 657 and 684. Chinese Taipei was 145 pins behind the Koreans in second place with 1890 followed by Japan in third place with 1872.

2014 Asian Games


Japan leads in Men's Trios after the first block on short oil at 17th Asian Games

Malaysia and Korea sit in second and third place; second block on long oil will be played on Sunday; Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong takes over lead in All-Events after 15/24 games

2014AsianGamesTomoyukiSasakiShusakuAsatoShogoWada_small.jpgSquad A leaders Tomoyuki Sasaki, Shusaku Asato and Shogo Wada (l-r) of Japan averaged 212.78 to take the lead in Men's Trios at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, after the first three-game block on short oil. The Trios event concludes Sunday with the second block on long oil. Wada led the way with 646 and was followed by Asato with 641 and Sasaki with 628 to pace the field of 32 trios from 17 countries at the halfway point with 1915 total.

Industry News


Global Manufacturing reaches licensing agreement with QubicaAMF Worldwide

GlobalManufacturingLogo_small.jpg Global Manufacturing has announced that a licensing agreement has been reached with QubicaAMF Worldwide. The agreement will allow Global Manufacturing to market and sell the AMF brand of balls, bags, accessories, and Vacu-Jig Pro Shop equipment. Global Manufacturing, formally known as 900 Global LLC, has been the official licensee of AMF consumer products since 2007.

PBA News


Promotions enhance TV finals experience for fans attending GEICO PBA WSOB VI

Best promotion of all is free admission for all ESPN tapings; tickets are available on a first-come basis

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgFans attending the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling ESPN TV Finals tapings Nov. 1-2 at the new South Point Bowling Stadium in Las Vegas will be able to take advantage of several promotions to enhance their spectator experience. Probably the best promotion of all is free admission for all ESPN tapings. Bowling fans can witness more than 8 hours of competition featuring the best bowlers in the world. Tickets are available on a first-come basis.

2014 Asian Games


Host country Korea wins gold, bronze in Women's Doubles at Incheon Asian Games

Squad A leader Malaysia captures the silver medal; Doubles gold medalist Son Yun Hee takes over lead in All-Events after 12/24 games

2014AsianGamesWomenDoublesTop3_small.jpgKorea's Lee Na Young and Son Yun Hee averaged 212.75 to earn the first gold medal for the host country Korea in Women's Doubles at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon with 2553 total. Squad A Sin Li Jane and Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia took the silver with 2518, while Korea's Lee Yeong Seung and Jung Da Wun got bronze with 2462. With 12 of 24 games completed, Son holds the lead in All-Events with 2547 and an average of 212.25.

2014 BWC


Coming in November: Live Coverage of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Players from 90 countries expected to bowl in Wroclaw, Poland (Nov. 1-9, 2014)

2014BWCLogo2_small.jpgThe 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9 in Wroclaw, Poland. Players from 90 countries and regions are expected to bowl in the 50th anniversary edition which makes the tournament the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. Two players country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Wroclaw.

2014 Asian Games


Japan wins gold, silver in Men's Doubles at 17th Asian Games

Indonesia takes bronze medal; Korea's Kim Kyung Min holds slim lead in All-Events after 12/24 games

2014AsianGamesMenDoublesTop3withOfficials_small.jpgOn the third day of competition, Japan earned the gold and silver medals in the Men's Doubles event Thursday at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. Japan's Toshihiko Takahashi and Yoshinao Masatoki combined to shoot 2533 for six games on short oil to capture the gold medal at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium. Teammates Tomoyuki Sasaki and Daisuke Yoshida took the silver with 2502. Indonesia's Billy Muhammad Islam and Hardy Rachmadian earned  bronze with 2489.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #35


Pete Weber makes surprise appearance on ESPN'S SportsNation

Xtra Frame to cover 2015 Teen Masters, Collegiate Masters; E.J. Tackett wins fourth regional title in Ohio


PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, visiting Los Angeles to "star" in an upcoming ESPN "This is Sports Center" commercial, was also invited to make a surprise appearance on ESPN's SportsNation where he participated with hosts Michelle Beadle, Marcellus Wiley and Max Kellerman in a fan-interactive game called "That's how I roll…" The almost nine-minute segment closed with fans voting Weber's enthusiastic reaction at the U.S. Open "Who do you think you are?" as best "meltdown".

2014 Asian Games


Chinese Taipei's Chou Chia Chen cruises to the title in Women's Singles

Squad A leader remains atop the 74-player leaderboard; B Squad leaders Jazreel Tan (SIN) and Lee Na Young (KOR) take silver and bronze

2014AsianGamesWomenSinglesTop3_small.jpgChou Chia Chen (center) of Chinese Taipei stunned the favorites from Korea, Singapore and Malaysia as the A Squad leader remained atop the 74-player leaderboard to capture the title and the gold medal in Women's Singles at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. Despite 157 in her last game, Chou toppled 1291 pins, an average of 215.17. Jazreel Tan (left) of Singapore earned the silver medal with 1277 and Lee Na Young (right), Korea, took bronze with 1272.

USBC Coaching


New USBC Bowling Academy website offers premium online instruction for bowlers

2014BowlingAcademyLogo_small.jpg Bowlers looking for instruction, lessons and advice to improve their games now can tap into the knowledge of top coaches online through the new USBC Bowling Academy website. The USBC Bowling Academy is an online collection of instructional videos featuring Team USA, USBC-certified Gold coaches and top professionals. Each topic features free and premium content. Bowlers will be able to subscribe to premium content on a monthly or yearly basis.

2014 Men's World Championships


Bulletin No. 2 for the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi (UAE) is out

As of Sept. 23, 24 countries have registered for the Championships Dec. 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE; championship registration and hotel registration deadlines are Oct. 1; a long and a medium pattern will be used for the Championships

2014MWCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association has released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2014 Men's World Championships giving an update on visa information, championship registration and hotel registration deadlines (Oct. 1, 2014). The Championships, hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City, will be held December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Abu Dhabi.

2014 Asian Games


Thailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat starts 17th Asian Games with victory in Men's Singles

China's Du Jianchao and Thailand's Sithiphol Kunaksorn take silver and bronze

2014AsianGamesYannaphonLarpapharat_small.jpgThailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat (pictured) captured the first gold medal in the tenpin bowling competition of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, when he posted a 245 last game to finish his six games in Squad B with 1319 total and an average of 219.83. Du Jianchao of China struck on the fll ball to beat out Yannaphon's compatriot Sithiphol Kunaksorn for the silver medal by one pin, 1300 to 1299. Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia had to settle for fourth with 1298.



Former Team USA member Bryanna Caldwell ties USBC series record

By Matt Cannizzaro, USBC Communications

2014BryannaCaldwell879_small.jpg Former Team USA member Bryanna Caldwell of Tucson, Arizona, threw 35 strikes Tuesday to tie the national record for the highest series by a woman with an 879 set. The achievement is pending approval from the United States Bowling Congress and would earn Caldwell a spot in the record book to Katie Verbil of Wichita, Kansas, who rolled an 879 series in 2012. Caldwell's performance at Tucson's Golden Pin Lanes included games of 300, 279 and 300, all with a new bowling ball.

2014 Asian Games


17th Asian Games bowling competition starts on Tuesday in Incheon, Korea

177 bowlers, 103 men and 74 women, from 19 countries will compete in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters

2014AsianGamesLogo_small.jpg The XVII Asian Games got underway on September 19th in Incheon, South Korea, and run through October 4th featuring more than 9,000 athletes from 25 countries, who will compete for medals in 36 sports. The Asian Games, a.k.a. Asiad, is a Pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Bowling competition featuring 177 bowlers from 19 countries of the Incheon Asian Games will be contested Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium bowling center.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14


Paul Moor wins record 14th European Bowling Tour title in Chandra Open 2014

Englishman averages over 250 to win the EBT Satellite event in Nieuwegein, Netherlands; Dutch Ellen Jansen finishes in 11th place to win the women's ranking

2014EBT14Top3_small.jpgPaul Moor (center) of England averaged 250.80 over the last two rounds of the Chandra Open 2014 en route to win his record 14th European Bowling Tour title and the 5.000 Euro top prize Sunday, Sept. 21, at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Defending champion Dom Barrett (right), England, finished in second place with Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (left) in third. Palermaa is second on the all-time EBT title list with 13 titles.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14


Thomas Larsen shoots 1473 series to win qualifying in Chandra Open 2014

Dane leads 40 players into Sunday's finals; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1256 (209.33 average)

2014EBT14ThomasLarsen_small.jpg2014EBT11DominicBarrett_small.jpgThomas Larsen (l.) averaged 245.50 in the penultimate squad en route to win the qualifying of the Chandra Open 2014 Saturday evening at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. The Dane led the 131 players, 118 men and 13 women, from 13 countries with 1473 six-game total. Larsen rolled games of 280, 236, 229, 259, 237 and 232 to beat out defending champion Dominic Barrett (r.) for the top spot by 17 pins.

PBA News


PBA Network launch provides PBA access to bowling fans around the world

Diversity of events, programs, media outlets combined under one umbrella

2014PBANetworkLogo_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association has announced the launch of the PBA Network, a multi-platform media umbrella built for fans and highlighted by televised and digital event coverage of the best players in the world competing for the most coveted titles in the sport. Through the PBA Network, fans will have unprecedented access to the PBA including wall-to-wall coverage of an expanded schedule of live events, player interaction, mobile gaming, original programming, archived events and immediate news updates anytime.

World Bowling News


World Bowling makes its new debut at at 17th Incheon Asian Games

2014AsianGamesLogo_small.jpgAs the 2014 Asian Games starts in Incheon, South Korea, World Bowling will be a major feature on the programme of this 17th edition. Bowling, one of the few non-Olympic sports in the Asian Games, will make an exclusive appearance on the programme, making it one of the biggest sports represented in this edition, as it hands out 12 gold medals. South Korea is a fantastic setup for these Games, especially given the reputation of Bowling in this country. Tremendously popular, bowling is anchored in Korean culture.

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