Coming in October

08/18/14

Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo (Oct. 3-12)

As of August 18th, 172 players, 35 women and 137 men, from eight countries have booked 367 entries; all information available on on a one-page flyer; EBT "Satellite" tournament offers guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying

2014NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament, which will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgLive Coverage commences Thursday Oct. 9 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 12.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/15/14

Top-seeded Mirai Ishimoto, Jesper Svensson win WYC Masters gold in dramatic fashion

Both championship matches in the Under-21 World Youth Championships were decided in the last frame

2014WYCMastersGirlsGoldMiraiIshimoto_small.jpg 2014WYCMastersBoysGoldJesperSvensson_small.jpgMirai Ishimoto (l.), 16, of Japan and Jesper Svensson (r.), 19, of Sweden won the girls' and boys' championship matches of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships in dramatic fashion to earn the gold medals Friday afternoon at the 40-lane South China Athletic Association bowling center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. The victory banquet, slated for 7 p.m. at Panda Hotel, will conclude the 13th World Youth Championships.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/14/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Award

2015PBA5012WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer to earn the 2014 PBA50 Player of the Year crown Wednesday at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Williams, defeated Baker in the championship match, 268-224. With a win Baker could have earned the 16 points necessary to move ahead of Duke of Clermont, Florida, for the Player of the Year title.

2014 PBA50 Tour

08/14/14

2014 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2014 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 12 tournaments Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, California, Oregon, Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota including two majors, the PBA Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters, to be held back-to-back in Las Vegas in June. For the second consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the televised PBA50 Tour Finals which will be conducted during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in November.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/13/14

Wesley Low (USA) shoots 300 game at 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

2014WYCWesleyLow300HammerNail_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Wesley Low rolled the first 300 game of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China, in the first game of the second 3-game block of the Boys Team event. It was the fifth perfecto in WYC history and the fourth by a boy. PBA star Tommy Jones, United States, was the first youth bowler who achieved perfection (1996) and was followed Mubarak Al Muraikhi of Qatar (1998) and Syimir Abdul Razak of Malaysia (2010). Daniela Alvarado of Mexico (2008) is the only girl in the elite 300-club.

IBMA News

08/12/14

All Star Shannon Pluhowsky is July IBMA Bowler of the Month

2014BPAAWomensAllStarShannonPluhowsky2_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, has been chosen as the July 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Pluhowsky defeated Diana Zavjavola, Latvia, 225-212, for the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) Women's All Star tournament. Zavjavola had a one-pin lead after eight frames until an open frame from not converting a 2-4-8-10 split, giving Pluhowsky a chance to close out the match and the title.

PBA News

08/08/14

50th Anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions returns to Indianapolis

Historic PBA major championship returns to the city of its birth Feb. 11-15, 2015

2014PBAToCLogo_small.jpgWoodland Bowl, the host for some of the most memorable championships in Professional Bowlers Association history, will once again step into the spotlight early in 2015 when the 50th anniversary PBA Tournament of Champions returns to the city where it was born. The newly-renovated Woodland Bowl will host the milestone Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Monday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 15, when ESPN will televise the finals live at 1 p.m. ET.

Industry News

08/07/14

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2014 WSOB VI

08/05/14

Entries open August 15 for PBA World Series of Bowling VI

World's top players to compete in traditional events; new PBA Challenge added to ESPN lineup

2014PBAWSOBVILogo_small.jpgEntries will open on Friday, Aug. 15, for the Professional Bowlers Association's World Series of Bowling VI which returns to South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas Oct. 24-Nov. 2 with a proven formula, a capacity field of the world's most talented bowlers and a few new wrinkles. The World Series, which made its debut in suburban Detroit in 2009, has evolved into an international showcase for bowlers from around the world.

World Bowling News

08/04/14

World Bowling creates group to explore alternative scoring systems

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With hopes of making following competitive bowling easier and simpler for a majority of people and mainstream media, World Bowling has created a new group tasked with exploring alternative scoring systems. World Bowling president and CEO Kevin Dornberger has announced the formation of the Alternate Bowling Scoring System working group that will find a way to engage non-bowling spectators to help the sport grow. Dornberger said the goal for this group is to come up with an initial recommendation by Dec. 1, 2014.

Team USA News

08/01/14

Team USA roster for 2014 PABCON Women's Championships announced

USBCRodRossITCHeadCoach_small.jpgThe Team USA squad that will represent the United States at the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia, in September has been set. The U.S. team, which will be coached by Team USA head coach Rod Ross (pictured), will be made up of Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey.

Brazil

07/30/14

Roberta Rodrigues, Renan Zoghaib win XXIII QubicaAMF Brazil Cup

Champions qualify for 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWBRAQRenanZoghaibRobertaRodrigues_small.jpgRoberta Rodrigues and Renan Zoghaib (r-l) capture the women's and men's title in the XXIII QubicaAMF Brazil Cup July 27 at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and will represent their country in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup November 1-9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. In the men's title match, Zoghaib defeated Few Campos, 191-182, while Rodrigues celebrated a narrow 174-170 victory over Neuza Kae to win the women's title.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

07/27/14

Mika Koivuniemi wins second EBT "gold" tournament this season to jump into fourth place

Thomas Larsen, Denmark, continues to lead men's point ranking after Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open; second-place Joonas Jehkinen narrows the gap to 90 points; top 11 in this season's overall standings earn points in Munich

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg After the Brunswick Italia Challenge in Asti, Italy, has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds 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 EBT Women's Point Ranking

07/27/14

Kamilla Kjeldsen tops European Bowling Tour women's point ranking after 11/20 events

Birgit Pöppler, Daria Kovalova move into 4th and 7th place as the top-ranked Scandinavian and U.S. women did not compete at Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds 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 at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain.

2014 European Bowling Tour

07/27/14

Mike Koivuniemi becomes first two-time winner of the 2014 EBT season

2014 EBT Schedule, Champions and Money Breakdown

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg In the 15th season since its inception in the year 2000, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite events. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

BPAA Tournaments

07/26/14

Shannon Pluhowsky wins 2014 BPAA Women's All-Star

2014BPAAWomensAllStarShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg 2014BPAAWomensAllStarDianaZavjalova_small.jpgIn a week where strikes were hard to come by, Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky (l.) of Dayton, Ohio, stepped up and delivered one to remember as she defeated Diana Zavjalova (r.) of Latvia, 225-212, in the championship match of the BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament. Zavjalova clung to a one-pin lead until a missed 2-4-8-10 split in the ninth frame gave Pluhowsky a chance to shut her out.

BPAA Tournaments

07/25/14

Paula Vidad defends title in 2014 Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open

Tish Johnson wins Triple Crown Shoot-Out

2014SeniorWUSOPaulaVidad_small.jpgPaula Vidad (pictured) of Sun City, California, successfully defended her title at Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open with a 234-210 win Thursday against United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vidad, a 54-year-old right-hander, started the title tilt at The Cherry Bowl with three consecutive strikes and struck on the first shot of her final frame to lock up the green jacket and $3,000 top prize. Johnson received $2,000 for second place.

Industry News

07/18/14

Brunswick to sell Retail Bowling Business to Bowlmor AMF

Courtesy of BJI Cyber Report #820

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpg Brunswick Corporation has announced on Thursday, July 17, it has agreed to sell its Retail Bowling business to Bowlmor AMF for $270 million, contingent upon customary closing procedures. Brunswick anticipates completing this transaction in approximately 90 days. In connection with its decision to sell its bowling centers, Brunswick also announced its intention to divest its Bowling Products business. Brunswick is targeting to complete that sales process by the end of 2014, during which time the company will continue to operate the business.

United States

07/14/14

Oklahoma team tops list of winners at 2014 USBC Open Championships

2014USBCOCArtisticExpressions1_small.jpgThe members of Artistic Expressions 1 of Oklahoma City (pictured left) already were well-known throughout the Southwest, but they've gained international notoriety since rolling the highest team score in 111 years of USBC Open Championships history. Their 3,720 team total at the National Bowling Stadium on June 23 earned them a whirlwind of media and bowling-community attention that will continue now that they're officially this year's Regular Team champions.

2014 USBC Queens

07/04/14

Maria Jose Rodriguez becomes second consecutive foreign player to win USBC Queens

Colombian national team member defeats Team USA's Kelly Kulick in a dramatic finish to win the 2014 event and the $20,000

2014USBCQMariaJoseRodriguez4_small.jpg Maria Jose Rodriguez (pictured) of Colombia outlasted two-time USBC Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., to win the 2014 event in a dramatic 190-189 finish at the National Bowling Stadium on Thursday. After Rodriguez missed the 2-4-5-8 combination in her final frame, Kulick was forced to throw a double in order to become the third player in history with three USBC Queens titles. The 2007 and 2010 champion left a 10 pin on her first shot in the 10th frame, handing Rodriguez the title worth $20,000.

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