2016 PBA50 Tour #11


Walter Ray Williams Jr. is top qualifier in PBA50 South Shore Open

PBA Hall of Famer is in good position to reach PBA Title Century Mark

2016PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. averaged 246 to lead qualifying in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 Wednesday putting him in good position to reach another record in a career that has lasted more than three decades. Heading into Thursday's match play rounds, Williams (pictured) led qualifying with a 3,941 16-game pinfall total at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., and if he can win his 11th PBA50 Tour title, the all-time leader on the PBA Tour titles list with 47 wins will have won a combined 100 titles in PBA competition.

United States


David Pavilack wins $20,000 in 2016 True Amateur Tournament Amateur Classic

2016SummerTATDavidPavilack_small.jpg David Pavilack (second from left) of Hollywood, Florida, a 209 average bowler, rolled a 208 game in the championship match of the 2016 True Amateur Tournament Amateur Classic at The Orleans Bowling Center to take home the $20,000 top prize. The 2016 TAT Amateur Classic concluded July 9 after a busy week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Orleans Hotel and Casino bowling center opened their lanes for over 450 bowlers all week long who competed in multiple events.

PBA News


Bad Boy of Bowling shows softer side in Indie Rom Bo Com

2015BadBoyofBowlingPeteWeber_small.jpgPete Weber, the crotch chopping, sunglasses wearing, bad boy of the lanes, will be making his Hollywood debut in the August 2 digital release of Split, the world's first romantic bowling comedy from independent writer/director, Jamie Buckner. Split is the story of Cassie and her quest to find love in 30 days. However, she idolized her professional bowler dad, and only a man of the lanes will do. Unfortunately, Cassie finds herself with a notorious split between a lovable 7 and a self involved 10.

Industry News


EBI welcomes Tyson Branagan as district sales manager South Central region

2016EBIDistrictSalesManagerSouthCentralTysonBranagan_small.jpgEbonite International (EBI) has announced Tyson Branagan as District Sales Manager for the South Central territory. Branagan will be starting August 1st. Branagan (pictured) comes to Ebonite International after having worked in the pro shop industry alongside Ebonite pro staffer Dino Castillo in the Dallas area since July of 2006. Mike Judy, North American Sales Manager for Ebonite International, said Branagan's experience and passion for bowling will make him a great fit for the South Central territory.

2016 European Bowling Tour #10


Sin Li Jane extends the winning streak by women on European Bowling Tour to 17 years

In a rematch of the San Marino finals, Sin Li defeats Dominic Barrett to win the 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger

2016EBT10SinLiJane3_small.jpg Malaysia's Sin Li Jane improved on a second place finish last week to win her first European Bowling Tour title in the 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger Sunday in Munich, Germany. In a rematch of the title match at the San Marino Open<, Sin Li (pictured) defeated Dominic Barrett of England to become the first female champion this season and to earn the 5.000 Euro top prize. With the victory, Sin Li extended the women's winning streak on the European Bowling Tour to 17 years.

USBC Youth


Champions crowned at 2016 Junior Gold Championships

2016JGCU20JefferyMannJacquelineEvans_small.jpgA historic week at the 2016 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master came to a close Saturday as champions were crowned at Western Bowl in Indianapolis. Nearly 3,300 youth competitors ascended on five bowling centers in Indianapolis – Western Bowl, Woodland Bowl, Expo Bowl, All Star Bowl and Southern Bowl – to compete for a national title in three age-based divisions for boys and girls (12-and-under, 15-and-under, 20-and-under) and a $300,000 scholarship fund.

USBC Youth


USA Bowling National Championships crowns first titlists

2016USABowlingNationalChampionshipsLogo_small.jpgThe USA Bowling National Championships determined its first champions on Saturday at Western Bowl in Indianapolis in the youth team event. In the 12-and-under Division, Lower Great Lakes regional champion Indiana U12 All-Stars defeated Coastal South regional champion Team Georgia, three-games-to-one. In the 15-and-under Division South regional champion Strikers, Georgia topped Upper Great Lakes regional champion Clams, Minnesota, also 3-1.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10


Duke defeats Weber in PBA50 World Championship

Norm Duke beats Pete Weber 234-215 in title match to notch his third career PBA50 Tour title and second PBA50 Major

2016PBA5010NormDuke_small.jpgWhen PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke looks for motivation, he finds it in the milestone PBA50 Tour season that longtime rival and fellow hall member Pete Weber is having this year. Duke had extra motivation in the title match of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship Saturday beating Weber (right), 234-215, in the title match at Island Xtreme Bowl for his second PBA50 Tour major and third title of his career on the tour for players 50 years of age and older.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10


Williams, Bohn and Kretzer win PBA50 Regionals in Minnesota

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins Viper Championship for 99th title in PBA competition

2016PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm match play finalists Walter Ray Williams Jr., Parker Bohn III and Brian Kretzer each won PBA50 regional titles Friday at Island Xtreme Bowl. Williams (pictured) won the 99th tournament of his PBA career by defeating two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 268-258, in the title match of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Viper Championship, one of three regional events conducted as a prelude to Saturday's final day of the World Championship.

2016 PWBA Tour #7


Rocio Restrepo grabs first PWBA title at Greater Detroit Open

2016PWBA07RocioRestrepo4_small.jpg2016EBT09SinLiJane4_small.jpg Rocio Restrepo admits her emotions can sometimes get the better of her when she's on the lanes, but she allowed those strong emotions to drive her to the title of the PWBA Greater Detroit Open. Restrepo (l.) jumped to an early lead against Malaysia's Sin Li Jane (r.), striking in four of her first six frames, on her way to a 217-185 victory at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. Restrepo claimed her first PWBA title with the victory.

United States


The Orleans bowling manager Bob McVey passed away

20160716BobMcVey_small.jpgBob McVey, bowling manager for the Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, who ran the annual National Golden Ladies Classic, passed away. Char Hammel of Las Vegas, the 2010 Senior Queens champion, who runs the Facebook page for the National Golden Ladies Classic, informed: "With a heavy heart I need to let you all know that our beloved Bob McVey suffered a heart attack and passed away on July 19 at 8:45am in the ICU." Services will be held Saturday July 23rd at Palm Southwest Mortuary.

USBC Youth


Inaugural USA Bowling National Championships starts Wednesday

2016USABowlingNationalChampionshipsLogo_small.jpg When USA Bowling launched its regional tournaments three years ago, it was building the stage for what eventually would become a national event. The stage now is ready as the inaugural USA Bowling National Championships will take place in Indianapolis, with qualifying starting Wednesday. The finals of the event will be held at Western Bowl on Saturday and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network in August. The USA Bowling program was designed as a team-based youth program.



Yifat Tal, Or Aviram win 2016 Israeli National Championships

2016IsraelNCYifatTalOrAviram_small.jpgYifat Tal of Petach-Tikva club and Or Aviram of Haifa club won the women's and men's Israeli National Individual Championships which were held at "Bola" bowling center in Holon. It was the third title for Tal and the fourth for Aviram. 38 players participated in the 27th running of the event. The champions will represent Israel at the 2016 European Champions Cup October 24-31 at Bowland Bowling Center in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

2016 EBT Masters


Stuart Williams, Sin Li Jane are the 2016 EBT Masters champions

2016EBTMastersStuartWilliamsSinLiJane_small.jpgStuart Williams of England and Malaysia's Sin Li Jane won the men's and women's title in the 2016 European Bowling Tour Masters Monday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. Williams, a six-time European Bowling Tour champion, flew past tournament leader Jesper Svensson of Sweden, 238-168, to capture his first Masters title. On the women's side, Sin Li topped Birgit Pöppler of Germany in a high-scoring title match, 259-246, to become the first Asian Masters winner.

2016 ABF Tour #4


Michael Mak, Han Kyeo Rae triumph in ABF Tour Hong Kong leg

Mak defeats Hardy Rachmadian in roll-off to win his second consecutive ABF Tour title; Han prevails in all-Korean women's final over Lee Na Young

2016ABFT04MichaelMakHanKyeoRae_small.jpg Michael Mak of Hong Kong (l.) continued hot hand and captured his third title in 10 days and the second consecutive on the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour defeating Hardy Rachmadian, Indonesia, in roll-off on home turf Monday at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In an all-Korean women's final, Han Kyeo Rae (r.) topped Lee Na Young, 241-211, to seal the victory. Both champions received US$1,000 apiece while the runner-ups got US$500.

2016 ABF Tour


2016 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2016 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of six legs in East Asia featuring the top 16 Asian men and the top 16 Asian women of the foregoing international open tournaments, and four ranking tournaments in the Middle East in which the top 16 men in the finals standings receive ranking points. Alisports, the official partner of the ABF Tour provides US$4,000 for each of the six legs. The top 16 men and women at the end of the 2016 season will qualify for the Tournament of Champions in 2017.

2016 European Bowling Tour #9


Dominic Barrett three-peats as San Marino Open champion

Englishman averages 255 in Eliminator finals to win his 12th career European Bowling Tour title and the third in a row in San Marino

2016EBT09DominicBarrett_small.jpgDominic Barrett of England averaged 255 in the eliminator finals of the Storm San Marino Open to win the European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament for the third year in a row Sunday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. It was the 12th victory on the European Bowling Tour for Barrett, who pocketed the 8.000 Euro top prize. Sin Li Jane of Malaysia was the best woman in second place with Martin Larsen of Sweden in third place and Joline Persson Planefors of Sweden in fourth place.

Hong Kong


Lalisang, Cheah claim Open Masters titles at 42nd Hong Kong International

2016HKGOpenEstherCheahRyanLalisang_small.jpg Ryan Lalisang (r.) of Indonesia and Esther Cheah (l.) of Malaysia claimed the men's and women's Open Masters titles in the 42nd Hong Kong International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships Sunday at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In the men's championship match, top-seeded Lalisang defeated Michael Mak of Hong Kong, 207-167. In the women's finals, second-seeded Cheah topped defending champion Lim So Hyun of Korea twice to seal the victory.

2016 PWBA Tour #11


Lindsay Boomershine top seed at PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open

2016PWBA11Finalists_small.jpgSetting goals provides a player in any sport a special focus during a long season. For Lindsay Boomershine, the goal for the 2016 PWBA Tour season was simple – to not be 17th. Boomershine, of Perry, Utah, went 5-1 in match play at the PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open on Saturday to earn the top seed for the televised stepladder finals. She will be joined on the TV show by Colombia's Rocio Restrepo along with Stefanie Johnson and Kelly Kulick.

United States


2016 USBC Women's Championships concludes in Las Vegas

2016USBCWCLogoInfusion_small.jpgThe 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships wrapped up at the South Point Bowling Plaza on Monday as the final competitors hit the lanes and helped bring the 97th edition of the world's largest participatory sporting event for women to a close. The 2016 tournament kicked off April 9 and it saw 6,123 four-player teams make their way to the new $35-million venue over the course of the 94-day event. All standings are unofficial and pending final verification.

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