Germany

07/10/15

Nicole Blase, Timo Schröder are the 2015 German National Champions

Also decided were the champions in Women's, Men's and Mixed Doubles

2015GermanNCNicoleBlaseTimoSchroder_small.jpg73 women and 80 men qualified for the 2015 German National Championships June 28 - July 4 at Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany, which featured Singles, Women's and Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. Nicole Blase of Baden and Timo Schröder of Bremen (l-r) swept their opponents in the title matches to become the women's and men's individual champions and to represent Germany at the 2015 European Champions Cup October 19-26 in Serravalle, San Marino.

USBC News

07/10/15

USBC partners with Habitat for Humanity - El Paso

2015USBCOCPconstructionStage_small.jpgAs the 2015 USBC Open Championships winds down at the El Paso Convention Center, Habitat for Humanity - El Paso already has plans for how it will be able to use some of the materials from the venue after the tournament ends. It will take about 10 days and help from dozens of local volunteers for the two organizations to tear down the venue, which has enough lumber and materials to construct approximately four three-bedroom homes.

Japan

07/09/15

Korean bowlers dominate international preliminaries on opening day at World Bowling Open

Lee Youngjun leads men's division after 6/10 squads with 746; Lee Nahyun leads women's field with 760, including one of four 300 games by a woman

2015BWOKoreanWomenNationalTeam_small.jpgThe preliminaries of the inaugural World Bowling Open got underway on Thursday, July 9, with the first six out of 10 squads at Shinagawa Prince Hotel and Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan. The Korean bowlers dominated the opening day with Lee Youngjun and Lee Nahyun leading the 62 men and 42 women in the international pool with 746 and 760 three-game totals, respectively. The top 19 international men and women and the top 20 Japanese men and women will advance to the main event.

2015 WBT #13

07/08/15

World Bowling Tour commences with inaugural Bowling World Open in Tokyo, Japan

WBT "major" tournament offers 48 million Yen (currently 391,700 USD); Bowlingdigital presents a list of invited players who will be seeded in the main event

2015WBOPoster_small.jpg Japan's capital city of Tokyo will be the center of the bowling world July 9-12, when many of the best bowlers in the world, men and women, will compete in the inaugural Bowling World Open for total prize fund of 48 million Japanese Yen, currently 391,700 U.S. Dollar with 10 million Yen (approx. $81,600) going to the men's and women's champion. The BWO is the 13th event on the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". Bowlingdigital presents the latest list of the invited players who will be automatically seeded into the main event.

United States

07/08/15

Ryan Zagar moves into top 10 in four events at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Final live stream broadcast from El Paso Convention Center will take place July 8 at 7 p.m. Eastern

2015USBCOCRyanZagar_small.jpgFormer Junior Team USA member Ryan Zagar (pictured) of Kenosha, Wisconsin, experienced a roller coaster of emotions this week at the El Paso Convention Center, but it all made for an unforgettable debut at the USBC Open Championships. The 21-year-old right-hander stepped up with a chance at the lead in Regular Singles on July 5 before falling just short, settling into second place with a 787 series at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas.

USBC Youth

07/08/15

USBC Youth Open Championships begin Thursday

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The Bowling.com Youth Open Championships begin Thursday at Orland Bowl in Orland Park, Illinois. The event takes place Thursday through Saturday and then returns July 16-26. The non-qualifying tournament is patterned after the USBC Open Championships and Women's Championships. Youth bowlers compete in team (four players), doubles, singles and all-events. The tournament, which will award an estimated $90,000 in scholarships this year, has four age-based divisions - U8, U12, U15 and U20.

Women's Collegiate Bowling

07/07/15

Mexico's Mariana Alvarado named MEAC Woman of the Year

Alvarado becomes fourth student-athlete from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to win the award

2015UMESMarianaAlvarado_small.jpgMariana Alvarado (pictured), Leon, Mexico, of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was named the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year. Alvarado, who graduated in May with honors, a 3.71 GPA and a degree in Mechanical Engineering, was a three-time All-American and four-year letter winner in women's bowling while a Dean's List student at UMES. She will be awarded the honor during a special on-campus event to be announced at a later time.

IBMA News

07/07/15

Pete Weber major choice as June IBMA Bowler of the Month

2015PBA5005PeteWeber_small.jpgPete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, has been selected as the June 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Weber threw a clutch tenth frame double to defeat Eric Forkel, 224-212, to win the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open. Weber now has four PBA50 Tour titles, including two majors. With four remaining events on the PBA50 schedule the 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year is the leader on the competition points list for PBA50 Player of the Year.

2014 Europen Bowling Tour

07/06/15

Paul Moor, Laura Beuthner come from behind to win EBT Masters 2015

2015EBT09PaulMoor_small.jpg2014EBT16LauraBeuther_small.jpgPaul Moor (l.) of England and Laura Beuthner (r.) of Germany won two matches to win the titles in the 8th European Bowling Tour Masters 2015 Monday afternoon at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain. In an all-lefty men's title match, Moor topped Brunswick Madrid Challenge winner and No. 1 seed Jesper Svensson, a two-handed player from Sweden, 224-216, while Beuther defeated top-seeded Diana Zavjalova of Latvia, 191-180.

2015 WSrC

07/06/15

WTBA and Sam's Town release Bulletin No. 2 for 2nd World Seniors Championships 2015

194 bowlers, 110 men and 84 women, from 30 countries have registered so far; entry deadline now has been extended until August 10; last day to make a hotel reservation and receive the group room rate is July 23

2015BWCSamsTownatNight_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association and host Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall have released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2nd World Seniors Championships 2015 Aug. 23-30, 2015 in Las Vegas. As of the release day, 194 bowlers, 110 men and 84 women, from 30 countries have registered for the event. WTBA has extended the entry deadline until August 10. However, the last day to make a hotel reservation and receive the group room rate is July 23.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

07/05/15

Swede Jesper Svensson dominates III Brunswick Madrid Challenge from start to finish

2015EBT10Top3_small.jpgCurrent men's European Bowling Tour point ranking leader Jesper Svensson (right) from Sweden posted one last high game in the title match of the third edition of the Brunswick Madrid Challenge to win his fourth career EBT title and the 6.000 first prize. The 20-year-old two-handed southpaw defeated fellow youth national team member Jenny Wegner (c.) in an all-Swedish affair, 248-186. Wegner advanced to the title match with 212-204 victory over Joonas Jehkinen (l.), Finland.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

07/05/15

Jesper Svensson leads field of 50 into the finals of the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Swede averages 248.33 to pace the 204-player field, wins 750 Euro bonus; Joline Persson-Planefors (SWE), Diana Zavjalova (LAT) top the 16 women advancing to the finals, earn 750 and 500 Euro bonuses; score to make cut in 38th place is 1359 (226.50 average)

2015EBT10JesperSvensson_small.jpg Jesper Svensson (pictured) of Sweden remained unchallenged in the final four squads on Saturday en route to win the qualifying of the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain. The two-handed lefty, who leads the European Bowling Tour men's point ranking, toppled 1490 pins, an average of 248.33. In addition to a 750 Euro bonus Svensson and the other top-10 bowlers received two byes. 34 men and 16 women advanced to the finals starting Sunday, July 5, at 9 a.m. CEST.

2015 PABCON Youth

07/04/15

Team USA's Young, Brummett sweep the gold medals in Under-21 Masters

Venezuela's Monacelli, Colombia's GarcĂ­a end the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships with victory in Under-16 Masters

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Junior Team USA's Gregory Young Jr. and Sydney Brummett swept the gold medals in Under-21 Masters while Rodolfo Monacelli of Venezuela and Colombia's Laura García captured the titles in the Under-16 Masters at the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships which concluded Friday at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá. The top 16 U21 boys and girls and the top 8 U16 boys and girls in All-Events advanced to match-play Masters in best-of-three games bracket format.

PBA News

07/04/15

New York's Brandon Soedarmasto, Illinois' Brigitte Jacobs win Teen Masters titles

Winners to bowl in grand championship match during PBA Challenge ESPN telecast in December

2015TeenMastersChampions_small.jpgBrandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, N.Y., and Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Ill., captured the boys' and girls' titles in the Teen Masters Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza Friday, each earning $7,500 scholarships. Soedarmasto and Jacobs (l-r) also earned berths in the Teen Masters Grand Championship match that will be contested as part of the PBA Challenge Finals during GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

PBA50 News

07/03/15

PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year races heat up with four tournaments remaining

Pete Weber leads in points race for eight spots in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling PBA50 Challenge event

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpgWhen the 2015 PBA50 Tour resumes later this month, the races for PBA50 Player of the Year, PBA50 Rookie of the Year, and eight spots in the season-ending PBA50 Challenge will kick into high gear. With a win in the PBA Senior U.S. Open plus second- and third-place finishes in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open and Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300, respectively, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) maintains the lead in Player of the Year points with 151,548.

Industry News

07/02/15

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United States

07/02/15

Inaugural USBC Mixed wraps up in Reno

2015USBCMixedLogo_small.jpgThe inaugural edition of the United States Bowling Congress Mixed came to a close at the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday. The new event, held alongside the USBC Women's Championships, featured four-player mixed teams (two men and two women), mixed doubles (one man and one woman) and open singles competition. Teams participated in one of four average-based divisions, while doubles and singles was contested across six average-based divisions.

United States

07/01/15

96th USBC Women's Championships concludes in Reno 2016

2016 Women's Championships to be held at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas from April 9-July 10, 2016

2015USBCWCLogo_small.jpgThe 96th United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships concluded Tuesday as the final shots of the 2015 event made their way down the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 82-day tournament kicked off April 10 and welcomed nearly 16,000 bowlers for the event's record 10th trip to Reno and seventh visit to the "Taj Mahal of Tenpins." The 2016 Women's Championships will head to Las Vegas and will run from April 9-July 10.

Industry News

06/30/15

Brunswick tapped as Bowling Equipment Supplier for the NBS of Turkmenistan

32-laner is slated to be one of the host venues for the upcoming 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpgIndustry leader Brunswick Bowling recently signed a deal to supply and install all of the bowling equipment for the 32-lane National Bowling Stadium of Turkmenistan, currently under construction in the capital city of Ashgabat. The stadium is slated to be one of 12 world-class competition venues that will comprise the Ashgabat Olympic Complex – the host site for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG). The 2017 edition of these Games is scheduled to pit 62 competing nations (the most ever) in 19 sports ranging from tennis to cycling to bowling and jujitsu to kickboxing to basketball.

Malta

06/29/15

24th Malta Open Championships - Slow Motion Video

2015MaltaOpenVideo_small.jpg The 24th edition of the Malta Open Championships was held from June 17-21 at 20-lane Eden Super Bowl located at St. George's Bay in St. Julian's, Malta. The tournament, which was won by Ramon Hilferink of the Netherlands, drew 115 players. This slow motion video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the players and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 18 participating countries. To watch the video

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