IBMA News

03/10/15

Jason Belmonte historic as February Bowler of the Month

2015PBA04JasonBelmonte_small.jpg2015PBA05JasonBelmonte_small.jpgJason Belmonte of Orange, New South Wales, Australia, has been chosen as the February 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Belmonte had a month to remember with an unprecedented three-peat win at the 65th USBC Masters (l.), followed up by a back-to-back win at the 50th PBA Tournament of Champions (r.).

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/08/15

Gibraltar's Adam Shrubb stuns 16-time champion Paul Moor; wins Gibraltar Open 2015

Swedes Peter Nordensen, Pontus Andersson, Gibraltar's Adam Shrubb and 16-time EBT champion Paul Moor, England, to bowl for the title; Norway's Heidi Thorstensen wins women's ranking

2015EBT05Top4_small.jpgLocal favorite Adam Shrubb stunned England's Paul Moor in the title match over two games total pins, 436-417, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 and the 3.500 British Pounds top prize or 4.850 Euro Sunday at King's Bowl in Gibraltar. Moor, who owns record 16 EBT titles, had to settle for second place, worth £2.000. Top-seeded Swedes Peter Nordensen and Pontus Andersson finished in third and fourth place, respectively.

Bahrain

03/07/15

Jesper Svensson defeats Jason Belmonte to win 13th Bahrain International Championship

Swedish two-handed lefty wins his first PBA title and second World Bowling Tour title along with the $25,000 top prize

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In a title match between two two-handed players, Jesper Svensson (center) defeated Jason Belmonte (l.) of Australia, 258-244, to win the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship Saturday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra. The 20-year-old reigning World Youth Masters champion won his first PBA title and his second World Bowling Tour title along with the $25,000 top prize. Belmonte defeated Mika Koivuniemi (r.) in the semi-final match, 214-206.

Bowlingdigital TV

03/03/15

Bowlingdigital.com video from the 2013 World Championships reaches 1M views

2013WCMensVideo2_small.jpg One of the videos Bowlingdigital.com has produced during the 2013 WTBA Bowling World Championships at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., USA, has reached one million views. This video, directed by Flavio Cuva, focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 36 countries.

World Bowling News

03/03/15

World Bowling makes pitch for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games

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2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgKevin Dornberger, President and CEO of World Bowling and the World Tenpin Bowling Association has informed the WTBA member federations, Executive Board and Committee members and the media that the sport of tenpin bowling has made its pitch to the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. To read the President's letter

2015 PBA Tour

03/02/15

2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 22 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan in cooperation with the Japan PBA. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, nine international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 PBA Tour will conclude with the Detroit Open December 11-13 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich.

Industry News

03/01/15

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2015 World Bowling Tour #8

02/27/15

Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper becomes second woman to win the H.H. Emir Cup

Collegiate star defeats Qatar's Khaled Al-Dossari in the title match, 516-430, to earn the $25,000 top prize

2015EmirCupTannyaRoumimper_small.jpgTannya Roumimper (pictured) became the second woman to win the H.H. Emir Cup when the Indonesian defeated local favorite Khaled Al-Dossari, 515-430, over two games total pins to capture the World Bowling Tour title and the $25,000 top prize Friday, February 27, at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Roumimper followed in the footprints of former Malaysian standout Shalin Zulkifli, who was the first woman to win the Emir Cup back in 2005.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/22/15

Kamilla Kjeldsen defends her title in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

In a re-match of last year's finale, Kjeldsen out-strikes top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE), 508-410

2015EBT04JaroslavLorenc2_small.jpg2015EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2_small.jpgIn a re-match of last year's title match, defending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (pictured left) of Denmark oubowled top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc, Czech Republic, 508-410, to win her second consecutive European Bowling Tour title and the 4.250 Euro top prize in the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer Sunday evening at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland. It was the 29th victory by a women on the European Bowling Tour.

2015 PBA Tour #2

02/22/15

Bohn wins PBA Players Championship in overtime, ties Roth with 34th title

Strike on second sudden-death shot ends dramatic championship match

2015PBA02ParkerBohnIII_small.jpgParker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., struck on his second shot in sudden-death to win the PBA Players Championship at Woodland Bowl, earning his 34th career title and moving into a tie for fifth place on the all-time PBA career titles list with legendary star Mark Roth. The 51-year-old left-hander received a $25,000 winner's check. The finals were held in conjunction with the Tournament of Champions at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., on February 14 and aired Sunday, Feb 22, on ESPN.

USBC News

02/21/15

Massachusetts' Hakim Emmanuel rolls 900 series

20150219HakimEmmanuel900_small.jpg Hakim Emmanuel (pictured) of Stoughton, Massachusetts, admitted that his palms were sweaty and his bowling ball felt heavier than ever as he put the finishing touches on the first perfect game of his bowling career Thursday night, but that was nothing compared to the nerves he felt two games later when he found himself on the verge of history with a chance at a third consecutive 300 game and a 900 series. He delivered the strike to become the 26th bowler to record a perfect series.

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/14/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick sit atop World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgDom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) sit atop the World Bowling Tour rankings. Double points were awarded at the Masters, which is a major event on the World Bowling Tour schedule. Barrett earned 26 points and leads the points list with 614 points. Kulick did not compete but still leads the field with 558 points. The next event on the World Bowling Tour schedule is the H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar, from Feb. 22-27.

PBA Awards

01/27/15

Australia's Jason Belmonte wins second consecutive PBA Player of the Year Award

Marshall Kent is Rookie of Year; Brett Spangler wins Nagy Sportsmanship Award, Missy Parkin receives Reyes Community Service Award

2014PBAAwardWinners_small.jpgWith another outstanding record in 2014 PBA Tour major championships, Australian two-handed competitor Jason Belmonte picked up where he left off in 2012-13 to earn his second consecutive GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year award. Belmonte, along 2014 Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year Marshall Kent, Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner Brett Spangler and Tony Reyes PBA Community Service Award winner Missy Parkin, were recognized Monday.

2015 AsC

01/26/15

Ryan Lalisang, New Hui Fen win Men's and Women's Masters title at 23rd Asian Championships

Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand (January 15-26, 2015)

2015AsCMastersChampionsRyanLalisangNewHuiFen_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (l.) of Indonesia and Singapore's New Hui Fen (r.), who dominated the match play rounds to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals, finished with big games to end the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in Men's and Women's Masters Monday, January 26 at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Korea led the medal tally with six gold, four silver and five bronze medals.

Industry News

01/12/15

Juan Cabezas named President and Chief Growth Officer of QubicaAMF

Cabezas will lead all marketing, sales and product management functions for the company and drive growth

2014BWCJuanCabezas_small.jpgQubicaAMF Worldwide, the leading manufacturer of bowling and mini bowling products, has announced that Juan Cabezas (pictured) has been appointed President and Chief Growth Officer and will lead all marketing, sales and product management functions for the company. In his capacity of President of the company, he will also represent QubicaAMF in the market place with customers and industry stakeholders. Cabezas joined QubicaAMF in April 2014 as Senior Vice President, Global Sales & International Service.

2015 WSrC

01/02/15

Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2nd World Seniors Championships

Sam' Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Aug. 23-30, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2nd World Seniors Championships which will be held Aug. 23-30, 2015 at 56-lane Sam' Town Bowling Center inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. To participate in the second edition of the championships for men and women 50 years of age and above, players must be born December 31st, 1965 or before.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/17/14

4th Men's World Championships concludes in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Video 10 - Review the highlights of the 2014 Men's World Championships

2014MWCKhalifaBowlingCenterAbuDhabiUAE_small.jpg Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates was the center of the bowling world December 4-15, when the best male bowlers in the sport competed in the 4th Men's World Championships at Khalifa International Bowling Center. The 9-day event concluded Sunday afternoon with the Masters competition and capped off with a victory banquet on the rooftop of the Aloft Hotel. 272 players from 49 countries competed for medals in Singles, Doubles, Team of Five, All-Events and Masters.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/14/14

"Class of 1999" celebrates their 15-year reunion in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2014MWCVerbruggenShaheenTorgersen_small.jpgThe 2014 Men's World Championships marks the event's first visit to Abu Dhabi and the Khalifa International Bowling Center since 1999. Several of the men's medalists of the at that time combined World Championships are still active, either as player, coach or team manager. The "class of 1999" celebrating their 15-year reunion is spearheaded by World Champions Patrick Backe of Sweden, Ahmed Shaheen (c.) of Qatar, Gery Verbruggen (l.) of Belgium and Tore Torgersen (r.) of Norway.

Tribute

03/10/13

The Constant Flame - Recalling the life of John Davis By Fred Groh

Republished courtesy of International Bowling Industry magazine (Volume 21, March 2013)

2013IBIJohnDavisTribute_small.jpg We did not know John Davis the way Len Nicholson did, or Chris Chartrand or Pat Ciniello, all three friends and colleagues of Davis's for years who spoke at the memorial service for him in February. It was held at the most appropriate possible place: the Kegel Training Center at Kegel headquarters in Lake Wales, FL. Davis died Jan. 25. "He tried to do something that no one else did," as Nicholson says. "He tried to make the sport as fair as possible."

Sweden

05/08/07

Don't get too angry on the lanes

MikaelKanoldonYouTube.com.jpg Mikael Kanold is a young talented Swedish bowler, a member of the Swedish youth national team, and not known for becoming angry very often. His compatriot Martin Larsen, World Doubles champion and Jason Belmonte, the High Roller champ from Australia brought this video to our attention. It shows why all bowling center proprietors teach their customers NOT to cross the line between the approach and the lane. Actually it gives the expression 'foul line' a new meaning. Enjoy.

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