2015 PBA Tour

01/11/16

2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Tour consisted of 23 tournaments on U.S. soil, including four "majors", and an invitational event in Japan. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, the international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour also awarded a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The PBA Tour concluded with the PBA World Series of Bowling VII Dec. 7-19 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

2016 Team USA Trials

01/08/16

Marshall Kent, Danielle McEwan capture the 2016 USBC Team USA Trials titles

Chris Via, Stephanie Schwartz win United States National Amateur Bowling Championships

2016TeamUSATrialsDanielleMcEwanMarshallKent_small.jpg2016USNationalAmeteurChampionsChrisViaStephanieSchwartz_small.jpgMarshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York (left, r-l), captured the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials titles Thursday, while Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, and Stephanie Schwartz of Racine, Wisconsin (right, l-r), capped the week with wins at the United States National Amateur Bowling Championships.

United States

01/08/16

U/S Sports Advisors hires Lucas Wiseman as new manager of public relations

2015WWCMastersLucasWiseman_small.jpg U/S Sports Advisors, a national sports and entertainment marketing agency, has hired Lucas Wiseman (pictured) as the company's new manager of public relations. Wiseman, who will oversee public relations, media relations and event social media, spent 12 years as public relations and social media manager for the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), the governing body for the sport of bowling.

World Bowling Tour News

01/05/16

World Bowling Tour announces Preliminary Schedule for 2016

Early schedule features 10 tournaments, including six in the Middle East, two in the U.S., and one each in Germany and Thailand

WBTLogo_small.jpg Due to the recent changes in the leadership of World Bowling, bowling's world governing body, the announcement of the preliminary schedule for the 2016 World Bowling Tour was postponed until Monday, Jan. 4. The schedule currently features 10 tournaments, including six in the Middle East, two in the U.S., and one each in Germany and Thailand. The lone WBT "major" on the schedule so far will be the PBA World Championship to be held in Reno, Nev., in December 2016.

USBC News

12/31/15

Kim Adler, Mike Durbin to join USBC Hall of Fame in 2016

2016USBCHoFInducteeKimAdler_small.jpg2016USBCHoFInducteeMikeDurbin_small.jpgKim Adler (l.) of Melbourne, Florida, and Mike Durbin (r.) of Hollywood, California, have been elected to the USBC Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category. The two were among eight bowlers (six men and two women) on the national ballot elected to the 2016 USBC Hall of Fame class by a USBC panel of veteran bowling writers, hall of famers and board members. The 2016 USBC Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place April 28 in Las Vegas.

2015 World Bowling Tour

12/27/15

World Bowling Tour comes to an end after 19 events

World Bowling Tour Finals set for Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2016

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour came to an end after the conclusion of the PBA World Championships in Reno, Nev. The 2015 Tour, which started with the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas in October 2014, featured 19 tournaments in Asia (2), Europe (2), Middle East (9) and the U.S. (6), including seven "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. The top three men and and women in a separate point ranking (since Nov. 1, 2013) will compete in the season-ending WBT Finals in Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2016.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #49

12/23/15

2015 World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals field set

Special Southwest Regional to qualify players for Firelake TOC; GoBowling.com joins family of PBA Tour sponsors; Pete Thomas, Anthony Lavery-Spahr win Houston Doubles; Quick Notes from WSOB VII

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe three-man and three-woman fields for the World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals, presented by the PBA, have been confirmed as of the completion of the Rolltech PBA World Championship, the final event on the 2015 PBA International-World Bowling Tour schedule. The WBT finals will be contested as part of the USBC Masters in Indianapolis for telecast as part of an ESPN doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 21. The WBT finals will air at 3 p.m. ET.

World Bowling News

12/22/15

Last World Tenpin Bowling Association Congress approves several rules changes

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe last congresses in the history of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) and World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) were held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, December 15. Fifty-six member federations with twenty-two proxies attended both congresses during which the merger of the two organizations into one entity, World Bowling, was approved. Besides the historic merger and the elections, the WTBA Congress approved several rule changes effective immediately.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

12/20/15

Dom Barrett leads World Bowling Tour men's ranking heading into the 2016 WBT season

Englishman holds an 82 and 169-pin cushion over Jason Belmonte and Martin Larsen based on points earned in the calendar years 2014 and 2015; Barrett, Belmonte and Mike Fagan advance to the World Bowling Tour finals in Indianapolis, Feb. 13, 2016; WBT men's ranking totally dominated by PBA bowlers

2015PBADomBarrett_small.jpgThe 2015 World Bowling Tour concluded with the Women's World Championships and the PBA World Championips featuring 19 tournaments including seven "majors" (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include all events from 2014 and 2015. The qualifying standings for the 2015 WBT Finals are different as they include all WBT events since Nov. 1, 2013.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

12/20/15

Danielle McEwan finishes 2015 atop World Bowling Tour women's rankings

Team USA member leads her team mates Liz Johnsin and Kelly Kulick by 8 and 14 pins, resp., based on points earned in the calendar years 2014 and 2015; Kulick, McEwan and Johnson advance to the World Bowling Tour finals in Indianapolis, Feb. 13, 2016

2015WWCMastersDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgThe 2015 World Bowling Tour concluded with the Women's World Championships and the PBA World Championips featuring 19 tournaments including seven "majors" (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include all events from 2014 and 2015. The qualifying standings for the 2015 WBT Finals are different as they include all WBT events since Nov. 1, 2013.

World Bowling News

12/16/15

Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah of Kuwait elected President of World Bowling

FIQ and WTBA merge into one entity, World Bowling; Suwalai Satrulee of Thailand and Ulf Sjøblom of Sweden elected 1st and 2nd Vice President; several well-known officials, media to retire after this World Championships

2015WBSuwalaiSatruleeSheikhTalalUlfSjoblom_small.jpgPresident of Asian Bowling Federation and Kuwait Bowling Federation, Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah (center) was elected President of World Bowling unopposed at the FIQ/WTBA Congresses held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Tuesday, December 15. Fifty-six member federations with twenty-two proxies attended both the FIQ and WTBA Congress assembly when elections were held. Suwalai Satrulee (l.) of Thailand and Ulf Sjøblom (r.) of Sweden were elected as 1st and 2nd Vice President, resp.

Editorial

12/15/15

Lucas Wiseman, the main voice of BowlTV, leaves USBC after 13 successful years

2014WCAbuDhabiLucasWiseman_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Public Relations and Social Media Manager Lucas Wiseman has left USBC and will be moving into a new career outside the bowling industry later this month. Wiseman, who worked at USBC for 13 year and was the main voice of BowlTV, covered his last event at the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this week. As a pioneer of BowlTV's live streaming, Wiseman helped usher in a new era of bowling fans being able to watch the sport.

2015 WWC

12/13/15

Korea's Jung Dawun wins Masters gold at Women's World Championships

2015WWCMastersTop4MohdAlQubaisi_small.jpgJung Dawun of Korea outlasted Liz Johnson, United States, 256-183, in the title match to conclude the 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with victory in the Masters competition Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Center. Dawun won the third gold medal of the Championships for Korea. In the semi-finals, Dawun eliminated competriot Jeon Eunhee, 208-193 and Johnson took down fellow countrywoman Danielle McEwan, 238-213.

2015 ABF Tour #9

12/08/15

Ryan Lalisang earns his third ABF Tour title of the season; wins the 2015 point ranking

Indonesian finishes the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with back-to-back victories to lead the top 16 players into the 2016 Tournament of Champions

2015ABFT09RyanLalisangSheikhTalal_small.jpgIndonesia's Ryan Lalisang (pictured left with Sheikh Talal) won his second consecutive title and the third overall on the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour when he defeated Rickle Kam of Hong Kong, 278-232, in the title match of the Saudi Arabia leg Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh. With the victory, Lalisang concluded the season as the Tour's point ranking winner and will lead the top 16 men into the 2016 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions.

2015 European Bowling Tour

12/02/15

2015 European Bowling Tour comes to an end in Qatar

2015 Tour consisted of 16 tournaments in 12 countries, three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and seven Satellite tournaments; total prize fund was 850.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour concluded with the third and last EBT "Platinum" event of the season, the 15th Qatar Bowling Open, which was held Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Sweden's Jesper Svensson and Jenny Wegner finished atop the men's and women's point rankings. In its 16th consecutive season, the 2015 EBT featured 16 tournaments, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and seven "Satellite" events. Total prize fund was 850.000 Euro.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

12/02/15

Sweden's Jesper Svensson finishes 2015 European Bowling Tour atop the Men's Point Ranking

Swedish two-hander maintains 215-point lead after failing to finish in the top 50 in Qatar Open; fourth and third-place finisher Thomas Larsen (DEN), Marshall Kent (USA) crack the top 12 to qualify for the 2016 Masters; runner-up Sean Rash (13th) misses by one spot; champion Cameron Weier (USA) leaps from zero into 19th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consisted of 16 tournaments in 12 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and seven "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offered total prize fund of 850.000 Euro (approx. 969.850 U.S. Dollar). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event received ranking points. Those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

12/02/15

Jenny Wegner of Sweden wins 2015 European Bowling Tour Women's Ranking

Swede is the only top 20 bowler to compete in Qatar; earns 175 points in the "platinum" event to overtake compatriot Ida Andersson in the season-ending event; the top two women in the Qatar Open, Danielle McEwan (USA), Victoria Johansson (SWE), leap into 6th and 8th place, resp.

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consisted of 16 tournaments in 12 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and seven "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offered total prize fund of 850.000 Euro (approx. 969.850 U.S. Dollar). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event received ranking points. Those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 BWC Recap

11/29/15

Stats, records and more stuff on the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2015BWCWuSiuHongClaraJulianaGuerrero2_small.jpgThe 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which was held at the 56-laner inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev., United States, concluded after five days of competition Thursday, November 19, with the stepladder finals and the victory banquet. Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong, and Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia emerged as World Cup champions. The 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held October 14-23, 2016, at Hao's Bowling in Shanghai, China.

2016 PBA50 Tour

11/25/15

PBA adds PBA50 World Championship to 2016 PBA50 Tour Schedule as third major

13-tournament season begins April 16-19 in New Port Richey, Fla.

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association has announced a 13-tournament PBA50 Tour schedule for 2016 which includes a new PBA50 World Championship as a third major championship. The Treasure Island Resort & Casino PBA50 World Championship presented by Storm and hosted by Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., will join the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters as major championships for players 50 years of age and older. PBA will begin taking entries for PBA50 Tour events beginning Feb. 1, 2016.

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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