2016 WEC


Keira Reay comes from behind to win Singles gold

2016WECSinglesPodium_small.jpg Keira Reay of England, who barely qualified for the Singles finals at the Women's European Championships, defeated two opponents to win the first gold medal of the Championships Saturday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. In the gold medal match, Reay edged defending champion Daria Kovalova of Ukraine by mere three pins, 199-196, to win the biggest title in her career. Kovalova received the silver medal while Sandra Andersson, Sweden, and Patricia Luoto, Germany, got bronze.

2016 PWBA Tour #6


Shannon O'Keefe cruises into lead at Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open

2016PWBA06ShannonOKeefe2_small.jpgShannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, opened the day with a 277 game, and cruised to the lead after 12 games of qualifying Friday at the Pepsi Professional Women's Bowling Association Lincoln Open at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska. Following her explosive start, O'Keefe turned in her lowest game of the day (184), but she was able to rally with games of 258, 248, 258 and 219 to close the opening block with a 1,444 total. The 37-year-old right-hander added 1,362 in her second block for a 12-game total of 2,806, an average of 233.83.



Pete Weber rolls on as May Bowler of the Month

2016PBALPeteWeber_small.jpgPete Weber, St. Ann, Missouri, has been chosen as the May 2016 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. PDW won twice in the month in the midst of a record PBA50 streak of four straight tournament wins. His two May wins were in the PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open, presented by Columbia 300 and Miller High Life, and in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, presented by Brunswick. With the second win of the month, the 1999 PBA Hall of Famer tied a record winning three consecutive PBA50 wins, first set by Tom Baker in 2006.

USBC Coaching


Passion driving bowling development in Saudi Arabia

By Matt Cannizzaro and Christian Seaborn, USBC Communications

2016USBCCoachingSaudiArabia_small.jpg Led by seasoned bowling coach, Rick Benoit of Topeka, Kansas, a group of Saudi Arabia's most talented bowlers traveled more than 9,000 miles to participate in the 2016 USBC Open Championships. Benoit and part of the group were among the 93 attendees at the three-day World Bowling Coach Conference that kicked off May 6 and brought representatives from 15 countries to the International Training and Research Center, part of the International Bowling Campus, in Arlington, Texas.

2016 PBA50 Tour #6


Monacelli beats Bohn to win PBA50 Fountain Valley Open

2016PBA5006AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpg2016PBA50ParkerBohn_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.) of Venezuela won four consecutive matches in the stepladder finals Wednesday to win the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, California. Monacelli, who qualified fourth for the finals, beat top qualifier hall of famer Parker Bohn III (r.) of Jackson, N.J., 266-247, in the title match to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season and the sixth of his career.

2016 PWBA Tour #1


Liz Johnson wins 2016 PWBA Las Vegas Open

2016PWBATour01LizJohnson2_small.jpg Reigning Professional Women's Bowling Association Player of the Year Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, wasted no time putting in her bid for a second consecutive POY honor as she defeated top seed Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, to win the 2016 PWBA Las Vegas Open. Johnson (pictured) said she's been struggling with spares early in the 2016 PWBA season, but filling frames ultimately was her key to success in a 195-172 win against Pluhowsky at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

2017 European Bowling Tour


European Tenpin Bowling Federation announces preliminary schedule for 2017

18th season features 14 tournaments in 10 countries including 3 Platinum, 3 Gold, 3 Bronze and 5 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of approx. 736.000 Euro

2017EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Tenpin Bowling Federation has announced the preliminary schedule for the 2017 European Bowling Tour. Heading into the 18th consecutive season since the inception in the year 2000 the EBT will consist of 14 tournaments in 10 countries including three "Platinum" events, three "Gold", three "Bronze" and five "Satellite" events. The 14 tournaments offer total prize fund of approximately 736.000 Euro, an average of 52.500 per tournament.

2016 European Bowling Tour


Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

14th Columbia 300 Vienna Open qualifying period extended by two days

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour got underway with its 17th consecutive season in early January. The EBT will consist of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" events, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The 2016 EBT commences with the Odense International, an EBT "satellite" tournament which will be held from May 29 through June 5 at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark.

2016 PBA Tour #7


Tip from roommate helps Tommy Jones win PBA Jonesboro Open

Urethane ball, direct-to-pocket delivery keys to tying PBA Hall of Famer Carmen Salvino with 17th title

2016PBA08TommyJones2_small.jpg Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., a future Professional Bowlers Association hall of famer, used a tip from his roommate and an "old school" technique to win the Downums Waste Services PBA Jonesboro Open presented by Xtra Frame Sunday at Jonesboro Bowling Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Jones, 37, defeated top qualifier Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., 237-228, to win his 17th PBA Tour title – tying PBA Hall of Famer Carmen Salvino for 20th place on the all-time PBA Tour titles list. Jones also won a $15,000 first prize.

2016 European Bowling Tour #7


Richard Teece wins his second career EBT title in Odense

Second-seeded Englishman defeats top-seeded Magnus Johnson from Sweden in title match

2016EBT07RichardTeece_small.jpg 2016EBT01MagnusJohnson2_small.jpg In a title match between the two top-seeded players of the Odense International, Richard Teece of England defeated tournament leader Magnus Johnson of Sweden, 213-208, to capture his second career European Bowling Tour title Sunday at Odense Bowling Center in Denmark. Teece (l.), who won the 2015 Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open for his first EBT title, took home the 4.000 Euro top prize. Johnson (r.)earned 2.500 for second place.

2016 EBT Men's Point Ranking


Parker Bohn III continues to pace EBT men's ranking after 7/16 events

Odense International winner Richard Teece (ENG) leaps into sixth place

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

2016 EBT Women's Point Ranking


Laura Beuthner remains atop EBT women's ranking

German national team member continues to lead by 40 points as the top 10 women weren't competing in Odense; Britt Brøndsted, the top woman in Odense, moves into 8th place

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

2016 PWBA Tour #5


Danielle McEwan grabs top seed for PWBA Wichita Open finals

Joining McEwan in the June 26 stepladder finals are Colombia's Maria Jose Rodriguez, Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky and Syaidatul Afifah of Malaysia

2016PWBA05Finalists_small.jpgDanielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., was a slow starter during qualifying at the 2016 PWBA Wichita Open, but had no trouble in match play to earn the top seed at Northrock Lanes. McEwan averaged more than 257 during match play to claim the No. 1 seed for the TV finals, which will be taped June 26 during the PWBA Players Championship in Green Bay, Wis. Joining McEwan in the stepladder finals are Colombia's Maria Jose Rodriguez, Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky and Syaidatul Afifah of Malaysia

USBC Youth


Junior Gold sets records, announces opening ceremony celebration

2016JGCLogo_small.jpgWith the continued growth of the Junior Gold program, including another record-setting year for entries in the Junior Gold Championships, this year's championships in Indianapolis will kick off with two days of special events, including an opening ceremony celebration. Junior Gold membership reached an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year, with nearly 6,500 members, and spots sold for the Junior Gold Championships also hit a record high with more than 3,700.

2016 PWBA Tour #5


Diana Zavjalova leads qualifying at PWBA Wichita Open

International bowlers occupy the top 4 spots as the field is cut to 32 players

2015PWBATourDianaZavjalova_small.jpg 2015PWBATourMariaJoseRodriguez_small.jpg Latvia's Diana Zavjalova finished with games of 265 and 264 to overtake Colombia native Maria Jose Rodriguez for the lead after 12 games of qualifying at the Professional Women's Bowling Association Wichita Open. After the opening six games of qualifying at Northrock Lanes on Friday, Zavjalova (left) was 11th but averaged 249 over the next six games for a 2,882 pinfall total to lead Rodriguez (right) by 14 pins.

2016 PBA50 Tour #5


Pete Weber successfully defends Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open title

Weber captures his record fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour win and and eighth career PBA50 Tour title by defeating Harry Sullins 223-184 in title match

2016PBA5005PeteWeber_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., successfully defended his Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global title Friday for a record fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title. Weber, the top qualifier, defeated Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 223-184, in the title match at the Suncoast Bowling Center to set the new mark. He had shared the previous record of three consecutive titles with fellow Hall of Famer Tom Baker who achieved the feat in 2006.

PBA News


PBA offers incentives to new, reinstated members

Exclusive benefits available to bowlers chasing the dream; military bowlers can join at no cost for 2016

2016PBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association kicked off a membership drive today, offering bowlers who are chasing the dream of competing at the highest levels of the sport a special waiver for the traditional initiation fee, an opportunity to participate in the members-only PBA World Series of Bowling VIII and, for active members of the American Armed Forces, complimentary membership for the duration of the 2016 season. PBA's 2016 membership drive arrives at the perfect time.



Oliver Morig captures title at 39th Grand Prix Zurich

2016GPZurichOliverMorig_small.jpgOliver Morig of Germany averaged 234.43 for seven games to capture the title in the 39th Grand Prix Zurich Sunday at bowling center BESECO in Winterthur, Switzerland. Morig took home the 1.100 Swiss Franc top prize. The handicap tournament was dominated by German scratch bowlers, who took the first four places in the 2016 event. Morig rolled games of 217, 270, 256, 196, 202, 256 and 244 in the final round, which featured a special position point system format, to finish with 1641 pinfall total.



Nicholas Hoagland to direct lane pattern development for USBC events

2016USBCLanePatternDevelopmentNicholasHoagland_small.jpgNicholas Hoagland of Indianapolis will lead the lane pattern development program for the United States Bowling Congress, working with USBC tournament directors and Kegel, the official lane maintenance provider for USBC events, to set lane patterns for competitions. Hoagland has been involved in bowling most of his life, and worked for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) from 2001-2005 as Manager of Consumer Programs. During that time, he was responsible for the launch of the PBA Animal lane patterns.

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