2014 World Bowling Tour

07/06/14

2014 World Bowling Tour hits home stretch

WBTLogo_small.jpg After the Indonesian Open and the Australian Masters fell off the schedule, the 2014 World Bowling Tour is heading into the final event of the season, the WBT Thailand (August 18-25). The 2014 Tour consists of 12 tournaments in Arabia (6), United States (3), Europe (2) and Asia (1). The top three men and women in the Point Ranking will compete in the 2014 World Bowling Tour Finals November 1-2 during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Women's Point Ranking

07/06/14

USBC Queens runner-up Kelly Kulick maintains her lead in women's point ranking

Queens champion Maria Jose Rodriguez moves into 53 place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour features 12 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which is exclusively for women (USBC Queens). 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. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour Finals November 1-2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Men's Point Ranking

07/06/14

Sean Rash holds slim lead in men's point ranking heading into season-ending WBT Thailand

No changes in the men's ranking in USBC Queens (exclusively for women)

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour features 12 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which is exclusively for women (USBC Queens). 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. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour Finals November 1-2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 USBC Queens

07/04/14

Maria Jose Rodriguez becomes second consecutive foreign player to win USBC Queens

Colombian national team member defeats Team USA's Kelly Kulick in a dramatic finish to win the 2014 event and the $20,000

2014USBCQMariaJoseRodriguez4_small.jpg Maria Jose Rodriguez (pictured) of Colombia outlasted two-time USBC Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., to win the 2014 event in a dramatic 190-189 finish at the National Bowling Stadium on Thursday. After Rodriguez missed the 2-4-5-8 combination in her final frame, Kulick was forced to throw a double in order to become the third player in history with three USBC Queens titles. The 2007 and 2010 champion left a 10 pin on her first shot in the 10th frame, handing Rodriguez the title worth $20,000.

2014 USBC Senior Queens

07/04/14

Robin Romeo wins 2014 USBC Senior Queens

2014USBCSQRobinRomeo2_small.jpg United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Robin Romeo (pictured left) of Newhall, Calif., made her way through the stepladder finals to capture the coveted tiara at the 2014 USBC Senior Queens presented by Storm on Thursday. The 57-year-old right-hander defeated fellow hall of famer and top seed Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., 241-188, to take home the $3,500 top prize at the National Bowling Stadium. It was her first victory in more than 30 years of USBC Queens and Senior Queens competition.

IBMA News

07/02/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. masters June IBMA Bowler of the Month

2014PBA5005WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Florida has been chosen as the June 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Williams defeated Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, New York, 240-219, for the USBC Senior Masters title, for his first PBA50 major title. Williams also had top ten finishes in the other three PBA50 events in the month, a third place in the PBA50 Grants Pass Open, fifth in the Senior U.S. Open, and eighth in the PBA50 Northern California Classic.

United States

07/01/14

2014 USBC Women's Championships comes to a close in Reno

All standings are unofficial and pending final verification

2014USBCWCLogo_small.jpg The two-year run of the USBC Women's Championships at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center came to a close Monday as the final squad of the 2014 event stepped off the championship lanes. The 81-day event kicked off April 11 and ushered in a new era in the tournament's 95-year history, switching from five-player to four-player teams for the first time. The tournament also featured new divisions and an all-scratch format for the first time since 2009.

2014 European Bowling Tour #9

06/29/14

Martin Larsen defeats Dom Barrett to win his 8th EBT title in II Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Marek Talpa, Jesper Svensson and Paco Rodriguez achieve perfection in Final Rounds 2 & 3 to bring the number of 300 game to 10; Sweden's Ida Andersson wins women's ranking in Madrid

2014EBT09MartinLarsen3_small.jpg2014EBT09DominicBarrett3_small.jpgSwede Martin Larsen (l.) defeated fellow PBA bowler Dominic Barrett (r.) of England, 213-190, to win his eighth European Bowling Tour title in the 2nd annual Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Larsen, who averaged 261.13 for eight games in Final Rounds 3 & 4 to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals, received 6.000 Euro and 100 ranking points for winning the EBT "silver" tournament. The high-scoring event featured 10 300 games.

2014 ABF Tour #6

06/23/14

Sharon Limansantoso, Yeri Ramadona sweep the titles for Indonesia in ABFT Macau leg

2014ABFT06YeriRamadonaSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgIndonesian bowlers Sharon Limansantoso and Yeri Ramadona swept the women's and men's title in the 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Macau leg Monday at COTAI bowling center in Macau, China. Limansantoso (r.) improved on a second-place finish in the Hong Kong leg last week with a 248-201 victory against Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong. Ramadona (l.) captured his second career ABF Tour title defeating local favorite def. Lee Tak Man, Macau, by five pins, 226-221.

2014 ABF Tour

06/23/14

2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of nine legs, five in the Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2014 season qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions in Kuwait.

2014 WEC

06/15/14

Diana Zavjalova wins gold in All-Events and Masters

Latvia leads medal tally as 2014 Women's European Championships concludes in Berlin

2014WECLogo_small.jpg 135 players from 26 European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) member federations participated in the Women's European Championships, which was held June 6-14 at Neue City Bowling center in Berlin, Germany. 21 countries sent a full team to compete in all six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters match play. USBC Queens and Intercollegiate Singles champion Diana Zavjalova, the lone player from Lavia, concluded the Championships with victory in All-Events and Masters match play.

2015 European Bowling Tour

06/11/14

2015 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 15 countries

3 Platinum, 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 10 Satellite tournaments offer total prize fund of more than 960.000 Euro (more than 1.3 million U.S. Dollar)

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Tenpin Bowling Federation has announced the preliminary schedule of the 2015 European Bowling Tour. Heading into its 16th season the EBT will consist of 20 tournaments in 15 countrie sincluding three "Platinum" events (Brunswick Ballmaster Open, Brunswick Euro Challenge and Qatar Bowling Open) as well as four "Gold", three "Silver" and 10 "Satellite" events. The 20 tournaments offer total prize fund of more than 960.000 Euro or more than 1.3 million U.S. Dollar.

Coaching

05/31/14

Michelle Mullen releases second edition of Bowling Fundamentals on June 10th

Book release comes along with mini eBook on 'How to Pick Up Spares'; pre-orders to benefit Bowl-4-animal charities

2014BowlingFundamentals2ndEdition_small.jpg 2014HowToPickUpSpares_small.jpg A passion for writing and coaching has come together in the June 10th release of Bowling Fundamentals - Second Edition (Human Kinetics, 2014) by former women's professional bowler Michelle Mullen along with a mini eBook on 'How to Pick Up Spares'. Mullen is a four-time pro champion, including one major title, a former Team USA coach and a USBC Gold Coach, with a background in biomechanics and sports psychology. Her passion is to coach, more than it is to bowl herself.

Hong Kong, China

05/28/14

Announcement Press Conference held for 2014 CGSE World Youth Championships

Championship for Youth U21, which was awarded the 'M' Mark branding as well as the Brand Hong Kong logo, will be held August 6-15, 2014 at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong

2014WYCAnnouncementPress Conference4_small.jpgThe Announcement Press Conference for the CGSE World Youth Championships was held on Tuesday, May 27, at the Regal Hongkong Hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The 13th edition of the most prestigious event for youth bowlers in the world will be held August 6-15, 2014 at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. The Championship was awarded the 'M' Mark branding as well as the Brand Hong Kong logo by the Major Sports Events Committee.

2014 PBA Tour

05/26/14

2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour Schedule & Champions

201112PBALogo_small.jpg The 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 12 World Bowling Tour events in the Middle East (6), Asia (3) and Europe (3), which count as PBA international titles if won by a PBA member, as well as 11 PBA National Tour events in the United States. Following two "majors", the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions and the USBC Masters, in January is the PBA Summer Swing. The 2014 PBA Tour season will conclude Oct. 24-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas with the PBA World Series of Bowling VI.

Coming in October

04/14/14

Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo (Oct. 3-12)

Find all tournament information on a one-page flyer; European Bowling Tour "Satellite" tournament increases top prize by 5.000 Kronor to NOK 40.000 (approx. 4.850 Euro / $6,730); Online Registration will open Monday, June 2nd

2014NorwegianOpenFlyer_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament, which will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, offers totalk prize fund of nearly 30.000 Euro including a 4.850 Euro top prize. You can now find all tournament information on a one-page flyer. Bowlingdigital.com will provide Live Coverage commencing Thursday Oct. 9 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 12.

2014 MWC

04/11/14

World Tenpin Bowling Association releases Bulletin No. 1 for 2014 Men's World Championships

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 4-15, 2014)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has invited all member federations to participate in the 2014 Men's World Championships December 4-15, 2014, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The championships 2014 will be hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.

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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