Industry News

03/30/16

Roger Creamer named Director for QubicaAMF

As Director of International Relations and Sports Development, Creamer will lead the company's initiative to further develop the sport of tenpin bowling in all markets around the world

2016QubiaAMFDirectorRogerCreamer2_small.jpg QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF) has announce that Roger Creamer has been appointed Director of International Relations and Sport Development. Creamer will lead the company's initiative to promote the sport of bowling worldwide, working with the Industry and Bowling Federations. QubicaAMF is committed to the sport of bowling and sees the future of the sport gaining worldwide acclaim with a goal of inclusion in the Olympics. Creamer is an accomplished bowler with several 300 games to his name.

United Arab Emirates

03/29/16

Naif Oqab bags 4th DIBC Open Masters title

2016DIBCOpenNaifOqab_small.jpg Top seed, Naif Oqab of the UAE lived up to seeding expectations to bag the Open Masters title of the 4th DIBC Open Bowling Tournament Saturday at Dubai International Bowling Center in Al Mamzar, Dubai, UAE. Oqab (center) fought a closely contested match against HRH Prince Mohammed Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, needing a spare and strike in the 10th frame to shut out the Prince and to win the title match, 214-200. Oqab bagged the top prize of 25,000 Dirham or roughly $6,800.

2016 EYC

03/27/16

Swedes William Svensson, Cajsa Wegner claim gold in EYC Masters

Ahokas, Bulanova earn silver; Kjær, Van Deutekom and Tagg, Degenhardt share bronze; Sweden leads the medal tally for the third consecutive European Youth Championships

2016EYCMastersBoysPodium_small.jpg 2016EYCMastersGirlsPodium_small.jpg Sweden's William Svensson and Cajsa Wegner captured the gold medals in boys' and girls' masters match play, which concluded the 29th European Youth Championships Sunday at Keiluhöllin Egilshöll bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. For the third consecutive year, Sweden led the medal tally, this time with five gold and five bronze medals.

2016 EYC

03/27/16

Maria Bulanova, Patrik Sörensen win gold medals in Singles

Cajsa Wegner, Niko Oksanen take the gold medalls in All-Events

2016EYCMariaBulanova_small.jpg 2016EYCPatrikSorensen_small.jpg Top-seeded Maria Bulanova (l.) of Russia and second-seeded Patrik Sörensen (r.) of Denmark captured the Singles titles at the 29th European Youth Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. Bulanova topped Shir Azulay of Israel, 226-184, to win the girl's title, while Sörensen flew past team champion Rok Kostric of Slovenia in the boys' finale, 249-185. Azulay and bronze medalist Cajsa Wegner of Sweden rolled 300 games in the girls' preliminaries.

Netherlands

03/26/16

Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg destroyed in fire

Future of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament unsure

20160325DolphinBowlingFire_small.jpg Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, burned down last night but thankfully, no one was injured. The 20-laner known was the host center of the European Bowling Tour's Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament. According to Luc Jansen, who did a wonderful job of running a first-class event with his staff, the fire started last night around 11 p.m. behind lanes 11 and 12. Within minutes the fire spread around the bowling center (pictured).

2016 PBA League

03/26/16

Greatest names in bowling return to Portland for PBA's Maine Event 2016

Can Silver Lake Atom Splitters win a third straight PBA League Elias Cup?

2015PBALPortlandMainefans_small.jpgThe greatest names in professional bowling from around the world will return to Bayside Bowl in Portland April 1-6 for a second year of PBA League and individual competition. No one was quite sure what to expect from the PBA's inaugural visit to quaint Bayside Bowl a year ago, but the bowling fans in Portland provided a sold-out, standing-room-only welcome and the stars of the PBA responded with performances that could only be categorized as "I've never seen anything like it."

Coaching

03/25/16

Paeng Nepomuceno named coach of Philippine bowling team

Republished courtesy of Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star; March 22, 2016)

USBCGoldCoachPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgPaeng Nepomuceno, the only bowler in history to win the World Cup four times, has been tasked to put the Philippines back on the right lane. The Philippine Bowling Congress has announced the appointment of the great bowler as head coach of the national team. Nepomuceno's contract, according to PBC executive vice president Steve Robles, has been forwarded to the Philippine Sports Commission for approval. There shouldn't be any problem with the PSC giving its stamp of approval.

2016 EYC

03/24/16

Slovenia, Sweden capture Team gold at European Youth Championships

Finland's Niko Oksanen and Sweden's Cajsa Wegner lead in All-Events after 12 of 18 games

2016EYCSloveniaBoys2_small.jpg 2016EYCSwedenGirls_small.jpg The boys from Slovenia boys and the girls from Sweden captured the gold medals in the prestigious four-player team event in the 29th European Youth Championships. The Slovenians, seeded third defeated No. 1 seed Finland, 798-749, to win the boys title. The top-seeded Swedish girls successfully defended the title with an 804-767 victory against Russia.

Japan

03/24/16

Shinbata, Takebe emerge as Masters champions in 54th All Japan Bowling Championships

Aichi prefecture men win seventh consecutive Minister's Cup and eighth overall; Chiba women earn their third Minster's Cup

2016JBCYuhiShinbataKimieTakebe_small.jpg Japan National Team member Yuhi Shinbata of Tokyo prefecture and Kimie Takebe of Osaka emerged as men's and women's Masters champions in the MEXT Cup All Japan Bowling Championships. The 54th edition of the prestigious event was held from March 17-20 at Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa-Shi, Aichi-Ken, the biggest bowling center in the world with 116 lanes on one floor. The Championships drew 519 bowlers, 315 men and 204 women, from 50 local associations.

2016 EYC

03/23/16

Finnish boys, Swedish girls lead EYC Team event after 3/6 games

Niko Oksanen of Finland and Cajsa Wegner of Sweden lead in All-Events after 9/18 games

2016EYCFinlandBoys_small.jpg 2016EYCSwedenGirls_small.jpg Finland's boys' team and defending girls' champion Sweden took the lead in the 29th European Youth Championships as the four-player team event has reached its halfway mark Wednesday in Reykjavik, Iceland. Finland led the 18 boys' teams with 2663 total, an average of 221.92 for three games, while Sweden paced the 9 girls' teams with 2561 (213.42).

Industry News

03/23/16

Andres Gomez joins Turbo's Elite Franchise Player Staff

2015PBAAndresGomez_small.jpgThree-time PBA Tour champion Andres Gomez has signed a deal with Turbo Bowling Accessories to join their Elite Franchise Player Staff. The 42-year-old native of Colombia, will represent Turbo on both the PBA and World Bowling Tours. In addition to being a staff player, Gomez will also serve as Turbo's South and Central American Sales Manager. As owner of AG Distributing, which distributes Storm products throughout South and Central America, Gomez will now also serve as a distributor of Turbo Bowling Accessories.

Industry News

03/23/16

Main Event Entertainment selects QubicaAMF's BES X

2016MainEventEntertainmentLogo_small.jpg Main Event Entertainment and QubicaAMF Worldwide have announced that Main Event will install QubicaAMF's Bowler Entertainment System, BES X, and Center Management System, Conqueror Pro in all of its centers. This includes new locations that will be built across the U.S. along with existing facilities that will be upgraded. This decision is part of the entertainment center's focus on furthering the world of bowling entertainment and the guest experience.

USBC Youth

03/23/16

Jack Cook earns Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award

2016ChuckHallAwardJackCook_small.jpg Jack Cook of Denville, New Jersey, a senior at Morris Knolls High School, has been selected as the 2016 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award winner. The winner receives a $6,000 scholarship. The annual award recognizes star qualities, including distinguished bowling performance, academic achievement and civic involvement, in a male United States Bowling Congress Youth member who competes in bowling and currently is in high school or college. Cook will be presented the award at the 2016 USBC Convention.

2016 EYC

03/22/16

Swedish boys, German girls start 29th EYC with victory in Doubles

2016EYCRobertLindbergWilliamSvensson_small.jpg 2016EYCLeaDegenhardtJimmyHartmannBettinaBurghard_small.jpg Sweden's William Svensson and Robert Lindberg (l.) and Germany's Bettina Burghard and Lea Degenhardt (r.) started the 29th European Youth Championships with victory in Doubles. The Swedes flew past Tomás Vrabec and Roman Karlík of Slovakia in the boys' finale, 506-384. The Germans edged England's Katie Tagg and Mia Bewley, 447-434, to win girls' title.

2016 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/16

Sweden's Martin Larsen takes over lead in World Bowling Tour Men's Ranking

Bahrain's Yousif Falah sits atop the qualifying standings for the 2016 WBT Finals after the conclusion of the Brunswick Euro Challenge

2016EBT05MartinLarsen_small.jpg The 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments. Next stop is the the WBT Thailand event August 6-12 in Bangkok. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. Based on the scores from the 2016 events, the top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

2016 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/22/16

Danielle McEwan widens lead in World Bowling Tour Women's Ranking to 170 points

American leads qualifying standings for the 2016 WBT Finals with maximum 150 points

2016EBT05DanielleMcEwan2_small.jpg The 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments. Next stop is the the WBT Thailand event August 6-12 in Bangkok. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. Based on the scores from the 2016 events, the top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

USBC Youth

03/22/16

Gazmine Mason named Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow

2016AlbertaCroweAwardGazmineMason_small.jpg Gazmine Mason of Cranston, Rhode Island, a junior at Nebraska, has been selected as the 2016 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow. The prestigious annual award recognizes star qualities in a female United States Bowling Congress Youth bowler, including accomplishments on the lanes, academic achievement and community service. The award winner, selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee, receives a $6,000 scholarship. Mason will be presented the award at the 2016 USBC Convention.

World Bowling Tour

03/21/16

2016 World Bowling Tour Schedule & Champions

Schedule currently features nine events, six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany, Thailand and United States

2016WBTLogo_small.jpg Heading into its sixth season since the inception in the year 2011, the 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments, including six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany, Thailand and the United States. The U.S. event, planned for December during the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, Nev., will be the lone WBT "major" event so far. The next stop is the World Bowling Tour Thailand scheduled for August 6-12 in Bangkok, Thailand.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5

03/20/16

Jesper Svensson defeats Martin Larsen to win the Brunswick Euro Challenge

21-year-old two-handed lefty wins his sixth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth PBA title

2016EBT05Top3_small.jpgIn an all-Swedish title match, reigning PBA Rookie of the Year Jesper Svensson of Sweden defeated Martin Larsen, 228-222, to capture his sixth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth PBA title in the 2016 Brunswick Euro Challenge Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Needing a double and a seven-count to shut out Larsen, the two-handed lefty delivered two strikes and a 9-count to seal the victory. Svensson pocketed 11.300 Euro, while Larsen received 8.500 Euro.

2016 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/20/16

Parker Bohn III holds on to a 55-point lead after five events

Brunswick Euro Challenge winner Jesper Svensson jumps into second place, with runner-ups Martin Larsen and Jesper Larsen in third and 10th 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 February 27, 2017 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

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