2016 PWBA Tour #3

05/15/16

Singapore's Cherie Tan earns top seed for PWBA finals in Sacramento

2016PWBATour03Finalists_small.jpg With as many as six bowlers on the lanes for each PWBA event this season, Singapore has been well-represented, and the group now is guaranteed to bowl for the title at the 2016 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open. Cherie Tan, the lone left-hander of the contingent, averaged more than 225 this weekend to claim the No. 1 seed for the TV finals, which will be taped May 26 at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas and air Tuesday, June 21 on CBS Sports Network.

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05/12/16

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United States

05/11/16

Indiana's Robert Teeters reaches two milestones

73-year-old becomes the 21st bowler in 113 years of USBC Open Championships history to reach 60 years of tournament participation and becomes the 19th member of the event's 100,000-Pin Club

2016OCRobertTeeters60thOC_small.jpg Robert Teeters of Lapel, Indiana, found himself in the spotlight two different times this week at the USBC Open Championships. The 73-year-old started his trip to the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, with a memorable march down Center Aisle on May 7 as he became the 21st bowler in 113 years of USBC Open Championships history to reach 60 years of tournament participation. He returned to the lanes May 8 to add his name to another elite list as the 19th member of the event's 100,000-Pin Club.

2016 PBA50 Tour #4

05/11/16

Pete Weber wins record-tying third straight PBA50 tour title

Brian LeClair's bid for victory ends with pocket 7-10 split in 10th frame

2015PBAPeteWeber_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber continued his torrid 2016 PBA50 Tour campaign Tuesday night, winning the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., for a record-tying third consecutive PBA50 Tour title. Weber (pictured) again dominated the field of 50-and-older players to earn the top berth in the stepladder finals, but he narrowly escaped with a 223-204 victory over Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., when LeClair left a pocket 7-10 split on his first shot in the 10th frame.

USBC News

05/10/16

Frank Wilkinson is re-elected USBC President

2016USBCFrankWilkinson_small.jpg 2016USBCCathyDeSocio_small.jpg Frank Wilkinson (l.) of Staten Island, New York, was re-elected president of the United States Bowling Congress and Cathy DeSocio (r.) of Wichita, Kansas, will continue to serve as vice president of USBC. Wilkinson and DeSocio were re-elected as officers for the 2016-2017 season by the USBC Board of Directors, following the USBC Convention held in April in Las Vegas. Wilkinson, 29, will begin his second term as president on Aug. 1.

2016 PBA League

05/09/16

"Right" choice helps Dallas Strikers win PBA League Elias Cup

2016PBALDallasStrikers_small.jpgMaking the "right" lane choice throughout the Professional Bowlers Association League Elias Cup elimination rounds proved to be the correct strategic move as the GoBowling.com Dallas Strikers ended four years of frustration in capturing the elusive team championship with a 4-2 win against the GEICO New York City KingPins. The 2016 Elias Cup was held at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, from March 31 through April 3, 2016. The finals aired Sunday, May 8 on ESPN.

2016 ISBT #3

05/06/16

England's Angie Brown, Ron Oldfield sweep titles in 5th Alsace Senior Open

2016ISBT03AngieBrownRonOldfield_small.jpg International Seniors Bowling Tour all-time titles leaders Angie Brown and Ron Oldfield of England swept the women's and men's titles in the titles 5th Alsace Senior Open Sunday, May 1, at Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France. It was the 11th victory for Oldfield in the men's division while Brown's win now takes her tally of ISBT wins to 14, double that of any other woman. The third stop on the 2016 ISBT tour drew a field of 116 players from 12 countries, 94 men and 22 women.

PWBA News

05/06/16

2016 Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship set for Sept. 1-4 in Virginia

2015PWBA11DanielleMcEwan_small.jpgThe 2016 Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship, the final event of the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour season, will be held Sept. 1-4 at Uptown Alley in Midlothian, Virginia. CBS Sports Network will televise the event's semifinals and championship matches. The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship brings together the top 16 competitors from the 2016 PWBA Tour season. All 2016 PWBA Tour champions will receive an automatic invitation.

Norway

05/05/16

Glenn Mortensen Pedersen wins both titles at Norwegian Championships

Singles champ joins forces with Mads Sandbækken to win Men's Doubles; Heidi Thorstensen repeats as Women's Singles champion; mother-daughter duo Tove and Grethe Walstad Fosseide capture Women's Doubles title

2016NORSinglesHeidiThorstensenGlennMortenPedersen_small.jpgGlenn Morten Pedersen (r.) captured both titles at the Norwegian Singles & Doubles Championships which were held at 18-lane Hønefoss Bowling in Hønefoss, Norway from April 26 through May 1. Pedersen averaged almost 225 for 29 games to improve on a third-place finish in singles last year and joined forces with Mads Sandbækken for a come-from-behind victory in doubles at their home center. Heidi Thorstensen (l.) no problems to defend the women's singles title.

2016 PBA50 Tour #3

05/05/16

Pete Weber wins in Mooresville for back-to-back PBA50 Tour titles

Sixth career PBA50 win ties late father, spoils Jack Jurek's bid to defend Mooresville title

2016PBA5003PeteWeber.jpg PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber won the PBA50 Tour's Mooresville Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 and Miller High Life Wednesday night at George Pappas' Victory Lanes, notching back-to-back titles and his sixth career PBA50 title to tie his late father, Dick Weber, on the all-time "senior tour" titles list. In winning the title, Weber spoiled Jack Jurek's bid to defend his 2015 Mooresville title after the Lackawanna, N.Y., veteran earned the top berth for the stepladder finals.

USBC News

05/04/16

Clara Morton, USBC Hall of Fame member, dies at 92

201605002USBCHoFClaraMorton_small.jpg Clara Morton of Knoxville, Tennessee, a member of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, died Monday. She was 92. Morton was appointed to the Women's International Bowling Congress Board in 1976 by Alberta E. Crowe and was elected to her first term the following year. She eventually would serve on the board for 19 years. As a WIBC Board member, she served as the chair for the WIBC National Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum (NBHF/M) committee. She held many positions at the state and local level.

2016 PWBA Tour #1

05/02/16

Shannon Pluhowsky top seed for PWBA Las Vegas Open

Sandra Gongora, Liz Johnson and Rocio Restrepo will join Pluhowsky in the stepladder finals which will be taped May 26 and will air June 7 on CBS Sports Network

2016PWBATour01Finalists_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, rolled through round-robin match play Sunday to capture the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals of the Professional Women's Bowling Association Las Vegas Open, the opening event of the 2016 season. Sandra Gongora, Liz Johnson and Rocio Restrepo will join Pluhowsky in the stepladder finals, which will be taped May 26 at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas and will air Tuesday, June 7 on CBS Sports Network.

USBC News

04/30/16

USBC Convention concludes; delegates approve dues cap increase

Delegates approve bylaws amendments allowing national dues to increase up to a maximum of $15

2016USBCBoardMarkMartinFrankWilkinsonJeffreyUssery_small.jpg Delegates voted to increase the national dues cap and also voted on three board positions as the 2016 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting concluded Friday at The Orleans in Las Vegas. Delegates approved bylaws amendments allowing national dues to increase up to a maximum of $15. Delegates elected current USBC President Frank Wilkinson (c.), incumbent director Mark Martin (l.) and Jeffrey Ussery (r.) to the USBC board.

USBC News

04/29/16

Class of 2016 inducted into USBC Hall of Fame

2016USBCHallOfFameClass_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame welcomed five new members and celebrated their accomplishments at The Orleans Hotel and Casino on Thursday evening. The 2016 USBC Hall of Fame Class includes Kim Adler and Mike Durbin in the Superior Performance category; Steve Kloempken or Outstanding USBC Performance; Harry Sullins in the Veterans category; and Joan Romeo for Meritorious Service.

England

04/27/16

Teams named for Weber Cup XVII

WeberCupLogoBlue_small.jpgWith team Europe having won the last two Weber Cups, including a crushing 17-8 victory last year in Barnsley, there are changes afoot as the two sides are named for this year's Europe vs. USA showdown which takes place at Eventcity in Manchester from 5th to 7th August. The Weber Cup is the tenpin bowling version of golf's Ryder Cup as two four-man teams from Europe and the USA compete over three days in a series of singles, doubles and baker-format matches.

United States

04/27/16

Three bowlers reach 50 years at 2016 USBC Open Championships

2016OCRichardRied_small.jpgJules Falcone of Media, Pennsylvania, Richard Ried (pictured) of Mason, Michigan, and Bud Howell of Idaho Falls, Idaho, became the latest members of the 50-Year Club at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. To commemorate their milestones, each received an escorted march down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, before being presented with the traditional chevron, plaque and special lapel pin.

Industry News

04/27/16

Hammer files for patent protection

2016HammerCarbonFiberReinforced_small.jpg Hammer has filed for patent protection for its carbon fiber process and other reinforcement material technologies. Hammer introduced carbon fibers to their outer cores and saw immediate improvement to durability. Most recently, Hammer infused carbon fiber into the coverstock of the Scandal, Hammer's most recent high performance product. "The increase in durability afforded by carbon fiber technology allows Hammer to offer an industry leading three-year warranty," said Jim Cormier, VP Marketing.

2016 PBA50 Tour #2

04/27/16

Pete Weber wins fifth PBA50 Tour title in The Villages

2015 PBA50 Player of the Year benefits from three missed spares by Ron Mohr in championship match at UnitedHealthcare PBA50 Sun Bowl in The Villages

2016PBA5002PeteWeber_small.jpg Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., the 2015 PBA50 Player of the Year, began work defending that crown by winning the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical Tuesday at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. Weber (center) won his fifth career PBA50 Tour title by defeating two-time PBA50 Player of the Year and tournament top qualifier Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 204-162, in the title match.

Mexico

04/26/16

Rocio Restrepo, Francois Lavoie are PABCON Champion of Champions

2016PCCOCRocioRestrepoFrancoisLavoie_small.jpg Rocio Restrepo of Colombia and Canadian Francois Lavoie emerged as Masters champions in the 4th PABCON Champion of Champions tournament which concluded Monday at Noria Pro Bowling in Puebla, Mexico. Both championship matches in best-of-three games format went the distance. Restrepo came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Stefanie Johnson, United States, 2-1. Top-seeded Lavoie secured a 2-1 victory over Chris Via, United States, with a 235-191 win in the decider.

Industry News

04/26/16

Ebonite International bolsters sales department

Rich Hanson named International Sales Manager; Mike Stewart assumes role of Retail/Inside Sales, Non-ball Coordinator; EBI starts the search for a Marketing Manager Bowling Ball Category

2013EboniteLogo_small.jpg Ebonite International has announced that Rich Hanson has been named International Sales Manager. Hanson has been in the bowling business his entire professional life, owning three pro shops in San Antonio, TX before moving to Hopkinsville, KY in 2011 to take on the role of PowerHouse Brand Manager. He continued to move up within the company and in 2014 became the Marketing Manager - Bowling Ball Category with responsibility for all four of the EBI brands.

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