PBA News


PBA announces expanded 10-event Xtra Frame PBA Tour Schedule

$10,000 winner-take-all bonus awaits Xtra Frame Tour points champion

2016XtraFramePBATour_small.jpgThe PBA has announced a series of 10 Xtra Frame PBA Tour events for the balance of the 2016 season, featuring a $10,000 winner-take-all points champion bonus, leading into the end-of-season PBA World Series of Bowling VIII at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., in December. Complementing the domestic events on the 2016 schedule will be a series of PBA International-World Bowling Tour events.

Industry News


John Davis elected to Polk County Sports Hall of Fame

20130125KegelCEOJohnDavis_small.jpg Kegel founder, John Davis, has been inducted posthumously into the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame. Davis, along with his wife Linda and the late David Jennings, founded Kegel in 1981 and he dedicated his life to improving the game of bowling. Davis enters the Hall of Fame in the Contributor category for his efforts and commitment to the sport. In 1995 Davis opened the first training facility for bowling, the Kegel Training Center, which up to today brings bowlers and coaches from around the world to the Lake Wales facility.

PBA Regional


QubicaAMF signs on as PBA Regional Tour partner

Sponsorship agreement bolsters prize funds across PBA's extensive regional program

The Professional Bowlers Association has announced a partnership agreement has been signed with QubicaAMF Worldwide, the world leader in bowling capital equipment and state-of-the-art automatic scoring technologies, that will bolster the extensive QubicaAMF PBA Regional Tour program. Under the partnership agreement, QubicaAMF's participation assures the prize funds for the more than 150 tournaments conducted in the PBA's seven domestic regions.



Stunning victory for 17-year-old Ahmed Al-Awadhi in Bahrain

Bahraini youth bowlers leads qualifying, earns the No. 1 seed and defeats two-handed star Osku Palermaa in the deciding game to win his first World Bowling Tour title and $25,000

Ahmed Al-Awadhi (pictured), a 17-year-old youth bowler from Bahrain, won his first World Bowling Tour title when he defeated two-handed star Osku Palermaa of Finland in the decisive game, 240-220, to win the 14th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship Wednesday Funland Bowling Center in Manama. The top-seeded Bahraini, who received seven pins youth handicap per game, had the advantage of having to lose two games to suffer defeat.

Industry News


Dom Barrett signs with Track Bowling

2016PBA01DomBarrett_small.jpg Track Bowling has announced the signing of Dom Barrett to its national pro staff. Barrett, nicknamed "The Dominator", is a four-time PBA title champion, claiming the 2011-12 Scorpion Open, 2013 and 2014 Qatar Open titles, as well as a major title with the 2013 PBA World Championship. "I'm extremely excited to be part of the Track and EBI family," Barrett said. "I was briefly on Ebonite staff in 2008 and it feels really good to be back where I started my international career."



USBC Queens, Senior Queens set for Baton Rouge in 2017

2016USBCQueensSeniorQueensLogo_small.jpg The 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens and Senior Queens will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, taking place in the same custom facility that will play host to the 2017 USBC Women's Championships. The 2017 USBC Queens and Senior Queens will take place concurrently from May 17-23 at the Baton Rouge River Center, the site for the 2017 Women's Championships. The Queens is a major event on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour.



Danielle McEwan shoots two big games to win the H.H. Emir Cup 2016

PBA member earns $20,000 for her first WBT title but does not get credit for a PBA title because she used the handicap pins

2016HHEmirCupTop4_small.jpg Danielle McEwan, USA, fired games of 258 and 266 scratch and added eight pins women's handicap each game to fly past Yousif Falah of Bahrain, 540-416, to win the World Bowling Tour's H.H. Emir Cup 2016 Wednesday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. McEwan received the 20,000 Dollar first prize. Falah pocketed $12,000 for second place while Marshall Kent, United States, and Daphne Tan, Singapore, got $6,000 apiece for third and fourth place, resp.



2016 PWBA Tour Schedule features 14 tournaments

2016PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour, which was re-launched in 2015 after nearly a dozen years, has released the PWBA Tour schedule for 2016, featuring 10 regular-season events, four "majors" and stops from coast to coast. The 2016 PWBA schedule kicks off April 28 with the PWBA Las Vegas Open at Texas Station and will conclude with back-to-back "majors", the U.S. Women's Open and The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship.

PBA Special Event


Pete Weber, Terrell Owens team up to win CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational

PBA Tour stars and celebrities compete in seventh Chris Paul Family Foundation benefit

2016CP3PeteWeberChrisPaulTerrellOwens_small.jpg Los Angeles Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul (c.) has made a tradition out of raising awareness for a great cause through his CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational that aired Sunday on ESPN. In a "battle of the sexes" championship match, the team of PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (l.) and former NFL All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens (r.) defeated international bowling star Clara Guerrero and Olympic and World Cup women's soccer gold medalist Hope Solo, 78-54.



Kassel, Düsseldorf become German Bundesliga champions

2015-16 Bundesliga season concludes with the sixth stop in Ludwigshafen

201516GermanBundesligaMensChampionFinaleKassel_small.jpg201516GermanBundesligaWomensChampionRadschlagerDusseldorf_small.jpg Finale Kassel and Radschläger Düsseldorf have been crowned men's and women's team champions as the German Bundesliga came to an end Sunday in Ludwigshafen. The women from Düsseldorf (l.) won their first title since 2013, while the men from Kassel (r.) captured their fifth consecutive championship.

2015 World Bowling Tour


Dom Barrett, Danielle McEwan win 2015 World Bowling Tour Finals

Using an experimental World Bowling scoring system, Barrett rolls unique 10-frame "perfect game" in winning men's title

2015WBTFinalsDomBarrettDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgAfter traversing the globe competing against the top bowlers in the world over a span of two years, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and Danielle McEwan (r.) of Stony Point, N.Y., emerged as the winners of the 2015 World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Using an experimental World Bowling scoring system, Barrett rolled a one-of-a-kind perfect game in defeating five-time PBA Tour winner Mike Fagan of Berkley, Calif., 300-256.

2016 PBA Tour #5


Graham Fach wins Barbasol PBA Players Championship

Becomes first Canadian to win a PBA Tour title; near-perfect effort topples top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli in title match

2016PBA05GrahamFach3_small.jpgGraham Fach from Guelph, Ontario became the first Canadian ever to win a PBA Tour title Sunday when he defeated top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 29-244, to win the Barbasol Players Championship at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl. Fach was nearly perfect in winning the $40,000 first prize, a PBA major championship and a Barbasol shaving cream pie. His only flaw was leaving a 10 pin, which he converted, in the seventh frame.

2016 European Bowling Tour #4


Hadley Morgan rolls three consecutive games over 250 to win 10th International Wroclaw Open

Englishman defeats top seeded Daniel Fransson to earns his first EBT title; denies the Swede's bid to become the first back-to-back winner on the European Bowling Tour since 2007

2016EBT04Podium2_small.jpg Qualifying leader Hadley Morgan (l.) of England rolled three consecutive games over 250 in the stepladder finals of the 10th International Wroclaw Open to win his first career European Bowling Tour title and the 4.250 Euro top prize Sunday evening in Wroclaw, Poland. Morgan fired games of 258 and 253 to defeat top seeded Daniel Fransson of Sweden in the title match, 511-423. Fransson was targeting to become just the fourth player in the EBT history to win back-to-back titles



2016 World Bowling Coach Conference set for May at ITRC

2016WorldBowlingCoachConferenceLogo_small.jpgThe World Bowling Coach Conference will return to the International Training and Research Center (ITRC) in May, bringing together coaches from around the world for an educational conference on the sport of bowling. In conjunction with World Bowling, the world governing body for the sport of bowling, the ITRC staff will host the three-day conference from May 6-8 in Arlington, Texas.



Indiana's Erica Cutler sets two USBC women's scoring records

2016EricaCutler889_small.jpg Erica Cutler of Fort Wayne, Indiana, threw 34 consecutive strikes Sunday at the Fort Wayne USBC Women's Bowling Association City Tournament, and the performance helped her break two national scoring records. The 33-year-old right-hander started her doubles set with a 4-7 spare conversion and then struck on her next 34 shots, before leaving a 7 pin on her final attempt. Cutler recorded games of 290, 300 and 299 for an 889 series, besting the previous mark of 879, shared by Katie Verbil and Bryanna Coté.

2016 PBA Tour #4


Anthony Simonsen makes history with win at 2016 USBC Masters

Nineteen-year-old two-handed player become the youngest player to win a major PBA title

2016PBA04AnthonySimonsen_small.jpg Nineteen-year-old Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas, won the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Masters on Sunday to become the youngest player to win a major title on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour. Simonsen struck on eight of his first nine shots in the championship match at Woodland Bowl to secure a 245-207 victory against Dan MacLelland of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The victory earned Simonsen $50,000 and the coveted Masters trophy, while MacLelland took home $25,000 as the runner-up.



Jason Belmonte will be known as the bowler who revolutionized the sport

By Lucas Wiseman

2016ColumnistLucasWiseman_small.jpg Some people hate Jason Belmonte. And the reason is simple. He does things to a bowling ball most people can't even dream of doing, and he's breaking the mold of traditional bowling. For those of you who insist on hating Belmonte, it's time to accept reality. Jason Belmonte may be the best bowler to ever pick up a bowling ball. The success Belmonte, an Australian who uses a unique two-handed delivery (from the right-hand side), is having is driving some people mad on social media.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3


Daniel Fransson wins his first EBT title in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016

2016EBT03DanielFranssonMikeQuitter_small.jpg Daniel Fransson of Sweden rolled games of 264 and 206 in the last eliminator round to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Fransson, who had three second-place finishes in the last three years on the EBT, toppled 470 pins and beat out three-time EBT titlist Mik Stampe of Denmark (463) for the top spot and the 5.000 Euro top prize by seven pins.

2016 PBA Tour #3


Sweden's Jesper Svensson wins 51st FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions

PBA's 2015 Rookie of the Year becomes youngest player to win TOC at age 20

2016PBA03JesperSvensson5_small.jpgEight days shy of his 21st birthday, Sweden's Jesper Svensson (pictured), the 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Rookie of the Year, became the youngest player to win the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions Sunday at FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Svensson, a 6-foot-3, 158-pound left-handed two-hander, defeated top qualifier Mitch Beasley of Clarksville, Tenn., 226-177, to win his third career PBA Tour title, his first major and a $50,000 first prize.

PBA Awards


Pete Couture, Harry O'Neale and Denny Schreiner inducted into PBA Hall of Fame

2016PBAHoFSchreinerONealeCouture_small.jpgPBA50 Tour standout Pete Couture (right) of Cocoa, Fla., former South Region Manager Harry O'Neale (center) of Ravenel, S.C., and former PBA Tour announcer Denny Schreiner (left) of Akron, Ohio, were inducted into the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame Monday during ceremonies at the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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