PBA Bowling News Overview

2015 PBA Tour #3

03/02/15

Malott helps Duke win 38th title in Roth/Holman PBA Doubles Championship

PBA's "odd couple" successfully defends 2011 title; Duke moves into third place on all-time PBA Tour titles list

2015PBA03WesMalottNormDuke_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke with the help of partner Wes Malott successfully defended their Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, giving Duke his 38th career title and sole possession of third place on the all-time PBA titles list. Duke (l.), who stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 128 pounds, teamed up with Malott (r.), at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, to defeat international stars Dom Barrett and Osku Palermaa, 228-203, for a victory that also gave Malott 10 career titles.

2015 PBA Tour

03/02/15

2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 22 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan in cooperation with the Japan PBA. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, nine international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 PBA Tour will conclude with the Detroit Open December 11-13 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich.

2015 PBA Tour #3

02/26/15

Mark Roth and Marshall Holman were fierce rivals but perfect doubles partners

PBA legends combined for three PBA Tour doubles titles

PBADoublesMarshallHolmanMarkRoth_small.jpgThe individual accomplishments of Mark Roth and Marshall Holman (r-l) are things of legend. Roth, a four-time player of the year, ranks tied for fifth all-time with 34 titles. Holman, the 1987 player of the year, ranks 11th all-time with 22 titles. But among their 56 combined titles are three doubles championships. When it came to teaming up as doubles partners, both players were a force to be reckoned with at the annual PBA Tour doubles events.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #9

02/25/15

PBA stars head east for three World Bowling Tour events

"Jack Rabbits" PBA League bowling ball debuts this week; Josh Blanchard holds off amateur Wesley Low Jr. for Sutter Creek title

2014PBADominicBarrett_small.jpgPBA stars from around the world are heading east for a three-tournament PBA International-World Bowling Tour series, beginning with the H.H. Emir Cup, which is underway at Qatar Bowling Centre in Doha. The Qatar event will be followed by the Kingdom of Bahrain Open at Ozone Entertainment Centre in Manama, Bahrain, March 2-7, and the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, March 14-22. Heading into the three-tournament swing, Dom Barrett (pictured) of England is the WBT men's points leader.

2015 PBA Tour #2

02/22/15

Bohn wins PBA Players Championship in overtime, ties Roth with 34th title

Strike on second sudden-death shot ends dramatic championship match

2015PBA02ParkerBohnIII_small.jpgParker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., struck on his second shot in sudden-death to win the PBA Players Championship at Woodland Bowl, earning his 34th career title and moving into a tie for fifth place on the all-time PBA career titles list with legendary star Mark Roth. The 51-year-old left-hander received a $25,000 winner's check. The finals were held in conjunction with the Tournament of Champions at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., on February 14 and aired Sunday, Feb 22, on ESPN.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #8

02/19/15

Walter Ray Williams Jr. fulfills wish for 14-year-old Iowa bowler

Kulick's historic victory tops "Top Toc Television Moments" poll; "Atom Splitters" PBA League bowling ball debuts this week; Why Sean Rash is the first player in PBA history to bowl two nationally-televised 300 games; PBA Regional activity heats up this weekend

2015MattBrauckmanWalterRayWilliams_small.jpg It isn't often that an aspiring youth bowler has a chance to bowl one of the world's greatest bowlers and then beats him in a match. But that's exactly what 14-year-old Matt Brauckman (pictured left) of Carroll, Iowa did. Brauckman, who has Hodgkin's lymphoma, had the opportunity to bowl Walter Ray Williams Jr. (right) at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, the site of the 50th Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, as a result of a Make-A-Wish Foundation grant.

2015 PBA Tour #2

02/18/15

Career milestones on the Line in PBA Players Championship Finals

Stepladder finals air Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN

2014PBAParkerBohn_small.jpg

Two-time reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, and Hall of Famers Parker Bohn III and Norm Duke highlight the field of five finalists for this Sunday's (Feb. 22) PBA Players Championship at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. Bohn (pictured), who ranks sixth on the all-time Tour win list with 33 titles, will try for his first win since the 2013 PBA World Championship. With a win, he will tie fellow Hall of Famer Mark Roth for the fifth-most titles in PBA history behind Walter Ray Williams Jr. (47), Earl Anthony (43) and Duke and Pete Weber (37).

PWBA News

02/17/15

2015 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour Schedule set

Bowlers invited to join PWBA for discounted entry on regular-season tour events

2014PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour will re-launch in 2015 featuring seven regular-season events, three nationally televised majors and stops from coast to coast. The PWBA Tour schedule will kick off with the United States Bowling Congress Queens from May 13-19 and conclude with the PWBA Tour Championship from Sept. 10-13.

USBC News

02/17/15

New Jersey and North Texas to host Bowlmor AMF U.S. Opens

Registration for both tournaments will open April 6

2015USOpenLogo_small.jpg2015WUSOLogo_small.jpgBowlmor AMF will host and provide television sponsorship for Bowling's U.S. Open's in 2015. The 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open will take place at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, New Jersey, Aug. 31-Sept. 6. The 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open will take place at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8. Both events will feature a top prize of $50,000 and will be operated by USBC.

2015 PBA Tour #5

02/15/15

Jason Belmonte repeats as Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions winner

Nationally-televised finals feature historic 300 game by Sean Rash, who becomes the first player to bowl two nationally-televised 300 games in PBA Tour competition

2015PBA05JasonBelmonte_small.jpg Australian two-handed player Jason Belmonte (pictured) continued his astonishing run in Professional Bowlers Association major championships Sunday, successfully defending his title in the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions with a 232-214 victory over top qualifier Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., at Woodland Bowl for his fifth major title in the past three years. In addition to winning his 12th career title, Belmonte earned his second $50,000 check in two weeks.

2015 PBA Tour #5

02/14/15

Rhino page holds on to claim top berth for 50th PBA Tournament of Champions finals

Jason Belmonte, Ryan Ciminelli, Sean Rash, Scott Norton complete stepladder field

2014PBARhinoPage_small.jpg2014PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpgRhino Page (l.) of Orlando, Fla., survived a heated challenge Friday night at Woodland Bowl to hold on to the top qualifying position for Sunday's finals in the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions by 45 pins over defending champion Jason Belmonte (r.) of Australia. Page, who is hoping to win the TOC title that evaded him in 2009, won 15 of his 24 matches and tied another, averaging 243.9 for 48 games for a 12,172 pinfall total.

2015 PBA Tour #5

02/14/15

Rhino Page takes Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions lead into final round

Final 8 games of match play Friday night to decide Sunday's ESPN stepladder finalists

2014PBARhinoPage_small.jpgRhino Page (pictured) of Dade City, Fla., again held off his challengers to take a 137–pin lead over defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia into Friday night's final round of match play in the 50th anniversary Barbasol Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions. Page, who is hoping to win the Tournament of Champions title that evaded him in 2009, has won 11 of his first 16 matches and tied another, averaging 245.23 for 40 games for a 10,154 pinfall total. He has led the tournament since the opening round.

2015 PBA Tour #5

02/13/15

Rhino Page rallies to retain Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions lead

Final 16 games of match play Friday to decide Sunday's ESPN stepladder finalists

2014PBARhinoPage_small.jpgAfter temporarily surrendering the lead, Rhino Page (pictured) of Dade City, Fla., rallied Thursday night at Woodland Bowl to regain a 109-pin lead over Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif., heading into Friday's final two rounds of match play in the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions. Page won six of his eight matches Thursday night and averaged 246.63 to finish with a 32-game total of 8,072 pins, including 30 bonus pins for each match play win, to retain the lead he has held since the first round.

2015 PBA Tour #5

02/12/15

Rhino Page leads Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions field into match play

PBA50 Tour "rookie" Mike Scroggins moves into second place as field cut to top 24

2014PBAMikeScroggins2_small.jpg2014PBARhinoPage_small.jpgLeft-hander Rhino Page (l.) of Dade City, Fla., trying for his first PBA title in five years, led a field of 24 finalists into the match play portion of the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Thursday at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Page, the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year, averaged 246.5 through 24 games of qualifying for a total of 5,916 pins and a 78-pin lead over 50-year-old Mike Scroggins (r.) of Amarillo, Texas.

USBC / PBA News

02/12/15

USBC Masters telecast on ESPN reaches more than 3.5 million viewers

Ratings increase by 62 percent over last year's telecast

2015USBCMastersLogo_small.jpgThe PBA Tour telecast of the USBC Masters on ESPN was the most-watched cable sports program on Sunday, reaching more than 3.5 million viewers. The telecast, which featured two-handed Australian bowler Jason Belmonte winning a historic third-straight Masters title, averaged 1.17 million viewers in the last quarter-hour of the telecast. The two-hour telecast averaged a 0.60 household U.S. rating representing a 62 percent increase versus the 2014 USBC Masters telecast.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #7

02/12/15

PBA founding member Bill Lillard set to break historic USBC record

2012USBCOCBillLillard65-small.jpgHouston's Bill Lillard, one of the original PBA founding members in 1958, is expected to break the USBC Open Championships total pinfall record, one of the most cherished records in USBC history, on March 30-31 when he competes in his 68th consecutive Open Championships at the El Paso, Texas, Convention Center. Lillard, who currently trails the late Joe Norris' all-time pinfall record of 123,770 pins, needs 853 pins to break the record Norris set in 71 tournament appearances.

2015 PBA Tour #5

02/12/15

Rhino Page retains second round lead in 50th Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions

2014PBARhinoPage_small.jpg 2014PBADanMacLelland_small.jpgRhino Page (l.) of Dade City, Fla., set a blistering pace as the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions got underway at Woodland Bowl Wednesday, averaging 249 for his first 16 games to take an 18-pin lead over Canada's Dan MacLelland (r.) into Thursday's third and final qualifying round. Page, the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year is now 31 and still recovering from wrist surgery in July of 2013. He leads the field with 3,984 pinfall total.

2015 PBA Tour #5

02/11/15

Rhino Page takes first round lead in 50th Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions

Painful memories of 2009 TOC loss provide "steam" for opening round performance

2014PBARhinoPage_small.jpg2014PBAWSOBLizJohnson_small.jpgPropelled by memories of his painful loss in the 2009 PBA Tournament of Champions title match, Rhino Page (l.) set a blistering pace as the 50th PBA Tournament of Champions got underway at Woodland Bowl Wednesday afternoon, averaging 252 for his first eight games to take a 19-pin lead over Liz Johnson (r.). Qualifying continues Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. ET before the field of 113 is reduced to the top 24 players.

PBA Awards

02/11/15

Glass, Peters, Wilt inducted into PBA Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Indianapolis

2015PBAHoFPetersGlasWilt_small.jpg PBA Senior standout Bob Glass (c.), former PBA owner Chris Peters (l.) and longtime PBA staff member Barb Wilt (r.) were inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Tuesday evening in conjunction with the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions. Glass was elected in the PBA50 Performance category while Peters and Wilt were recognized in the Meritorious Service category for their extraordinary contributions behind the scenes to advance the PBA.

PBA News

02/09/15

Pete Weber stars in new "This Is SportsCenter" commercial

Iconic ESPN promotional spot features PBA Hall of Famer in starring role

2014PBAPeteWeber3_small.jpgFor the first time in the 21-year history of ESPN's iconic "This Is SportsCenter" commercial series, a bowler is playing a starring role and that bowler is the sport's most recognizable star, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured). The Pete Weber promotional spot made its debut Sunday in conjunction with the live ESPN telecast of the United States Bowling Congress Masters. In keeping with the tradition of This Is SportsCenter's light-hearted humor, the spot portrays Weber as a stereotypical league bowler.

Syndicate content