PBA Bowling News Overview

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.

2016 PWBA Tour

05/01/16

Rocio Restrepo leads opening round of PWBA Las Vegas Open

2016PWBATour01RocioRestrepo_small.jpgFresh off a Masters gold medal at the PABCON Champion of Champions event, Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, put together another strong performance Saturday as she led qualifying at the Professional Women's Bowling Association Las Vegas Open. Restrepo, a member of Team Colombia, averaged more than 226 to lead the opening event of 2016 PWBA season with a 2,718 total for 12 games at Texas Station. The top 32 players in qualifying advanced to Sunday's cashers' round.

2016 PBA Spare Shots #15

04/28/16

Ryan Ciminelli extends Xtra Frame PBA Tour points lead

2015PBARyanCiminelli_small.jpg2015PBAWSOBEJTackett_small.jpgWith a second-place finish in Sunday's PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville, Ill., to go along with his win in the bowlingball.com PBA Maine Shootout earlier in the month, Ryan Ciminelli (l.) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., has taken a seven-point lead over XF Storm Open winner EJ Tackett (r.) of Huntington, Ind., in the race for the overall Xtra Frame PBA Tour points crown and a $10,000 bonus.

2016 PBA Tour

04/28/16

2016 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2016PBALogo_small.jpg The 2016 Professional Bowlers Association Tour features 25 tournaments, including five 'majors' (Tournament of Champions, Masters, Players Championship, U.S. Open and World Championship) and the PBA Team Challenge. According to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, the international tournaments of the 2016 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if he/she is a PBA member and bowls without accepting handicap pins.

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.

2016 PBA50 Tour

04/27/16

2016 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

2016 PBA50 Tour features 15 events including four "Majors"

PBA50Logo_small.jpg The 2016 PBA50 Tour for players 50 years of age and older (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 15 tournaments in seven States, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota and Indiana. The extended PBA50 schedule includes four "majors", PBA Senior U.S. Open (May 29-June 3), USBC Senior Masters (June 19-25), PBA50 World Championship (July 17-23) and the PBA50 National Championship which will conclude the 2016 season at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind., USA (Aug. 14-17).

2016 PWBA Tour #1

04/26/16

PWBA to kick off 2016 season in Las Vegas on April 29

2016PWBALogo_small.jpgA mix of veteran bowlers and rising stars helped the Professional Women's Bowling Association roar back into action last year and the 2016 PWBA Tour will build on that momentum when the season schedule kicks off in Las Vegas. The PWBA Las Vegas Open, starting April 29 at Texas Station, will be the first event of the 2016 PWBA Tour schedule, which will feature four major events, including the return of the PWBA Players Championship, among the tour's 14 stops.

2016 PBA50 Tour #2

04/26/16

Ron Mohr dominates Sun Bowl in The Villages qualifying

Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year averages 251 to lead 32 players into match play

2015PBAWSOBRonMohr_small.jpg Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 251 to dominate qualifying and lead 32 players who advanced to match play for the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. After a 2,056 eight-game pinfall in Sunday's first round, Mohr followed it up with 1,961 after Monday's second round for a 4,017 16-game overall pinfall. Mohr holds the PBA50 eight and 16-game qualifying records of 2,160 and 4,243, respectively.

2016 PBA Tour #7

04/25/16

EJ Tackett wins PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open for second PBA Tour title

Key break in title match helps 2013 Rookie of the Year escape top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli

2016PBA07EJTackett_small.jpg EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., broke up a 7-9 split, converting the break into a string of three strikes that proved to be the difference in winning his second career PBA Tour title Sunday in the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville, Ill. Tackett (l.) the 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year, defeated top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 217-210, to win the $10,000 first prize after eliminating PBA Regional veteran Steven Taylor in the semifinal match.

2016 PBA50 Tour #2

04/25/16

Ron Mohr averages 257 to take first round lead in The Villages

2009PBAWSOBRonMohr_small.jpg With an eye on his own eight-game qualifying record, two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 257 to lead the first round of the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. Mohr (pictured), who owns the eight-game block qualifying mark of 2,160 (270 average) set during the 2010 PBA Senior Columbus Open fired a 2,056 pinfall total Sunday with games of 237, 248, 275, 248, 298, 235, 236 and 279.

2016 PBA #07

04/23/16

Scott Weber, Ryan Ciminelli lead qualifying at PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open

2015PBA20RyanCiminelli2_small.jpg Scott Weber of LaSalle, Ill., whose best finish in a PBA tournament was second in a QubicaAMF PBA50 regional event, averaged 253 to lead qualifying Saturday in the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open at Liberty Lanes. The 51-year-old Weber, who is no relation to the famous Weber bowling family, bowled a 2,025 eight-game pinfall total. He holds a 41-pin lead over six-time PBA Tour winner Ryan Ciminelli (pictured) of Cheetowaga, N.Y., who finished qualifying with a 1,984 pinfall (248 average).

PBA News

04/23/16

PBA Fall Classic to return to South Point Bowling Plaza in October

PBA Xtra Frame Las Vegas Open, PBA Team Challenge to precede U.S. Open

2016PBAFallClassicLogo_small.jpg The PBA Fall Classic, featuring a pair of PBA Tour title events, will return to South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas Oct. 28-Nov. 1, in advance of the U.S. Open which also will be held at South Point Nov. 3-9. The PBA Fall Classic presented by South Point Bowling Plaza will include two events that will be covered from start-to-finish by PBA's Xtra Frame online video-streaming service – the PBA Xtra Frame Las Vegas Open and the return of the five-player PBA Team Challenge.

2016 PBA Spare Shots #14

04/21/16

Full schedule of diverse events coming to Xtra Frame

2015XtraFrameLogo2_small.jpg PBA's Xtra Frame continues to provide a full schedule of programming this week, including exclusive coverage of the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open from Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville, Ill., April 23-24, followed by the PBA50 United Healthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages presented by Radical, April 24-26. PWBA action returns to Xtra Frame April 30-May 1 with the PWBA Las Vegas Open from Texas Station. The May schedule gets underway with the PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open May 2-4.

USBC / PWBA News

04/21/16

2016 U.S. Women's Open to take place in Chicago area

Stepladder finals to be televised live on CBS Sports Network

2016USWomensOpenLogo_small.jpgThe 2016 U.S. Women's Open, a major event on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour, will take place Aug. 1-7 in suburban Chicago. The stepladder finals will be televised live on Sunday, Aug. 7, at noon Eastern on CBS Sports Network. The third major of the season, the U.S. Women's Open is one of 13 PWBA events that will be televised on CBS Sports Network this year. The Stardust Bowl, an 82-lane center in Addison, Illinois, will be the host center for the tournament.

2016 PBA50 Tour #1

04/20/16

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins Pasco County Florida Open for 10th PBA50 Tour title

PBA's all-time Tour titles leader tops all-Hall of Fame stepladder final

2016PBA5001WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpg In an all-Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame stepladder final that included five all-time greats with a combined 171 PBA Tour titles, Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., won two matches to claim the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open title Tuesday at Lane Glo Bowl for his 10th PBA50 Tour win. Williams, the PBA Tour's all-time titles leader with 47 wins defeated 38-time Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour winner Norm Duke (pictured) of Clermont, Fla., 245-225, in the title match to earn the $7,500 top prize.

USBC / PBA News

04/20/16

U.S. Open Finals to be televised live on CBS Sports Network

New equipment rules set concerning bowling balls, mobile and electronic devices

2016USOpenLogo_small.jpg The stepladder finals of the 2016 U.S. Open at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas will be televised live on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network. In addition to the live prime-time finals, the 2016 U.S. Open will have new rules concerning the number and adjustment of bowling balls by competitors, and the use of mobile and electronic devices during competition. Registration is underway for the U.S. Open, which will kick off Nov. 4 with the first of three days of qualifying.

2016 PBA Tour #7

04/20/16

PBA Tour title on the line in PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open

2016PBALogo_small.jpg Several of the PBA's most talented future stars will take on an all-star roster of PBA Tour champions when the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open visits Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville, Ill., Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24. At stake in the second of an expanded schedule of 10 events that will be covered exclusively start to finish by pba.com's online video service Xtra Frame, the event will mark the first time that a PBA tournament that awards a PBA Tour title will be held in the Fox Valley/Carpentersville area.

2016 PBA50 Tour #1

04/19/16

PBA50 Tour rookie John Donovan earns top qualifier honors in Pasco County Florida Open

Donovan leads 24 players into match play; cashers round to determine another eight finalists; defending champion Parker Bohn III qualifies third

2015PBAParkerBohn_small.jpgBowling in his first PBA50 Tour tournament, John Donovan of Melbourne, Fla., averaged 237 to earn top qualifier honors Monday after the second round of the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla. Donovan led qualifying with a 3,799 16-game pinfall total. He credited bowling with fellow lefthander and Pasco County Florida Open defending champion Parker Bohn III (pictured) of Jackson, N.J., during qualifying for his success. Bohn finished the day in third with a 3,774 pinfall.

2016 PBA50 Tour #1

04/18/16

Craig Auerbach tops PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open first round

2015PBAWSOBCraigAuerbach_small.jpg Craig Auerbach of Sunrise, Fla., got the 2016 PBA50 Tour season started by averaging 245 to lead first round qualifying Sunday in the season opening Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl. The 52-year-old Auerbach (pictured), bowling in his fourth PBA50 Tour tournament, bowled a very consistent round with a 1,961 eight-game pinfall total on games of 242, 247, 245, 268, 235, 254, 245 and 225. Auerbach holds a four-pin lead over four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., who finished with a 1,957 pinfall.

2016 PBA Spare Shots #13

04/15/16

Ryan Ciminelli takes early lead in race for Xtra Frame PBA Tour bonus

Full schedule of diverse events coming to Xtra Frame; PBA Fall Swing qualifying event set for Aug. 27; Graham Fach wins first PBA Regional title

2015PBA20RyanCiminelli2_small.jpg With his victory in the bowlingball.com PBA Maine Shootout presented by Xtra Frame, Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., has taken the early lead in the 10-event Xtra Frame PBA Tour competition points race for a $10,000 bonus. As the winner of the first tournament in the Xtra Frame PBA Tour series, Ciminelli earned 25 points. The next event in the series is the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open April 23-24 at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville, Ill. First prize is a guaranteed $10,000.

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