PBA Bowling News Overview

2015 PBA #12

06/29/15

EJ Tackett wins PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open

PBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year captures first PBA Tour title and $15,000 prize

2015PBA12EJTackett_small.jpg Top qualifier EJ Tackett (r.) of Huntington, Ind., threw a string of seven consecutive strikes to defeated Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 256-213, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open and his first PBA Tour title Sunday at South Plains Lanes in in Lubbock, Texas. Tackett, PBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year, opened the title match with three single-pin spares, but made a few adjustments and followed with his string of seven strikes to run away from O'Neill.

2015 PBA Tour

06/29/15

PBA adds PBA Doubles Championship, XF South Point Open to 2015 Schedule

2015PBALogo_small.jpg After the PBA has added the PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic, including two PBA Tour title events, to its 2015 schedule, the 2015 PBA Tour consists of 24 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling the international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 Tour will conclude with the PBA World Series of Bowling VII Dec. 9-17 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.


2015 PBA Spare Shots #25

06/24/15

Bill O'Neill paces Oklahoma's Summer Swing earnings list

Bowling makes "Short List" as candidate for 2020 Tokyo Olympics; New father Chris Loschetter wins in Wooster

2014PBABillONeill_small.jpgPBA's third annual Oklahoma's Grand Resort PBA Summer Swing, a multi-event series patterned after PBA's World Series of Bowling, served diverse purposes on behalf of the players, PBA fans and the bowling industry partners who support the PBA. During Oklahoma's Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing, 48 of the 120 players entered shared $241,000 in prize money – a 2.5:1 cashing ratio – with six players earning in excess of $10,000 for the week, led by Bill O'Neill's (pictured) $36,600.

2015 PBA Tour News

06/24/15

PBA adds South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic to 2015 Schedule

All-new PBA Team Challenge, PBA Doubles Championship, XF South Point Open set for October

2015PBALogo_small.jpgThe PBA will return to South Point Bowling Plaza Oct. 19-26 with a new PBA South Point Bowling Plaza Fall Classic program, featuring an all-new PBA Team Challenge, qualifying and match play rounds of the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship and a new PBA Tour title event, the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open. The new competition program for South Point became possible when the PBA moved the GEICO World Series of Bowling VII, originally scheduled for South Point, to Reno, Nev.

2015 PBA Tour #11

06/22/15

Andres Gomez wins PBA Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open

Native Colombian defeats Tom Daugherty for third PBA Tour title, $10,000 prize

2015PBA11AndresGomez_small.jpgAndres Gomez (pictured) of Colombia won his third PBA Tour title Sunday, June 21, defeating Tom Daugherty of Wesley Chapel, Fla., 211-192, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open at New Liberty Lanes in Pensacola, Fla. With strikes in the ninth frame and first shot in the 10th, Gomez overcame an unconverted 2-10 split in the eighth frame to lock up the $10,000 first prize on a demanding PBA Bear lane conditioning pattern. His his previous PBA Tour titles came in the 2011 and 2013 Carmen Salvino Classic tournaments.

2015 PWBA Tour #2

06/19/15

PWBA Storm Sacramento Open sells out; field expanded to satisfy demand

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The PWBA Storm Sacramento Open quickly filled its 64-player field, so the tournament will open 16 additional spots that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The tournament will take place July 9-11 at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes in Citrus Heights, California, and is the first standard event of the 2015 PWBA Tour season. Each standard tour stop has a set field limit, but Fireside Lanes and the PWBA Tour were able to accommodate additional spots because of the heavy demand.

PBA News

06/18/15

PBA unveils schedule, prize fund for GEICO World Series of Bowling VII

Focus on live ESPN PBA World Championship, new host Reno National Bowling Stadium highlight changes; bettors will be able to wager on PBA World Championship results; entries open on July 8

2015PBAWorldSeriesofBowlingNBSReno_small.jpgThis December, Reno's National Bowling Stadium will be the center of the bowling universe as ESPN, Xtra Frame and the best players in the world will converge for a series of the most unique and lucrative events in the sport at the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the National Bowling Stadium's 78 lanes means a full field of 312 and a prize fund that will exceed $760,000.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #24

06/18/15

Clara Juliana Guerrero joins elite group with second PBA Regional title

Barrett, Kulick still pace World Bowling Tour points races; PBA Modern Classics; PBA East Region schedules "women only" PWBA event for October; PBA Japan Region resumes competition in August; Jeff Richgels ends seven-year dry spell in PBA Midwest

2014PBAWSOBClaraGuerrero_small.jpgTwo-time World Bowling women's world gold medalist and reigning QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup champion Clara Juliana Guerrero (pictured), a Colombia native now living in Pflugerville, Texas, joined an elite group of PBA women bowlers when she defeated Joe Findling of Greenville, Texas, 225-212, to win the $5,000 first prize and her second PBA Regional title in the 16th PBA Jonesboro Southwest/Midwest Open, presented by MOTIV, Sunday at Jonesboro Bowling Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

2015 PBA50 Tour #7

06/18/15

Amleto Monacelli battles mental game to win PBA50 Northern California Classic

Hall of Famer defeats Brian LeClair 237-225 in championship match for fourth career PBA50 Tour title; two-time major league all-star pitcher John Burkett finishes fourth

2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpg2014PBAWSOBBrianLeClair_small.jpgWith his mental game still a work in progress, PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.) was able to keep his emotions in check enough to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., Wednesday for his fourth career PBA50 Tour title. The Venezuelan defeated last week's winner Brian LeClair (r.) of Delmar, N.Y., 237-225, in the championship match for his first title of the season.

2015 PBA50 Tour

06/18/15

2015 PBA50 Tour features 13 events including two "Majors" and two "Super Senior" stops

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2015 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 13 tournaments in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana including two "majors", the PBA Senior U.S. Open in Las Vegas (May 31 - June 5) and USBC Senior Masters in Green Bay, Wis. (July 27 - Aug. 2), and two "Super Senior" events. For the third consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the PBA50 Tour Finals in December in Reno, Nev.

2015 PBA Tour #11

06/17/15

PBA stars face youthful challenge in PBA Tour Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open

International online audience will watch race for PBA Tour title, $10,000 first prize at New Liberty Lanes

2015PBALogo_small.jpgA field of veteran Professional Bowlers Association Tour champions will face some of the most talented future stars in the sport this weekend when New Liberty Lanes hosts the PBA Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open, presented by Roto Grip. At stake will be a $10,000 first prize and, for PBA members, a PBA Tour title. And for the first time, the Pensacola South Open will be video-streamed live, from start to finish, around the world on PBA's Xtra Frame online bowling channel.

2015 PBA50 Tour #7

06/17/15

Rookie Bob Spaulding earns top qualifying honors for PBA50 Northern California Classic

Leads the top 24 players into Thursday's match play round

2015PBA50BobSpaulding_small.jpgBob Spaulding (pictured) of McKinney, Texas, who won the 1995 Quaker State 250 for his lone PBA Tour title, averaged 241.8 to earn top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Northern California Classic Tuesday at Harvest Park Bowl. Spaulding, a 53-year-old PBA50 Tour rookie who hasn't competed in topflight professional competition since 1997, led qualifying with a 3,869 16-game pinfall bowling games of 189, 276, 258, 259, 213, 248, 278 and 222 in Tuesday's second round. Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli  of Venezuela was 12 pins behind in second with 3,857.

2015 PBA50 Tour #7

06/16/15

Chris Warren's rehabilitation seems to be on course in PBA50 Northern California Classic

After one-and-a-half year recovery from broken leg six-time PBA Tour winner averages 246 to lead field of 101 after first round

201112PBAChrisWarren_small.jpgWhen six-time PBA Tour champion Chris Warren (pictured) of Grants Pass, Ore., broke his right leg in December 2013, he wasn't sure what the future would hold for his bowling career. But, after a fourth-place finish in the recent Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and averaging 246 in the first round of the PBA50 Northern California Classic, his rehabilitation seems to be on course. Warren bowled a 1,968 eight-game pinfall Monday at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., to hold a 42-pin lead over Bob Spaulding of McKinney, Texas.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #23

06/12/15

PBA Modern Classics plans "Double Feature" for Friday

PBA Regional Facebook pages revamped; PBA family welcomes Emmett Harold Loschetter and Harper Lynn MacLelland; Norton, Staton, Parkin win in California tripleheader

PBA1958Logo_small_0.jpgBorrowing from the long-gone days of "double features" at your friendly neighborhood movie theater, the PBA is unveiling two episodes in its new "PBA Modern Classics" section on YouTube's PBABowling channel on Friday. In addition to the previously-announced release of the 2010 PBA One A Day® Dick Weber Open finals from Fountain Bowl, the PBA also will release the first Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational telecast from 2008 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

2015 PBA50 Tour #6

06/11/15

LeClair wins two come-from-behind matches, sudden death to win PBA50 Fountain Valley Open

Brian LeClair beats Lennie Boresch Jr. for first career national PBA title in second sudden-death frame 10-9 after tying 247-247 in championship match

2015PBA5006BrianLeClair2_small.jpg Brian LeClair (pictured) of Delmar, N.Y. competed on the PBA Tour for 18 seasons without a title. But now, bowling as a rookie on PBA50 Tour, he can lay claim to his first national PBA title after winning the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open Wednesday. The win didn't come easy. After surviving two come-from-behind matches which included a sudden-death roll-off in the championship match, LeClair defeated two-time PBA50 Tour titlist Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., for the title with a strike in the second sudden-death frame.

2015 PBA50 Tour #6

06/10/15

Pete Weber averages 233 to earn top qualifier honors for PBA50 Fountain Valley Open

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Fresh off his Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open win last week, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Mo., averaged 233 to earn top qualifier honors Tuesday for the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track. Weber, who is trying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season and fifth of his career, led qualifying with a 3,728 16-game overall pinfall total bowling games of 204, 196, 237, 259, 241, 258, 235 and 256 in the second round. He will lead a field of 34 bowlers who will compete in Wednesday's match play.

2015 PBA50 Tour #6

06/09/15

67-year-old Ted Staikoff leads Round One in PBA50 Fountain Valley Open Suncoast

Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open winner Pete Weber finishes first round in second

2013PBA50TedStaikoff_small.jpgAfter competing on the PBA50 Tour for 17 years with a best finish of third, 67-year-old Ted Staikoff (pictured) of Black Hawk, S.D., is hoping his lead after the first round of qualifying in the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track Monday might be a sign of even better things to come. Staikoff bowled an 1,854 eight-game pinfall (231.7 average) with games of 258, 279, 207, 196, 245, 226, 213 and 230 at Fountain Bowl to hold a 12-pin lead over last week's PBA Senior U.S. Open winner Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #22

06/06/15

PBA Regional Update: Ron Mohr, Chris Warren win PBA50 titles in Arizona

Sizzling Summer Schedule on tap for PBA competitors, fans

2012PBASRonMohr_small.jpg201112PBAChrisWarren_small.jpgRon Mohr (l.) and Chris Warren (r.) won PBA50 West Region titles in a pair of traditional Arizona events. Mohr, a two-time PBA50 Player of the Year, won his ninth career regional title in the PBA50 Miller High Life West Open in Flagstaff, on May 29. Two-days earlier, Warren, the owner of 43 standard PBA Regional titles, earned his first in PBA50 competition in the sixth annual PBA50 Lona King Saguaro West Open in Sun City West.

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

06/06/15

Pete Weber defeats Eric Forkel to win first Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open title

Five-time U.S. Open winner beats Forkel 224-212 in title match to join Norm Duke as only players to win U.S. Open titles on both PBA and PBA50 Tours

2015PBA5005PeteWeber_small.jpg PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Mo., won the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open Friday to join fellow Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., as the only players to win U.S. Open titles on both the PBA and PBA50 Tours. Weber, who has won a record five U.S. Open titles on the PBA Tour, defeated local favorite and No. 1 qualifier Eric Forkel of Henderson, Nev., 224-212, in the title match at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas to join Duke in the elite club.

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

06/05/15

Defending Champion Norm Duke charges into Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open lead

Hall of Famer posts 14-2 match play record to lead 24 players advancing to Friday's match play rounds

2014PBANormDuke2_small.jpg2014PBA50JackJurek_small.jpgDefending champion Norm Duke (l.) of Clermont, Fla., posted a 14-2 match play record and averaged 218.8 after the fifth round to charge into the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open lead Thursday. He finished the day with a 245-237 win over qualifying leader Jack Jurek (r.) of Lackawanna, N.Y., in the position round match to take the top spot with a 7,674 34-game overall pinfall total, 67 pins ahead of Jurek in second with 7,607.

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