PBA Bowling News Overview

2016 PBA Spare Shots #24

07/01/16

PBA surprises Duke's Dallas Strikers with $10,000 300 game bonus

Tackett, Jones cling to one-two spots in Xtra Frame PBA Tour points race; Next up on Xtra Frame; Anthony Simonsen to compete in World Youth Championships; QubicaAMF PBA Regional Update

2016PBALDallasStrikers_small.jpgWhen the PBA League GoBowling.com Dallas Strikers, led by player-manager Norm Duke, bowled a Baker format 300 game in the semifinal round of the PBA League Elias Cup competition at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, the question arose, does the team qualify for the traditional $10,000 bonus for a nationally-televised 300 game? The question was answered in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 bowling proprietors and industry leaders during International Bowl Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday.

2016 PWBA #09

06/29/16

Veterans still a force as tour heads to PWBA Lexington Open

2016PWBALogo_small.jpgTake a quick look at the field of players competing each week on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour, such as this week's PWBA Lexington Open, and you will see a list littered with players who were in college within the last five or so years. While these competitors are trying to make their mark on the PWBA Tour, there is a smaller group who have nothing to prove, players such as Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Anne Marie Duggan and Leanne Hulsenberg.

2016 PBA #9

06/27/16

Jakob Butturff wins his first PBA title in Lubbock, Texas

22-year-old lefthander nips Shawn Maldonado by two pins to win the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open

2016PBA09JakobButturff_small.jpg Jakob Butturff, a 22-year-old lefthander who won't complete his first full year of PBA competition until next month, won the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open Sunday, nipping Houston's Shawn Maldonado in the title match, 207-205. Butturff (l.) used a late double to pull even with Maldonado, and then struck on his fill ball in the 10th frame to force the two-handed player to double for the win. Maldonado's left the 4 pin on his try for a second strike which sealed his fate.

2016 PBA Tour

06/27/16

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 #9

06/27/16

Pete Weber makes history with win at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA5009PeteWeber5_small.jpg Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, made history Sunday by winning the 2016 USBC Senior Masters to become the first player with five Professional Bowlers Association 50 Tour titles in a season. The 53-year-old reigning PBA50 Player of the Year achieved the feat in dramatic fashion with a 266-263 win against left-hander Paul McCordic of Sugar Land, Texas, who stepped up in the final frame with a chance to win but left the 1-3-6-9 combination on his second offering to fall short.

2016 PBA50 Tour

06/27/16

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 #8

06/27/16

Clara Guerrero wins first PWBA title at Players Championship

2016PWBA08ClaraGuerrero_small.jpg More than a decade ago, Clara Juliana Guerrero made the move from Colombia to the United States to bowl collegiately and chase her dream of competing on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour. It took a little longer than expected, but Guerrero accomplished the dream of winning a PWBA title, and a major title at that, with a 199-175 victory over Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, in the final of the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship on Sunday.

PWBA News

06/27/16

2016 PWBA Tour Schedule & Champions

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 kicked 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.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/26/16

Anthony Simonsen leads PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open qualifying

Texas teenager holds one-pin lead in bid for third PBA Tour title of 2016 season

2016PBA04AnthonySimonsen_small.jpgNineteen-year-old Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas, bidding to become the first PBA player to win three PBA Tour titles in 2016, led the field of 151 players through Saturday's qualifying in the Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open at South Plains Lanes in Lubbock, Texas. Simonsen, a two-handed player and the youngest player ever to win a PBA Tour major, averaged 236.6 during Saturday's eight qualifying games to finish with a 1,893 pinfall total for a one-pin lead over Mitch Beasley of Clarksville, Tenn.

2016 PWBA Tour #8

06/26/16

Liz Johnson grabs no. 1 seed at Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship

2016PWBA08Finalists_small.jpg Being back in the bowling center where she won her sixth major title, Liz Johnson (l.) of Cheektowaga, New York, said her expectations were not too high heading into the Go Bowling Professional Women's Bowling Association Players Championship. A troublesome practice session had dimmed those expectations, but a strong finish in Saturday's final eight match-play games allowed her to capture the No.1 seed for the stepladder finals at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/26/16

Pete Weber top seed for finals at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA5009PeteWeber_small.jpg Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, is on the verge of history at the 2016 USBC Senior Masters, where he earned the top seed for the stepladder finals for the second consecutive year. The 53-year-old right-hander downed Dave Arnold of Elk Grove, California, 674-589, in the final winners-bracket match Saturday at Sam's Town Bowling Center to remain undefeated. The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer now is one win away from a record fifth PBA50 Tour win of the season.

2016 PWBA Tour #8

06/25/16

Bowler fights emotions, advances at Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship

2016PWBA08GabbyMayfield_small.jpg After 12 qualifying games of the Go Bowling Professional Women's Bowling Association Players Championship on Friday, Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, has the lead. But a much different accomplishment happened a few spots down the leaderboard. Gabby Mayfield (pictured) of Lake Isabella, California, fought through an emotional day to earn the 16th and final spot for Saturday's match-play rounds at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/25/16

Sixteen remain undefeated at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA50AmletoMonacelli_small.jpg2016PBA5009JohnPetraglia2_small.jpg United States Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famers Amleto Monacelli (l.) of Venezuela and John Petraglia (r.) of Jackson, New Jersey, lead a group of 16 players undefeated after two rounds of match play at the 2016 USBC Senior Masters. A total of 32 players remain in contention at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas from the 64 that began Friday's competition in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

PBA News

06/24/16

Belmonte, Ciminelli, Svensson and Simonsen nominated for ESPY Best Bowler Award

Voting is open until the start of the ESPYs telecast

2016PBA03JasonBelmonte2_small.jpgThree-time defending PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte (l.), Player of the Year contender Ryan Ciminelli, 2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions winner and 2015 Rookie of the Year Jesper Svensson and 2016 USBC Masters champion Anthony Simonsen have been selected as nominees for the 2016 ESPY Best Bowler Award. Awards will be announced Wednesday, July 13 during the ESPYs telecast in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Voting will be open until the start of the ESPYs telecast.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/24/16

Parker Bohn top qualifier at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2015PBA17ParkerBohn_small.jpgParker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey, left little doubt he'd be the top seed heading into match play at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters when he started the final day of qualifying at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas with games of 264 and 288. The 52-year-old left-hander averaged 257.2 on the way to a 1,286 five-game block Wednesday and completed the wire-to-wire domination of the 263-player field with a record three-day total of 3,712.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/23/16

Parker Bohn widens lead after second day at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA5009ParkerBohn4_small.jpgIt only took Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey, seven games to reach an over-par score no other competitor at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters could match in 10 games, and he was able to build on his opening-round lead at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer entered Wednesday's second round with a 10-pin advantage and now leads the field of more than 260 players by nearly 100 pins with a 10-game total of 2,426, a 242.6 average.

2016 PWBA Tour #8

06/22/16

Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship returns this week

2016PWBALogo_small.jpgThe Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour added additional events for the 2016 season, including the return of a major championship – the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship. The tournament is the second major on the 2016 PWBA Tour and will take place June 23-26 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. CBS Sports Network will have live coverage of the stepladder finals of the Players Championship on Sunday at noon Eastern.

2016 PBA Spare Shots #23

06/22/16

International Bowl Expo helps boost PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open field

Pete Weber tries for another milestone in USBC Senior Masters; This week on Xtra Frame; Hohlbein, Rice, Eskew win in NW Tripleheader

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The PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open may have received a boost from International Bowl Expo, the annual multi-event bowling industry trade show and educational showcase that is set to get underway in Las Vegas this weekend. A number of PBA stars, including international stars Dom Barrett and Jason Belmonte, will compete in the tournament this weekend before heading to Las Vegas to make appearances at the Bowl Expo trade show for the bowling ball companies next week.

2016 PBA50 #9

06/22/16

Parker Bohn leads after first round at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA5009ParkerBohn_small.jpgThe first day of qualifying at the 2016 USBC Senior Masters turned out to be a successful venture for Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey, and those who spend time close to him. The USBC and PBA Hall of Famer set the pace through the first of the event's three qualifying rounds at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegaswith 1,258 five-game total Tuesday, while his roommate for the week, John Donovan of Melbourne, Florida, came within one strike of taking the lead later in the day.

2016 PWBA Tour #3

06/22/16

Cherie Tan wins first PWBA title at 2016 Storm Sacramento Open

2016PWBATour03CherieTan2_small.jpgCherie Tan capped an impressive four-week stretch for her and her teammates from Singapore as she delivered in the final frame to capture the 2016 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open. Tan, who earned the top seed for the stepladder finals by posting a 6-0 record in match play, connected on two strikes in the 10th frame of the title match to outlast Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, 208-205, to win her first PWBA title. The stepladder aired nationally on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday.

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