USBC Bowling News Overview

USBC Awards


Recipients of USBC National Recognition Awards selected

2015USBCLogo_small.jpg Sue Pinski of Perrysburg, Ohio, Dick Atkinson of Harker Heights, Texas, and Joe Spain Jr. of Roswell, Georgia, have been named the recipients of the 2015 USBC National Recognition Awards. Pinski has been named USBC Proprietor of the Year, Atkinson was selected for the USBC Joyce Deitch Unity Award and Spain will receive the USBC Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service. The award winners will be recognized during the 2015 USBC Convention in April.



Five nominees selected for USBC Board positions

2015USBCLogo_small.jpg The USBC Nominating Committee has slated five candidates for three open positions on the USBC Board of Directors. Incumbents Karen Jost of Olympia, Washington, and Steve O’Brien of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, are joined by Jay Daryman of York, Pennsylvania, Lynda Isaacs of Richmond, Indiana, and Jeff Ussery of Tonganoxie, Kansas, as candidates for the USBC Board. Delegates at the 2015 USBC Convention in Omaha, Nebraska, will vote during the Annual Meeting on April 30.



Ohio bowler Earon Vollmar rolls 900 series


Earon Vollmar (pictured) of Toledo, Ohio, didn't have the best weekend on the lanes, but a few adjustments put him back on track in time for his Monday night league, where he rolled three consecutive 300 games for a 900 series. The 26-year-old right-hander had 36 consecutive strikes during the Monday Night All-Stars league January 19 at Toledo's New Glass Bowl Lanes, making him the 25th bowler in history, and third from Ohio, to record a perfect series.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


UMES takes the Mid-Winter Invite Championship

Hawks top the Nation's No. 1 & No. 3 team in route to their third event win this season.


After a rough first half of the season, the Hawks of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) dropped in the national rankings to ninth place. After some solid work on the lanes, team bonding and a renewed focus on the roster, the team showed that they are a lot better than ninth. UMES topped No. 1 Nebraska and No. 3 and host Arkansas State Sunday to claim the championship at the 2015 Mid-Winter Invitational, an event featuring eight of the top nine teams in the country.

USBC Coaching


Peter Somoff, Mike Dias earn USBC Coaching Gold certification

Addition of Somoff and Dias brings the list of active Gold coaches to 21

2015USBCGoldCoachPeterSomoff_small.jpg2015USBCGoldCoachMikeDias_small.jpgBowling coaches Peter Somoff (l.) of Tacoma, Washington, and Mike Dias (r.) of Lafayette, Colorado, have received USBC Gold certification and are ready to use their knowledge and experience to help others excel. The two have showcased their skills and expertise in the field and in front of a panel of experts, and each will receive the Fred Borden USBC Gold Coach Award for successfully completing USBC Coaching's Gold certification program.



Eight legislative proposals to be decided by USBC delegates to the 2015 USBC Convention

2015USBCConventionLogo_small.jpg Delegates to the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting will vote on eight proposals involving changes to USBC bylaws, league rules and tournament rules. The 2015 USBC Convention will take place April 27-30 at the Ramada Plaza Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. Delegates will vote on two proposals related to League Rules, one proposal concerning Tournament Rules and five proposals related to Bylaws.



USBC, RSCVA and Reno approve revision of tournament hosting agreement

Amendment adjusts event schedule, hosting fees and stadium renovation timeline

2015NBSNationalBowlingStadiumReno_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress (USBC), the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) Board of Directors and the Reno City Council have approved revisions to the hosting agreement for USBC Championships tournaments. Key changes include shifting the USBC Open and Women's Championships back to their historical rotation of visiting Reno once every three years, adjusting the site fee and extending the completion date for renovations at the National Bowling Stadium (NBS).



Fabulous Four essay contest returns to raise breast cancer awareness

2015FabulousFourLogo_small.jpg The Bowl for the Cure® Fabulous Four essay contest once again will send four women on the ultimate bowling experience, culminating on the lanes at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships in Reno, Nevada. Bowl for the Cure, a year-round fundraising initiative sponsored by USBC in partnership with Susan G. Komen®, held its first Fabulous Four essay contest last year to raise awareness about breast cancer.

2015 Team USA Trials


Kamron Doyle, Shannon Pluhowsky claim Team USA Trials titles

All three stepladder finalists earn automatic spots on Team USA in 2015; National Selection Committee announces remainder of the Team USA roster

2015TeamUSATrialsKamronDoyleShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tennessee, became the youngest USBC Team USA Trials champion in history, while Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, won the women's crown for a record fifth time Wednesday at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Doyle (left), who is 16, defeated Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, 234-206 to claim the men's title, while Pluhowsky (right) defeated two-time champion Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, 246-222.

2015 Team USA Trials


Kamron Doyle, Danielle McEwan lead Team USA trials heading into final round

Justin Dunn and Andrew Diley achieve perfection in the fourth round on the 41-foot Montreal pattern

2015TeamUSATrialsKamronDoyleDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg With just one round remaining, Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tennessee, and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, lead the field at the 2015 USBC Team USA Trials. Doyle (l.) moved into the top spot with 35 points, while McEwan (r.) led for the fourth consecutive round and now has 25 points at The Orleans Bowling Center. Doyle is actually tied in the points race with Devin Bidwell of Wichita, Kansas, but the total pins tie-breaker gives the edge to Doyle.

2015 Team USA Trials


Devin Bidwell, Danielle McEwan maintain lead at team USA Trials after three rounds

Kamron Doyle, Dallas Leong and Chris Loschetter shoot 300 in the third round on the 35-foot Beijing pattern

2015TeamUSATrialsDevinBidwellDanielleMcEwan2_small.jpg Devin Bidwell of Wichita, Kansas, and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, maintained the lead after three rounds Monday at the 2015 USBC Team USA Trials. McEwan (r.) stayed in the top spot for the third consecutive round and now has 20 points, while Bidwell (l.) has totaled 18 points at The Orleans Bowling Center. Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tennessee, fired a 300 game in the third round and sits in second place overall with 25 points.

2015 Team USA Trials


Devin Bidwell, Danielle McEwan lead after two rounds at 2015 Team USA Trials

DeeRonn Booker, Wesley Low fire perfect games in the second round on the 39-foot Seoul pattern

2015TeamUSATrialsDevinBidwellDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg With two rounds completed, Devin Bidwell of Wichita, Kansas, and Danielle McEwan (l-r) of Stony Point, New York, lead the field at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials. Bidwell is on top of the men's standings with 16 points (13 points for 13th place in Round 1 and three points for finishing third in Round 2), while McEwan leads the women with two points (one in Round 1 and one in Round 2) at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Danielle McEwan, Matthew Farber take opening-round lead at 2015 Team USA Trials

2015TeamUSATrialsMatthewFarberDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgDanielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, and Matthew Farber of Plainview, New York (pictured), got off to strong starts in the opening round of qualifying Saturday at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials. McEwan easily led the women's division with a six-game total of 1,410 (235 average), while Farber topped the men's field with 1,482 (247 average) at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Team USA News


Team USA Trials begin Saturday in Las Vegas

2015TeamUSATrialsLogo_small.jpg With a record field, spots on Team USA and Junior Team USA up for grabs and qualifying beginning for the 2015 Pan American Games, there will be a lot on the line when the 2015 USBC Team USA Trials take place starting Saturday in Las Vegas. The Team USA Trials will take place Jan. 3-7 at The Orleans Bowling Center. With a sold-out field of 175 men and a record 116 women signed up, the event is on pace to break the all-time entries record of 277 set last year.



Liz Johnson, Larry Laub to join USBC Hall of Fame in 2015

2014EBT04LizJohnson2_small.jpg2015USBCHoFInducteeLarryLaub_small.jpgLiz Johnson (l.) of Cheektowaga, New York, and Larry Laub (r.) of Lincoln, California, have been elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category. The two were among seven bowlers on the national ballot (six on the men's ballot and one on the women's) and were elected to the 2015 USBC Hall of Fame class by a USBC panel of veteran bowling writers, hall of famers and board members.



USBC names XBowling's "XB Pro Stats" the sport's official player statistics platform


Sports Challenge Network's XBowling and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) announced the world-class "XB Pro Stats" product is now the official statistics package of the USBC. The exclusive partnership opens the XB Pro Stats product to USBC's 1.7 million members at a special member price, offering them in-depth analysis of their bowling games to support their drive for bowling excellence. The XB Pro Stats product is available as an in-app upgrade to users of the free XBowling App.



Bowlmor AMF becomes title sponsor for 2015 Bowling's U.S. Opens

Partnership includes television production, hosting for women and men

2015USOpenLogo_small.jpg 2015WUSOLogo_small.jpg Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, has made a commitment to host and provide television sponsorship for Bowling's U.S. Open and Women's U.S Open in 2015. The tournaments will be conducted in AMF and Brunswick centers with more than $250,000 in funding for broadcast television production. Both events will feature a top prize of $50,000 and will be operated by USBC.

USBC Youth


Under 12 and Under 15 youth teams earn titles in USA BOWLING regional events

2014USABowlingRegionalTournamentLogo_small.jpg More than 550 youth bowlers took part in eight USA Bowling regional tournaments that were held throughout the country this fall with 16 teams – one Under 12 team and one Under 15 team at each regional – claiming titles. USA Bowling is a team-based youth program offered through the International Bowling Campus. The program launched the USA Bowling Regional tournaments last year as the first step in the development of a premier event for youth team competition.



All American Family Tournament adds $50,000 in scholarships

2014AllAmericanFamilyTournamentLogo_small.jpg The All American Family Tournament will have $50,000 in guaranteed scholarships added when the national championships are held in the Chicago area next summer. The premier national event to showcase the more recreational side of the game, the All American Family Tournament was developed through International Bowling Campus Youth Development and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) so families could compete together on the lanes.



USBC concludes re-evaluation of Glenn Allison 900 series

2011USBCOCGlennAllison60years_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) recently concluded a re-evaluation of Glenn Allison's (pictured left) 900 series award application from 1982. Allison received national attention for rolling a perfect series at La Habra Bowl in La Habra, California, on July 1, 1982. USBC's predecessor organization, the American Bowling Congress (ABC), after inspection of the lanes, did not approve the 900 series because of non-complying lane condition rules at that time.

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