USBC Bowling News Overview

United States

05/02/15

Hall of famers Romeo, Naccarato unable to repeat at USBC Women's Championships

New York's Shirley Williams reaches 50 years of participation; leaderboards shaken up at National Bowling Stadium; first live broadcast will take place this week on BowlTV

2015USBCWCRobinRomeoJeanneNaccarato_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famers Jeanne Naccarato of Tacoma, Washington, and Robin Romeo of Newhall, California, (r-l) returned to the USBC Women's Championships on April 27 to put their Diamond Doubles title on the line. This year the duo got off to a slow start and came up short in the title defense, finishing with a 1,137 total. Romeo led the way with a 578 series, while Naccarato finished with 559. Danielle McEwan and Diana Zavjalova lead Diamond Doubles with 1,356.

USBC News

05/02/15

Frank Wilkinson elected USBC President

2015UCBCPresidentFrankWilkinson_small.jpg 2015USBCVicePresidentCathyDeSocio_small.jpgFrank Wilkinson (l.) of Staten Island, New York, has been elected president of the United States Bowling Congress and Cathy DeSocio (r.) of Wichita, Kansas, will serve as vice president of USBC for the 2015-2016 season. Wilkinson, 28, has served as USBC vice president the last two seasons and will assume his new role on August 1. He takes over for Andrew Cain of Phoenix, who is completing his third and final term as president.

USBC News

05/01/15

United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting concludes in Omaha, Neb.

2015USBCConventionLogo_small.jpg In addition to electing three board members Thursday, delegates rejected legislative proposals requiring the merger of non-merged state and local associations during the final day of the 2015 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The 761 voting delegates (723 association delegates, 14 athletes and 24 board members) voted on eight proposals involving changes to USBC bylaws, league rules and tournament rules during the legislative session.

USBC Awards

04/29/15

United States Bowling Congress inducts five into Hall of Fame

2015USBCHoFInductees_small.jpg Five new members of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame had their accomplishments celebrated Wednesday night as they earned bowling's ultimate honor. Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Larry Laub of Lincoln, California, Gus Yannaras of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sam Lantto of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and the late Fritzie Rahn of Chicago were formally inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame at the Ramada Plaza Omaha.

United States

04/29/15

Five bowlers celebrate participation milestones at USBC Open Championships

Iowa's Greg Engelkes rolls fourth 300 game of 112th edition; defending singles champion Louis Jenkins Jr. won't repeat; three live stream broadcasts this week

2015USBCOCDickRice_small.jpgLongevity was the theme this week at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships as five bowlers reached participation milestones at the El Paso Convention Center. Dick Rice (pictured) of Platteville, Wisconsin, celebrated his 60th USBC Open Championships appearance April 27 and became the 16th member of the 100,000-Pin Club on April 28. The 80-year-old right-hander's 1,185 all-events total this year gives him a career pinfall total of 100,296.

United States

04/24/15

Talented group makes run at USBC Women's Championships

2015USBCWCStrikingisFun2_small.jpg The members of Striking is Fun 1 and 2 of Oregon, Ohio, made a run at the top spots in the Diamond Division at the USBC Women's Championships on April 18. Though they came up a little bit short, the group left the National Bowling Stadium with a significant presence in the top 10 of all four events. Striking is Fun 2 (pictured) put together games of 725, 946 and 834 for a 2,505 total, which is second in Diamond Team.

United States

04/22/15

Clutch finish lifts NABR of West Henrietta, New York, at USBC Open Championships

Delaware's Jerry Stewart reaches 50 years at USBC Open Championships; two live stream broadcasts from El Paso Convention Center this week.

2015USBCOCTeamNABR_small.jpg Former Team USA member Rob Gotchall (r.) of Clarksville, Tennessee, delivered two clutch strikes in his final frame to catapult his team to the top of the leaderboard at the USBC Open Championships on April 20. The 37-year-old right-hander put the finishing touches on a 783 series, the highest individual set in team competition this year at the El Paso Convention Center, to lead Team NABR of West Henrietta, New York, to a 3,368 total.

USBC Collegiate

04/19/15

Wichita State men, North Carolina A&T women win 2015 Intercollegiate Team Championships

Daria Kovalova of Wichita State and Nick Pate of Midland named most valuable players

2015ITCWichitaMen_small.jpgThe Wichita State men (pictured) and North Carolina A&T women were victorious at the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships on Saturday. In the men's final, Wichita State swept Midland in the best-of-five title match, 3-0, to record the program's 11th Intercollegiate Team Championships win. On the women's side, North Carolina A&T bested defending champion Robert Morris-Illinois, 3-1, to raise the Kerm Helmer Cup.

USBC Collegiate

04/19/15

Michael Tang, Emily Eckhoff win 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

2015ISCMichaelTang_small.jpg2015ISCEmilyEckhoff_small.jpgSan Jose State's Michael Tang (l.) and Hastings' Emily Eckhoff (r.) captured individual titles at the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships on Saturday. Tang defeated Notre Dame-Ohio's Meeco Walker to take home the men's title, 259-174, while Eckhoff secured the women's title over Nebraska's Julia Bond at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan., 237-182. CBS Sports Network will air the semifinals and finals in May.

United States

04/18/15

Past USBC Queens champion Diana Zavjalova leads four events at USBC Women's Championships

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A day after helping her team into the lead at the 2015 USBC Women's Championships, Diana Zavjalova (l.) of Beavercreek, Ohio, maintained her momentum and finished her tournament debut as the leader in four events. The 23-year-old Latvian national team member teamed with Team USA member Danielle McEwan (r.)  to set the number to beat in Diamond Doubles with a 1,356 total April 12 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada.

USBC Collegiate

04/18/15

Finalists set for 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships

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The Robert Morris-Illinois women will look to defend their title at the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships against North Carolina A&T, while Wichita State will face off against Midland in the men's title match. Four teams from a field of the top 32 collegiate programs in the country made their way through the double-elimination match-play bracket Friday at Northrock Lanes in Wichita. Kan., to make the nationally televised finals on CBS Sports Network.

USBC News

04/18/15

New York's Jessica Aiezza set national record during state tournament

2015USBCJessicaAiezza2388_small.jpg Jessica Aiezza of Mechanicville, New York, set a USBC women's national record for nine games with an all-events total of 2,388 (265.33 average) at the New York State Women's Championships last weekend. Aiezza, a 34-year-old left-hander, competed in the tournament held at AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes in Syracuse on April 11-12. She had games of 247, 290 and 279 for an 816 series in the team event April 11. She then posted an 802 series in doubles with games of 278, 277 and 247, and a 770 series (266, 235 and 269) in singles April 12.

USBC Collegiate

04/16/15

Match play underway at 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships

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Four men's and four women's teams remain undefeated at the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships after two rounds of double-elimination match play at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday. Match play resumes Friday at Northrock Lanes starting 9:15 a.m. Eastern, with BOWL.com's BowlTV providing live coverage of the event until two men's and two women's teams are left to compete for the national championship.

USBC Collegiate

04/15/15

Michael Tang, Daria Kovalova named Collegiate MVPs for 2014-15 Season

201415CollegiateMVPsMichaelTangDariaKovalova_small.jpgSan Jose State sophomore Michael Tang and Wichita State junior Daria Kovalova (pictured, l-r) were named Most Valuable Players for the 2014-15 college bowling season by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Tang and Kovalova were honored Wednesday night with the rest of the All-Americans at the Night of Champions banquet held in conjunction with the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships, which starts Thursday at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan.

United States

04/15/15

Minnesota's Scott Endersbe takes singles lead at El Paso Convention Center

USBC Hall of Famer Don Ellis celebrates 65 years at USBC Open Championships; record holders won't repeat in 2015; Wisconsin teammates enjoy success

2015USBCOCScottEndersbe_small.jpgScott Endersbe (pictured) of Waite Park, Minnesota, finished his 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships campaign with eight strikes, including three clutch shots in the final frame, to sneak into the Regular Singles lead April 14. The 32-year-old right-hander put together games of 268, 238 and 279 for a 785 series at the El Paso Convention Center and passed Chad Oachs of Mankato, Minnesota, who previously held the lead with 772.

USBC Collegiate

04/15/15

Semifinalists set for 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

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The four men and four women who will battle for collegiate individual titles on national television were determined Tuesday at the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships. The semifinals will take place at Northrock Lanes on Saturday and will be taped for broadcast on CBS Sports Network in May. The women's show will air May 4 at 7 p.m. ET, while the men's show will air May 11 at 7 p.m. ET.

United States

04/11/15

2015 USBC Women's Championships and Mixed underway in Reno

2015USBCWCLogo_small.jpg New traditions highlighted an exciting Opening Day as the 2015 USBC Women's Championships got underway at the National Bowling Stadium on Friday. The storied event celebrated its 96th edition by welcoming a new event, the USBC Mixed, to the championship lanes. A total of 24 Women's Championships teams and three Mixed teams helped usher in the new era in tournament history. The 2015 Women's Championships marks the event's 10th trip to Reno and seventh visit to the newly renovated NBS.

USBC News

04/10/15

CBS Sports Network to televise major bowling events in 2015, highlighted by U.S. Open

PWBA Tour Championship, Junior Gold Championships and Intercollegiate Championships included in new national TV package

CBSSportsNetworkLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has reached an agreement with CBS Sports Network to televise 10 major championship bowling events in 2015, highlighted by the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, providing a new level of national television coverage for the sport. Live coverage on CBS Sports Network also includes the PWBA Tour Championship, the rapidly growing Junior Gold Championships and the Intercollegiate Championships.

USBC Youth

04/09/15

New national television package features Junior Gold Championships

2015JGCLogo_small.jpg The Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master, is the pinnacle event for top youth bowlers and this summer the title matches of the annual tournament will be nationally televised on a major cable sports network. An agreement is in place to televise the boys and girls championships matches of the Under 12, Under 15 and Under 20 divisions. The 2015 Junior Gold Championships will be held in the Chicago area from July 13-17.

USBC Collegiate

04/09/15

Collegiate Championships begin next week in Wichita

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The nation's top college teams and individuals will battle for national championships when the XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships and the XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships kick off April 14 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas. The championships are the pinnacle events of the college bowling season, which began in September. Defending men's team champion Lindenwood and women's champion Robert Morris-Illinois return to defend their titles.

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