USBC Bowling News Overview

USBC Youth

07/24/16

Champions crowned at 2016 Junior Gold Championships

2016JGCU20JefferyMannJacquelineEvans_small.jpgA historic week at the 2016 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master came to a close Saturday as champions were crowned at Western Bowl in Indianapolis. Nearly 3,300 youth competitors ascended on five bowling centers in Indianapolis – Western Bowl, Woodland Bowl, Expo Bowl, All Star Bowl and Southern Bowl – to compete for a national title in three age-based divisions for boys and girls (12-and-under, 15-and-under, 20-and-under) and a $300,000 scholarship fund.

USBC Youth

07/24/16

USA Bowling National Championships crowns first titlists

2016USABowlingNationalChampionshipsLogo_small.jpgThe USA Bowling National Championships determined its first champions on Saturday at Western Bowl in Indianapolis in the youth team event. In the 12-and-under Division, Lower Great Lakes regional champion Indiana U12 All-Stars defeated Coastal South regional champion Team Georgia, three-games-to-one. In the 15-and-under Division South regional champion Strikers, Georgia topped Upper Great Lakes regional champion Clams, Minnesota, also 3-1.

USBC Youth

07/19/16

Inaugural USA Bowling National Championships starts Wednesday

2016USABowlingNationalChampionshipsLogo_small.jpg When USA Bowling launched its regional tournaments three years ago, it was building the stage for what eventually would become a national event. The stage now is ready as the inaugural USA Bowling National Championships will take place in Indianapolis, with qualifying starting Wednesday. The finals of the event will be held at Western Bowl on Saturday and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network in August. The USA Bowling program was designed as a team-based youth program.

United States

07/15/16

2016 USBC Women's Championships concludes in Las Vegas

2016USBCWCLogoInfusion_small.jpgThe 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships wrapped up at the South Point Bowling Plaza on Monday as the final competitors hit the lanes and helped bring the 97th edition of the world's largest participatory sporting event for women to a close. The 2016 tournament kicked off April 9 and it saw 6,123 four-player teams make their way to the new $35-million venue over the course of the 94-day event. All standings are unofficial and pending final verification.

United States

07/13/16

2016 USBC Open Championships concludes at National Bowling Stadium

2016OCHiggysAquarium_small.jpgAfter a few close calls, everything finally fell into place for Dan Higgins of Westerville, Ohio, and his teammates, and they headline the list of champions at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, which finished its 129-day run Monday at the National Bowling Stadium. Higgins helped Higgy's Aquarium to the Team All-Events title with a 10,041 total, marking only the 59th time in 113 years of tournament history the 10,000-pinfall mark has been surpassed.

USBC Youth

07/13/16

2016 Junior Gold Championships kicks off this weekend in Indianapolis

Bowling.com USBC Youth Open starts Thursday

2016JGCLogo_small.jpg More than 3,300 youth bowlers, the largest field in tournament history, are scheduled to compete at the 2016 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master, and the weeklong event will kick off with this weekend in Indianapolis with the trade show and opening ceremonies. The Junior Gold Championships features the top youth bowlers (U20, U15 and U12) in the country seeking national titles, spots on Junior Team USA and scholarship money.

USBC News

07/12/16

Disqualifications at USBC Open Championships due to unreported Sport averages

2016IBMAGMChadMurphy2_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has disqualified several bowlers from the 2016 USBC Open Championships for bowling in the Classified Division using Sport averages reported as Standard averages. "Average integrity continues to be a serious issue for our sport and USBC is committed to aggressively enforcing our rules in this area," USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy (pictured) said. "The Open Championships will not tolerate bowlers competing in a lower division due to an unreported Sport-league average or any average manipulation tactic."

United States

07/12/16

2016 USBC Mixed comes to a close in Las Vegas

2016USBCMixedGoBearsofBenicia_small.jpgThe 2016 USBC Mixed concluded its second run alongside the USBC Women's Championships on Sunday. The USBC Mixed, which made its debut in 2015 in Reno, Nevada, kicked off April 10 and featured four-player mixed team (two men and two women), mixed doubles (one man and one woman) and open singles competition. Mixed team events were held at the new South Point Bowling Plaza, while doubles and singles were contested at the South Point Bowler Center.

United States

07/09/16

Nevada pair coasts into doubles lead at 2016 USBC Mixed

2016USBCWCLogo_small.jpgMelissa Peters of Henderson, Nevada, and Adam Ishman of Las Vegas cruised into the lead in Division 1 Doubles at the United States Bowling Congress Mixed on July 3 with a 1,461 total. Ishman, a 36-year-old right-hander, led the effort with games of 247, 235 and 269 for a 751 series, while Peters, a 29-year-old right-hander, added 248, 217 and 245 for 710. Past Team USA members Marcia Kloempken of Pleasant View, Utah, and Steve Smith of San Diego previously held the lead with 1,381.

United States

07/06/16

Days winding down at 2016 USBC Open Championships

2016OCLogo2_small.jpg The 2016 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships has entered its final week at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 113th edition of the event kicked off its 129-day run March 5 and will welcome 8,063 teams to The Biggest Little City in the World. The last team squad of this year's tournament is scheduled for July 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern, while the last doubles and singles squad is set to hit the lanes July 11 at 4 p.m. EDT.

United States

07/02/16

Jaryszak Laneman Award winner John Forst dies at Bowl Expo

PBA Tour titlist's final day includes surprise award, reunion with friends, colleagues, former competitors

2016JimJaryszakLanemanAwardJohnForst2_small.jpgA matter of hours after he was surprised as the 2016 recipient of the Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award at International Bowl Expo on June 29, LaGrange, Ill., native John Forst was found unresponsive on the Mandalay Bay property. Forst, who was suffering from terminal brain cancer, was 55. At Bowl Expo, Forst (pictured in the middle of a Storm group) had a final opportunity to reunite with a horde of friends, colleagues and former competitors from his days working with Storm Products, Kegel, USBC and PBA competition.

United States

07/02/16

New Jersey's Justin Sloan rolls first perfect game at USBC Mixed

2016USBCWCJustinSloan_small.jpgJustin Sloan of Saddle Brook, New Jersey, etched his name into the record books June 27 by becoming the first player to roll a perfect game at the United States Bowling Congress Mixed. The 32-year-old right-hander tossed 12 consecutive strikes during his second game of doubles at the South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas, home of doubles and singles at the 2016 USBC Mixed. The team event is being contested at the 60-lane South Point Bowling Plaza. Sloan added games of 269 and 189 for a 758 series.

USBC News

06/30/16

John Forst selected for 2016 Jaryszak Laneman Award

2016JimJaryszakLanemanAwardJohnForst_small.jpgJohn Forst of West Jordan, Utah, who worked several national championships as a lane technician for Kegel, is the 2016 recipient of the Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award. The award was presented at Bowl Expo on Wednesday. The award, determined by the United States Bowling Congress Equipment Specifications and Certifications team, recognizes a person for their behind-the-scenes work as a laneman. Forst is the sixth recipient of the award, presented annually at Bowl Expo.

USBC High School

06/29/16

Dexter-USBC All-American Team named for 2015-2016 season

2016DHSAALogo_small.jpgThe 2015-2016 Dexter/United States Bowling Congress All-American Team includes a national award winner, a national youth champion and a returning member of the team. Dexter Bowling, in consultation with the International Bowling Campus Youth Development staff, annually selects five boys and five girls for the Dexter/USBC High School All-American team. The 2015-2016 team marks the 11th year a team has been selected. The student-athletes named to the team are ...

United States

06/29/16

Illinois competitor secures Classified All-Events lead at 2016 USBC Open Championships

2016OCBrandonNovak_small.jpg Jim Hosier of Wayne, New Jersey, made a run at the lead in Regular All-Events this week at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, but he finished one pin shy, moving into second place with a 2,132 total June 25. Hosier needed nine pins on his final shot to secure the lead at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, but left the 3-9-10 combination. He had sets of 725 in singles, 713 in doubles and 694 in team. Brandon Novak (pictured) of Chillicothe, Ohio, leads with 2,133.

United States

06/25/16

New Jersey bowler joins 50-Year Club at USBC Women's Championships

Utah bowler moves into Ruby All-Events lead in Las Vegas

2016USBCWCAliciaStraka_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships has helped Alicia Straka of Bridgewater, New Jersey, travel across the country and build countless friendships, and her trek in 2016 gave her another memory to cherish as she celebrated her 50th tournament appearance June 19. The 89-year-old right-hander began her journey at the 1966 event in New Orleans, and she has made an annual appearance at the tournament each year since 1984.

United States

06/22/16

Ohio team takes lead in Team All-Events at 2016 USBC Open Championships

Brandon Novak secures all-events lead; Jesse Buss rolls seventh perfect game of the 113th Championships

2016OCHiggysAquarium_small.jpg For the last few years, Dan Higgins of Westerville, Ohio, and his teammates have been on the cusp of a breakout performance at the USBC Open Championships, and everything fell into place for the five competitors June 17 as they cruised into the top spot in Team All-Events by more than 300 pins. Higgy's Aquarium turned in a consistent performance - 3,329 in team, 3,364 in doubles and 3,348 in singles - for a 10,041 total, a 223.13 average for 45 games.

Junior Team USA News

06/22/16

U.S. Teams selected for 2016 World Youth Championships

2016JuniorTeamUSABoysnGirls_small.jpgThe eight bowlers who will represent the United States at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships this summer have been selected by the Team USA coaching staff. The World Youth Championships will take place in Lincoln, Nebraska, from July 26-Aug. 2. The Team USA coaching staff also selected the four Junior Team USA members who will compete at the Lee Evans Bowling Tournament of the Americas. That event will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from July 25-30.

2016 WEC

06/18/16

Canadian team takes Ruby lead at 2016 USBC Women's Championships

Texan edges into Emerald lead in Las Vegas

2016USBCWCCanucksofLondonOntario_small.jpg Consistency was the name of the game for the members of Canucks of London, Ontario, Canada, as the quartet cruised into the lead in Ruby Team at the 2016 USBC Women's Championships on June 14. After starting the event with a 793 effort, Canucks remained steady at the South Point Bowling Plaza, adding games of 771 and 770 for a 2,334 total.. Jill Friis paced Canucks with a 618 series and was folloed by Debbie Sims (604), Judy Hansen (560) and Karen MacNeil (552).

USBC Youth

06/16/16

YES partners with Bowl4Life for additional coaching seminars

2016YESLogo_small.jpgThe Youth Education Services (YES) and Chuck Gardner Bowl4Life Scholarship Foundation will team to support additional USA Bowling Coaching seminars throughout the United States. The YES initiative started in 2010 and USA Bowling was the first program financed by the YES Fund. The USA Bowling Coaching seminars, operated by the IBC Youth Development team, are designed to teach basic bowling coaching skills to youth coaches, volunteers or parents of children involved in the sport.

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