USBC Bowling News Overview

PBA News

07/04/15

New York's Brandon Soedarmasto, Illinois' Brigitte Jacobs win Teen Masters titles

Winners to bowl in grand championship match during PBA Challenge ESPN telecast in December

2015TeenMastersChampions_small.jpgBrandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, N.Y., and Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Ill., captured the boys' and girls' titles in the Teen Masters Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza Friday, each earning $7,500 scholarships. Soedarmasto and Jacobs (l-r) also earned berths in the Teen Masters Grand Championship match that will be contested as part of the PBA Challenge Finals during GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

United States

07/02/15

Inaugural USBC Mixed wraps up in Reno

2015USBCMixedLogo_small.jpgThe inaugural edition of the United States Bowling Congress Mixed came to a close at the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday. The new event, held alongside the USBC Women's Championships, featured four-player mixed teams (two men and two women), mixed doubles (one man and one woman) and open singles competition. Teams participated in one of four average-based divisions, while doubles and singles was contested across six average-based divisions.

United States

07/01/15

96th USBC Women's Championships concludes in Reno 2016

2016 Women's Championships to be held at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas from April 9-July 10, 2016

2015USBCWCLogo_small.jpgThe 96th United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships concluded Tuesday as the final shots of the 2015 event made their way down the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 82-day tournament kicked off April 10 and welcomed nearly 16,000 bowlers for the event's record 10th trip to Reno and seventh visit to the "Taj Mahal of Tenpins." The 2016 Women's Championships will head to Las Vegas and will run from April 9-July 10.

United States

07/01/15

One change in top 10 in Regular Division at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Championships scheduled to end early; last bowlers will take the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center July 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern

2015USBCOCLogo_small.jpg The scores at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships have settled a bit as the tournament enters its final two weeks. There was one change in the top 10 in the Regular Division this week, with Kevin Walter of Fishers, Indiana, and Nakoma Arvi of Hamilton, Ohio, moving into 10th place in Doubles with a 1,355 total June 26. Walter set the pace at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas, with a 697 series, while Arvin added a 658 set.

United States

06/27/15

Diamond Team, Singles, All-Events leads change hands at USBC Women's Championships

Five more leaders emerge at National Bowling Stadium; Hall of famer Sylvia Broyles makes 50th appearance; final two live stream broadcasts this week

2015USBCWCAZGalsofPeoria_small.jpg Led by Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky, AZ Gals of Peoria, Arizona, cruised into the lead in Diamond Team at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships with games of 915, 960 and 842 for a 2,717 total at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, on June 19. Pluhowsky led the team with a 705 series and was joined by Megan Withey (682), Megan Kelly (668) and Brenda Burns (661).

USBC News

06/26/15

Dublin Bowl's Bill Cooley receives 2015 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award

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Bill Cooley (center), the head mechanic and lane maintenance supervisor at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl for the last 35 years, was presented the 2015 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award at Bowl Expo on Thursday. Because of his extensive knowledge of lane maintenance and Brunswick pinsetters, Cooley was hired by bowling legend Earl Anthony in 1980. The center has been the host of numerous Professional Bowlers Association national and regional events over the last 30 years.

United States

06/24/15

Three changes in top 10 at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Two live stream broadcasts from El Paso Convention Center this week

2015USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Several familiar names made their way onto the leaderboard this week at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in El Paso, Texas. Andrew Jordan of Dublin, Ohio, and Brandon Novak of Chillicothe, Ohio, finished sixth in Regular Doubles at the 2014 USBC Open Championships in Reno, Nevada, and made a return trip to the top 10 at the latest edition of the tournament at the El Paso Convention Center taking eighth place with 1,358 total.

USBC Youth

06/23/15

USBC named National Council of Youth Sports Organization of the Year

The Award will be presented on Tuesday, July 14, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during National Youth Sports Week

2015STRIVEAwardLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has been selected to receive the National Council of Youth Sports S.T.R.I.V.E. Organization of the Year Award presented by AIG. The S.T.R.I.V.E (Sports Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence) Award recognizes organizations that embrace a "kids' first' approach based on implementation of recognized best practices and policies that protect children by promoting responsible health, wellness and safety within their organization while showcasing the positive benefits of youth sports.

United States

06/20/15

Virginian Lucille Strauss makes 50th appearance at USBC Women's Championships

No lead changes this week, but several close calls at National Bowling Stadium

2015USBCWCLucilleStrauss_small.jpgLucille Strauss (pictured) of Richmond, Virginia, never has been one to revel in the limelight, but all eyes were on her as she made her 50th appearance at the USBC Women's Championships on June 12. For her accomplishment, the 86-year-old right-hander was presented with a plaque and pendant. In her 50th appearance, Strauss rolled scores of 479 in team, 469 in doubles and 442 in singles for a 1,390 all-events total at the National Bowling Stadium.

United States

06/17/15

Talented group cracks top 10 at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Two live stream broadcasts from El Paso Convention Center this week

2015USBCOLodgeLanesToo_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer John Gaines of Orlando, Florida, has worked hard as a team captain to assemble a talented four-team group that definitely left its mark this week at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in El Paso, Texas. Two of the teams cracked the top 10 in Regular Team on June 9 as Lodge Lanes Too (pictured) cruised into fourth place with a 3,280 total, and Lodge Lanes Kids moved into a tie for sixth place with 3,231.

United States

06/13/15

Louisiana bowler Frances Plaia reaches 50 years at USBC Women's Championships

New leaders in Sapphire Doubles and Amethyst All-Events emerge at National Bowling Stadium

2015USBCWCFrancesPlaia_small.jpgFrances Plaia (pictured left) of Mandeville, Louisiana, made her 50th consecutive USBC Women's Championships appearance at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, on June 7. The 96-year-old right-hander started her career at the 1966 event in New Orleans, but she began her journey to fame at the 1969 tournament in San Diego, when she teamed with Linda Prattini to create the Zodiacs of New Orleans, now known as "The World's Best-Dressed Bowling Team."

USBC High School

06/12/15

2014-2015 Dexter/USBC All-American Team named

2013DexterUSBCHSAATeamLogo_small.jpgA two-time state title winner is one of three high school juniors selected to the 2014-2015 Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team. Dexter and USBC annually select five boys and five girls from around the country to form the Dexter/USBC High School All-American team. The 2014-2015 team marks the 10th year the team has been selected. Student-athletes are nominated by their coach or athletic director, and must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average.

United States

06/10/15

Illinois bowler Richard Supanich joins 50-Year Club at 2015 USBC Open Championships

New names land on leaderboard at El Paso Convention Center; the next live stream broadcast will take place on June 18

2015USBCOCRichardSupanich_small.jpgRichard Supanich (pictured) of Burbank, Illinois, became the 12th bowler to celebrate 50 years of participation during the 2015 USBC Open Championships at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. When he was asked to bowl in his first tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1965, he could not have imagined where that simple request ultimately would lead. As the 75-year-old right-hander made his march down the famed Center Aisle on June 5, it almost was too much for him to believe.

USBC Youth

06/09/15

Junior Gold program breaks the 6,000-members mark

More than 3,400 youth bowlers have qualified for the 2015 Junior Gold Championships

2015JGCLogo_small.jpg The Junior Gold program has shattered its all-time membership mark with more than 6,200 members having joined the program for the 2014-2015 season. The 2015 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master also will eclipse last year's record for number of participants. More than 3,400 youth bowlers have qualified for the tournament, which will take place July 11-17 in DuPage County, Illinois, (Chicago area).

United States

06/06/15

Two-time champion Anne Hjelmberg back on top at USBC Women's Championships

More leaders emerge at National Bowling Stadium

2015USBCWCAnneHjelmbergKatrinaRaysby_small.jpgTwo-time USBC Women's Championships titlist Anne Hjelmberg (l.) entered this year's event as the reigning Sapphire All-Events champion and now is looking to share that winning feeling with her teammates after a successful weekend at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 23-year-old right-hander helped Naperville's Fox Bowl Ladies into the lead in Ruby Team on May 31 and teamed with Katrina Raysby (r.) to take over the top spot in Ruby Doubles on June 1.

Junior Team USA News

06/05/15

Junior Team USA squad selected for 2015 PABCON Youth Championships in Panama

2012JuniorTeamUSALogo_small.jpg Eight Junior Team USA members will head to Panama later this month to take part in the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships . The tournament, which features countries from the American Zone competing in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All-Events and Masters, runs from June 27 through July 3 and will take place at Bolera Sede in Panama City. Junior Team USA also will compete in the Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas in Sunrise, Florida, from July 26-Aug. 1

Team USA News

06/04/15

U.S. National Amateur Bowling Championships to make its return in January

2015USAmateurLogo_small.jpg After almost a decade-long absence, the United States National Amateur Bowling Championships returns in 2016 and will take place as part of the United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials, scheduled for the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from Jan. 2-7. Both the men's and women's division winners at the 2016 U.S. Amateur will earn a spot on Team USA. USBC Team USA 2016 will have a minimum of 12 men and 12 women. The USBC Summer Team USA Trials event has been eliminated.

USBC Youth

06/04/15

USA Bowling announces sites for 16 youth regional events

2015USABowlingNCLogo_small.jpgStarting this fall, USA Bowling will hold 16 regional youth events to determine teams that will advance to the first USA Bowling national tournament in 2016. International Bowling Campus Youth Development started USA Bowling as a team-based youth program to introduce youngsters to bowling. The 16 USA Bowling Regional events that start this fall will determine teams that will compete in the first USA Bowling National event to be held in Indianapolis in the summer of 2016. Plans also include acquiring a TV partner for the new national event.

United States

06/03/15

Close calls highlight week at 2015 USBC Open Championships

One live stream broadcast on BowlTV from El Paso Convention Center this week

2015USBCOCLogo_small.jpgAs the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships approaches its final month of competition, the tournament already has seen its share of exciting performances at the El Paso Convention Center. Although there were no changes at the top of the leaderboard this week, several competitors found their way into the top 10. There will be one live stream broadcast on BowlTV from the 2015 USBC Open Championships this week.

USBC News

06/03/15

SMART Corporation announces $400,000 distribution

2014SMARTLogo_small.jpgThe Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins (SMART) Corporation Board of Directors made an income earnings distribution of $400,000 to providers' funds on May 29. The distribution is for 2014 earnings. The distribution follows a $192,969 distribution made in December, for 2013 earnings. The United States Bowling Congress SMART program began in 1994, offering a centralized location to manage bowling scholarship funds.

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