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USBC News

08/02/15

United States sweeps Team, All-Events to conclude 2015 Tournament of The Americas

2015TOATeamUSA_small.jpgThe U.S. swept the team and all-events gold medals as the 53rd Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas came to a conclusion Saturday in Sunrise, Florida. The two-day team event consisted of four games Friday and an additional four games Saturday at Strikers Lanes with total pinfall determining medalists. The all-events totals consisted of 32 games including singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team competition.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/02/15

Pete Weber earns no. 1 seed at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr.; the undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, earned the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters on Saturday and now is one win away from completing a wire-to-wire domination of the premier event for USBC members age 50 and older Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. The undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/01/15

Pete Weber, Walter Ray Williams Jr. undefeated at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpg2015PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgQualifying leader Pete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Oxford, Florida, are among the 16 players in the winners bracket after the first day of match play at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. Also undefeated at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley are 2012 USBC Senior Masters winner Mike Edwards, and a trio of hall of famers, Amleto Monacelli, left-hander Parker Bohn III, and Brian Voss.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/31/15

Pete Weber top qualifier at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber3_small.jpg For the sixth consecutive qualifying round at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, found his way to the top of the standings, this time earning top qualifier honors at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer's streak goes back to the USBC Masters in February, where he led all three rounds of qualifying. This week, he is back in Green Bay and averaged more than 233, while leading a field of 194 USBC members age 50 and older.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/30/15

Pete Weber maintains lead at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg 2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, turned in a steady performance Wednesday to maintain his lead at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The 52-year-old right-hander rolled games of 197, 206, 269, 226 and 257 for a 1,155 total, and his 2,338 two-day effort, a 233.8 average, puts him 84 pins ahead of fellow USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (r.) of Venezuela, who has toppled 2,254 pins in his first 10 games this week.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/29/15

Pete Weber leads after Round One Qualifying at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpg2012PBASRonMohr_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, returned to The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin, both comfortable and confident after his last visit to the 60-lane center, and he set the pace through the first day of qualifying Tuesday at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. Weber averaged more than 236 on the way to a 1,183 five-game total, 27 pins better than Ron Mohr (r.) of North Las Vegas, Nevada, who finished second with 1,156.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/23/15

USBC Senior Masters headlines trio of events in Green Bay

2014USBCSeniorMastersLogo_small.jpgDuring the next two weeks, three USBC events will head to The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which has played host to many of the world's best bowlers in 2015. The USBC Senior Masters will headline the three tournaments, with nearly 200 of the top USBC members age 50 and older set to take on the unique double-elimination format from July 27-Aug. 2. USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. is the defending champion.

USBC Youth

07/18/15

Champions determined in U20, U15 and U12 divisions at 2015 Junior Gold Championships

Record 3,191 bowlers traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships

2015JGCU20ChampionsZacharyDotySierraKanemoto_small.jpg A record week at the 2015 Junior Gold Championships concluded as champions were crowned in the U20 (L-R U20 champions Zachary Doty and Sierra Kanemoto), U15 and U12 divisions at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Ill., on Friday. A record 3,191 bowlers traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships. The finals in each division were taped for broadcast on CBS Sports Network and will air August 4, 11 and 18. All shows begin at 10 p.m. Eastern.

United States

07/15/15

First-timer Ryan Zagar wins big at 2015 Bowlers Journal Championships

2015BJCRyanZagar_small.jpg Ryan Zagar (pictured) of Kenosha, Wisconsin, put together an unforgettable run during his USBC Open Championships debut in 2015 and jump-started that performance by pacing the field in Open Singles at the Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC. The 21-year-old right-hander claimed the top prize of $10,000 with games of 266, 243 and 247 for a 766 series at the El Paso Convention Center, which included needing a double in the final frame to win the title.

United States

07/12/15

History made as 2015 USBC Open Championships concludes in El Paso, Texas

2015USBCOCMattMcNiel_small.jpgThe 2015 USBC Open Championships will be remembered as much for its impact on the tournament's record book as it will for its top scores and on-lane excitement. A handful of bowlers added to their legacies on the championship lanes, while others realized lifelong goals by winning for the first time. Matt McNiel (pictured) of Prior Lake, Minnesota, made history this year at the El Paso Convention Center by becoming the first bowler in 112 years to win three Regular All-Events titles.

USBC News

07/10/15

USBC partners with Habitat for Humanity - El Paso

2015USBCOCPconstructionStage_small.jpgAs the 2015 USBC Open Championships winds down at the El Paso Convention Center, Habitat for Humanity - El Paso already has plans for how it will be able to use some of the materials from the venue after the tournament ends. It will take about 10 days and help from dozens of local volunteers for the two organizations to tear down the venue, which has enough lumber and materials to construct approximately four three-bedroom homes.

United States

07/08/15

Ryan Zagar moves into top 10 in four events at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Final live stream broadcast from El Paso Convention Center will take place July 8 at 7 p.m. Eastern

2015USBCOCRyanZagar_small.jpgFormer Junior Team USA member Ryan Zagar (pictured) of Kenosha, Wisconsin, experienced a roller coaster of emotions this week at the El Paso Convention Center, but it all made for an unforgettable debut at the USBC Open Championships. The 21-year-old right-hander stepped up with a chance at the lead in Regular Singles on July 5 before falling just short, settling into second place with a 787 series at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas.

USBC Youth

07/08/15

Record field on tap for Junior Gold Championships next week

2015JGCLogo_small.jpg A record-shattering field of more than 3,100 bowlers will descend upon DuPage County, Illinois, next week as the Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master takes hold on the suburban Chicago area. The top youth bowlers in the country will compete for national titles, spots on Junior Team USA and $275,000 in scholarship money. Junior Gold begins with the first round of qualifying Monday and concludes with the July 17 finals.

USBC Youth

07/08/15

USBC Youth Open Championships begin Thursday

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The Bowling.com Youth Open Championships begin Thursday at Orland Bowl in Orland Park, Illinois. The event takes place Thursday through Saturday and then returns July 16-26. The non-qualifying tournament is patterned after the USBC Open Championships and Women's Championships. Youth bowlers compete in team (four players), doubles, singles and all-events. The tournament, which will award an estimated $90,000 in scholarships this year, has four age-based divisions - U8, U12, U15 and U20.

Women's Collegiate Bowling

07/07/15

Mexico's Mariana Alvarado named MEAC Woman of the Year

Alvarado becomes fourth student-athlete from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to win the award

2015UMESMarianaAlvarado_small.jpgMariana Alvarado (pictured), Leon, Mexico, of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was named the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year. Alvarado, who graduated in May with honors, a 3.71 GPA and a degree in Mechanical Engineering, was a three-time All-American and four-year letter winner in women's bowling while a Dean's List student at UMES. She will be awarded the honor during a special on-campus event to be announced at a later time.

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).

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