USBC Bowling News Overview

USBC Collegiate

07/26/14

4th Bowling Combine for College Prospects continues to bring together bowlers, coaches

2014BowlingCombineLogo_small.jpg More than 100 youth bowlers from across the country, and even a little further away, were at the International Training and Research Center this week to take part in the Bowling Combine for College Prospects. The Bowling Combine, in its fourth year, was developed to bring together youth bowlers who want to compete at the collegiate level and college coaches looking for talented bowlers for their programs. This year's event started Tuesday and will conclude Saturday.

USBC Youth

07/19/14

Six USBC youth members win national titles at 2014 Junior Gold Championships

2014JuniorGoldWinners_small.jpg Tylor Greene of Davison, Michigan, and Breanna Clemmer of Clover, South Carolina, claimed the 20-and-under titles at the 2014 Junior Gold Championships, while Adam Zimmerman of Deer Park, New York, and Ashley Channell of Morris Chapel, Tennessee, won the 15-and-under division. In the new 12-and-under division, Anthony Neuer of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Madison Bailey of Rocklin, California, earned victories.

United States

07/14/14

Oklahoma team tops list of winners at 2014 USBC Open Championships

2014USBCOCArtisticExpressions1_small.jpgThe members of Artistic Expressions 1 of Oklahoma City (pictured left) already were well-known throughout the Southwest, but they've gained international notoriety since rolling the highest team score in 111 years of USBC Open Championships history. Their 3,720 team total at the National Bowling Stadium on June 23 earned them a whirlwind of media and bowling-community attention that will continue now that they're officially this year's Regular Team champions.

USBC News

07/11/14

Omaha, Nebraska, to host 2015 USBC Convention

Las Vegas to serve as host city for the 2016 and 2017 conventions

USBCConventionLogo_small.jpgThe 2015 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting will shift to Omaha, Neb., and will take place April 27-30. The 2015 USBC Convention will take place at the Ramada Plaza Omaha, and also will start a day earlier than previously announced. The final day of the Annual Meeting, which includes the legislative session, will take place Thursday, April 30. The convention originally was scheduled for Indianapolis. Las Vegas will serve as host city for the 2016 and 2017 conventions.

USBC News

07/10/14

Champions crowned at 2014 USBC Senior Championships

2014USBCSeniorChampions50to54_small.jpg Herman Ferguson (l.) of Los Angeles was one of 12 champions crowned at the 2014 USBC Senior Championships, and he earned his title with a clutch performance in his final frames at the National Bowling Stadium. Ferguson struck on his final four deliveries to secure the victory. He finished with a 687 series and 2,128 total for his nine games, just 10 pins ahead of Don Griffin (c.) of St. Louis (2,118). Eduardo Vegas (r.), Tucson, Ariz., finished third (2,099).

USBC News

07/10/14

Jason Overstreet named USBC Deputy Executive Director

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Jason Overstreet (pictured) has been named USBC Deputy Executive Director by Executive Director Chad Murphy. The move elevates Overstreet from his previous role as Managing Director of Marketing and Communications, and is part of a broader leadership restructuring. Joining Murphy and Overstreet on the new USBC executive team will be Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Salazar and Managing Director of National Governing Body Neil Stremmel. A search is ongoing for a Managing Director of Technology/Operations/Planning.

USBC Youth

07/09/14

Record field on tap for Junior Gold Championships in Buffalo next week

USBC Youth Open begin Thursday

2014JGCLogo_small.jpg The top youth bowlers in the country will head to the Buffalo, N.Y., area starting this weekend with dreams of earning spots on Junior Team USA and with more than $200,000 in scholarships on the line at the 2014 Junior Gold Championships. The event, which is presented by Ebonite, Columbia 300, Track and Hammer, officially gets underway with the first round of qualifying on Monday. A record 2,770 USBC youth members are eligible to participate in the event.

United States

07/09/14

Two bowlers roll perfect games at 2014 USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium welcomes the 2014 USBC Senior Championships on July 8-9; final squad of the 2014 Open Championships will hit the lanes at 2 p.m. EDT on July 13

2014USBCOCEdwardRondot_small.jpgThe 2014 USBC Open Championships returned from a brief hiatus in exciting fashion as Edward Rondot (pictured) of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, rolled perfect games on July 5 and July 6, respectively. Both bowlers competed on the first team squad following the USBC Queens, and it didn't take long for Rondot to find his way into the record books. He posted games of 233, 195 and 300 for the 34th perfect game of the 2014 event.

USBC News

07/08/14

Andrew Cain to continue as USBC President

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2014USBCFrankWilkinson_small.jpgAndrew Cain (l.) of Phoenix has been elected for a third one-year term as president of the United States Bowling Congress and Frank Wilkinson (r.) of Staten Island, N.Y., will continue to serve as vice president. The USBC Board of Directors elected Cain and Wilkinson as officers for the 2014-2015 season, which begins Aug. 1, during a USBC board meeting held in Orlando, Fla., during Bowl Expo. The 2014-2015 season will be Cain's last as president.

United States

07/07/14

Shannon Pluhowsky bowls perfect game at 2014 USBC Open

Team USA member becomes the 10th woman in tournament history, and second this year, to roll 300

2014USBCOCShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky (pictured) of Dayton, Ohio, started and finished her trip to Reno this year in memorable fashion, including a 300 game at the 2014 USBC Open Championships. The 31-year-old left-hander became the 10th woman in tournament history, and second this year, to achieve the milestone, which came in her second game of singles Sunday. She sandwiched the 35th perfect game of this year's event between games of 180 and 236 for a 716 series.

2014 Teen Masters

07/06/14

Michael Coffey, Kelly Skalacki win boys' and girls' titles in Teen Masters Grand Championships

Winners to bowl in boy vs. girl match during PBA Champion's Challenge ESPN telecast in Las Vegas

2014TMKellySkalackiMichaelCoffey_small.jpg Michael Coffey of Melbourne, Fla., (r.) and Kelly Skalacki of Coram, N.Y. (l.), captured the boys' and girls' titles in the Teen Masters Grand Championships Saturday at Sawgrass Lanes Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earning $7,500 scholarships. Coffey and Skalacki also earned berths in the boy vs. girl Teen Masters Grand Championship match to be conducted as part of the PBA Champion's Challenge telecast on ESPN later in the year as part of PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas.

2014 USBC Queens

07/04/14

Maria Jose Rodriguez becomes second consecutive foreign player to win USBC Queens

Colombian national team member defeats Team USA's Kelly Kulick in a dramatic finish to win the 2014 event and the $20,000

2014USBCQMariaJoseRodriguez4_small.jpg Maria Jose Rodriguez (pictured) of Colombia outlasted two-time USBC Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., to win the 2014 event in a dramatic 190-189 finish at the National Bowling Stadium on Thursday. After Rodriguez missed the 2-4-5-8 combination in her final frame, Kulick was forced to throw a double in order to become the third player in history with three USBC Queens titles. The 2007 and 2010 champion left a 10 pin on her first shot in the 10th frame, handing Rodriguez the title worth $20,000.

2014 USBC Senior Queens

07/04/14

Robin Romeo wins 2014 USBC Senior Queens

2014USBCSQRobinRomeo2_small.jpg United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Robin Romeo (pictured left) of Newhall, Calif., made her way through the stepladder finals to capture the coveted tiara at the 2014 USBC Senior Queens presented by Storm on Thursday. The 57-year-old right-hander defeated fellow hall of famer and top seed Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., 241-188, to take home the $3,500 top prize at the National Bowling Stadium. It was her first victory in more than 30 years of USBC Queens and Senior Queens competition.

2014 USBC Queens

07/03/14

Colombia's Maria Jose Rodriguez one win away from victory in 2014 USBC Queens

2014USBCQMariaJoseRodriguez2_small.jpg2013EBT04TannyaRoumimper2_small.jpgColombia's Maria Jose Rodriguez (l.) earned the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Queens presented by Storm after finishing match play Wednesday with a perfect record. The 25-year-old right-hander rallied back from a 58-pin deficit after one game to defeat Tannya Roumimper (r.) of Indonesia, 614-582, to secure the No. 1 seed, and now is just one win away from her first major title.

2014 USBC Senior Queens

07/03/14

Tish Johnson top seed at 2014 USBC Senior Queens

2014USBCSQFinalists_small.jpg USBC Hall of Famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., got more comfortable during each round of match play at the 2014 USBC Senior Queens presented by Storm and earned the top seed for the stepladder finals for the second consecutive year. The 52-year-old left-hander defeated 2011 USBC Senior Queens champion Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif., 764-587, at the National Bowling Stadium on Wednesday to remain undefeated at this year's event.

2014 USBC Queens

07/02/14

Four players unbeaten at 2014 USBC Queens

Maria Jose Rodriguez (COL), Missy Parkin (USA), Jennifer Higgins (USA) and Tannya Roumimper (INA) one victory away from making the stepladder finals live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT

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ImageFour players remain undefeated after the opening round of match play at the 2014 USBC Queens presented Storm. Maria Jose Rodriguez (l.) of Colombia, 2011 USBC Queens champion Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, Calif., Jennifer Higgins of Westerville, Ohio, and Tannya Roumimper (r.) of Indonesia each find themselves one victory away from making this year's stepladder finals, which will be televised live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT.

United States

07/02/14

Homestretch begins at 2014 USBC Open Championships

The final squad of the 111th edition of the event will hit the lanes at 2 p.m. EDT on July 13

2014USBCOCLogo_small.jpgThere was an abbreviated schedule this week at the USBC Open Championships as the National Bowling Stadium played host to the 2014 USBC Queens and USBC Senior Queens. The 111th edition of the Open Championships kicked off Feb. 28, and so far, more than 45,000 bowlers have competed on the championship lanes at the NBS. There are 9,024 teams scheduled to compete this year before the event concludes July 13.

2014 USBC Queens

07/01/14

Brittni Hamilton top qualifier at 2014 USBC Queens

2014USBCQBrittniHamilton_small.jpgTeam USA's Brittni Hamilton (pictured) of Wood Ridge, N.J., posted the highest set of the day at the National Bowling Stadium to maintain her lead and earn high qualifier honors at the 2014 USBC Queens presented by Storm. The 24-year-old right-hander entered the final five games of qualifying Monday with a 49-pin advantage over the 178-player field and posted games of 204, 260, 190, 268 and 236 for a 1,158 third-round effort. She finished qualifying with a 15-game total of 3,484, a 232.27 average.

United States

07/01/14

2014 USBC Women's Championships comes to a close in Reno

All standings are unofficial and pending final verification

2014USBCWCLogo_small.jpg The two-year run of the USBC Women's Championships at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center came to a close Monday as the final squad of the 2014 event stepped off the championship lanes. The 81-day event kicked off April 11 and ushered in a new era in the tournament's 95-year history, switching from five-player to four-player teams for the first time. The tournament also featured new divisions and an all-scratch format for the first time since 2009.

2014 USBC Queens

06/30/14

Brittni Hamilton leads after two rounds at 2014 USBC Queens

2014USBCQBrittniHamilton_small.jpgTeam USA member Brittni Hamilton (pictured) of Wood Ridge, N.J., leads the field at the 2014 USBC Queens after two rounds of qualifying at the National Bowling Stadium on Sunday. The 24-year-old right-hander rolled games of 209, 212, 257, 246 and 222 for a 1,146 second-round effort and a 10-game total of 2,326, a 232.6 average. Opening-round leader Ashly Galante of Palm Harbor, Fla., sits in second with 2,227, and Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia is third with 2,244. Qualifying will continue with five more games Monday.

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