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Five youth bowlers receive Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship

2013USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgFive USBC Youth members have been selected to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their community involvement and academic achievements. The International Bowling Campus Youth Committee selected the five recipients for the prestigious scholarship named in honor of the legendary professional bowler who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers. Each of the five winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

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Pennsylvania bowler Anthony Sidari selected as Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

2015ChuckHallAwardAnthonySidari_small.jpg Anthony Sidari of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, a senior at Hazleton Area High School, has been selected to receive the 2015 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award. The annual award, named in honor of the former Young American Bowling Alliance Executive Director, recognizes star qualities, including distinguished bowling performance, academic achievement and civic involvement in a male USBC Youth member who competes in bowling and currently is in high school or college.

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Texas youth bowler Emma Kuhn named Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow

2013AlbertaECroweAwardEmmaKuhn_small.jpg Emma Kuhn of Texas City, Texas, a senior at Texas City High School, has been selected as the 2015 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow. The annual award recognizes a female USBC Youth bowler for star qualities, including distinguished bowling performances, academic achievement and extracurricular activities. The award, named in honor of the seven-term president of the Women's International Bowling Congress, is determined by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


UMES comes from three down to win the 2015 MEAC Championship

Hawks win their third straight and eighth overall conference title

2015MEACUMES_small.jpg It took three games, but the sleeping giant finally awoke. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), entered Sunday's Championship final for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title seemingly prepared to win. But it was the upstart and 19th-ranked Norfolk State Spartans who looked like the dominant team early, taking a 3-0 lead in a best of seven game match and were poised to upset the Hawks. But UMES rebounded to dash the hopes of the underdogs and win 4-3.

USBC Youth


Nevada, Florida bowlers earn USBC Youth Ambassador of the Year honor

2015USBCYouthAmbassadorSeanWilcox_small.jpg 2015USBCYouthAmbassadorMollyGallagher_small.jpg Molly Gallagher (l.) of Reno, Nevada, and Sean Wilcox (r.) of Altamonte Springs, Florida, have been selected as the 2015 USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year. Each year, the International Bowling Congress Youth Committee selects one male and one female USBC Youth bowler for their contributions to the sport, academic achievement and community involvement. Each will receive a $1,500 scholarship and could be selected to serve on the IBC Youth Committee.

United States


Minnesota bowler Sylvester Thiel celebrates 70 years at USBC Open Championships

2015USBCOCSylvesterThiel70YearClub_small.jpg Sylvester Thiel (pictured) of Lake City, Minnesota, returned to the 112th USBC Open Championships at El Paso Convention Center as focused as when he did so for the first time at the 1940 event in Detroit. Thiel's teammates waited patiently by lane 37, while all 44 teams of bowlers and hundreds of bowling fans rose to their feet to witness his milestone trip down Center Aisle. The standing ovation ushered him into the tournament's 70-Year Club as its third member, and first since 1999.



Philadelphia youth coach Barbara Council-Armstead to receive David Dahms Award

2015DavidDahmsAwardBarbaraCouncilArmstead_small.jpg Barbara Council-Armstead of Philadelphia, a USBC Silver coach who has been involved with youth bowling for more than two decades, has been selected to receive the 2015 David Dahms Coach of the Year Award. The award is named in honor of the coach who was instrumental in the creation of the Junior Gold program. It recognizes a USBC-certified coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules for the last seven or more years.

USBC Collegiate


2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships field set

2014ITCXBowlingLogo2_small.jpg The 32 teams that will compete for collegiate national titles were decided Sunday as the field for the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships was set. The field of 16 men's teams and 16 women's teams was determined at sectional qualifiers at four sites - Stratford, New Jersey; Fort Worth, Texas; Addison, Illinois; and Smyrna, Tennessee - with the top four teams in each division advancing. The ITC will be held April 16-18 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.

USBC Collegiate


24 men, 16 women advance to 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

2014ISTXbowlingLogo2_small.jpg The field of 24 men and 16 women who will compete for individual national championships was determined Friday at four 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships sectional qualifiers. The ISC will take place April 14 and 18 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas, with the men's and women's finals broadcast on national television. Qualifying for the national finals was held in Stratford, New Jersey; Addison, Illinois; Smyrna, Tennessee; and Fort Worth, Texas.



XBowling named official live scoring partner of USBC Open Championships

Bowlers and their friends and families can follow the USBC Open Championships scoring live, follow leaderboards and access frame-by-frame detailed individual results for third consecutive year

2013XBowlingLogo_small.jpgSports Challenge Network's XBowling and USBC have announced that for the third consecutive year, XBowling is the official live scoring partner of the USBC Open Championships. Approximately 40,000 bowlers will participate in the world's largest bowling tournament from March 7 through July 12 and now will have access to a real-time display of their bowling scores by XBowling. Tournament-goers and their friends and family back home can follow the action in the free XBowling App or on the web.

USBC Youth


New York youth bowler Christopher Kenny is annual Zeb Scholarship recipient

2015USBCZebScholarshipChristopherKenny_small.jpg Christopher Kenny (pictured) of Garnerville, New York, has been selected to receive the 2015 USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship. The award recipient must be a USBC Youth member who is a junior or senior in high school, has strong academic success and has given back to their community through service. Kenny will receive a $2,500 scholarship and an expenses-paid trip to the awards ceremony that will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Junior Gold Championships, set for July 11-17 in Dupage County, Illinois.

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Bowling Industry unites to launch nationwide youth initiative

Governing Body, Ball Manufacturers and Pro Bowlers encourage kids to "Bowl Like a Boy" and "Bowl Like a Girl" with all-level youth league programs

2015BowlLikePromotion_small.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) have teamed with the International Bowling Campus Youth Development and Strike Ten Entertainment to launch a new league program that encourages kids nationwide to Bowl Like a Girl! or Bowl Like a Boy! The industrywide youth bowling initiative, which is open to youth bowlers up to age 20, kicks off April 6, 2015.

USBC Youth


North Dakota's Sheila McClenathan selected as USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year

2015USBCYouthVolunteerAwardSheilaMcClenathan_small.jpg Sheila McClenathan (pictured) of Bismarck, North Dakota, has been involved in youth bowling on the local, state and national levels for more than four decades and has been selected as the USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year. The winner of the prestigious award, which recognizes an adult volunteer who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster, organize and promote youth bowling, is selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee. McClenathan will be recognized at the 2015 USBC Convention in Omaha, Nebraska.

United States


2015 USBC Open Championships underway in El Paso

2015USBCOCMariachi_small.jpgWith help from El Paso's official mascot, Amigo Man, the 2015 USBC Open Championships got off to a festive start Saturday at the El Paso Convention Center. Amigo Man led the tournament's first 48 teams down Center Aisle, while local entertainers - Mariachi Tapatio and Ballet FolklĂłrico Paso Del Norte - escorted out this year's Joe Bowler, Chuck Brockett of Burlington, Iowa, before delivering some Southwestern flavor to the Opening-Day festivities.

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Science of Bowling exhibit opens at El Paso Exploreum

2015USBCOCElPasoExploreum_small.jpg For the next four months, El Paso will be home to the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, and the event will touch many aspects of life in Sun City as tournament bowlers and staff immerse themselves in the local community. Even the children of El Paso will get the chance to learn the ins and outs of the sport of bowling when they visit the El Paso Exploreum Children's Museum, which will feature a detailed Science of Bowling exhibit during the 128-day run of the USBC Open Championships.



Massachusetts' Hakim Emmanuel rolls 900 series

20150219HakimEmmanuel900_small.jpg Hakim Emmanuel (pictured) of Stoughton, Massachusetts, admitted that his palms were sweaty and his bowling ball felt heavier than ever as he put the finishing touches on the first perfect game of his bowling career Thursday night, but that was nothing compared to the nerves he felt two games later when he found himself on the verge of history with a chance at a third consecutive 300 game and a 900 series. He delivered the strike to become the 26th bowler to record a perfect series.

USBC Collegiate


Sectional field announced for 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships

2014ITCXBowlingLogo2_small.jpgThe nation's top college bowling teams can begin charting their course toward the 2015 national title as sectional-qualifying assignments were handed out Wednesday for the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships. The four sectional qualifiers will be held March 14-15 at 30 Strikes in Stratford, New Jersey; Cityview Lanes in Fort Worth, Texas; Stardust Bowl of Addison in Addison, Illinois; and Smyrna Bowl in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


Wichita State women's bowling team finishes regular season with a bang; win Hoosier Classic

Lady Shockers defeat Newman University by higher total pin fall after a tie in the deciding seventh game in the championship best four-out-of-seven match

2014WSUWichitaStateUniversityLogo_small.jpgThe Wichita State Lady Shocker's successfully defended the Hoosier Classic title held at Western Bowl in Indianapolis, Indiana this past weekend. The Lady Shockers faced Kansas natives Newman University in the championship best four-out-of-seven match, which went to the tenth frame of game seven. A failed spare conversion by Newman's anchor left the final game score tied at 162 to 162. Tournament rules gave tied matches to the higher total pinfall, in this case, the Lady Shockers (1,310 to 1,260).



New Jersey and North Texas to host Bowlmor AMF U.S. Opens

Registration for both tournaments will open April 6

2015USOpenLogo_small.jpg2015WUSOLogo_small.jpgBowlmor AMF will host and provide television sponsorship for Bowling's U.S. Open's in 2015. The 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open will take place at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, New Jersey, Aug. 31-Sept. 6. The 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open will take place at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8. Both events will feature a top prize of $50,000 and will be operated by USBC.

Team USA News


Devin Bidwell, Tommy Jones qualify to compete in XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015"


Devin Bidwell of Wichita, Kansas, and Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina, will represent Team USA at the prestigious 2015 Pan American Games this July 10-26 in Toronto, Canada. The qualifying process was based on performance at the 2015 USBC Team USA Trials and the 2015 USBC Masters. The Team USA women's representatives will be decided after the 2015 USBC Queens in May.

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