USBC Bowling News Overview

IBMA News

05/23/15

Bowlingdigital's Herbert Bickel selected for 2015 IBMA Luby Hall of Fame Award

BowlingdigitalEditorHerbertBickel_small.jpgBowlingdigital.com editor Herbert Bickel (pictured), one of the pioneers of online real-time coverage of bowling tournaments and news, has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Luby Hall of Fame Award by the International Bowling Media Association. The award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to print, broadcast, telecast or photographic coverage of bowling over an extended period of years. The award will be presented June 24 at International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas.

United States

05/23/15

USBC Hall of Famer Betty Barnes makes 50th Women's Championships appearance

Topaz Singles lead changes hands at National Bowling Stadium; there will be a BowlTV live broadcast from the Women's Championships this week

2015USBCWCBettyBarnes_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Betty Barnes (pictured) of Reno, Nevada, had a hometown celebration for her 50th USBC Women's Championships appearance May 18. The 81-year-old right-hander made her tournament debut at the 1958 event in San Francisco, and she received a plaque and pendant to welcome her as the latest member of the event's 50-Year Club. In her 50th appearance, Barnes rolled sets of 456 in singles, 441 in team and 391 in doubles for a 1,288 all-events total.

Team USA News

05/23/15

Shannon Pluhowsky, Liz Johnson qualify to represent Team USA in Pan American Games

2013WCLizJohnsonShannonPluhowsky_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsk of Dayton, Ohio, and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York (r-l), will represent Team USA at the prestigious 2015 Pan American Games this July in Toronto. The qualifying process was based on performance at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials and the 2015 USBC Queens. The Pan American Games are an Americas version of the Olympic Games which includes the Olympic program sports and others that are not part of the Olympics.

USBC News

05/21/15

USBC selected as finalist for national youth award

2015NCYSLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has been selected as one of five finalists for the National Council of Youth Sports S.T.R.I.V.E. Organization of the Year Award presented by AIG. The 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

05/21/15

California's Marv Sargent rolls the sixth perfect game at 2015 USBC Open Championships

Florida bowler Skip Hintz joins 50-year club; there will be two live stream broadcasts from the El Paso Convention Center this week

2015USBCOCMarvSargent_small.jpgMarv Sargent (pictured) has been one of the best doubles partners in recent history at the USBC Open Championships, but he was able to find individual success this week as he rolled the sixth perfect game of the 2015 event. The 56-year-old right-hander rolled 12 consecutive strikes between games of 189 and 196 for a 685 singles series May 17 at the El Paso Convention Center. Sargent started his day with a 687 set, helping him and Marc Scherlis into 13th place in Regular Doubles.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/20/15

Hall of famer Liz Johnson wins 2015 USBC Queens

2015USBCQueensLizJohnson_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson (pictured) of Cheektowaga, New York, added to her legacy Tuesday as she became the ninth bowler in history to win multiple titles at the USBC Queens, a PWBA event. In the title match at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., Johnson cruised to a 256-202 victory against rookie Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska. Johnson claimed the coveted Queens tiara and $20,000 top prize, while McCarthy took home $10,000 for second place.

2015 USBC Senior Queens

05/20/15

Robin Romeo makes history at 2015 USBC Senior Queens

2015USBCSQRobinRomeo3_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Robin Romeo (pictured) of Newhall, California, became the first woman in history to win back-to-back USBC Senior Queens titles as she defeated fellow hall of famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the second consecutive year. The 57-year-old right-hander earned $3,000 and the coveted Senior Queens tiara for the win Tuesday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., while Johnson took home $1,500 for the second-place effort.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/19/15

Erin McCarthy earns top seed for TV show at 2015 USBC Queens

Joining McCarthy in the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern will be Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky, defending champion Maria Rodriguez and Liz Kuhlkin

2015USBCQueensErinMcCarthy_small.jpgErin McCarthy (pictured) of Omaha, Nebraska, saved her best performance of the week for the right time and averaged 261 in her final two matches Monday to earn the top seed for the televised finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event. Joining McCarthy in the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern will be Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky, defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez and Liz Kuhlkin.

2015 USBC Senior Queens

05/19/15

Tish Johnson again top seed at USBC Senior Queens

Defending champion Robin Romeo, Mandy Wilson, Char Hammel and Lisa Wasson also advance to the stepladder finals to be broadcast live on BowlTV on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Eastern

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For the third consecutive year, USBC Hall of Famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, will bowl for the title at the USBC Senior Queens. The 52-year-old left-hander still is searching for her first win at the event. Defending champion Robin Romeo, Mandy Wilson, Char Hammel and Lisa Wasson also advance to the stepladder finals to be broadcast live on BowlTV on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Eastern

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/18/15

Defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez among undefeated players at 2015 USBC Queens

List of undefeated players includes six past champions

2015USBCQueensMariaJoseRodriguez_small.jpgDefending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez (pictured) of Colombia is getting more and more comfortable as time progresses at the 2015 USBC Queens, a PWBA event, and she is one of 16 players still undefeated in match play. The 26-year-old right-hander made two late charges Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley to sneak past Team USA member Josie Earnest of Nashville, Tennessee, (641-636) and fellow Team Colombia member Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, (606-590).

2015 USBC Senior Queens

05/18/15

Defending champion Robin Romeo flawless at USBC Senior Queens

2015USBCSQRobinRomeo2_small.jpgDefending champion Robin Romeo (pictured) of Newhall, California, is one of eight bowlers still perfect at the 2015 USBC Senior Queens. The 57-year-old right-hander earned the top seed for the double-elimination match-play bracket by averaging more than 207 through 15 games of qualifying and rolled through two matches Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley relatively untested. Match play will continue through Monday until the final five are determined for the stepladder finals. BowlTV will broadcast the finals on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Eastern.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/17/15

Verity Crawley top qualifier at USBC Queens

Top 64 players advance to the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2015USBCQueensVerityCrawley_small.jpg Verity Crawley (pictured) of Babson Park, Florida, was able to maintain her lead at the 2015 USBC Queens and while she didn't bowl as well in Saturday's final qualifying round, she gathered a lot of valuable information. The collegiate standout, a native of England, averaged more than 235 over 15 games this week to earn the top seed for the double-elimination match-play bracke. She'll take on No. 64 seed Natalie Cortese of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in the opening round.

2015 USBC Senior Queens

05/17/15

Robin Romeo top qualifier at USBC Senior Queens

Top 32 players advance to the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2015USBCSQRobinRomeo2_small.jpg Defending champion Robin Romeo (pictured) of Newhall, California, earned top qualifier honors Saturday as the 2015 USBC Senior Queens made the cut to match play. Romeo, a USBC Hall of Famer, finished qualifying with a 15-game total of 3,111 (207.4 average) at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. The top 32 players advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket, which begins Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Joanne Herman of Natick, Massachusetts, earned the final spot in match play with a 2,414 total.

United States

05/17/15

California team shakes up leaderboards at 2015 USBC Women's Championships

Members of Harbor Ladies of Eureka, California, move into the lead in Sapphire Team, Amethyst Singles, Amethyst All-Events and Topaz All-Events; new leaders emerge in Ruby Doubles

2015USBCWCHarborLadiesofEureka_small.jpgWhen the members of Harbor Ladies of Eureka, California (pictured), arrived at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, they had one goal in mind – to have fun. By the time they finished their nine games at the National Bowling Stadium, their mission had been accomplished, and they held the top spot in multiple events, including Sapphire Team, Amethyst Singles, Amethyst All-Events and Topaz All-Events.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/16/15

England's Verity Crawley surges into lead at USBC Queens

Singapore's Kristin Quah breaks the Queens five-game record with 1,297 (259.40 average) in the second round to jump into second place

2015USBCQueensVerityCrawley_small.jpg College bowler Verity Crawley (pictured), a native of England, surged into the lead Friday after the second round of qualifying at the 2015 USBC Queens. Crawley, who bowls for Webber International, has a 10-game total of 2,456 (245.6 average) as she jumped from second to the top spot at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. Singapore's Kristin Quah broke the Queens five-game record with 1,297 (259.4 average) in the second round and jumped into second place with 2,410.

2015 USBC Senior Queens

05/16/15

Robin Romeo remains atop USBC Senior Queens standings after Round 2

2015USBCSQRobinRomeo_small.jpg A day after easily taking the first-round lead, defending champion Robin Romeo (pictured) of Newhall, California, continued to dominate the field Friday at the 2015 USBC Senior Queens. The USBC Hall of Famer now has a 10-game total of 2,118 (211.8 average) heading into the final round of qualifying Saturday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. Romeo shot 1,080 in Thursday's first round and followed it up with 1,038 in Friday's second round.

2015 PWBA Tour #1

05/15/15

Kelly Kulick off to hot start at USBC Queens

2015USBCQueensKellyKulick_small.jpg Kelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, New Jersey, averaged more than 251 a game Thursday as she took the opening-round lead at the 2015 USBC Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event. Kulick, a two-time Queens champion, had a five-game total of 1,258 (251.6 average) to top the 2005-player field at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. Qualifying continues Friday with the second round and the event concludes with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

2015 USBC Senior Queens

05/15/15

Robin Romeo tops USBC Senior Queens field in Round 1

2015USBCSQRobinRomeo_small.jpg Defending champion Robin Romeo (pictured left) of Newhall, California, took the early lead as qualifying kicked off Thursday at the 2015 USBC Senior Queens. Romeo, a USBC Hall of Famer, fired a five-game total of 1,080 (216 average) to top the field at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. All 37 Senior Queens participants will bowl 15 games of qualifying, and the field then will be cut to the top 31, plus Romeo, for the double-elimination match-play bracket.

United States

05/13/15

Three bowlers join 50-year club at 2015 USBC Open Championships

There will be two live stream broadcasts from El Paso Convention Center this week

2015USBCOCErnieBeltz_small.jpg The 50-Year Club at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships got three new members this week at the El Paso Convention Center. Ernie Beltz (pictured) of Georgetown, Texas, who listed bowling with his two sons among his favorite memories at the USBC Open Championships, was escorted down Center Aisle by his son Mike on May 3. Fred Gordon of Cumberland Foreside, Maine, and Charles Tredway Sr. of Chester, New Jersey, eclipsed the 50-year mark on May 11.

United States

05/09/15

Defending champions back in lead at USBC Women's Championships

There will be one live BowlTV broadcast this week on May 10 at 7 pm. EDT

2014USBCWCTeamChampionBowlieveInACure_small.jpg Defending Diamond Team champion Bowlieve In A Cure of Arlington, Texas, highlighted an exciting couple of days at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships that saw the team's members surge into the lead in three events. Led by Tennelle Milligan's 740 series, Lynda Barnes, Shannon O'Keefe and Kendra Gaines returned to the top spot in the team standings with games of 864, 939 and 831 for a 2,634 total.

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