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Canada

05/24/13

Caroline Lagrange, David Simard repeat as Canadian National Champions in 2013

CTF names adult, youth and senior Team Canada

2013CNCCarolineLagrange_small.jpg2013CNCDavidSimard_small.jpgCaroline Lagrange (l.) and David Simard (r.) successfully defended the women's and men's title at the 2013 Canadian National Championships which were held May 17-21 at Laurentian Lanes in Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec. 171 adult, youth and senior bowlers, 109 men and 62 women, bowled 30 games over four days to determine the national champions and to bowl for spots on adult, youth and senior Team Canada.

Canada

05/05/13

Canadian Tenpin Federation President Cathy Innes to retire July 31st

Brian Von Richter has been elected as the new CTF President commencing August 1; Innes accepts a new position as Chair of the International Committee

200413CTFPresidentCathyInnes_small.jpgThe Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) has announced that Cathy Innes (pictured) will retire as president of CTF effective July 31, 2013 to allow for a prompt and orderly transition of leadership. During her nine-year tenure, Innes was instrumental in developing and appointing Unit Chairs to fulfill the committee work needed under the CTF governance model. She has accepted a new position as Chair of the International Committee. Brian Von Richter has been elected as the new CTF President commencing August 1, 2013.

Canada

03/27/13

2009 champion Caroline Lagrange requalifies for Bowling World Cup

Newcomer Larry Salvati to represent Canada in the men's division at 49th BWC edition in Siberia

2013BWCCanadianQualifier_small.jpg Caroline Lagrange (r.) of Montreal, Quebec, and Larry Salvati (l.) of Mississauga, Ontario, won the Bowling World Cup Canadian National Finals this past weekend at C & D Lanes in Woodstock, Ontario. Lagrange, who won the women's title in 2009, and Salvati, who had his first appearance at the BWC qualifier, will represent Canada this coming November 15-24 at the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), Russia.

United States

03/27/13

Tish Johnson beats Robin Romeo to win 23rd National Golden Ladies Classic

Janet Romig takes the title in the Super Senior Division

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Two USBC Hall of Famers battled it out for the title in the 23rd National Golden Ladies Classic March 21st at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States. Tish Johnson (center) of Colorado Springs, Co., added to her impressive title list with her first career "Senior" championship by defeating Robin Romeo of Newhall, Calif., 213-204. Johnson, who has won 25 professional women's titles in her career, pocketed $2,130 for the victory.

United States

03/11/13

Junior World Team Challenge goes international; gets WTBA and PABCON Certification

2013JuniorWorldTeamChallengeLogo_small.jpg The Junior World Team Challenge tournament has announced the recent certification by both World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) and Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON). The 18th annual event will be held June 20-23, 2013 at Suncoast Hotel & Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The Junior World Team Challenge, always a "must bowl" for many top youth and collegiate bowlers in the United States, is now one of only a few international events for youth bowlers.

Canada

02/18/13

Bill Rowe nominated to the ballot for the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

CanadianSportsHoFLogo_small.jpg 200405PBABillRowe_small.jpg Each year Canada's Sports Hall of Fame inducts a new class of athletes and builders whose stories of dedication, heartbreak, grace, triumph and glory, have inspired Canadians of all ages. Sandy Lowe, CTF High Performance Chair, has informed us that five-time Canadian Bowler of the Year Bill Rowe, 47, has been nominated to the ballot for the Class of 2013 Inductees.

Venezuela

02/07/13

Karen Marcano, Ildemaro Ruiz win 2013 Team Venezuela Trials

Earn automatic spots on Team Venezuela and will represent the country at the 2013 World Championships

2013VENTTKarenMarcano_small.jpg2012EBT12IldemaroRuiz2_small.jpgMultiple PABCON Champion Karen Marcano (l.) and PBA Tour player Ildemaro Ruiz Jr. (r.) won the 2013 Team Venezuela Trials. 31 men and 23 women faced six lane conditions over six days in a long format that featured eight games per day. The player with the highest 48-game total was declared the winner. The top five men plus PBA superstar Amleto Monacelli and top six women earned spots on Team Venezuela in 2013.

Breaking News

01/26/13

Kegel founder and CEO, John Davis, passes away

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It is with great sadness that Kegel has announced that its founder and CEO, John M. Davis passed away at the age of 64 this morning at his home in Winter Haven, Florida. John was a very generous and compassionate man, who absolutely loved the sport of bowling. John leaves behind a legacy that will impact the sport of bowling and those who knew him forever. He will be sadly missed by his mother, wife, four brothers, three children, and six grandchildren, along with his extended family at Kegel and throughout the bowling industry.

United States

01/22/13

Eight American homes with exceptional bowling alleys

Republished courtesy of Estately

20130122WhiteHouseLanes_small.jpgWhen President Obama returns to the White House for his second term, he'll have plenty of problems to deal with. First among them will be breaking up Vice President Joe Biden's raucous second Inauguration Day Kegger and Hot Pocket Feast in the White House bowling alley. However, parties in the basement bowling alley aren't unique to presidents with boisterous VPs, but also for anyone who owns a home with a bowling alley. If that sounds like fun you could spend $75,000—$336,000 to install one in your home, or just shell out a few million to buy one of these homes for sale that come with one built in.

Colombia

12/18/12

Jaime Gonzalez, Rocio Restrepo win Colombian National Team Tryouts

Top six men and six women earn will represent Colombia at international events in 2013

2011WWCRocioRestrepo_small.jpgJaime Gonzalez of Risaralda and Rocio Restrepo (left) of Bogota emerged as the men's and women's champion at the Colombian National Team Tryouts which were contested Dec. 7-10 at Bolera el Salitre in Bogotá and Dec. 12-15 at Coliseo de Bolo in Cali. 44 women and 74 men bowled eight blocks of eight games (64 games overall) on seven different WTBA patterns to determine the top six men and six women who earned automatic spots on the national team and will represent Colombia at international events in 2013.

Canada

12/18/12

Canadian Tenpin Federation makes selections for 2013 Team Canada

CTFLogo2_small.jpgThe Canadian Tenpin Federation Team Selection committee has made their choices for the final two men and two women who will make up the 2013 Team Canada. The top six men and six women at the Canadian National Championships plus two additional men and two women, who apply for the positions, will represent Canada at international events in 2013. The women selected were Samantha How and Alyssa Cicconi while Patrick Girard and Mark Buffa were selected for the men.

United States

12/16/12

Floridian sets Bowling World Record for most strikes thrown in a minute

20121210ChadMcLean9Strikesinaminute_small.jpg Chad McLean is what you might call an overachiever, the Huffington Post reported. The Florida native has just broken the Guinness World Record for most strikes thrown in one minute, bowling nine strikes in that time frame at the AMF Alley Katz bowling alley in Gainesville, Fla., on Monday. The previous record was set in 2011 by Colin Champion, who threw eight. Remarkably, this is McLean's second bowling achievement to earn him a spot in Guinness.

United States

12/09/12

Markiewicz, Leong, Romeo, Hammel conclude International Senior Open with Masters victory

2012ISOBobMarkiewicz_small.jpgThe 2012 International Senior Open concluded Saturday with the Masters finals at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev. The top six players in All Events in each division bowled five games round robin match play to determine the champion. Bob Markiewicz (pictured) of San Diego, Calif., defeated Toshihiro Kaji of Japan in the last match of the men's senior division (ages 50-60), 300-279, to claim the victory worth $500. Other champions were Terry Leong of Henderson, Nev., Robin Romeo of Newhall, Calif., and Char Hammel of Las Vegas.

United States

12/08/12

U.S teams capture three of four cashers' spots in the team event at International Senior Open

The top six players in All Events advance to the divisional Masters finals Saturday at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas

2012ISOTeam1stPlace_small.jpgKerry Painter, John Bertolina, David Chew and Max Shellabarger, all United States, won the four-player team at the International Senior Open and the $4,000 top prize Friday at Red Rock Resort Casino Lanes in Las Vegas. Powered by Painter's 1546 series (257.67 ave.) the team totaled 5519 pins, an average of 229.96. The team event also decided the winners in All Events with the top six players from each division advancing to the Masters finals on Saturday.

United States

12/07/12

U.S teams dominate on the first day of the team event at International Senior Open

2012ISOLogo_small.jpgBowlers from the United States dominated the first day of the Team event in the International Senior Open Thursday at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev. Howie Partell, Bob Markiewicz, Ken Meryman and Vaughn Doody joined forces to take the lead with 5509 pinfall total and an average of 229.54 for six games. Meryman and Markiewicz led the team with the field-best 1478 and 1442 series or an individual average of 246.33 and 240.33, resp. The Team event continues Friday with the re-entry squads.

United States

12/05/12

Bowlers "Double Down" in Las Vegas at the International Senior Open

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Day two of competition in the International Senior Open, hosted by Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev., was the doubles event with players competing in three divisions, Men's, Women's and Mixed. USA players topped the leaderboards once again. Each winning team received a check for $1,000. The high three-game doubles set was rolled by the Mixed Division team of Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., and Char Hammel, Las Vegas, Nev., (r-l) with a combined scratch score of 1449.

United States

12/04/12

U.S bowlers sweep Singles titles on the first day of the International Senior Open

Kerry Painter, Terry Leong, Robin Romeo and Char Hammel win men's and women's Senior and Super Senior divisions

2012ISOKerryPainter_small.jpg2012ISORobinRomeo_small.jpgU.S. bowlers swept the Singles titles in the International Senior Open Monday at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev. Kerry Painter (l.) of nearby Henderson, Nev. fired games of 278, 266 and 279 to win the Men's Senior division and the $1,000 top prize with 823 total (274.33 avg.). On the women's side, Robin Romeo (r.) of Newhall, Calif. rolled games of 278, 256 and 225 to easily win the Women's Senior division with 759 (253.00).

United States

12/03/12

International Senior Open gets underway at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas

Event features two age divisions for both men and women and total prize fund of more than $12,000

2012RedRockLanes2_small.jpgThe inaugural International Senior Open gets underway Monday morning, Dec. 3 with the Singles event at Red Rock Lanes, a 60-laner within Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. The tournament, which runs through Saturday, Dec. 8, features two age divisions for men (50-60, 61 and older) and women (45-55, 56 and older). Bowlers will compete for medals and total prize fund of more than $12,000 in Singles, Doubles, Team and Masters.


United States

11/13/12

International Senior Open to start December 2nd at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas

Senior event features two age divisions for both men and women and total prize fund of more than $12,000

2012RedRockResort2_small.jpgThe inaugural International Senior Open will be held at the famous Red Rock Lanes, a 60-laner within Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. United States, from Dec. 2-8, 2012. The tournament features two different age divisions for both men and women - Men 50-60, Men 61 and older, Women 45-55 and Women 56 and older. Bowlers will compete for medals and more than $12,000 prize money in Singles, Doubles, Team and Masters on two different lane conditions.

United States

11/11/12

2012 Storm National Mixed Championships comes to a close

2012NBS_small.jpg The 2012 Storm National Mixed Championships ended in dramatic fashion as new leaders emerged in 10 divisions at the National Bowling Stadium during the tournament's final weekend. Jackie Wyckoff of Campbell, Calif., led the way as she captured the top spot in three events, while Renee Steele of Carson City, Nev., and John Bertolina of Henderson, Nev., each grabbed the lead in two events. All standings are considered unofficial until final verifications are made.

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