2009-10

2009-10 PBA Tour #8

12/10/09

Two-hander Cassidy Schaub retains lead in Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open

PBA rookie rolls back-to-back 300 games in setting PBA 16-game scoring record

200910PBACassidySchaub_small.jpgRookie Cassidy Schaub (pictured left) of Ashland, Ohio, set a Professional Bowlers Association 16-game scoring record Wednesday, averaging 257.25 to retain the second round lead in the Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open presented by the United States Bowling Congress at Northrock Lanes. Schaub, a two-handed bowler who throws the ball from the left side of his body, posted a 16-game total of 4,116 pins including back to back 300 games in the second block to erase the PBA record of 4,095 set by John Mazza in Las Vegas in 1996.

2009-10 PBA Tour #8

12/09/09

Two-hander Schaub leads PBA Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open

First-year pro averages 258 on USBC's first "test" lane condition for league bowlers

200910PBACassidySchaub_small.jpgCassidy Schaub (l.), a two-handed bowler who throws the ball from the left side, averaged 258.7 Tuesday to take the first round lead in the Lumber Liquidators PBA Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open presented by the United States Bowling Congress at Northrock Lanes. Schaub, a 26-year-old first-year Professional Bowlers Association member from Polk, Ohio, finished the first eight qualifying games on the USBC "Red" lane conditioning pattern, with a total of 2,070 pins and a 27-pin lead over 15-time PBA Tour titlist Jason Couch of Clermont, Fla. Couch had 2,043 pins.

2009-10 PBA Tour #8

12/05/09

PGA Champion Woody Austin to compete in PBA Red, White and Blue Open

Three-time professional golf champion joins field as PBA Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour returns to action

2009PGAChampionWoodyAustin_small.jpgThree-time Professional Golfers Association champion Woody Austin is going to bowl with the world’s best bowlers in the Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open presented by the USBC at Northrock Lanes beginning Tuesday. What will make the Red, White and Blue Open unique will be holding competition on three different lane conditioning patterns which are being developed by the USBC in cooperation with the BPAA for optional use in grassroots league competition.

2009-10 PBA Tour #8

12/04/09

PBA Tour continues with Red, White and Blue Open presented by USBC

Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan. (Dec. 8-13, 2009)

PBAEst1958_small.jpgThe 2009-10 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour continues with the Red, White and Blue Open presented by the United States Bowling Congress to be held at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan. from Dec. 8-13, 2009. This is a unique Professional Bowlers Association competition, open to amateurs as well as professionals, which will be contested for the first time ever on USBC-approved "red, white and blue" lane conditions patterns which will be introduced to the USBC league bowling population on an optional basis for the 2010-11 season.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

12/01/09

PBA World Championship finalists are eager for Dec. 13 showdown

$50,000 prize, two-year exemption, first major title on the line for top four qualifiers

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpg200910PBARhinoPage_small.jpgFour of the world's top players will arrive in Wichita with high hopes of winning their first PBA major title Sunday, Dec. 13, at Northrock Lanes when the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour hosts its first live ESPN-televised final of the season, the 2009 PBA World Championship: Reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott (l.), former PBA Rookie of the Year Rhino Page (r.), newly-crowned PBA Chameleon Champion Bill O'Neill and promising newcomer Thomas Smallwood.


PBA WSOB

09/07/09

PBA Mega TV Weekend

Saturday and Sunday Results

PBAWSOBLogo_small.jpgA roster of more than 30 of the world’s top bowling stars, including the finalists in the PBA Women’s and Senior World Championships is set for a grand finale television weekend Saturday and Sunday Sept 5 and 6 to conclude the five-week PBA World Series of Bowling. Thunderbowl’s Arena Bay in Detroit will come full circle as the site for six ESPN television events at noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. each day. These scores may not have been broadcast on television yet.

2009-10 PBA Tour #6

09/06/09

Jurek ends record 14-year title quest in PBA Shark Championship

Kulick tops Dorin-Ballard for second PBA Women's Series title

200910PBA06JackJurekKellyKulick2_small.jpgJack Jurek (l.) of Lackawanna, N.Y., ended a Professional Bowlers Association record 14-year void between titles when he defeated Mike Fagan of Patchogue, N.Y., in a one-ball, sudden-death roll-off to win the PBA Shark Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes. In the final PBA "animal pattern" championships of the inaugural PBA World Series of Bowling, Kelly Kulick (r.) of Union, N.J., defeated Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, 198-182, to win the women's Shark Championship.

2009-10 PBA Tour #5

09/06/09

Victory in PBA Scorpion Championship revives DeVaney's career

Pluhowsky records back-to-back titles with PBA Women's Series victory

200910PBA05MikeDeVaney_small.jpg200910PBA05ShannonPluhowsky_small.jpgSan Diego's Mike DeVaney (l.) salvaged his bowling career when he defeated Australia's Jason Belmonte, 189-170, to win the Professional Bowlers Association's Scorpion Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes. In the Women's Scorpion Championship that also aired Sunday on ESPN, Shannon Pluhowsky (r.) of Phoenix defeated Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 192-177, for back-to-back PBA Women's Series presented by BOWL.COM victories.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/06/09

Kulick wins PBA Women's World Championship and berth in Tournament of Champions

Sullins captures PBA Senior World Championship for first win in 15 years

2009PBAWWCHarrySullinsKellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick earned the right to become the first woman to bowl in the PBA Tournament of Champions thanks to her victory in the inaugural PBA Women's World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes in suburban Detroit. Kulick defeated Shannon Pluhowsky, 219-204, to win the newly-created major championship for women bowlers. The PBA Senior World Championship was resurrected after lying dormant since 2002. and Detroit area favorite Harry Sullins celebrated a long-awaited win to end a 15-year winless dry spell.

2009-10 PBA Tour #4

09/05/09

After 81 Events, Bill O'Neill wins his first title in PBA Chameleon Championship

Pluhowsky tops Dorin-Ballard to capture her second PBA Women's Series title

200910PBA04BillONeillShannonPluhowsky2_small.jpgAfter four years and 81 tournaments, Bill O'Neill (pictured left) of Southampton, Pa., shed his "can't miss" label and defeated Ronnie Russell of Indianapolis, 205-192, to win his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title in the PBA Chameleon Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes. As part of the Chameleon Championships telecast Sunday on ESPN, Shannon Pluhowsky (right) of Phoenix won the Women's Chameleon title, racing past Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, 268-204.

2009-10 PBA Tour #3

09/05/09

Page out-strikes Ciminelli to capture PBA Viper Championship

Liz Johnson earns her first PBA Women's Series singles title

200910PBA03LizJohnsonRhinoPage_small.jpgSporting a shaved head in support of a friend undergoing cancer treatment, and playing a style of game outside his normal comfort zone, Rhino Page (pictured right) out-struck Ryan Ciminelli to win the PBA Viper Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes. As part of the PBA World Series of Bowling finals, Liz Johnson (left) won her first PBA Women's Series presented by BOWL.COM singles title, defeating Lynda Barnes, 211-196, for the women's Viper Championship.


2009-10 PBA Tour #1

09/05/09

Williams wins PBA Motor City Open for record 46th career title

PBA's all-time titles leader extends victory streak to 17 consecutive seasons

200910PBA01WalterRayWilliams3_small.jpg200910PBA01ChrisBarnes2_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (l.) has already ventured into territory no bowler in history has seen, but when he rallied to defeat Chris Barnes (r.), 238-230, and win the Professional Bowlers Association's Motor City Open at Thunderbowl Lanes, he broke new ground even for himself. Williams won a record 46th title in a PBA Tour career that began in 1983, and he extended his PBA record for winning at least one title to 17 consecutive seasons.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/05/09

Malott to bowl for first major title in PBA World Championship

It'll be Miller vs. Sullins, Pluhowsky vs. Kulick for Senior and Women's World Championships titles

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpgReigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year Wes Malott (pictured left) of Pflugerville, Texas, will get his chance to win the PBA World Championship and his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour major title on Dec. 13 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan. Thomas Smallwood, Rhino Page and Bill O'Neill also advanced to the finals on Dec. 13. Earning berths in the Women's World Championships title match were Shannon Pluhowsky and Kelly Kulick. Harry Sullins and Hugh Miller are the Senior World Championships finalists.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/05/09

Malott advances in upset-filled PBA World Championships

Eleven of 16 seeded players eliminated in Friday's early best-of-seven-game match play action

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, is still alive in the PBA World Championships tripleheader at Thunderbowl Lanes, but 11 of the 16 players who earned byes for two rounds went home Friday. In total, one of seven players in the PBA World Championship, three of four women in the Women's World Championship, and one of four in the Senior World Championship who were exempt from the first two rounds of best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play survived Friday's early rounds. Malott, the top qualifier in the men's field, defeated Martin Larsen of Sweden, 4-3, to advance to Friday night's Round of 8.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/04/09

Malott, Mohr, Pluhowsky pace PBA World Championships qualifiers

Swede Martin Larsen advances to Round of 16

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpg2009PBAS08RonMohr_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott (l.) led the field of 40 PBA World Championship finalists at Thunderbowl Lanes Thursday by sitting on the sidelines, resting. Malott, Ron Mohr (r.) and Shannon Pluhowsky were the top qualifiers after 24 games in the PBA, PBA Women's and PBA Senior World Championships, respectively, which earned each of them – and a handful of others – byes for the first two rounds of best-of-seven-game, single elimination match play.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/03/09

Malott, Mohr, Kulick pace PBA World Championships after three rounds

Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. (Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2009)

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott (pictured left) of Pflugerville, Texas, claimed the third round lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes Wednesday. Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., and Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, retained their leads in the PBA Women's and Senior World Championships, respectively. The top 40 men, 36 seniors and 20 women's advance to a six-game cashers round Thursday morning to determine seeding positions for best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play rounds

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/02/09

Scroggins, Mohr, Kulick atop the leaderboards in PBA World Championships after Round Two

Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. (Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2009)

2007PBAMikeScroggins_small.jpg2009PBAS08RonMohr_small.jpgMike Scroggins (l.), trying for his third PBA major title, took the second round lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes Tuesday. First round leaders Kelly Kulick and Ron Mohr (r.) retained their leads in the PBA Women's and Senior World Championships respectively. All players in the three PBA World Championship events will bowl one more six-game qualifying round Wednesday to cut to the top 40 men, top 20 seniors and top 20 women


2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/01/09

Williams, Mohr, Kulick hold early PBA World Championships leads

Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. (Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2009)

200809PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpg200910PBAWSKellyKulick_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured left) seeking an eighth major title and a record 46th Professional Bowlers Association Tour victory, averaged 244.17 to take the early lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes on Monday. Three-time 2009 PBA Senior Tour champion Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, and Kelly Kulick (right) of Union, N.J., led the Senior and Women's World Championships, respectively. 

2009-10 PBA Tour #6

08/30/09

Malott gets revenge against Page in PBA Shark Championships

Kulick wins rematch against USBC Queens champion Johnson

KellyKulick_small.jpg2009PBAKoBWesMalott_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott (l.) of Pflugerville, Texas, avenged his 2008 PBA Shark Championship title match loss to Rhino Page of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Kelly Kulick (r.) of Union, N.J., won a stunning rematch battle against USBC Queens champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., in the PBA Women's Shark Championship semifinals Saturday night at Thunderbowl Lanes. The finals will be contested on Saturday, Sept. 6.


2009-10 PBA Tour #6

08/30/09

Page, Dorin-Ballard advance in PBA Shark Championships

Injury-plagued Tim Mack eliminates men's top qualifier Norm Duke

200910PBATimMack_small.jpg200809PBARhinoPage_small.jpgDefending PBA Shark Champion Rhino Page (l.) of Wesley Chapel Fla., and No. 1 Women's Shark Championship qualifier Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, led their respective fields into the final round of match play at Thunderbowl Lanes Saturday night. In another Round of 8 filled with upsets, Shark Championships top qualifier Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., was eliminated in a tense 4-3 best-of-seven-game match by injury-plagued Tim Mack (r.) of Indianapolis.

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