PBA Interviews

PBA News

11/11/09

Jason Belmonte: The Interview

200910PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpgWhen Jason Belmonte first used two hands to throw a bowling ball down the lane as a boy, no one could have foreseen that twenty years later he would light the bowling world on fire with an excitement that the sport has not quite seen since the days when Mark Roth tore through the Tour with little more than a plastic ball and a mangled thumb. At the conclusion of the The Next Revolution, a USBC series of exhibitions and coaching clinics, last weekend, Belmonte sat down to chat with BOWL.com.

PBA Interview

03/03/09

Q&A with PBA CEO and Commissioner Fred Schreyer

Fred_Schreyer_5719.jpg Entering the home stretch of the PBA's Golden Anniversary Season, we thought it would be a good time to check in with Fred Schreyer, Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Bowlers Association and Commissioner of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour and get an update on the state of affairs in the world of professional bowling. Schreyer answers questions about changes on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour, the ESPN deal, Australian two-hander, Jason Belmonte, the new Gemini jerseys, the PBA Women's Series, media coverage, the 50th Anniversary PBA Gala and more.

PBA Interview

02/04/09

Interview with Rhino Page

By Joan Taylor for Bowlingdigital.com

200809PBA12DoubleRhinoPage_small.jpg 2008TeamUSARhinoPage_small.jpg Rhino Page, 2008's PBA Rookie of the Year is now in his "sophomore" year on the tour. By winning his first title, the Go RVing Classic in Norwich Connecticut on March 9, he not only became exempt for the 2008-2009 tour, but also became a player in the 2009 H&R Block Tournament of Champions. Looking back on the last 12 months, Rhino had many thoughts. BWAA member and award-winning writer Joan Taylor talked with Rhino for Bowlingdigital.com.

PBA Interview

11/16/08

Keeping it professional on the PBA Tour By Mary Buckheit

Republished courtesy of ESPN Page 2 - United States (Nov. 14, 2008)

20081114SeanRash_small.jpg Pop quiz: What do millions of Americans do for recreation?
In the words of The Dude, "Oh, the usual: bowl, drive around, the occasional acid flashback."
While we can't speak to the latter, research supports that bowling is in fact one of the most-played sports in the land. We figured Chris Paul, King James and millions of Americans can't be wrong, so our Mary Buckheit deodorized her rentals, cleared the kindling and lined up with Sean Rash -- the PBA Tour's 26-year-old young gun, winner of last year's USBC Masters.


PBA Interview

09/18/08

An interview with Chris Paul

Professional basketball players, led by NBA All-Star and avid bowler Chris Paul, will compete on another form of hardwood this weekend as he matches up with professional bowler Chris Barnes for the inaugural Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by the brands of Ebonite International which will be airing on ESPN Oct. 19th. In a media teleconference on Wednesday, Sept. 17th, Paul, New Orleans Hornets Point Guard and Olympic Gold medalist, spoke about this weekend's event to benefit Charity in Winston-Salem and to kick off the 2008-09 PBA season.

Interview

02/16/08

Beware the Charging Rhino!

By Joan Taylor for Bowlingdigital.com

2007PBA09RhinoPage_small.jpg I sat with Rhino Page at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas and found that at the tender age of 24, this young person already has it together. Like his fellow TEAM USA members and the pro players, he has an overwhelming passion for the game and sport of bowling. In turn, bowling has been good to him thus far. Rhino Page decided to get his PBA card in October and has come within tasting distance of his first pro title, finishing twice in second place under the television lights.


PBA Interview

08/07/07

Kirk von Krueger discusses PBA Women's Series

Denny's PBA Tour Director talks about mini women's tour to take place in 2007

Kirk van Krueger.jpg This week, the Professional Bowers Association (PBA) sat down with Kirk von Krueger (pictured), Director of the Denny's PBA Tour, to discuss the upcoming PBA Women's Series, a special four event mini-season to take place during the 2007-08 Denny's PBA Tour season. The series, sponsored by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), will feature 16 women who will earn exemptions through the PBA Women's Tour Trials. The Tour Trials will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Women's Open, a USBC event, which takes place Aug. 13-18 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

PBA Interview

05/25/07

Cain prepares for first PBA Tour Trials

2007 Dick Weber Open finalist talks about his inaugural trip to the Denny's PBA Tour Trials

2006EBT18AndrewCain_small.jpg With the 2007 Lake County Indiana Denny's Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour Trials rapidly approaching, Andrew Cain has been busy mentally and physically preparing for the competition but managed to take time out of his schedule to talk with the PBA about his first-ever trip to the event in June. Last year in his first event as a PBA member, Cain finished fourth in the 2007 Dick Weber Open in an attempt to become just the third bowler to win a title in his PBA debut. A former U.S. Amateur Champion,

PBA Interview

05/19/07

Kulick looking to repeat historic feat

First woman to earn exemption on Denny's PBA Tour talks about returning to Tour Trials

2007KellyKulick_small.jpg This week, the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) caught up with Kelly Kulick, who last year became the first woman to earn a full-season exemption on the Denny's PBA Tour, to discuss her return to the Denny's PBA Tour Trials. Kulick will attempt to repeat her historic feat May 29-June 3 at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville, Ind., in the 2007 Lake County Indiana Denny's PBA Tour Trials.

PBA Interview

03/14/07

PBA goes one-on-one with Kirk von Krueger

Director of Denny's PBA Tour discusses 2007 Denny's World Championship

Kirk van Krueger.jpg This week, the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) sat down with Kirk von Krueger, Director of the Denny's PBA Tour, to discuss changes and upgrades to the 2007 Denny's World Championship. The third of four Major events on the Tour schedule, takes place March 18-25 at Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming, Mich., and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich. The event is open only to PBA members and offers a $50,000 top prize along with a four-season Tour exemption.

PBA Interview

10/05/06

PBA goes one-on-one with Kirk von Krueger

Director of Denny's PBA Tour discusses changes for 2006-07 season

Kirk van Krueger.jpg With the 2006-07 Denny's Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour season just weeks away, the PBA sat down with Kirk von Krueger, Director of the Denny's PBA Tour, to discuss changes that will take place during the upcoming season.

PBA Interview

03/02/06

PBA goes one-on-one with Kirk von Krueger

Director of Denny's PBA Tour discusses 2006 Denny's World Championship and 2006 Denny's PBA Tour Trials

Kirk van Krueger.jpg DPBATourLogoS.jpg This week, the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) sat down with Kirk von Krueger, Director of the Denny's PBA Tour, to discuss changes and upgrades to both the 2006 Denny's World Championship and the 2006 Denny's PBA Tour Trials.

PBA Interview

02/22/06

PBA Interview

The 23-year-old talks about becoming first non-exempt bowler to win Tour title

Sean_Rash_4314.jpg One week ago, Sean Rash made history by becoming the first non-exempt Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) member to win a Denny's PBA Tour event when he captured the 2006 West Virginia Championship after qualifying for the event through the Denny's PBA Tour Qualifying Round. The 23-year-old from Wichita, Kan., sat down last week to talk about his journey from struggling qualifier to Tour champion.

PBA Interview

12/08/05

Interview with Bill Spigner

3-time PBA champion, ABC Hall of Famer, bowling center proprietor and host of many PBA events

Bill_Spigner_5724.jpg The fifth stop of the 2005 PBA National Tour, the Chicago Classic, was held at Hawthorn Lanes in Vernon Hills, Ill. Bowlingdigital has interviewed the owner, Bill Spigner, who has now hosted 20 PBA tournaments in his center. The 56-year-old ABC Hall of Famer has won three PBA National titles and finished second in the 1979 ABC Masters.

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