Thailand

08/12/16

Svensson, Cooley shoot 300 to earn No. 1 and 2 seed for TV finals

2016WBTThailandJesperSvensson_small.jpg2016WBTThailandSamCooley_small.jpg Jesper Svensson of Sweden and Sam Cooley of Australia finished the fourth round of the World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament with a perfect game to secure the No. 1 and 2 seed for the eight-player TV stepladder finals Friday at Blu-O Paragon Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand. Svensson (l.) had games of 249, 211, 237, 212, 259 and 300 for 1468 total and an average of 244.67. Cooley (r.) was 40 pins behind in second place with 1428.

Thailand

08/11/16

Francis Tan wins both rounds Thursday at WBT Thailand

Malaysian shoots 1460 series to lead the remaining 12 bowlers into a fourth round clash with the top 8 qualifiers; WBT women's point ranking leader, Danielle McEwan is the only woman in Friday's Round of 20

2016WBTThailandFrancisTan_small.jpg Francis Tan, a two-handed player from Malaysia, who led the second round earlier this afternoon at Blu-O Paragon Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand, with 1318, improved by 142 pins to also win the third round in the World Bowling Tour Thailand event with 1460 and an average of 243.33. Tanstarted his six-game set with four consistently high games (235, 224, 223 and 232) before he ran away with 268 and 278. Tan will lead the top 12 into a fourth round clash on Friday morning with the top 8 qualifiers, who bypassed Thursday's round 2 and 3.

Industry News

08/11/16

Jackie Carbonetto announced as promotions coordinator for EBI

2015PWBATourJackieCarbonetto_small.jpg Ebonite International has announced Jackie Carbonetto as Promotions Coordinator. She will start in her new position on August 15, 2016. Carbonetto's announcement comes a day after the brands of Ebonite International announced a two-year agreement with International Bowling Campus Youth Development to become the presenting sponsor of the Junior Gold Championships. Many of Carbonetto's responsibilities will revolve around the facilitation of this event. She will be reporting to Rob Gotchall, marketing manager - players, promotions and events.

Thailand

08/11/16

Francis Tan sets the pace in Round 2 at WBT Thailand

2016WBTThailandRound2FinalistsTop3_small.jpg Francis Tan of Malaysia set the pace in Round 2 at the World Bowling Tour Thailand event Thursday afternoon at Blu-O Paragon Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand, to lead the top 10 into the third round with 1318 pinfall total and an average of 219.67 for six games. Tan (center) beat out Thailand's Pawat Ungtrakul (l.) for the top spot by 30 pins. Third place belonged to junior Team USA member Kamron Doyle (r.), who was further six pins behind Pawat with 1282, including a 249 last game.

Thailand

08/11/16

Sean Rash wins qualifying in World Bowling Tour Thailand event

2016WBTThailandSeanRash_small.jpg Former PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash, United States, averaged 256.33 for nine games to win the qualifying in the World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament and to lead 42 players into the finals starting on Thursday at Blu-O Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand. The nine-time PBA champion (pictured), who won the WBT Thailand event in 2013, had three-game series of 814, 789 and 704 to lead the 83-player field from 18 countries with 2307 total. Rash and the next seven players received two byes.

USBC Youth

08/10/16

The Brands of Ebonite join Junior Gold as presenting sponsor

2013EboniteLogo_small.jpgThe Brands of Ebonite International – Ebonite, Track, Hammer, and Columbia 300 – have become the presenting sponsor of the Junior Gold Championships after agreeing to a two-year sponsorship deal with IBC Youth Development. The sponsorship deal includes several exciting features, including a scholarship program that will award a total of $20,000 to Junior Gold bowlers across the country, and the opportunity for four bowlers to receive a special trip to Ebonite's headquarters.

World Bowling Tour

08/10/16

2016 World Bowling Tour Schedule & Champions

Schedule currently features nine events, six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany, Thailand and United States

2016WBTLogo_small.jpg In its sixth season since the inception in the year 2011, the 2016 World Bowling Tour features eight regular tournaments, including six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany and Thailand. The ninth event and the only WBT "major" this season is the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII to be staged from November 27 through December 11, 2016 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States. The next stop is the World Bowling Tour Thailand scheduled for August 6-12 in Bangkok, Thailand.

2016 ISBT #6

08/10/16

Martina Beckel, Steven Jeeves repeat at 11th Dutch Senior Open

2016ISBT06MartinaBeckelStevenJeeves_small.jpgFor the second time this International Seniors Bowling Tour season, Martina Beckel of Germany and Steven Jeeves won the women's and men's title, this time in the Dutch Senior Open which concluded Sunday at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Beckel and Jeeves (l-r) also won the 50+ Euro Bowling Open in Antwerp, Belgium, in April. With 134 men and 37 women taking part, the numbers included 75 Dutch bowlers, making this the largest tournament on the 2016 ISBT.

2016 ISBT

08/10/16

2016 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 events in 5 countries

2016ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 International Seniors Bowling Tour will consist of 10 tournaments in five countries, three Germany, two each in Belgium, France and The Netherlands, and one in Italy. In each event, men and women age 50 and over bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The ISBT Masters Finals for the 2015 season will be held on September 2 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. The 2016 Masters will be held in 2017.

2016 PBA50 Tour #13

08/10/16

Eddie Graham wins PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship

Graham outlasts Bob Learns Jr., 186-156, in grueling title match for his first career PBA50 Tour title

2016PBA5013EddieGraham_small.jpg Eddie Graham of Centerville, Ohio, joined the PBA50 Tour in June and immediately made an impact by qualifying for match play in eight consecutive tournaments. He parlayed that success into a win in the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship Tuesday at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In a title match where strikes were hard to come by and spares were good enough, Graham (center) defeated Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 186-156, for his first career PBA50 Tour title.

2016 PBA50 Tour

08/10/16

2016 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

2016 PBA50 Tour features 15 events including four "Majors"

PBA50Logo_small.jpg The 2016 PBA50 Tour for players 50 years of age and older (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 15 tournaments in seven States, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota and Indiana. The extended PBA50 schedule includes four "majors", PBA Senior U.S. Open (May 29-June 3), USBC Senior Masters (June 19-25), PBA50 World Championship (July 17-23) and the PBA50 National Championship which will conclude the 2016 season at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind., USA (Aug. 14-17).

USBC Equipment Specification

08/10/16

USBC affirms decision to revoke approval of two Motiv balls

2016MOTIVJackalCarnageandCarnage_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has affirmed the decision to revoke USBC approval of the Motiv brand Jackal and Jackal Carnage bowling balls. Motiv requested an appeal of the March 15, 2016 decision to revoke approval of the balls. The USBC Equipment Specifications Committee heard the appeal, reviewed the facts and circumstances, and has affirmed the revocation decision.

2016 PWBA Tour #9-11

08/08/16

Titles in three PWBA events decided at U.S. Women's Open site

SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains information about the stepladder finals of PWBA events that will air on CBS Sports Network in August.

2016PWBALogo_small.jpgThe Professional Women's Bowling Association conducted the stepladder finals for three events at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Illinois, on Sunday, and the finals will air on CBS Sports Network this month. The PWBA Lexington Open, PWBA Rochester Open, and PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open finals are part of the CBS Sports Network television package with the United States Bowling Congress. CBS Sports Network is televising 23 bowling events, including 13 PWBA Tour events, this year.

PWBA News

08/08/16

2016 PWBA Tour Schedule & Champions

SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains information about the stepladder finals of PWBA events that will air on CBS Sports Network in August.

2016PWBALogo_small.jpg The Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour, which was re-launched in 2015 after nearly a dozen years, has released the PWBA Tour schedule for 2016, featuring 10 regular-season events, four "majors" and stops from coast to coast. The 2016 PWBA schedule kicked off April 28 with the PWBA Las Vegas Open at Texas Station and will conclude with back-to-back "majors", the U.S. Women's Open and The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship.

2016 PWBA Tour #13

08/08/16

Liz Johnson claims fifth U.S. Women's Open title

2016PWBA13LizJohnson_small.jpgFor the third consecutive time, and fifth overall, USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson will be taking home the U.S. Women's Open trophy, and she will savor every moment. Johnson (pictured), of Cheektowaga, New York, won four consecutive matches Sunday at Stardust Bowl, including a 208-143 victory over Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, in the title match, to capture her fifth U.S. Women's Open title. Her first one came 20 years ago, and she also won in 2007, 2013, and 2015.

England

08/07/16

Europe romp to Weber glory

2016WeberCupChampionEurope_small.jpg Europe has retained the partypoker Weber Cup as they took the required point for victory in front of a jubilant crowd Sunday evening at EventCity in Manchester, England. It was the European's fourth consecutive victory – a record for the event. Captain Dominic Barrett was the man who delivered the killer blow as he defeated America's Wes Malott in a close fought match, 242-221. Established in 2000, the Weber Cup is the tenpin bowling version of golf's Ryder Cup.

England

08/07/16

Europe one point away from victory at Weber Cup

2016WeberCupJesperSvensson_small2.jpg Europe stand on the brink of yet another partypoker Weber Cup win as they took the fourth session five matches to two to leave themselves within one point of victory. 21 year-old Swede Jesper Svensson (pictured) was the star of the show as he came through his four matches with four wins to set Europe on the road. Making his debut, Svensson is on course for top points scorer honors. With his unorthodox approach and two-handed delivery, he has looked unbeatable as he settled into the event.

England

08/07/16

Europe restore their big lead as US falter

2016WeberCupTeamEurope_small.jpgTeam Europe (pictured) restored their five point lead at the 2016 partypoker Weber Cup as they claimed the Saturday evening session 4-3 to increase the overall score to 13-8 at EventCity in Manchester, England. After the USA took the opening Baker, Europe reeled off three straight wins before the Americans rallied with two wins. The evening culminated in the captain's pick where the American choice of Martin Larsen delivered the highest score of the tournament thus far.

England

08/06/16

USA pegs it back with much needed session win

2016WeberCupParkerBohnIII_small.jpgThe Americans took the Saturday afternoon session of the 17th partypoker Weber Cup at EventCity in Manchester, England, by a 4-3 margin and it was a much needed return to form which reduced the Europeans overall lead to four points with the tally now standing at 9-5. Captain Parker Bohn III (pictured), Wes Malott, Kyle Troup and Marshall Kent selected a much longer 45 foot lane pattern and it seemed to work for them although it was hard earned at every corner.

England

08/06/16

Europe opens Weber Cup with huge lead

2016WeberCupDominicBarrett_small.jpgTeam Europe, lead by captain Dominic Barrett of England, got off to a superb start at the partypoker Weber Cup as they won the opening session, 6-1, to take a five-point lead going into Saturday's play at EventCity, Manchester, England. It was the perfect start to their defence of the title. The tournament, entering its 17th season, has adopted the 'World Scoring' system whereby the bowler receives 30 points for a strike, ten points plus the number of outstanding pins for a spare, and the number of felled pins in an open frame.

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