World Bowling


Firelake PBA TOC draws nearly one million ESPN viewers -

The FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions averaged 981,000 viewers on Sunday on ESPN, the highest rated PBA telecast of the 2015-16 ESPN season to date. It also posted a 17 percent increase over last year’s Tournament of Champions audience. The 2016 event kicked off a “Big February” series of three straight weeks of live PBA […]

Jason Belmonte back on top at 2016 USBC Masters -

Three-time defending champion Jason Belmonte (pictured left) knew he was guaranteed a spot in the double-elimination bracket at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Masters, but he made sure to remain focused and aggressive throughout qualifying this week at Woodland Bowl. His game plan was strategic and familiar, and he got progressively better during each […]

Barbasol PBA Players Championship returns to major title status -

On the heels of its strongest television ratings in a decade in 2015, the Professional Bowlers Association will return one of its storied franchises to major title status next week when Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl hosts the 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship. The third-and-final live telecast in PBA’s “Big February” series will air live on […]

“The Bad Boy of Bowling” to make ESPN debut online on Feb. 23, on air on Feb. 26 -

“The Bad Boy of Bowling,” an award-winning documentary centered around the life-and-times of Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured), will premiere on the ESPN Films 30 for 30 Shorts website on Tuesday, February 23. Later in the week, the film will make its broadcast debut as part of Friday Night Movie Night […]

Recipients selected for USBC National Recognition Awards -

Rhonda Swaim of Harvest, Alabama, Jamie Brooks of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jon Tang and Tom Burke of Beaverton, Oregon, have been named United States Bowling Congress National Recognition Awards recipients for 2016. Swaim was selected to receive the USBC Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service, Brooks will be honored with the USBC Joyce […]

Matt Ogle maintains lead at 2016 USBC Masters after two days of qualifying -

While nobody likes to make mistakes, Matt Ogle (pictured above) of Louisville, Kentucky, had room for a few after the blistering start he had at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Masters. But, instead of letting a couple of miscues at Woodland Bowling on Wednesday slow his momentum, he used them as opportunities to gather […]

Matt Ogle leads after first day of 2016 USBC Masters -

Matt Ogle (pictured left) of Louisville, Kentucky, has enjoyed past success on the national stage, but he was able to experience a whole new level of nervousness Tuesday on the way to the top of the standings at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Masters. The 31-year-old right-hander saw a personal dream come true when […]

Ageless Amleto Monacelli is IBMA January Bowler of the Month -

Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, has been chosen as the January 2016 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Monacelli defeated Don Barrett, England, 255-233, to win the DHC PBA Japan Invitational for his 20th PBA title. The TV stepladder finals began with fourth seed and defending champion Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, […]

Daniel Fransson wins his first EBT title in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 -

Daniel Fransson (pictured left) of Sweden rolled games of 264 and 206 in the last eliminator round to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Fransson, who had three second-place finishes in the last three years on the EBT, toppled 470 […]

Sweden’s Jesper Svensson wins 51st FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions -

Eight days shy of his 21st birthday, Sweden’s Jesper Svensson (pictured left with the trophy), the 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Rookie of the Year, became the youngest player to win the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions Sunday at FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Svensson, a 6-foot-3, 158-pound left-handed two-hander, defeated top qualifier Mitch Beasley of […]

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