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The BowlersMart pro shop chain has announced the addition of USBC Gold level coach Richard Shockley to its staff. Shockley, a former Team USA National Team Assistant Coach and former Team USA Junior National Team Head Coach, was a part of the inaugural USA Bowling Gold Coach class of 1999. “While BowlersMart’s core business is […]
Dan Dorion, who coached Saginaw Valley State University to four national collegiate championships, died last night of an apparent heart attack. He was 70. Dorion-led teams captured national titles in 1991, 1997, 2006 and 2007, and his teams produced 23 collegiate All-Americans, including PBA champion Bill O’Neill. “Dan is an extremely passionate man, and with […]
The Bowling Foundation has awarded six grants in the form of mobile bowling equipment to schools and organizations across the country. The Mobile Bowling Equipment program annually helps schools, parks and recreation departments, youth groups, disabled and disadvantaged service groups, and other organizations teach students the life-long sport of bowling though education, instruction, fitness and […]
Brunswick Bowling has announced that it has signed an agreement to add renowned bowling ball developer Mo Pinel to the Radical Bowling Technologies team. Pinel will serve as Technology Developer for the Radical brand, bringing patented technologies and years of core design experience. “By adding Mo to the Radical team, we will be able to […]
The January issue of BJI will include, among many other special features, the 29th annual BJI Bowling Ball Guide. It’s a lavishly illustrated and stat-packed section summarizing the 112 bowling balls that Joe Cerar Jr. reviewed in his “No Holes Barred” column during 2012. Taking a close look at the ball list, we find that […]
Where does Parker Bohn III stand among the greatest lefties of all time?
The July issue of Bowlers Journal International featured the annual “Top 100 Coaches” listing, as determined by an independent panel of judges.
The Professional Bowlers Association’s World Series of Bowling VI, along with its new relationships with the bowling community in Japan, have combined to create a new PBA DHC Japan Invitational tournament in January that will be an important event in the international bowling community. It also will kick off the PBA’s 2015 Tour schedule. The […]
“Mega-television weekend” in store for Indianapolis. The world’s best bowlers will return to Milwaukee in late January to compete in the preliminary rounds of two Professional Bowlers Association championship tournaments – the PBA Players Championship and the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship – leading into a mega-television weekend in Indianapolis as part of the […]
30 PBA PLAYERS HEADING TO TOKYO IN NOVEMBER FOR 28TH ROUND1 JAPAN CUP A field of 30 PBA players, including 16 points qualifiers, four sponsor selections and 10 who plan to bowl in the “pre-tournament qualifier,” are heading to Tokyo to participate in the 28th Round1 Japan Cup at Minami Suna Round1 Bowling Center Nov. […]
PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game has been named presenting sponsor of the 2014 PBA Cheetah Championship, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today. The PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game will be the first of four animal pattern championships conducted during PBA World Series of Bowling VI at South Point Bowling Center […]
The Professional Bowlers Association has entered into an affiliate agreement with DraftKings.com that has special appeal to PBA fans who enjoy playing online fantasy sports games, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today. The agreement invites PBA fans to sign up with DraftKings through a link on pba.com and through PBA’s Facebook and Twitter pages to […]
The Professional Bowlers Association’s 34th consecutive season of coverage on ESPN begins on Sunday, Dec. 14, and includes 16 weeks of national television coverage for the world’s best bowlers, including live coverage of three major championships: the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, PBA World Championship and United States Bowling Congress Masters. The new […]
Colombia’s Clara Guerrero broke the Pan American Bowling Confederation Women’s Championships singles record en route to the gold medal Saturday in her home country. Guerrero blasted a six-game total of 1,498 (249.67 average) to earn her second career gold medal in the PABCON Women’s Championships. Team USA’s Kelly Kulick earned the silver and teammate Liz […]
Bowlers Journal caught up with Tom Shannon, CEO of Bowlmor AMF, shortly after the July 17 announcement that his company had purchased the Brunswick Corporation’s retail bowling business for $270 million. The interview, conducted July 29 at Shannon’s New York City office, covers a broad range of topics and features lots of straight-talk about how […]
Part 10 in a 12 part series from Mort Luby Jr. on the history of Bowlers Journal.
It’s not uncommon for bowling proprietor organizations or even individual center owners to set up portable bowling lanes or stub lanes at fairs, festivals, swap meets and other public events. It has become less common in recent years, however, because of the contraction of the bowling industry and the expense involved. Orange County, California, has […]