5th Grade Paper on Lane Oil
Sep 26, 2014

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USBC Introduces Subscription-Based Online Coaching Through Bowling Academy
Sep 24, 2014

The United States Bowling Congress is now in the online instruction business. The initiative has been introduced under the USBC Bowling Academy banner, and offers bowlers online access to top coaches. According to a news release on, the academy “is an online collection of instructional videos featuring Team USA, USBC-certified Gold coaches and top […]

Shockley on Board as BowlersMart Expands
Aug 28, 2014

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 […]

Collegiate Coach Dorion Dies
Jul 30, 2014

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 […]

6 schools receive mobile bowling equipment from TBF
Feb 5, 2013

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 […]

Mo Pinel added to Radical ball team
Jan 15, 2013

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 […]

Fun Facts from the ‘BJI Ball Guide’
Dec 28, 2012

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 […]

Pro Bowling
WBT Finals to Feature Experimental Scoring System
Oct 23, 2014

International task force develops fast-paced, easy-to-understand format for match play competition Athletes and bowling fans around the world will be introduced to a proposed new scoring system for competitive bowling during the World Bowling Tour (WBT) Men’s and Women’s Finals in Las Vegas on November 2. The experimental scoring system for competitive bowling is the […]

WSOB VI Set to Kick Off With PBA Challenge Qualifiers
Oct 22, 2014

The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI gets underway Friday, Oct. 24 with live Xtra Frame coverage of the PBA Challenge presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame qualifying rounds that will provide fans with a snapshot of PBA’s diversity and star power competing to make an ESPN show. The PBA […]

Glass, Peters, Wilt Elected to PBA Hall of Fame
Oct 20, 2014

Bob Glass, a dominant player during a 10-year career on the PBA50 Tour; former Microsoft executive Chris Peters, who played a key role as a new owner in reviving the Professional Bowlers Association, and Barb Wilt, the longest-tenured employee in PBA history, have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will be […]

USBC, BPAA Reveal Further Details on PWBA “Re-Launch”
Oct 16, 2014

The United States Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America held a conference call for media members yesterday to address their recent announcement of an initiative to “re-launch” the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour, which dissolved in 2003 under financial strain. That story, released early in the evening on Friday, Oct. 10, stated […]

“Action” Jackson, Chris Barnes to Bowl $10,000 Winner-Take-All Match at WSOB VI
Oct 16, 2014

JT “Action” Jackson, who earned his nickname by bowling “action” with his comedian friends in Los Angeles, has challenged 17-time PBA Tour champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, to a one-game, All-In Showdown match that will be webcast live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel on Friday, Oct. 24, from South Point Bowling […]

Marshall Holman to Join Xtra Frame Crew at WSOB VI
Oct 16, 2014

PBA legend Marshall Holman will return to the broadcast booth when he joins the Xtra Frame coverage team for the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI as color commentator, PBA Vice President of Media Dave Schroeder announced today. The PBA Hall of Famer and 22-time PBA Tour titlist will join Xtra Frame and ESPN […]

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Team USA Squad for World Men’s Championships Selected
Team USA Squad for World Men's Championships Selected

Team USA will send six of the best bowlers in the world to represent the United States at the 2014 World Men’s Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in December. Chris Barnes (Double Oak, Texas), Mike Fagan (Dallas), Tommy Jones (Simpsonville, South Carolina), Marshall Kent (Yakima, Washington), Bill O’Neill (Langhorne, Pennsylvania) and Sean Rash […]

Brunswick to Become Exclusive Equipment Provider for USBC Open, Women’s Championships
Brunswick to Become Exclusive Equipment Provider for USBC Open, Women's Championships

Brunswick has announced that it has entered an agreement with the United States Bowling Congress to become the exclusive lane equipment provider for USBC’s Open and Women’s Championships beginning in 2015. The agreement, described in Brunswick’s release as “the longest contract in USBC Championships history,” extends through 2024. The equipment Brunswick Bowling Products will provide […]

History of Bowling
Bowlers Journal’s Secret Weapon
Bowlers Journal’s Secret Weapon

Part 10 in a 12 part series from Mort Luby Jr. on the history of Bowlers Journal.

Weber ‘Out-Melts’ Papelbon in ESPN ‘SportsNation’ Poll

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, visiting Los Angeles to “star” in an upcoming ESPN “This is Sports Center” commercial, was invited to make a surprise appearance on ESPN’s “SportsNation” program, and participated with hosts Michelle Beadle, Marcellus Wiley and Max Kellerman in a fan-interactive game called “That’s how I roll…” The almost nine-minute segment closed […]

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