Remembering David Jennings
Oct 26, 2014

David Jennings, who had worked with the Kegel company since its founding in 1981, passed away on Oct. 17 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 59. The loss comes less than two years after Kegel’s founder and visionary leader, John Davis, died of a heart attack on January 25, 2013. If Davis was […]

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 […]

Pro Bowling
Rash Is First Pick in PBA League Draft
Oct 31, 2014

  Sean Rash was the No. 1 pick in the 2015 PBA League Draft, held this morning in the squad room of the new South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. Rash was selected by the Brooklyn Styles, managed by PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia. Here’s a complete look at the draft, first by […]

All-Star Roster of Players Set for 2015 PBA League Draft Friday; Xtra Frame to Provide Live Coverage
Oct 31, 2014

An all-star list of bowling stars is set for Friday’s 2015 PBA League Draft, which will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT) from the new South Point Bowling Plaza. A live international audience will be able to watch the third annual PBA League draft on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. The […]

Chinese Bowlers Make Historic Debut at WSOB VI
Oct 31, 2014

A group of six bowlers from mainland China made history this week as the first players from their country ever to bowl in professional competition. The six players – ranging in ages from 30 to 54 – earned the right to enter the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI by recording averages of 200-plus […]

Wes Malott Captures Top Berth for PBA World Championship Finals by 118 Pins Over Mike Fagan
Oct 30, 2014

Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, captured the top qualifying position for the PBA World Championship, the concluding event of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, by 118 pins over Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday at South Point Bowling Center. Malott, Fagan, Ronnie Russell of Marion, Indiana; Todd Book of Russells Point, […]

Haugen Earns Top Berth in Scorpion Championship; Barrett Paces PBA World Championship Field
Oct 29, 2014

Three-time Professional Bowlers Association titlist Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix jumped from sixth to first in the final game Tuesday night to capture the top berth in the PBA Scorpion Championship in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling Tuesday at South Point Bowling Center. Haugen, who entered the final qualifying round in 13th place, […]

Archer Withstands Emotional Night to Take No. 1 Seed on PBA Chameleon Championship Show
Oct 28, 2014

D.J. Archer of Friendswood, Texas, stumbled out of the gate, but righted himself quickly to take charge of the PBA Chameleon Championship, the third of four animal pattern events in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, Monday at South Point Bowling Center. Archer, a 34-year-old, 12-year veteran who is still trying for his first […]

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Breaking News
Major Cities Bid for World Bowling Championship Events

Major cities from across the globe have put in their bids to host future World Bowling championship events, World Bowling CEO and President Kevin Dornberger announced Friday. Earlier this year, World Bowling put out requests for bids for the 2017 World Senior Championships, the 2017 World Championships (men and women), the 2018 World Youth Championships […]

USBC ‘Seeking to Amend’ Agreement with Reno for Open, Women’s Championships
USBC 'Seeking to Amend' Agreement with Reno for Open, Women's Championships

When a story in the July issue of BJI called “The Reno Dilemma” quoted Chris Baum, CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, on the possibility that the United States Bowling Congress may seek to scale back the number of tournaments it is contractually obligated to bring to Reno through 2030 in light of […]

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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