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Simonsen Earns Top Seed for 2016 USBC Masters Finals

February 13th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

2016 USBC Masters bracket INDIANAPOLIS – Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas, earned the top seed for the stepladder finals at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Masters and put himself in position to become the youngest bowler in history to win a major title on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour. Simonsen, who rolled through the […]


Belmonte Among Undefeated Players at 2016 USBC Masters

February 13th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

INDIANAPOLIS - Jason Belmonte again proved why he’s considered the best bowler in the world by battling back from a 38-pin deficit to remain undefeated at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Masters. The three-time defending champion struck on five of his last six shots, including a clutch double in the 10th frame, to defeat Kristopher Prather […]


Belmonte Back on Top at USBC Masters

February 12th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

INDIANAPOLIS - Three-time defending champion Jason Belmonte 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 round of […]


Players Championship to Conclude PBA’s ‘Big February’

February 11th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

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 […]


Ogle Maintains Lead at 2016 USBC Masters

February 11th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Ogle Maintains Lead at 2016 USBC Masters

INDIANAPOLIS – While nobody likes to make mistakes, Matt Ogle 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 […]


“The Bad Boy of Bowling” to Make ESPN Debut Online on Feb. 23, On Air on Feb. 26

February 10th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

30 for 30 Films documentary follows life and times of PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber CHICAGO – “The Bad Boy of Bowling,” an award-winning documentary centered around the life-and-times of Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber, will premiere on the ESPN Films 30 for 30 Shorts website (http://espn.go.com/30for30/shorts) on Tuesday, February 23. […]


Matt Ogle Leads After First Day of 2016 USBC Masters

February 9th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Matt Ogle Leads After First Day of 2016 USBC Masters

INDIANAPOLIS – Matt Ogle 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 […]


Belmonte Looks to Extend Streak at Sold-Out 2016 Masters

February 9th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Matt Cannizzaro USBC Communications ARLINGTON, Texas - Joe DiMaggio. Brett Favre. Roger Federer. Byron Nelson. Richard Petty. These names are synonymous with some of the most notable streaks in sports history, and Australian Jason Belmonte is making his bid to be bowling’s addition to the star-studded list. Belmonte’s record run has included back-to-back wins at the […]


Sweden’s Jesper Svensson Wins FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions

February 7th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Sweden's Jesper Svensson Wins FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions

PBA’s 2015 Rookie of the Year becomes youngest player to win TOC at age 20 SHAWNEE, Okla. (Feb. 7, 2016) – Eight days shy of his 21st birthday, Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, 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. […]


Sold-Out 2016 USBC Masters Field Expanded to Meet Demand

February 7th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

ARLINGTON, Texas - The sold-out field of the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Masters now will include an additional 36 bowlers and a prize fund of $295,000 when it returns to Indianapolis this week for the first time since 1974. All 70 lanes at Woodland Bowl will be in use Feb. 8-14 as 420 of the best bowlers […]



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