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O’Keefe Leads U.S. Women’s Open

September 2nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

O'Keefe Leads U.S. Women's Open

Matt Cannizzaro USBC Communications NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Shannon O’Keefe of O’Fallon, Ill., finished her day with two big games to surge into the lead after the first round of qualifying at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women’s Open. The 11-time Team USA member posted games of 276 and 256 to outlast more than a […]


Nostalgia, Coincidence Color Lifelong Friends’ First PBA Titles

August 31st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Nostalgia, Coincidence Color Lifelong Friends' First PBA Titles

Professional Bowlers Association Editor’s Note: Friends since childhood, growing up together in Westerville, Ohio, PBA60 players Bill McCorkle and Bill Henson achieved their dream of winning a national PBA title by winning the same tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind., in back-to-back years. Below, McCorkle tells the story of the pair’s friendship and oddly similar experiences. […]


Team Fish: Sometimes, Boys Just Wanna Have Fun, Too

August 31st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Team Fish: Sometimes, Boys Just Wanna Have Fun, Too

Bill Vint Professional Bowlers Association To borrow from the famous Cyndi Lauper song, sometimes boys just wanna have fun, too. Take “Team Fish”, for example. “Team Fish” began to create national curiosity during the Grand Casino Resort & Hotel PBA Summer Swing when Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., made his national television debut on CBS […]


Tournament of Champions Heads to Oklahoma; Live ESPN Finals Set for Feb. 7

August 31st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

After hosting two highly successful Professional Bowlers Association Summer Swing events in 2014 and 2015, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Grand Casino Resort & Hotel, and FireLake Bowling Center and Arena will partner with the PBA to host the organization’s signature event in 2016, the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions. The premier event for PBA champions […]


Liz Johnson Conquers PWBA Detroit Open

August 30th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Liz Johnson Conquers PWBA Detroit Open

Lucas Wiseman USBC Communications DETROIT, Mich. – Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., became the first two-time winner this season on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour as she overcame a tough lane condition Saturday to claim the 2015 PWBA Detroit Open title. Johnson took down PWBA Tour points leader, Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas, […]


PWBA Season Enters Home Stretch with Detroit Open

August 25th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PWBA Season Enters Home Stretch with Detroit Open

Lucas Wiseman USBC Communications CANTON, Mich. - The Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour season heads into the home stretch this week when the PWBA Detroit Open begins Friday. The PWBA Detroit Open, which will take place at Super Bowl, is the final standard event before the PWBA Tour season ends with the U.S. Women’s Open and […]


Shafer Ends 12-year Title Drought with Fifth PBA Tour Title in Delaware

August 23rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Shafer Ends 12-year Title Drought with Fifth PBA Tour Title in Delaware

Bill Vint Professional Bowlers Association MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., ended a 12-year title drought Sunday, defeating Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., 254-144, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment. Shafer, who turned 49 five days earlier, started the title match with seven […]


Troup Leads Qualifiers in PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic

August 23rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Troup Leads Qualifiers in PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic

Bill Vint Professional Bowlers Association MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., averaged 245.7 for seven games Saturday to lead the field of 24 finalists into Sunday’s match play finals in the PBA Tour Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment. Troup, a 23-year-old two-handed player, won his […]


Zavjalova Takes PWBA Minnesota Open Title

August 23rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Zavjalova Takes PWBA Minnesota Open Title

Lucas Wiseman USBC Communications                 WELCH, Minn. – Latvia’s Diana Zavjalova delivered four clutch strikes in the championship match Saturday to win the 2015 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Minnesota Open. Zavjalova, the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Queens champion, defeated Rocio Restrepo of Colombia, 216-208, in a pressure-packed […]


Pluhowsky Averages 245 to Lead PWBA Minnesota Open

August 22nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Pluhowsky Averages 245 to Lead PWBA Minnesota Open

Lucas Wiseman USBC Communications WELCH, Minn. - Left-hander Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, averaged better than 245 a game to take the lead after qualifying Friday at the 2015 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Minnesota Open. Pluhowsky, a 15-time Team USA member, fired 2,941 for 12 games at Island Xtreme Bowl to top the field heading into […]



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