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16 Survivors Advance at Maine Shootout

March 31st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

16 Survivors Advance at Maine Shootout

Sixteen players survived the opening two rounds of the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl Monday, but four PBA Hall of Famers and four former PBA Players of the Year were sidelined in the first best-of-three-game, single-elimination matches. The Maine Shootout, the first-ever PBA Tour event held in Maine, ends Tuesday […]


Pairings Set for PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

March 30th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Pairings Set for PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

The Professional Bowlers Association’s Maine Event at Bayside Bowl continues Monday and Tuesday with the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout, a best-of-three-game single-elimination singles match play tournament that will be covered exclusively on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. The Maine Shootout will involve 64 players who will bowl in four consecutive rounds of eight […]


Brooklyn, Silver Lake Advance to PBA League Semifinal Round

March 29th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Brooklyn, Silver Lake Advance to PBA League Semifinal Round

With a sold-out crowd cheering loudly throughout the competition, the Concrete Software BROOKLYN STyLES and Bass Pro Shops Silver Lake Atom Splitters each won a one-ball sudden-death roll-off at Bayside Bowl to advance to the semifinal round of the PBA League Elias Cup playoffs. The opening round of PBA League competition aired Sunday on ESPN. […]


2015 PBA League Action Returns to ESPN Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m. ET

March 27th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

2015 PBA League Action Returns to ESPN Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m. ET

PBA League action returns to ESPN Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m. ET with quarterfinal action from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. For the third consecutive year, teams competing in the league will be the GEICO New York City WTT Kingpins, Concrete Software BROOKLyN STyLES, High 5 Gear Philadelphia Hitmen, Bass Pro Shop Silver Lake […]


Jordon Wins PBA Trumbull County Tourism Bureau Central/East Open

March 24th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Top qualifier Kelly Jordon of Marion, Ohio, defeated Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., 199-193, to win the Professional Bowlers Association Trumbull County Visitors Bureau Central/East Open presented by DVB and his first PBA Regional title at Bell-Wick Bowl Sunday. Jordon, who is now eligible to bowl in the 2016 PBA Tournament of Champions, also earned […]


PBA, PWBA to Cooperate in Providing More Opportunities for Women Bowlers

March 24th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA, PWBA to Cooperate in Providing More Opportunities for Women Bowlers

The Professional Bowlers Association and Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) have formed a new strategic partnership to provide new events, exposure and services for women’s bowling. Highlights of the new partnership include: • Seven new PWBA regional events to complement the PWBA Tour. • Player services transportation and mobile pro shop for the PWBA Tour. […]


Tom Baker Wins PBA50 Fayetteville Southern Open

March 24th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Tom Baker Wins PBA50 Fayetteville Southern Open

PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., defeated Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., 265-175, 257-205, in the best-of-three-game title match to win his 33rd career PBA Regional title in the PBA50 Fayetteville Southern Open at LaFayette Lanes Sunday. Baker earned $1,600 while Ferraro earned $1,000 as the runner-up. In the best-of-three semifinal round, […]


Zaffino Wins PBA50 Rossi Lanes Open for 25th Regional Title

March 24th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Zaffino Wins PBA50 Rossi Lanes Open for 25th Regional Title

Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pa., defeated Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., 269-216, to win the PBA50 Rossi Lanes Eastern Open at Rossi Lanes Sunday for his 25th career PBA regional title. Zaffino led qualifying and was never seriously challenged during Sunday’s elimination finals, losing only one game. The win earned him $2,700, including a $200 […]


Barrett, Kulick Retain Lead in World Bowling Tour Rankings

March 24th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Barrett, Kulick Retain Lead in World Bowling Tour Rankings

After a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England’s Dom Barrett and the United States’ Kelly Kulick maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events — the H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar, the Kingdom of Bahrain Open […]


Josh Blanchard Wins First PBA Tour Title at Brunswick Euro Challenge

March 22nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Josh Blanchard Wins First PBA Tour Title at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Josh Blanchard of Gilbert, Ariz., won his first PBA Tour title Sunday, defeating Malaysia’s Li Jane Sin, 248-211, in the title match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Blanchard, a 27-year-old fourth-year PBA player and the PBA’s 2011-12 Rookie of the Year, was the top qualifier following the six-game […]



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