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Belmonte Wins Second Consecutive Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Award

January 26th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Belmonte Wins Second Consecutive Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Award

With another outstanding record in 2014 PBA Tour major championships, Australian two-handed competitor Jason Belmonte picked up where he left off in 2012-13 to earn his second consecutive GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year award. Belmonte, along 2014 Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash.; Steve Nagy Sportsmanship […]


Koivuniemi, Kulick Win WBT Finals Titles; Experimental “Frame Play” Scoring System Unveiled

January 25th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Koivuniemi, Kulick Win WBT Finals Titles; Experimental “Frame Play” Scoring System Unveiled

Experimental scoring system or not, veteran professional champions Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland, Mich., and Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., proved great bowling prevails as winners of the fourth annual World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals, presented by the Professional Bowlers Association, at the new South Point Bowling Plaza. The World Bowling Tour Finals, presented […]


WBT Finals Airs Today on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. ET

January 25th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

WBT Finals Airs Today on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. ET

The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI concludes with the introduction of an experimental scoring system being used by World Bowling during the telecast of the World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals presented by the PBA from the South Point Bowling Plaza Sunday today at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2. PBA stars Sean […]


Lucky Fan Could Win a Chance to Bowl with Chris Paul in 2016

January 23rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Lucky Fan Could Win a Chance to Bowl with Chris Paul in 2016

NBA star Chris Paul, host of the CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational, is offering a lucky fan an opportunity to bowl with the Los Angeles Clippers’ all-star guard during the 2016 celebrity fundraiser in Los Angeles. The winning fan and a friend will win an expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, free hotel accommodations, and a chance […]


Kent Marshalled in as December Bowler of Month

January 23rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Kent Marshalled in as December Bowler of Month

Marshall Kent, Yakima, Washington, has been chosen as the December 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Kent defeated Martin Larsen of Sweden, 257-206, for the Masters division title in the 8th Kingdom International Open, also his first Professional Bowlers Association title. The four-man bracket finals started with the top-seeded […]


Monacelli Avenges PBA50 Tour Loss to Williams in PBA Challenge; Parkin, Blanchard, Coffey Also Win

January 18th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Monacelli Avenges PBA50 Tour Loss to Williams in PBA Challenge; Parkin, Blanchard, Coffey Also Win

Venezuelan native Amleto Monacelli defeated fellow Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., with a near-perfect game, 277-219, to win the PBA50 Tour Finals as part of a four-match PBA Challenge presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame at the new South Point Bowling Plaza. The […]


Huge Pay Day for Barnes as He Shoots 300, Nabs 18th PBA Title

January 18th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Huge Pay Day for Barnes as He Shoots 300, Nabs 18th PBA Title

Future Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, enjoyed one of the most rewarding days in his career Sunday, winning the DHC PBA Japan Invitational at Tokyo Port Bowl for his 18th career PBA Tour title after rolling a 300 game in his semifinal round match. The championship round was […]


Fagan Goes 11-5 in Match Play, Leads DHC PBA Japan Invitational

January 16th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Newly-crowned PBA World Champion Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, held the second round lead in the DHC PBA Japan Invitational Friday at Tokyo Port Bowl, posting an 11-5 record for a 16-game match play total of 3,930 pins. First round leader Stuart Williams of England, who had an 8-0 record for his first-round matches, […]


Five More Chinese “Pioneers” Qualify for PBA Membership

January 15th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Five More Chinese “Pioneers” Qualify for PBA Membership

Longmarch Bowling founder Frank Zhao has confirmed five more Chinese players have qualified for PBA membership during the fourth edition of his Longmarch Pioneers League. The three-day “league” program at Longmarch Bowling Center in Shanghai over New Year’s weekend included 36 bowlers from Philippine, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and several areas in the mainland China. All […]


PBA’s WSOB Qualifiers Arrive in Tokyo for DHC PBA Japan Invitational; Live Xtra Frame Coverage on Tap

January 14th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PBA’s WSOB Qualifiers Arrive in Tokyo for DHC PBA Japan Invitational; Live Xtra Frame Coverage on Tap

Newly-crowned Professional Bowlers Association World Champion Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, and his fellow PBA World Championship finalists have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the new DHC PBA Japan Invitational, the second tournament on the PBA’s 2015 Tour schedule. The DHC PBA Japan Invitational, a PBA Tour title event, will feature an elite […]



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