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WBT Thailand to Determine World Bowling Tour Finalists

August 21st, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

WBT Thailand to Determine World Bowling Tour Finalists

The final qualifying event to determine the top three players for the 2014 World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals presented by PBA is underway in Thailand. The two-year rolling WBT points competition will be complete when the WBT Thailand at Blu-O Paragon in Bangkok ends on Monday, Aug. 25. In both situations, defending WBT […]


Weber, Williams Top PBA50 Tour Stats for 2014

August 21st, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Weber, Williams Top PBA50 Tour Stats for 2014

It didn’t take long for PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke to make an impact on the PBA50 Tour. In his rookie season on the tour for players ages 50 and older, the 37-time PBA Tour champion from Clermont, Florida, became only the second player to earn PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of […]


Ryan Shafer Blowing Away Competition in PBA East Region

August 21st, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Ryan Shafer Blowing Away Competition in PBA East Region

  Shafer’s latest regional title is his third of the season and 26th of his career. Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, New York, went 7-4-1 in match play and finished with a 20-game total of 4,593 pins to record a 146-pin victory over Brian LeClair of Albany, New York, in the PBA Bethmann-Russell Syracuse Open presented […]


Services Set for PBA Hall of Famer Gene Stus

August 19th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Services have been announced for Professional bowlers Association Hall of Famer Gene Stus of Taylor, Mich., who passed on Monday at the age of 74. Stus is survived by his wife Sally, son Troy, stepson Gary Tis, grandchildren Cayla, Chris, D.J., Cody and Nolan, and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20 […]


PBA Hall of Famer Gene Stus Dies at 74

August 18th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The PBA learned today that PBA Hall of Famer and PBA50 Tour standout Gene Stus of Allen Park, Mich., died today at age 74. As a competitive bowler for most of his adult life, Stus had always wondered how he might have done on the PBA Tour. But the opportunity to compete professionally did not […]


Williams Wins Final PBA50 Stop; Duke Makes History

August 14th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Duke withstands challenge from Tom Baker to become second player in PBA50 history–and first since 2005–to win Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in same season Walter Ray Williams Jr. won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker for PBA50 Tour Player of the […]


Duke Holding Lead with PBA50 Player of Year on the Line

August 13th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

With the inside track in the PBA50 Player of the Year race on the tour for players 50 and older, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, averaged 229.3 to lead qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl. Duke, who has won […]


Edwards Takes Early Lead at PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

August 11th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour titlist Mike Edwards of Tulsa, Oklahoma, averaged 228.5 Monday to lead the first round of the season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer. Edwards bowled an 1,828 eight-game pinfall total at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. with games of 227, 213, 223, 245, 203, 268, […]


PBA Tournament of Champions to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in Indy

August 9th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Woodland Bowl, the host for some of the most memorable championships in Professional Bowlers Association history, will once again step into the spotlight early in 2015 when  the 50th anniversary PBA Tournament of Champions returns to the city where it was born. The newly-renovated Woodland Bowl will host the milestone Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions […]


Jack Jurek Wins PBA50 South Shore Open for First PBA50 Tour Title

August 7th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

“I’ve won a couple of Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Awards because I’ve lost a lot of times in title matches and people think I’m a nice guy.” – Jack Jurek Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., who has endured a series of bad breaks in his quest for his first PBA50 Tour title, made a breakthrough Thursday […]



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