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Belmonte and Koivuniemi Top PBA Stats

May 1st, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Heading into the GEICO PBA Summer Swing in Milwaukee May 20-June 2, Jason Belmonte and Mika Koivuniemi top the three key PBA statistical categories — averages, earnings and competition points — as of the conclusion of the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions and the PBA League Elias Cup finals. The 2012-13 PBA statistical races began […]


Williams wins at The Villages; Scarborough shoots a 900

April 24th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Joe Scarborough of Charlotte, N.C., rolled three consecutive 300 games to start the first round of qualifying in the PBA50 Sun Bowl at The Villages (Fla.) presented by Hammer at Spanish Springs Lanes Sunday, recording the first 900 series in PBA history. Scarborough, who turned 50 last October, was bowling in only his second PBA50 […]


WTT KingPins claim inaugural Elias Cup

April 10th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

With owner Billie Jean King on the bench cheering every shot, the New York City WTT KingPins finished the inaugural PBA League championship match with a string of seven strikes to defeat the Motown Muscle, 440-407, and claim the Elias Cup at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. The Elias Cup finals aired Sunday on ESPN. The […]


Pete Weber Completes Second PBA ‘Triple Crown’

March 31st, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber wrote another chapter in bowling history Sunday when he defeated Australian two-handed star Jason Belmonte, 224-179, to win the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. The victory made Weber the first player to complete the PBA Triple Crown for a second time, and tied him […]


PBA Barbasol Tournament of Champions Begins Wednesday in Indy

March 26th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Could there be a Cinderella story in the making this week in Indianapolis? Indy area native Ronnie Russell waited until the last possible event, but ended a 10-year quest to win his first PBA Tour title Sunday in Munich, Germany, and now is preparing to bowl in the PBA’s signature event — the Barbasol Tournament […]


Countdown to the PBA Tournament of Champions

March 19th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

When sports enthusiasts seek out deciding factors in a Player of the Year season, one of the first things they investigate is how an athlete performed in major tournaments. Defending Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions titlist and reigning Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash says he didn’t feel any special urgency to […]


PDW Is ‘Liking’ His KingPins Lineup in PBA League

March 6th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The New York City WTT KingPins’ Tommy Jones, Jack Jurek, Pete Weber, Scott Norton and John Szczerbinski struck on eight of their first nine shots to run away from Jesse Williams’ Brooklyn Styles, 243-199, in the final match of the PBA League Don Carter round at Thunderbowl Lanes. The KingPins, owned by women’s sports legend […]


Rash takes over lead at Masters; cut today

February 21st, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Sean Rash surged to the top of the leader board Wednesday after two rounds of qualifying at the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Masters at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J. The 2007 Masters champion has a 10-game total of 2381 to lead the field of 468. Rash put together his second consecutive strong […]


Palermaa, Ciminelli top day 1 at Masters

February 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Two-hander Osku Palermaa and left-hander Ryan Ciminelli each fired a five-game total of 1246 — a 249.5 average — to take the lead after the opening round of the USBC Masters at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J. Palermaa, 29, and Ciminelli, 26, lead a sold-out field of 468 players who are competing for […]


Barbasol to Sponsor PBA ‘T of C’

February 19th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Barbasol, a men’s shaving product with a heritage as rich and enduring as the Professional Bowlers Assn. itself, has been retained as the title sponsor for the 2013 Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions. The tournament will be held March 27-31 in the city where Barbasol was invented: Indianapolis. Woodland Bowl will be the host, and […]



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