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Full Field Set for FireLake PBA TOC After Grand Hotel, Casino & Resort Winter Open Qualifying

January 31st, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Full Field Set for FireLake PBA TOC After Grand Hotel, Casino & Resort Winter Open Qualifying

Jerry Schneider Professional Bowlers Association With the completion of Saturday’s qualifying round in the PBA Grand Hotel, Casino & Resort Winter Open regional tournament, an additional 26 entrants for the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions field were determined who will join the 53-player exempt field when qualifying begins on Tuesday. Among those advancing from the […]


BJI PODCAST: Reports from the 51st Tournament of Champions

January 30th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

BJI‘s Editor, Gianmarc Manzione, will be in Shawnee, Okla., at Firelake Bowling Center throughout the week reporting from the 51st PBA Tournament of Champions. DAY FIVE Featuring Jesper Svensson after he stunned Firelake Bowling Center with his 289-300 start during the Cashers’ Round Thursday morning.    DAY FOUR Featuring E.J. Tackett and Dom Barrett talking […]


PBA50 National Championship Added as Fourth Major for 2016 PBA50 Tour Season

January 28th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PBA50 National Championship Added as Fourth Major for 2016 PBA50 Tour Season

The Professional Bowlers Association has announced the addition of the PBA50 National Championship as a fourth major tournament to its 2016 PBA50 Tour schedule for players 50 years of age and older. The 15-tournament 2016 season will conclude with the PBA50 National Championship to benefit Riley Hospital for Children Aug. 14-17 at Signature Lanes in […]


PBA’s 2016 Year of the Fan to Feature an Historic Clash of Generations

January 28th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PBA’s 2016 Year of the Fan to Feature an Historic Clash of Generations

Bill Vint Professional Bowlers Association CHICAGO – The Professional Bowlers Association has declared 2016 as “The Year of the Fan,” with a number of new initiatives on tap to connect with the world’s population of more than 100 million people who enjoy the sport every year. The idea is to give the global bowling audience more […]


51st PBA Tournament of Champions: No Shortage of Great Story Lines

January 28th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The 2016 PBA FireLake Tournament of Champions makes its first visit to Oklahoma when the FireLake Bowling Center and FireLake Arena in Shawnee host the PBA’s signature tournament Feb. 1-7. Qualifying and match play rounds for the season’s first major will be conducted Feb. 2-5 which will determine the top five players who will advance […]


Yes, Gary Faulkner Jr.’s Race Matters

January 28th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Yes, Gary Faulkner Jr.'s Race Matters

This story in our February issue addresses the many comments posted on our Facebook page in response to a photo of Gary Faulkner Jr. we posted after his PBA World Championship win along with congratulatory words on becoming the second African-American titlist in PBA Tour history. Some comments accused BJI of “bringing race into it”; […]


Bohn, Beasley, Allen and Soedarmasto are Winners in PBA Challenge Finals

January 25th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Bohn, Beasley, Allen and Soedarmasto are Winners in PBA Challenge Finals

PBA stars, Parker Bohn III and Patrick Allen, PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional representative, Ingelimar Beasley, and high school senior, Brandon Soedarmasto, were the winners in Sunday’s ESPN telecast of the PBA Challenge Finals presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. In a television event that put the spotlight on the diversity of PBA […]


TODAY on ESPN: PBA Challenge Finals at 3 p.m. ET

January 24th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

TODAY on ESPN: PBA Challenge Finals at 3 p.m. ET

ESPN coverage of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy PBA  comes to an end Sunday when three of the Professional Bowlers Association’s levels of competition and one of the sport’s premiere youth events take center stage in the PBA Challenge Finals presented by the International Bowling Musuem and Hall […]


Jason Belmonte Welcomes Third Child into the World

January 21st, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Jason Belmonte Welcomes Third Child into the World

                                Yesterday was quite the day for the Belmonte family. Shortly after learning that he had joined Earl Anthony, Mark Roth, and Walter Ray Williams Jr. as the fourth player in PBA history to win Player of the Year three […]


Who’s Going to Win? Xtra Frame to Reveal 2015 PBA Award Winners Live on Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST

January 19th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Xtra Frame’s exclusive live coverage of PBA news and events continues Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST when PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark will reveal the winners of the 2015 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year and Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year awards. The 2015 Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award and Tony Reyes […]



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