Pro Bowling

Update #2: TOC Host Calls PBA Move a ‘Wake-up Call for the Industry’

December 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

UPDATE #2: Jim Doty, General Manager of Royal Pin Leisure Centers in Indianapolis, said he was “disappointed and shocked” by the PBA’s decision to pull the 2014 Tournament of Champions out of Royal Pin’s Woodland Bowl. But he quickly added that he understood the reason for the move, and “holds no ill will toward the […]


Update: TOC Changes Linked to PBA Revenue Projections

December 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

UPDATE: PBA Commissioner Tom Clark told Mark Ambrogi of the Indianapolis Star that moving the 2014 Tournament of Champions to January in metro Detroit was a budget issue. “Some measures had to be taken due to revenue projections [for 2014] not matching expenses,” Clark said. “Due to the TOC being late[r] in the year, that […]


PBA Changes Dates and Venue for Tournament of Champions

December 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The 2014 PBA Barbasol Tournament of Champions will move to Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., beginning Jan. 18 and concluding with a live ESPN telecast at 12 noon Eastern on Sunday, Jan. 26, the PBA announced today. The change in venue and dates for the 49th TOC from previously announced April in Indianapolis is […]


PBA Great Billy Hardwick Dies at 72

November 17th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Hall of Famer and two-time PBA Player of the Year Billy Hardwick of Memphis, Tenn., died of an apparent heart attack Saturday. He was 72. In one of the greatest turnarounds in professional bowling history, Hardwick went from a rookie PBA Tour season in 1962 when he failed to cash in a single event, […]


PBA Airs on CBS Sports Network Tuesdays, June 11-July 9

June 7th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Professional Bowlers Assn. will make its debut on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. Eastern. The Lucas Oil Badger Open will be the first of five two-hour telecasts of stepladder final rounds conducted during the GEICO PBA Summer Swing. The GEICO PBA Summer Swing, presented by Lucas Oil, will continue […]


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 […]



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