Pro Bowling

Star-studded U.S. Squad Selected for World Senior Event

April 9th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Star-studded U.S. Squad Selected for World Senior Event

Eight of the best senior bowlers in the country will represent the United States at the World Bowling Senior Championships later this year. The National Selection Committee selected the four men and four women who will make up the U.S. squad at Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas from Aug. 24-30. On the men’s […]


ESPN’s “30 for 30” Documentary on Pete Weber Debuts at Film Festivals

April 8th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

ESPN’s “30 for 30” Documentary on Pete Weber Debuts at Film Festivals

After months in the making, the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, “The Bad Boy of Bowling,” is making its debut at film festivals around the country on its way to a yet-to-be-announced premier as part of ESPN “30 for 30“ series. “It’s been a secret until now, but […]


Former MLB Pitcher John Burkett Looking Forward to Second Sports Career as PBA50 Tour Player

April 7th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Former MLB Pitcher John Burkett Looking Forward to Second Sports Career as PBA50 Tour Player

Former major league pitching star John Burkett’s career as an athlete enters a new chapter when the two-time all-star begins his professional bowling career in earnest in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open. Burkett, an accomplished bowler for most of his life, is not a stranger to bowling in PBA competition, having bowled in a […]


Pittsburgh, L.A. X Complete PBA Semifinal Round Field

April 6th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Pittsburgh, L.A. X Complete PBA Semifinal Round Field

The semifinal field for the third annual Professional Bowlers Association League Elias Cup playoffs was completed when the HotelPlanner.com Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits and Wheaties L.A. X won one-ball sudden-death roll-offs before a sold-out crowd at Bayside Bowl. The final two quarterfinal round matches of PBA League competition aired Sunday on ESPN. With their victories, Pittsburgh […]


Norm Duke Turns Sights to Defending PBA50 Player of the Year Crown

April 3rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

 Norm Duke Turns Sights to Defending PBA50 Player of the Year Crown

Prior to making his PBA50 Tour debut in the Pasco County Florida Open to kick off the 2014 PBA50 season, Hall of Famer Norm Duke was quick to point out that starting another new chapter in his legendary career on the so-called PBA senior tour was something he was going to take very seriously. It […]


PBA Tour Adds Tokyo Stop Featuring $83K Top Prize

April 3rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

World Bowling and the PBA have announced the addition of a lucrative new PBA International-World Bowling Tour tournament, the Round 1 World Open, which will be held July 9-12 in a multi-center environment in Tokyo, Japan. First prize will be an estimated US$83,000. Competition will be held at the Minamisuma Bowling Arena in the Shinagawa […]


PBA League Quarterfinal Action Continues Sunday on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET

April 3rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PBA League Quarterfinal Action Continues Sunday on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET

The road to the PBA League Elias Cup continues with quarterfinal action Sunday on ESPN from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. The third and fourth quarterfinal matches will air at 3:30 p.m. ET when the HotelPlanner.com Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits meet the Shipyard Brewery Dallas Strikers followed by the fourth quarterfinal Baker format match between Detroit’s […]


Blanchard Wins Back-To-Back PBA Titles

April 1st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Blanchard Wins Back-To-Back PBA Titles

Nine days after winning his first Professional Bowlers Association Tour title in Germany, Josh Blanchard of Gilbert, Ariz., made it back-to-back titles, winning the PBA’s Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Australia’s Jason Belmonte in the best-of-three-game title match. The Maine Shootout, the first PBA Tour event held […]


16 Survivors Advance at Maine Shootout

March 31st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

16 Survivors Advance at Maine Shootout

Sixteen players survived the opening two rounds of the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl Monday, but four PBA Hall of Famers and four former PBA Players of the Year were sidelined in the first best-of-three-game, single-elimination matches. The Maine Shootout, the first-ever PBA Tour event held in Maine, ends Tuesday […]


Pairings Set for PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

March 30th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Pairings Set for PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

The Professional Bowlers Association’s Maine Event at Bayside Bowl continues Monday and Tuesday with the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout, a best-of-three-game single-elimination singles match play tournament that will be covered exclusively on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. The Maine Shootout will involve 64 players who will bowl in four consecutive rounds of eight […]



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