Pro Bowling

Five More Chinese “Pioneers” Qualify for PBA Membership

January 15th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Five More Chinese “Pioneers” Qualify for PBA Membership

Longmarch Bowling founder Frank Zhao has confirmed five more Chinese players have qualified for PBA membership during the fourth edition of his Longmarch Pioneers League. The three-day “league” program at Longmarch Bowling Center in Shanghai over New Year’s weekend included 36 bowlers from Philippine, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and several areas in the mainland China. All […]


PBA’s WSOB Qualifiers Arrive in Tokyo for DHC PBA Japan Invitational; Live Xtra Frame Coverage on Tap

January 14th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PBA’s WSOB Qualifiers Arrive in Tokyo for DHC PBA Japan Invitational; Live Xtra Frame Coverage on Tap

Newly-crowned Professional Bowlers Association World Champion Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, and his fellow PBA World Championship finalists have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the new DHC PBA Japan Invitational, the second tournament on the PBA’s 2015 Tour schedule. The DHC PBA Japan Invitational, a PBA Tour title event, will feature an elite […]


Shafer, Sullins Highlight List of 2014 PBA Regional Award Winners

January 13th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Shafer, Sullins Highlight List of 2014 PBA Regional Award Winners

Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., has won his third consecutive Professional Bowlers Association East Region Player of the Year award, and PBA50 Tour competitor Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Township, Mich., has won PBA50 Player of the Year honors in both the PBA Central and Midwest Regions, highlighting the annual PBA Regional Awards announced today by […]


Mike Fagan Wins PBA World Championship for Fifth Tour Title and Second Major

January 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Mike Fagan Wins PBA World Championship for Fifth Tour Title and Second Major

In a championship match battle between two players from Texas, Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, prevailed to win the Professional Bowlers Association World Championship Sunday at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas for his fifth PBA Tour title. Fagan, who qualified second for the stepladder finals, defeated top qualifier Wes Malott from the […]


Wes Malott is One Game Away From World Championship Title

January 11th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Wes Malott is One Game Away From World Championship Title

After earning top qualifier honors for the season-ending Professional Bowlers Association World Championship, Wes Malott is one game away from winning his 10th career PBA Tour title, his second PBA major and eligibility for the PBA Hall of Fame someday in his future. The 38-year-old Malott paced the240-player field in October’s GEICO PBA World Series […]


Top PBA Tour Stories of 2014

January 9th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Jason Belmonte’s back-to-back “major” victories in the USBC Masters and Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions on the heels of winning 2012-13 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year honors was the biggest story in another hallmark year for the PBA. For more detailed information about the PBA’s top stories in 2014, visit the pba.com summary: […]


PBA World Series of Bowling’s ESPN Viewership Ratings Show Sharp Increase

January 9th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Television viewership for the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI’s four animal pattern championships showed strong increases over the 2013 telecasts, ESPN and the PBA reported today. Nielsen ratings for the Sunday, Jan. 4 telecast of the PBA Scorpion Championship averaged 923,000 viewers. That strong figure continued a strong trend for the PBA on […]


Mike Fagan Successfully Navigates Multiple Lane Conditions to Reach PBA World Championship Finals

January 8th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Mike Fagan Successfully Navigates Multiple Lane Conditions to Reach PBA World Championship Finals

The unique Professional Bowlers Association World Championship qualifying format, conducted during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, could easily cause a player to lose focus. With four qualifying rounds on four different PBA animal pattern conditions followed by a fifth PBA World Championship lane oiling pattern for match play, maintaining a rhythm can […]


Ronnie Russell’s Career Reaches Next Level as PBA World Championship Finalist

January 7th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Ronnie Russell’s Career Reaches Next Level as PBA World Championship Finalist

It was a long time coming, but the perseverance of competing for more than a decade without a Professional Bowlers Association Tour title finally paid off for Tour veteran Ronnie Russell. Russell, who now has won two PBA Tour titles in the last two seasons, will compete for the biggest title of his professional career […]


Todd Book Living the Dream as PBA World Championship Finalist

January 6th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Todd Book Living the Dream as PBA World Championship Finalist

Part-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour competitor Todd Book is living the dream. The 43–year-old flooring company owner from the small western Ohio town of Russells Point competes part-time on the PBA Tour. But on Sunday, Jan. 11, he will be trying to win the first title of his eight-year part-time career when he competes in […]



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