Pro Bowling

Belmonte Wins Best Bowler ESPY for Second Time

July 18th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Belmonte Wins Best Bowler ESPY for Second Time

Two-time defending PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia won the Best Bowler ESPY Award for the second time during the 2015 ESPY Awards ceremony Wednesday evening at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Belmonte, who won his first ESPY Award in 2011, was among winners in a variety of sports and special […]


PWBA Sells Out Four More Events, Expands Fields to Accommodate Demand

July 17th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PWBA Sells Out Four More Events, Expands Fields to Accommodate Demand

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour has increased the field size for several upcoming events to meet the strong demand for additional spots. “It’s great the PWBA Tour was able to add additional spots so more women have the opportunity to compete,” PWBA spokesperson Kelly Kulick said. “It’s exciting to see the tremendous support the […]


Mitch Beasley Defeats Wife in Historic PBA Regional Title Match

July 17th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

In a first for the Professional Bowlers Association, Mitch Beasley of Nashville, Tenn., defeated his wife, Inngellimar Beasley, 224-212, to win the PBA Shock Top Midwest Region Open at Plaza Lanes in St. Charles, Mo., Saturday. It was the first time in PBA history that a husband and wife bowled for a PBA title. Mitch […]


Palermaa wins $81,000 Top Prize in World Bowling Open

July 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Palermaa wins $81,000 Top Prize in World Bowling Open

Bill Vint Professional Bowlers Association Finland’s Osku Palermaa and Singapore’s Joey Yeo won the men’s and women’s singles titles in the inaugural Bowling World Open Sunday. Each earned an $81,000 first prize in the showcase event contested in a six-lane bowling arena inside Makuhari-Messe Convention Center in suburban Tokyo. The finals were nationally-televised in Japan. […]


Elysia Current Wins Inaugural 2015 PWBA Tour Stop in Sacramento

July 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Elysia Current Wins Inaugural 2015 PWBA Tour Stop in Sacramento

Lucas Wiseman USBC Communications Elysia Current of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, took advantage of great ball reaction in the stepladder finals and rolled to the title Saturday at the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Storm Sacramento Open. Current defeated top seed Kristina Wendell of Kingston, New York, 246-194, in the championship match before a standing-room only crowd at […]


Barrett, Palermaa, O’Neill, Kulick Chasing $81K Top Prize at Bowling World Open

July 11th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Barrett, Palermaa, O’Neill, Kulick Chasing $81K Top Prize at Bowling World Open

Professional Bowlers Association champions Dom Barrett of England, Osku Palermaa of Finland and Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., along with Japan’s Isao Yamamoto, will bowl for an $81,000 first prize in the men’s singles championship round of the inaugural Bowling World Open Sunday in an arena setting at Makuhari-Messe convention center. The women’s finalists will […]


Wendell is Top Qualifer at PWBA Sacramento Open

July 11th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Wendell is Top Qualifer at PWBA Sacramento Open

Kristina Wendell of Kingston, New York, earned top qualifier honors Friday at the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Storm Sacramento Open. Wendell took the lead after the opening six games of qualifying and kept the top spot after 12 games with a total of 2,752 (229.33 average) at Steve Cook’s Fireside Lanes. The top 16 players […]


Hulsenberg Looking Forward to PWBA Storm Sacramento Open

July 10th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Hulsenberg Looking Forward to PWBA Storm Sacramento Open

When the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour ceased operations a dozen years ago, Leanne Hulsenberg decided to settle down in the Sacramento area. Now, she’ll have a chance to resume her career in the community that took such good care of her for a decade. Hulsenberg will be in the sold-out field of 80 bowlers […]


Japan’s Bowling World Open Begins with Open Qualifying in Tokyo

July 10th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Japan’s Bowling World Open Begins with Open Qualifying in Tokyo

Bowlers from 55 countries, including many of the best male and female players in the sport, have begun competition in the inaugural World Bowling Open, an event designed as a showcase for observers considering additional sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games program. The event began Thursday with open qualifying for non-exempt players and concludes […]


Pete Weber Named June Bowler of the Month

July 7th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Pete Weber Named June Bowler of the Month

Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., has been selected as the June 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Weber threw a clutch 10th frame double to defeat Eric Forkel of Henderson, Nev., 224-212, to win the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm. Starting as the fourth-seed in […]



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