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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 […]


Stuart Williams Carries Banner for International Players in PBA World Championship Finals

January 6th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Stuart Williams Carries Banner for International Players in PBA World Championship Finals

The road to the stepladder finals of the 55th PBA World Championship is a long one, but it took a dramatic win in the final position round match to vault England’s Stuart Williams into the finals. In that match, Williams advanced from seventh place to fifth with a 258-194 victory over fellow Englishman and defending […]


Haugen Jr. Wins Fourth PBA Title at Scorpion Championships

January 4th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Haugen Jr. Wins Fourth PBA Title at Scorpion Championships

Listen to the BJI podcast with Michael Haugen Jr. here: Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix survived a 10th-frame mental error to win his fourth Professional Bowlers Association Tour title in the PBA Scorpion Championship at the new South Point Bowling Plaza, and minutes after his 213-206 victory over Sweden’s Martin Larsen, he got the girl […]


900 Global Signs Chris and Lynda Barnes, Announces PBA Registration

January 2nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

900 Global Signs Chris and Lynda Barnes, Announces PBA Registration

At a press conference this morning, Global Manufacturing officially unveiled its agreement with 17-time PBA Champion Chris Barnes and two-time United States Bowling Congress Queens Champion Lynda Barnes to join 900 Global as brand ambassadors. The husband and wife pair have earned many honors in the sport of bowling over their careers.“Chris and Lynda’s bowling accomplishments speak for […]


WSOB VI: The BJI Podcasts

December 29th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

WSOB VI: The BJI Podcasts

We caught up with many of the titlists that emerged at World Series of Bowling VI at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. In case you missed our podcasts with any of them, you can find them all here:                               […]


Ronnie Russell: The BJI Podcast

December 29th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Ronnie Russell: The BJI Podcast

In the semifinal round of yesterday’s PBA Chameleon Championship on ESPN, Ronnie Russell became the 24th bowler in PBA Tour history to bowl a televised perfect game. We sat down with Russell shortly after the conclusion of his title match against D.J. Archer, in which Russell ultimately lost, 241-215, but not before picking up a […]



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