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51st PBA Tournament of Champions: No Shortage of Great Story Lines

January 28th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The 2016 PBA FireLake Tournament of Champions makes its first visit to Oklahoma when the FireLake Bowling Center and FireLake Arena in Shawnee host the PBA’s signature tournament Feb. 1-7. Qualifying and match play rounds for the season’s first major will be conducted Feb. 2-5 which will determine the top five players who will advance […]


Yes, Gary Faulkner Jr.’s Race Matters

January 28th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Yes, Gary Faulkner Jr.'s Race Matters

This story in our February issue addresses the many comments posted on our Facebook page in response to a photo of Gary Faulkner Jr. we posted after his PBA World Championship win along with congratulatory words on becoming the second African-American titlist in PBA Tour history. Some comments accused BJI of “bringing race into it”; […]


Bohn, Beasley, Allen and Soedarmasto are Winners in PBA Challenge Finals

January 25th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Bohn, Beasley, Allen and Soedarmasto are Winners in PBA Challenge Finals

PBA stars, Parker Bohn III and Patrick Allen, PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional representative, Ingelimar Beasley, and high school senior, Brandon Soedarmasto, were the winners in Sunday’s ESPN telecast of the PBA Challenge Finals presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. In a television event that put the spotlight on the diversity of PBA […]


TODAY on ESPN: PBA Challenge Finals at 3 p.m. ET

January 24th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

TODAY on ESPN: PBA Challenge Finals at 3 p.m. ET

ESPN coverage of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy PBA  comes to an end Sunday when three of the Professional Bowlers Association’s levels of competition and one of the sport’s premiere youth events take center stage in the PBA Challenge Finals presented by the International Bowling Musuem and Hall […]


Jason Belmonte Welcomes Third Child into the World

January 21st, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Jason Belmonte Welcomes Third Child into the World

                                Yesterday was quite the day for the Belmonte family. Shortly after learning that he had joined Earl Anthony, Mark Roth, and Walter Ray Williams Jr. as the fourth player in PBA history to win Player of the Year three […]


Who’s Going to Win? Xtra Frame to Reveal 2015 PBA Award Winners Live on Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST

January 19th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Xtra Frame’s exclusive live coverage of PBA news and events continues Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST when PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark will reveal the winners of the 2015 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year and Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year awards. The 2015 Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award and Tony Reyes […]


Youth Vs. Experience Highlights 2015 PBA Regional Awards Winners

January 19th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Youth Vs. Experience Highlights 2015 PBA Regional Awards Winners

CHICAGO  – The Professional Bowlers Association’s regional program, founded in 1970, has provided young bowlers with a proving ground to develop their skills in high-level competition against some of the sport’s established stars. That mix of PBA Tour stars and emerging young talent was evident when John Weber, Director of PBA Regional and PBA50 Tours, announced […]


Belmonte Looking Forward to ‘Major’ Stretch Beginning with FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions

January 19th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Belmonte Looking Forward to ‘Major’ Stretch Beginning with FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions

When two-time defending FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions winner, Jason Belmonte, competes in the 2016 edition of PBA’s signature championship Feb. 1-7 in Shawnee, Okla., he will be focused on yet another career milestone that will add to what is already one of the best runs in PBA majors history. The 32-year-old two-hander from Australia […]


Parker Bohn III Holds Third Place on All-Time PBA TV Appearances List

January 18th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

By qualifying for the ESPN finals of the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA – on the heels of his victory in the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game – Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III broke a tie with Norm Duke and surpassed the legendary Earl Anthony to claim sole possession of third place […]


Barbasol Unveils Ultimate PBA Prize Package Sweepstakes

January 18th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Barbasol Shaving Cream, title sponsor of the 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship, is offering PBA fans a unique opportunity to win the Ultimate PBA Prize Package Sweepstakes beginning today and running through March 5. The Grand Prize winner will receive a 15-minute video call from a current PBA star, a bowling pin autographed by PBA […]



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