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Masters to kick off Tuesday with minor format changes

February 13th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Some of the greatest players to ever throw a bowling ball have won the USBC Masters over the years, but it has been nearly five decades since a player has successfully defended his title. This year, that daunting task belongs to Mike Fagan, who won his first major title last year when he defeated Chris […]


Roth Classic title match airs Sunday on ESPN

February 13th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The PBA Tour and PBA League continue on ESPN Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern with the finals of the Mark Roth Classic and another round of PBA League competition from Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. The telecast will begin with a Clash Eliminator round, where 11 players will compete in a one-ball, low-man-out competition. […]


Chris & Chris win Chris’ PBA All-Stars event

February 5th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In one of the highest scoring televised Baker format doubles title matches in PBA history, comedian and podcast innovator Chris Hardwick and 14-time tour winner Chris Barnes defeated actor/comedian Kevin Hart and four-time PBA Tour titlist Bill O’Neill, 270-267, to win the 5th annual Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars tournament, which aired Sunday on ESPN […]


Salvino title match, more PBA League play on TV Sunday

February 5th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The PBA Tour’s Detroit Winter Swing and PBA League competition resume on ESPN this Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern with the finals of the Carmen Salvino Classic and the Salvino round of PBA League qualifying from Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. Defending champion Andres Gomez of Colombia will take on D.J. Archer of Friendswood, […]


‘Major Mika’ prevails in Japan Cup

January 23rd, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Finland native Mika Koivuniemi won his second Round1 Japan Cup and a $71,700 first prize at Round1 Stadium Diver City Tokyo Plaza Bowling Center with a 268-164 victory over Japan’s Yoshihiro Kaji, denying Kaji’s bid to become the first Japanese player to win the event in 24 years. The 45-year-old Koivuniemi, wearing glasses for the first […]


Bohn adds to his legend with World win

January 15th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., completed one of the most impressive, if unlikely, victories in his hall of fame career, defeating four opponents including top qualifier Jason Belmonte of Australia, 254-227, to win the PBA World Championship at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The concluding event of the GEICO PBA World […]


King’s PBAL team obtains Kulick in trade

January 15th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Women’s sports pioneer Billie Jean King, owner of the New York City WTT KingPins in the new Professional Bowlers Assn. League, thought it would only be appropriate for the PBA League’s only woman owner to have a female presence on her team. To make that happen, King completed a trade with Motown Muscle owner Jerome […]


Daugherty Wins BJ Scorpion Championship

January 7th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

After bowling a Professional Bowlers Assn. record-low 100 game in his only previous television appearance, Tom Daugherty of Wesley Chapel, Fla., redeemed himself in the Bowlers Journal Scorpion Championship, winning three consecutive matches — including a 200-182 victory over top qualifier Osku Palermaa of Finland — to capture his first PBA Tour title at South […]


Bowlers Journal Scorpion Telecast Is This Sunday

January 4th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

This Sunday’s stepladder finals of the Bowlers Journal Scorpion Championship will feature two of the sport’s most prominent “two-handers” and two other players trying for their first PBA Tour win. In the opening match of the Scorpion Championship, Tom Daugherty will face off against Jason Sterner in a battle of non-titlists. Sterner, whose best tour […]


Preview: ‘Viper’ Finals on ESPN Sunday

December 21st, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The stepladder finals for this Sunday’s PBA Viper Championship from the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas features two PBA Players of the Year and two other players hoping to add another PBA title to their resumés. In the opening match of the second “animal pattern” tour event of the season, two-time Player […]



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