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PBA50 Tour leads to ESPN finale in 2013

December 5th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A new name, new venues, a season-long points competition leading to an ESPN-televised finale, and a crop of new star players will highlight the 2013 PBA50 Tour season. The 2013 PBA50 Tour (formerly PBA Senior Tour) schedule will consist of 11 tournaments, with new stops in Welch, Minn.; Tampa, Fla. (tentative), and Trussville, Ala. The […]


Finalists Set in Bowlers Journal Scorpion

November 7th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A pair of “two-handed” bowlers — Osku Palermaa and Jason Belmonte — nailed down the top two positions for the ESPN stepladder finals of the Bowlers Journal Scorpion Championship at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Rounding out the finals field are Tom Daugherty, who does not put his thumb in the ball when […]


Format Set for New PBA League

October 24th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Professional Bowlers Assn. will introduce an eight-team pro bowling league for the 2012-13 season, featuring PBA stars as “franchise players,” a draft of PBA members to fill out the five-player team rosters and a television series resulting in six ESPN telecasts, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark has announced.   The historic PBA League will make […]


Each Region Gets Its Own ‘RPI’

August 29th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The PBA has created a new Regional Players Invitational series for the 2012-13 season that will give all PBA members an opportunity to qualify for a prestigious new regional championship event closer to home, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark has announced. The series — which will be conducted in the PBA’s East, South, Central, Midwest, Southwest […]


PBA Inks Deal With Shamrock

July 25th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

The Professional Bowlers Assn. has retained Shamrock Sports and Entertainment to provide strategic marketing and sponsorship development services.


PBA Player of Year race intensifies

April 4th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Australia’s Jason Belmonte is trying to become just the fourth player in Professional Bowlers Assn. history to earn PBA Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors, but PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke and a pair of spoilers will try to derail Belmonte’s bid in the finals of the Pepsi PBA Elite […]


Weber’s U.S. Open Win: Day-by-Day

February 29th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Pete Weber became the most successful bowler in U.S Open history Sunday, winning the most challenging major title in bowling for a record fifth time with a strike on his final ball in the 10th frame to nip top qualifier Mike Fagan, 215-214. Weber, who came into the stepladder finals as the No. 4 qualifier, […]


Fagan wins Masters

January 29th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Fagan wins Masters

Mike Fagan scored a come-from-behind 246-213 victory over Chris Barnes to capture the 2012 Alka Seltzer Plus Liquid Gels USBC Masters title at Strike Zone at Sunset Station in Henderson, Nev. Fagan rolled seven strikes in the last six frames to bounce back from a 6-7-10 split in the 1st. Barnes rolled strikes in four […]


Don Carter Dies

January 6th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Don Carter Dies

All-time great Don Carter has passed away.


WSOB: Duke, Weber in Hunt for Titles

November 17th, 2011 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke will have an opportunity to move into a tie for third place on the all-time PBA titles list after advancing to the finals of the Pepsi PBA Elite Players Championship Wednesday at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Duke, currently tied with fellow Hall of Famer Mark Roth for […]



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