Pro Bowling

Zaffino Wins PBA50 Rossi Lanes Open for 25th Regional Title

March 24th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Zaffino Wins PBA50 Rossi Lanes Open for 25th Regional Title

Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pa., defeated Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., 269-216, to win the PBA50 Rossi Lanes Eastern Open at Rossi Lanes Sunday for his 25th career PBA regional title. Zaffino led qualifying and was never seriously challenged during Sunday’s elimination finals, losing only one game. The win earned him $2,700, including a $200 […]


Barrett, Kulick Retain Lead in World Bowling Tour Rankings

March 24th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Barrett, Kulick Retain Lead in World Bowling Tour Rankings

After a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England’s Dom Barrett and the United States’ Kelly Kulick maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events — the H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar, the Kingdom of Bahrain Open […]


Josh Blanchard Wins First PBA Tour Title at Brunswick Euro Challenge

March 22nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Josh Blanchard Wins First PBA Tour Title at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Josh Blanchard of Gilbert, Ariz., won his first PBA Tour title Sunday, defeating Malaysia’s Li Jane Sin, 248-211, in the title match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Blanchard, a 27-year-old fourth-year PBA player and the PBA’s 2011-12 Rookie of the Year, was the top qualifier following the six-game […]


Voting for Best PBA Trick Shot Ends Today!

March 20th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Voting for Best PBA Trick Shot Ends Today!

PBA fans are invited to vote on the best bowling trick shots ever in a special poll now underway on pba.com. The “contest” features four great trick shots: Norm Duke’s “spinning ball spare,” Chris Barnes’ “Flying Eagle,” Osku Palermaa’s “over the chair strike” and the late Andy Varipapa’s “three-ball split conversion.” Voting on pba.com will […]


PBA Returns to ESPN on March 29 for Elias Cup Playoff Series

March 19th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PBA Returns to ESPN on March 29 for Elias Cup Playoff Series

The stars of the Professional Bowlers Association return to ESPN on Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m. ET with the first in a four-week series of PBA League telecasts, concluding with the Elias Cup finals on Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. ET. All PBA League competition will take place at Bayside Bowl in Portland, […]


Bowling Industry Unites to Launch Nationwide Youth Initiative

March 11th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Bowling Industry Unites to Launch Nationwide Youth Initiative

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) have teamed with the International Bowling Campus Youth Development and Strike Ten Entertainment to launch a new league program that encourages kids nationwide to Bowl Like a Girl! or Bowl Like a Boy! The industry-wide youth bowling initiative, which is open to youth bowlers […]


Csuhta Bests Baker for PBA50 Victory Lanes Central Open Victory

March 10th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Csuhta Bests Baker for PBA50 Victory Lanes Central Open Victory

Dale Csuhta of Wadsworth, Ohio, defeated Tom Baker of King, N.C., by 70 pins to win the PBA50 Victory Lanes Central Open presented by 900 Global at Victory Lanes Sunday. Csuhta finished with a 7-5 match play record and a total of 4,893 pins for 20 games, including match play bonus pins. The title was […]


Belmonte Historic as February Bowler of the Month

March 9th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Jason Belmonte has been chosen as the February 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Belmonte had a month to remember with an unprecedented three-peat win at the USBC Masters, followed up by a back-to-back win at the 50th Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions. In the television stepladder final, fourth-seeded […]


Sweden’s Svensson Wins Two-Handed Battle for Bahrain International Open Title

March 7th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Sweden's Svensson Wins Two-Handed Battle for Bahrain International Open Title

Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, who turned 20 a month ago, won an international battle of two-handed players Saturday, defeating Australia’s Jason Belmonte, 258-244, to win his first PBA International Tour title in the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open at Ozone Entertainment Center. After qualifying in 20th place earlier in the week, Svensson, a left-handed two-hander, […]


Sweden’s Svensson, Texan Malott, Four Women Advance to Final Rounds in Bahrain

March 6th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Sweden’s Svensson, Texan Malott, Four Women Advance to Final Rounds in Bahrain

Jesper Svensson, a 20-year-old two-handed player from Sweden, and newly-crowned Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Champion Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, were PBA members who advanced from Friday’s elimination rounds of the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open to Saturday’s final rounds at Ozone Entertainment Center. Svensson, Malott and four women advanced from Friday’s Round […]



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