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Monacelli Outlasts Bohn, Weber and Williams to Win Clash of the Legends: Next Up on Xtra Frame, PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

May 3rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Monacelli Outlasts Bohn, Weber and Williams to Win Clash of the Legends: Next Up on Xtra Frame, PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

Jerry Schneider Professional Bowlers Association Four of PBA’s all-time greats, with a combined total of 137 PBA Tour and 16 PBA50 Tour wins, battled it out in the Clash of the Legends presented by BVL at Farmingdale Lanes Saturday. After three rounds and a roll-off, it was 19-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour winner, […]


For Bowling Legend Johnny Petraglia, PBA50 Tournament Named in His Honor Will Have Special Meaning

May 1st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

 For Bowling Legend Johnny Petraglia, PBA50 Tournament Named in His Honor Will Have Special Meaning

On May 17, 2012, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia set a record that may never be broken. The legendary lefthander became the first player in PBA history to win a national tour or senior tour title in six different decades when he won the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes in […]


USBC Inducts Five into Hall of Fame

May 1st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

USBC Inducts Five into Hall of Fame

Five new members of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame had their accomplishments celebrated Wednesday night as they earned bowling’s ultimate honor. Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Larry Laub of Lincoln, California, Gus Yannaras of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sam Lantto of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and the late Fritzie Rahn of Chicago were formally […]


World’s Best Bowlers Set to Return to Oklahoma for Summer Swing

April 30th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

World's Best Bowlers Set to Return to Oklahoma for Summer Swing

A sold-out field including 120 of the world’s best bowlers will resume competition when the Professional Bowlers Association returns to FireLake Bowling Center and the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort May 9-17 for the second annual Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel and Resort PBA Summer Swing. The Summer Swing will include four PBA Tour title events […]


Largest PBA League Audience Ever Watches Elias Cup Final Rounds on ESPN

April 30th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Largest PBA League Audience Ever Watches Elias Cup Final Rounds on ESPN

Closing out a highly-successful season of ESPN coverage, the PBA Tour posted the largest audience ratings in the three-year history of PBA League competition. The PBA League Elias Cup finals from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, reached an audience of more than 670,000 viewers, up 66 percent over the previous year and up 22 percent […]


Jack Jurek captures emotional PBA50 Miller High Life Classic win for second PBA50 title

April 30th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Jack Jurek captures emotional PBA50 Miller High Life Classic win for second PBA50 title

In a tournament he dedicated to his father Jerry, who passed away two weeks ago, Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., survived an emotional championship match to win the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 Wednesday at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes. Jurek also survived an early open in the third frame of the […]


High 5 Gear Signs 10 Top Women Bowlers in Advance of PWBA’s Return

April 29th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

High 5 Gear Signs 10 Top Women Bowlers in Advance of PWBA's Return

High 5 Gear has announced the signing of newly-elected United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson along with nine other outstanding woman bowlers to represent its products when the Professional Women’s Bowling Association resumes competition in May after a 12-year absence. Johnson, from Cheektowaga, N.Y., will be inducted into the USBC Hall of […]


300 Helps Learn Jr. Top Qualifying at PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

April 29th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

300 Helps Learn Jr. Top Qualifying at PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

A 300 game to start the second round Tuesday helped Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., top qualifying in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes. Learn a five-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist ended qualifying with a 3,898 16-game pinfall (243.6 average) bowling games […]


‘I Was Tired of Living A Lie’: Our Podcast with Anthony Pepe

April 28th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

'I Was Tired of Living A Lie': Our Podcast with Anthony Pepe

The reception with which Anthony Pepe’s fellow pro bowlers, as well as many friends and family members, greeted his decision on April 24 to go public with his sexuality allayed the anxiety and fear that preceded it. “One of the worst fears I had in life was being rejected as a person and as a […]


Voss Averages 253.8 to Lead First Round In PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

April 27th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Voss Averages 253.8 to Lead First Round In PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Brian Voss averaged 253.8 Monday to lead qualifying after the first round of the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes. Voss, a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour who is trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, fired a 2,031 pinfall […]



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