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PBA League Draft Set for Halloween in Las Vegas

August 28th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Who will be the first player selected when the PBA conducts its 2015 PBA League Draft on Friday, Oct. 31, during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI? Reigning Player of the Year Jason Belmonte? Hall of Famer Pete Weber? A left-hander? Right-hander? Budding future star? A live international audience watching the 3rd annual PBA […]


WBT Finals Field Set; WSOB VI Sold Out; PBA Challenge Taking Shape

August 28th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

WBT Finals Field Set; WSOB VI Sold Out; PBA Challenge Taking Shape

OSKU PALERMAA WINS WBT THAILAND TITLE; WBT FINALS FIELDS SET FOR LAS VEGAS Finland’s Osku Palermaa defeated top seed Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, New York, 227-213, 243-224, on Monday at Blu-O Paragon in Bangkok to win the WBT Thailand, the final PBA International-World Bowling tournament prior to the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas Oct. 24-Nov. […]


Meet “Godzilla,” Mark Roth’s Bowling Cat

August 27th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

It should surprise exactly no one that Mark Roth, a 34-time PBA Tour champion, has a cat that bowls. And anyone familiar with Roth’s ferocious intensity on the lanes during his competitive career will find the name he gave her equally unsurprising: “Godzilla.” “Her name is Serra, but Mark nicknamed her Godzilla because she’s strong […]


WBT Thailand to Determine World Bowling Tour Finalists

August 21st, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

WBT Thailand to Determine World Bowling Tour Finalists

The final qualifying event to determine the top three players for the 2014 World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals presented by PBA is underway in Thailand. The two-year rolling WBT points competition will be complete when the WBT Thailand at Blu-O Paragon in Bangkok ends on Monday, Aug. 25. In both situations, defending WBT […]


Weber, Williams Top PBA50 Tour Stats for 2014

August 21st, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Weber, Williams Top PBA50 Tour Stats for 2014

It didn’t take long for PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke to make an impact on the PBA50 Tour. In his rookie season on the tour for players ages 50 and older, the 37-time PBA Tour champion from Clermont, Florida, became only the second player to earn PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of […]


Ryan Shafer Blowing Away Competition in PBA East Region

August 21st, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Ryan Shafer Blowing Away Competition in PBA East Region

  Shafer’s latest regional title is his third of the season and 26th of his career. Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, New York, went 7-4-1 in match play and finished with a 20-game total of 4,593 pins to record a 146-pin victory over Brian LeClair of Albany, New York, in the PBA Bethmann-Russell Syracuse Open presented […]


Services Set for PBA Hall of Famer Gene Stus

August 19th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Services have been announced for Professional bowlers Association Hall of Famer Gene Stus of Taylor, Mich., who passed on Monday at the age of 74. Stus is survived by his wife Sally, son Troy, stepson Gary Tis, grandchildren Cayla, Chris, D.J., Cody and Nolan, and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20 […]


PBA Hall of Famer Gene Stus Dies at 74

August 18th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The PBA learned today that PBA Hall of Famer and PBA50 Tour standout Gene Stus of Allen Park, Mich., died today at age 74. As a competitive bowler for most of his adult life, Stus had always wondered how he might have done on the PBA Tour. But the opportunity to compete professionally did not […]


Williams Wins Final PBA50 Stop; Duke Makes History

August 14th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Duke withstands challenge from Tom Baker to become second player in PBA50 history–and first since 2005–to win Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in same season Walter Ray Williams Jr. won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker for PBA50 Tour Player of the […]


Duke Holding Lead with PBA50 Player of Year on the Line

August 13th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

With the inside track in the PBA50 Player of the Year race on the tour for players 50 and older, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, averaged 229.3 to lead qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl. Duke, who has won […]



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