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PBA Summer Swing Returns, Moves to Oklahoma

March 21st, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Updated… The PBA’s 2014 Summer Swing, a multi-tournament event that will be televised by CBS Sports Network, will be hosted by Grand Casino Resort and FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., May 18-25, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today. The Summer Swing will include four PBA Tour title events — the Wolf, Bear and Badger […]


USBC Adds a National Mixed Championship

February 24th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Bowling Congress will introduce the USBC Mixed in 2015. The new USBC national tournament will debut alongside the 2015 USBC Women’s Championships at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., and will include a variety of average-based divisions to attract bowlers of all ages and abilities. The Mixed, which will run from […]


Murphy Named Interim E.D. of USBC

February 6th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Chad Murphy has been named Interim Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress by President Andrew Cain, Bowl.com reports. Murphy currently serves as the International Bowling Campus Managing Director of Youth Development, a position he has held since January of 2012. Murphy will continue in his role supervising IBC Youth Development in addition to […]


Stu Upson Out as USBC Executive Director

February 4th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The two men hired to oversee main operations at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas — Steve Johnson with the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and Stu Upson with the United States Bowling Congress — now are both gone. Johnson suddenly resigned from his post as BPAA executive director last Oct. 13. And today, […]


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January 28th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

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Belmonte Named PBA Player of the Year for 2012-13

January 18th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Australia’s Jason Belmonte was named the 2012-13 PBA Chris Schenkel Player of the Year today during a special live presentation from Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., beamed on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. In earning his first Player of the Year honor, Belmonte won two titles, including the USBC Masters — his first […]


Bohn Is First PBA Tony Reyes Award Recipient

January 15th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., is the first Tony Reyes Community Service Award recipient, named in honor of the late PBA Tour champion in honor of his off-the-lanes activities. The award will be presented annually to a PBA member who has performed outstanding community service and made charitable and/or educational […]


Update #2: TOC Host Calls PBA Move a ‘Wake-up Call for the Industry’

December 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

UPDATE #2: Jim Doty, General Manager of Royal Pin Leisure Centers in Indianapolis, said he was “disappointed and shocked” by the PBA’s decision to pull the 2014 Tournament of Champions out of Royal Pin’s Woodland Bowl. But he quickly added that he understood the reason for the move, and “holds no ill will toward the […]


Update: TOC Changes Linked to PBA Revenue Projections

December 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

UPDATE: PBA Commissioner Tom Clark told Mark Ambrogi of the Indianapolis Star that moving the 2014 Tournament of Champions to January in metro Detroit was a budget issue. “Some measures had to be taken due to revenue projections [for 2014] not matching expenses,” Clark said. “Due to the TOC being late[r] in the year, that […]


PBA Changes Dates and Venue for Tournament of Champions

December 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The 2014 PBA Barbasol Tournament of Champions will move to Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., beginning Jan. 18 and concluding with a live ESPN telecast at 12 noon Eastern on Sunday, Jan. 26, the PBA announced today. The change in venue and dates for the 49th TOC from previously announced April in Indianapolis is […]



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