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Teen Masters Adds $4000 Billy Hardwick Scholarship Award

February 7th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

New Scholarship offered at 20th Annual Championships this summer Billy Hardwick is a bowling legend, but at the end of his first year on the PBA Tour, 1962, no one would have predicted it. In that first season, he entered 17 events and failed to cash in any of them. He was discouraged, to say […]


CBS Sports Network to Televise PWBA Tour, Many Other Bowling Events in 2016

February 1st, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

CBS Sports Network to Televise PWBA Tour, Many Other Bowling Events in 2016

Jason Overstreet USBC Communications PWBA Tour, Junior Gold Championships, new USA Bowling finals and Intercollegiate Championships included in new 23-event national TV package ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress has reached an agreement with CBS Sports Network to televise 23 major championship bowling events in 2016 and 2017, highlighted by the U.S. Open, as […]


USBC, BPAA ‘In Final Stages’ of Talks to Televise Championship Finals of 2016 PWBA Tour Events

January 28th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Television coverage of the PWBA Tour is a possibility in 2016, according to those close to the negotiations. During a “town hall” meeting at the BPAA Bowling Summit in Honolulu this week, it was confirmed that negotiations are under way to make that happen. However, it was emphasized that nothing was set in stone, and […]


Presidential Candidate Clinton Appears at Iowa Bowling Center

January 27th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Presidential election moved from the streets of Iowa to the alleys — specifically, Adel Family Fun Center (https://www.facebook.com/affcbowl/) in Adel, Iowa — on Wednesday morning with an appearance by Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. According to proprietor, Bryce Smith, himself a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, he has chatted with Clinton on […]


Owner of Collapsed Bowling Center Speaks with BJI

January 27th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

To say that Wayne Lanes owner, Shawn Lavender, is going through a lot right now is to dramatically understate his present circumstances. “I am talking to you in my car. That’s my office now. I have no office,” he told BJI earlier today. As we reported over the weekend, Lavender’s Waynesboro, Va., center collapsed under […]


USBC Announces High Average, Series awards for 2014-15

January 26th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Aaron Smith USBC Communications ARLINGTON, Texas - Former Team USA member, Lisa Noor of Mound, Minn., and 2013 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships Regular Singles winner, Zeke Bayt of Westerville, Ohio, claimed the USBC Sport Bowling National High Average Awards for the 2014-15 season. Noor, 45, earned the women’s award after finishing with a 205 […]


Bowl for the Cure Fabulous Four Contest Winners Announced

January 26th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Bowl for the Cure Fabulous Four Contest Winners Announced

Terry Bigham USBC Communications ARLINGTON, Texas – The Bowl for the Cure® Fabulous Four essay contest winners have been determined and the four women soon will take part in an exciting bowling adventure that will include competing in the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships. The winners for 2016 are Annissa Grooms of Manchester, Ohio, […]


Hillary Clinton Scheduled for Campaign Appearance at Iowa Bowling Center

January 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Presidential election moves from the streets of Iowa to the alleys — specifically, Adel Family Fun Center in Adel, Iowa — on Wednesday morning with a scheduled appearance by Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. According to proprietor, Bryce Smith, himself a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, he has met with Clinton on several […]


Mitchell Family Assumes Sole Ownership of Kegel Company

January 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

UPDATED: Kegel LLC has announced that there has been a change in company ownership. Linda Davis, co-founder and wife of company founder, John Davis, has redeemed her share of ownership in the company, leaving the Mitchell family as the sole shareholders of Kegel. Members of the Mitchell family have held a minority interest in the […]


Snow Collapses Roof of PBA Host Center Wayne Lanes

January 24th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Snow Collapses Roof of PBA Host Center Wayne Lanes

We have very sad news to report out of Waynesboro, Va., where Wayne Lanes suffered a roof collapse Saturday night due to snowfall. BJI’s current issue reports on a PBA Regional that had just been held there before Thanksgiving, the Decker Appraisal Services Baker Trios presented by Hammer. The winning trios team comprised PBA and […]



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