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Sneak Peek: South Point Bowling Plaza Opens Its Doors

October 30th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Sneak Peek: South Point Bowling Plaza Opens Its Doors

  Eight months ahead of schedule, the $35 million South Point Bowling Plaza opened its doors this morning for a media preview. On hand were representatives of the South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Events and the United States Bowling Congress. USBC will stage five Open Championships and four Women’s Championships at the 60-lane […]


Painter looking to repeat at ITRC Super Senior Classic

October 28th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Kerry Painter of Henderson, Nevada, won the inaugural International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic last year, and he’ll be back at the ITRC this week looking to retain the crown. The 2014 event gets underway Wednesday as the 61-year-old right-hander and a field of more than 30 of the top United States Bowling […]


Team USA Squad for World Men’s Championships Selected

October 24th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Team USA Squad for World Men's Championships Selected

Team USA will send six of the best bowlers in the world to represent the United States at the 2014 World Men’s Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in December. Chris Barnes (Double Oak, Texas), Mike Fagan (Dallas), Tommy Jones (Simpsonville, South Carolina), Marshall Kent (Yakima, Washington), Bill O’Neill (Langhorne, Pennsylvania) and Sean Rash […]


Ebola Scare Closes Brooklyn Bowling Establishment

October 24th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

A bowling establishment in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn called “The Gutter” announced on its Facebook page last night that it was forced to close down temporarily after it was discovered that Dr. Craig Spencer, who had returned to New York on Oct. 17 following a stint aiding Ebola patients in the West African nation […]


WBT Finals to Feature Experimental Scoring System

October 23rd, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

WBT Finals to Feature Experimental Scoring System

International task force develops fast-paced, easy-to-understand format for match play competition Athletes and bowling fans around the world will be introduced to a proposed new scoring system for competitive bowling during the World Bowling Tour (WBT) Men’s and Women’s Finals in Las Vegas on November 2. The experimental scoring system for competitive bowling is the […]


Glass, Peters, Wilt Elected to PBA Hall of Fame

October 20th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Glass, Peters, Wilt Elected to PBA Hall of Fame

Bob Glass, a dominant player during a 10-year career on the PBA50 Tour; former Microsoft executive Chris Peters, who played a key role as a new owner in reviving the Professional Bowlers Association, and Barb Wilt, the longest-tenured employee in PBA history, have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will be […]


PHOTOS: Today Show Hosts Go Bowling

October 17th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PHOTOS: Today Show Hosts Go Bowling

This morning’s edition of The Today Show featured hosts Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales and Al Roker shoeing up and taking to the lanes. Each host threw shots on a portable bowling lane installed outdoors by John and Joe LaSpina of Maple Family Centers that they call “1 Lane to Go.” The […]


Marshall Holman to Join Xtra Frame Crew at WSOB VI

October 16th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Marshall Holman to Join Xtra Frame Crew at WSOB VI

PBA legend Marshall Holman will return to the broadcast booth when he joins the Xtra Frame coverage team for the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI as color commentator, PBA Vice President of Media Dave Schroeder announced today. The PBA Hall of Famer and 22-time PBA Tour titlist will join Xtra Frame and ESPN […]


IBMHOF Awarded Presenting Sponsorship of WSOB VI PBA Challenge Telecast

October 14th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

IBMHOF Awarded Presenting Sponsorship of WSOB VI PBA Challenge Telecast

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will be presenting sponsor of the PBA Challenge telecast on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 18, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark has announced. The presenting sponsorship was awarded by the PBA to create awareness for the IBMHOF, which is located in Arlington, Texas. The PBA Challenge presented by the […]


HOAX: Big Lebowski 2 NOT in Development

October 11th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Our earlier report that development of a sequel to the cult-classic bowling film, The Big Lebowski, was underway has turned out to be the result of a hoax by satirical website, The National Report, which kindled the hopes of Lebowski fans everywhere (including Bowlers Journal!) that a sequel to the beloved cult-classic bowling film was […]



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