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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 […]


Dick Weber to be Honored by His Longtime Hometown

August 20th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Dick Weber’s longtime home in Missouri — Florissant — will honor the late bowling great with a plaque on the community’s Walk Through History. Weber moved to Florissant in 1955 and, 16 years later, opened Dick Weber Lanes. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Weber’s widow, Juanita, will be in attendance, as will their famous […]


Nidiffer Claims $10,000 Top Prize at 11th New Mexico Open

August 20th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Craig Nidiffer caught two early breaks in his match against top seed Brett Wolfe to beat the 2002 USBC Masters champion and 2010 New Mexico Open runner-up, 276-237, at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Wolfe hit the pocket 12 times, striking seven, but left two stone-cold 8 pins, a ringing 7 pin, […]


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 […]


Sweden, Japan close out World Youth Championships with Masters Gold

August 15th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The 2014 World Youth Championships came to an exciting close Friday as Jesper Svensson of Sweden and Japan’s Mirai Ishimoto won Masters gold medals at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. Both sealed their victories with clutch doubles in the final frame. Svensson defeated Junior Team USA’s Wesley Low, 237-227, while Ishimoto topped Finland’s Sanna Pasanen, […]


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 […]


USA, Japan Lead Team Qualifying at World Youth Championships

August 12th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

With the first three games of team qualifying at the 2014 World Youth Championships completed, the United States boys and Japan girls top the standings. Team qualifying will conclude Wednesday with the final three games and the top four boys teams and top four girls teams will advance to the medal round Wednesday evening at the SCAA […]



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