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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 […]


Services set for Billy Hardwick

November 19th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Funeral and visitation arrangements have been announced for PBA Hall of Famer Billy Hardwick, who passed away Saturday at the age of 72. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Central at Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in Memphis. The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday. Memorial Park Funeral Home is […]


PBA Great Billy Hardwick Dies at 72

November 17th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Hall of Famer and two-time PBA Player of the Year Billy Hardwick of Memphis, Tenn., died of an apparent heart attack Saturday. He was 72. In one of the greatest turnarounds in professional bowling history, Hardwick went from a rookie PBA Tour season in 1962 when he failed to cash in a single event, […]


Weber Cup XIV – The Final Hurdles

October 13th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

Weber Cup XIV - The Final Hurdles

The European quartet of Mika Koivuniemi, Dominic Barrett, Stuart Williams and Martin Larsen hold a slim two-point lead and need four more on the road to 17 to win back the Weber Cup they lost to the Americans three years ago. The current standings after four of the five sessions at the Metrodome, Barnsley in […]


Weber Cup XIV – Europe Fight Back

October 13th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

Weber Cup XIV - Europe Fight Back

After  a gripping Saturday night transatlantic team tussle, the American quartet of Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, Mike Fagan and Bill O’Neill emerge with just a slim two point advantage after allowing the European team of Mika Koivuniemi, Stuart Williams, Dominic Barrett and Martin Larsen to chip away the colonials four point lead. One again the […]


Weber Cup XIV – Is it the best ever?

October 12th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

Yes, I do realize that were at not yet halfway through the schedule but opinions are being bandied about that this is turning out to be the best-ever Weber Cup. The level of bowling in this 14th 888.com Weber Cup is nothing short of outstanding and the packed arena echoes with cheers as the crowd […]


USA in Command at Weber Cup XIV

October 12th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

USA in Command at Weber Cup XIV

After a 5-1 thrashing of the European quartet by Chris Barnes and his merry men last night, the schedule moves into a different mood, featuring the usual opening of a Baker team match then alternating doubles and singles for five matches. The doubles are played as a scotch doubles, players alternating shots through the game. […]


Rarin’ to go in Session 1

October 11th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

Rarin' to go in Session 1

The two teams are fully manned and all eight bowlers are now set to get the 14th Weber Cup up and running, the colonials, of course, betting their socks that they will be the ones standing atop the podium on Sunday. As aforementioned, the American line-up is the trusted quartet of Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, […]


2013 Weber Cup

October 11th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

The inaugural Weber Cup took place in 2000 has gone from strength to strength annually ever since. Using the concept of golf’s Ryder Cup, the Weber Cup pits two four-person teams representing the United States and Europe against each other over three days in a series of team, singles and doubles matches. Always innovative, Matchroom […]



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