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PBA Moves World Series to Reno in December

May 27th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The 2015 PBA World Series of Bowling, which had been penciled in for a return to the South Point Bowling Center and Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas in October, is moving to Reno and the National Bowling Stadium. The new dates are December 9-17, which will accommodate a live ESPN telecast in prime time on […]


Pluhowsky, Johnson to Represent Team USA in Pan American Games

May 22nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Pluhowsky, Johnson to Represent Team USA in Pan American Games

Lucas Wiseman USBC Communications Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., will represent Team USA at the prestigious 2015 Pan American Games this July in Toronto. The qualifying process was based on performance at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials and the 2015 USBC Queens. Devin Bidwell of […]


12th New Mexico Open to Feature Record Prize Fund

May 21st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

12th New Mexico Open to Feature Record Prize Fund

Worth record $ 65,000; up $ 10,000 over last year; new finals bracket format; finals televised live in Albuquerque; Santa Fe Mazda/Volvo adds $ 5,500; Double Bang for your Buck for NM bowlers The 12th New Mexico Open, to be held at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho from August 14-16, will pay out more […]


IBMA Raises More Than $1K with Raffle, Book Sales at USBC Convention

May 18th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

IBMA Raises More Than $1K with Raffle, Book Sales at USBC Convention

Thanks to the generosity of a number of industry partners and attendees, the International Bowling Media Association was able to donate $1,040 to the Chuck Pezzano Scholarship Fund from the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Convention in Omaha, Neb. Prizes including stays at the Eldorado Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nev., and Coast Casinos in […]


Developer Hopes to Keep Bowling in Kerrville

May 14th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The lone bowling center in Kerrville, Texas, is scheduled to close on May 31, ending a run that began in 1959. While the center is closing, it may not be the end of bowling in Kerrville. “We have been and are continuing to explore many options to relocate bowling to another location in the city,” […]


McNiel Adds Another Chapter to Incredible Open Championships Run

May 4th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

McNiel Adds Another Chapter to Incredible Open Championships Run

Matt Cannizzaro and Aaron Smith USBC Communications The scores Matt McNiel of Prior Lake, Minnesota, has rolled at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships over the last six years almost can be described as mind-boggling, and the three-time titlist was at it again this weekend at the El Paso Convention Center. The 29-year-old left-hander […]


Wilkinson Elected to Top USBC Post

May 2nd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Wilkinson Elected to Top USBC Post

Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, N.Y., has been elected president of the United States Bowling Congress by the USBC Board of Directors, and Cathy DeSocio of Wichita, Kan., will serve as vice president of USBC for the 2015-16 season. Wilkinson, 28, has served as USBC vice president the last two seasons and will assume his […]


USBC Inducts Five into Hall of Fame

May 1st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

USBC Inducts Five into Hall of Fame

Five new members of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame had their accomplishments celebrated Wednesday night as they earned bowling’s ultimate honor. Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Larry Laub of Lincoln, California, Gus Yannaras of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sam Lantto of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and the late Fritzie Rahn of Chicago were formally […]


2015 USBC Convention Concludes

May 1st, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

2015 USBC Convention Concludes

In addition to electing three board members Thursday, delegates rejected legislative proposals requiring the merger of non-merged state and local associations during the final day of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The 761 voting delegates (723 association delegates, 14 athletes and 24 board members) voted on eight […]


The 105th Petersen Classic Kicks Off May 1

April 30th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The 105th Petersen Classic Kicks Off May 1

Brunswick Zone River Grove to Host the Legendary Tournament’s Opening Ceremonies WHAT: The 105th Petersen Classic will host its opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting at it’s new home: Brunswick Zone River Grove, Illinois. After opening ceremonies and remarks, the official tournament will begin. WHEN: Friday, May 1, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WHERE: Brunswick […]



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