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BPAA makes 72 U.S. Open spots available

July 9th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

An additional 72 spots have been made available for the U.S. Open tournaments later this month in Columbus, Ohio. These spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and are available to both men and women. To reserve a spot, a bowler must call Kristin at 817-385-8451. All entries will be processed in the […]

Sam Baca Guests on Phantom Radio

June 7th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In Wednesday’s e-dition of eBowler, and Thursday’s e-dition of the Cyber Report, the good folks at Phantom Radio accidentally provided us with the wrong link for this week’s show with Sam Baca. Here is the correct URL:

Missouri Bowlers Take Doubles Lead in Reno

May 29th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brian Burkhardt of St. Louis and Rick Gatlin of Eureka, Mo., claimed the Regular Doubles lead at the USBC Open Championships with a 1440 total May 21 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. Burkhardt, a 39-year-old right-hander, picked up the 3-4-6-7 split in the 9th frame, and Gatlin closed with seven strikes to lift […]

The Bras Are Back at Holler House

May 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

To paraphrase an old Thin Lizzy song, at the Holler House in Milwaukee, the bras are back in town. Milwaukee has long been known for the “three Bs” — beer, brats and bowling. At the Holler House, home to what are believed to be the oldest certified bowling lanes in the world — there has […]

South Point arena in Las Vegas to become a reality

May 1st, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Bowling Congress has added another western gambling hub to its rotation of national tournaments and events. USBC, the South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority have announced a 12-year deal to host several annual USBC events — including the USBC Open Championships and […]

PBA League champ takes over 2 top spots in Reno

April 24th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, N.Y., threw 31 strikes in his final set at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno on Sunday to take the lead in Regular Singles and All-Events at the 2013 USBC Open Championships. The 25-year-old right-hander — a member of the winning WTT New York City KingPins in the inaugural season […]

2 Bowlers Hit Participation Milestones at USBC Open

April 17th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Maynard Johnson of Crystal, Minn., and Dale Diamond of Chatham, Ill., each reached participation milestones at the USBC Open Championships this past week in Reno. Johnson, an 82-year-old right-hander, became the 17th bowler in 110 years of USBC Open Championships history to participate 60 times, while Diamond, a 71-year-old right-hander, added his name to the […]

New Team All-Events leader at USBC Open

April 10th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

After moving into second place in Regular Team at the USBC Open Championships on April 7, Junior Team USA Support 1 of Mansfield, Texas, returned to the National Bowling Stadium lanes on Monday take the Team All-Events lead with a 10,247 total, the 10th-highest in tournament history. Steve Novak led the way with a 2153 […]

Team series record falls at USBC Open

April 3rd, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Lodge Lanes Too of Orlando, Fla., rolled the highest team series in the 110-year history of the USBC Open Championships on Tuesday, totaling 3538 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. That broke the 20-year-old record by a single pin. Five-time Team USA member and two-time Open Championships titlist John Janawicz threw three strikes in […]

Preview: PBA League Elias Cup finals Sunday on ESPN

April 2nd, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The quest to determine the first Professional Bowlers Assn. League champion culminates Sunday when the Elias Cup Finals airs on ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern from Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Fresh off his history-making win in the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, Hall of Famer Pete Weber will try to make it two historic titles […]

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