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Fagan, Rucker Take Early Lead at Summer Team USA Trials

August 30th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Fagan, Rucker Take Early Lead at Summer Team USA Trials

Mike Fagan of Dallas and Ashley Rucker of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, took the lead after the first three games of the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Summer Team USA Trials on Friday. Competition resumes Saturday with the second round at the International Training and Research Center. All rounds are being broadcast live on BOWL.com’s BowlTV. Fagan led the men’s […]


Canadian Bowling Leader Jack Fine Dies

August 28th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Jack Fine, who helped grow the Bowlerama chain of bowling centers into a Canadian powerhouse, died on Wednesday. He was 89. A founding member of the bowling proprietors’ organization in Canada’s Ontario province, Fine’s influence stretched across the border as a member of the BPAA Board of Directors and the Multi-Unit Bowling Information Group.  He […]


Summer Team USA Trials Begins Friday at ITRC

August 28th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Summer Team USA Trials Begins Friday at ITRC

Two men’s and two women’s spots on Team USA in 2015 will be up for grabs this weekend when an elite squad of athletes compete in the United States Bowling Congress Summer Team USA Trials at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas. The event begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern live on BOWL.com’s BowlTV. The Summer […]


BowlmorAMF CEO Tom Shannon: The Complete BJI Interview

August 27th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

BowlmorAMF CEO Tom Shannon: The Complete BJI Interview

Bowlers Journal caught up with Tom Shannon, CEO of Bowlmor AMF, shortly after the July 17 announcement that his company had purchased the Brunswick Corporation’s retail bowling business for $270 million. The interview, conducted July 29 at Shannon’s New York City office, covers a broad range of topics and features lots of straight-talk about how […]


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 […]


Update: Dick Weber to be Honored, Former Center to Be Closed

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 […]



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