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NEBA celebrates 50th

January 4th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

NEBA celebrates 50th

In an era when high-level regional bowling competition has become an endangered species, the New England Bowlers Assn. is ready to begin its 50th season. No organization has been running monthly scratch tournaments longer — dating back to when Joe Picanzo won the very first NEBA event in January 1963. NEBA is kicking off this […]


All in the family

December 31st, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

You probably know her as Jen Petrick, a former collegiate standout who took on Shannon Pluhowsky in the televised finals of the 2003 PWBA Women’s Collegiate Shootout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFS-Kpml2PM). These days, she’s Jen Higgins, and she recently came within one match of winning the 15th annual Dayton Open at Beaver-Vu Lanes. Undefeated through the double-elimination match […]


‘Major’ Money for Mika

December 23rd, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Early in his PBA career, Finland native Mika Koivuniemi was tagged with the nickname “Major Mika” because his first two tour titles came in PBA majors — the 2000 USBC Masters and the 2001 U.S. Open. A decade would pass until he’d earn his third major — in the 2011 Tournament of Champions — and […]


Barrett, Poppler Top European Point Standings

December 20th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

BY KEITH HALE England’s Dominic Barrett clinched his second European Bowling Tour rankings title with a 10th-place finish in the final event of 2012, the 12th Qatar Open. He last won these rankings in 2010, and finished runner-up in 2008 and 2009. Barrett compiled 695 points over the year and had a 40-point buffer over […]


Malaysia, Singapore claim World Cup titles

December 3rd, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Malaysia, Singapore claim World Cup titles

(Here is USBC’s report on the 2012 QubicaAMF World Cup. Look for a feature story on the winners, coming soon in Bowlers Journal International.) Team USA’s Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., reached the title match, while teammate Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., finished fourth as the 48th QubicaAMF World Cup concluded Saturday in Wroclaw, […]


Session 4 – Sunday 13:00

October 14th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Session 4 - Sunday 13:00

A Nail-Biting Time for Europe Final Points: USA 17 – Europe 7 Cometh the hour – cometh the men. We go into the penultimate session of this fascinating 13th Weber Cup with the pendulum swung very much in favor of the American quartet, that group needing just six points to retain their possession of the […]


Session 3 – Saturday 19:00

October 13th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Session 3 - Saturday 19:00

Current points: USA 11 Europe 7 The interesting saga of the 13th Weber Cup continues with a further six matches, the two teams fighting for a total of 17 points to clinch the 2012 edition and so far neither with a huge advantage, the Americans currently in charge with a 7-5 total. This evenings schedule […]


Session 2 – Saturday 14:00

October 13th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Session 2 - Saturday 14:00

The Tough Get Going Now Brand new pins, a low-scoring lane pattern and a large crowd in seating close up to the lanes. Add the pressure of multi TV cameras and the conditions are not condusive to a comfortable bowling environment, so eight of the world’s best bowlers are being tested beyond their usual pace […]


Session 1 – Friday 19:00

October 12th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Session 1 - Friday 19:00

All Set and Rarin’ to Go The much-traveled American stars Chris Barnes and Tommy Jones, completing their odyssey somewhat alike the journeys of Marco Polo, taking in Cyprus, Thailand, France, Austria and here to England, all within a month, now face the annual battle between Europe and the United States for the prestigious 888pokerWeber Cup. […]


Wiseman Gives Back

August 29th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Wiseman Gives Back

As Danny Wiseman winds down his professional bowling career — he describes himself as “semi-retired” — he says he’s looking for ways to give back. “I wanted to do something to give back to the community, and give back to the kids,” he told Brian Hradsky of Press Box Online. And that’s how the Danny […]



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