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Bowlmor AMF CEO Tom Shannon Addresses League Bowling

August 11th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

News of the Brunswick Corporation’s sale of its retail bowling business to Bowlmor AMF, a $270 million deal announced July 17 and reported here, prompted concerns that the transaction might pound another nail in league bowling’s coffin. Bowlmor AMF is known for its focus on recreational bowling and the trendy entertainment center concept. But Tom […]


USA, Sweden win doubles at World Youth Championships

August 11th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Bowling fans in person and online were treated to some excitement at the 2014 World Youth Championships as the United States and Sweden claimed doubles gold medals in dramatic fashion Monday at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. Junior Team USA’s Liz Kuhlkin delivered a powerful strike on her first shot in the 10th frame to […]


Bowling.com Youth Open Has Three Multiple Winners

August 9th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Eric Gauroniak of Palm City, Fla., had the only 300 game and three other youth bowlers each won multiple titles at the 2014 Bowling.com Youth Open Championships that recently concluded at AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga, N.Y. The Bowling.com Youth Open is a non-qualifying tournament open to all USBC Youth members. This year’s event drew […]


Korea Sweeps Singles at 2014 World Youth Championships

August 9th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Korea swept the singles gold medals at the 2014 World Youth Championships as Choi Woo Sub and Yang Su Jin ended the week’s first discipline on the top step of the medal stand Saturday at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. Choi defeated Junior Team USA’s Wesley Low of Palmdale, Calif., 226-214, while Yang […]


Bowling to Be Featured on ‘Fox & Friends’ Monday

August 8th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bowling to Be Featured on ‘Fox & Friends’ Monday

Bowling will be featured on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” program Monday morning, according to a media release issued by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America. The program airs from 6 to 9 a.m. Eastern, and most cable and satellite systems in the West carry the program live — which means from 3 to […]


Jack Jurek Wins PBA50 South Shore Open for First PBA50 Tour Title

August 7th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

“I’ve won a couple of Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Awards because I’ve lost a lot of times in title matches and people think I’m a nice guy.” – Jack Jurek Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., who has endured a series of bad breaks in his quest for his first PBA50 Tour title, made a breakthrough Thursday […]


Bowling Foundation Names 2014 Bowler’s Ed Grant Winners

August 7th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Grants awarded in the form of bowling kits (value $1,200 each), include six carpeted bowling lanes, rubberized balls and pins, and instructional DVDs to assist coaches and teachers. As part of The Bowling Foundation’s continuing effort to help enhance the lives of others through the sport of bowling, the foundation has awarded seven grants in […]


846 Helps Weber surge into PBA50 South Shore Open Lead

August 6th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber fired an 846 series in the first three games of second-round qualifying Wednesday to surge into the lead at the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. Weber, trying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season after a win in the […]


Hong Kong Welcomes World Youth Championships with Opening Ceremonies

August 6th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

More than 250 bowlers from 46 countries were recognized Wednesday night as the opening ceremonies for the 2014 World Bowling World Youth Championships took place. The traditional march out of the teams, speeches from dignitaries, and a Chinese lion dance show kicked off the nine-day event at the SCAA Bowling Center. Official practice will take […]


Blunt Talk From New Owner of Brunswick Centers

August 6th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Those wanting a glimpse of the personality behind the blockbuster sale of Brunswick’s retail bowling centers to Bowlmor AMF for $270 million, a deal Brunswick announced on July 17, will want to read some of the straight talk recently served up by Bowlmor AMF CEO, Tom Shannon, during his recent, in-person interview with Bowlers Journal […]



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