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Brummell to MEAC Hall of Fame

January 17th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Sharon Brummell, who led the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to NCAA women’s bowling championships in 2008 and 2011, has been elected to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies are set for March 15, coinciding with the MEAC Basketball Tournament in Norfolk, Va. When the Brummell-led Lady Hawks rolled to victory in […]


Times-News Open finals this weekend

January 16th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The field has been trimmed to 16 in the 50th annual Times-News Open in Erie, Pa. A starting field of 224 was cut to 48 during qualifying action Jan. 5-6, and those 48 bowled six additional games this past Sunday. It took a 16-game total of 3569 to remain in the hunt. This weekend, the […]


Japan Cup telecast airs Sunday

January 15th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

One of the great long-standing traditions of the PBA Tour has been its annual trip across the Pacific to Tokyo for the Japan Cup. The tradition continues after a two-season absence when the finals of the 26th classic airs on ESPN this Sunday (Jan. 20) at 3 p.m. Eastern from  Round1 Stadium Diver City Tokyo […]


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 admin | 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 admin | 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 […]



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