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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 […]

Kansas bowlers lead in 3 ‘Open’ events in Reno

March 27th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Joe Keltner of Wichita, Kan., turned in a career-best performance at the 2013 USBC Open Championships as he and his teammates left the National Bowling Stadium in Reno leading in three events. The 32-year-old right-hander put together sets of 736 in doubles, 735 in team and 683 in singles to secure the Regular All-Events lead […]

Lots of Early Lead Changes at USBC Open

March 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Regular Team lead changed hands five times over the past week at the USBC Open Championships, with Breakpoint Pro Shop 2 of Sartell, Minn., settling into the top spot with a 3358 total on Sunday. Consistent games of 1128, 1124 and 1106 helped Breakpoint move just ahead of Towne and Country Lanes 1 of […]

Eldorado Named Official Hotel of BJ Championships

March 19th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Eldorado Hotel Casino has been named the host hotel of the 67th Storm Bowlers Journal Championships, presented by USBC. “We are thrilled to be partnering with such a long-standing, prominent tournament,” said Rick Murdock, Vice President of Sales at the Eldorado. “We’ve put together a great benefit package for tournament bowlers who stay at […]

USBC Open and ‘The BJ’ Under Way in Reno

March 6th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

USBC Open and 'The BJ' Under Way in Reno

The 2013 USBC Open Championships kicked off its 125-day run Friday as the first of more than 10,000 teams hit the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. The tournament is making its record 11th visit to “The Biggest Little City in the World” and its eighth trip to the Stadium, where more than […]

Single youth committee approved by USBC, BPAA

February 13th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Boards of Directors have approved the creation of a unified International Bowling Campus Youth Committee. The new committee will merge the USBC and BPAA Youth Committees. “This change unifies our volunteers and business leaders in one voice for youth bowling,” said USBC Youth Committee […]

Women’s Championships to dump handicap in 2014

February 5th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships will undergo a major change in 2014 by shifting to four-player teams, new divisions and a new format. In addition to the change to four-player teams, from the traditional five, the tournament will return to an all-scratch format.

 Teams will be divided into four divisions based on their […]

Kent, Wiseman Elected to PBA Hall of Fame

January 23rd, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Doug Kent of Newark, N.Y., the winner of 10 PBA Tour titles, including four major championships, and Danny Wiseman of Baltimore, a 12-time tour winner with one major, have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame. Kent and Wiseman will be inducted during the PBA’s Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, March 30, in […]

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 […]

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