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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 […]


Sweden, Japan close out World Youth Championships with Masters Gold

August 15th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The 2014 World Youth Championships came to an exciting close Friday as Jesper Svensson of Sweden and Japan’s Mirai Ishimoto won Masters gold medals at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. Both sealed their victories with clutch doubles in the final frame. Svensson defeated Junior Team USA’s Wesley Low, 237-227, while Ishimoto topped Finland’s Sanna Pasanen, […]


Williams Wins Final PBA50 Stop; Duke Makes History

August 14th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Duke withstands challenge from Tom Baker to become second player in PBA50 history–and first since 2005–to win Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in same season Walter Ray Williams Jr. won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker for PBA50 Tour Player of the […]


Duke Holding Lead with PBA50 Player of Year on the Line

August 13th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

With the inside track in the PBA50 Player of the Year race on the tour for players 50 and older, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, averaged 229.3 to lead qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl. Duke, who has won […]


USA, Japan Lead Team Qualifying at World Youth Championships

August 12th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

With the first three games of team qualifying at the 2014 World Youth Championships completed, the United States boys and Japan girls top the standings. Team qualifying will conclude Wednesday with the final three games and the top four boys teams and top four girls teams will advance to the medal round Wednesday evening at the SCAA […]


Pluhowsky Honored as July Bowler of the Month

August 12th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, has been chose as the July 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Pluhowsky defeated Diana Zavjavola of Latvia, 225-212, for the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) Women’s All Star tournament. Zavjavola had a one-pin lead after eight frames until leaving an open frame […]


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 […]



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