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Belmonte Becomes First Bowler to Win Three Straight Masters Titles

February 8th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Belmonte Becomes First Bowler to Win Three Straight Masters Titles

Australia’s Jason Belmonte became the first bowler in the 64-year history of the United States Bowling Congress Masters to win the event three consecutive times on Sunday, defeating collegiate bowler AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois, 202-157. Belmonte, the two-time reigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year, pulled away down the stretch at The Ashwaubenon […]


Collegiate Bowler A.J. Johnson Earns Top Spot for USBC Masters Finals on ESPN

February 7th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Collegiate Bowler A.J. Johnson Earns Top Spot for USBC Masters Finals on ESPN

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications Collegiate bowler AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois, went undefeated in the double-elimination match-play bracket to earn the top seed for Sunday’s televised finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Masters. The two-time Team USA member defeated Australia’s Jason Belmonte, 665-664, in a three-game match to determine the top seed […]


Belmonte, Kulick are 2014 IBMA Bowlers of Year

February 6th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Belmonte, Kulick are 2014 IBMA Bowlers of Year

The International Bowling Media Association has chosen Jason Belmonte and Kelly Kulick as it 2014 Bowlers of the Year. Jason Belmonte, Orange, NWS, Australia, was the overwhelming choice of IBMA members, garnering 81% of first place votes on ballots distributed in January. This selection also marks back-to-back IBMA Bowler of the Year titles, as he […]


Mike Fagan Honored as January Bowler of the Month

February 5th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Mike Fagan Honored as January Bowler of the Month

Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, has been chosen as the January 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Fagan defeated top-seeded Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 252-212, for the PBA World Championship, earning his second major PBA title, and fifth overall. The five-man stepladder finals began with fifth-seeded Stuart Williams, […]


2015 PBA50 Tour to Feature Expanded Coverage, New Formats

February 4th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

2015 PBA50 Tour to Feature Expanded Coverage, New Formats

The PBA begins its 12-tournament 2015 PBA50 Tour season in April with expanded Xtra Frame coverage, a new match play format and a new PBA/PBA50 Tour doubles event. Also, for the third consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top eight PBA50 Tour players for the PBA Challenge which will be conducted during […]


Parker Bohn III Leads Stepladder Finalists at PBA Players Championship

January 29th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Parker Bohn III Leads Stepladder Finalists at PBA Players Championship

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., won seven of his eight matches and tied the other Thursday afternoon at AMF Bowlero to complete a rally from 69th place after round one to claim the top berth for the PBA Players Championship stepladder finals. Bohn, a 33-time PBA Tour champion, […]


Johnson, Weber are IBMA Senior Bowlers of Year

January 29th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Johnson, Weber are IBMA Senior Bowlers of Year

Tish Johnson and Pete Weber have been elected Senior Bowlers of the Year for 2014 by the International Bowling Media Association, according to an announcement made by President Joan Romeo. Johnson, while finishing second in the National Golden Ladies, the United States Bowling Congress Senior Queens, and the Women’s Senior U.S. Open, won a separate […]


DJ Archer Uses New-Found Confidence to Take PBA Players Championship Lead

January 28th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

DJ Archer Uses New-Found Confidence to Take PBA Players Championship Lead

After 12 years and 159 tournaments before winning his first title, DJ Archer of Friendswood, Texas, put himself into position for a second Professional Bowlers Association Tour title Wednesday as the leader in the PBA Players Championship at AMF Bowlero. Archer, 34, won his break-through title in the PBA Chameleon Championship during the GEICO PBA […]


Red-Hot Russell Rolls into PBA Player Championship Lead; Williams-Smallwood Duo Top Doubles Standings

January 27th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Red-Hot Russell Rolls into PBA Player Championship Lead; Williams-Smallwood Duo Top Doubles Standings

Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind., arguably the hottest player on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour, caught fire after an opening 212 game and rolled into the first round lead in the PBA Players Championship Tuesday at AMF Bowlero. Russell, who is trying for his third PBA Tour title, finished the eight-game opening round with games […]


Koivuniemi, Kulick Win WBT Finals Titles; Experimental “Frame Play” Scoring System Unveiled

January 25th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Koivuniemi, Kulick Win WBT Finals Titles; Experimental “Frame Play” Scoring System Unveiled

Experimental scoring system or not, veteran professional champions Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland, Mich., and Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., proved great bowling prevails as winners of the fourth annual World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals, presented by the Professional Bowlers Association, at the new South Point Bowling Plaza. The World Bowling Tour Finals, presented […]



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