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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 […]


Sullins Averages 248 to Lead PBA50 South Shore Open

August 5th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Jurek, Bohn III, Weber, Monacelli round out top five; Williams bowls round’s only 300 game Hoping to end a streak of three seasons without a PBA50 Tour win, Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Township, Mich., averaged 249 to lead first-round qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, […]


Junior Team USA has memorable week in Hong Kong

August 5th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

In the days leading up to their main task at the 2014 World Bowling Youth Championships, the members of Junior Team USA have been on the lanes in Hong Kong hoping to leave their mark in a different way. The eight Junior Team USA members, all first-timers at the World Youth Championships, were invited to […]


Storm, Roto Grip, Master to sponsor Junior Gold Championships

August 4th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Two-year agreement grants champions in the U20 division a one-year Dream Staff position which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to Storm headquarters where they will to go through Staff Camp Storm Products Inc. and International Bowling Campus Youth Development have agreed on a sponsorship deal that will make Storm, Roto Grip, and Master the presenting sponsors […]


World Youth Championships begins this week in Hong Kong

August 3rd, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

United States is the reigning champion in both the boys and girls four-player team event The world’s best youth bowlers will compete for medals in five events when the 2014 World Bowling Youth Championships gets underway Friday in Hong Kong. The field is expected to include bowlers from 46 countries who will compete in singles, […]


Tournament of Americas Concludes with Emphatic Team USA Performance

August 2nd, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The United States captured three team titles as the 52nd Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas concluded with the final games of the team competition Saturday. In addition to the three team titles, the U.S. squad had the all-events winner in nine of the 10 divisions and took the National All-Events title in four of […]


BJI Interview with Bowlmor AMF CEO Sheds Revealing Light on Brunswick Sale

August 2nd, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

In a recent interview with Bowlmor CEO Tom Shannon regarding his company’s blockbuster purchase of the Brunswick Corporation’s retail bowling business, Shannon shed some revealing light on his plans for Brunswick centers. Asked if the merger will necessitate closures of some of the Brunswick locations Bowlmor AMF now owns, Shannon said “No. In fact, we don’’t […]


Alternative Scoring System for Bowling?

August 2nd, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

“Every aspect of the format and scoring of our events is up for review” – Kevin Dornberger, World Bowling President and CEO With hopes of making it easier and simpler for a majority of people and mainstream media to follow competitive bowling, World Bowling has created a new group tasked with exploring alternative scoring systems. […]



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