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Check Out the New Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive!

June 4th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Check Out the New Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive!

We’re serving up a summer harvest of instructional tips in the June 2015 issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive, from some of the game’s greatest coaches and players. Also in this issue: Watch Turbo’s “Head Guard Dog” light up the lanes; meet the single pin that dared to defy the “world’s strongest bowler”; see Jason Belmonte […]


WSOB VII Relocated to Reno: Our Podcast with Tom Clark, PBA Tour Commissioner

May 28th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The professional Bowlers Association made some big news this week with the announcement that the 2015 PBA World Series of Bowling, previously scheduled to occur at the new South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas in October, will now be held at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno in December. You can get our full […]


Bickel Selected For 2015 IBMA Mort Luby Award

May 24th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Bickel Selected For 2015 IBMA Mort Luby Award

Herbert Bickel, one of the pioneers of online real-time coverage of bowling tournaments and news, has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Luby Hall of Fame Award by the International Bowling Media Association. The award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to print, broadcast, telecast, or photographic coverage […]


The April 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive is out NOW!

April 15th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The April 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive is out NOW!

The start of the Major League Baseball season has us contemplating a call to the bullpen. Check out our story in the Technique section of our latest issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive, called “Pitching Change,” in which Team USA head coach Rod Ross explains why it may be time to evaluate and possibly change the […]


ESPN’s “30 for 30” Documentary on Pete Weber Debuts at Film Festivals

April 8th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

ESPN’s “30 for 30” Documentary on Pete Weber Debuts at Film Festivals

After months in the making, the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, “The Bad Boy of Bowling,” is making its debut at film festivals around the country on its way to a yet-to-be-announced premier as part of ESPN “30 for 30“ series. “It’s been a secret until now, but […]


IBMA Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Chuck Pezzano Scholarship

April 3rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

IBMA Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Chuck Pezzano Scholarship

CALLING ALL COMMUNICATIONS STUDENTS! The International Bowling Media Association Chuck Pezzano Scholarship is awarded annually to worthy students who are high school seniors, vocational seniors or current college students. Up to three (3) scholarships per year may be awarded to a high school senior, college or vocational school student based on the applicant’s credentials. Any […]


‘You Don’t Want the Bumpers. Life Doesn’t Give You Bumpers.’

February 21st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

'You Don’t Want the Bumpers. Life Doesn’t Give You Bumpers.'

We don’t normally offer opinions on Academy Award “Best Picture” nominees. But this year, we’re making an exception. Our pick: “Boyhood.” And we make that selection even though we haven’t seen the film. Yet. Check out the trailer, especially at around the 48-second mark, and see if you don’t agree with us.


‘PDW’ Stars in ‘This Is SportsCenter’ Spot

February 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

'PDW' Stars in 'This Is SportsCenter' Spot

For the first time in the 21-year history of ESPN’s iconic “This Is SportsCenter” commercial series, a bowler is playing a starring role. And that bowler is the sport’s most recognizable star, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber. The Weber promotional spot made its debut in conjunction with the live ESPN telecast of the USBC […]


Check out the Feb. 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive!

February 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Check out the Feb. 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive!

The first issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive of 2015 is here, and we’re celebrating! Celebrating the PBA Tournament of Champions, that is, which is enjoying its 50th anniversary this month with the PBA Barbasol Tournament of Champions at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Be sure to check out PBA Xtra, where we provide video and insight […]


17-Year-Old High School Bowler’s Story Continues to Astonish

February 5th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

17-Year-Old High School Bowler's Story Continues to Astonish

If you read Keith Hamilton’s “Leading Off” column in our January issue, you already know about this astonishingly resilient 17-year-old high school bowler from Chicago, Mike Partipilo, who continues to compete after receiving a heart transplant. His need for a transplant was brought on by cardiomyopathy, a disease that plagues the heart muscle. Justin Breen […]



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