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Update: More on the Passing of Ted Hoffman Jr.
May 31, 2016

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer, Ted Hoffman Jr., who served the PBA in a number of capacities for more than 50 years, died Monday following a lengthy illness. He was 76. The son of a bowling proprietor, Hoffman was a star bowler in suburban Philadelphia in his teens. In 1964 he was selected as […]

Joyce Hall Passes Away
May 2, 2016

Luby Publishing Inc. and Bowlers Journal International lost one of its family members last night when Joyce Hall, the wife of long-time BJI columnist Wally Hall, passed away after fighting ovarian cancer. The Halls had been married for 57 years. In a note sent to friends, Wally referred to Joyce as “my beautiful wife and […]

Dues Increase Passes at USBC Convention
Apr 29, 2016

Today’s legislative session at the USBC Convention at The Orleans in Las Vegas saw the passage of a crucial dues increase proposal that was recommended for approval by the USBC Board. Bylaws Proposal No. B 3 was proposed by David P. Lewis of Mount Pleasant,. Mich., and asked that the dues ceiling be raised from […]

Team USA Sweeps Doubles in Mexico, Qualifies for World Games
Apr 28, 2016

Matt Cannizzaro USBC Communications ARLINGTON, Texas - Four members of Team USA entered the Pan American Bowling Confederation Champion of Champions event in Puebla, Mexico, with one major goal in mind: Qualify for the 2017 World Games. The group was able to accomplish that in memorable fashion, claiming seven medals along the way this week at […]

Champions Crowned at 2016 Intercollegiate Singles Championships
Apr 25, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. - Hastings junior Emily Eckhoff and Robert Morris-Illinois freshman Daniel Hanson captured individual titles Saturday at the 2016 Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Eckhoff defeated Fairleigh Dickinson’s Morgan Brown, 227-222, at Northrock Lanes to become the first player in ISC history to repeat as champion, while Hanson defeated San Jose State’s Darren Tang, 203-174, to garner […]

Champions Decided at 2016 Intercollegiate Team Championships
Apr 25, 2016

Emil Williams Jr. USBC Communications WICHITA, Kan. – The McKendree men and the Webber International women claimed titles Saturday at the Intercollegiate Team Championships. McKendree defeated William Paterson, 3-2, in the best-of-five title match to capture the program’s first Intercollegiate Team Championships title. On the women’s side, Webber International knocked off Wichita State, 3-1, to raise […]

Match Play Begins at 2016 Intercollegiate Team Championships
Apr 22, 2016

Aaron Smith USBC Communications WICHITA, Kan. – After two rounds of match play, four men’s teams and four women’s teams remain undefeated at the 2016 Intercollegiate Team Championships at Northrock Lanes. On the men’s side, William Paterson knocked off top-seed Purdue, 4-3, to remain undefeated in the double-elimination bracket after sweeping Calumet in the opening […]

Coffey, Smith Named Collegiate MVPs for 2015-2016 Season
Apr 21, 2016

Aaron Smith USBC Communications WICHITA, Kan. – Lindenwood sophomore, Michael Coffey, and Grand View junior, Brittany Smith, were recognized as Most Valuable Players for the 2015-2016 collegiate bowling season by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Coffey and Smith were honored Wednesday at the Night of Champions banquet. The banquet brings together the 32 teams that […]

Intercollegiate Team Championships Underway in Wichita
Apr 21, 2016

Emil Williams USBC Communications ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress will crown champions this week as the nation’s top teams and individuals invade Wichita, Kan., for the 2016 Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships. Northrock Lanes once again is hosting the top bowlers in the country, marking the sixth time the 48-lane center is […]

IBMA Announces Sweet Sixteen Finalists for College Bowlers of the Year
Apr 12, 2016

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – The International Bowling Media Association (formerly Bowling Writers Association of America) has announced the sixteen nominees for the 2016 College Bowler of the Year. The committee, comprised of IBMA members who are bowling media and former college coaches, met on April 7 to determine the top eight male and female players eligible […]

2016 USBC Women’s Championships Underway at South Point Bowling Plaza
Apr 12, 2016

LAS VEGAS - For the first time in more than 30 years, the world’s largest participatory sporting event for women is underway in Las Vegas, and the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships kicked off Saturday in grand fashion. This year’s USBC Women’s Championships is the first major USBC tournament to be held in the new $35-million […]

Pro Bowling
Norm Duke Takes Early Lead in Senior U.S. Open
May 31, 2016

LAS VEGAS – Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Norm Duke arrived at Suncoast Casino, Hotel and Bowling Center feeling under the weather, but he even surprised himself by averaging 248 on demanding lane conditions to charge into the early first round lead in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open Monday. Duke, a third-year PBA50 Tour […]

Stefanie Johnson Set to Defend PWBA Wichita Open Title
May 30, 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas - The opportunity to compete on a professional women’s bowling tour is something Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas, thought might never happen, and she’s appreciative of the chance to showcase her skills. When she arrives in Wichita, Kansas, for this week’s Professional Women’s Bowling Association Wichita Open, she will enter Northrock Lanes as […]

Pete Weber’s Bid for History Begins Today
May 30, 2016

Xtra Frame fans will have a full June schedule of viewing options, filled with live PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour and PWBA coverage, but none of the events are likely to have the historical significance of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open that begins today at the Suncoast in Las Vegas. Fans following the PBA50 Tour’s […]

Titlists Determined in Three PWBA Events
May 27, 2016

SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains information about the stepladder finals of PWBA events that will air on CBS Sports Network at a later date. Complete stories will be distributed after each final airs. LAS VEGAS – The stepladder finals of the first three events of the 2016 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour season were held Thursday at […]

Singapore’s Bernice Lim Wins 2016 USBC Queens
May 27, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Bernice Lim of Singapore became the sixth international player to win the United States Bowling Congress Queens, defeating top seed Sandra Andersson of Sweden, 248-223, at The Orleans Bowling Center on Thursday. Lim started the championship match, live on CBS Sports Network, with six consecutive strikes, before a 10 pin ended her run at […]

Sweden’s Andersson Earns Top Seed at 2016 USBC Queens
May 26, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Sweden’s Sandra Andersson went undefeated in match play to earn the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Queens, which will air live on CBS Sports Network on Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Andersson is looking to become the sixth international player, and first since 2014, to win […]

PBA50 Superstars Eye Career Milestones in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open
May 25, 2016

LAS VEGAS (May 25, 2016) – The world’s greatest bowlers ages 50 years and older will compete in the first major tournament of the 2016 PBA50 Tour season when the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global returns to the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas May 29-June 3. Several of the PBA’s all-time […]

Sixteen Players Remain at 2016 USBC Queens
May 25, 2016

LAS VEGAS – After four days of competition at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Queens, only 16 players remain in contention for the coveted tiara and $20,000 top prize, which will be earned live on CBS Sports Network on Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Among the undefeated competitors after the opening round of match play Tuesday are top seed Birgit Poppler […]

Germany’s Poppler Top Qualifier at 2016 USBC Queens
May 24, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Birgit Poppler of Germany continued her scorching pace through the third round of qualifying Monday at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Queens and earned the top seed for the match-play portion of the event. Poppler averaged more than 240 over 15 games at The Orleans Bowling Center for a 3,601 total, the […]

Germany’s Poppler Leads After Second Round at 2016 Queens
May 23, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Germany’s Birgit Poppler leads a field of more than 250 bowlers after two rounds of qualifying at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Queens. Poppler used games of 236, 245, 267, 186 and 225 for a 1,159 total Sunday at The Orleans Bowler Center to bring her 10-game total to 2,397. Two-time USBC Queens […]

McCarthy Leads Opening Day at 2016 Queens
May 22, 2016

LAS VEGAS – Team USA’s Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska, continued where she left off at the United States Bowling Congress Queens and led a field of more than 250 players Saturday in the opening round of the 2016 event. McCarthy averaged more than 251 for her five-game block at The Orleans Bowling Center, including […]


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Class of 2016 Inducted into USBC Hall of Fame
Class of 2016 Inducted into USBC Hall of Fame

Emil Williams USBC Communications LAS VEGAS – The United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame welcomed five new members and celebrated their accomplishments at The Orleans Hotel and Casino on Thursday evening. The 2016 USBC Hall of Fame Class includes Kim Adler of Melbourne, Fla., and Mike Durbin of Hollywood, Calif., in the Superior Performance category; Steve Kloempken […]

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Hoagland to Lead USBC Pattern Development

Nicholas Hoagland of Indianapolis will lead the lane pattern development program for the United States Bowling Congress, working with USBC tournament directors and Kegel, the official lane maintenance provider for USBC events, to set lane patterns for competitions. In addition to signature events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens, USBC handles tournament operations […]

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USBC Coaching Signs Agreement with Japan Bowling Congress
USBC Coaching Signs Agreement with Japan Bowling Congress

ARLINGTON, Texas – Stephen Padilla, Director of Coaching Certification and Development for the United States Bowling Congress, recently had the opportunity to travel to Japan to conduct the first Level I and Bronze certification coaching classes for the Japanese Professional Bowling Association (JPBA). USBC Coaching is known throughout the world for its programs that provide […]

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IBMA Writing Competition Winners Named

IBMA Members were invited to submit Editorials, News Features and Newsletters published during the 2015 calendar year for the 2015-16 IBMA Writing Competition. More than forty items vied for awards in this edition of the Competition. First Place, Runners Up and Honorable Mention finishers in five categories will receive awards at the IBMA Booth at […]

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