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Update: Petersen Classic finally starts Friday after COVID-19 pandemic delay, but with strict measures imposed by Illinois
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Note: This story originally posted Dec. 5, 2019.  Update June 23, 2020: The Petersen Classic is on for 2020 starting on Friday, albeit with numerous restrictions to comply with...
Big names entered in Florida tournament featuring traditional and string pinsetters, which may be the next big thing in bowling
Sunday, June 21, 2020 1:00 pm
I have wanted to write about string pinsetters for some time, but have never bowled on them so that made it impossible for me to do any kind of review. And I haven’t really seen the point...
Wes Malott will return to see if crown still fits as PBA releases details on King of the Lanes July 20-22
Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:00 pm
The last time we saw Wes Malott wearing the crown as the King of Bowling was in February 2018 when he swept Jason Belmonte 2-0 in a best-of-3-games match Tuesday night at PBA Tournament of Champions...
Cross your fingers: PBA sets ambitious PBA50 Tour World Series for August in Florida
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:00 pm
I had heard enough rumblings recently that I expected there to be some kind of PBA50 Tour competition in 2020. My expectation was it might be a couple of the majors and maybe a smaller tournament or...
Taped beats live: PBA Summer Clash draws 890,000 average viewership, 114,000 more than Strike Derby the Saturday before
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:00 pm
The PBA Summer Clash that aired on Saturday night on FOX drew 890,000 average viewers, 114,000 more than the 776,000 the PBA Strike Derby drew the Saturday night before on FOX. It was more proof of...
2020 PBA Tour Finals will be July 18-19 at Bowlero Jupiter, with 9 hours live on CBS Sports Network
Monday, June 15, 2020 5:00 pm
PBA officials have been saying the PBA Tour Finals would be held in July and air on CBS Sports Network, but they hadn’t announced the dates and location. That changed with this news release on...
Famed coach Mike Jasnau taking reservations for lessons during delayed 2020 USBC Open Championships
Monday, June 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Note: Thi:s story originally posted Feb. 13, 2020. Update June 15, 2020: Coach Mike Jasnau made this post on Facebook:"I'm very happy and excited to announce that I've started taking online lesson...
With third child on way, Sean Rash makes a lot of diaper money and benefits SISTA FIRE in winning PBA Summer Clash
Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Sean and Sara Rash are expecting their third child in the next month or so, which means taking home the $20,000 prize in the winner-take-all — less any possible chop — PBA Summer Clash...
17th annual New Mexico Open set for Aug. 14-16 with $10,500 first prize
Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:00 am
The 17th annual New Mexico Open is set for Aug. 14-16, with a $10,500 first prize based on 192 entries. The action at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho, N.M. actually starts on Monday, Aug. 10...
Creating the Difference acquires former Ebonite International Test Center to become its training center
Friday, June 12, 2020 7:00 am
Creating the Difference has acquired the former Ebonite International Test Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to make it its training center, CtD announced Friday in a news release. CtD CEO Ronald...
Anthony Simonsen takes over bowling portion of The Nerd bar in Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:00 am
PBA Tour star Anthony Simonsen has taken ownership of the bowling portion of The Nerd bar in Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas. This message from Simonsen was shared on the Southwest Bowlers Facebook...
PBA Strike Derby draws 776,000 average viewership; about half of IndyCar Racing in hour that was head-to-head on Saturday night
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:00 am
You can dissect the viewership for the PBA Strike Derby special event on FOX on Saturday night many ways and probably conclude what you want. The only certainties are that it wasn’t a blowout...
Danielle McEwan on her stellar 2019, pandemic-interrupted 2020, competing in the PBA Summer Clash on Saturday, and much more
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:00 am
I’ve tried to establish a tradition of doing Q&As with the PBA Player of the Year and PWBA Player of the Year at the start of the next year, but with Jason Belmonte and Shannon...
COVID-19 pandemic impact on bowling centers delays tiered center certification for topography to 2023, USBC announces
Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00 am
Even the most ardent proponents of topographical leveling of lanes (which I count myself among) knew when USBC announced at the 2017 USBC Convention that it would be moving to tighter standards for...
World Bowling hires 2 from International Academy of Sport Science and Technology
Monday, June 8, 2020 6:28 am
World Bowling announced Monday in this news release that it has hired two men from the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS). Marc Mundell and Eric Mackenzie are from the...