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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...
Bowler falls ill, tests positive for COVID-19 after competing in California tournament; so far no indication other players ill
Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:00 pm
The most insidious thing about the COVID-19 coronavirus is that people can be infected and highly contagious while showing no symptoms. If everyone who got it suffered obvious symptoms before being...
Kris Prather edges Anthony Simonsen in PBA Strike Derby that offers different challenge than pros typically face
Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:00 pm
High-level bowling is about concentration, focus pacing yourself and making sure you take enough time to execute properly: Rushing is a major negative. Saturday night’s PBA Strike Derby at...
One I wish I hadn't predicted correctly: 2022 USBC Open Championships to Las Vegas after Houston fails to build facility as COVID-19 pandemic hits
Friday, June 5, 2020 5:00 pm
There aren’t many people who like Las Vegas more or who travel there more often than me. But like ice cream, there can be too much of a good thing. When it comes to the USBC Open...
Social distancing measures part of 2021 USBC Women's Championships as registration set to open July 6
Friday, June 5, 2020 3:00 pm
As of this point, the 2021 USBC Open Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas are structured “business as usual” with no social distancing measures I could find at the...
Hard to argue with decision to cancel 2020 PWBA Tour season amid COVID-19 pandemic
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:00 pm
If you’re a bowler or a bowling fan, your heart has you crying out against the decision to cancel the 2020 PWBA Tour season. But if you take away the understandable emotion and just look at...
Those in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado can bet live on Saturday's PBA Strike Derby; Sean Rash looks like best value
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:00 pm
Last month, I wrote this story about how online sports betting could be coming for the PBA Tour in the "not-so-distant future," according to sports betting writer Brian Sausa in this article on...
PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles — aka the Luci — says it’s on for July 30-Aug. 2
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:00 am
The Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles — aka the Luci — is worth a PBA Tour and PWBA Tour title (if the winners are members), but it’s an independent event with a...
'We’ve got to create a safe environment': USBC preparing COVID-19 policies and procedures for tournaments, USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy says on Inside Bowling show
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:00 am
I wrote the following in this story looking at the resumption of top-level bowling, specifically referencing the USBC Open Championships and USBC Women’s Championships: The issue I have...
NJ Sport Bowling details comprehensive measures to compete amid COVID-19 pandemic
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:00 am
If there is any area of the country where you’d expect to see comprehensive measures for safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the New York City area, site of the worst COVID-19...
Update: 'Fake charges' and 'rogue a-- officials,' PBA Regional champion, actor J.T. 'Action' Jackson says in blunt Facebook post reiterating innocence in Kevin Hart sex tape case
Monday, June 1, 2020 4:00 pm
Note: This story originally posted Dec. 14, 2019. Update June 1, 2020: PBA Regional champion and actor J.T. 'Action' Jackson has never wavered in denying the charges against him in the Kevin Hart...
Mike Kubacki named Director of Bowling Operations, Dale Lehman added as women's head coach at Calumet College of St. Joseph
Monday, June 1, 2020 2:15 pm
Calumet College of St. Joseph, one of the stronger USBC Collegiate bowling programs in the country, on Monday announced several changes to its coaching staff. CCSJ, which is in Whiting, Indiana, has...
Brad Miller wins 3 of 8 games, Nick Pate 2 at Midnight Bowlers Society $1,000 Entry High Stakes Tournament
Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:00 am
Brad Miller won three of the eight games and Nick Pate two at the third Midnight Bowlers Society $1,000 Entry High Stakes Tournament Friday night at St. Charles Lanes in the St. Louis suburb of St....