Monday, June 27, 2022

NEW PRODUCTS FROM STORM, ROTO GRIP AND 900 GLOBAL

 


NIGHT ROAD
Thunder Line  Street Date - 8/30/22   Release Date - 9/2/22

The Storm Bolt doesn’t just identify a Storm bowling ball. It represents over three decades of tradition, a commitment to quality, and a promise to always roll better than ever before. The covers are robust. The cores are exact. Because when the scores add up, the thrill of sending all ten back tells you that it’s worth it.

Fragrance: Fruit Trifle

Color: Midnight Black/Silver








RST X-3™

HP4  Street Date - 8/16/22  Release Date - 8/19/22

Formulated for ALL bowlers regardless of their style or their skill level. The latest installment in the RST Series provides WAY more mid-lane motion than the RST X-2, while still providing PLENTY of giddy up down lane. This version of MicroTrax™ Hybrid features nano particles throughout to provide the traction you need in oil, while its two parts pearl provide you the reaction you have come to know and love about the RST Series. So, whether you are a recent PBA Hall of Famer, or this is your very first high-end ball, the RST X-3 will provide unparalleled reaction time and time again.

Color: Yellow/ Smoke/ Grape

HYPED™ SOLID

HP2  Street Date - 8/16/22  Release Date - 8/19/22

Following the footsteps of the versions before it, the HYPED SOLID is here to compliment the HP2 Line of balls. Its VTC™ (Versatile Traction Control) Solid coverstock will provide earlier traction on the lane than previous versions making it ideal for just a little more oil, or, making it the perfect ball when the friction down lane seems unmanageable and you need more overall control. This ball definitely takes VERSATILITY to the MAX! So if you weren’t already excited, now is the time you should get HYPED!

Engineered For – Medium Oil conditions

Color: Wine/Berry/Magenta

HUSTLE™ USA

HP1  Street Date - 8/16/22  Release Date - 8/19/22

Looking for your first “hook ball”? – The Hustle Line has you covered… Needing a ball for those Light to Medium oil patterns in your arsenal? – The Hustle Line has you covered… On a budget? - The Hustle Line has your covered... This ENTIRE series of balls outperforms any other options in this price point on the market today. It’s OK, you can thank us later.

Engineered For – Light to Medium Oil Conditions

Color: Ultra Red/Snow/Azure (USA)


REALITY CHECK™

900 Series  Street Date - 7/26/22  Release Date - 7/29/22

The ALL NEW S84 Beta Hybrid Cover was designed to complement the S84 Response Cover. This revolutionary material reduces the microscopic pore sizes while maintaining the “teeth” that its predecessor became famous for. S84 Beta offers a similar overall hook potential versus S84 Response, but a vastly different backend shape. Paired with the Disturbance Asymmetric Core, the Reality Check will offer the most angular reaction ever for the 900 Series!!

Color: Black/Indigo/Maroon





WOLVERINE™ DARK MOSS

700 Series  Street Date - 7/26/22  Release Date - 7/29/22

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the woods...the Wolverine™ Dark Moss attacks!! Featuring the incredibly versatile S70™ Pearl Cover with an all new finish, this animal will handle more oil than its predecessor while not sacrificing any backend. The Lacerate 2.0™ Core is the premier weight block within the Global line for moving in and opening your angles. Max backend never looked so good.

Color: Dark Moss Pearl






Tuesday, May 17, 2022

SUMMER OF PBA TOUR ACTION


PBA Tour competition continues throughout the summer, highlighted by four PBA Super Regionals that will give top national and regional PBA Tour players a chance to compete for a guaranteed $10,000 minimum first-place check in each of the events. The PBA added $32,000 to be dispersed among the prize funds and each Super Regional will be worth double points toward qualification for the season-ending Regional Players Invitational.

Fans will be able to watch the stepladder finals of each Super Regional live on the PBA Facebook page.

Beginning with the Lubbock Sports Open in Lubbock, Texas July 22-24, the Super Regionals will be held in multiple markets across the United States: the PBA Jonesboro Open in Jonesboro, Ark. August 5-7, PBA Bowlerstore.com Central Classic presented by Moxy’s Xtra Pair in Coldwater, Ohio August 12-14 and the PBA Booster Club of Hampton Roads Open in Chesapeake, Va. August 19-21.

Between the first and second Super Regional events, a PBA Tour national title is up for grabs in the Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, being held in Houston July 28-31 and live-streamed on BowlTV. The SABCMD has awarded a PBA and PWBA Tour title since 2015 and will feature defending champions EJ Tackett and Danielle McEwan.

Additionally, players will have an opportunity to compete in two PBA Regional events surrounding the Super Regional Summer Tour, August 9-11 in Minister, Ohio and August 16-18 in Hampton, Va.

All PBA Super Regionals and PBA Regional events count toward the 2022 PBA Regional points standings, with the top players at the end of the season advancing to the 2022 PBA Regional Players Invitational. Fans can follow all the PBA action this summer on pba.com and @PBATour’s social media handles across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

PBA ACTION THIS SUMMER

PBA Lubbock Sports Open, Lubbock, Texas – July 22-24
Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, Houston – July 28-31
PBA Jonesboro Open, Jonesboro, Ark. – August 5-7

PBA Ernst Apparel Central Classic, Minister, Ohio – August 9-11
PBA Bowlerstore.com presented by Moxy's Xtra Pair, Coldwater, Ohio – August 12-14
PBA Clean Air Solutions LLC Biz Hampton Open, Hampton, Va. – August 16-18
PBA Booster Club of Hampton Roads Open, Chesapeake, Va. – August 19-21

View the complete PBA Regional Tour schedule here

MAY 17, 2022 -  JEF GOODGER


Saturday, April 2, 2022

USBC MASTERS STEPLADDER FINALISTS


The 
2022 United States Bowling Congress Masters bracket update, from the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas: top seed 
Norm Duke, second seed Anthony Simonson, third seed Brad Miller, fourth seed AJ Johnson, and fifth seed Shawn Maldonado.

Battled for the Top seed, Duke was victorious 666 to Simonson's 644, concluding the winner's bracket. 

The loser's bracket seeding eliminated Jacob Butturff, EJ Tacket and Jason Belmonte. Also, Brent Boho of Indianapolis traveled deepest into one of the toughest bowling tournaments in the land but as low man, in the last seeding round robin, Boho was low man out.

In the loser's bracket, seeds #3-5 were decided with Brad Miller topping 
the group with 676, fourth seed AJ Johnson rolled 597 and 
fifth seed Shawn Maldonado shot 591. Boho finished with 561

Look for USBC Masters Stepladder finals Sunday afternoon (1:00pm EST)

 LIVE  on


 

USBC MASTERS SATURDAY APRIL 2nd AFTERNOON UPDATE

From the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the 2022 United States Bowling Congress Masters Bracket update from Saturday afternoon: The next round of winners bracket action will pit Norm Duke vs Anthony Simonsen bowling for first and second seeds. 

In the loser's bracket, Shawn Maldonado vs Jason Belmonte (winner to take
on Brent Boho), EJ Tacket vs AJ Johnson (winner to take on Brad Miller).

Look for USBC Masters Stepladder finals Sunday afternoon (1:00pm EST)

 LIVE  on.

USBC MASTERS SATURDAY APRIL 2nd UPDATE

From the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the 2022 United States Bowling Congress Masters Bracket update from Saturday morning: Next round of winners bracket action will pit Norm Duke vs Brad Miller,  Anthony Simonsen vs Brent Boho. Winners will bowl for first and second seeds. 

In the loser's bracket, Shawn Maldonado vs Parker Bohn III, Jason Belmonte vs DJ Archer, EJ Tacket vs Martin Larsen, and AJ Johnson vs Jason Butturff. 

Eliminated in loser's bracket action include: Brady Steams, David Krol, Bill O'Neill  (by 5 pins 668-663), and Tommy Jones.  

Look for USBC Masters Stepladder finals Sunday afternoon (1:00pm EST) LIVE  on.

Friday, April 1, 2022

SIMONSEN LEADS FIELD TO MATCH PLAY AT 2022 USBC MASTERS

By Aaron Smith, USBC Communications

LAS VEGAS - Three-time major champion Anthony Simonsen of Las Vegas has earned the top seed for the 64-player double-elimination bracket at the 2022 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

The 25-year-old two-hander rolled games of 246, 213, 257, 232 and 213 on Thursday at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino for a 1,161 set to lead qualifying with a 15-game total of 3,309, a 220.6 average.

Simonsen is joined in the top five by EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana (3,288), Mykel Holliman of Collierville, Tennessee (3,285), Brent Boho of Indianapolis (3,243) and four-time USBC Masters champion Jason Belmonte of Australia (3,241).

Competitors in the 414-player field bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days, which included two blocks on the fresh 40-foot lane condition and one squad on the burn.

The top 63 players, based on total pinfall, advanced to match play, while Denmark's Thomas Larsen was guaranteed a spot in the bracket as the defending champion.

Larsen could have improved his seeding through qualifying, but he finished Thursday's final round in 160th place with a 2,929 total. He will be the No. 64 seed heading in to match play starting Friday at noon Eastern and face Simonsen in the opening round.

The final spot from qualifying went to Dino Castillo of Highland Village, Texas. Castillo finished in 63rd place with a 3,053 total (203.53 average) and will take on Tackett in Friday's opening round.

Simonsen became the youngest major champion when he won the 2016 Masters at 19 years and 39 days old, and he recorded his second major win at the 2019 Professional Bowlers Association Players Championship.

His third major came in February at the U.S. Open, when he defeated Tackett in the title match, 232-165.

The bracket at the 2022 Masters will feature eight past champions, including Simonsen, Belmonte and Larsen.

Andrew Anderson of Holly, Michigan (2018), Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey (2001), Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona (2019), Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida (1993), and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois (2007), all advanced to match play.

Butturff defeated Holliman in the title match of the 2019 Masters for his first major title, which also was held at the Gold Coast Bowling Center.

All bracket matches leading up to the stepladder finals will feature a three-game total-pinfall format. Five players will advance from the bracket to the stepladder, which will air live Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern on FOX. The winner will take home the $100,000 top prize and major title on the PBA Tour.

All rounds of competition prior to the stepladder will be broadcast live by BowlTV and simulcast to FloBowling.

Qualifying Results - Round 3
Bracket

USBC MASTERS UPDATE

From the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas the  2022 United States Bowling Congress Masters Bracket update going into Saturday morning includes:  

At 9:00am on a fresh pattern, DJ Archer vs. Norm Duke, Parker Bohn III vs Brad Miller, the leader going into Matchplay - Anthony Simonsen vs Jason Butturff, Martin Larsen vs B. Boho. 

These winners bracket bowlers will battle until only two are standing. The winners bracket finalists will grab #1 and #2 seeds for the Sunday afternoon (1:00pm EST) LIVE stepladder finals on.

Loser bracket bowlers competing Saturday morning, looking at, a one (more) and done result, they include: AJ Johnson vs Bill O'Neill, EJ Tacket vs Tommy Jones, Jason Belmonte vs  B. Steams, Shawn Maldonado vs David Krol. 

Since the pool of bowlers is bigger in the losers bracket, winners will roll another bracket round welcoming four players from the winners bracket, who just suffered their first losses, into the losers bracket final matches. 

The final Loser's bracket matches boil down to a final four players rolling three games for seed spots. The lowest scoring bowler will be eliminated. The top three players move into the Sunday afternoon stepladder finals as #3,#4, and #5 seeds, determined by total pins.