Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Three teams will compete in round robin, Baker style match play with a total of 12 matches taking place. Each team will bowl four matches against the other two teams, with each match taking place on a different oil pattern. The only one of the five PBA oil patterns which will not be used during round robin is the Cheetah pattern as that pattern will be used in the championship round.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Sam's Town Hotel, Casino, and Bowling Center, Las Vegas, NV will host the 2nd Annual Roto Grip King Of Them All Tournament July 29th through August 3rd. The tournament is open to all United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Members and you do not have to be an Amateur Bowlers Tour (ABT) member to participate. The Grand Champion is guaranteed $10,000 and there is an additional $2,500 guaranteed for a 1st place finish in each average division. One in six entries will cash and make the semi finals. To register click here and fill out the entry form.
and Hall of Fame Board of Trustees voted unanimously International Bowling Museum
this week to move the Hall of Fame from its current location in
St. Louisto . Arlington, Texas
The Museum/Hall will be located in a new development that will house the United States Bowling
Congress (USBC) and Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA).
Area Gets USBC Tournaments. The United States Bowling Congress has announced it Orlando
will conduct 13 events -- seven Open Championships and six Women's Championships --
from 2011 through 2029 in a privately-funded bowling center on land being made available at
Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Osceola County, Fla.
According to Mickey News, a Disney Web site, the complex is envisioned as encompassing 160,000
square feet and housing "at least 100 lanes (it would be the country’s largest bowling center),
stadium-style seating, a restaurant and other facilities."
Mickey News reports that
will use tourist development taxes to make a promotional Osceola County
payment of $1 million to USBC on the first day of the 2011 Open Championships. According to the
Orlando Business Journal, another $1 million would be paid for each of the additional 12 contracted
tournaments, as long as the USBC events continued to meet the promised number of room nights.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
ON the women's TEAM USA: former professionals Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Wendy Macpherson, Liz Johnson, the PBA's first female exempt player and former Lady Pro Kelly Kulick, Women's US Open Champion and Clash of Champions Winner Lynda Barnes, and successful national and international amateur Diandra Asbaty have been selected to compete at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships (formerly American Zone) in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 18-26.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Columbia 300's Noize Specs: Utilizing the popular "Ti Boss" symmetric core used most recently in the Wrath series, with the Resurgence "New Era" Reactive cover in Red /Orange /Black, the 1000 Abralon finished surface is projected for medium to heavy oil lane conditions. Worldwide Release Dates July 15th.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Same ball shiny, with ball speed, on more oil might skid for days.
Players, their unique skills (speed, rev rate, tilt, rotation), and the lanes current state of condition (oily, medium, light, dry) all come into play when choosing to maximize top weight, lessen or minimize top weight or seek bottom weight.
Often, I choose more top to benefit slower players or players seeking later ball reaction. Top influences the down lane reaction. But, again, more top might make a ball unplayable on a lane with more oil.
Layout and imbalances are tools to shape the down lane action of a ball.
Ball surface helps manage the front part of the lane (rougher for more oil or more ball speed, smoother/shiny for slower speed, less oil).