Saturday, August 30, 2008

Allen and Page Rally for Doubles Gold

Team USA's Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Rhino Page of Topeka, Kan., each struck out in the 10th frame to cap an amazing rally and defeat Sweden's Tomas Leandersson and Martin Larsen, 457-452, for the doubles gold medal Saturday at the 2008 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships.

Down by 29 pins entering the final frame of the championship match, left-handers Allen and Page - the top seed after posting a six-game total of 2,857 in preliminaries Friday - each capitalized on openings provided by the Swedes. Click to see the rally at

Second Gold for Team USA Bowlers

Team USA won its second consecutive five-player team gold medal at the 2008 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships in a dramatic tiebreaker Wednesday.

Pros and Williams Collect More Gold

Team USA's Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., added another gold medal to his burgeoning collection Saturday, winning the Masters event to close the 2008 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships.

Williams, who won the singles gold medal Friday, defeated Denmark's Jesper Agerbo, 3-0, in the finals of best-of-five, single-elimination Masters, which featured the top 16 individuals from all-events. Check out Williams interview.

Monce New Gold Coach

The United States Bowling Congress has added Bill Monce to its most elite group of professional coaches, certifying him as a USBC Gold level coach. Monce, a coaching specialist for the USBC Coaching program in Greendale, Wis., and former collegiate bowler, becomes just the 31st USBC Gold coach in the world. He currently is the youngest Gold coach at age 35.

Storm and Roto Contest Winner Announced

Storm Products and Roto Grip announce the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of their drawing from the 2008 USBC tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In all over 2,000 entries were received. The winner of the drawing will receive a FREE entry into the 2009 USBC tournament held in LAS VEGAS, NV. This prize package is worth $855! The winner of this year's drawing is Shannon Winchell of Auburn, WA!

Track adds Kloss

Exempt bowler, Chad Kloss, has signed on as a member of the Track Inc. Tour staff. Kloss joins two-year Track staff member, Mitch Beasley, for the 2008-09 season which begins at the World Championships, October 19-26.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kerry Wood's Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament

wood ballKerry Wood, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs baseball team hosted his annual fundraiser in Chicago on August 4, 2008 to benefit The Organic School Project at the 10 Pin Bowling Lounge., LLC staff was on hand to fit and drill Wood with the first celebrity personalized fundraiser bowling ball featuring the Kerry Wood's Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament logo on one side and the logo on the other.

Ebonite's Mid Performance

Bowlers looking for the most bang for their dollar have found two winners in Ebonite’s new lower mid-price balls, Clash Turquoise/Purple and Bash Black/Red.

“The original Clash and Bash have been great sellers for our brand as bowlers are finding them to be great performers at a budget conscious price,” said Ed Gallagher, Ebonite brand manager. “The new Clash and Bash additions offer the performance adjustments to fill out the holes in one’s arsenal.”

Clash Turquoise/Purple offers the unique aesthetic appeal bowlers want along with good performance when it matters most. The new Clash provides more backend motion than the original Clash. Its turn to the pocket is an entire board sooner and it’s razor sharp. Clash Turquoise/Purple is available in 10-16 pounds.

Bash Black/Red is a lot longer down lane that the original Bash because of its high RG and low differential. In addition to length, the modified asymmetric core provides a much smoother approach to the pins. Bash Black/Red is available in 10-16 pounds.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Mexico Open

The $32,000 NEW MEXICO OPEN expects more than 150 bowlers to host center Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho, August 13-17. It will be the richest event held in the US this week, according to tournament director, Steve Mackie, who recruited more than $18,000 in added sponsor's money, in spite of the weak economy.

Qubica AMF International Family Bowling Tournament

BPAA's QUBICA AMF INTERNATIONAL FAMILY TOURNAMENT (IFT) concluded last weekend at Don Carter's All Star Lanes in Baton Rouge with a state sweep as the winners in both the Parent-Youth and Parent-Teen were from Montana. Scholarships totaling $70,000 were distributed. 66 teams from 27 states, as well as Canada competed. Pros Norm Duke and Mike Machuga gave tips and delighted the huge crowd of participants and spectators. "It's the best event we are associated with." was the high praise from Duke. The INTERNATIONAL FAMILY TOURNAMENT celebrated its 33rd year.

Clash of Champions 2009 on CBS

The made for TV "Clash of Champions" bowling event will return to CBS Network Television airing May 9th, 2009. United States Bowling Congress Vice-President of Marketing Pete Tredwell announced "Bowling's back on network TV" as the '09 Clash will air as a single two hour program. Plans were revealed for CBS Sports to broadcast the show 4-6pm Eastern in one block instead of the previous 2 60-minute segments which aired on May 10th and 11th this past May.

Women's US Open Champion

The Traditional Green Jacket was awarded to Kim Terrell-Kearney as winner of the 2008 BPAA U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN held friday at the Brunswick Zone in Romeoville, IL. The event was produced and funded by USBC. The Open will be aired over five consecutive weeks at 1 pm eastern beginning Sept. 7th on ESPN. Check local listings.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

National Bowling Week in Chicago

Celebrate National Bowling Week August 23 - 30 at Mokena's Thunder Bowl with Revolutions-Mokena, one of the Chicago area's finest bowling stores.

Featured during NBW - The “New Ball” Raffle, 9 Raffles featuring 2008-9’s newest Bowling Balls from the Black Widow Venom and Original Widow from Hammer, the Twisted Fury Solid and Fury Pearl from Brunswick, the Gravity Shift and Shift from Storm, the Nkryption Code and Villain from AMF300, the Break S75 and the Link from 900Global, the Up-Rising and Tantrum from Track Inc., the Cell from Roto Grip, the NVD and NVS from Ebonite, Momentum Swing from Columbia300 and MORE.

18 Winners in 9 Raffles is Only The Beginning. A Tenth Raffle for the non winners, with donated prizes like: a 900 Global Break Pearl, Columbia300 Wicked, Track Equation2, Storm Thunderstruck, plus bowling bags, apparel and accessories. To benefit, in part, the Lincolnway High School bowling programs. Contact to enter.

Brunswick's Twisted Fury Solid

The New Fury (Twisted Fury Solid) is Black, Red and Gray, finished at 1000 grit-wet sanded, and the cover is EnMotion-Xtra.

EnMotion-Xtra improves over the EnMotion coverstock by increasing traction in the oil and reaction off the dry. These qualities result in higher hook potentials, improved ability to handle heavy oil in the middle of the lane and greater ability to handle carry down.

The Twisted Fury Solid uses the same successful Torsion Asymmetric Core used in the Twisted Fury. The Torsion Asymmetric is a medium RG core that helps push the Twisted Fury Solid through the heads, saving more ball reaction for the back-ends.

Reaction Characteristics (Out of the Box), with its 1000-grit wet sand finish, the Twisted Fury Solid should provide excellent mid-lane recovery and a strong continuous back-end reaction that matches up on medium to oily lane conditions. The RG numbers for a #15 are: 2.561 and RG Diff of .036.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Orange County Choppers Bowling "Bike"

Thursday evening, Aug. 7th at 9 pm Eastern, the ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPER show on The Learning Channel (American Chopper) will broadcast the Strike Ten bowling bike. Rick rolls a strike with his bowling ball tank, while Sr. takes Mikey to the farm and makes like a matador. The guys get into the spirit of the build and make an outing to the local lanes with a likely grand finale of the bike's roll out at Bowl Expo. Check your local TV listings for American Chopper or the TLC web site.

United States Bowling Congress Women's Open Championships

CANTON, MI - The 92nd United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships drew to a close at Super Bowl Lanes concluding the 88-day event which crowned champions in 20 events.

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A field of 7,330 five-player teams competed (more 36,500 bowlers) plus other friends and family members who poured an estimated $40 million into the Detroit area economy. Those bowlers came from all 50 states and a record nine foreign countries.

Countries in addition to the U.S. represented in the Women's Championships were: Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

The high individual game of the tournament was a 297 shot by Jen Richter of Sheboygan, Wis., which was shot on May 23.

Presenting sponsors for the 2008 USBC Women's Championships are Eldorado Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno in Reno, Nev. Other participating sponsors are Kegel, official lane maintenance provider, Shop Canton, Greektown Casino, ABC AirTrans, Max & Erma's Restaurant, Bacardi, Miller Brewing Company, CaraMagno Foods and the Michigan Lottery.

The USBC Women's Championships moves to Reno, Nev. in 2009.

United States Bowling Congress National Tournament

ALBUQUERQUE, NM reported by USBC - Rather than keep all of the glory to himself as he claimed the Regular All-Events crown at the 2008 USBC Open Championships, Jay Futrell of Derby, Kan., shared that winning feeling with his Team Tilt teammates, who topped more than 12,000 teams on the way to this year's Regular Team title. Futrell, a 28-year-old right hander, was the only bowler to roll three 700 series at the Albuquerque Convention Center this year and had 753 in singles, 717 in team and 713 in doubles for a 2,183 winning total. Team Tilt took the team title with games of 1,121, 1,124 and 1,129 for a 3,374 effort, and Futrell was joined by Thomas Ault Jr. (705), Joe Keltner (665), Russ Wilson (660) and Chris Greene (627). With the two wins, Futrell became the 101st bowler in tournament history, and first since 2005, to claim multiple titles in the same year.

Futrell and his teammates top the list of 22 champions at the 2008 Open Championships, which concluded July 7th after 142 consecutive days of competition. In all, 12,615 teams and more than 63,000 bowlers turned out for the tournament's second trip to the Duke City. Of the 22 latest champions, 20 were first-time winners on the championship lanes. For more info check out: 2008 USBC Open Championships.
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