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Juanita Weber, wife of the late PBA legend Dick Weber and matriarch of bowling’s most famous family, died at a St. Louis assisted living center late Monday night. She was 89. Born on Aug. 28, 1930, she had been in declining health for some time. Juanita was the mother of long-time PBA Midwest Region Manager […]

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It’s a Done Deal: Bowlero Corp. Acquires PBA

Bowlero Corp. today announced its acquisition of the Professional Bowlers Association for an undisclosed sum. The deal drops the curtain on former Microsoft executive Mike Slade’s run as owner, which began with his 2000 purchase with fellow Microsoft alums Chris Peters and Rob Glaser. Peters and Glaser withdrew from their interests in the PBA in […]

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The Professional Bowlers Association has announced that the PBA will donate all proceeds from player fine money collected from Go Bowling! PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour competition to the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL). Founded in 1942, BVL grants provide arts and crafts programs, music and sports activities, reading materials, board games and much more […]

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The Chicago Wolves can thank Bill Duff, Executive Director of the Chicagoland Bowling Proprietors Association, for their first-round victory in the American Hockey League playoffs. In a roundabout sort of way. It happened like this: The Wolves’ President, Mike Gordon, has worked with Duff on a variety of cooperative promotions, and asked Duff if he could […]

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PWBA Tour re-launching with backing of USBC, BPAA

With the help of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), there will be a Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour in 2015. This also includes a three-year financial commitment from both entities. Equal investment from both the USBC and BPAA will be required for the initial framework […]

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Stars collide in PBA50 Tour

Norm Duke, Tom Baker, Pete Weber, Parker Bohn III, and Walter Ray Sr.. Sounds like a roll-call for Hall of Fame inductees. On Tuesday, it was the stepladder finals of the PBA50 United Healthcare Sun Bowl, held at the Spanish Spring Lanes in The Villages, Fla.. The five Hall of Fame bowlers have a combined […]

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ESPN and the PBA nailed it Sunday during the annual World Series Bowling competition

The PBA returned Sunday afternoon with the airing of the Cheetah Championship, held at the at South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center on ESPN. As a part of the World Series of Bowling and for the first the first time in history, the world was able to see what some of the world’s best bowlers – including […]

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PBA plans to introduce blue dyed lanes during upcoming ESPN telecast

On Dec. 1, the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) will make it’s annual debut on ESPN, and it plans on making the occasion a historic experience. A blue dye will be added to the lane conditions for ESPN’s telecast of five World Series of Bowling championship events. The PBA teamed up with Brunswick – its official […]

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PBA’s first 900 three-game series goes to Joe Scarborough of Charlotte, N.C.

Cross off another historical mark for the PBA this season. Joe Scarborough of Charlotte, N.C. bowled the league’s first 900 three-game series at the PBA50 event in The Villages, Fla., opening with 37 straight strikes. Scarborough broke the record for most consecutive 300’s in a senior event, highest three-game series and tied the mark for most 300’s in […]

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