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USBC explains specification related to new gripping layouts

ARLINGTON, Texas –The United States Bowling Congress Equipment Specifications and Certifications Team recently analyzed new ball gripping layouts being used to create different ball reactions and how it affects specifications for bowling balls.  READ MORE

A USBC Certs & Specs Story: Topography

Check out the great video that helps explain some of the mystery of why a ball reacts so differently from lane to lane.
WATCH HERE

USBC Modifies Gripping Hole Rules

See more here.

The 11th Frame: Biggest source of inequity in bowling is relatively unknown factor: lane topography

Jeff Richgels has done it again! This informative blog details the important part topography plays in bowling. Link to Jeff's blog, The 11th Frame.

House Shot VS Tournament Shot

A common question is "why do we need so many different bowling balls, aren't they all the same?" In today's bowling environment, the simple answer is, "NO"! Here's a couple of great videos to illustrate this point.

What's the difference?

Click on House shot vs. US Open to learn what you bowl on and what the pros face in the Major tournaments. Great information! 

How do the lanes change?

Click here to see a great link on oil transitions. Learn this and bowl better every time!

USBC News

It's bowl season! Here's a look at a talented athlete who's going "bowling" this weekend. Luis Perez is a longtime bowler who has made a name for himself as a collegiate 🏈 player & is competing for a national championship this weekend. His story here: on.ncaa.com/2j7ntSB

Liz Johnson's historic performance during the PBA Chameleon Championship will re-air this Sunday at 1 pm ET. Liz is a great example of what #AFutureForTheSport is all about, & she is paving the way for women & young girls to compete on the highest platforms! 🐐 #AFFTS #GoBowling

Registration for the 2018 USBC Queens in Reno, Nevada, now is open! The event will take place at the famed National Bowling Stadium and is a major championship on the @PWBATour. To register, click here: t.bowl.com/2C1GxpX #AFutureForTheSport

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LIVE NOW: Watch the #USABowling #Northeast Regional finals on #BowlTV. Don't forget to follow @Youth_bowling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat for results and behind-the-scenes action! #AFutureForTheSport #RoadToNationals #YouthBowling youtube.com/watch?v=nmp8Tx…

With the end of the semester approaching, 10 collegiate bowling events were held across the country last weekend, highlighted by wins at the Ebonite Warhawk Open by the Robert Morris-Illinois women and Midland men. #CollegiateTicker Read about it here: t.bowl.com/2ACexK3

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The 2017 @WorldBowling Championships concluded Monday with the crowning of the Masters champions at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. Congratulations to Canada's Francois Lavoie and Korea's Jung Dawun on the victories. Read more now! t.bowl.com/2klc2Ib

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Team USA’s Chris Via is on the call for the semifinals and finals of the Masters event at the 2017 @WorldBowling Championships in Las Vegas. Tune in now olympicchannel.com/en/tv/livestre…

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It's time for the Masters semifinals and finals at the 2017 World Bowling Championships in Las Vegas! Watch live on the Olympic Channel online! t.bowl.com/2ico2HF

The USBC Hall of Fame Committee selected Jeri Edwards, Kendra Gaines, John Janawicz and Tim Mack for the 2018 Hall of Fame class and put nine bowlers on the Superior Performance national ballot. t.bowl.com/2Bzh3jP

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Check out @gobowlingdotcom's $300 bowling party giveaway! Enter to win and take your family and friends #bowling for the holidays. twitter.com/GoBowlingdotco…

Bowlers Journal

The PBA50 Tour schedule for 2018 has been announced. Get the details here:: bowlersjournal.com/pba50-tour-sch…

Perfect time of year to be watching a guy named "Charlie Brown" bowl on @espn . . . twitter.com/PBATour/status…

Popular PBA50 Tour Player Bill McCorkle Dies at 65: bowlersjournal.com/popular-pba50-…

BJI Podcast: Shannon O’Keefe Looks Back on Her Crazy 2017: bowlersjournal.com/bji-podcast-sh… @ShannonOKeefe

"No matter what, you never give up. You just keep coming. That's the true meaning of being 'mentally tough.'" - @ShannonOKeefe

Faith and Fate: An Orphan, a Paralyzed Veteran, and the Bowling Tie that Bonded Them: bowlersjournal.com/faith-and-fate…

Kegel

Stay Ahead of the Curve. Request your free sample of #CurveLaneConditioner today at kegel.netinstagram.com/p/44NG5FF3yx/

Ask your Kegel Distributor about our Summer Specials today! instagram.com/p/4mPoUyl30x/

The #BigBen pattern is conducive to many styles of play... Check out the #KEGEL #landmarkpatternsinstagram.com/p/4kQifwl3yT/

Congratulations Kevin Dornberger, recipient of the 2015 #JohnDavisAward! @WorldBowling

A continuous slope may make the #chichenitza pattern harder than it appears... Check out the #KEGELinstagram.com/p/4Z5612l3xN/

The #statueofliberty pattern is the longest in the challenge series...check out the #KEGELinstagram.com/p/4Z2eYDl36v/

Bowling This Month

Get your child ready for the start of the bowling season with these great tips from USBC Silver coach Dug Barker. buff.ly/1JMLU8A

Giving up too easily is a trait that keeps many of us from reaching our full potential, both on and off the lanes. buff.ly/1EAAwRq

The Roto Grip Haywire offers a ton of heavy oil performance for its price point. Check out our review for details. buff.ly/1EwG1Ap

The Menace is the new entrant into Roto Grip's HP4 lineup and it will have no problems at all with oily conditions. buff.ly/1PK2WsD

20 years ago, BTM's founder Bob Summerville wrote this about the state of bowling on TV. How do things compare today? buff.ly/1Mf89qV

The new Radical Guru Master just flat-out hooks...even more than the original in our testing. buff.ly/1KKHSU7

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World Bowling

Team USA won the men's Team of 5 competition at the World Bowling Championships 2017 in Las Vegas. After a bowl-off against Columbia in the semi finals, they faced Chinese Taipei in the final.

Malaysia won the women's team of 5 competition at the World Bowling Championships 2017 in Las Vegas. Here's how they did it.

Stay up to minute watching live. And know the names at our results page. #WorldBowlingChamps2017 #Bowling 2017wc.worldbowling.org

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PBA Tour

Missed the excitement of the 2017 PBA Shark Championship finals featuring @TDBOWLS, @teece300, Charlie Brown and @marshallkent299 You can watch it on our YouTube channel ➡️ bit.ly/2CNpBVE #WSOB

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If you missed the 2017 PBA Chameleon Championship finals featuring @liz_johnsonbowl, @WesMalott, Anthony Pepe & Tom Smallwood today on @espn you can catch the show via our YouTube channel ➡️bit.ly/2jbBlst

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An emotional day filled will firsts. Congrats to both @liz_johnsonbowl and @teece300 who made history during the Chameleon and Shark Championships during the #WSOB shows on @espn.

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.@liz_johnsonbowl became the second woman in the 60-year history of the Professional Bowlers Association to win a national tour title ➡️bit.ly/2Ctg05s

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Lots of history made today during the #WSOB

First time winner on the PBA Tour. Congrats to @teece300 your Shark Championship #WSOB

Intense moments on the lanes during the Shark Championship #WSOB

PWBA Tour

Congrats again to @liz_johnsonbowl who captured the @PBATour Chameleon Championship to become the second woman to win a PBA Tour title! Reply with a comment to congratulate Liz! #PWBATour #PWBA #PBATour

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If you missed Liz Johnson's historic performance at the PBA Chameleon Championship on ESPN3 last month, watch the re-aired telecast Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN!

Check out the bio page of USBC and PWBA Hall of Famer Patty Costello in today's #ThrowbackThursday photo which comes from the 1973 PWBA Program. #PWBATour #TBT

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Registration for the 2018 USBC Queens in Reno, Nevada, now is open! The event will take place at the famed National Bowling Stadium and is a major championship on the #PWBATour. To register, click here: t.bowl.com/2C1GxpX

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Watch the thrilling conclusion of the 2017 PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open in this week's #WinningMoment, featuring Shannon O'Keefe and Clara Guerrero! #PWBATour

The PWBA would like to congratulate Tour titlist Jeri Edwards​ on being elected into the 2018 USBC Hall of Fame! Read about the entire USBC Hall of Fame class here: t.bowl.com/2Bzh3jP #PWBATour

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The PWBA would like to congratulate two-time titlist Kendra Gaines​ on being elected into the 2018 USBC Hall of Fame! Read about the entire USBC Hall of Fame class here: t.bowl.com/2Bzh3jP #PWBATour

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Today's #ThrowbackThursday photo is the cover of the 1988 #PWBA (LPBT) program, which featured 1987 POY, Betty Morris-Laub. The PWBA and USBC Hall of Famer dominated in 1987 with three victories to her credit along with 10 championship-round appearances. #PWBATour #TBT

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