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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!

PBA History, as told by Len Nicholson

This is a must have for bowling historians out there! This book is NOW AVAILABLE at FTF! Don’t miss out! 

USBC News

Spoiler Alert: The six champions of the 2018 Junior Gold Championships presented by @EboniteBowling were determined as the week-long tournament wrapped up. @CBSSportsNet will air all the finals starting with the U12 finals on July 24. t.bowl.com/2JIy0fh #JuniorGold18

test Twitter Media - Spoiler Alert: The six champions of the 2018 Junior Gold Championships presented by @EboniteBowling were determined as the week-long tournament wrapped up. @CBSSportsNet will air all the finals starting with the U12 finals on July 24. https://t.co/zIopT7AKKz
#JuniorGold18 https://t.co/YkGL2xm5Vt

SPOILER ALERT: The 2018 USA Bowling National Championships came to a close Saturday at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas. Champions were determined in two divisions - U12 and U15. If you DON'T want to know who won, DO NOT click on the link below. t.bowl.com/2zZ5TZH

test Twitter Media - SPOILER ALERT: The 2018 USA Bowling National Championships came to a close Saturday at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas.

Champions were determined in two divisions - U12 and U15.

If you DON'T want to know who won, DO NOT click on the link below.

https://t.co/nLvAEfMUus https://t.co/g5OeU5uVI5

ICYMI: The stepladder finalists in the the U20 boys and girls divisions have been determined. Girls No. 1 Julia Huren No. 2 Kaitlyn Eder No. 3 Abby Ragsdale Boys No. 1 Anthony Neuer No. 2 Bryce Oliver No. 3 Jacob Mullen #JuniorGold18 #AFutureForTheSport #YouthBowling

Official merch, delicious food and...boba? Oh, and the TV finals of the 2018 Junior Gold Championships and USA Bowling National Championships presented by Sixlets. What a way to spend a Saturday at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas! We 💙 CBS Sports Network!

test Twitter Media - Official merch, delicious food and...boba? Oh, and the TV finals of the 2018 Junior Gold Championships and USA Bowling National Championships presented by Sixlets. What a way to spend a Saturday at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas! We 💙 CBS Sports Network! https://t.co/c6UivXyHvQ
test Twitter Media - Official merch, delicious food and...boba? Oh, and the TV finals of the 2018 Junior Gold Championships and USA Bowling National Championships presented by Sixlets. What a way to spend a Saturday at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas! We 💙 CBS Sports Network! https://t.co/c6UivXyHvQ
test Twitter Media - Official merch, delicious food and...boba? Oh, and the TV finals of the 2018 Junior Gold Championships and USA Bowling National Championships presented by Sixlets. What a way to spend a Saturday at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas! We 💙 CBS Sports Network! https://t.co/c6UivXyHvQ

LIVE NOW on #BowlTV: The finals of the elimination bracket in the U15 boys and girls division at #JuniorGold18! The boys match will feature Julian Salinas against Michael Harmon Jr., while the girls match will include Hana Roers and Melanie Hilbert. youtube.com/watch?v=nVEVPH…

U15 #JuniorGold18: Brandon Bonta (No. 1 seed) and Silas Lira (No. 2) have advanced to stepladder in the boys division, and Annalise OBryant (No. 1) and Caitlyn Chapman (No. 2) have advanced in the girls division. Match for No. 3 seeds will be on #BowlTV at 12:30 p.m. Eastern.

We’re 15 min from showtime at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas, where we’ll be taping five TV shows today! The Junior Gold and USA Bowling shows will air on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday nights starting July 24. Remember to set your DVRs to see the best youth bowlers in the world!

test Twitter Media - We’re 15 min from showtime at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas, where we’ll be taping five TV shows today!

The Junior Gold and USA Bowling shows will air on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday nights starting July 24. Remember to set your DVRs to see the best youth bowlers in the world! https://t.co/e3OCgBLdXA

Match play continues on #BowlTV at #JuniorGold18! Watch your favorite U15 and U20 athletes here: U15 Boys and Girls: t.bowl.com/2uKo8gv U20 Boys and Girls: t.bowl.com/2Ls5S4Q #AFutureForTheSport #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - Match play continues on #BowlTV at #JuniorGold18!

Watch your favorite U15 and U20 athletes here:
U15 Boys and Girls: https://t.co/hpD47sxJzr
U20 Boys and Girls: https://t.co/Np6LCrmZid

#AFutureForTheSport #GoBowling https://t.co/lziR8yOSvf

The first set of stepladder finals at the 2018 Junior Gold Championships presented by @EboniteBowling are set and Karina Capron will seek to successfully defend the U12 title she won in the Cleveland area last year. t.bowl.com/2zZsSnq #JuniorGold2018 #AFutureForTheSport

test Twitter Media - The first set of stepladder finals at the 2018 Junior Gold Championships presented by @EboniteBowling are set and Karina Capron will seek to successfully defend the U12 title she won in the Cleveland area last year. 
https://t.co/Hmx6xBb98C

#JuniorGold2018 #AFutureForTheSport https://t.co/k4dnlB4lZ9

We've got a new link for U15 Boys and Girls match play at #JuniorGold18. youtube.com/watch?v=uT0d6E…

Bowlers Journal

U12 Finalists Determined at 2018 Junior Gold Championships: bowlersjournal.com/u12-finalists-…

test Twitter Media - U12 Finalists Determined at 2018 Junior Gold Championships: https://t.co/C14eFKLAti https://t.co/4Up0HLhVUj

Haugen Becomes First Two-Time Titlist of 2018 PBA50 Season with PBA50 River City Extreme Open Win: bowlersjournal.com/haugen-becomes…

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Missouri’s Scott Greiner Leads PBA50 River City Extreme Open: bowlersjournal.com/missouris-scot…

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TV finalists Set at 2018 USA Bowling National Championships: bowlersjournal.com/tv-finalists-s…

test Twitter Media - TV finalists Set at 2018 USA Bowling National Championships: https://t.co/eLBTvimm7B https://t.co/I7qdmBX4QQ

John Janawicz’s USBC Hall of Fame story is a case for never giving up on your dreams. Find out why in our August issue. To subscribe now, go here: bowlersjournal.com/bowlers-journa…

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The 2018 PBA50 Tour began the season in the East, then ventured to the West, and now heads down the homestretch in the Midwest starting today with the PBA50 River City Extreme Open: bowlersjournal.com/pba50-tour-res…

test Twitter Media - The 2018 PBA50 Tour began the season in the East, then ventured to the West, and now heads down the homestretch in the Midwest starting today with the PBA50 River City Extreme Open: https://t.co/T3C1A8pX0x https://t.co/9wJHwyykWD

With competition ongoing among the 3,900+ Junior Gold Championships bowlers sprawled across eight bowling centers throughout the Dallas-Forth Worth area, tomorrow will see the 2018 USA Bowling National Championships also kick off in Dallas. Details here: bowlersjournal.com/usa-bowling-na…

test Twitter Media - With competition ongoing among the 3,900+ Junior Gold Championships bowlers sprawled across eight bowling centers throughout the Dallas-Forth Worth area, tomorrow will see the 2018 USA Bowling National Championships also kick off in Dallas. Details here: https://t.co/JTLHTR7KUi https://t.co/RSi8FdTX0l

BREAKING: former USBC Managing Director of the National Governing Body Neil Stremmel has been hired by Kegel to serve as the company's new Director of KBT and Sport Research. Details to follow.

Bowler Digital

2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour #5 Angela Laub, Roger Pieters emerge victorious at 7th Senior Open Dream-Bowl Böblingen #Bowling #InternationalSeniorsBowlingTour bowlingdigital.com/angela-laub-ro…

test Twitter Media - 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour #5
Angela Laub, Roger Pieters emerge victorious at 7th Senior Open Dream-Bowl Böblingen
#Bowling #InternationalSeniorsBowlingTour
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2018 PBA50 Tour #8 Michael Haugen Jr. wins PBA50 River City Extreme Open for second title of the season; defeats Bob Learn Jr., 247-246, in title match. @PBATour #PBA50Tour #Bowling @FloBowling @HaugenBowling @Bob_Learn_Jr @BrianKretzer @lennieboresch bowlingdigital.com/michael-haugen…

test Twitter Media - 2018 PBA50 Tour #8
Michael Haugen Jr. wins PBA50 River City Extreme Open for second title of the season; defeats Bob Learn Jr., 247-246, in title match.
@PBATour #PBA50Tour #Bowling @FloBowling @HaugenBowling @Bob_Learn_Jr @BrianKretzer @lennieboresch
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Inside Bowling

Found this snazzy young man sporting our latest #TeamEBI design at Junior Gold! Looking good Cohl Moore and Daniel Hall! 💥🔶Be TeamEBI proud: bit.ly/TeamEBI | #InsideBowling #IB #JuniorGold2018 #HammerBowling #Ebonite

test Twitter Media - Found this snazzy young man sporting our latest #TeamEBI design at Junior Gold! Looking good Cohl Moore and Daniel Hall!

💥🔶Be TeamEBI proud: https://t.co/W108oAGxcv | 

#InsideBowling #IB #JuniorGold2018 #HammerBowling #Ebonite https://t.co/IYweDsr7QL

We're at Junior Gold this week working with Kyle Sherman & @USBC. Check out Day 2 here: youtu.be/8rMpXW_S1sk | #JuniorGold18 #TeamEBI #InsideBowling #VlogSquad

We had an awesome time working with the @USBC crew for Junior Gold Live! On BowlTV during registration day in Dallas. #JuniorGold18 #TeamEBI #VlogSquad

test Twitter Media - We had an awesome time working with the @USBC crew for Junior Gold Live! On BowlTV during registration day in Dallas. #JuniorGold18 #TeamEBI #VlogSquad https://t.co/efsYHRXHa1

Kegel Training Center

Specto Bowling How To - Deep Practice Modes: youtu.be/0oaKNu6ckQU?a via @YouTube

Specto Bowling How To - Creating an Account: youtu.be/JIEwVGq9Qm0?a via @YouTube

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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/JIEwVGq9Qm0?a Specto Bowling How To - Creating an Account

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/0oaKNu6ckQU?a Specto Bowling How To - Deep Practice Modes

World Bowling

"To represent Canada in Detroit is truly an honour and a privilege. It has been a dream of mine since a little child at the age of 5 years old and to wear the Maple Leaf with pride for my country means the world." Marissa 20yrs #worldbowlingyouthchamps #detroit2018 @VisitDetroit

test Twitter Media - "To represent Canada in Detroit is truly an honour and a privilege. It has been a dream of mine since a little child at the age of 5 years old and to wear the Maple Leaf with pride for my country means the world."
Marissa 20yrs
#worldbowlingyouthchamps #detroit2018 @VisitDetroit https://t.co/4mC7IIylJ4

Congratulations @RazanBaker and @SAUDIBOWLING twitter.com/RazanBaker/sta…

It's that time of year - Spring Cleaning! Winter - done. Snow - gone. Cabin fever - disappearing. #springcleaning #spring2018 #naturesparty #worldbowling

PRESS RELEASE - Wegner's win, the 2018 WBT, the tier system & more! worldbowling.org/news/2018/03/w…

test Twitter Media - PRESS RELEASE - Wegner's win, the 2018 WBT, the tier system & more!
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LIVE: Anthony Simonsen Vs Jenny Wegner final WATCH: worldbowling.org click on home banner World Bowling Tour Munich Brunswick Euro Challenge

WATCH FINALS LIVE: the final step in the WBT Munich ( Brunswick Euro Challenge) starts in 5mins! Go to worldbowling.org and click on the home banner to watch Wegner & Yannaphon battle it out for a chance to play Simonsen in the finals!

WATCH LIVE: Finals day - who will take the title from the World Bowling Tour Munich (Brunswick Euro Challenge)?! worldbowling.org

PBA Tour

Michael Haugen Jr. defeated Bob Learn Jr., 247-246, in the title match to win the PBA50 River City Extreme Open presented by Ebonite Friday for his second title of the season and third of his career. Full story at PBA.com. #PBA #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - Michael Haugen Jr. defeated Bob Learn Jr., 247-246, in the title match to win the PBA50 River City Extreme Open presented by Ebonite Friday for his second title of the season and third of his career. Full story at https://t.co/MNkkEjOXld. #PBA #GoBowling https://t.co/1OrKA559rq

Full standings after the first round of Match Play at the PBA50 River Extreme Open are available at PBA.com. Round 2 starts at 4:15pm ET on XF on Flobowling.com. #PBA #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - Full standings after the first round of Match Play at the PBA50 River Extreme Open are available at https://t.co/MNkkEjOXld. Round 2 starts at 4:15pm ET on XF on https://t.co/0ULSo9JQzO. #PBA #GoBowling https://t.co/VdGpU6BlWm

Match Play at the PBA50 River City Extreme is live now on #FloBowling.com. #PBA #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - Match Play at the PBA50 River City Extreme is live now on #FloBowling.com. #PBA #GoBowling https://t.co/7XowhV7utJ

As the PBA50 Tour makes its PBA XF on FloBowling debut this week in the PBA50 River City Extreme Open, presented by Ebonite, the chase for PBA50 POY honors heads into the home stretch with Michael Haugen Jr. at the head of the pack. #PBA #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - As the PBA50 Tour makes its PBA XF on FloBowling debut this week in the PBA50 River City Extreme Open, presented by Ebonite, the chase for PBA50 POY honors heads into the home stretch with Michael Haugen Jr. at the head of the pack. #PBA #GoBowling https://t.co/aplAGFxfxs

Scott Greiner of Sunrise Beach, MO., fired an 1,860 eight-game pinfall total in the second round Thursday to take top qualifier honors in the PBA50 River City Extreme Open presented by Ebonite. Read full story at PBA.com. #PBA #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - Scott Greiner of Sunrise Beach, MO., fired an 1,860 eight-game pinfall total in the second round Thursday to take top qualifier honors in the PBA50 River City Extreme Open presented by Ebonite. Read full story at https://t.co/MNkkEjOXld. #PBA #GoBowling https://t.co/0Naiq3WU7G

Full qualifying standings of the PBA50 River City Extreme are available at PBA.com. Cashers round starts tomorrow morning at 9:30 am ET on Flobowling.com. #PBA #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - Full qualifying standings of the PBA50 River City Extreme are available at https://t.co/MNkkEjOXld. Cashers round starts tomorrow morning at 9:30 am ET on https://t.co/0ULSo9JQzO. #PBA #GoBowling https://t.co/yYPyzsnSQA

B squad is on the lanes for their final qualifying block at the PBA50 River Exteme Open live now on FloBowling.com. #PBA #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - B squad is on the lanes for their final qualifying block at the PBA50 River Exteme Open live now on https://t.co/V5jgwjMswf. #PBA #GoBowling https://t.co/VkFeMFcwbX

B squad standings of the PBA50 River City Extreme Open available at PBA.com. A squad starts now on Flobowling.com. #PBA #GoBowling

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🎰The PBA50 Tour is back so let's have some fun while you watch them bowl on FloBowling.com today! You have $15 to draft your 5-man PBA50 Fantasy Team. Who ya got? #PBA #PBA50 #GoBowling

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Day 2 of qualifying at the PBA50 River Exteme Open is live now on FloBowling.com. #PBA #GoBowling

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PWBA Tour

Future PWBA star with her role models! #PWBATour #BowlFearless twitter.com/Beamk4Eri/stat…

Gifs are even better!! This is how we feel! twitter.com/PPunturiero/st…

It’s #worldemojiday! Comment an emoji below👇to show us how excited you are to watch the PWBA ladies compete 💪 for a title 🏆 every Saturday in August on @cbssportsnet Network!📺🎳 • #PWBATourinstagram.com/p/BlV7qYzlC4G/…

How cool is this?! We've already seen @VerityCrawley on the broadcast! Tune in to see who else is stopping by! #PWBATour twitter.com/usbc/status/10…

#TBT Check out the second set of qualifiers for the 2018 PWBA Tour & the ladies that earned a ticket to the #RoadtoRichmond PWBA Tour Championship at the @RichmondRaceway! For entire list of qualifiers, so far & more about how they won, click here --> goo.gl/K5B3oJ

That excited feeling you get when you get to re-watch the U.S. Women's Open on CBS Sports Network! Tune in tomorrow or set those DVR's if you forgot to the first time, Tuesday July 10th at 8 p.m. and Midnight Eastern! #LizDidSomethingMajor #USWomensOpen #RoadToRichmond

test Twitter Media - That excited feeling you get when you get to re-watch the U.S. Women's Open on CBS Sports Network!

Tune in tomorrow or set those DVR's if you forgot to the first time, Tuesday July 10th at 8 p.m. and Midnight Eastern!

#LizDidSomethingMajor #USWomensOpen #RoadToRichmond https://t.co/KqG7dLFMNk
test Twitter Media - That excited feeling you get when you get to re-watch the U.S. Women's Open on CBS Sports Network!

Tune in tomorrow or set those DVR's if you forgot to the first time, Tuesday July 10th at 8 p.m. and Midnight Eastern!

#LizDidSomethingMajor #USWomensOpen #RoadToRichmond https://t.co/KqG7dLFMNk

Subscribe to our Youtube channel so you can watch your favorite bowlers FREE beginning August 2nd when we return to Seminole Lanes for the Pepsi St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open! youtube.com/user/BowlTV #PWBATour #RoadToRichmond #BowlFearless #BowlTV

test Twitter Media - Subscribe to our Youtube channel so you can watch your favorite bowlers FREE beginning August 2nd when we return to Seminole Lanes for the Pepsi St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open!

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#PWBATour #RoadToRichmond #BowlFearless #BowlTV https://t.co/VK6SY27Hm1

It will be here before we know it! Thanks for your support of the Tour! #PWBATour twitter.com/Asimovian13/st…