USBC Notes

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

The Notre Dame-Ohio women and men swept the top spots at the Orange and Black Classic. #CollegiateTicker t.bowl.com/2zjYUFx

test Twitter Media - The Notre Dame-Ohio women and men swept the top spots at the Orange and Black Classic. #CollegiateTicker https://t.co/O4xykCdTuT https://t.co/K68sAwISOC

A few spots left in the PTQ for the 2017 U.S. Open in Liverpool, N.Y., and 16 spots up for grabs in the U.S. Open! t.bowl.com/2geRD65

test Twitter Media - A few spots left in the PTQ for the 2017 U.S. Open in Liverpool, N.Y., and 16 spots up for grabs in the U.S. Open! https://t.co/OQR7ML41z7 https://t.co/rjwnY1xsIO

Calumet men, St. Ambrose women collected wins at the first Tier 1 event of the collegiate season. #CollegiateTicker t.bowl.com/2i4XeMG

test Twitter Media - Calumet men, St. Ambrose women collected wins at the first Tier 1 event of the collegiate season. #CollegiateTicker https://t.co/GAWOEQsMI4 https://t.co/2bK4uhijsg

Team USA’s AJ Johnson has ups. How about you? Visit us at the ITRC in Arlington, Texas, to test your own skills. BowlingITRC.com.

Registration for the 2018 USBC Masters in Syracuse, New York, now is open! Register and learn more by clicking here: t.bowl.com/2xuab4D

test Twitter Media - Registration for the 2018 USBC Masters in Syracuse, New York, now is open! Register and learn more by clicking here: https://t.co/FGqGnAxslc https://t.co/qFh7WxB8wK

Congrats to the Team USA women selected to represent the United States at the '17 World Bowling World Championships! t.bowl.com/2y72IdM

test Twitter Media - Congrats to the Team USA women selected to represent the United States at the '17 World Bowling World Championships! https://t.co/TQOV2l2NJB https://t.co/VH4ciWjxGI

When you subscribe to The Core between Oct. 3-10, you’ll be entered to win a VIP Experience to the 2017 U.S. Open! BOWL.com/TheCore/Info

St. Ambrose picked up a pair of victories at the Boilermaker Classic to highlight this week's #CollegiateTicker! t.bowl.com/2fLRHGs

test Twitter Media - St. Ambrose picked up a pair of victories at the Boilermaker Classic to highlight this week's #CollegiateTicker! https://t.co/dTlPPE5jcl https://t.co/eZq0OXTx2A

Emmanuel women, Pikeville men recorded wins at the Thomas Burris Memorial highlighting this week's #CollegiateTicker t.bowl.com/2ytXsA3

test Twitter Media - Emmanuel women, Pikeville men recorded wins at the Thomas Burris Memorial highlighting this week's #CollegiateTicker https://t.co/jsgCSy4prM https://t.co/qTHkotPBMh

Bowlers Journal

BREAKING: Chris Barnes, Ron Mohr, and Don Mitchell have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame.

Book Review: Josh Blanchard’s ‘Bowling: Energy in Motion’: bowlersjournal.com/book-review-jo…

Walter Ray Williams Jr. Celebrates 105 PBA Titles on 58th Birthday: bowlersjournal.com/williams-celeb…

Yannaphon Larpapharat First Local to win WBT Thailand, PBA Tour title: bowlersjournal.com/yannaphon-larp…

Keith Kenworthy, inventor of the Roll'n Donkee bag, has died at age 92. Check out this vintage commercial: youtube.com/watch?v=2R4t8-…

Hermosillo set to welcome stars for 53rd QubicaAMF World Cup: bowlersjournal.com/hermosillo-set…

Our thoughts today at BJI are with all those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas, one of bowling's greatest partners for many years.

PBA Unearths Fascinating Historical Stats about PBA Title Winners bowlersjournal.com/pba-unearths-f…

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

test Twitter Media - The new Radical Guru Master just flat-out hooks...even more than the original in our testing. http://t.co/n4Dawv4TXx http://t.co/nfCV7Zn8ua

World Bowling

World Bowling Tour Malmo Champion - Jason Belmonte

Belmonte finishes his 10th frame with a strike taking the win #luckylarsen

Belmonte gets his 5th strike in a row #luckylarsen

Belmonte gets his first strike of the game #luckylarsen

Weier gets his final spare and beats Ratia #luckylarsen

Weier and Ratia tied in the 5th frame as Weier gets a strike #luckylarsen

Cameron gets all 4 pins on the split #luckylarsen

Ratia finishes his 10th frame with a strike #luckylarsen

Ratia gets his 4th strike in a row to lengthen his lead #luckylarsen

World Bowling Tour Malmo reaches the final stages this weekend - watch LIVE on worldbowling.org/worldbowlingto… to see who will take the title!

PBA Tour

A close look at the #WSOB Cheetah pattern. Don't miss a thing. How to follow the 2017 WSOB ☛ bit.ly/WSOB2017

test Twitter Media - A close look at the #WSOB Cheetah pattern.

Don't miss a thing. How to follow the 2017 WSOB ☛ https://t.co/0it4W3brGd https://t.co/ajDaWXw8j4

BREAKING: Chris Barnes, Ron Mohr & Don Mitchell elected to PBA Hall of Fame; Ceremonies Set for Feb. 17 ☛ bit.ly/2yyn4ih

test Twitter Media - BREAKING: Chris Barnes, Ron Mohr & Don Mitchell elected to PBA Hall of Fame; Ceremonies Set for Feb. 17 ☛ https://t.co/4TLeufVJI7 https://t.co/rN0cHPGTUt

#PBATrivia Who has the highest pinfall in #WSOB Cheetah events? #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - #PBATrivia Who has the highest pinfall in #WSOB Cheetah events? #GoBowling https://t.co/7CjVoeMQtT

#PlayersPerspective Kyle Troup & @MrSv1sson what were they thinking during 2017 Roth/Holman Doubles Championship ☛ bit.ly/2ggHVMV

test Twitter Media - #PlayersPerspective Kyle Troup & @MrSv1sson what were they thinking during  2017 Roth/Holman Doubles Championship ☛ https://t.co/PPJl451j7i https://t.co/j4budJ1goj

#PBATrivia Who has the highest average in #WSOB Cheetah events? #GoBowling

test Twitter Media - #PBATrivia Who has the highest average in #WSOB Cheetah events? #GoBowling https://t.co/9KCbr7DUNV

Bowl against the best! Check out the FREE PBA #Bowling Challenge, proud sponsor of the PBA Cheetah Championship ☛ bit.ly/2xJmfPF

test Twitter Media - Bowl against the best! Check out the FREE PBA #Bowling Challenge, proud sponsor of the PBA Cheetah Championship ☛ https://t.co/c0vEuG1YIo https://t.co/hNQL2WLBOY

#PlayersPerspective Francois Lavoie​ gets candid on his perfect game during the 2016 U.S. Open Full video on #XFbit.ly/1ZWI9WN

#XtraFrame will be LIVE with over 100 hours of #WSOB coverage starting Nov. 7! #GoBowling #PBA Subscribe today ☛ bit.ly/1ZWI9WN

test Twitter Media - #XtraFrame will be LIVE with over 100 hours of #WSOB coverage  starting Nov. 7!  #GoBowling #PBA

Subscribe today ☛ https://t.co/rW3QsrD3h4 https://t.co/pZMlxxyYvc

#FunFact 69 ESPN telecasts have originated from the first eight GEICO PBA #WSOB events 🤔

test Twitter Media - #FunFact 69 ESPN telecasts have originated from the first eight GEICO PBA #WSOB events 🤔 https://t.co/T8jH75nsy4

Matt O’Grady & Dick Allen earn return trips to PBA Regional Challenge in Reno! PBA Spare shots ☛ bit.ly/2yfKLcX

test Twitter Media - Matt O’Grady & Dick Allen earn return trips to PBA Regional Challenge in Reno! PBA Spare shots ☛ https://t.co/L3dXosD1ur https://t.co/eQX1wRUIaP

PWBA Tour

One of the coolest things about attending a #PWBATour event is having the chance to meet the players. Who would YOU take a selfie with?

test Twitter Media - One of the coolest things about attending a #PWBATour event is having the chance to meet the players. Who would YOU take a selfie with? https://t.co/61DN1PLBau

It's the FINAL Regional event! Compete with the best women in bowling, & register for the South Women's Championship Nov 3-5!

test Twitter Media - It's the FINAL Regional event! Compete with the best women in bowling, & register for the South Women's Championship Nov 3-5! https://t.co/Y0s4bvFDG3

Watch @DianaZavy win her second tiara at the 2017 USBC Queens! #PWBAWinningMoment #PWBATour

ICYMI: Check out @KellyAKulick's emotional win at the 2017 PWBA Fountain Valley Open in this #PWBAWinningMoment! #PWBATour

#bowlPINK! Join the #PWBAGoesPINK movement by supporting @bowlforthecure! Together we can strike out breast cancer! bit.ly/2xLotS9

test Twitter Media - #bowlPINK! Join the #PWBAGoesPINK movement by supporting @bowlforthecure! Together we can strike out breast cancer! https://t.co/gqQQ7eA6ny https://t.co/rM6xiyDpX8

The #PWBAVault is back! Watch Debbie Bennett claim the 1987 Sam's Town National Pro/Am for her first PWBA title and $25k prize. #PWBATour

During Oct. donate $25 - $74 to @BowlfortheCure w/ promo code WATERBOTTLE via bit.ly/2xLotS9 4 a limited edition water bottle!

test Twitter Media - During Oct. donate $25 - $74 to @BowlfortheCure w/ promo code WATERBOTTLE via https://t.co/gqQQ7eA6ny 4 a limited edition water bottle! https://t.co/1yp08f5JTO

The winner of this #PWBAGoesPINK Jersey is Nicole Mottier! Congrats! Like @BowlfortheCure on Facebook for another chance to win a Jersey!

test Twitter Media - The winner of this #PWBAGoesPINK Jersey is Nicole Mottier! Congrats! Like @BowlfortheCure on Facebook for another chance to win a Jersey! https://t.co/l5WF5qsM3m

TOMORROW the winner of this #PWBAGoesPink signed Jersey will be announced! TO WIN like PWBATour on Facebook & retweet for addt'l entries

test Twitter Media - TOMORROW the winner of this #PWBAGoesPink signed Jersey will be announced! TO WIN like PWBATour on Facebook & retweet for addt'l entries https://t.co/ZpQ2AKrWbS