LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, captured his 16th career title in the Professional Bowlers Association Viper Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge, defeating top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., […]Read more →
Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., defeated Australian two-handed star Jason Belmonte in their final match Friday night, 226-183, to claim the top qualifying position for Sunday’s Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions stepladder finals at Woodland Bowl.
The 50-year-old Weber, who is trying for a record-tying 10th major title and a chance to complete the PBA’s Triple Crown for an unprecedented second time, traded leads with Belmonte throughout Friday’s competition before reclaiming the lead in the final game. Weber averaged 236.71 and won 15 of his 24 matches to finish with a 48-game total of 11,812 pins, topping Belmonte by 46 pins for first place.Read more →
Reigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., defeated Finnish-American Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland, Mich., 234-201, to win the Kuwait Open at Cozmo Bowling Center Sunday.
The victory was the sixth of Rash’s career and his first in PBA International Tour competition. Rash earned $25,000 and denied Koivuniemi’s bid to add Kuwait to the list of countries where he has won titles. A week earlier, Koivuniemi won the Kingdom of Bahrain International Open – a non-PBA International Tour event – for the 20th different country where he has won titles.Read more →
SEATTLE – The Professional Bowlers Association and CBS Sports Network have entered into a multi-year television agreement that features a series of five telecasts originating from the new GEICO PBA Summer Swing in Milwaukee in June.Read more →