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Today’s Bowling Tournaments
Category: Hoinke Classic
Hoinke Classic
Tournament starts on February 16, 2018 at Western Bowl Inc in Cincinnati, OH

  • Category: USBC
    12th Annual Deloris Webb Memorial Adult Youth Doubles Bowling Tournament
    Tournament starts on February 23, 2018 at Coopers Sport Bowl Inc in Anderson, IN

  • Category: 11th Frame
    2018 BTM tournament All Events
    Tournament starts on March 22, 2018 at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, NY

  • Category: 40 Frame
    Forty Frame Game - Ladies Doubles Division Tournament
    Tournament starts on March 23, 2018 at Strike N Spare Lanes in Syracuse, NY

  • Category: 40 Frame
    The Forty Frame Game USA tournament
    Tournament starts on March 23, 2018 at Strike N Spare Lanes in Syracuse, NY

  • Category: USBC
    2018 USBC Open Championships
    Tournament starts on March 24, 2018 at The OnCenter in Syracuse, NY

  • Category: No-Tap
    Annual 9 Pin No Tap Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 1, 2018 at Cedars in Cedarburg, WI

  • Category: USBC
    IDAHO STATE USBC 71ST ANNUAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
    Tournament starts on April 6, 2018 at Tough Guy Bowling Lanes in Pocatello, ID

  • Category: USBC
    2018 45th Annual Indiana State Senior Singles Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 7, 2018 at Rose City Bowl Inc in New Castle, IN

  • Category: USBC
    Maine State United State Bowling Congress Association Open Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 7, 2018 at Spare-Time Recreation in Lewiston, ME

  • Category: General
    11th Annual King of Circle “B” Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 19, 2018 at Cedars in Cedarburg, WI

  • Category: USBC Womens
    2018 USBC Women’s Championships
    Tournament starts on April 19, 2018 at National Bowling Stadium in Reno, NV

  • Category: USBC
    75th Annual Niagara Falls Bowling Association Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 19, 2018 at Beverly LanesBowling in Niagara Falls, NY

  • Category: National600Club
    National 600 Bowling Club 2018 Annual Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 19, 2018 at National Bowling Stadium in Reno, NV


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    Category: USBC
    116th ANNUAL – WISCONSIN STATE USBC BOWLING ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT MINOR EVENTS
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Rev’s Bowl, Bar & Grill in Oshkosh, WI


  • Category: USBC
    116th ANNUAL – WISCONSIN STATE USBC BOWLING ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT TEAM EVENT
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Fox Valley Lanes in Neenah, WI


  • Category: USBC Womens
    2018 OREGON STATE USBC WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Highland Bowl in Corvallis, OR


  • Category: USBC Womens
    2018 Open & Women's Championships
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Keystone Lanes in Norwalk, CA


  • Category: SDUSBC
    2018 South Dakota State USBC Open Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Village Bowl in Aberdeen, SD


  • Category: SDUSBC
    2018 South Dakota State USBC Women's 600 Club Virtual Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Meadowood Lanes in Rapid City, SD


  • Category: SDUSBC
    2018 South Dakota State USBC Women's Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Meadowood Lanes in Rapid City, SD


  • Category: No-Tap
    37th Annual No tap Bowling Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at South Side Bowl Inc in Scranton, PA


  • Category: SDUSBC
    4th Annual 2018 South Dakota State USBC Senior 700 Scratch 6 Line Singles Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Village Bowl in Aberdeen, SD


  • Category: Postal
    81st Annual Postal-Federal Employees National Bowling tournament
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek, OH


  • Category: USBC
    82nd New York State Women's Championships
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Fishkill Bowl in Fishkill, NY


  • Category: USBC
    Inagural Tennessee State USBC Mixed Tournament
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Tenn Pin Alley in Columbia, TN


  • Category: PAWBA
    PENNSYLVANIA STATE 2018 WOMEN’S 80th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT DOUBLES AND SINGLES EVENT
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at ABC Lanes Inc in Harrisburg, PA


  • Category: PAWBA
    PENNSYLVANIA STATE 2018 WOMEN’S 80th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT TEAM EVENT
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at ABC Lanes Inc in Harrisburg, PA


  • Category: USBC Womens
    Wisconsin State USBC Women’s Bowling Association 2018 Championship Tournament DOUBLES EVENT
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, WI


  • Category: USBC Womens
    Wisconsin State USBC Women’s Bowling Association 2018 Championship Tournament TEAM EVENT
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Riviera Lanes in Green Bay, WI


  • Category: Pennsylvania State Bowling Association
    Wyoming Valley 2018 Open Championship Minor Events
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Chacko's Bowling Lanes in Wilkes Barre, PA


  • Category: Pennsylvania State Bowling Association
    Wyoming Valley 2018 Open Championship Team Event
    Tournament starts on April 20, 2018
    at Stanton Lanes Inc in Wilkes Barre, PA


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    Ten pin bowling is not the only form of bowling. There is also 9-pin – Not to be confused with No-tap, where one knocks down 9 pins to get a strike. Bulverde This game actually uses 9 pins arranged in a diamond pattern. The game is much older than ten pin and has a different set of rules. Click on the logo above to find out more about actual 9-Pin Bowling.

    International Candlepin Bowling Association
    Candlepin
    bowling is played with different balls and pins than either Duckpin or regular 10-pin bowling. The pins are not tapered and the balls are softball sized. Players are allowed 3 balls to down all the pins – Dead wood is NOT cleared away between tries.Candlepin is most popular in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Note the size and shapes of the pins as well as the small bowling ball.

    Duckpin BowlingDuckpin Bowling is a variation of 10-pin bowling, played mostly in the Northeastern US and as far south and west as Indianapolis. The balls and pins are smaller than those in 10-pin bowling and players are allowed 3 tries to knock down all the pins.

    BowlsLawn Bowling is a popular “other” form of bowling, played mostly in warmer climates such as Florida. It uses a ball that is not round and is played on grass.

    Ice Bowling is the opposite end of the scale from lawn bowling. Increasingly popular in northern climates, the game is played on frozen lakes and indoor arenas.

    SwissSwiss Bowling A Swiss-system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format which features a predetermined number of rounds of competition. Each competitor (team or individual) does not play every other.

    Scotch DoublesScotch Doubles is a game where teams of two bowlers compete while alternating shots, regardless of whether they strike, spare or open.

    Baker Bowling is a team format where more than 1 bowler comprises the score of one game. The most common Baker game is with 5 people where each person bowls 2 frames. See link for details.


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    19 April 2018

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    19 April 2018

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    Semifinalists determined at 2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championships
    19 April 2018

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    USOC lifts USBC probation and returns USBC to full NGB status
    19 April 2018

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    Dick Allen wins PBA XF Maine Shootout for fifth title
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    Dick Allen Wins 5th Career Title in Port Property Management PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout
    18 April 2018

    PORTLAND, Maine – Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., a 39-year-old 18-year Professional Bowle ...
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    Semifinalists determined at 2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championships
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    2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championships underway in Lincoln
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    IBMA announces results of annual IBMA Writing Competition
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    HOFer Walter Ray Williams Jr. Among 16 Finalists in Port Property Management PBA Maine Shootout
    17 April 2018

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    New York bowler rolls perfect game at 2018 USBC Open Championships
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    Syracuse and the Oncenter Convention Center have provided special memories for Peter Zmozynski, who ...

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    USOC lifts USBC probation and returns USBC to full NGB status
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    The USBC Board of Directors has adopted and modified the due process procedures in its governing do ...

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    The USBC Convention and Annual Meeting will have a two-year run in Las Vegas with both the 2019 and ...

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    2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championships underway in Lincoln
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    Nebraska's Julia Bond and Robert Morris-Illinois' Kenny Ryan grabbed the top seeds as match play got ...

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    Re: Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread
    19 April 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: I feel like crap, as I blew it for my team in playoffs. Top 8 teams rolling off for the big money. We were 3rd in total points and bowled the No6 team. First game, 201, and we lost by 20. Second game, 224, and we won by 40. Third game, 131, and we lost by 30. Lost 2 g ...

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    Re: I'm pizzed at my ball driller
    14 April 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: ----------Original----------New --------------o -----------O O------------O O ------------------------------o ---------------x ----------------------------x ------------O--------------O As you can see, the ball has been turned so the pin to cg line now places the cg ab ...

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    Re: Better Polish
    14 April 2018

    Posted by W9JAB: My Code Black ball, seemed to be rolling out and hooking too soon, The surface had been roughed up, so I had it polished to about a 1000 grit, but still not were I needed it to be. I then used Automotive "clay" to polished up a little more, then soaked it in hot water with "Dawn ...

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    Re: Recommendations requested
    14 April 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: I also use a simple green mix. But I also use SR's Dull and Tack that my PS has for my non polished balls. It is a mix made with actual lane cleaner.

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    Re: It can't come fast enough
    14 April 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: Originally Posted By: Jason_C It is a fun league Jason just have fun. If you have a team you enjoy bowling with winning or loosing won't really matter. Use it to get better. Originally Posted By: Dennis MichaelI use Summer leagues to work on diff things. Dennis I use my l ...

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    Re: Original Gamebreaker
    14 April 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: or the GB2 still available with the original cover. This would be the closest you can get to the GB

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    Re: Some awful lane conditions
    9 April 2018

    Posted by Jason_C: Bowled in a charity tourney this weekend. They used a normal house pattern. during Sunday (which my team was lucky enough to make it to) they oiled fresh in the morning. Then again before the afternoon session but the afternoon session was best out of 5 between two teams of ...

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    Re: 2018 USBC Open Championships Syracuse NY
    7 April 2018

    Posted by champ: Only a week later, I'm starting to wonder if 3322 might really be a score to beat. The way doubles scores have been from the first week, I think it will take 1480 and 820 to win those titles. I think I wrongly assumed that perhaps both conditions would be soft. But Team is prov ...

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    Re: A question of degrees
    6 April 2018

    Posted by Fin09: I've gotten to the point where I can see really well close up as long as I'm not wearing my glasses or contacts. If I'm wearing my contacts and need to read something small, I have to put on a pair of reading glasses over my contacts. Stinks getting older... But you won't really ...

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    Re: The final cut (Balls in the bag and their job)
    4 April 2018

    Posted by mmalsed: With the move to the new house, which is about as opposite to the old house as it can get (1oz of oil vs a gallon of oil. . . hyperbole but funny) so all my stuff is seemingly not appropriate to what I'm trying to bowl on (very dry) Crux - RG 2.5, diff .052 IQTP - RG 2.49, di ...

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    Re: For the good of the sport?
    31 March 2018

    Posted by Dylan585: I use all of my old equipment from one handed that doesn't have a weight hole with the exception of my for a GT which only has two fingers... My PAP did change much but I also already had a ridiculously high track that was almost identical to my two handed track. As for lower ...

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    Re: 12 pound ball?
    30 March 2018

    Posted by Jason_C: Look into Motiv. They use the same cores for 12-16 pound ball. Below that they drop to a generic core. most companies go to generic at 12 pound but Motiv I notice usually says 12-16 on the real core.... I could be wrong on that but I would look into it. I used a 12 pound ...

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    Re: Current Status
    29 March 2018

    Posted by Jason_C: I had a spinal fusion (L4, L5 and S1) a few years back. Well more than a few years it was 20 years ago. I have a titanium scaffold, 5 plates a bunch of screws. They took out one of my disks and put in a metal wedge to limit my ability to bend at the waist. The surgery back ...

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    Re: Axis Weight Layout for Full Roller?
    25 March 2018

    Posted by 82Boat69: That's an interesting question. Normally, balance holes for symmetric balls are placed on a gradient line that runs from the PSA to the PAP. Based on your description, that gradient line would run from your PAP through the CG for another 6-3/4 inches. Since your PAP is 6-3 ...

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    Re: PBA Moving From ESPN to Fox
    23 March 2018

    Posted by Dennis Michael: I watch Fox Sports, mainly because of Big East Basketball

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    Re: Thoughts on Sweeps?
    20 March 2018

    Posted by mmalsed: maybe.

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    Re: Hype Versus Reality
    18 March 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: Originally Posted By: 6_ball_man The only option I have for carry down involves particles embedded in the cover. It works, but I only have one piece left that even remotely qualifies, and that wasn't sold as a particle cover-stock, and I rarely even carry it in the door. Anyo ...

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    Re: Informal poll
    16 March 2018

    Posted by 82Boat69: 'Any' drilled bowling ball can be reverse-engineered back to dual angles quickly. Then, with a little math, can be re-engineered to PSA. We're all doing exactly the same thing, regardless of what we might think. Dual angles and PSA layouts simply make the choices more pred ...

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    Re: Where can I find soles for Dynorooz S1500?
    4 March 2018

    Posted by djp1080: Never heard of Dynorooz, but 3G makes shoes called Dynothane. You might want to give that name a try...

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    Re: advice needed for my son's first ball
    28 February 2018

    Posted by Jason_C: That makes two of us that hope not...I never want him to feel like this..

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    Re: finally finished my league arsenal (Motiv)
    28 February 2018

    Posted by Jason_C: The other day I got my Forza SS for a true bench mark ball. I have the Venom Shock for if the lane is a little too dry for the forza and it can also be used mid set after a little breakdown and then my Tag Cannon for when the heads are burnt up. of course my trusty Brunswick ...

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    Re: Time to throw the ball
    26 February 2018

    Posted by soulman327: Gotcha. I bowl league tomorrow. I'll check on that.

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    Re: Made it.
    18 February 2018

    Posted by RGR: I've never bowled a 700 series, figure I have to many flaws in my game, I think I kept them pretty much at bay trying to qualify for this city tournament, I would like to bowl a 700 but don't think I have it in me anymore. I'll let my flaws come out again and just take er easy.

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    Re: Ball choice and strategy for Wolf pattern
    17 February 2018

    Posted by champ: The Wolf, being 33', has A LOT of backend. When people first approach a short pattern, their initial thought is to use a ball that goes long. Try to get the ball to skid further. That will not happen. Your shiny bowling balls, which react violently to friction, will be too uncon ...

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    Re: My Senior League wants to change Houses
    17 February 2018

    Posted by BOSStull: Originally Posted By: Dennis Michael So, I have turned over the balls in my bag to older equipment and feel much more confident. I have both my 16lb L/M balls in my bag. Both were released in 2004. Originally Posted By: 82Boat69I bought my first ball in 1963. That was a ...

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