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Simard, Bellinder top PBA Tour qualifying

11/29/2008 - VERNON HILLS, Ill. - Ken Simard and Missy Bellinder topped the field Thursday in qualifying for the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, the sixth stop on the Lumber Li

Australian takes a two-handed approach on the lanes

11/26/2008 - Don’t miss your chance to see Australian two-handed bowling sensation Jason Belmonte this weekend at the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship, which runs today through Sunday at the Brunswick Zone

Making his list, checking it twice

11/26/2008 - So far, I've matched just one of the bowlers ranked 27-50 exactly — George Pappas at No. 33.

O'Neill flourishing in the PBA

11/26/2008 - For Levittown’s Bill O’Neill, his fourth full-time season on the PBA Tour just might be his most productive and most satisfying.

Angelo's Angle: great coming home this week

11/26/2008 - LOCKPORT — Editor’s note: Lockport native Brad Angelo is a veteran of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. This is the third in a series of columns he’s writing about life on the PBA Tour.

Q&A with Mike Edwards

11/21/2008 - You think bowling is easy? Meet Tulsa native and resident Mike Edwards. The professional bowler knows how difficult the sport can be, recently starting his 27th season on tour with the Professional Bo

Machuga wins on strong finish

11/18/2008 - Pro bowler Bill O'Neill couldn't bear to watch Sunday's dreaded ending.

Machuga wins after O'Neill's 2-8-10 split

11/17/2008 - As soon as Bill O'Neill let the ball go in the eighth frame, you heard him say, 'Oh, no!' loud and clear.

Keeping it professional on the PBA Tour

11/14/2008 - Pop quiz: What do millions of Americans do for recreation? In the words of The Dude, "Oh, the usual: bowl, drive around, the occasional acid flashback."

He's a natural

11/14/2008 - Wearing a helmet had never before seemed germane to bowling. Until now. The neon-orange bowling ball seemed to hover in the air, at least four feet, quite possibly more, above the synthetic bowling

Expect high scores at Taylor event

11/13/2008 - It's billed as the Ultimate Scoring Championship, and if what P.J. Haggerty did in Sunday's rabbit squad at Taylor Lanes is any indication, it could be bombs away in today's Round of 64 in the Lumber

Lefties Patrick Allen, Parker Bohn III leads Taylor bowling tourney

11/13/2008 - As expected, some towering scores were shot Monday in the Round of 64 at the Lumber Liquidators PBA Ultimate Scoring Championship.

PBA's Ultimate Scoring Championship down to final four

11/13/2008 - The field in the Lumber Liquidators PBA Ultimate Scoring Championship has been pared down to the final four -- Bill O'Neill, Mike Wolfe, Robert Smith and Mike Scroggins.

Tomek leads PBA qualifiers

11/13/2008 - In Sunday's Tour Qualifying Round for the Lumber Liquidators PBA Ultimate Scoring Championship at Taylor Lanes, P.J. Haggerty led with a 253 average on an oil pattern designed to show what the pros wo

PBA offers to give lessons to Barack Obama

11/8/2008 - Along with the presidency, president-elect Barack Obama has inherited the bowling lanes in the White House.

Names in the Game

11/8/2008 - The Professional Bowlers Association is hoping President-elect Obama will use the lanes in the White House to learn to enjoy the game.

PBA stars offer Obama bowling lessons

11/7/2008 - During the presidential primaries, Barack Obama infamously rolled a score of 37 for seven frames.

PBA offers Barack Obama bowling tips

11/7/2008 - The Pro Bowlers Assn. for obvious reasons believes it's a bad idea for Barack Obama to replace the White House bowling alley with a basketball court.

Angelo wins first PBA title

11/4/2008 - Brad Angelo won his first career PBA title Sunday at the PBA Tour's Pepsi Viper Championship at Thunder Alley.

Getting by on the PBA Tour

11/4/2008 - Being a professional athlete usually means living the good life. For many it means a prodigious income, celebrity status and all the other glitz associated with success and stardom.