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Storm Products Names Matt Gasn Regional Sales Manager

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Storm Products officially announced today that Matt Gasn will join the Regional Sales Team starting June 1. He will support customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Though Gasn started ten pin bowling at the age of four, he had already been learning to knock down pins a few years before that. In Maryland, duck pin bowling is pretty common, and he was already bowling by age two. His dad, Billy, was the one who really encouraged him to enjoy the sport of bowling. Together, they watched PBA telecasts on the weekends. Together, as a family they enjoyed bowling together. As Gasn started to grow, he tried out his mom’s Storm Meteor Flash and enjoyed rolling it. He had so much success with it, that his family decided he was ready for his first reactive ball and got him one of his own. Gasn successfully competed in youth bowling events across the United States and was named to Junior Team USA in 2011. With the scholarship money he earned as a youth bowler he attended Robert Morris University where he helped his team win an Intercollegiate Team Championship title and three consecutive NAIA championships. He graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration and an Associate of Arts in Computer Networking.

“I am humbled and excited to join the team at Storm,” Gasn said. “Our values and vision for the future and growth of bowling align perfectly. Within minutes of talking, I knew Storm Products was something I wanted to be a part of. I look forward to being a part of this team for a long time and hope to help continue to raise the bar that Storm has already set so high.”

Though Gasn has dedicated his efforts to his work off the lanes in the bowling industry, he still enjoys competing on the lanes when he can. He has bowled 75 300 games and has recorded a personal high series of 853. In 2018, he rolled an 802 to finish second in the Singles event of the Regular Division at the USBC Open Championships. Gasn has been dedicated to his service in the bowling industry where he has worked as a technical coordinator, ball tester, assistant product manager, and district sales manager. He will be responsible for building long-term business relationships and assisting with the communication between distributors, pro shops, and consumers in his territory.

“Matt brings a lot of experience to the team and we look forward to him representing the brands of SPI,” Hank Boomershine, Vice President of Sales and R&D. “His energy and dedication to the sport of bowling, both on and off the lanes, matches Storm’s vision perfectly.”

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip, 900 Global, 3G and Master Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.


STORM PRODUCTS INC. SPONSORS 2021 US NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM CHALLENGE

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - Storm Products Inc. (SPI), is proud to announce that Storm Bowling will sponsor the U.S. National Junior Team Challenge, August 6-8, 2021 at Bowlerama in New Castle, Delaware. This event is part of the Mid Atlantic Junior Bowlers Tour (MAJBT).

“We are excited to partner with the Mid Atlantic Junior Bowlers Tour and their amazing events for youth bowlers,” Leanne Hulsenberg, Tournament and Events Manager said. “At Storm, we work to inspire existing bowlers and to foster and develop new bowlers to grow the sport of bowling. Providing opportunities to youth athletes who love to bowl is infinitely rewarding. We look forward to a fun partnership with the MAJBT bowlers.”

The MAJBT hosts youth events throughout the Mid-Atlantic States that host bowlers from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. These events feature a variety of formats that include team, doubles, and singles events. Youth athletes travel to these events to develop their skills and learn on the lanes. MAJBT Tournament Director, Billy Gasn, has been conducting tournaments for 25 years. He started the U.S. National Team event in 2017 with 28 teams and the event has grown each year. In 2019, they hosted 45 teams and in 2021 they will host a sold-out field of 58 teams. The event is expected to award more than 70K in scholarship funds throughout the event.

“Storm does amazing things to influence, develop and grow youth bowling,” Billy Gasn said. “We are humbled and excited to be a part of their program. We look forward to doing great things together with them as our partner.”

Storm Bowling will provide resources to help the MAJBT with on-site activations and provide resources to generate funds to support the tournament athletes and events. In addition, Storm will share news from the events on our social media channels and provide livestream coverage at the event.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip, 900 Global, 3G and Master Brands. . In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.

About Mid Atlantic Bowling Events

Mid Atlantic Bowling Events are dedicated to providing a variety of adult and youth bowling events in the Mid Atlantic. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MID-Atlantic-Bowling-Events-649806972044064/?ref=page_internal.

 


SYC Texas Champions Named At Cityview Lanes

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – The Storm Youth Championships (SYC) invited athletes and their families to travel to Fort Worth, Texas to compete at Cityview Lanes to launch the start of the 2021 Storm Youth Championships (SYC) Season. 174 youth bowlers competed in three five-game rounds on three different Kegel patterns in six divisions determined by gender and age (U18 Boys, U18 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, U12 Boys, and U12 Girls) for a national title and a portion of the $14,045.00 scholarship fund. The overall champions are decided based on total pinfall.

“SYCs are a labor of love for our team,” Leanne Hulsenberg, Tournament and Events Manager said. “Storm is a family-owned company and it’s essential for us to provide safe, fun events for families who love bowling as much as we do.  Not only is it important to crown worthy champions, but we also strive to create memorable experiences for all who attend, and that includes the family members who attend too.”

It’s no secret that 2020 was a tough year for youth athletes to prepare and practice for events prior to the pandemic. Though it’s difficult for all youth bowlers, some athletes at the SYC live in areas where most bowling centers are still forced to remain closed, and families have had to be creative to find ways to keep the kids in the game.  As we introduce you to our 2021 SYC Texas Champions, you’ll see stories of dedication, determination and resilience in these young athletes.

Back Row: L to R: Bella Love Castillo, Elias O’Hollaren, Spencer Robarge| Middle Row: L to R: Matteo Quintero, Avery Domaguin| Front Row: Jillian Martin

The U12 division is always a fan favorite to watch. The young bowlers in this division truly balance showcasing their skills in competition while having fun with the other young bowlers on the lanes. These competitors usually become quick friends as they bowl the 5 game blocks. In Texas, two of the youngest athletes in SYC history took to the lanes. Alex Westring (7) and Ellie Kate Murray (6) bowled in their first SYC events picking up tips. Ellie Kate was even able to capture the overall bronze medal and celebrated her seventh birthday on Sunday.

In the U12 girls division, home state favorite, Bella Love Castillo of Texas averaged 178 to earn her first SYC trophy. Castillo, a young two-hander who has bowled in SYC competitions in the past and continues to learn and grow stronger with every event she bowls. Castillo dominated the U12 girls division earning the gold in every round and leading the field by more than 400 pins. She was the only SYC athlete in the field from Texas to earn a title. Castillo will be one to watch as she continues to develop her skills in future youth bowling competition.

In Texas, U12 boy’s division was a tight race between Matteo Quintero of Tennessee and Alex Crowley of Montana. Though Crowley earned gold on both the Short and Medium Patterns Quintero averaged 231 on the Long Pattern to take the overall lead. Quintero, a member of the 2020 Storm Youth All-American Team, never stops working on his game. Since his previous SYC victory in Orlando, he has traveled to compete in tournaments all over the south and Midwest regions. Quintero averaged 206 for the event to earn his fifth consecutive SYC title in Texas.

In the U15 girls division, Avery Domaguin of California overcame obstacles to earn her second SYC title at Cityview Lanes, the same bowling center she picked up her first SYC title in 2018. In every SYC she has competed in, Domaguin demonstrates dedication to the sport and patience throughout each round. This 2-time member of the Storm All-American Team has been extremely limited on which events that she could attend in 2020 due to her father’s travel ban for work. Unlike some her friends in California she was unable to travel on the weekends to Arizona or Nevada. Her family set up a “release drill lane” at home for her to continue to practice on her release and do 1-step drills. As a family, they decided which events Domaguin would travel to compete in, and when they returned, her father was required to quarantine for 2 weeks and a COVID test before going back to work. Prior to her win in Texas, Domaguin and her mother traveled to Maryland for 6 weeks to stay with family where she was able to consistently practice for the first time in a year and successfully competed in some youth tournaments there. In Texas, she earned gold medals on both the Short and Medium averaging 212 for the event and led her division by more than 200 pins to claim the overall title.

In the U15 boys division, Elias O’Hollaren of California averaged 225 to earn his second SYC title in Texas. When bowling centers in California started closing, O’Hollaren and his dad built a platform at home where he was able to continue to practice his balance and approach drills. When some out of state tournaments started returning, O’Hollaren and his family would travel to allow him to get back on the lanes. After each event, he would evaluate his performance and talk to his coach Mark Baker about how he could improve in future events. He would also do self-evaluations and try to find ways to practice the things that he needed to work on. With centers still closed around him including his home center which recently closed permanently, his family would travel nearly two hours to find ways to get O’Hollaren on lane practice time with his coach. The dedication to the sport and sacrifices that his family made truly paid off when he earned two gold medals on the Short and Long Pattern and picked up the title.

The two athletes who took home the U18 titles at the SYC have won events on every level of competition. From local events, to regional events, to national events, and now they both are starting to test their skills against the professionals in the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) competition. They continue to break records and both set the bar higher for total number of SYC titles. In addition, these two athletes who are the first two members of the Storm Evolution Program named to Storm Staff based on their exceptional grades, community service initiatives, and success on the lanes. They have passion for the sport and have aspirations to compete at the highest levels. They also are always willing to mentor younger athletes and help them learn more about the game.

Jillian Martin of Ohio showcases her determination, advanced knowledge of lane play strategies, and enthusiasm for the sport every time she steps on the lanes. Prior to the SYC in Texas, Martin competed on the PWBA Tour in January making two final stepladders and earned the PBA Junior title in Florida. In Texas, she collected the gold medal on the short and medium patterns averaging 213 overall to earn her eighth overall title, a record number of SYC titles for the girls division. After competition is concluded, Martin is always gracious to her fellow competitors. Her dedication to the sport of bowling on the lanes is matched off the lanes in the classroom where she maintains a GPA greater than 4.0. In addition to future youth competitions, Martin plans to compete in more PBA and PWBA events in 2021.

Spencer Robarge, who also took home the PBA Junior title in Florida before traveling to the SYC continues to shatter records. Staying consistent through the first two blocks he had his best performance on the final day averaging 247 on the long pattern. He averaged 234 overall to take home his 11th SYC title. Setting records isn’t new for Robarge, he holds the record form most 300 games of a USBC Youth Player in addition to earning the most SYC titles. Robarge who serves as mentor to several youth players who were competing in the field at the SYC also gives back to the sport by serving on the Greater Springfield Youth and Missouri State Youth Board of Directors. Robarge will compete in the USBC Masters and the PBA U.S. Open in 2021. He has also committed to bowl collegiately at Wichita State University in the fall.

Both Martin and Robarge are members of the 2020 Storm Youth All-American Team.

In addition to the overall champions, the top three athletes in each division were presented a gold, silver, or bronze medal after each round.

Overall Medalists: U12 Girls– Bella Castillo (gold), Aleiya Kerrigan (silver), Ellie Kate Murray (bronze).  U12 Boys- Matteo Quintero (gold), Alex Crowley (silver), Jos Weems (bronze). U15 Girls– Avery Domaguin (gold), Karina Capron (silver), Kaitlyn Stull Star (bronze). U15 Boys– Elias OHollaren (gold), Trevor Anifer (silver), Rylan Breese (bronze). U18 Girls– Jillian Martin (gold), Lara Kurt (silver), Victoria Varano (bronze). U18 Boys– Spencer Robarge (gold), Brandon Bohn (silver), Tyler Keller (bronze).

The Medalists on the Short Pattern: U12 Girls– Bella Castillo (gold), Aleiya Kerrigan (silver), Ellie Kate Murray (bronze).  U12 Boys - Alex Crowley (gold), Matteo Quintero (silver), Jos Weems (bronze). U15 Girls– Avery Domaguin (gold), Kaitlyn Stull (silver), Abigail Starkey (bronze).  U15 Boys - Elias O’Hollaren (gold), Trevor Anifer (silver), Gavin Murray (bronze). U18 Girls– Jillian Martin (gold), Frances Davila (silver), Lara Kurt (bronze). U18 Boys– Garrett Andrus (gold), Spencer Robarge (silver), Samuel Calderon (bronze).

The Medalists on the Medium Pattern: U12 Girls– Bella Castillo (gold), Aleiya Kerrigan (silver), Janiyah Graham (bronze).  U12 Boys - Alex Crowley (gold), Matteo Quintero (silver), Anthony Swanson (bronze).  U15 Girls– Avery Domaguin (gold), Charisse Graham (silver), Kara Beissel (bronze). U15 Boys– Trevor Anifer (gold), Spiros Schenk (silver), Chase Swenson (bronze). U18 Girls– Jillian Martin (gold), Lara Kurt (silver) Morgan Brookover (Bronze), U18 Boys– Julian Salinas (gold), Spencer Robarge (silver), James Bennett (bronze).

The Medalists on the Long Pattern: U12 Girls– Bella Castillo (gold), Aleiya Kerrigan (silver), Janiyah Graham (bronze).  U12 Boys – Matteo Quintero (gold), Alex Crowley (silver), and Jos Weems (bronze). U15 Girls– Karina Capron (gold), Keira Magsam and Morgan Kline (silver - tie), Avery Domaguin (bronze). U15 Boys– Elias O’Hollaren (gold), Trevor Anifer (silver), Braden McDonough and Dylan Murray (bronze - tie). U18 Girls– Victoria Varano (gold), Lara Kurt (silver) Katharina Mente (Bronze). U18 Boys– Spencer Robarge (gold), Pablo Prado (silver), Joshua Abigania (bronze).

The SYC is focused on providing education through seminars in addition to fun competition to the families who choose to spend the weekend at the SYC. Ballard’s Bowling Academy and Turbo 2-N-1 Grips sponsored two socially distanced seminars. In addition, every athlete who entered the tournament received a Storm Parallax bowling ball.  The event was livestreamed over the two days on the Storm Bowling Facebook Page and scores were uploaded live through the official scoring system of the Storm Youth Championships, BowlMetrix.

Josh Modelo, Rusty Dickinson, and the staff at Cityview Lanes helped to ensure a safe environment for all the participants and their families. Their support of the SYC ensures the event ran efficiently from start to finish.

Giving back is an important part of the SYC and athletes come together to raise funds all weekend long for Ballard vs. the Big “C” which supports continued research in cancer treatment, specifically in head, neck and throat cancer through the sport of bowling. BVBC also raises money for nutritional supplements and treatments for those going through the cancer journey. $10 of every entry will go directly to BVBC to continue to fight the war against cancer. SYC athletes raised $4,360 at the SYC Texas event through entries and ball raffles.

“Team BVBC would like to thank all of the SYC families for their support this past weekend at the SYC in Ft. Worth,” Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, President BVBC said. “One thing we always say is; we may never meet the people we help, but we know by the organizations we partner with that families are not left alone and get help when needed. We truly help give those families a voice when they may not have one.”

The owners of IAM Bowling, Ken and Kathy Keegan provide the apparel for the SYC. IAM Bowling is the official jersey partner and merchandizer of the SYC and creates customized jerseys to help commemorate each of the SYC events. They have also created the Dan Keegan Scholarship for youth athletes to earn scholarship to use towards their education throughout the year. They awarded two scholarships to SYC athletes based on their sportsmanship throughout the weekend. Brianna Archabal and Trevor Anifer were chosen as the recipients and will each receive a $250 scholarship.

We’re proud to partner with great companies to enhance the SYC experience at events including Storm, I Am Bowling, Kegel, Turbo 2-N-1 Grips, 3G Shoes, Master, and Ballard’s Bowling Academy. In addition, P&P Plumbing Co. Inc. and USBC North Central Texas provided local sponsorship of the event.

The 2021 SYC Tour has six events remaining on the schedule. The next event will take place in the Quad Cities May 28-30, 2021. Entries will open in April on the Storm Bowling Website. More information will be available soon for this event.

For final results of all rounds of competition and for more information on the SYC visit the Storm SYC page at www.stormbowling.com/SYC.

About the Storm Youth Championships (SYC)

The Storm Youth Championships (SYC) was created to celebrate all of the great things about youth bowling. Our goal is to bring players and families from around the country together in the spirit of competition and camaraderie. For more information visit stormbowling.com/SYC

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip, 900 Global, 3G and Master Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.

About Ballard vs. The Big “C” (BVBC)

BVBC was created out of love for PBA Hall-of-Famer, Del Ballard, Jr., who has survived his battle with tonsil cancer. Since forming, BVBC has raised over $200,000 to help raises funds for continued research in cancer treatment, specifically in head, neck, and throat cancer. For more information visit http://www.ballardvsthebigc.org.

 

 


Kyle Troup Wins His First PBA Major Title

“Trust in the process and keep working hard.”

Those were some of the thoughts Kyle Troup shared with our team after he qualified for the PBA Players Championship Finals and was preparing for the major event. He spent the weeks dedicated to the routine that he has developed in the off-season. Training off the lanes in the gym, staying committed to his mental work, and staying dedicated to his practice on the lanes.

Troup rolled a three-game series of 741 to earn the top seed in the seeding round which streamed live on FloBowling on Saturday.

“I tried to just stick to the process,” Troup said. “I felt really confident coming over for those 10 shots and this match.”

Troup came in for the championship match and admitted that it didn’t start the way he wanted but he stayed focused and dug deep.

“I just told myself to keep my mind forward and my eyes forward. Keep working, keep pushing, believe in yourself.”

In the end, Troup bowled a 257 game to win the PBA Players Championship for his first career major title and the $250,000 first prize, defeating Dick Allen. Kyle Troup used a Roto Grip IDOL Synergy to win the title. This was the same ball he used in the East Region Final.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Troup in the official PBA release here. “Hard work pays off. I felt very confident in my ball reaction and the angle I was playing. I didn’t really feel nervous at all. I stayed focused and the pressure and the nerves kind of went away.”

This title qualifies Troup for the PBA Super Slam which will feature all five 2021 major winners in a broadcast on FOX on April 18.

The PBA Tournament of Champions begins this week at Bowlero Jupiter and will be streamed live on FloBowling, February 23-26. The stepladder finals will air live Sunday, February 28 at 1 pm Eastern Time on FOX.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.


STORM PRODUCTS CONTINUES SPONSORSHIP WITH THE UNDERGROUND BOWLING ASSOCIATION

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - Storm Products Inc. (SPI), is proud to announce that the brands of Storm and Roto Grip will continue their sponsorship agreement for the 2021 Season of the Underground Bowling Association (UBA).

“We like to have fun when we bowl,” Philip Chance, President and CEO of the UBA said. "Storm and the UBA have once again agreed to partner the Bowler's Company with the Culture of Bowling.”

The UBA was developed in 2009 and born out of the idea that bowling is not just a spectator’s sport. The organization is dedicated to encouraging, promoting, and creating more interest in competitive bowling. Through this vision, a new generation of bowlers with unorthodox, unique, and/or original styles of bowling have been encouraged to join the sport. The UBA encourages bowlers to create nicknames for their athletes and rivalries are formed between teams. The UBA focuses on, “Bowling Entertainment” and the situations or instances that create matches and encourage the spectators to join in and pick their favorites. Throughout a normal season, the UBA has 21 Tour Stops in a 10-month period.

“The energy that the UBA bowlers bring to their events is like no other event that we sponsor, and we are thrilled to extend our sponsorship for the 2021 season,” Leanne Hulsenberg, Tournament and Events Manager said.

Prior to the pandemic, the UBA hosted 252 events and serviced more than 9,000 bowlers in the United States. The UBA plans to host at least 144 events this year and is excited to introduce the Season Brawl Series. This allows UBA Franchises to have the opportunity to cross district lines and bowl against teams they’ve never faced before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBK7K6VV22U

Throughout the season, Storm Products will provide resources to help the UBA with on-site activations and provide resources to the events throughout the season.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.


STORM PRODUCTS INC. ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH NEBA

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah -  Storm Products Inc. (SPI), is proud to announce that the brands of Storm, Roto Grip, and 900 Global will sponsor the 2021 Season of the New England Bowler’s Association (NEBA).  The season will feature a safe environment for all competitors with COVID precautions, new formats, and enhanced prize funds in events throughout the season.

“Storm is known as The Bowler’s Company and our brands are dedicated to creating performance products that competitive athletes can depend on,” Leanne Hulsenberg, Tournament and Events Manager said. “In addition to our products, our team strives to create great experiences on the lanes, education about industry best-practices, and supporting professionally run events all around the world that allow bowlers to do what they love to do.”

NEBA is a tournament organization with great tradition and history. Prior to the pandemic, NEBA hosted at least one event per month since its inception in 1963, making it the longest running USBC sanctioned tournament organization in the world. NEBA just completed its 938th scratch event and will host 22 events in the 2021 season. In a normal season, each event brings 100-200 entries and more than 800 unique bowlers (per season) will compete in NEBA events throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire.

"We are thrilled to expand NEBA's 900 Global sponsorship to include all SPI brands,” Christopher Viale, NEBA President said. “The industry-leading brands of Storm, Roto Grip, and 900 Global make a fantastic compliment to NEBA - the longest running tournament organization in the world featuring the best competition in New England."

Throughout the season, Storm Products will provide resources to help NEBA with on-site activations and provide resources to generate funds to support the tournament athletes and events. In addition, Storm will share news from the events on our social media channels to feature our champions & award winners.

“Connecting NEBA to the SPI brands is a great fit.” Hulsenberg said. “NEBA has always been run by and for its members and hosts proficiently run events featuring the best competition in New England. We’re excited to support their efforts as they give athletes a place to safely compete and earn recognition.”

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.

About NEBA.

NEBA is America’s longest running USBC sanctioned monthly scratch tournament. NEBA was formed in 1963 and is celebrating its 58th anniversary in 2021. NEBA tournaments are professional managed and provide the best scratch competition in New England. More information can be found at http://www.bowlneba.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bowlneba, and on Twitter and Instagram @BowlNEBA.


ANN MCGEE WINS ABT SOUTH POINT WITH PARALLAX

Ann McGee, of Las Vegas, Nevada, won the Amateur Bowlers Tour  (ABT)– Las Vegas South Point event held at the South Point Bowling Plaza on January 30, 2021. McGee recently returned to the lanes after taking some time off for health reasons. Since she has returned, she placed second at the ABT before winning the title today. This is her 4th ABT title and she was using her Storm Parallax.

“My goal is always to make the cut at the ABT,” McGee said. “I love having opportunities to bowl. It was great to be able to win.”

The ABT was founded in September 1977 and is the only tournament club that guarantee’s a minimum first place prize in the Classic Division as well as a minimum guaranteed prize fund in each and every Classic tournament.

“I’m glad that we have the ability to host an event at South Point! Very few places are able to host events so I’m truly thankful to South Point, Mike Monyak and their great staff.” Myron Mitchell, ABT National Director, said.

There are ABT branches throughout most regions of the United States but franchises are still available in major areas in the United States.

“I love the opportunity of rewarding people for having a great day on the lanes,” Mitchell said. “Everybody has the ability to have a good day on the lanes and I like being able to reward people for that good day. It’s great to be able to give a variety of people of all skill levels the ability to win and evenly distribute our prize fund amongst our membership. That’s something thing that the ABT is known for. Someone who averages 230 and someone who averages less than 170 has the opportunity to win!”

In just over twenty-three (23) years the ABT has paid out in excess of one hundred thirty-four million dollars ($134,000,000.00).  More than any other club in the history of bowling.

The ABT is excited to host the 2021 Super Bowling Event, February 4-6 at Sunset Station with a top prize of $5,000 (with 250 entries). For more information about this event click here.

To learn about the ABT visit abtbowling.com.

 

 

 


Simonsen wins PBA Players Championship with Storm Trend

Anthony Simonsen earned the top seed in the West Region and successfully claimed his spot in the PBA Players Championship Finals and a chance at $250,000. Simonsen defeated Kris Koeltzow 279-205.

“That was by far my best TV performance in the last few attempts,” Simonsen said. “The Storm Trend was absolutely money on the show. Great game plan + Great ball motion = Success!”

Simonsen who has been working hard throughout the pandemic on his game and in his new position managing the lanes inside The Nerd Bar in Las Vegas truly showcased how hard he's been working. He chose to use the Storm Trend which was designed to give a quicker response and a more defined breakpoint that helped Simonsen tackle the lanes in the match.

“I’m happy to be back bowling, especially for a major, and I put a lot of practice in,” said Simonsen in the PBA release. “Something clicked a couple days before the qualifying rounds and I’ve been really comfortable since.”

The PBA Players Championship Finals will air live on FOX on Feb. 21.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip, 900 Global, 3G and Master Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.

 


TEAM STORM | PBA Player's Championship

$250,000 is up for grabs in the finals of the PBA Players Championship? The road to get there has been anything but easy. After 28 games of qualifying in one weekend, our Team Storm players who qualified for the finals of the PBA Players Championship shared their thoughts leading into their region finals.

ANTHONY SIMONSEN
#1 QUALIFER in WEST REGION

“It was a long 28 games over 2 days but got through it. There were numerous balls in play for me throughout the weekend but there were none better than my trusty Alpha Crux.”

DARREN TANG
#4 QUALIFER in WEST REGION

“Perseverance was the key word for the weekend.”

“I knew if I stayed mentally strong, I would have a great chance at making the show. Always looking forward to opportunities on TV. Improvement throughout my career has been heavily based on learning from experiences. Hopefully I can apply what I've learned from past shows to win this one.”

FRANCOIS LAVOIE
#1 QUALIFIER in SOUTHWEST REGION

“My mindset is very present oriented. Step one is done. Now I'm moving on to step two. This is a new, unique format, so I'm making sure I only focus on the things that matter right now.”

AJ CHAPMAN
#5 QUALIFIER IN SOUTHWEST REGION

“It was an absolute mental and physical grind with 28 games in just 2 days. Being able to pick myself back up mentally after making mistakes was the key to getting to the show.”

RONNIE RUSSELL
#3 QUALIFIER in CENTRAL REGION

“Thank you hand for having some touch! Shot 300 with the Fast Pitch and Zen!! Looking forward to competing ”

WES MALOTT
#4 QUALIFIER in CENTRAL REGION
10-time winner Wes Malott recently moved to Indiana and has been working hard on and off the lanes. He’s looking forward to moving on to the next round and bowling some more matches!

KYLE TROUP
#1 QUALIFIER in EAST REGION

“I'm looking forward to the next step in the process. The goal was to get to Florida where I've had some past success and possible advantage with knowing the center. Trust in the process and keep working hard leading up to this weekend.”

BRANDON NOVAK
#2 QUALIFIER in EAST REGION

“Feels good to be back on tv. After a couple year hiatus, I was able to find my way back into the title picture. Can’t wait to get there and try to run down my first title. Bowled well all weekend, so happy to be back! Thanks to EVERYONE all around for the continued messages of support throughout the weekend.”

CHRIS VIA
#4 in EAST REGION

“Really happy with my mental and physical performance this week. 28 games in 2 days was a grind and it was a battle through the last game. Going to try to stick to the same process and same routine. Different pattern in a different so I have to be open minded as to what I'm seeing.”

JESPER SVENSSON
#1 QUALIFIER in SOUTH REGION

“TV TIME! Made it though he qualifying in the South Region! Super happy with my performance so far. Have to keep it up though, pretty tough people to beat for a spot in the big one.”

WHEN CAN YOU WATCH?

PBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Sunday, Jan. 24 at 12 p.m. ET on FS1 – West Region Finals
Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. ET on FS1 – Southwest Region Finals
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. ET on FS1 – Central Region Finals
Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. ET on FS1 – East Region Finals
Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1 – South Region Finals
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX – PBA Players Championship Finals