Belmonte, Anderson Earn Postseason Honors

Although the season’s big award, PBA Player of the Year, won’t be announced until next month, two players did earn honors after the 2018 PBA Tour season ended last week.

Andrew Anderson earned the Harry Smith Competition Points Leader Award after leading the PBA’s season points list with 24,195.

Anderson won two titles in 2018, including the United States Bowling Congress Masters, and is in contention for PBA Player of the Year, which will be announced after players and media vote on the award this month.

Anthony Simonsen finished second in points with 20,909, while EJ Tackett was third with 19,842. Defending PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte finished in sixth place this year with 17,469.5 points.

For the fourth time in his career, Belmonte earned the PBA George Young High Average Award after finishing the 2018 season with a 221.38 average for 270 games.

It’s the second straight year Belmonte has won the award. Last year, he set the PBA single-season scoring record with a 229.39 average for 380 games. Belmonte also won the award in 2014 with a 226.71 average and in 2013 with a 228.81 average.

Jakob Butturff finished second in average with 220.79 for 297 games, while Kristopher Prather was third with a 220.60 average for 234 games.

Players must bowl at least 180 games in a season to be eligible for the PBA George Young High Average Award.

Tommy Jones Gets Long-Term Deal From Ebonite

The brands of Ebonite International continue to lock in big talent to long-term contracts as FloBowling has learned 18-time PBA champion Tommy Jones has signed a four-year contract extension with EBI.

POY, ROY Winners To Be Revealed Tuesday On FloBowling

The selection of the 2018 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year is down to three finalists – Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich.; Dom Barrett of England and EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Ind. – and the winner will be announced by PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark in a special live FloBowling presentation on Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST.

European Tour Escalates Dispute With PBA

In a terse statement posted Tuesday, the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) told the PBA its involvement in the European Bowling Tour (EBT) is not welcome starting in 2020.

O'Neill To Stay With Ebonite International Through 2021

When Bill O’Neill signed with Ebonite International in May of 2009 it was with the goal of building a relationship that could span his entire career. In a continuation of that relationship, O’Neill has signed a three-year contract extension with EBI, FloBowling has learned exclusively.

Four Make USBC HOF, National Ballot Set

Four candidates recently were elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame by the USBC Hall of Fame Committee, and the four new members will be part of the 2019 class that will be inducted on May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas.

O'Keefe, Cooley Take QubicaAMF World Cup Titles

Since making Team USA for the first time more than a decade ago, Shannon O'Keefe has had her eye on the coveted QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.

Fan Vote: Who Is Your Pick For PBA POY?

The 2018 PBA Player of the Year race is one of the closest in recent memory, and we wanted to give FloBowling fans a chance to have their voices heard.

Column: Should Anyone Win PBA Rookie Of The Year?

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FloBowling To Broadcast World Championships Starting Dec. 1

The 2018 World Bowling Men’s Championships are coming to FloBowling.

Help Change A Coach's Life: Vote Now For The 2018 Hometown Hero Award!

Hometown Heroes -- an award to recognize the finest coaches in the country who make an impact in the community by changing high school-age athletes' lives for the better. You have from now until Friday, November 16th to vote for the 2018 Hometown Heroes Award. The winner to take home $25,000!