Four-Time PBA Champ Russell Switches To Storm

Four-time PBA Tour champion Ronnie Russell, who has struggled in recent years, has left Ebonite International and signed with Storm.

The new deal with Storm started today and will run through 2020 at which point he plans to sign an extension, Russell told FloBowling. He was with EBI for three years and before that spent time with Motiv.

The move was a natural fit for Russell, who works for Dexter, which is affiliated to sell Storm shoes, he said. That relationship between Dexter and Storm presented an opportunity for Russell.

“It was hard to leave EBI because some of my best friends work for them, but it’s a fresh start for me,” Russell told FloBowling at the U.S. Open. “I needed something new. It hadn’t been the best three years for me and hopefully I can get back on track. With all my ties with the Dexter job, it just all made sense for me.”

Russell, who joined the PBA in 2003 and has $574,642 in career earnings, has suffered through one of his worst seasons on tour this year, though he did make the show at the PBA Chameleon Championship, finishing fourth.

His last title came in 2016 when he was awarded a title as part of the PBA Team Challenge, while his last singles title came at the PBA Badger Open in 2015. His first title came at the 2013 Brunswick Euro Challenge and he followed it up by winning the PBA Bear Open in 2014.

Butturff Leads, Big Names Miss Season's First Cut

ARLINGTON, Texas – The first cut of the 2020 PBA Tour season was made Thursday night with Jakob Butturff leading the way at the PBA Hall of Fame Classic while a number of big names missed the cut.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Lavery-Spahr's Practice Strategy Pays Off With First-Round Lead

ARLINGTON, Texas – During Tuesday’s practice session, Anthony Lavery-Spahr knew the short pattern on the right lane would be his toughest, so he spent extra time trying to figure it out. That strategy paid off Wednesday as he took the opening-round lead at the 2020 PBA Hall of Fame Classic.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Top Rookie Holliman Jumps To MOTIV

Mykel Holliman, who won the 2019 PBA Rookie of the Year award, has left Track and signed a one-year deal with MOTIV for the 2020 season.

PBA/PWBA Mixed Doubles Details Revealed

ARLINGTON, Texas – When the PBA announced its 2020 schedule in October, there was a PBA/PWBA Mixed Doubles event listed but no details were revealed. The specifics were announced Tuesday.

How A New Thumbhole Helped Duke Win Again

For almost four decades, Norm Duke has had a front-row seat while competing against some of the best bowlers in the world.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

PBA Tour Kicks Off 2020 With HOF Classic This Week

The PBA Tour kicks off its new season Wednesday with more questions than answers, as is always the case, but also with a renewed sense of excitement for the new year.

Big Comeback Helps Vandy Cap Off Perfect Weekend

Vanderbilt capped off an incredible weekend at the 2020 Stormin’ Blue & White Vegas Classic by completing a stunning comeback in the championship match Sunday afternoon.

PBA50 Tour To Have Four Majors, 15 Events In 2020

The Professional Bowlers Association today announced its 15-tournament schedule for the 2020 PBA50 Tour season, providing bowlers 50 and older with four major championships and a new year-end bracket elimination event for 24 PBA50 and PBA60 players. 

Rash Has Overcome Injuries To Revitalize Career

Imagine your sliding knee enduring a force of more than seven times your body weight each time you release your bowling ball.

Mookie Betts Returns To PBA Competition Next Week On FloBowling

When the PBA Hall of Fame Classic begins the 2020 PBA season next week, one of baseball’s biggest stars will be among the players in the field.