Friday, May 23, 2008

Bowling Tip: Using Insert Tape

These brief tips from will hopefully improve your game and help answer some of your burning questions.

Using Insert Tape:
Bowling Tip
The use of insert tape for the thumb hole is very important. Having a good grip on the ball is a necessity to a relaxed swing. Using white textured tape on the gripping side of the hole seems to work best. It gives you something to hold onto without really having to grip tightly. A recommended fit would have your thumb exit the ball smoothly without hanging up or slipping off. This will also allow for a smooth and loose arm swing which helps greatly in repeating shots. If the ball feels like it is slipping, add a piece of tape. If you feel that it is a little snug, remove a piece. This is much easier than altering your grip.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fresno Celebrates "Bill Bunetta Day"

Here is a well-written article we found on Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Fresno Celebrates "Bill Bunetta Day"

SEATTLE - 5/21/2008

In recognition of all of his bowling feats and accomplishments, the City of Fresno and the Fresno Grizzlies – the Triple A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants – celebrated Bill Bunetta Day on Monday, May 19. Bunetta, who won one PBA Tour title in the 1960 Fairless Hills Open in Fairless Hills, Pa., is a Charter Member of the PBA and a USBC Hall of Famer.

Bunetta was given a City Proclamation of Bill Bunetta Day on May 19th, 2008, and in celebration he threw out the first pitch at Chukchansi Park, the home of the Fresno Grizzlies.

The celebration is thanks in large part to Danny Ayers, a former PBA member who is writing a book about Bunetta. An excerpt from the book’s foreword, written by PBA Hall of Famer Dick Ritger, is below:

“Bill Bunetta was a fierce competitor. Bill used his success with a bowling ball as a reason to find out what was needed to become more successful and maintain the success rate at a high level of competition. He was not one to “just be a great bowler” but he needed to know “why.” Thus, the development of the analytical, technical, ‘professor’: Bill Bunetta."

Bill was the pioneer, the fore runner for the ten-pin bowling instruction and education. I have first-hand knowledge of that fact. I was 26, on the PBA Tour for a year and a member of the AMF staff of champions. Bill was the “Master Teacher,” conducting instructor training programs throughout the country and I was chosen to be with him as his under study."

Bill studied the game as no one had. He was the most technically advanced person of the time. He had researched, developed, and would explain why as he taught the mathematical spare systems, the 3-6-9 and the 2-4-6.

"Bill’s career as the “Master Teacher” traveling around the United States also earned him the title as “Bowling’s Ambassador.” Instructors about to be taught by Bill were in awe of his knowledge, in what he was teaching them, and his demeanor and personality. They really discovered who Bill really was in the non-formal settings following the structured classes. Easy going, fun loving, with a quip or story, always ready to socialize with the group, and always full of bowling stories or bowling information. A true ambassador for bowling."

Everything above speaks of Bill as a true, loving, caring, human being. One who has a true, great love of the game, but also one who has a true great love of his fellow human being. I base this on his desire and passion to provide to his fellow human being that same love, passion, and excitement about bowling. He accomplishes this by sharing through his teaching and education.

"Those of us that know Bill can only love him.

His friend forever,

Dick Ritger"


Monday, May 19, 2008

Fans Invited to Share Favorite Moments in PBA History (from

Fans Invited to Share Favorite Moments in PBA History
SEATTLE - 5/19/2008

The PBA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this upcoming season and fans are invited to share their favorite moments in PBA history. As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, the PBA is running a “Rolling Down Memory Lane” promotion in which fans are invited to send stories and photos detailing their greatest memories over the past 50 years.Fans are encouraged to send their stories and photos to If a fan’s greatest moment is one of the 50 chosen for use on the PBA’s official website,, they will receive a special prize, which will be announced at a later date.Stories submitted should be 150 words or less and it is encouraged that a photo be included to assist in telling the story.The PBA was founded in 1958 by Eddie Elias, an attorney from Akron, Ohio, who brought 33 founding members together to form the organization. The PBA Tour was born in 1959 with three events taking place, two of which were won by the great Dick Weber. In the 50 years since, the Tour has grown to more than 20 events across the country, including one in Japan, and today the PBA has more than 4,200 members from 13 different countries. A celebration of the 50th Anniversary will take place over the course of the 2008-09 season.


Friday, May 16, 2008

PBA Video Game!

Cant wait!

PBA Video Game to be Unveiled
SEATTLE - 5/15/2008
Concrete Software®, Inc., a leader in innovative mobile content, announced today that it has signed a worldwide agreement with the PBA to produce and distribute a mobile bowling game under the PBA brand. PBA Bowling™ will be released in June 2008 worldwide just in time for the PBA Team Shootout Hosted by Six Flags Great America which will be aired on ESPN.PBA Bowling will be built with cutting edge technology including 3D graphics and mobile motion technology (the option to use real motion with the mobile handset to roll the bowling ball). Motion technology utilizes your mobile device's camera to detect movements and emulates a real throw, similar to the Wii remote. The game will also include 11 of the top PBA bowlers including today’s top stars like Norm Duke, Pete Weber and Tommy Jones.“We are very pleased to be teaming up with Concrete Software to produce the first PBA video game of its kind,” PBA Commissioner and CEO Fred Schreyer said. “This is a great opportunity to showcase not only the game of bowling and the PBA but to also have some of the superstars of the PBA featured so that fans across the world can put themselves on the lanes with Pete Weber, Sean Rash and others.”"Bowling games have always done well in the mobile market which makes it very exciting to be working with the premier brand in bowling" said Keith Pichelman, CEO of Concrete Software. "It's exciting to be able to combine our knowledge of building games and the PBA's long history of bowling."The PBA Team Shootout Hosted by Six Flags Great America takes place June 5-8 at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill., and will air on ESPN throughout the summer. The event features 18 PBA Tour stars competing in a team event for a top prize of $100,000.