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THE VAULT: Other Bits of Bowling Entertainment

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Betts World Series Trip

Mookie Betts is participating in his first World Series...of Bowling.


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Special Olympics Memberships

Learn more about the USBC Special Olympics annual memberships.
  

 
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Broncos go Bowling    
Peyton Manning and his teammates take a break from training camp with some bowling. 
 

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Amazing Things are Happening in Bowling

For bowling fans, it’s already been an exciting summer. Let’s take a look at some of the best news to hit the press as everybody gears up for the next bowling season.  

 
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Bowling Lanes You Have to See to Believe

Ever thought about building your own pair of in-house bowling lanes?  

  
 
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Bowler Personality Traits
Bowlers have some pretty unique quirks.


 
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Bowling on Team USA's Level
You may be good, but what does it take to play on their level?


 
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What Not to Say on The Lanes
There are some unspoken rules at league.


 
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Just Smash It!
See what happens when you add 78,000+ pounds of pressure.


 
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Late-Night Bowling
It's late and it's a great time for some experimentation.

  

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Bowling's Bucket List 
For bowlers, consider adding these to your must-see list.
 

 
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Chanel Does Bowling...And It's Gorgeous
What do you get when you mix fashion, fragrance and...bowling? Greatness.
 
 
 
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Women's Bowling Tournament Artwork
Take in the history of some great bowling artwork from across the decades.
 
 
 
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Denied the 300 
Nobody could've predicted what happened when Troy Walker took his final shot.
 
 
 
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Bowling Tournament Artwork
Across 100 years, bowling tournament artwork is absolutely fascinating to look at.
 
 
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Bowling Songs
From the 50s to the present day, there are several musical tributes to bowling.
 
 
 
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Trick Shots Part 2
These trick shot artists take bowling balls and pins to a new level.
 

 
 
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Remote-Controlled Bowling Balls
While not USBC-approved, they're still fun to watch.



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In-School Bowling

Des Moines Public Schools kick their PE classes up a notch.


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These Kids Have Game 
From a record holder to a spokesperson, these kids are part of the future for the sport.


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Chasing Perfection
 
The 900 series. That's three '300' games in a row. On a special night in Plano, Texas, Bill Fong went for it.

  

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Weird Bowling Approaches

There are some strange bowling approaches out there. Here are just a few!  


  

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Skydiving with a Bowling Ball
 
See what happens when skydivers bring a bowling ball.
 

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Belmonte Makes History
 
What professional bowler Jason Belmonte did this February has rocked the record books.


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Ball vs. Feather
 
Can feathers fall as fast as a bowling ball without increasing the feathers' weight?  

 

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The Strike that Wasn't
 
Team USA member Bill O'Neill threw what seemed to be a strike - until this happened.
 
 

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Being a Good Teammate
 
There are some things you can do every week to be a good teammate.  


  
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Bowling Bloopers

Need a good laugh? Take a look at some of bowling's best bloopers!
 
  

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Top Moments of 2014 
Looking back at 2014, here are some of bowling's top moments of the year.


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LEGO Bowling 
A little engineering, a pile of LEGOs and a sheer will has created a bowling masterpiece.



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Holiday Bowling Ideas

Combine the joy of the season with some great ideas for bowling fun! 

  

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Nine-Pin Bowling
 
A once illegal form of bowling, nine-pin bowling is still being played in a few small towns in Texas.


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Nerdist vs Doctor Who 
Chris Hardwick and Team Nerdist take on Doctor Who in an epic bowling showdown.
 

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The World of Virtual Bowling

Video games and bowling have a rich history together that stretches back to the early days of gaming.


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How do Pinsetters Work?

The answer to that is a little complicated and really cool to watch.
 

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Using Leagues to Stay Sharp
 
League can be a great place to train for tournaments - if you know how to train.

  

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Bowling's Presidential Bump
 
The 2014 Bowl Expo in Orlando, Florida had some presidential appeal this year.

 
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Five Personalities You'll Meet at League 
From the teammate always on their phone to the social butterfly, there are plenty of notable personalities at league.


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Best Things About League Bowling

With leagues in full swing, let's talk about some of the things that keep us coming back year after year.
 

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Fun Bowling Memes
 
Whatever happens out on the lanes, there's probably a good bowling meme to explain it!



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From Dancing to Bowling
 
USBC Junior Gold champion Madison Bailey was featured on USA Today's Inspiration Nation.

  

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Can Bowling Balls Float? 
Can an 8lb, 12lb or even 16lb bowling ball float? Check out the video to find out.

  


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Giving Old Equipment New Life
 
There's more than one way to give your bowling equipment new life!


  
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Bowling and Basketball Don't Mix

NBA star Andre Drummond proves that bowling and basketball can't be combined.


 
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World's Scariest Bowlers
 
These bowlers are scary good at their craft. See what they're doing on the lanes. If you dare.


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Amazing Bowling Art
 
You may be surprised at what artists can do with bowling on the brain.


 
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38 Years Pro and Winning
After another PBA50 title, Tom Baker isn't letting age slow his bowling down.

  

 
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What Experienced Bowlers Wished They Knew
  
  
Here are a few tips that experienced bowlers may have appreciated in their earlier days.

 
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Belmonte Trick Shots
 
Jason Belmonte knows bowling. Dude Perfect knows trick shots. See what happens when you put the two together!


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Getting Prepared to Kick Off Your League Season    
Whether your league season is already underway or not, we’ll help you shake off the rust. 
 

 
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The League Secretary
 
  
League secretaries are the movers and shakers of league bowling.
 

 
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Rules of Engagement

Throwing the ball down the lane is easy, but are you following all the rules?



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Unusual Bowling Games
 
Like any sport, there's more than one way to play the game.



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Inspiring Bowling Stories
   
Inspire your day with these amazing stories from the lanes!
 

 
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Bowling's Evolution
 
From polyester balls to pin boys, the sport of bowling has seen a vast transformation since the 1950s.
 

 
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How Bowling Pins are Made

Pins often are an afterthought, but how are they made?
 
 
 

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Bowling's Most Dramatic Finishes

Watch some of bowling's most climactic moments caught on camera.
 
 
 
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Perfection at 81
 

Since 1949, Ray Niedzwiecki had never bowled a perfect game. That all changed in 2014.
 
 
  

Bowling has a unique language. How many bowling phrases do you know?
 

  
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Incredible Trick Shots  
Once in a while, the stars of the Professional Bowlers Association like to have a little fun.
 
 
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Google Glass is already making a splash in the bowling industry.
 
 
 
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87-Year-Old Takes a Different Path to Perfection

Darlene Springer has a very different approach to video bowling.
  
 
 

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Oil Patterns You Can See
 
For the first time ever, professional bowlers took their shot at a visible oil pattern.