North American Bowling News

Exploring the Different Bowling Variations

    The North American Bowling News is published with a focus on the positive endeavors.  And with this news magazine being about bowling—a game intended to be fun, it would be counter-productive to criticize merchandise or people that are in the game performing to the best of one's ability, and having fun while doing so.

History of the NABN

In the summer of 2009, the North American Bowling News was created to fill the void for the quarterly publication, The Duckpin News, which migrated to an online presence only, leaving the “small ball” world of the game without a hardcopy source for bowling news.  With so much going on in the bowling world on so many parts of the planet, it only seemed appropriate that other variations of the sport of bowling be recognized and publicized in a new publication, as most bowlers are fascinated with the game of bowling itself, and are open to more than just one version of the sport.

The North American Bowling News received a big assist from the Professional Bowlers Association in the supply of press releases and high quality photos, and also in arranging initial interviews with stars, including Pete Weber, Liz Johnson, and Parker Bohn III.

But special thanks is extended to Walter Ray Williams, Jr., as it was his prompt response

to this editor’s initial communication and some very helpful direction to courteous PBA staff members, Janay Leddy, Jerry Schneider, and Bill Vint, that got the ball rolling for the publication.

The NABN acquired some valuable international resources, too, from England, including Masters Games Ltd, which provided an amazingly rapid 24-hour turnaround time on authentic skittles pins and some great info on the game, and last but not least, Paul Beedham, who related a very informative account on the game of Kegel.

About the NABN

Rod Weaver, Editor

The North American Bowling News