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Dexter Bowling is proud to be the official bowling shoe sponsor of the upcoming 2017 L.L. Bean PBA League Elias Cup and the Roth/Holman Doubles Championship. The special week-long event, which begins on Monday, April 10th culminates on Sunday, April 16th with the Roth/Holman Doubles finals and Elias Cup finals.

Held at the newly expanded Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine this year, this highly anticipated tournament brings together many of the world’s best bowlers, including several Team Dexter pros, as well as celebrities from the entertainment industry and other notable stars in the world of professional sports who are among the competing teams’ owners each year.

Expected at this year’s competition are the following teams: the Brooklyn Styles, featuring Dexter’s Walter Ray Williams, Jr.; the Portland Lumberjacks, featuring Dexter’s Wes Malott; the Silver Lake Atom Splitters, owned by comedian-host Chris Hardwick (son of PBA Hall of Famer Billy Hardwick) featuring Dexter’s Tom Daugherty; the Dallas Strikers, owned by six-time NFL Pro Bowler Terrell Owens; the L.A.X., owned by NBA star Chris Paul, featuring Dexter’s Jason Belmonte; Tennis legend Billie Jean King’s New York City WTT King Pins, featuring Dexter’s Carolyn Dorin-Ballard as manager; The Philadelphia Hitmen, owned by actor Kevin Hart, managed by Dexter’s Jason Couch and featuring Dexter’s Dom Barrett; and the Motown Muscle, owned by pro football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, featuring Dexter’s Josh Blanchard.
The star-studded event is being held at the newly renovated stadium-style center, Bayside Bowl, owned by Justin Alfond, former Maine state senator and the grandson of Dexter’s founder, the late Harold Alfond.

During the Thursday afternoon of the qualifying rounds, on April 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., visitors are invited to view an exclusive demo of Dexter’s revolutionary T H E 9 footwear and are invited to try on a pair of men’s or women’s T H E 9 shoes.

The Roth-Holman Doubles Finals will be broadcast live from the Bayside Bowl, on ESPN, at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 16.
The PBA League Elias Cup quarter finals on the 15th and semi-finals and finals and 16th, will be broadcast at a later date.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit Bayside Bowl on facebook. The Bayside Bowl is located at 58 Alder Street, Portland, ME.



Taken 11/28/2016

Dom Barrett.
Photo courtesy of PBA

Team Dexter pro Dom Barrett took home the 2017 Brunswick Euro Challenge championship trophy in a dramatic victory in Munich, Germany on March 26th.

The Dream-Bowl Palace lanes were the site of a contentious final round, which began with Dom trailing five pins behind his competitor, Jojoe Yannaphon of Thailand. Dom, a native of Colchester in Essex county, England, came from behind to win following his opponent’s 8-10 split, 237-221.

The tournament marked Dom’s first win in three years, since his 2014 Qatar title. It was made all the better on Sunday with wife Cassie there to cheer him on and celebrate his victory. The Euro Challenge is Dom’s 13th European title and fifth PBA title.

The Brunswick Euro Challenge was the first event on this year’s PBA International-World Bowling Tour.

Blanchard Takes Top Honors at PBA Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic

Congratulations to Team Dexter Pro Josh Blanchard who won the PBA Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic on Sunday, March 19. This marks the third career title for the 29 year old, following his 2015 win at the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout.

Josh swept all three of Sunday’s stepladder matches at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Florida by a sizeable margin, culminating with his 232-204 victory over AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois. The tournament, postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, was originally scheduled to take place in October 2016.

Josh Blanchard with his third title trophy

Josh Blanchard celebrates with his family following his PBA Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic win on March 19. Photo courtesy of PBA

Jason Belmonte Scores Number Four!

Photo by Gregg Ellman, courtesy of PBA

Photo by Gregg Ellman, courtesy of PBA

Jason Belmonte has added yet another record to his long list of triumphs. The Australian phenom and Team Dexter Pro is the only bowler to win the USBC Masters four times. On Sunday, February 26, Belmo claimed his fourth Masters title, marking his 8th career PBA major with his 279-212 win over San Francisco’s Michael Tang at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

Following his victory, Belmonte told the PBA, “Honestly, it hasn’t sunken in yet, and I’m really speechless. I love this tournament and think it really brings out the best in me. To have my name etched on this trophy four times and be the only person to do that is unbelievable. It doesn’t seem real.”

He also brought home the United States Bowling Congress Masters titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Congratulations, Jason!





Dexter Bowling is pleased to announce that it has extended its partnership agreement with International Bowling Congress Youth Development and will continue as title sponsor of the annual Dexter/United States Bowling Congress High School All-American Team through the 2019 season.

For the past 11 years, Dexter and the USBC have selected 10 student-athletes to the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team, an honor bestowed on only five male and five female students annually out of thousands of applicants nationwide.

Students are named to the All-American team based on their high school bowling accomplishments, academic achievement, recommendations, extracurricular and community involvement, submitted essays and resumes and must be nominated by their high school coach or athletic director.

“It is important for Dexter Bowling to continue to award the achievements of high school bowlers,” Dexter Bowling Vice President Bud Clapsaddle said of the program’s three-year extension. “During the past 11 years, the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team annually has showcased 10 student-athletes who have made a tremendous impact for their schools on the lanes and in their communities. We’re excited to continue our partnership with IBC Youth to recognize outstanding student-athletes.”

“We appreciate Dexter Bowling for its continued commitment to high school and collegiate bowling,” added Gary Brown, IBC Youth Development Managing Director. “High school bowling has seen tremendous growth since the first Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team was selected more than a decade ago and the team has become an integral part of high school bowling.”

Dexter Bowling also will continue to sponsor the coach and player luncheon at the Intercollegiate Team Championships as part of this extended agreement.

Each high school bowler selected to the All-American team receives a $1,000 scholarship and the team members will be honored at the Junior Gold Championships in July. In addition, the team will also be featured in a future edition of the Dexter Bowling annual product catalog.

Now in its 11th season, the Dexter/USBC All-American Team was first introduced in the 2005-2006 season. For more information, visit


Announcing the 2015-2016 Dexter/USBC All-American Team

Dexter is proud to announce the newest Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team:

Ashley Channell — Hardin County High School, Morris Chapel, TN
Jack Cook Morris Knolls High School, Denville, NJ
Jerod Hromek Circle High School, Towanda, KS
Jacob Kersten Clarkston High School, Clarkston, MI
Natalie Koprowitz North Mac High School, Girard, IL
Kristen Machacek Pius X High School, Lincoln, NE
Britaney Myers — Stillwater Central High School, Mechanicville, NY
Max Oertling Brother Martin High School, Slidell, LA
Nick Sommer Hononegah Community High School, Roscoe, IL
Shelby Vincke New Lothrop High School, Chesaning, MI

Each year, in consultation with the International Bowling Campus Youth Development staff, Dexter annually selects five boys and five girls for the honor, which is awarded to exemplary student athletes who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving their communities.

“Youth bowling grows stronger  each year, and while  it makes the process of selecting this team more difficult, it is great to see the accomplishments and dedication of  these high school bowlers on the lanes and in the  classroom,” said Bud Clapsaddle, Vice President of Dexter Bowling. “We appreciate the opportunity to recognize these outstanding young men and women with their selection to the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team.”

USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy added, “Dexter Bowling continues to be a tremendous supporter of high school bowling, and making the Dexter/USBC All-American Team is a tremendous honor for a high school bowler. We congratulate those selected and appreciate the coaches, volunteers and school officials who provide these student-athletes with the opportunity to compete in high school bowling.”

In order to be eligible for consideration, bowlers must be nominated by their coach or athletic director, provide a letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay, and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average as well as a high level of dedication to their community. Each member of the 2015-2016 Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team will receive a $1,000 scholarship and will be honored for their achievement at the Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis this July.

For more information on the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team program, please visit

As we gear up for the big game this weekend, we’d like to share one of our favorite memories of the 2015-16 football season with you – one that took place off the field…


Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo is not only a key player for New England’s defense – the nine-year NFL veteran is also a role model in the Boston community. Together with wife Chantel, Jerod hosted his 6th annual Mayo Bowl, a celebrity charity bowling tournament, at King’s in Dedham, Massachusetts on September 28th. Hundreds of guests, including Patriots Hall of Famers Tedy Bruschi and Andre Tippett and forty members of the 2015-16 roster, including Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and Devin McCourty attended the event, which raised $400,000 for Boston Medical Center’s pediatrics department.

Dexter was proud to supply the tournament’s participants with bowling shoes from Dexter’s athletic collection, and to present Jerod with his very own pair of
T H E 9 performance footwear.

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New England Patriots linebacker and philanthropist Jerod Mayo, wearing Dexter’s T H E 9, with wife Chantel.






Dexter Welcomes Three New Staff Pros

Dexter is proud to announce three new additions to its professional staff. Dom Barrett, Josh Blanchard and Tom Daugherty are the newest PBA bowlers to be named to Team Dexter.

Dom Barrett. Photo Credit: PBA

Barrett, a native of Colchester, England, joined the PBA in 2010. The winner of the 2012-2013 PBA World Championship, he placed second in the 2015 US Open. Barrett was named the World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year for three consecutive years from 2008 to 2010.

Josh Blanchard. Photo Credit: PBA

Blanchard, who is from Mesa, Arizona, seized his first PBA title this year when he took first place at the Brunswick Euro Challenge. At age 28, the 2011-2012 Rookie of the Year is the youngest pro on Team Dexter.


Tom Daugherty. Photo Credit: PBA

Daugherty, a resident of the Tampa, Florida area, claimed his first PBA Tour title in the 2012-2013 season when he clinched the Bowlers Journal Scorpion Open. He finished third in the 2015 PBA Players Championship and joined the PBA in 2001.

The entire Dexter organization is excited to welcome Dom, Josh and Tom and looks forward to a stellar season ahead.


2015 Teen Masters Champions Brandon Soedarmasto
and Brigitte Jacobs each won a $7,500  Teen Masters
scholarship in addition to scholarship prizes from Dexter
earned for competitions during the multi-day event.
Photo Courtesy of Bowlers Journal International.

Since 1997, Teen Masters has brought youth bowlers from all over the country together for an unforgettable experience filled with competition, challenge and camaraderie. This year, Brandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, New York and Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Illinois won the Boys’ and Girls’ championships respectively, with Battlefield, Missouri’s Trey Brand and Wooster, Ohio’s Allie Leiendecker clinching the 14-and-under category for their genders. Thirteen-year-old Brand, competing at his first Teen Masters, also made a very impressive showing in the Boys’ title match, placing second to Soedarmasto.

Dexter has been a proud sponsor of the Teen Masters for 18 years, and recently awarded $5,000 in scholarship funds at this summer’s event at South Point Bowling Stadium in Las Vegas as part of the Dexter Leaders Challenge Program.

“I am very impressed by the focus and dedication I see in these young bowlers each year.  When these kids hit the lanes at the Teen Masters, it’s evident that they are constantly working on their game, honing their skills throughout the entire year,” said Bud Clapsaddle, Dexter’s Vice President. “We’ve been a proud partner of this event since 1998 and are pleased to help these student athletes toward their college education with our Dexter’s Leaders Challenge scholarship prizes.”

Congratulations to the following 10 bowlers who won scholarships from Dexter for top performance in the categories below at this year’s Teen Masters:


Day One:  Long Oil

Jarek Vincent of Fort Smith, Arkansas: $500
Brandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, New York: $250
Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Illinois: $500
Krystina Nealon of Coral Springs, Florida: $250

Day Two:  Short Oil

Justin Wisler of Davenport, Florida:  $500
Jacob Yoder of Wooster, Ohio: $250
Paige Beeney of Salado, Texas: $500
Heather Duncan of Middleburg, Florida: $125
Christie Draper of McKinney, Texas: $125

Day Three:  Mixed Pairs

Brandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, New York: $500
Trey Brand of Battlefield, Missouri: $250
Krystina Nealon of Coral Springs, Florida: $500
Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Illinois: $250

All Events Bonus

Brandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, New York: $250
Paige Beeney of Salado, Texas: $250

Founded by Gary B. Beck in 1997, Teen Masters celebrates the challenge of competition, the rigors of discipline and the values of perseverance, sportsmanship and camaraderie among youth bowlers across the country. Each year college scholarships are awarded to the champions and runners up.
Dexter, a proud partner of this event since 1998, offers our warmest congratulations to all of the 2015 Teen Masters competitors and winners. For information about the 2016 event, visit



Dexter and the United States Bowling Congress proudly announce the 10 student-athletes who have been named to the 2014-2015 Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team:

Jonathan Bowman, Senior, Peru Central High School, Peru, New York
In addition to being named the New York State Public High School Athletic Association singles champion, Jonathan led his school to the Section VII team title during his senior year. He set conference records for high game, high series, and high average and was an all-section selection each year of his high school bowling career.

Samantha Gainor, Junior, L’Anse Creuse High School-North, Chesterfield Township, Michigan
The top qualifier at the state singles championship this year, Samantha also earned all-state honors. A three-time state qualifier, she won the regional title her sophomore year and took second place in the regionals this year.

Jerod Hromek, Junior, Circle High School, Towanda, Kansas
The winner of the Kansas High School Activities Individual State bowling title for two consecutive years, Jerod helped his team to victory in clinching the state title this year. Selected to the 1-4A all-state team the last two years, Jerod has a 3.64 grade-point average and has been a member of the honor roll for the past three years.

Joe Kleven, Senior, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, Edina, Minnesota
An all-conference performer for Benilde-St. Margaret’s School each of his four years on the bowling team, Joe earned Minnesota High School Bowling All-State honors in his senior year. He is also an Eagle Scout and member of the National Honor Society.

Keri Molloy, Senior, Sandusky High School, Sandusky, Michigan
A first-team all-state performer in her junior and senior year, Keri was the second-place qualifier in state singles this year. Her contributions to the Sandusky High School team helped earn the squad the state title in 2012, a second-place finish at state in 2013, and a regional title for the past four years.

Jordan Newham, Senior, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, Illinois
An all-conference selection for all four of her years at Metea Valley High School, Jordan took third in state and helped her school to its first state appearance last year, and placed seventh in state as a senior. She also earned all-conference academic honors during her junior and senior years.

Casey Smith, Senior, Chittenango High School, Chittenango, New York
Winner of the Section 3 Individual Championships, Casey took third place in this year’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association state tournament. Together with her teammates on the Section 3 All-Star team, she won the state title in 2014 and finished third in 2015.

Bradley Solomon, Junior, O’Fallon Township High School, O’Fallon, Illinois
Named to the academic all-conference team, Bradley was also selected first team all-area this year. A member of the O’Fallon Panthers squad that placed third in 2014, he led his team to a fifth-place finish in the 2015 state tournament.

 Gregory Tack, Senior, Immaculata High School, Port Murray, New Jersey
Honored by several area publications with the distinction of High School Bowler of the Year, Gregory placed second in the individual state tournament his senior year and helped the Immaculata Spartans to the state title in 2014. He plans to attend college at Florida State University, where he hopes to continue his bowling career.

Amanda Wengryn, Senior, South Hunterdon Regional High School, Ringoes, New Jersey
Captain of the South Hunterdon Regional High School team for the past three years, Amanda earned second team all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior. In the tri-county tournament, she took third place as a junior and eighth place as a senior.

“This year is especially important to us as it marks the 10th team in the history of the All-American Team program,” said Bud Clapsaddle, Vice President of Dexter, the brand sponsor for the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team since its inception during the 2005-2006 season. “I’m amazed by the talented and dedicated young people I’ve met over the past decade, and extremely pleased that many of our team members intend to continue to pursue bowling as part of their college experience.”

“We appreciate Dexter Bowling’s support of high school bowling over the last decade,” Chad Murphy, USBC Executive Director added. “Selection to the Dexter/USBC All-American Team is one of the most prestigious honors a high school bowler can receive and we congratulate those selected to this year’s team.”
Every year, five boys and five girls are selected from high schools across the country for the All-American Team.  In order to be eligible for consideration, bowlers must be nominated by their coach or athletic director, provide a letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay, and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average as well as a high level of dedication to their community. Each member of the 2014-2015 Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team will receive a $1,000 scholarship and will be honored for their achievement at the Junior Gold Championships in Illinois this July.

For more information on the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team program, please visit