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Bowling fans will have a new destination for their TV tournament coverage, starting in 2019. The PBA and FOX Sports recently announced a multi-year deal that will bring a schedule of televised Go Bowling! PBA Tour events to the FOX network and its FS1 channel next year.

In a March 20 press release, PBA CEO & Commissioner Tom Clark said, “The PBA has been searching for the best possible broadcast partner to serve our fans, players and the bowling industry, and we have determined that partner is FOX Sports.”

In addition, with this new partnership, bowling fans can look forward to nearly double the number of events televised and program hours aired in 2017 on ESPN.

The PBA joins a host of other professional sports currently broadcast by FOX Sports, including Major League Baseball, National League Football, Major League Soccer, United States Golf Association events and more. Broadcast television of bowling began in 1962 with ABC Television.

It’s Fantastic #4 for Jason Belmonte!


Belmonte has been named Player of the Year for four of the past five seasons. Photo Courtesy of PBA


Congratulations to Team Dexter Pro Jason Belmonte – the 2017 GEICO Chris Schenkel Player of the Year, who is now celebrating his fourth Player of the Year title. He previously received the honor for the 2012-13, 2014 and 2015 seasons.

With numerous accolades, titles, records and awards chronicling his exceptional performance to date, Jason continues to amaze one stellar year after the next. Taking home top honors in the PBA World Championship in 2017 clinched this newest Player of the Year title, following his Barbasol PBA Players Championship and USBC Masters wins for a record-setting three major victories in a season.

We look forward to seeing Jason in action next week when the PBA Tournament of Champions kicks off on February 5, with the finals televised live on ESPN at 1pm ET on February 11.


JamesWhiteMayoBowl2017Event host and Patriots running back James White on his approach as fiancée Diana Civitello watches the competition. Photos by Rob Melone

On Monday, September 25, past and present members of the World Champion New England Patriots came together to bowl for a good cause at the 8th Annual Mayo Bowl at Kings in Dedham, Massachusetts. Founded by former Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, the annual charity tournament is a benefit to raise funds for Boston Medical Center. Dexter is a proud participant of this special event and supplied each of the tournament participants with Dexter footwear for the friendly competition.

Members of the reigning Super Bowl champs and alum took their gridiron prowess to the lanes wearing Dexter’s customizable Team shoe (Style TB738-9), which features a slot for an interchangeable team name or logo. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Patriots running back James White, otherwise known as “Sweet Feet” for his agility on the field.

Joining White at the event were other members of the Pats’ current roster including: David Andrews, Brandon Bolden, Phillip Dorsett, Nate Ebner, Duron Harmon, Dion Lewis and Devin McCourty. Representing Patriots alumni were Joe Andruzzi, Tedy Bruschi, Rob Ninkovich, Sebastian Vollmer and Scott Zolak.


Patriots center David Andrews shows off his competition footwear.



Event founder Jerod Mayo (left) with new event host James White.

Pats wide receiver Phillip Dorsett holds on to his Dexter Team shoe.



Tedy Bruschi, who spent all 13 seasons of his NFL career with the Patriots, is all smiles.

Dexter Welcomes Tyler Jensen to the Role
of Vice President


Tyler Jensen assumes his new role of Vice President on June 1. He  has been with Dexter since 2012.

Tyler Jensen will become Dexter Bowling’s newest vice president, effective June 1. For the past five years, Tyler has represented Dexter in the Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Hawaii territories, excelling in his role as the company’s sales representative for the south central region.

He was selected to the VP position based on his insight, industry experience and performance by the current vice president, Bud Clapsaddle, who announced last year that he will retire at the end of 2017.

“The most difficult responsibility for any leader is to find the appropriate replacement when the time comes to step down,” says Bud Clapsaddle, who will be working with Tyler through the end of the year. “I am confident that I am turning over the leadership of Dexter Bowling to the right man. Tyler may be young in years, but he has been involved with the bowling industry for a long time. He understands our goals and challenges and I believe he will do a great job leading Dexter Bowling into the future.”

Tyler’s wide spectrum of industry experience includes such impressive achievements as opening a pro shop in the late 1990s when he was only 16, joining the PBA regional tour while he was still a teenager, and amassing 15 tournament wins while competing as a professional bowler. In 2005, he opened the first Ballard’s Bowling Solutions with Del Ballard and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard. He has also held a sales management role with Storm Products.

“The bowling industry is quite unique and being able to experience nearly every facet of it has given me some great insights into the challenges of bowling as a sport, and as a business,” Tyler says. “I’m positive that I will be bouncing ideas off Bud for a long time, as his development, leadership and creativity have kept Dexter at the forefront as the #1 bowling shoe in the world. I believe I have an excellent team in Andover. I look forward to working with them and helping to develop what’s new in the pipeline for Dexter.”


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.



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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