Vianne Daniels Named The IBMA 2020 Chuck Pezzano Scholarship Winner

Contact: Brian Hirsch, IBMA Operations Manager
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Vianne Daniels Named The IBMA 2020
Chuck Pezzano Scholarship Winner


Vianne Daniels, a dual-enrolled student finishing high school while attending Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington, has been selected as the winner of the Chuck Pezzano Scholarship by the International Bowling Media Association (IBMA). The $5,000 award is presented by the Billiards and Bowling Institute of America. The 18-year-old Daniels plans to attend the
University of Nevada-Las Vegas in the fall and try out for the school’s club bowling team.

When IBMA President Johnny Campos notified Daniels that she had won the scholarship, she said, “I was really surprised, honored, and excited.” Daniels who has an online blog at said, “When I started my blog I never thought that I would hear from an International Organization. I just did not want to have something on the internet. I wanted to share my experiences and hope that I can help someone from something that I had learned and wanted to share that information.”

The scholarship judges’ panel for 2020 included Brandy Padilla, a research engineer at Kegel, past Pezzano winners Blair Blumenscheid, social media marketing manager for Storm Bowling, and Phil Brylow, FloBowling announcer.

IBMA Mission Statement
To be bowling’s source of excellence in the gathering and distribution of
news and information through multiple media platforms and to encourage the pursuit of bowling media as a full or part-time profession.

IBMA Vision Statement
IBMA is an organization that is beneficial to the industry as it disseminates information to a world-wide bowling media, encourages bowling media as a career choice for younger bowlers, and provides technology updates to membership in covering the sport.

The IBMA honors the past by embracing the future.

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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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