Brian Hirsch Operations Manager, International Bowling Media Association (IBMA) 


Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, has been named the November 2020 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. 

Representing this year’s PBA League (PBAL) champion Portland Lumberjacks, won the inaugural PBA All Star League Clash ousting Norm Duke in the final round among the most title winners on each of the twelve 2020 PBA League teams. Malott and Duke have been doubles partners in PBA competition, including the 2011 and 2015 Roth/Holman Doubles Championships.

The PBA Clash format features each player rolling one ball, eliminating the bowler with the low count until one remains. Ties with the low count are eliminated with one ball roll offs.

Malott was also named PBA League MVP for the second time, leading the Lumberjacks to its second consecutive PBA League crown as team captain.

Others obtaining votes this month were Walter Ray Williams, Jr., winner of the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control Super Senior South Open, his 118th PBA title, Jakob Butturff, winner of the PBA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship, Tom Hess, winner of the PBA Plaza Bowl Midwest Open, Paul McCordic, winner of the PBA50

Beaumont Southwest Open, and Kerry Smith and Ryan Shafer, winners of the PBA/PBA50 New England Over/Under 50 Doubles, presented by, Cambridge Credit Counseling, and TechVision.

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About the IBMA: Located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, the International Bowling Media Association (IBMA) promotes bowling journalism as a career choice to youth bowlers throughout America and provides awards and recognition to professional and amateur bowlers, industry volunteers, and bowling writers. The IBMA was formed when the Bowling Writers Association of America (BWAA) and the National Women Bowling Writers (NWBW) merged into one group in 2007, forming the new BWAA. The name was changed in 2011 to include more forms of media. Membership in IBMA is open to individuals and corporations who support the ideals of the organization. Corporate membership fees help fund the $5,000 Chuck Pezzano Media Scholarship presented by the Billiards and Bowling Institute of America.


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