Bruno Bidone Website

PERSONAL STORY...In 1987, at age 13, Bruno Bidone began bowling in Draguignan, France. In 1990, he began a two-year tenure with the National Youth Team and participated at the FIQ Youth European Championship in Munich, Germany. The same year, he established the national youth record for a 6-game block and became the French National Champion in the promotion division (Paris). Later, he won several amateur regional titles. Has bowled in 6 countries (France, Monaco, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA).

In 1992, Bidone became interested in the Professional Bowlers Association Tour in the United States and began to watch videos of PBA tournaments. In 1996, he decided to create the Professional Bowlers France Association (PBFA) in order to develop the sport and make it familiar to fans, sponsors and the news media. In 1997, he gave up the amateur bowling to concentrate on the PBFA. Constructive relationships with PBA allowed him to organize one stop of the inaugural PBA European Tour ’97 in Annecy, France: It’s a success ! After this event and a visit in the PBA headquarters in Akron, Ohio, Bidone become PBA agent for the development of exhibition tournaments in Southern Europe.

In 1999, he organized an exhibition with Olisat TV and Amleto Monacelli in Toulouse, France, which resulted in a TV report about PBFA activities that was aired thoughout France. He also created the PBFA Team, composed of 5 players, to promote the sport among French amateur players. The PBFA/PBA European Exhibition Tour 2000 — with the participation of PBA stars Bob Learn Jr. and Brian Voss  — became a reality, visiting Portugal (Lisbon),  Spain (Zaragoza)  and Toulouse, followed by the super arena final in Draguignan, home of the PBFA. This event was aired on TMC TV Monte Carlo. After this PBFA/PBA European Tour, Bidone decided to devote time to develop a PBA European Tour.

In 2000, Bidone became the first French professional bowler to become a member of the American PBA. The same year, he joined the Ebonite International Staff. He competed on the 2000 and 2002 PBA fall tour in the U.S.A., bowling in seven tournaments, including the 2002 PBA World Championship in Toledo, Ohio.

After that experience with the best bowlers on the planet, Bidone decided to devote more time to practice in order to become more competitive and come back on tour with a new mentality. He competed on the FFBSQ Tour since 1987. He bowled 337 tournaments in career, cashed in 83 (110 finals) and won 31. In February, April, May and June 2010, he introduced the national TOP10 in average performance of the French Bowling Federation (Best national rank: n°3).

In 2005/2006 he joined the Columbia 300 international staff and in April, 2006, a exhibition with the participation of American PBA star Chris Barnes, organized in Paris Front de Seine. This event was aired on France 3 National. In October 2007, a merger with PBFA and Bowling Promotion Association was finalized and he became president of the organization. In July, 2009 he became color analyst/commentator on Eurosport for the french viewers (PBA Tour). In June 6, 2010 (20 years after his first major) he won the inaugural Bowling Promotion Cup Doubles Title with Sergey Andreev of Russia. This event aired on Eurosport International 2 on July 15 & 27, 2010 - 9:00-10:00PM + multiple re-air during a period of one year. 

In October 2010 (15-24), he bowled the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup (Toulon-France) as a member of Team Monaco. In May, 2011 Bruno became manager of Bowling Promotion Association and signed an agreement "3-years-deal" with Eurosport for them to produce 4 X 52 minute programmes of the Bowling Promotion Cup (Singles, Doubles, Team and Masters, Bowling Center of Châteaubriant France and Ni-Box Monte Carlo Monaco October 23/27). In October 23, 2011 he won again (back to back) the Doubles of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup with Phil Hulst of the Netherlands (Eurosport International 2, December 15, 2011 / 9:00-10:00PM). In July 5, 2012 during national official FFBSQ tournament (Dinan), he bowled a 4 games serie including a 23 strikes in a row (238-222-300-299). The same year, he realized the deal with Eurosport to air the 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Wroclaw Poland (Eurosport 2 TV date: February 28 + 2 re-air March and April 2013).

In 2013 he joined the VISE Inserts International Bowler Staff. In 2014 Bruno became CEO of Bowling Promotion and he realized the production and post production of the Bowling Pro-Motion Tour including the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup, Olkhi Figures Challenge as well as the new format of the race for the title. He signed multiple TV Agreements with french local channels to develop the bowling presence with the general public (TV Rennes Sport, Angers TV, TV Nantes, Demain TV, TV Monte Carlo, France 3 TLS, Le Mans TV, Sport en France TV and VIA TV). In 2016 he realized with approval of the French Federation the first TV Test Match including Team France VS Team International, and now this event is a great moment of the Pro-Motion Tour.

In 2019 he realized the TV Live (World Bowling) during the finals of the World Junior Championship in Paris (Institut National du Judo). He plans to bowl in France for the next season as well as the Bowling Pro-Motion Tour !

January 1, 2020

Bruno Season AVG Games Par TV Apps
2019/2020 217.33 012 +0208 1
2018/2019 220.47 036 +0737 1
2017/2018 221.17 024 +0504 1
2016/2017 221.20 030 +0636 1
2015/2016 218.77 122 +2291 2
2014/2015 217.87 024 +0429 1
2013/2014 210.56 124 +1310 4
2012/2013 212.65 192 +2430 4
2011/2012 210.30 118 +1216 4
2010/2011 209.08 193 +1754 0
2009/2010 208.42 180 +1517 2
2008/2009 203.25 167 +0543 0
2007/2008 204.38 220 +0965 1
2006/2007 203.22 121 +0390 0
2005/2006 207.22 133 +0960 0
2004/2005 200.47 156 +0073 0
2003/2004 203.51 304 +1066 0
2002/2003 200.26 267 +0070 2
1987/2002 @ @ @ 4
PBA USA @ @ @ 0
TOTAL 207.05 2423 17099 28 

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Age: 47 (July 18, 1972)E2 bruno
Bowling TV Producer & Color Analyst
CEO Bowling Promotion Association
Bowls: R / Joined: 1987
Titles: 34 / TV Apps: 25
European Youth Championship 1990
Winner FFBSQ Doubles 1990
Winner Doubles QBPC 2010/2011
PBA International Member Since: 2000
MONACO Member Since: 2007
FFBSQ Member Since: 1987
Height: 5-11 / Weight: 160
Married, Two Children
1-Game: 300 / 3-Game: 822
4-Game: 1059 / 6-Game: 1528
FFBSQ Rank: 1 (Official FFBSQ)  
FFBSQ Rank: 3 (April 2010)
WORLD CUP Rank: 60

PERSONAL: Nickname "B.B" (Double B)…                                                                                         

A Draguignan resident who moved to Nantes area, in 2004...Enjoys cycling and jogging in his spare time…Favorites includes italian pasta (food), mint chocolate chip (ice cream) and Contact (movie)…Has superstitions but will not share them with anyone…Named to the Team Monaco since 2007. In July, 2009 he became color analyst/commentator on Eurosport TV for the french viewers (PBA Tour). In June 6, 2010 (20 years after his first major) he won the inaugural QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup Doubles Title with Sergey Andreev of Russia. This event will be aired on Eurosport 2 on July 15 & 27, 2010 - 9:00-10:00PM + multiple re-air during a period of one year. In October 2010 (15-24), he bowled the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup (Toulon-France) as a member of Team Monaco. In October 23, 2011 he won again (back to back) the Doubles of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup with Phil Hulst of the Netherlands. In July 5, he bowled a 4 games serie including a 23 strikes in a row (238-222-300-299). Since October 2015, he n°1 ranking average of the French Federation (FFBSQ). Has bowled in 6 countries (France, Monaco, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA).

CAREER TITLES: 34

CAREER MAJOR TITLES: 3

FFBSQ National Champion Doubles/Paris June 6, 1990
WTBA QubicaAMF BPC Doubles/Châteaubriant June 6, 2010
WTBA QubicaAMF BPC Doubles/Châteaubriant October 23, 2011

CAREER STANDARD TITLES: 31

FISB ITALIA - Cuneo June 5, 1988
FFBSQ Challenge Team Villeneuve Loubet April 7, 1989
FFBSQ Regional Champion Youth Division March 17, 1990
FFBSQ National Frejus Open December 10, 1995
FFBSQ National Toulon Open October 13, 2002
FFBSQ National Sables d’Olonne Open November 10, 2002
FFBSQ National Toulon Open May 25, 2003
FFBSQ National Dijon Marsannay Open October 5, 2003
FFBSQ National Dijon Euro Bowling Open March 7, 2004
FFBSQ National Pontarlier Open May 2, 2004
FFBSQ National Sables d’Olonne Open May 23, 2004
FFBSQ National Dijon Euro Bowling Open April 10, 2005
FFBSQ National St Ave Open April 8, 2007
FFBSQ National St Ave Open November 11, 2007
FFBSQ National Bourges Open Single A October 11, 2009
FFBSQ National Beaune Open November 25, 2009
FFBSQ National Bourges Open April 25, 2010
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG May 1, 2010
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG May 13, 2011
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG October 14, 2011
FFBSQ National Saint Nazaire Single Scratch Division December 23, 2012
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG December 30, 2012
FFBSQ National Saint Nazaire Trios Open May 12, 2013
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG May 30, 2013
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG March 15, 2014
FFBSQ National Saint Lo Open Team Challenge May 11, 2014
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG May 15, 2014
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG June 1, 2015
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG July, 2015
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG October 1, 2015
FFBSQ National Châteaubriant Official League Best Scratch AVG May 1, 2017

OTHER TITLES AND AWARDS:

Ebonite International Staff Member (2000)
Columbia 300 International Staff Member (2005/2006)
Team Monaco Bowling Member (Since 2007)
Team EFX Member (Since 2011)
VISE International Member (2013)
Team France Junior Member (Selection 1989-1991)
Collectif France Senior Member (Season 2008/2009)
Color analyst for Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour telecasts on Eurosport
PBA Member (since June, 2000)
French Recordmen 6 games Block
(Youth Division/AMF Bowling Nice Acropolis - Feb. 26, 1990)
City of Draguignan - Dragon Sportifs 1990

MISCELLANEOUS TOURNAMENTS STATS: (Since Oct. 13, 2002)

Best Tournament Scratch Average: 237.17 (23 games)
5455 - September 20, 2009 - Bowling Center of Saran Le Complex
Most 200 in succession: 13
SCORING RECORDS:
1-GAME: 300
(09/17/2011 - Bowling Center of Chateaubriant)
(07/05/2012 - Bowling Center of Dinan)
3-GAME BLOCK: 804
(04/24/2009 - Bowling Center of Chateaubriant - 280-245-279)
3-GAME BLOCK: 812
(09/20/2009 - Bowling Center of Saran Le Complex - 299-287-226)
3-GAME BLOCK: 813
(09/17/2011 - Bowling Center of Châteaubriant - 300-244-269)
3-GAME BLOCK: 822
(03/21/2012 - Bowling Center of Chateaubriant - 267-278-277)
4-GAME BLOCK: 1059
(07/05/2012 - Bowling Center of Dinan - 238-222-300-299)
6-GAME BLOCK: 1528
(04/24/2009 - Bowling Center of Chateaubriant - 280-245-279-225-255-244)
8-GAME BLOCK: 1898
(03/07/2004 - Euro Bowling of Dijon - 268-184-180-256-223-264-267-256)

 

 

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