Bill in the Media
On November 4, 2010, March 17, 2012, March 17, 2015, October 2, 2017 and August 11, 2018 Bill was the featured guest on the ABOVE180.com podcast, hosted by Tim Burg, a lifetime bowler and long-time radio producer and Steve Kloempken from Storm. Each week his podcast features interviews with Hall of Famers, coaches, or up-and-coming collegiate stars, sponsored by Storm. CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's November 4, 2010 podcast; CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's March 17, 2012 podcast; CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's March 17, 2015 podcast; and CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's October 2, 2017 podcast, and CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's August 11, 2018 podcast.
To make it easy to listen to ABOVE180.com each week just come to this page and CLICK HERE and you'll be able to listen to current and archived ABOVE180.com podcasts.
Each year the Associated Press publishes changes and updates to their Stylebook which is a reference manual that journalists use to know the proper/accepted way to report news and sporting events results. It was nice in the 2000 AP Stylebook that they used a tournament Bill was leading to show the proper way to report PBA match-play scoring.
Since 2013 Bill has giving free tips and video analysis at the annual "Battle Buddy Bowling – Chicago" held at Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL in August. "Battle Buddy Bowling – Chicago" raises money for The Puppy Rescue Mission that helps our troops bring to the United States the pets they have bonded with while serving in war zones such as Afghanistan. These animals help our military personnel cope with the trials and emotional aftermath of war as well as accompany and protect them on patrols and at the base. CLICK HERE to read the Chicago Tribune article on the 2014 event.
The ticket price includes Bill's free tips and video analysis, bowling, all-you can-eat pizza party and a participation raffle with gifts ranging from autographed sports memorabilia to baskets of beauty products to gift certificates to some of Chicago's standout restaurants and more. Prizes are also awarded for the highest single-game No-Tap scores of the day. Tickets can be purchased online via Facebook's "Battle Buddy Bowling – Chicago" page, or at the door.
The late, great bowling coach John Jowdy wrote "Should Coaches Rely on Cameras for their Watchful Eyes?" for the April, 2011 issue in which he names Bill as one of his Top 8 elite bowling coaches in the world. He also discusses the use of video and video coaching software (which Bill uses in all of his lessons) and how it can help pinpoint the areas a student needs to work on.
In the March, 2013 issue USBC Open Championships on-site instructor Mike Jasnau discusses how to prep you and your equipment for the USBC Open and Women's Championships. Bill is one of the featured coaches interviewed.
On Sunday, December 6, 2015 Bill was a guest on The Bowlers Show hosted by David Waswo. Live every Sunday from 5-7pm (CST) David interviews people from all facets of the bowling world – pro and amateur bowlers, industry executives, bowling media, etc. Bill discussed his coaching style, bowling on Tour over the years, and his writing. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview.
Bill and wife Barb were interviewed January, 2015 by Mark London for his "Just Paying Attention" column that appears weekly in the Dallas based "The Bowling News". The interview centers around Bill's coaching, old-school vs. two-handed bowling, and Barb's experience working as the Chicago White Sox photographer. CLICK HERE to read the interview.
On August 8, 2013, Bill was highlighted in The 11th Frame blog "Who is the best coach in bowling?" written by award winning bowling journalist, 28-time PBA Regional Champion, and USBC Hall-of-Famer Jeff Richgels. Written after the death of legendary bowling coach John Jowdy on August 1, 2013 at the age of 93, Jeff's blog mentions Jowdy's feeling that Bill is one of the world's top coaches. CLICK HERE to read the blog. With ties to Mike Flanagan's popular www.InsideBowling.com, Jeff's daily (sometimes more) blogs are about all facets of the world of bowling. CLICK HERE to go to Jeff's blog page to read current and past blogs.
CLICK HERE to go to Bill's facebook page – "Bowling Lessons by Bill Spigner". Click "Like" (if you haven't liked it yet) and then you can ask Bill questions, post comments or a Bill Spigner lesson testimonial if working with Bill has helped you bring your game to the next level.
Bill was featured in an article Cliff Schrock of Golf Digest magazine wrote for www.golfdigest.com on bowlers who have shot a 300 game and also have had a Hole-In-One. Bill's first 300 was on April 30, 1971 at Valley Bowl in Ansonia, CT, in the Charleton Press Classic League, on lanes 23 & 24, using a Manhattan rubber bowling ball. His Hole-in-One came on August 15, 2010 at the Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur, IL on the 136 yard 8th Hole. He used an 8 iron and a Titleist golf ball. The interesting fact is his Hole-in-One was witnessed by PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb, Tom Adcock, and Tom Carter. CLICK HERE to read the Golf Digest article.
On December 16, 2014 Bill was featured on Groupon's Guide to Chicago posting – "How to Bowl Better in Six Steps" – written by Sandra Kofler. It's a quick guide to help the novice bowler knock down more pins and have higher scores. CLICK HERE to read the article.
On August 5, 2015 Bill was on BowlTV doing color-commentary with USBC's Matt Cannizzaro of the step-ladder finals of the ITRC Super Senior Classic featuring Tom Baker, Mike Lucente, Sam Maccarone, Kerry Painter, and Willie Wells. Not revealing who won in case you didn't see it. Below is a video of the step-ladder finals.
Brent Zell of the weekly Lake County Gazette did a nice interview with Bill for their August 8-14, 2016 edition. The article talks about Bill's successes on the lanes and how his back issues have curtailed his tournament activity; how bowling has changed; and his teaching style. CLICK HERE to read the article.
On November 11, 2008, January 18, 2012, February 15, 2012, January 16, 2013, October 30, 2013, February 12, 2014, October 26, 2016, and December 5, 2018 Bill was interviewed on Let's Go Bowling!, a radio internet bowling talk show co-hosted by Ken Van Baber and USBC Gold Level Coach Bill Zuben. Each week the show interviews bowling stars new & old, and features a USBC Gold or Silver Level Coach giving the "Tip of The Week". On August 25, 2009 Bill did the Gold Level "Tip of the Week". CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's February 12, 2014 show. CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's November 11, 2008 show, CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's January 18, 2012 show, CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's February 15, 2012, CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's January 16, 2013 show, and CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's October 30, 2013 show, CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's February 12, 2014 show, CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's October 26, 2016 show, and CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's December 5, 2018 show. CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's August, 25, 2009 Gold Level Tip of the week.
To make it easy to listen to Let's Go Bowling! each week just come to this page and CLICK HERE and you'll be able to listen to current and archived Let's Go Bowling! broadcasts.
On August 11, 2010, November 7, 2012, and August 20, 2014 Bill was the featured guest on Phantom Radio, a radio internet bowling talk show hosted by former PBA Lane Maintenance Director Len Nicholson. CLICK HERE to listen to Bill's shows. Phantom Radio is made possible by The Foundation, which Len is a founding member, and is dedicated to preserving the sport of bowling. Each week Len interviews a bowling "mover and shaker" plus gives commentary and reporting on breaking bowling news.
To make it easy to listen to Phantom Radio each week just come to this page and CLICK HERE and you'll be able to listen to current and archived Phantom Radio shows.
New England Bowlers Association (NEBA) was formed in 1963 and is the longest running USBC sanctioned monthly scratch tournament club in the world. If you live in the New England area, NEBA is a great way to test your talents and improve your skills. Their tournaments are professionally run and they even live-stream their finals. For more information on NEBA CLICK HERE. For a schedule of their upcoming events CLICK HERE.
PBA.com has all the information about the Professional Bowlers Association including top player information and statistics, national and regional tournament schedule, Xtra Frame, and the PBA Tour Store.
Revolutionary Tournament Bowling offers weekly tournaments for both lower and higher average amateur bowlers in the Chicagoland area and around the country. Bill is a supporter of RTB giving away a one-hour lesson to one bowler at each of their Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving tournaments.
The official home of the United States Bowling Congress, bowl.com has everything you need to know about the USBC Open and Women's Championships, Masters and Queens Tournaments, sanctioning, rules, coaching, SMART program, Team USA, Junior Gold Championships, and youth scholarship opportunities.