SBC News

March 6, 2015

Vanderbilt/NCAA Music City Classic at Smyrna

Smyrna Bowling Center welcomes to the Middle TN area 18 teams of talented women bowlers, who are here to bowl in the 2015 NCAA Music City Classic Tournament, hosted by Vanderbilt University.  A projected field of 29 teams has been pared down due to the recent winter weather that has caused travels headaches all over the country.  Admission is FREE so if you want to see some really good lady bowlers on the lanes, come on out and watch.  They  will be bowling from 11:00am – 5:00pm both Friday & Saturday, and 9:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday.

Due to the tournament, no open lanes will be available during the above times.  Please call us at 615-355-0501 to inquire about lane availability this weekend.

Good luck to all of the NCAA bowlers!

April 23, 2012

Vanderbilt coach Josie Earnest in finals of USBC Queens

Congratulations to Vanderbilt assistant coach & SBC league bowler Josie Earnest for making the step-ladder finals in the 2012 USBC Queens Tournament, being held in Euless, TX this week.  Josie qualified in 16th place after the 15 games of qualifying, then made it thru 2 matches in the Winner’s Bracket before losing to professional bowler Carolyn Dorin-Ballard to fall into the Contender’s Bracket.  There, Josie won two more matches, then finished 3rd out of 4 in the last bracket round to reach the TV finals.  The telecast for the USBC Queens will be on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00pm central time, and will be broadcast on ESPN2.

We’ll all be cheering and pulling for Josie to bring home the Queens championship tomorrow…good luck Josie Earnest!!

May 24, 2011

Barnes, Hamilton are both National Champions!

MTSU bowler Kyle Barnes of Smyrna, TN and Vanderbilt bowler Brittni Hamilton (NY) both won titles today at the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championship, held in Euless, TX.  Barnes had to defeat 4 opponents in the Mens’ Bracket, while Brittni only had three matches thanks to being the #1 seed going into today’s finals.  And first place is where both SBC bowlers finished!  Check out the results & brackets at  What a tremendous accomplishment for both bowlers, and all of us at SBC couldn’t be more proud!  CONGRATULATIONS to our NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!

May 23, 2011

Brittni Hamilton is top qualifier, Barnes 7th at ISC

Brittni Hamilton continued her great bowling in the second round of qualifying today, rolling a 12-game total of 2639 to easily lead the field of 16 ladies at the ISC.  With a 219.9 average today, Brittni was the only woman to average over 200 in qualifying at the AMF Euless Lanes in Texas.  Miss Hamilton will be the #1 seed going into tomorrow’s match-play bracket, which consists of single-elimination, best 3 out of 5 game matches.

Kyle Barnes moved up a couple of spots in round 2 today, finishing in 7th with a 2453 total (204.4 average).  Kyle will also try to take down his opponents in match-play tomorrow, with the first matches starting at 7:40am CST.  Again, all of the action will be streamed LIVE on on Tuesday.  Be sure to watch Kyle & Brittni try to bring home the titles – good luck to both bowlers!

Hamilton in 1st, Barnes 9th after 6 games at ISC

Vanderbilt bowler Brittni Hamilton has the early lead after 6 games of qualifying in the Intercollegiate Singles Championship in Euless, TX today.  Brittni had a high game of 253 on her way to a 1285 total.  Kyle Barnes also had a good start with a 1235 total for his six games, and is currently in 9th place.  All 40 bowlers will return at 1:00pm today for six more qualifying games.  The event is being streamed online at – check out the action there!  Good luck to our SBC bowlers!!

May 22, 2011

Barnes, Hamilton headed to Texas for ISC

Local star bowlers Kyle Barnes (son of SBC manager Candace Lindsey) and Brittni Hamilton have qualified for the 2011 Intercollegiate Singles Championships, which is taking place this week – May 23-24 in Euless, Texas.  Kyle is one of 24 men, & Brittni one of 16 women, who will be competing for this year’s Singles titles.  Read all about the tournament here:

Kyle, who started his college career at Pikeville College in Kentucky, is currently attending MTSU, and is a senior majoring in Business Administration.  He will graduate in December of this year.  Young Barnes won numerous awards as a youth bowler from our center, and won the 2006 North Pointe Insurance Singles Tournament, earning a $15,000 scholarship.

Brittni is one of the top stars for the Vanderbilt women’s bowling team, and is the reigning Junior Gold National Champion.  She helped lead the Lady Commodores to a runner-up finish in the 2011 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships.

We’ll keep you updated as to their progress in the ISC tournament.  Good luck, Kyle & Brittni!!

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