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themagician

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2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« on: January 01, 2019, 01:25:15 PM »
Neat to see Flobowling has been reporting on bowlers switching companies for 2019.

Noteables (not all, but i'll try and update the list as others are pointed out)

Amleto Monacelli to Brunswick from EBI
Kamron Doyle to Storm from EBI
AJ Johnson to Ebonite (EBI) from Storm
Shawn Maldonaldo to Hammer (EBI) from Storm
Keven Williams to C300 (EBI) from Storm
Matt Russo to 900G from EBI
Richie Teece to Motiv from Storm
Jon Van Hees to Roto Grip from Brunswick
Matt Mcniel to Storm from Brunswick (Now an employee of Storm, not just staff)
Justin Wyman to Storm from Motiv (Now an employee of Storm, not just staff)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2019, 09:28:10 AM by themagician »

 

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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 02:38:58 PM »
Beat me to the post :D

I was a little surprised to see Amleto switch from EBI as he was working in International Sales for South America with EBI last I remembered.  But, he has done well with Brunswick before, including winning a Cheetah title using an Inferno. 
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 03:32:20 PM »


Makes me wonder..

Could you tie the moving of bowlers switching companies to their lack of participation on tour? I mean, when Barnes switched to 900G from C300 in 2014, he wasn't anywhere on tour for that fall swing, and opted to bowl more TeamUSA events, including the World Cup. Granted, that was because 900G wasn't PBA certified at that time.

It was also during that sort of time that Shafer and Kuhlkin switched from EBI to Brunswick.

Has anyone seen Amleto on the Seniors this half of the year to see if that is a pattern?

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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 05:35:13 PM »
Matt Russo has signed with 900 Global (from EBI) as a World Staff member.
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 12:42:01 AM »
I saw Matt McNeil has opted to leave Brunswick, but only saying that a once in a lifetime opportunity has come open for him. Any idea if he is staying in the bowling industry?
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 07:47:12 AM »
https://twitter.com/MOTIVnation/status/1080458394350301184

Seems as if Motiv signed another bigger name, Brett is saying they have 3 on the top 20 list, and I only am aware of EJ and Ryan C, so I would bet on an announcement soon

https://www.flobowling.com/articles/6305206-motiv-picks-up-englands-richie-teece

And the update, it's Richie Teece has joined Motiv from Storm.
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 05:36:15 PM »
Bob Learn Jr is staying with the Brunswick family.  Instead of being on the DV8 side of things, he's moving into the Big B side of things.
https://www.facebook.com/brunswick.bowling/photos/a.169008993151060/2242471299138142/?type=3&theater
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 07:17:47 PM »
Jon Van Hees has left Brunswick after 5-1/2 years and joined Roto Grip.
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 01:41:42 PM »
Just watched squad A qualifying of the PBA HOF Classic on FloBowling and noticed Justin Wyman was bowling wearing a Storm shirt.

I thought Justin was a main staffer of Motiv Bowling.  I could not find any info about him leaving Motiv for Storm.  Anybody know anything?
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 01:45:00 PM »
Justin is now a Storm staff member and Storm employee.

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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 01:55:37 PM »
Chris Loschetter appears to be a free agent, was wearing a Motiv shirt, but tossing some non Motiv equipment at the HoF event and is no longer listed on the Motiv website.

And Justin did leave Motiv staff deal to take a marketing full time position with Storm.

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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 02:03:54 PM »

And Justin did leave Motiv staff deal to take a marketing full time position with Storm.

That's pretty big. He's been the face of Motiv doing all of their videos
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 02:24:45 PM »
And McNeil is now with Storm....crazy list of changes so far!
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Re: 2019 Silly Season (Bowlers switching companies)
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 08:08:36 PM »

And Justin did leave Motiv staff deal to take a marketing full time position with Storm.

That's pretty big. He's been the face of Motiv doing all of their videos

It would be pretty cool if he starts doing videos for Storm with a similar format. Production quality will probably be better though.