Australia’s Jason Belmonte Grabs Early Second-Round Qualifying Lead in PBA Hall of Fame Classic

by Bill Vint January 4, 2019 11:49

ARLINGTON, Texas – Four-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte rolled into the early second-round lead in the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame Classic Friday at the International Training and Research Center. The tournament is the opening event of the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season.

Squad A, which includes first-round leader Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., begins its second qualifying round at 5 p.m. EST. The top 18 bowlers after 12 games will bowl a third six-game round Saturday at 10 a.m. to determine the top five players for Sunday’s live FS1 stepladder finals on FS1 at 11 a.m. EST.

All qualifying rounds are being live-streamed on FloBowling.com. Fans also can follow the tournament as it happens on pba.com’s live scoring feature: (https://www.pba.com/PBALiveScoring?TournamentID=2755).

PBA HALL OF FAME CLASSIC

International Training and Research Center, Arlington, Texas, Friday

Early Second Round Leaders (after 12 games, Squad B only)

1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,856.
2, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,756.
3, Rhino Page, Orlando, 2,749.
4, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 2,736.
5, Stuart Williams, England, 2,617.
6, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,605.
7 (tie), Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., and Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,590.
9, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 2,569.
10, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,565.

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PBA Spare Shots: Newly Re-Dressed PBA Semi Trailers Ready to Roll Across America

by Bill Vint January 4, 2019 08:49

PBA Truck 2019 (rear view)If you are cruising America’s interstate highways in the months ahead, you may get a glimpse of the PBA’s newly re-dressed 18-wheel billboards, a pair of rolling tributes to the stars of the PBA, the major media outlets that will bring the world’s best bowlers to the public in the months ahead, and some of the PBA’s key business partners.

The PBA semis will travel from Maine to California, making 19 stops in between for Go Bowling! PBA Tour events and visiting another 12 cities for PBA50 Tour tournaments. The pair of 53-foot trailers each will transport roughly 25 tons of players’ equipment and resources necessary to conduct a professional bowling tournament. The trailers also include the PBA’s mobile pro shop which serves between 150 and 300 bowlers each week, drilling between 200 and 300 bowling balls per event.

If you happen to see a PBA semi, honk and wave. It’s a great way to let the driver know you’re following the PBA.

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WATCH THE PBA HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS SATURDAY EVENING ON FLOBOWLING
PBA fans are invited to watch the PBA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies that will take place Saturday evening at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas, live on FloBowling, starting at 7:45 p.m. EST.

Entering the PBA Hall of Fame will be PBA Tour champions Patrick Allen of South Salem, N.Y., and Mika Koivuniemi of Finland for superior performance along with veteran bowling journalist Bob Johnson of Las Vegas and long-time Indianapolis tournament host Jim Doty.

The ceremonies also will recognize 2018 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich.; Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn.; Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award recipient Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., and Tony Reyes Memorial Community Service Award recipient Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas.

For FloBowling subscription information, visit FloBowling.com.

PBA STARS CHRIS BARNES, TOMMY JONES END LONG-TIME ROLES ON TEAM USA

PBA tour stars Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., and Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, have mutually announced the 2018 World Bowling Men's Championships in Hong Kong marked their last as members of Team USA after a combined 27 years as members of the team.

Barnes, a 48-year-old right-hander, is a 16-time Team USA member, while Jones, a 40-year-old right-hander, has made 11 appearances on the team. Jones also spent one year on Junior Team USA.
Barnes, a 2018 PBA Hall of Fame inductee, and Jones have won dozens of medals competing for Team USA, including three five-player team gold medals (2008, 2010 and 2017) and one doubles title (2017). The duo will be recognized during a special Team USA celebration at the 2019 USBC Convention in Las Vegas April 29-May 2.

POPULAR PBA TOURNAMENT HOST, JOURNALIST RED BURNHAM DIES

Clinton George (Red) Burnham, a long-time PBA Tour tournament host as manager of Bradley Bowl in Windsor Locks, Conn., and a well-known bowling journalist, has died. The Tariffville, Conn., resident was 89.

Burnham.RedBurnham was active with the National Guard while he was working as a sportswriter and photographer for the Hartford Times. His bowling column, "Knock on Wood", ran for more than 50 years. He managed Simsbury Lanes before moving over to Bradley Bowl where he brought the PBA Tour to Windsor Locks with the help of his friend, Ken West.

Services were held at the Vincent Funeral Home in Simsbury, Conn., on Jan. 4, In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036-3604. Friends are invited to visit Burnham’s "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: PBA50 EVENT IN CALIFORNIA NEXT UP

PBA Regional competition resumes in the new year over the Jan. 11-13 weekend with the PBA50 Patton Amusement and Genesis Western Open presented by Ebonite at West Valley Bowl in Tracey, Calif.

● The PBA Central and Southwest Regions will hold their first events of 2019 over the Jan. 18-20 weekend. Legend Lanes in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, will host the PBA/PBA50 Don Vay Memorial Central Doubles while South Plains Lanes in Lubbock, Texas, hosts the Lubbock Sports Southwest Open presented by Ebonite.

● The only regional event on top for the Jan. 26-27 weekend is the PBA Japan Region’s Roto Grip Cup and Shark Open at PBA Fuji Bowl in Iruma, Japan.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple and Android device users using the PBA app).

QUICK NOTES:

● Matchroom Multi Sport COO Emily Frazer has announced that England’s Dom Barrett will captain the European team while PBA Hall of Famer Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, will be captain of the United States team in the Weber Cup’s first visit to the U.S., June 18-21, at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Team members will be announced later. Fans can follow @WeberCup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get all the latest news.

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Jakob Butturff Averages 258.5 to Take First Round Qualifying Lead in PBA Hall of Fame Classic

by Bill Vint January 3, 2019 12:25

ARLINGTON, Texas – Jakob Butturff, a 24-year-old left-hander from Tempe, Ariz., averaged 258.5 for six games Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame Classic, the first tournament of the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season.

Butturff, who is trying for his fifth career PBA Tour title, rolled games of 244, 279, 266, 226, 269 and 267 for a 1,551 pinfall total in cruising to a 135-pin lead over Australian two-handed star Jason Belmonte, who finished the opening six-game qualifying round with a 1,416 total. EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Ind., was third with 1,410 pins followed by Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., with a 1,383 total and Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., with 1,360 pins.

“I had a really good year in 2018 and what I want to do is prove to everyone that I can keep it going,” Butturff said. “I found the lane conditions today very much like the PBA 60th Anniversary Classic last year, which I won. If I’m on a lane condition where I see early hook, that fits my game perfectly. That’s what I saw today, and I just kept it going.”

Squad B returns to bowl its second six-game qualifying round Friday at 10 a.m.; Squad A will complete its qualifying at 5 p.m. The top 18 bowlers after 12 games will bowl a third six-game round Saturday at 10 a.m. to determine the top five players for Sunday’s live FS1 stepladder finals on FS1 at 11 a.m. EST.

All qualifying rounds are being live-streamed on FloBowling.com. Fans also can follow the tournament as it happens on pba.com’s live scoring feature: (https://www.pba.com/PBALiveScoring?TournamentID=2755).

PBA HALL OF FAME CLASSIC

International Training and Research Center, Arlington, Texas, Thursday

First Round Standings (after six games)

1, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 1,551.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,416.
3, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 1,410.
4, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,383.
5, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,360.
6, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,358.
7, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,348.
8, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,335.
9, Stuart Williams, England, 1,322.
10, Rhino Page, Orlando, 1,320.
11, Jason Sterner, Fayetteville, Ga., 1,316.
12, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 1,313.
13, Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 1,306.
14, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,303.
15, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,295.
16, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 1,288.
17, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 1,286.
18, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,281.
19 (tie), Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,274.
21, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,271.
22, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 1,270.
23, Anthony Pepe, East Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,266.
24 (tie), Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,259.
26, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,257.
27, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,256.
28 (tie), Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, and DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 1,253.
30, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 1,252.
31 (tie), Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., and Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,251.
33 (tie), Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., and Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 1,248.
35, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,242.
36, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 1,241.
37 (tie), Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,234.
39, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,227.
40, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,226.
41, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 1,224.
42, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,218.
43, Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, 1,217.
44, Dom Barrett, England, 1,209.
45, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,207.
46, Matt O'Grady, Rahway, N.J., 1,206.
47, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,205.
48, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,194.
49, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,193.
50, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,191.
51 (tie), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Daria Pajak, Poland, 1,190.
53, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,189.
54, Mitch Hupe, Canada, 1,181.
55 (tie), Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., and Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,180.
57 (tie), Francois Lavoie, Canada; Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., and Richie Teece, England, 1,179.
60, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 1,166.
61, Justin Wyman, Fairport, N.Y., 1,157.
62, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 1,155.
63, Allan Smith, Killeen, Texas, 1,151.
64, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,148.
65, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,136.
66, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 1,135.
67, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,133.
68, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,103.
69, Kenneth Bland Jr., San Antonio, Texas, 1,090.
70, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,070.

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PBA Spare Shots: PBA Stars Assist with Mookie Betts’ Fund-Raiser; FOX Shows to Air Internationally on “Flo”

by Bill Vint December 28, 2018 09:38

Mookie Betts emergence as a major league superstar with the world champion Boston Red Sox, combined with his high-level bowling skills, has developed into a mutually beneficial relationship with the Professional Bowlers Association over the past three years.

Most recently, a fund-raising celebrity bowling event created 35 years ago in Betts’ Nashville area hometown by his mother, Diana Collins, reached a new peak when a team of PBA stars (Tommy Jones, Bill O’Neill, DJ Archer, Dino Castillo and Shawn Maldonado) joined Betts, Red Sox teammate David Price and a number of other Nashville area celebrities to raise money in support of disadvantaged families associated with The National Bowling Association’s Music City Senate.

PBA.com feature photo caption: Celebrity participants in Diana Collins’ annual Celebrity Bowling Classic with Mookie Betts and friends included, from left, back row: retired basketball players Shan Foster and Ron Mercer, Boston Red Sox pitch David Price, Jackie Bradley Sr. (father of Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.), actor Curtis Hamilton, retired football players Chris Hope and George Wilson. Front row: PBA competitors Tommy Jones and Dino Castillo, Houston Astros second baseman Tony Kemp, PBA competitor Shawn Maldonado, PWBA champion Josie Barnes, PBA titlist Bill O’Neill, PBA regional competitor Kevin Anderson, tournament namesake Mookie Betts, trainer Jason Griffin and PBA titlist DJ Archer. In front, tournament founder and hostess Diana Collins.

And while they were in town for the celebrity fund-raiser at LTA Bowling Lanes in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the PBA players also donated their time and knowledge to Collins’ new youth bowling clinic at Smyrna Lanes in nearby Smyrna, Tenn.

The celebrity fund-raising event (subtitled “AIM” for Acts Inspired by Mookie) carried on a tradition established by Collins when she was still in high school: raising money to help people facing medical or economic hardships, especially around the holidays.

“The idea was just to help someone,” Collins said, adding that while the amount of money raised has yet to be calculated, “it has increased tenfold” over the past five years as her talented son has steadily risen to stardom in major league baseball.

In a year in which Betts was named American League Most Valuable Player, won the AL batting championship, was selected as AL Defensive Player of the Year, earned Silver Slugger and Gold Glove honors, played in the MLB All-Star Game and helped the Red Sox win the World Series, he coincidentally became one of bowling’s most prominent spokesmen because his bowling talent was a topic in almost every discussion of his considerable athletic abilities.

From the PBA perspective, he has participated in the PBA World Series of Bowling twice (rolling a 300 in the 2017 Scorpion Championship in Reno) and he will join NBA star Chris Paul and friends for the third time as a participant in the CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational at Bowlero The Woodlands in Conroe, Texas. The annual CP3 Invitational will air on FOX on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3) at 2 p.m. EST. In addition, PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark presented Betts with his PBA 300 game ring during pre-game ceremonies at Fenway Park in Boston last summer.

PBA’S INTERNATIONAL FANS CAN WATCH PBA ON FOX TELECASTS ON FLOBOWLING

An important benefit of the PBA’s new relationships with FOX Sports and FloBowling will result in expanded access to PBA telecasts for fans around the world.

FOX and FS1 telecasts, live or tape-delayed, will serve American viewers exclusively, reaching an estimated 120 million homes on FOX or 90 million homes on FS1 while also live streaming the shows on the FOX Sports Go app.

FloBowling will simultaneously live-stream all FOX/FS1 shows to the international audience as the shows air. That means that in addition to the hundreds of hours of PBA Tour coverage already scheduled to air on FloBowling, including qualifying and match play rounds in addition to FloBowling-exclusive tournaments, international subscribers will be able to watch PBA Tour finals televised by FOX Sports as they happen.

American viewers will not be able to watch FOX/FS1 shows as they air, but they will be archived “on demand” on FloBowling seven days after they air.

To subscribe to FloBowling, visit FloBowling.com.

2019 WEBER CUP SET FOR MANDALAY BAY IN LAS VEGAS

The 2019 Weber Cup will make its debut on American soil at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, June 18-21, Matchroom Multi Sport has announced.

2019 Weber Cup graphicThe 20th annual competition will involve teams of European and American PBA stars, competing in a Ryder Cup-style series of individual and team matches.

The tournament will be played over four sessions, one per day, on specially-installed lanes in Mandalay Bay from June 18-21. Tickets will be available in January. News on the captains and team selection process for the 2019 Weber Cup will be announced shortly. Matchroom Multi Sport will work in partnership with the PBA Tour to ensure a successful American debut for one of bowling’s most popular international competitions.

“We are excited to be taking the Weber Cup stateside in 2019 and are delighted to be working with both the PBA and Mandalay Bay Resort,” Matchroom Multi Sport COO Emily Frazer said. “The Weber Cup has always had a loyal fanbase in Europe and we hope that many of those supporters will join us in Las Vegas, and be joined by a raft of U.S. fans who will finally be able to see this great event in America.”

“It's exciting to have the Weber Cup come to the USA,” PBA Tour Commissioner Tom Clark added. “Our PBA players have always enjoyed taking part in the competition and fans love the drama. With news to come regarding how PBA results will help determine a spot on each team's roster, it adds another incentive for the players on our Tour. May the best team win!"

Ticket details for the 2019 Weber Cup will be published at webercup.com in the new year. Fans can follow @WeberCup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get all the latest news first.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: MINIER, MALDONADO REPEAT AS DOUBLES CHAMPS

Former U.S. Senior Open champion Rick Minier and two-time PBA Southwest Region Player of the Year Shawn Maldonado, both from Houston, teamed up again to successfully defend their title in the sixth annual PBA50/PBA Houston Emerald Bowl Southwest Doubles, presented by Bowling Dynamix, Sunday.

The winning duo finished the eight-game qualifying portion of the event in third place and after winning all of their doubles matches leading into the final position round match, they still trailed the team of Paul Fleming of Fort Worth, Texas, and Anthony Lavery-Spahr of Pasadena, Texas, by 19 pins. Minier and Maldonado then finished in style, rolling their high game of the tournament to take the match, 544-473, and claiming the title and the $5,000 winners’ check.

The win was Minier’s 14th in PBA Regional competition and Maldonado’s 10th.

● PBA Regional competition resumes in the new year over the Jan. 11-13 weekend with the PBA50 Patton Amusement and Genesis Western Open presented by Ebonite at West Valley Bowl in Tracey, Calif.

● The PBA Central and Southwest Regions will hold their first events of 2019 over the Jan. 18-20 weekend. Legend Lanes in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, will host the PBA/PBA50 Don Vay Memorial Central Doubles while South Plains Lanes in Lubbock, Texas, hosts the Lubbock Sports Southwest Open presented by Ebonite.

● The only regional event on top for the Jan. 26-27 weekend is the PBA Japan Region’s Roto Grip Cup and Shark Open at PBA Fuji Bowl in Iruma, Japan.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple and Android device users using the PBA app).

QUICK NOTES:

Eddie Hernandez from Del Rio, Texas won two CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by Go Bowling! VIP passes for the event on Jan. 17 at Bowlero Woodlands in Conroe, Texas.  He won by entering AMF Bowlero’s sweepstakes that was held on Instagram. Tickets are available for fans to attend the CP3 event at pba.com/tickets.

● The World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals, presented by the PBA, will be contested at 1:30 p.m. CST on Sunday, Jan. 6, following the live FS1 finals of the PBA Hall of Fame Classic at the International Research and Training Center in Arlington, Texas. The WBT Finals will air on FS1 on Sunday, March 10, at 10 p.m. EST. The men’s finalists, based on World Bowling Tour points accumulated in 2018, will be Texan Anthony Simonsen, England’s Stuart Williams and EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Ind. Women’s finals will be American stars Danielle McEwan and Liz Johnson, and Poland’s Daria Pajak. The WBT Finals will use World Bowling’s experimental “current frame” scoring system whereby players earn 30 pins for a strike; 10 pins plus the total from their first shot of that frame for a spare, and actual pinfall for an open frame.

● Speaking of the PBA on FOX and FS1: in addition to the first airing of tournament finals previously announced, fans who miss a telecast are reminded to check their local listings for FOX’s extensive schedule of re-broadcasts.

● Triple Shift Entertainment President Robby Spigner, a former PBA member and son of three-time PBA Tour titlist Bill Spigner, has announced the company has acquired 10 bowling centers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area from the Anderson Companies. Spigner also announced five-time PBA Tour champion Mike Fagan is joining the company as Director of Business Development. Fagan recently earned his MBA from the University of California-Berkeley.

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Go Bowling! PBA Tour Makes 2019 Debut with PBA Hall of Fame Classic; Finals Air Live on FS1 on January 6

by Bill Vint December 27, 2018 11:47

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Go Bowling! Professional Bowlers Association Tour makes its 2019 debut with the $100,000 PBA Hall of Fame Classic from the International Training and Research Center Jan. 2-6. The finals will air live on FS1 on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. (CST).

The new season begins with the first PBA Tour event ever held in the International Bowling Campus’ research and U.S. Olympic training facility. It gets underway on Thursday, Jan. 2, when a field of 70 of the PBA Tour’s top players from around the world start qualifying in the PBA Hall of Fame Classic. Qualifying rounds will be live-streamed in their entirety by PBA’s online video streaming partner, FloBowling, continuing Friday and Saturday to determine the five players who will advance to Sunday’s stepladder finals telecast.

The Hall of Fame Classic will be the first competition points event in a 13-tournament series as players begin pursuit of 24 berths in the PBA Playoffs that will be held in April in Portland, Maine. The unique total pinfall, no match play format will be contested on the PBA’s 44-foot Carmen Salvino lane conditioning pattern.

The PBA Hall of Fame Classic weekend also will include the first Hall of Fame inductions ever held in the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 5, when PBA Tour stars Patrick Allen of South Salem, N.Y., and Mika Koivuniemi of Finland; long-time PBA tournament host Jim Doty of Indianapolis, and veteran bowling journalist Bob Johnson of Las Vegas will be enshrined. The induction ceremonies will be live-streamed by FloBowling.

The PBA Hall of Fame Classic will include an all-star field of PBA Tour champions including four-time PBA Tour Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, reigning PBA Tour Finals champion EJ Tackett, PBA Clash winner Marshall Kent, 2018 Player of the Year Andrew Anderson, 2018 Rookie of the Year Kamron Doyle, PBA Hall of Famers Chris Barnes, Parker Bohn III, Norm Duke and Walter Ray Williams Jr., and players from Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Poland and Sweden including the PBA’s emerging stars.

PBA fans are invited to attend the Hall of Fame Classic in person (tickets to all PBA events can be ordered on pba.com (https://www.pba.com/Tickets). Fans also can follow the tournament as it happens on the PBA.com Live Scoring feature (download the free PBA.com app through iTunes or the Google Play stores), or by accessing the PBA’s extensive array of social media outlets through the PBA Network.

Following the Hall of Fame Classic, the Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s January schedule includes the PBA Oklahoma Open and Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., Jan. 8-13; and the Lubbock Sports Open at South Plaines Lanes in Lubbock, Texas, Jan. 22-27.

PBA HALL OF FAME CLASSIC SCHEDULE
International Training and Research Center, International Bowling Campus, Arlington, Texas
(All times are Central Standard)

PBA Lane Oiling Pattern: Carmen Salvino 44

Wednesday, Jan. 2
9 a.m. – Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ), 6 games
2 p.m. – Squad A practice session
4 p.m. – Squad B practice session

Thursday, Jan. 3
10 a.m. – Squad A, 7 qualifying games
5 p.m. – Squad B, 7 qualifying games

Friday, Jan. 4
10 a.m. – Squad B, 7 qualifying games
5 p.m. – Squad A, 7 qualifying games
    Top 18 after 14 games advance to Round 3

Saturday, Jan. 5
10 a.m. – Top 18, 7 qualifying games
     Top 5 after 21 games advance to stepladder finals
6 p.m. – PBA Hall of Fame dinner, International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

Sunday, Jan. 6
10 a.m. – Top 5 stepladder finals, live on FS1
1:30 p.m. – World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals (WBT current frame scoring system), airs on FS1 on Sunday, March 10, 9 p.m.

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