Detroit Open Brings Expanded 2015 PBA Tour Schedule to 30 Title Events

by Bill Vint December 19, 2014 07:28

CHICAGO – The Xtra Frame Detroit Open at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan, December 11-13, has been added to the Professional Bowlers Association’s 2015 schedule, expanding next year’s PBA calendar to 30 tournaments that will award PBA Tour titles.

PBA fans will be able to follow the entire schedule of events through the PBA Network which includes national television coverage on ESPN and CBS Sports Network, and online video streaming on Xtra Frame.

Overall, the 2015 PBA Tour schedule includes three major championships (United States Bowling Congress Masters, 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions and PBA World Championship), nine PBA International-World Bowling Tour events, a total of 21 domestic Tour events (including three doubles tournaments), PBA League competition, and special events including Chris Paul’s CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by AMF, Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing, and World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals. The PBA Tour will visit 22 different cities and eight different countries in 2015.

The PBA also announced it has re-scheduled the Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open at New Liberty Lanes in Pensacola, Florida, to June 19-21, in order to avoid conflict for players who want to participate in the lucrative PBA-World Bowling Tour H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar.

Complete schedules and entry details will be available on pba.com.

2015 PBA TOUR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Jan. 8: Chris Paul’s CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by AMF, AMF Bowl-O-Drome, Torrance, Calif. (ESPN, Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. ET)

Jan. 6-11: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Ballmaster Open, Tali Bowling Center, Helsinki, Finland

Jan. 11: GEICO WSOB VI PBA World Championship stepladder finals, South Point Bowling Stadium, Las Vegas (ESPN live, 1 p.m. ET)

Jan. 14-18: DHC PBA Japan Invitational 2015, Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan (Xtra Frame)

Jan. 26-30: PBA Players Championship and Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship qualifying and match play, Bowlmor AMF Bowlero, Wauwatosa, Wis. (Xtra Frame)

Feb. 1-8: United States Bowling Congress Masters, Ashwaubenon Bowl, Green Bay, Wis. (preliminary rounds on Xtra Frame, finals on ESPN live, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. ET)

Feb. 10-15: 50th Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis (preliminary rounds on Xtra Frame, finals on ESPN live, Feb. 15, 1 p.m. ET); PBA Players Championship finals, Feb. 14 (ESPN, Feb. 22, 1 p.m. ET); Mark Roth/Marshall Homan PBA Doubles Championship finals, Feb. 15 (ESPN, March 1, 1 p.m. ET)

Feb. 24-March 2: PBA International-World Bowling Tour H.H. Emir Cup, Qatar Bowling Center, Doha, Qatar

March 5-10: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Kingdom of Bahrain Open, Ozone Entertainment Center, Oman, Bahrain

March 13-17: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Kuwait Open, Cozmo Bowling Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait

March 19-22: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Brunswick Euro Challenge, Dream-Bowl Palace, Munich, Germany

March 28-30: PBA League Playoffs and Elias Cup Finals, Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine (ESPN, March 29, 4:30 p.m. ET; April 5, 3:30 p.m. ET; April 12, 2 p.m. ET and April 19, 1 p.m. ET)

March 30-31: PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout, Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine (Xtra Frame)

May 9-17: Oklahoma’s Grand Casino and Resort PBA Summer Swing (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Open tournaments), Firelake Bowling Center and Grand Casino Event Center, Shawnee, Okla. (preliminary rounds on Xtra Frame, finals on CBS Sports Network, air dates to be announced)

June 19-21: PBA Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open, New Liberty Lanes, Pensacola, Fla. (Xtra Frame)

June 26-28: PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Southwest Open, South Plains Lanes, Lubbock, Texas (Xtra Frame)

July 31-Aug. 2: PBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, Palace Lanes, Houston, Texas (Xtra Frame)

Aug. 4-7: PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles, Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind. (Xtra Frame)

Aug. 21-23: PBA Xtra Frame Middletown East Open, Mid-County Lanes, Middletown, Del. (Xtra Frame)

Sept. (tba): PBA International-World Bowling Tour Thailand, Blu-O Paragon, Bangkok

Oct. 9-11: PBA Xtra Frame Iowa Midwest Open, Thunderbowl, Council Bluffs, Iowa (Xtra Frame)

Oct. 16-Nov. 1: PBA World Series of Bowling VII (Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion Opens; PBA World Championship; World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals presented by PBA), South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas (preliminary rounds on Xtra Frame, finals on ESPN, air dates to be announced)

Nov. 21-27: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Qatar Open, Qatar Bowling Center, Doha, Qatar

Nov. 28-Dec. 3: PBA International-World Bowling Tour 9th Kingdom International Open, Universal Bowling Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dec. 11-13: PBA Xtra Frame Detroit Open, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. (Xtra Frame)

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is an organization of more than 3,200 of the best bowlers from 27 countries who compete in PBA Tour, PBA International Tour, PBA Regional and PBA50 Tour events. The PBA is in its 55th consecutive year of nationally-televised competition, reaching more than one million American households and thousands more around the world who watch PBA activities on Xtra Frame, the PBA’s exclusive online bowling channel. PBA sponsors include Barbasol, Bowlmor AMF, Brunswick, Concrete Software, Ebonite International, GEICO, HotelPlanner.com, MOTIV, Storm Products and the United States Bowling Congress, among others. For more information, log on to www.pba.com.

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PBA Spare Shots: Rolltech’s PBA World Series of Bowling VI Stats Reveal Portrait of PBA Cheetah Championship Finalists

by Bill Vint December 18, 2014 03:24

During the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, the PBA worked with Rolltech to record unique frame-by-frame, ball-by-ball statistics for the 14 qualifying games. Here’s a look at some of the stats for the four players – Dick Allen, Brad Angelo, Anthony Pepe and Liz Johnson – who made it to the Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game ESPN finals. Pepe won the Cheetah title, defeating Allen in the title match, after rolling a near-perfect 295 in the “shootout” preliminary match…and the reason Liz Johnson advanced to a women’s record second national PBA television appearance may become evident in the stats summary below. The Cheetah finals aired on ESPN on Sunday:

● Strike percentage: Allen, the top qualifier, struck on 116 of 161 shots for a 77.05% success rate. Angelo was second (71.88%, 115 strikes on 160 attempts), Pepe was third (70.12%, 115 of 164) and Johnson fourth (67.26%, 109 of 162). The entire field’s strike percentage was 57.92 (12,042 strikes on 20,791 attempts).

● Spare percentage: Johnson was the leading spare shooter (93.75% successful on 45 of 48 attempts) followed by Allen (81.40%, 35 of 43 attempts) followed by Pepe (79.55%, 35 of 44) and Angelo (73.17%, 30 of 41). Note: splits were not counted as “spare attempts.” The field’s success rate was 73.16.

● Single pin spare conversions: Johnson again led, converting 33 of 34 (97.05%), followed by Pepe (96.66%, 29 of 30), Allen (86.42%, 27 of 28) and Angelo (88.88%, 24 of 27). The field’s success rate was 91.67.

● Multi-pin spare conversions: Johnson was perfect on 12 of 12 attempts, followed by Angelo (85.71%, 6 of 7), Pepe (83.33%, 5 of 6) and Allen (75%, 6 of 8). The field converted 75.33% (1,609 on 2,135 attempts).

LAS VEGAS TEEN CARDINES LOSES TO DOM BARRETT, BUT EMERGES A WINNER

A special “take a selfie” promotion sponsored by High 5 Gear during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI gave a lucky fan an opportunity to participate in a one-ball “showdown” against a PBA star prior to each WSOB telecast. In the Cheetah showdown, 14-year-old two-hander Cerell Cardines of Las Vegas knocked down nine pins, but “lost” to reigning PBA World Champion Dom Barrett’s strike. Despite losing the showdown, Cardines left with the autographed ball Barrett used in the contest.

A different High 5 Gear “take a selfie” winner will bowl against a PBA Tour star as part of each upcoming WSOB VI telecast.

KOREA DOMINATES WORLD MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Korea was the dominant team as the World Men’s Bowling Championships wrapped up Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, winning four gold and four bronze medals, including impressive gold-medal victories in the five-man team event and the Masters finale, where Kang Heewon defeated PBA star Mike Fagan, representing the United States, 213-198.

Fagan, a four-time PBA Tour titlist, was Team USA’s top player, bringing home four silver medals (Masters, team, all-events and trios). Several other PBA members also visited the medal podium:

In the singles event, Canada’s Dan MacLelland won the gold medal with a 256-212 victory over Shaker Al Hassan of the United Arab Emirates. MacLelland eliminated Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., 269-236, in the semifinal round, handing Jones a bronze medal.

In doubles, Finnish PBA members Kimmo Lehtonen and Joonas Jehkinen won bronze medals, losing to eventual gold medalists Choi Bokeum and Park Jongwoo of Korea, 490-466, in the semifinal round.

In trios, two-time PBA Tour titlist Thomas Larsen along with teammates Carsten Hansen and Frederik Ohrgaard won the gold medal with a 10th-frame victory over American PBA Tour champions Mike Fagan, Sean Rash and Marshall Kent, 647-638. Reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte and Australian teammates David Porto and Sam Cooley earned bronze medals.

In the five-man team event, Korea defeated Team USA (Fagan, Rash, Kent, Jones, Chris Barnes and Bill O’Neill) in the gold medal match, 1,097-1,088, after eliminating Australia in the semifinal round. The U.S. players defeated Sweden in the other semifinal contest, 1,236-985.

Fagan won the silver in all-events with a 24-game total of 5,510 pins, 20 pins ahead of Canada’s MacLelland, who earned the bronze. Fagan also won silver in the Masters finale where Korea won both bronze medals in addition to the gold medal.

ON TAP FOR SUNDAY: THE PBA VIPER CHAMPIONSHIP ON ESPN

GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI telecast No. 2, the Viper Championship finals, will air Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. Top qualifier Connor Pickford of Charlotte, N.C., making his PBA television debut, will bowl the winner of a three-player shootout match involving No. 2 Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind.; No. 3 Dom Barrett, England, and No. 4 Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich./Finland.

To view a preview of Sunday’s telecast, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1tg7Pqozc

EXTENSIVE XTRA FRAME COVERAGE ON TAP FOR NEW YEAR

In addition to the return of PBA Tour competition to ESPN on Sundays throughout December, January and into the spring, the PBA will provide online viewers with an extensive schedule of programming on its online television channel, Xtra Frame, in the new year.

For a complete schedule of Xtra Frame events, visit: http://www.pba.com/Live/. In addition to live preliminary round coverage of the PBA Players Championship, Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, USBC Masters and 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, Xtra Frame will make its international debut, providing coverage of the DHC PBA Japan Invitational in January.

For Xtra Frame monthly or year-long XF Season Ticket subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

PBA REGIONAL SUMMARY: McCORKLE, SULLINS, BOOK COMBINE TO WIN TRIOS TITLE

trioThe team composed of PBA50 star Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich.; PBA60 competitor Bill McCorkle of Westerville, Ohio, and 2014 PBA World Championship finalist Todd Book of Russells Point, Ohio, defeated the team of Jeff Bellinger, Carl Breaman and Dick Allen, 212-179, to win the PBA South Region’s Decker Appraisal Baker Trios event presented by Hammer at Wayne Lanes in Waynesboro, Va., Sunday.

The event was a first-of-a-kind tournament in the PBA South Region, featuring teams composed of one player under the age of 50, one in the 50-59 age group and one 60-or-older player. Each member of the winning team earned $1,900. Breaman and Allen were winning doubles partners in 2013, and added Bellinger, a two-time PBA Tour titlist, to make up their trios roster.

In the first stepladder match, the Ferraro family team from Kingston, N.Y. – older brother Steve, younger brother Dave and Dave’s son John - defeated the team of “super senior” Steve Lickliter, PBA50 player Gary Morgan and 2014 PBA Viper Open finalist Connor Pickford, 257-189. In the semifinal match, Book doubled in the 10th frame to shut out the Ferraro clan, 225-214.

The event drew 34 teams. All competition involved the Baker scoring format, with the leadoff bowler bowling the first, fourth, seventh and 10th frames; the No. 2 bowler bowling the second, fifth and eighth frames, and the No. 3 player bowling the third, sixth and ninth frames.

Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix posted a 5-7 match play record and a 24-game total of 5,999 pins Sunday to win his seventh career PBA Regional title in the PBA Sands Regency Tri Regions Open presented by Radical at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. Haugen, who earned $2,000, defeated Dennis Horan Jr. of Oakley, Calif., by 11 pins.

In the companion PBA50 Open, amateur Chip Aki of Grand Prairie, Texas went 15-1 and knocked down 7,497 total pins for 28 games to top Rory Peterson of Carmichael, Calif., by 495 pins. Aki is a non-member so he does not receive credit for a PBA title, but he wins $2,000.

Leading into the weekend doubleheader, Brett Cunningham of Clay, N.Y., defeated Don Cosper of Reno, 257-225, to win Friday’s Sands Regency Challenge presented by Radical. Challenge events are open to players who had never won a PBA title. By virtue of his win, Cunningham is now eligible to enter the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions in Indianapolis in February.

● Dean Billings of Rootstown, Ohio, defeated Dan Buchman of Maple Shade, N.J., 2-0, in a best-of-three-game match to win $1,500 and his first PBA Regional title in the McKinley Lanes Central/East Challenge in Niles, Ohio, Sunday.

With his first title, Billings also became eligible to enter the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions in February in Indianapolis. PBA Challenge events are open to PBA members who do not hold a PBA title or non-members who have never won a PBA event.

● Closing out the 2014 schedule over the Dec. 19-21 weekend will be the PBA/PBA50 Southwest Doubles Open presented by Bowling Dynamix at Emerald Bowl in Houston, Texas.

Regional activity in 2015 gets started over the Jan. 23-25 weekend when Legend Lanes in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, hosts the Don Vay Memorial Regular/PBA50 Central Doubles Classic presented by Ebonite.

The Feb. 6-8 weekend includes the Break Point Alley South Challenge, a non-champions event, in Tavares, Fla., while the Midwest and Central Regions will conduct a joint one-day PBA50 Allstate Midwest/Central Open at River Rand Lanes in Des Plaines, Ill.

There are no regionals scheduled for Feb. 13-15, but the Feb. 20-22 weekend includes the PBA50 Dave Edwards Toyota Southern Open presented by Ebonite at Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, S.C.; the PBA Lakewood Southwest Open at Holiday Bowling and Billiards in Lakewood, Colo.; the West Region’s Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship at Gold Country Lanes in Sutter Creek, Calif., and the Sunday-only Lynwood Midwest Challenge presented by Roto Grip, a non-champions event, at Lynwood Bowl in Lynwood, Ill.

Closing the February schedule will be the PBA50 Pensacola South Open at New Liberty Lanes in Pensacola, Fla.

For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area.

QUICK NOTES

Reminder: Each month MOTIV is giving away a bowling ball to someone who signs up for a new Xtra Frame subscription, either monthly ($7.99) or 12-month XF Season Ticket ($64.99). The ball-a-month promotion is a continuation of the MOTIV promotion which ran during the 2014 GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI when MOTIV gave away one bowling ball a day for the six days of WSOB competition.

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PBA Spare Shots: PBA Visited 130 Cities in 39 States During 2014 Season

by Bill Vint December 10, 2014 02:58

Over the course of the past 12 months, the PBA conducted tournaments for PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional and PBA Women’s Regional players in a total of 130 cities in 39 states.

As part of the PBA tournament program, PBA host proprietors conducted a total of 123 pro-am events, which allowed grassroots amateur league bowlers, from kids to seniors, an opportunity to bowl alongside some of the greatest players in the sport.

“Because dozens of progressive bowling center owners in all parts of the United States understand the importance of professional bowling as an inspiration to young people, the PBA continues to have a significant presence across the nation,” PBA Commissioner Tom Clark said. “Fans across the nation who attend PBA Regional and PBA50 Tour tournaments, as well as our traditional PBA Tour events, have incredible access to our established stars as well as the stars of the future, often at no cost whatsoever.

“The PBA has been the face of bowling for more than 50 years,” Clark added, “and we have every intention of continuing to provide an environment for young bowlers who want to pursue the dream of becoming a PBA champion.”

EXTENSIVE XTRA FRAME COVERAGE ON TAP FOR NEW YEAR

In addition to the return of PBA Tour competition to ESPN on Sundays throughout December, January and into the spring, the PBA will provide online viewers with an extensive schedule of programming on its online television channel, Xtra Frame, in the new year.

For a complete schedule of Xtra Frame events, visit: http://www.pba.com/Live/. In addition to live preliminary round coverage of the PBA Players Championship, Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, USBC Masters and 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, Xtra Frame will make its international debut, providing coverage of the DHC PBA Japan Invitational in January.

For Xtra Frame monthly or year-long XF Season Ticket subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

PBA REGIONAL SUMMARY: FOY BECOMES ELIGIBLE FOR PBA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Tim Foy Jr. of Seaford, Del., defeated Jonathan Sellers of Stratford, Conn., 213-184, to win the PBA Knob Hill/MJK Pro Shop Eastern Challenge at Knob Hill Country Lanes in Manalapan, N.J., on Saturday. PBA Challenge events are open to any member or non-member who has never won a PBA event.

Foy, who had bowled infrequently as a non-member prior to joining in 2013, had cashed in each event he entered this season and had made the finals in three of the last four events. Now a PBA member, Foy became eligible to enter the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions in Indianapolis in February as a PBA title winner. Foy earned $1,500 for the win while Sellers earned $1,000 as the runner-up.

Foy advanced to the finals by defeating Johnathan Bower of Middletown, Pa., 204-187, while Sellers defeated 2013 East Region Rookie of the Year Gary Haines of West Babylon, N.Y., 267-233, in the other semifinal round match. Bower and Haines earned $750 apiece.

● The Dec. 12-14 PBA Regional schedule includes the PBA Decker Appraisal Services Southern Baker Trios presented by Hammer at Wayne Lanes in Waynesboro, Va.; the PBA McKinley Lanes Central/East Challenge in Niles, Ohio, and the PBA and PBA50 Sands Regency Tri-Region Challenge plus Open presented by Radical at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

Closing out the year over the Dec. 19-21 weekend will be the PBA/PBA50 Southwest Doubles Open presented by Bowling Dynamix at Emerald Bowl in Houston, Texas.

For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area.

QUICK NOTES

Reminder: Each month MOTIV is giving away a bowling ball to someone who signs up for a new Xtra Frame subscription, either monthly ($7.99) or 12-month XF Season Ticket ($64.99). The ball-a-month promotion is a continuation of the MOTIV promotion which ran during the 2014 GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI when MOTIV gave away one bowling ball a day for the six days of WSOB competition.

● Reminder: the PBA returns to ESPN Sunday with the finals of the Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Challenge Mobile Game at 1 p.m. ET, the first in a series of GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI telecasts leading up to the two-hour live finals of the PBA World Championship on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m.

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Follow Your Favorite PBA Stars in the World Men’s Bowling Championships

by Bill Vint December 8, 2014 03:29

If your favorite PBA star is representing his country in the World Bowling World Men’s Bowling Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE, today through December 15, you’ll find a complete listing of daily performances on the Asian Bowling Federation’s official website: http://abf-online.org/results/2014/wmc2014-1.asp?Squad=Comb. Live scoring and up-to-date standings are available on World Bowling’s official website: http://www.worldbowling.org/events/championships/results/?id=34 And you can watch the action on bowl.com’s BowlTV: http://www.bowl.com/bowltv/.

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Entries Now Open for PBA Players Championship, Roth/Holman Doubles, 50th Barbasol PBA TOC

by Bill Vint December 5, 2014 06:59

CHICAGO – Entries are now open for three premier Professional Bowlers Association tournaments, including the PBA Players Championship and Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship in suburban Milwaukee Jan. 26-30, plus the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions in Indianapolis Feb. 10-15.

All three events are expected to sell out, so PBA members are encouraged to enter quickly.

The four-day visit to AMF Bowlero in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, will include qualifying and match play rounds for a maximum field of 120 players in the PBA Players Championship, Jan. 27-29, followed by 12 games of match play for the top 12 teams in the Roth/Holman Doubles Championship on Friday, Jan. 30 (doubles teams use qualifying scores bowled during the PBA Players Championship). The ESPN-televised finals in both events will be contested as part of the 50th PBA Tournament of Champions celebration on Feb. 14-15 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.

The entry fee for the PBA Players Championship is $500 and the entry fee for the Roth/Holman Doubles is also $500 per player. First prize in the Players Championship will be $25,000 (based on a full field of 120 entries) with 30 cashing positions. First prize in the PBA Doubles Championship will be $25,000 for the winning team (based on a maximum field of 48 entries) with 13 teams cashing.

The Milwaukee area events precede the United States Bowling Congress Masters, which will be held Feb. 2-8 at Ashwaubenon Bowl in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions will immediately follow the Masters, Feb. 10-15, at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.

The TOC will be open to a field of 132 PBA title winners. PBA members who have won a title in PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional or PBA Women’s Regional competition are eligible. The entry fee is $500; first prize will be $50,000. There will be 33 cashing spots.

Entries will be available to eligible PBA members on a first-come basis. In the event a tournament reaches capacity, players will be placed on a waiting list in order of the time entries were received. To enter, contact Bobby Jakel at bobby.jakel@pba.com or call 815-483-3032.

All of the preliminary rounds of all three events will be covered live on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

2015 PBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP/MARK ROTH-MARSHALL HOLMAN PBA DOUBLES SCHEDULE

AMF Bowlero Lanes, Wauwatosa, Wis., Jan. 26-30

Monday, Jan. 26

2 p.m. – Official practice session

Tuesday, Jan. 27

8 a.m. – Players Championship/PBA Doubles qualifying, 8 games

Wednesday, Jan. 28

8 a.m. – Players Championship/PBA Doubles qualifying, 4 games

Top 24 individuals advance to Players Championship match play and top 12 teams advance to PBA Doubles match play

1:30 p.m. – Top 24 Players Championship, 8 games round-robin match play

Thursday, Jan. 29

8 a.m. - Top 24 Players Championship, 8 games round-robin match play

1 p.m. - Top 24 Players Championship, 8 games round-robin match play

Top five after 36 games advance to ESPN stepladder finals at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis (finals air Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. ET)

Friday, Jan. 30

8 a.m. – Top 12 doubles teams, 6 games round-robin match play (Baker format)

1 p.m. - Top 12 doubles teams, 6 games round-robin match play (Baker format)

Top five doubles teams advance to ESPN stepladder finals at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis (finals air Sunday, March 1, at 1 p.m. ET)

BARBASOL PBA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS SCHEDULE

Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Feb. 10-15

(All times Eastern)

Tuesday, Feb. 10

1 p.m. – Official practice session

6 p.m. – PBA Hall of Fame ceremonies and dinner, Indianapolis Marriott North

Wednesday, Feb. 11

10 a.m. – 8 games qualifying, all players

5 p.m. – 8 games qualifying, all players

Thursday, Feb. 12

10 a.m. – 8 games qualifying, all players

Top 24 after 24 games advance to round-robin match play

5 p.m. – Top 24, 8 games round-robin match play

Friday, Feb. 13

10 a.m. – Top 24, 8 games round-robin match play

5 p.m. – Top 24, 8 games round-robin match play

Top five after 48 games advance to stepladder finals

Saturday, Feb. 14

9:30 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m. – Pro-Am squads

7 p.m. – PBA Players Championship stepladder finals (five players; finals air Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Feb. 15

1 p.m. – Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions stepladder finals (five players; ESPN, live)

4:30 p.m. – Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles championship stepladder finals (five teams, (finals air Sunday, March 1, at 1 p.m. ET)

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