Six Flags Ready for PBA

by PBA Editor June 13, 2007 19:00

Crews have been hard at work preparing for the PBA’s first outdoor event since 2001 as Six Flags St. Louis plays host to the GEICO® PBA All-Star Shootout Hosted by Six Flags in Eureka, Mo.



A 111-foot platform has been constructed in the parking lot in front of Six Flags. The installation of the 11,000 pound structure – including the weight of the lanes, pinsetters – took 30 hours and finished just in time for last night’s 5 p.m. practice session.



Because the parking lot is slightly sloped - the difference in level from side to side varies from 3-6 inches as you go down lane and the difference in level from the back of the settee to the pin deck is 38 inches - a platform was built to level out the lanes.



Competition begins Thursday morning with round robin match play getting underway at 11 a.m. CST. The eight teams are split into two groups of four teams, with each team facing the other team in its group once. Round robin continues Friday morning, after which the top team in each group will advance to the championship round Friday evening. The two teams will split for the finals for two singles matches followed by a doubles match. One point will be awarded for each singles win while two points will be awarded for the doubles win. In the event of a tie, a one-ball sudden death roll-off will take place.



The first telecast of the GEICO PBA All-Star Shootout Hosted by Six Flags will air Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m. ET with two matches. Results will not be released until the completion of each match.



Below are some photos of the construction from the past three days.



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