This is it sports fans, prime time bowling season. Leagues are heating up. Local, state and national tournaments are right around the corner. Stock up on your Pepsi and Budweiser products, open up a bag of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky and invite your friends to follow the action on the PBA Tour.
PBA Tour action through the end of February is fast, furious and LIVE!
The 2011-12 PBA Tour moves East with the second of four Xtra Frame Tour stops at the Ricart Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 at Sequoia Pro Bowl in Columbus, Ohio. On the line Feb. 18-19, a $10,000 first prize, a PBA Tour title and an automatic berth into the Round of 36 at the 2012 PBA Tournament of Champions for the winner.
Watch ALL qualifying, match play and the stepladder finals LIVE on www.xtraframe.tv starting Saturday. Follow the scores at www.pba.com, talk about the action on PBA Facebook and Twitter and in person with all of your bowling friends and fellow fans.
The action at Sequoia Pro Bowl gets underway with a LIVE FREE Xtra Frame preview Thursday Feb. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Join Mike J. Laneside, “The Bowling Guy” Jason Thomas and The Powerhouse Jackie Bowling for LIVE coverage of the fourth annual Carni-Bowl fundraising event benefiting juvenile diabetes and Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus.
Visit the PBA Facebook Fan Page, or follow the PBA on Twitter this week for a link to the FREE LIVE preview show. The festivities will include trick shots by PBA pros, player interviews and a preview of the Ricart Ford Open presented by Columbia 300.
Scheduled to participate in the Carni-Bowl fundraiser will be Chris Barnes, Jason Couch, Parker Bohn III, Rhino Page, Ryan Shafer, Brian Kretzer, Ronnie Russell, Chris Loschetter, Tom Smallwood, Tom Hess, Mike DeVaney and Dick Allen.
Thursday’s LIVE Carni-Brawl will pit up to 18 players in a succession of one-ball rolloffs, who will survive? Watch it LIVE on the Xtra Frame FREE preview, then subscribe to your online Bowling Channel for LIVE coverage of the Ricart Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 Saturday and Sunday.
The Xtra Frame Ricart Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 will be webcast LIVE in its entirety on pba.com’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame, including Saturday’s qualifying rounds and Sunday’s match play competition. Saturday’s schedule includes nine-game qualifying rounds for Squads A and B at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET, with the top 24 qualifiers advancing to modified round-robin match play Sunday.
Sunday’s live coverage on Xtra Frame will include modified round-robin match play sessions at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with the top four advancing to the live stepladder finals at 6 p.m. ET. After the match play rounds, switch over to ESPN for PBA World Series of Bowling action from South Point for the PBA Scorpion Open. Patrick Allen, Dave Wodka, Sean Rash and England’s “Dominator” Dom Barrett do battle for a pattern championship title in the eliminator format.
Come on back to the online Bowling Channel Sunday at 6 p.m. ET for LIVE coverage of the stepladder finals of the Ricart Ford Open presented by Columbia 300. True PBA Tour doubleheader action on Sunday.
After Xtra Frame crowns its second champion LIVE on Sunday evening, the action moves to the 69th U.S. Open Feb. 20-26 at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J. Exclusive LIVE coverage on Xtra Frame covers qualifying for the entire field Feb. 21-23 with the traditional 24 games of round-robin match play Feb. 24-25. Watch the exciting LIVE conclusion to the 2011-12 PBA Tour season’s third major LIVE on ESPN Sunday Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. ET.
PBA Tour LIVE on Xtra Frame and ESPN. I like it.