SEATTLE (Feb. 26, 2014) – The Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling VI will return to South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas Oct. 24-Nov. 2, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today.
The PBA World Series, which originated in 2009 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., as a multi-event international showcase of bowling talent, will again feature four exclusive PBA “animal pattern” championships – the Cheetah, Viper, Scorpion and Chameleon Championships – which also will serve as qualifying events for the 2014 season’s third major championship, the PBA World Championship.
Since its inception, the PBA World Series has welcomed bowlers from 31 different countries, including representation by a record 21 different nations in 2013. The PBA has received communications that China may send its first players in 2014.
Defending 2013 champions are Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, Cheetah Championship; Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, Viper Championship; Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., Chameleon Championship; Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., Scorpion Championship, and Dom Barrett, England, PBA World Championship.
Additional events associated with the World Series will be announced at a later time.
Bowling fans around the world will again be able to follow WSOB qualifying and match play competition through live coverage on PBA’s exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. All WSOB VI finals will be televised by ESPN.