Veteran PBA Central Region competitor Jeff Roche of Dearborn, MI; fifth-year PBA Tour competitor Jason Sterner of McDonough, GA, and Bahrain’s Fawaz Abdulla will make their ESPN television debuts in WSOB IV. Roche qualified No. 2 for the Alka Seltzer Plus Cold Cheetah Championship finals. Abdulla will be the first Middle East player to appear on national television in the U.S. as the No. 4 qualifier in the Chameleon Championship. Sterner is the No. 3 qualifier in the Bowlers Journal Scorpion Championship field.
Those three, along with Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio (Cheetah) and Tom Daugherty of Wesley Chapel, FL. (Scorpion), are trying for their first PBA Tour title.