What may have been this year’s worst-kept secret in bowling has been confirmed: the ABC television network will air the championship round telecast of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tournament of Champions in early 2011.
The PBA on ABC was once synonymous with Saturday afternoons in living rooms across America. The 36-year-long institution ended with a tearful farewell from legendary sportscaster Chris Schenkel and long-time color analyst Nelson Burton Jr. in 1997.
The Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour announced its return to the familiar Saturday
afternoon spot after a 14-year absence. The finals of the record $1 million PBA
Tournament of Champions will air live Saturday, Jan. 22, on ABC at 2:30 p.m.
Eastern from Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas.