Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Professional Bowling Previews Next Season

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) World Series of 
Bowling returns for a third consecutive season, starting a new season of PBA 
competition that will culminate with the PBA Tournament of Champions in Las 
Vegas in April.

The new season will get underway with the multi-event PBA World Series of 
Bowling Nov. 4-20 at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas and it will end 
April 8-15 when the  PBA returns to Red Rock Lanes. In addition to PBA 
Regional, Senior, Women’s Series and National Tour title winners who are
eligible for the Tournament of Champions, PBA Tour event winners during 
the 2011-12 season will receive exemptions to advance directly into the 
36-player finals field for the 2012 event.

The 2011-12 season will also produce the most extensive online coverage of PBA 
Tour competition in history, with more than 250 hours of live coverage on’s Xtra Frame planned, including four new “Xtra Frame Tour” events. 
Additional details regarding television coverage, tournament formats and more 
will be announced soon.

Nov. 4-20 – Third annual PBA World Series of Bowling (Mark Roth Plastic Ball 
Championship, World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA, Viper Open, 
Scorpion Open, Chameleon Open, Carmen Salvino Classic, Earl Anthony Touring 
Players Championship, Earl Anthony Touring Players Baker Doubles Championship 
and PBA World Championship), South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas (Xtra Frame 
and ESPN).
Jan. 20-22 – PBA Xtra Frame Cheetah Open, Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley, Calif. 
(Xtra Frame).
Jan. 23-29 – United States Bowling Congress Masters, Sunset Station, Las Vegas 
(Xtra Frame and ESPN).
Feb. 3-5 – PBA Xtra Frame Shark Open, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. (Xtra 
Feb. 17-19 – PBA Xtra Frame Don Johnson Memorial Open, Sequoia Lanes, Columbus, 
Ohio (Xtra Frame).
Feb. 20-26 – U.S. Open, Brunswick Zone Carolier, North Brunswick, N.J. (Xtra 
Frame and ESPN).
March 30-April 1 – Xtra Frame Dick Weber PBA Playoffs, Woodland Bowl, 
Indianapolis (Xtra Frame).
April 8-15 – PBA Tournament of Champions, Red Rock Lanes, Las Vegas, Nev. (Xtra 
Frame and ESPN).

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