PBA Tour Announces Its 2011-2012 Schedule
The Professional Bowlers Association 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 Tournament of Champions 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 pba.com’s Xtra Frame planned, including four new “Xtra Frame Tour” events. Additional details regarding television coverage, tournament formats and more will be announced soon.2011-12 PBA TOUR SCHEDULENov. 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 Frame)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).by Bill Vint