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New Dick Weber PBA Playoffs to Finalize 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour Season

The Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour will reward 180 PBA exempt players and PBA Regional competitors for their performances during the 2010-11 season with seeded positions into a new end-of-season Dick Weber PBA Playoffs, scheduled for March 8-13 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.

    The inaugural PBA Playoffs will feature five preliminary elimination rounds leading up to three “television elimination round” shows which will narrow the field to six players for the final telecast of the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season on Sunday, April 17, when the PBA Playoffs championship will be decided.

    “The PBA staff, players, news media and other interested parties have talked a great deal over the past two or three years about the need for a special event to conclude our national tour season,” said PBA CEO and Commissioner Fred Schreyer. “After a great deal of discussion, we arrived at the PBA Playoffs concept. We think it’s going to become one of the most exciting and most anticipated events on tour.”

    The PBA Playoffs, borrowing a chapter from end-of-season championship playoff series in virtually every other sport, will provide a showdown for 108 of the nation’s top regional players along with 72 players from the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour. The more points each player earns during the season in Regional or PBA Tour competition will determine his/her seeding position at Playoffs time.

    The new PBA Playoffs format will include six unique elimination “pods.” Each pod will feature 18 top PBA Regional players based upon competition points accumulated between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2010. The PBA’s East, South, Central, Southwest, Midwest and combined West/Northwest each will be assigned to a pod.

    Each Regional pod also will include 72 PBA Tour players (12 per pod) seeded based upon their 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour competition points rankings. The higher-ranking Tour players will earn bye rounds based upon their standings on the points list. The seeding of PBA Tour players into the pods will be based exclusively on points, and will have no bearing on the region where they live. The seeded Tour players will be assigned to pods by random drawing at a later date.

    The Dick Weber PBA Playoffs is named in honor of the PBA legend who was born and raised in Indianapolis.

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