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December 29 2012 Bowling Newsletter


Here's the latest article from the Bowling site at BellaOnline.com.

Muscle Memory In Bowling
I'm sure you've heard the term, "muscle memory." In the sport of bowling, it's an important factor because not only will your performance be better but, you'll have done your good scoring "without having to think," literally.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179087.asp

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Jerry Schneider | PBA Media Relations
Professional Bowlers Association | 615 Second Avenue, Suite 680 |Seattle, WA 98104

Chameleon Finals Sunday on ESPN Takes on International Flavor and Marks the Return of Walter Ray Williams Jr. to a TV Final

Third PBA Tour event of 2012-13 season airs Sunday on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 24, 2012) – The stepladder finals of the third “animal pattern” PBA Tour event of the 2012-13 season from the South Point Hotel and Casino takes on an international flavor and features the return of Walter Ray Williams Jr. to a televised final.

In the opening match of the PBA Chameleon Championship, 2010-11 Rookie of the Year Scott Norton of Costa Mesa, Calif., takes on Fawaz Abdulla, the first bowler from the Middle East country of Bahrain ever to make a PBA finals telecast.

Norton made a memorable debut in the 2010 World Series of Bowling Chameleon Championship, qualifying as tournament leader in his first TV appearance and then stringing eight consecutive strikes on his way to a 256-181 win over Sean Rash for his first career title.

Abdulla went from 11th to fourth in the final qualifying round, slipping past PBA stars Tommy Jones and Norm Duke in the final game to take the last TV spot. Suffering from a chronic case of gout prior to the finals, Abdulla required an overnight hospital stay but recovered enough to make his first TV appearance. Abdulla is part of a seven-man Bahrain contingent coached by longtime international competitor and PBA member Tim Mack of Indianapolis.

The winner of the opening match will take on Williams in the semifinal. The PBA’s all-time leader in Tour wins with 47, is making his first TV appearance in more than a season. In 2011-12, for the first time in a record 26 seasons, the PBA Hall of Famer failed to make a TV show.

The winner of the semifinal match will then take on 2011-12 Player of the Year challenger and five-time Tour winner Jason Belmonte of Australia. Belmonte, who won three titles in last year’s WSOB, lost a close vote for Player of the Year honors to Sean Rash last season.

The next two Sundays after the Chameleon telecast will feature World Series of Bowling finals with 90-minute programs airing at 1 p.m. ET. The Bowlers Journal Scorpion Championship will air on Jan. 6, and the PBA World Championship on Jan. 13.

Each ESPN telecast will be preceded by a special pre-game show on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame<http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/>, and each will feature a post-game show on Xtra Frame with an interview with the tournament winner.

Three easy steps to enhance your PBA telecast experience:

1) Tune into pba.com’s Xtra Frame for free interviews with the finalists as they give their insight into strategy and equipment selection. All preview shows on Xtra Frame are available the Monday before each Sunday ESPN telecast at no cost.

2) Watch the Chameleon Championship ESPN finals Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

3) Tune into the post-event show at Sunday 2:30 p.m. ET. Xtra Frame’s post-tournament show interviews the winning player and provides in-depth ball rep analysis of the winner’s equipment selection and ball preparation.

Bowling fans can get additional Tour coverage on pba.com and provide their feedback on PBA Tour telecasts through PBA’s social networking platforms on Facebook and Twitter<http://twitter.com/pbatour/>

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is an organization of more than 3,200 of the best bowlers from 17 countries who compete in PBA Tour, PBA International Tour, PBA Regional and PBA50 Tour events. Nearly one million ESPN viewers watch PBA Tour on Sundays during the tour season and thousands around the world watch PBA activities on Xtra Frame, the PBA’s exclusive video streaming service. PBA sponsors include Alka Seltzer Plus, Bayer, Brunswick, Ebonite International, GEICO, Jack Link’s, MOTIV, Storm Products and the United States Bowling Congress, among others. For more information, log on to www.pba.com<http://www.pba.com>.

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Clyde Higa, Bowling Editor
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