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July 17 2010 Bowling Newsletter

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Develop A Sparing System
By "mastering," I mean that you would work with it, practice, and then, change it to fit your style of bowling. Believe me when I tell you that there are, literally, thousands of variations for each particular sparing system.

Jerry Schneider | PBA Media Relations
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Entries Now Accepted
For 2010 PBA World Series of Bowling In Las Vegas

SEATTLE, Wash. (July 14, 2010)—The PBA is now accepting entries for the 2010 PBA World Series of Bowling which kicks off the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season in October at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

For a $750 entry fee, bowlers are entered in six events including the PBA World Championship. In all, the 14-day extravaganza will award six PBA Tour titles and pay $635,000 in prize money. In previous seasons the entry fee alone for the PBA World Championship had been $500 for PBA members. There will be no Tour Qualifying Rounds or “World Series Trials.”

For John Cicero of Colorado Springs, Colo., a PBA member since 2008 who submitted the first World Series entry, the WSOB is a perfect opportunity to compete affordably at the sport’s highest level.

“Since becoming a PBA member it’s been a tremendous learning curve and now after competing on PBA conditions—mainly at the regional level—I feel I’m at the point where I have a reasonable chance to do well under Tour conditions,” said the 32-year-old Cicero. “To have all the (WSOB) tournaments in one location at one time makes it affordable for me to compete in several tournaments that I probably wouldn’t have been able to compete in otherwise.

“I bowled the Tour Trials last year and learned a lot from that experience even though I didn’t do that well. But, I’m looking forward to the challenge of bowling against these guys in Vegas.”

The WSOB, which is open exclusively to PBA, Japan PBA, Korean PBA and World Tenpin Bowling Association International (non-U.S.) members, begins Sunday, Oct. 24, and culminates with the taping of six television programs over two days Nov. 5-6. The shows will air on ESPN starting Sunday, Nov. 28.

Members can enter on-line by clicking on the members login link on PBA and then Tournaments/Enter New Tournament and select World Series as the region. An entry form may be downloaded by logging onto the membership site where the entry form is the very first link on the opening page. Entrants can also request an entry form from PBA at or by calling (206) 332-9688. Entries may be scanned and e-mailed back to PBA, faxed to (206) 332-9722 or mailed to the PBA office.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 25, and over a span of five consecutive days, WSOB players will bowl 12 games on the Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark patterns, respectively, with the top 16 from each daily event advancing to match play during the second week. The top 16 players in each animal pattern event also will earn prize money with the winner of each earning $15,000, a PBA Tour title and a berth in the Tournament of Champions.

The combined pinfall for 60 games across all animal pattern events will determine the standings for the PBA World Championship which will pay one in four based on 216 entries with a $2,000 low-to-cash. First prize in the World Championship will be $50,000. The PBA World Championship also will incorporate a unique television format where the top eight qualifiers will advance to a three-day television finale.

“We are building the PBA World Series of Bowling to be the ultimate destination event for our entire
membership,” said PBA COO and Deputy Commissioner Tom Clark. “Multiple titles are up for grabs, a huge overall prize fund, nine nationally-televised shows, affordable entry fee and accommodations and all in one city for a short amount of time.

“There are no TQRs, just one even playing field with wall-to-wall competitive bowling at the highest level. If you are a PBA member, this is the bowling trip you cannot miss. If you aren’t a member but believe in your game, the chance to compete in the WSOB is your reason to join the PBA.”

The WSOB host hotel South Point is offering a special $49 plus tax ($78 plus tax weekend) member room rate for the World Series. For room reservations and more information about South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center, visit

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is an organization of more than 3,800 of the best bowlers from 13 countries who compete in Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour, Regional and Senior Tour events. Nearly one million ESPN viewers watch PBA Tour on Sundays during the tour season and thousands watch PBA activities online by using PBA’s video streaming service, Xtra Frame. PBA sponsors include Barbasol, Bayer, Brunswick, Etonic, Flomax, GEICO, Go RVing, H&R Block, Lumber Liquidators, One A Day Men’s 50+ Multivitamin, Pepsi-Cola and the USBC, among others. For more information, log on to PBA

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