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September 25 2010 Bowling Newsletter

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Physical Or Mental Practice?
Some of my peers advocate teaching it from the very beginning while others say physical first, then, mental when the student is ready - my opinion sided with the latter based on my coaching experiences.

Bill Vint | PBA Media Relations
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PBA’S 2010 World Series of Bowling Closing in on Sellout
Fewer than 60 spots still available for season-opener at South Point in Las Vegas

SEATTLE, Wash. (Sept. 24, 2010) – With only a month to go before the start of the 2010-11 PBA Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season, the Professional Bowlers Association is expecting a capacity field of 256 entries for the season-opening PBA World Series of Bowling at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

As of Sept. 24, fewer than 60 spots remained available to PBA and international players hoping to bowl in the World Series, which gets underway on Oct. 25 and concludes on Nov. 6. The World Series will include five “animal pattern” events – Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark Championships – which also will serve as the qualifying competition for the 2011 PBA World Championship, and a special U.S.A. vs. The World competition.

A one-time $750 entry fee covers the entire World Series. In addition, PBA members are being offered special room discounts for the duration of the event at South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center. Entry information can be found on the PBA website.

Included among the entries are competitors from 14 different international federations, including WTBA World Men’s Championships doubles partners Mathis Arup and Martin Paulsson of Sweden, who won the only gold medal at the recent championships not claimed by Team USA’s lineup of Lumber Liquidators PBA stars Bill O’Neill, Rhino Page, Patrick Allen, Chris Barnes, Wes Malott and Tommy Jones.

In addition to the United States and Sweden, players are entered representing Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Japan, Norway, Puerto Rico, South Korea and Venezuela.

Beginning on Monday, Oct. 25, and over a span of five consecutive days, all players will bowl 12 games on the Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark patterns, respectively. The combined pinfall for those 60 games will determine the standings for the PBA World Championship. The PBA World Championship will pay one-in-four with last-to-cash (64th place) paying $1,800 based on a capacity field of 256 players.

In addition to the overall PBA World Championship standings, the top 16 qualifiers on each daily animal pattern will advance to nine-game round-robin match play finals which will be held the following week. All 16 will cash with a $1,800 low-to-cash prize in addition to whatever they may earn based on their PBA World Championship finishing position. After 21 games on each animal pattern, the top five will advance to the stepladder finals which will be taped on Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6, for taped-delayed broadcast on ESPN. First prize for each animal pattern championship will be $15,000 and each winner will be credited with a PBA Tour title.

The “USA vs. The World” special event will pit the top six United States bowlers after 60 qualifying games against the top six international players in the made-for-TV team competition which will be taped on Nov. 6.

The animal pattern championships and the “USA vs. The World” will air on ESPN on Sundays at 1 p.m. Eastern, starting Nov. 28.

The PBA World Championship finals will kick off the PBA’s season of live telecasts, but with another twist. Instead of five players, the top eight World Series qualifiers will return to South Point for a three-day television finale on Jan. 14, 15 and 16. The winner will earn $50,000 along with a major title.

The entire World Series will be covered live on’s Xtra Frame video streaming service. For a subscription to Xtra Frame, visit and click on the Xtra Frame logo.

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is an organization of more than 3,700 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 Bayer, Brunswick, GEICO, Go RVing, Lumber Liquidators, One A Day Men’s 50+ Multivitamin, Pepsi-Cola and the United States Bowling Congress, among others. For more information, log on to the PBA website.

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