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PBA legend Marshall Holman joins Xtra Frame broadcast booth for GEICO PBA WSOB VI

2014PBAMarshallHolman_small.jpg PBA legend Marshall Holman (pictured) will return to the broadcast booth when he joins the Xtra Frame coverage team for the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI as color commentator, PBA Vice President of Media Dave Schroeder announced today. The PBA Hall of Famer and 22-time PBA Tour titlist will join Xtra Frame and ESPN play-by-play announcer Mike Jakubowski in the broadcast booth for live coverage Oct. 25-28 at the South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

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"Action" Jackson to take on Chris Barnes in winner-take-all duel at WSOB VI

Top teaching pro Mark Baker's "Tips" to be featured on Xtra Frame; Johnny Petraglia featured in VFW Magazine article; Danny Wiseman Youth Tournament awards $21,000 in scholarships; European PBA stars top Americans to win 15th Weber Cup; West, Northwest WSOB VI representatives decided

2010PBAWestJTJackson_small.jpg2014PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpgJT "Action" Jackson (l.), who earned his nickname by bowling "action" with his comedian friends in Los Angeles, has challenged 17-time PBA Tour champion Chris Barnes (r.) of Double Oak, Texas, to a one-game, All-In Showdown match that will be webcast live on PBA's Xtra Frame online bowling channel on Friday, Oct. 24, from South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Each player will put up $5,000 and they will bowl for a $10,000 winner-take-all prize.

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GEICO PBA World of Series of Bowling VI kicks off with PBA Challenge Qualifiers

Stars of PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional and PBA Women's Regional Tours to be showcased on Xtra Frame and ESPN

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgThe GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI gets underway Friday, October 24 with live Xtra Frame coverage of the PBA Challenge presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame qualifying rounds. The PBA will conduct eight-player, eight-game round-robin match play qualifiers for the PBA50 Tour, PBA Regional and PBA Women's Regional Tours to determine two finalists in each group who will advance to the PBA Challenge Finals on November 2 in the new South Point Bowling Plaza.

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PBA awards IBMHOF Presenting Sponsorship of WSOB VI PBA Challenge telecast

PBAEst1958_small.jpg2014IBMHOFLogo_small.jpg The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will be presenting sponsor of the PBA Challenge telecast on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 18, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark has announced. The presenting sponsorship was awarded by the PBA to create awareness for the IBMHOF, which is located in Arlington, Texas.

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Applications being accepted for Tony Reyes Community Service award

Players to promote BVL during GEICO World Series of Bowling telecasts; Dave Schroeder promoted to PBA Vice President-Media; Liz Johnson, Amanda Greene lock up PBA Women's Regional berths

2013TonyReyesCommunityServiceAward_small.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Tony Reyes Community Service award, named in honor of the late PBA Tour player in recognition of his service to the bowling community. The award will be presented to a PBA member in good standing, based upon the extraordinary community service, charitable and/or educational contributions the nominee has made during the 2014 calendar year.

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New "Xtra Frame Season Ticket" offers front row seat to 2015 PBA Season

Special offer provides up to 15 months of online video-streaming for price of 12 plus free PBA Yearbook


The Professional Bowlers Association's exclusive online video-streaming service, Xtra Frame, is now offering PBA fans around the world a front row seat to an expanded 2015 season through a new Xtra Frame Season Ticket which will provide subscribers with up to 15 months of access for the price of 12 months, plus a copy of the new 2015 PBA Yearbook. Everyone who enrolls in the XF Season Ticket program by no later November 30 will receive access to Xtra Frame through December 31, 2015.

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PBA, Bowlmor AMF sign entitlement partnership agreement

Bowlmor AMF to become Official Partner of PBA, host of Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational


The Professional Bowlers Association and Bowlmor AMF, the world's largest operator of bowling centers, have entered into an entitlement partnership agreement that will make Bowlmor AMF an official partner of the PBA and official host of the 2015 Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by AMF on Jan. 8 at AMF Bowl-O-Drome Lanes in Torrance, California. The agreement was announced today by PBA Commissioner Tom Clark and Bowlmor AMF CEO Tom Shannon.

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Battles for PBA regional, women's regional finals berths almost over

MOTIV to give away free bowling balls in PBA Xtra Frame, WSOB promotions; Mike Bailey spoils Tyler Jensen's back-to-back bid

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgThe battles for eight PBA Regional, eight PBA Women's Regional and eight PBA50 Tour berths in the PBA World Series of Bowling VI is almost over with the Sunday, Oct. 12, qualifying deadline rapidly approaching. In each case, eight players will earn paid entries into the World Series and they will compete in eight-game round-robin match play events on Friday, Oct. 24, at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas to determine the top two individuals who will advance to the new PBA Challenge Finals.

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Promotions enhance TV finals experience for fans attending GEICO PBA WSOB VI

Best promotion of all is free admission for all ESPN tapings; tickets are available on a first-come basis

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgFans attending the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling ESPN TV Finals tapings Nov. 1-2 at the new South Point Bowling Stadium in Las Vegas will be able to take advantage of several promotions to enhance their spectator experience. Probably the best promotion of all is free admission for all ESPN tapings. Bowling fans can witness more than 8 hours of competition featuring the best bowlers in the world. Tickets are available on a first-come basis.

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Pete Weber makes surprise appearance on ESPN'S SportsNation

Xtra Frame to cover 2015 Teen Masters, Collegiate Masters; E.J. Tackett wins fourth regional title in Ohio


PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, visiting Los Angeles to "star" in an upcoming ESPN "This is Sports Center" commercial, was also invited to make a surprise appearance on ESPN's SportsNation where he participated with hosts Michelle Beadle, Marcellus Wiley and Max Kellerman in a fan-interactive game called "That's how I roll…" The almost nine-minute segment closed with fans voting Weber's enthusiastic reaction at the U.S. Open "Who do you think you are?" as best "meltdown".

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PBA Network launch provides PBA access to bowling fans around the world

Diversity of events, programs, media outlets combined under one umbrella

2014PBANetworkLogo_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association has announced the launch of the PBA Network, a multi-platform media umbrella built for fans and highlighted by televised and digital event coverage of the best players in the world competing for the most coveted titles in the sport. Through the PBA Network, fans will have unprecedented access to the PBA including wall-to-wall coverage of an expanded schedule of live events, player interaction, mobile gaming, original programming, archived events and immediate news updates anytime.

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Fellow players elect Chris Keane as 2014 PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner

2014PBA50ChrisKeane_small.jpg Veteran PBA50 Tour player Chris Keane (pictured) of Cape Coral, Florida has been selected as the Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner for the 2014 PBA50 Tour season in voting by his fellow competitors. Keane, 56, has been competing on the PBA50 Tour for four seasons. He has a career-high finish of 12th which came in the 2012 PBA50 Northern California Classic and had three top-20 finishes in 2014, including a best of 14th which also came in the Northern California Classic.

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Mother's passing inspires DJ Archer's near-perfect 878 series

Shawn Maldonado, Steven Taylor, Jeff Zaffino and Ryogo Tsurumi win PBA Regional events

2014PBADJArcher_small.jpgPBA Tour player DJ Archer (pictured) of Mineral Wells, Texas, turned an occasion of sorrow into a moment of inspiration on the day of his mother's death, bowling the highest three-game series of his life. After learning that his mother Sharon, 59, passed away Monday morning in Baton Rouge, La., after a lengthy battle with cardiac issues, Archer found the strength to go ahead and bowl in his regularly-scheduled league that evening because, he said, that's what his mother would have wanted him to do.

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29 PBA Tour titles will be at stake during 2015 season

Three majors, new Xtra Frame events, doubles tournaments, expanded international series on tap

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgAn expanded schedule of tournament activity is on tap for the Professional Bowlers Association for calendar year 2015, including three major championships, six Xtra Frame tournaments, three doubles events and nine PBA International-World Bowling Tour tournaments among 29 PBA Tour title events. The comprehensive schedule of PBA events will include 22 PBA television programs on ESPN and the CBS Sports Network, plus live online coverage of more than 40 events by PBA's Xtra Frame online broadcast crew, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today.

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Tickets now available for GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI TV finals

"Next Level Bowling" helps raise more than $50,000 for Folds of Honor; PBA women stars seek U.S. berth in Pan American Games; Wes Malott wins inaugural Southwest Invitational

2014PBAGEICOWSOBVILogo_small.jpgTickets for ESPN telecasts of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI Nov. 1-2 and the live telecast of the PBA World Championship Finals Jan. 11 are now available. The premier showcase of international professional bowling competition will include the four-player stepladder finals of four traditional PBA "animal lane condition pattern"; a new PBA Challenge telecast and the WBT Men's and Women's Finals presented by the PBA, and the live PBA World Championship finals.

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2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour hits the home stretch

201112PBALogo_small.jpg The 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Tour consists of 12 events of the 2014 World Bowling Tour, which count as PBA international titles if won by a PBA member, as well as 11 PBA National Tour events in the United States. Following the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas is the 28th Round 1 Japan Cup in Tokyo, Japan. The 2014 PBA Tour concludes with the first three events of the 2015 World Bowling Tour in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

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New DHC PBA Japan Invitational adds to PBA World Series' international impact

Top PBA World Championship qualifiers in Las Vegas to earn berths in January tournament

2014PBAJapanLogo_small.jpgThe PBA World Series of Bowling VI, along with its new relationships with the bowling community in Japan, have combined to create a new PBA DHC Japan Invitational tournament in January that will be an important event in the international bowling community that also will kick off the PBA's 2015 Tour schedule. The DHC Invitational will take place Jan. 15-18 at Tokyo Port Bowl in Japan, and will feature a series of pro-am and exhibition matches in addition to the main event.

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Milwaukee to host PBA Players Championship, Roth/Holman Doubles events

World's top bowlers to compete in preliminary rounds prior to USBC Masters, 50th PBA Tournament of Champions

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgThe world's best bowlers will return to Milwaukee in late January to compete in the preliminary rounds of two Professional Bowlers Association championship tournaments – the PBA Players Championship and the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship – leading into a mega-television weekend in Indianapolis as part of the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

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30 PBA players heading to Tokyo in November for 28th Round1 Japan Cup

PBA Regional Summary: Pappas, Morgan, Jones win in the South; Special room rate offered for PBA World Series of Bowling VI

201213PBA23YuyaKatoh3_small.jpgA field of 30 PBA players, including 16 points qualifiers, four sponsor selections and 10 players who plan to bowl in the "pre-tournament qualifier" on Wednesday, November 12, are heading to Tokyo to participate in the 28th Round1 Japan Cup at Minami Suna Round1 Bowling Center November 10-15. Japan's Yuya Katoh (pictured) is the defending champion. He is the third Japanese player ever to win the Japan Cup and the first to do so since 1988.

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PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game to sponsor PBA Cheetah Championship

Concrete Software's popular mobile device game continues to attract millions of users

2013PBABowlingChallengeBanner_small.jpgPBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game has been named presenting sponsor of the 2014 PBA Cheetah Championship, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today. The PBA Cheetah Championship will be the first of four animal pattern championships conducted during PBA World Series of Bowling VI at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The four-player stepladder finals will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 1, for telecast on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. ET.

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