Tickets now on sale for PBA World Championship, World Series of Bowling VII telecasts


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    National Bowling Stadium in Reno to host bowling extravaganza Dec. 7-19 to be highlighted by Rolltech PBA World Championship prime time finals on Dec. 17

    2015PBAWSOBVIILogo.jpg Tickets are now on sale for the live ESPN telecast of the Rolltech PBA World Championship Thursday, Dec. 17, the pinnacle event of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority at the National Bowling Stadium.

    The season's final major will mark the first live prime-time telecast of a PBA Tour event in 14 years when the stepladder finals get underway at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local time).

    For the World Championship, ESPN telecast tickets are $10 and $20. All tickets, which can be purchased in advance through the "tickets" link on or at the door, are general admission.

    From Dec. 7-19, Reno's National Bowling Stadium will be the center of the bowling universe as ESPN, PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame and the best players in the world converge for a series of the most unique and lucrative events in the sport.

    WSOB VII will again showcase the world's greatest players including the top stars from the PBA Tour who will compete for PBA titles across five diverse PBA lane oil patterns, highlighted by the main event, which is the World Championship.

    The focal point of the World Championship will be the player's ultimate test of versatility and endurance. The five players who qualify for the live stepladder finals on ESPN on Dec. 17 will survive a total of 66 games of qualifying and round-robin match play bowled on the PBA's Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and World Championship lane conditions.

    The international representation for the World Series has already tied a record for entries from 21 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela in addition to the United States. Anticipated entries from China will break the record.

    In addition to the World Championship, tickets are also on sale for the other World Series events, the Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championship finals on Friday, Dec. 18, as well as the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship and PBA Challenge shows (Saturday, Dec. 19).

    An all-weekend KingPin Club ticket for the animal pattern events, PBA Doubles Championship and PBA Challenge telecasts is available for $20. While tickets may be purchased at the door, it is suggested that fans order early to get the best seating. For the latest WSOB information click here.

    Admission for the World Series preliminary rounds including World Championship qualifying and match play rounds Dec. 7-16 is free.

    The National Bowling Stadium will also host a pro-am for Reno area grassroots youth, adult and senior bowlers on Sunday, Dec. 6 with squads at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The pro-am entry fee is $99. Additional details are available by calling the stadium at (800) 304-2695.


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    GEICO PBA WSOB VII ESPN Taping Schedule

    All times Pacific

    Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
    9 a.m., 3 p.m. – Pro-ams

    Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015
    (Tickets $10 and $20)
    4 p.m. – Rolltech PBA World Championship (live on ESPN)

    Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
    (Friday and Saturday taping tickets available through $20 weekend pass)
    1 p.m. - PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Mobile Challenge Game by Concrete Software
    (airs on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. ET)
    3:30 p.m. - PBA Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame
    (airs on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. ET)
    5:15 p.m. - PBA Chameleon Championship presented by
    (airs on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. ET)
    7 p.m. - PBA Scorpion Championship (airs on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. ET)

    Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
    Noon – Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship presented by Storm
    (airs on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. ET)
    3:30 p.m. - PBA Challenge Finals presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
    (airs on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. ET)