The event features a pair of PBA Tour title events – the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open and the five-player PBA Team Challenge. Both events will be covered live from start-to-finish by Xtra Frame.
The PBA Fall Classic presented by South Point Bowling Plaza includes:
PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open, Oct. 28-30 – A singles event awarding a PBA Tour title and a guaranteed $10,000 first prize. The field is limited to 120 entries. One in three will cash.
PBA Team Challenge, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – First prize for the winning team will be $30,000 along with PBA Tour titles for team members who are PBA members. The field is limited to 30 teams. One in three teams will cash.
Schedule details are available here. Select the appropriate event for the entry form or contact PBA Membership Services Manager Mary von Krueger (email: [email protected]; phone: 206-322-9688; fax: 850-564-1717).
Entries for the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII, set for Nov. 27-Dec. 11 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, will open on Monday, July 18.
Entries for all remaining PBA50 Tour events, including the multi-event PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm July 18-23 in Welch, Minn., also may be submitted through PBA Membership Services Manager Mary von Krueger.
Xtra Frame’s live coverage of the Teen Masters‘ boys’ and girls’ championships from Sawgrass Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., concludes Friday, followed immediately by the preliminary rounds of the PWBA Rochester Open from AMF Gates Lanes in Rochester, N.Y., Friday and Saturday.
PBA50 Tour competition returns to Xtra Frame with start-to-finish coverage of the multi-event PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm July 18-23. PBA Tour coverage returns with the PBA-PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles July 29-31.
Fresh off winning his first PBA Tour title in the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open, Jakob Butturff (left) of Chandler, Ariz., posted an 8-4 match play record and a 20-game total of 5,042 pins Sunday to win his fourth QubicaAMF PBA Regional title in the FlipSide Awesome Bowling Classic at FlipSide Lanes in Gilbert, Ariz.
Butturff, who earned $2,500, defeated Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix by 119 pins for the title. Haugen, who finished second to PJ Haggerty in the PBA Battle of Black Oak Casino West Open a week earlier, had a 9-3 match play record and 4,923 pins for 20 games including match play bonus pins.
Dick Allen (right) of Columbia, S.C., and Carl Breaman of Greer, S.C., defeated the team of John Furey of Freehold, N.J., and Sam Maccarone of Blackwood, N.J., 427-403, to repeat their 2013 win in the QubicaAMF PBA South Region’s AMF Fredericksburg Over/Under Doubles presented by Radical at AMF Fredericksburg (Va.) Lanes Sunday.
The title was Breaman’s second as a PBA member and Allen’s 18th in PBA Regional competition. Each earned $2,000. Breaman had previously won a PBA South Region tournament in 1999, but didn’t earn a title because he was a non-member at the time.
Over the July 8-10 weekend, QubicaAMF PBA Regional events include the PBA Wine Country West/Northwest Open presented by Roto Grip at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park, Calif.; the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Track at 30 Strikes in Stratford, N.J.; the PBA Grand Hotel, Casino & Resort Southwest Open at Firelake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla.; the PBA Crystal Automotive Spring Hill South Open presented by Track at Spring Hill Lanes in Spring Hill, Fla., and the PBA Chuck’s Boots Midwest Open presented by Krey Distributing and 590 The Fan at St Charles Lanes in St. Charles, Mo.
On the QubicaAMF PBA Regional schedule for the July 15-17 weekend are the PBA Boss Snow Plows Central Open at PinHeads Bowling Center in Fishers, Ind.; the PBA/PBA50 Sands Regency West/Northwest Doubles presented by MOTIV at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, and the PBA Glo Bowl Midwest Open in Marengo, Ill.
July’s QubicaAMF PBA Regional competition continues over the July 22-24 weekend with the PBA Angola Central/Midwest Open presented by Roto Grip at Angola Bowl in Angola, Ind., and the PBA Fort Sill Southwest Open presented by DV8 at Twin Oaks Bowling in Fort Sill, Okla.
Closing the July schedule will be the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, presented by Xtra Frame, at Bowl on Bellaire (formerly Palace Lanes) in Houston, Texas. The tournament affectionately called the “Luci” in honor of the late Luci Bonneau, who died of breast cancer, begins on Friday, July 28, and concludes on Sunday, July 31. All rounds will be covered live on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame, and both PBA and PWBA Tour titles will be awarded if the respective players are members.
Other QubicaAMF PBA Regional events scheduled for the July 29-31 weekend include the PBA Romeo Chevrolet-GMC-Buick Open presented by Ebonite at Patel’s Kingston Lanes in Kingston, N.Y.; the PBA and PBA50 Boise West and Northwest Opens presented by Ebonite at 20th Century Lanes in Boise, Idaho; the PBA50 Beverly Lanes Midwest/Central Open in Arlington Heights, Ill.; the PBA50 Sparetimes Hampton South Open at Sparetimes Bowling Center in Hampton, Va., and the PBA Greater Marion Central Open at BlueFusion Fun Center in Marion, Ohio.
For complete QubicaAMF PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, click here to find the event(s) in your area.
Mookie Betts‘ bowling fan club can’t do anything except grow after his selection to the starting outfield for the American League in next week’s All-Star Games in San Diego.
Betts, the Boston Red Sox right fielder who made his debut in PBA competition during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII in Reno last December, has been the American League’s best leadoff hitter throughout the first half of the major league baseball season, hitting .298 with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs, which is tied for fifth best in the American League. And as an fyi, Betts is planning to return to the PBA WSOB VIII in Reno this winter.
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