As I referenced in my last post Professional Bowling is returning to the airwaves with some creative events for the viewing public during these times that prohibit fans.
Here is what’s happening this weekend, July 18-19 as posted on the PBA.com website.
New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association returns to the lanes this weekend as the world’s best bowlers compete in two special events live from Bowlero Jupiter in Jupiter, FL. – the 2020 PBA Tour Finals on CBS Sports Network and the six-part PBA King of the Lanes series on Fox Sports’ FS1.
First up is the PBA Tour Finals, where eight of the tour’s top performers, based on competition points earned over a two-year-span, will take to the lanes on July 18 and July 19 to compete for a Go Bowling PBA Tour national title, the first since March.
All eyes will be on defending champion E.J. Tackett, as he looks to take home his first title of the 2020 season. Points leader Jason Belmonte will be missing as he’s unable to participate due to COVID-19 travel restrictions from Australia. In his place will be Hall of Famer Norm Duke, as the 9th place finisher in points. Anthony Simonsen, Bill O’Neill, Sean Rash, Jakob Butturff, Kris Prather, and Kyle Troup are also set to compete.
CBS Sports Network will present nine total hours of coverage over the weekend. Starting with two back-to-back live shows on Saturday, July 18 starting at 12 PM ET, followed by five consecutive hours of coverage on Sunday, July 19 beginning at 12 PM ET. International fans can watch live on FloBowling.com.
Saturday, July 18
- 12 PM ET – Qualifying Group 1: Simonsen, Rash, Butturff, Duke
- 2 PM ET – Qualifying Group 2: Tackett, O’Neill, Prather, Troup
Sunday, July 19
- 12 PM ET – Stepladder Finals Group 1
- 2PM ET – Stepladder Finals Group 2
- 4 PM ET – Championship Match
For more information on upcoming events click the PBA news page here.