Today Is National Bowling Day!

Nixon really enjoyed bowling and wanted to get better. Old Andy gave him lessons at both the White House and Camp David. Nixon appointed Andy to the President's Council for Physical Fitness and Sports in 1970.

A bit overzealous

Originally tweeted by Tom Clark (@ClarkPBA) on August 8, 2020.

Originally tweeted by Andy Varipapa (@avaripapa) on August 9, 2020.

Bowling Centers across NY State are ready to reopen safely

Every business is trying their best to re-open during this very difficult time. The bowling centers across NY State have done a remarkable job preparing their centers for the new reality and are ready to reopen safely as soon as New York State gives their approval.

Keep ’em Rolling!

Bowling is Back: “Bowling is now a ‘dynamic, sexy’ sport:” PBA Tour CEO

Colie Edison, CEO of the Professional Bowlers Association was interviewed by Yahoo Finance on the marketing initiatives employed to grow the sport while still under Covid-19 restrictions.

Read the article here which includes a video interview with Colie on the outreach and expansion plans which includes creating a more diverse universe of athletes.

 

 

The PBA Returns with 5 Back-to-Back Action-Packed Days of LIVE Competition Starting on Saturday

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.