Bowling fans will have one more chance in 2018 to see their favorite stars compete as a new era in professional bowling is ushered in this weekend.
The PBA Clash, which features eight of the biggest stars on the PBA Tour, will be broadcast for international viewers on FloBowling at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday. The audience in the United States can watch the show on FOX at either 2:30 p.m. ET or 4:30 p.m. ET depending on the market. All audiences can watch the archive of the event on FloBowling seven days after it is broadcast.
Taped at the Kegel Training Center on Dec. 10, the PBA Clash marks the first broadcast of the PBA’s new deal with FOX Sports and features the top eight players on the 2018 PBA Tour earnings list.
Jason Belmonte, Anthony Simonsen, Andrew Anderson, EJ Tackett, Dom Barrett, Stuart Williams, Marshall Kent and Jakob Butturff all appear on the show.
The broadcast starts with all eight players being introduced with video profiles and bowling a full 10th frame. The player with the lowest score is eliminated. After that, the competition switches to one-shot rounds with the lowest score knocked out until the field is down to two players.
The final two players bowl a full game to determine the winner of the PBA Clash, which had a top prize of $25,000.
For viewers watching on FOX, the PBA reports a few stations have exercised their options to pre-empt Sunday’s PBA Clash telecast from its regularly-scheduled time (depending on your home market) and will air the show at a different time.
A handful of the 210 markets with FOX stations have elected to re-schedule the telecast. Included are: Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Green Bay, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Tampa. Fans in those markets should check their local listings for the re-scheduled air time on FOX and also check their FS1 and FS2 channels for PBA Clash air times.
The 2019 PBA Tour season begins Jan. 3 with the PBA Hall of Fame Classic in Arlington, Texas, and FloBowling will have live coverage of all rounds leading up to the finals.