With a pair of PBA Hall of Famers guiding them, the USA vs. The World team match will return to the 10th anniversary PBA World Series of Bowling as the fifth consecutive night of WSOB coverage on FOX Sports’ FS1 channel.
The team match will air on Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. EST from the historic Thunderbowl Lanes arena in Allen Park, Mich. It will be broadcast on FloBowling for international audiences at the same time it airs on FS1.
Back to manage the two-time defending champion USA team will be PBA Hall of Famer Marshall Holman. Under Holman’s guidance, the USA won the two most recent matches in 2016 and 2017.
The World will be managed for the first time by fellow PBA Hall of Famer and Venezuela native Amleto Monacelli, who bowled as a member of the international team when it won the first two matches in 2010 and 2013.
Players from the United States and the international contingent will qualify for their respective teams based on 30-game qualifying pinfall totals for the Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships held earlier in the WSOB.
The best-of-three-game Baker format team match will conclude FOX Sports’ WSOB coverage that will begin with live telecasts of the Cheetah Championship on Monday, March 18; Chameleon Championship on Tuesday, March 19; Scorpion Championship on Wednesday, March 20, and PBA World Championship on Thursday, March 21. All five shows will air at 8 p.m. Eastern.