PBA50 Tour Will Have Four-Title World Series In August

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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the PBA50 Tour schedule this season but all will not be lost as the PBA announced Wednesday the Florida Blue Medicare PBA50 World Series of Bowling will take place in August.

The four-title mega event will take place at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Florida, from Aug. 8-15 and will feature a maximum field of 192 players. The PBA reported the total prize pool for the week is expected to be $224,000.

All rounds of the PBA50 WSOB, including qualifying, match play and finals, will be broadcast live exclusively on FloBowling.

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Among the players expected to compete are PBA Hall of Famers like Walter Ray Williams Jr., Norm Duke, Pete Weber, Parker Bohn III, Johnny Petraglia and Amleto Monacelli, among others.

New faces to the PBA50 Tour are also expected to participate as Chris Barnes and Jason Couch are both eligible for the 50-plus events for the first time.

The cornerstone event of the PBA50 WSOB will be the PBA50 National Championship with all rounds of qualifying from the other three title events feeding into it. The PBA50 National Championship will be the only major conducted in 2020 for PBA50 players.

The PBA50 Mark Roth Championship, PBA50 Del Ballard Championship and the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship will be contested leading up to the finals of the PBA50 National Championship.

Each of the first three events will feature the same format. All players will bowl six games of qualifying with the top 24 advancing to bracket match play based on at least 128 entries.

Players who qualify first through eighth will receive a bye in the first round of the bracket. The first three rounds of the bracket will feature best-of-three single-elimination matches, while the semifinals and final will be one-game matches.

For the PBA50 National Championship, the top 32 players after 18 total games of qualifying in the Roth, Ballard and Petraglia events combined will advance. Those players will bowl 12 games of match play to determine the five stepladder finalists.

The lane patterns for the events will be, predictably, PBA Roth 42, PBA Ballard 34 and PBA Petraglia 46 for the first three events. For the PBA50 National Championship, players will bowl on the PBA Holman 37 pattern.

As for health and safety measures for the event, the PBA did not release specific details other than saying players will be spread out over three squads for qualifying rounds. With a maximum field of 192 in a 32-lane bowling center, that means four players per pair per squad.

The PBA also formally announced Wednesday the cancelation of all other PBA50 events for the 2020 season. The Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, Mooresville Open, Lubbock Sports Cup, Suncoast U.S. Senior Open, Fountain Valley Open, River City Extreme Open, South Shore Open, Championship Lanes Classic, Spectrum Lanes Open, Jax 60 Open and the PBA60 Dick Weber Classic will not be contested.

PBA50 World Series of Bowling Schedule

All times Eastern

Saturday, August 8

8:30 a.m. – A Squad Practice
11 a.m. – B Squad Practice
1:30 p.m. – C Squad Practice

Sunday, August 9

8 a.m. – PBA50 Mark Roth Championship A Squad Qualifying (six games)
1 p.m. – PBA50 Mark Roth Championship B Squad Qualifying (six games)
6 p.m. – PBA50 Mark Roth Championship C Squad Qualifying (six games)
Top 24 advance to bracket match play based on 128 entries

Monday, August 10

10 a.m. – PBA50 Mark Roth Championship Round of 24 (qualifiers 9-24 only, best of three)
11:30 a.m. – PBA50 Mark Roth Championship Round of 16 (best of three)
5 p.m. – PBA50 Mark Roth Championship Round of 8 (best of three)
6:30 p.m. – PBA50 Mark Roth Championship Semifinals (one game)
7:15 p.m. – PBA50 Mark Roth Championship Final (one game)

Tuesday, August 11

8 a.m. – PBA50 Del Ballard Championship B Squad Qualifying (six games)
1 p.m. – PBA50 Del Ballard Championship C Squad Qualifying (six games)
6 p.m. – PBA50 Del Ballard Championship A Squad Qualifying (six games)
Top 24 advance to bracket match play based on 128 entries

Wednesday, August 12

10 a.m. – PBA50 Del Ballard Championship Round of 24 (qualifiers 9-24 only, best of three)
11:30 a.m. – PBA50 Del Ballard Championship Round of 16 (best of three)
5 p.m. – PBA50 Del Ballard Championship Round of 8 (best of three)
6:30 p.m. – PBA50 Del Ballard Championship Semifinals (one game)
7:15 p.m. – PBA50 Del Ballard Championship Final (one game)

Thursday, August 13

8 a.m. – PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship C Squad Qualifying (six games)
1 p.m. – PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship A Squad Qualifying (six games)
6 p.m. – PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship B Squad Qualifying (six games)
Top 24 advance to bracket match play based on 128 entries; Top 32 after 18 total games of qualifying advance to PBA50 National Championship match play

Friday, August 14

1 p.m. – PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship Round of 24 (qualifiers 9-24 only, best of three)
2:30 p.m. – PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship Round of 16 (best of three)
5 p.m. – PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship Round of 8 (best of three)
6:30 p.m. – PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship Semifinals (one game)
7:15 p.m. – PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship Final (one game)

Saturday, August 15

9 a.m. – PBA50 National Championship Match Play Round 1
2 p.m. – PBA50 National Championship Match Play Round 2
7 p.m. – PBA50 National Championship Stepladder Finals

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