PBA Announces Seven-Event 2018 Xtra Frame PBA Tour Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bill Vint | PBA Media Relations

Professional Bowlers Association | 55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 401 | Chicago, IL 60604

bill.vint@pba.com | cell: 414.339.0404

PBA Announces Seven-Event 2018 Xtra Frame PBA Tour Schedule

CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2018) – Professional Bowlers Association players will have seven opportunities to win PBA Tour titles in a series of Xtra Frame PBA Tour tournaments during 2018, all of which will be livestreamed from start to finish, exclusively on PBA’s online bowling channel.

The Xtra Frame series will begin with the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, April 16-18, leading into the PBA League Elias Cup competition,which is set for April 20-22. Each of the tournaments will offer a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member. Each will conclude with a stepladder final. Tournament schedules and entry information will soon be available on pba.com.

The Xtra Frame series will include trips to Wilmington, N.C., May 18-20; Jonesboro, Ark., June 1-3; Aurora, Ill., June 29-July 2; Houston, Texas for the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, July 26-29; Middletown, Del., for Mid-County Lanes’ 10th anniversary event, Aug. 17-19, and Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 24-26.

2018 XTRA FRAME PBA TOUR SCHEDULE

April 16-18 – PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout, Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine

May 18-20 – PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open, Tenpin Alley, Wilmington, N.C.

June 1-3 – PBA Xtra Frame Jonesboro Open, Hijinx, Jonesboro, Ark.

June 29-July 2 – PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Open, Parkside Lanes, Aurora, Ill.

July 26-July 29 – Storm Xtra Frame PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, Copperfield Bowl, Houston, Texas

Aug. 17-19 – PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic, Mid-County Lanes, Middletown, Del.

Aug. 24-26 – PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic, Pla-Mor Lanes, Coldwater, Ohio

About the PBA

In 2018 the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) celebrates its 60th anniversary. The PBA is an organization of more than 3,000 of the best bowlers from 27 countries who compete in Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA International Tour, PBA Regional Tour, PBA Women’s Regional and PBA50 Tour events. The 2018 season also marks the 59th consecutive year of nationally-televised competition, reaching bowling fans around the world who follow PBA activities through the PBA Network which includes Xtra Frame, the PBA’s exclusive online bowling channel, ESPN and CBS Sports Network, and the PBA on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. PBA sponsors include Barbasol, Brunswick, Ebonite International, GEICO, GoBowling.com, HotelPlanner.com, MOTIV, 900 Global, PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game, Storm Products and the United States Bowling Congress, among others. For more information, log on to www.pba.com.

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