New York, NY – Competition on the PBA National Tour is about to heat up as the PBA officially announces the return of the Summer Tour as a part of the 2021 Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour schedule with a $40,000 bonus prize purse up for grabs.
The 2021 Guaranteed Rate PBA Summer Tour will award five PBA Tour titles across the country and be live-streamed exclusively from start to finish on FloBowling, the PBA’s online streaming partner.
The Summer Tour begins with the PBA Lubbock Sports Open on July 23-26, and continues with stops in Houston, Texas, July 29-Aug. 1; Jonesboro Ark,. Aug. 6-Aug. 8; Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 12-Aug. 15; and Chesapeake, Va,. Aug. 20-Aug. 22.
In between Summer Tour stops, players will have an opportunity to compete in Regional Tour events in the PBA Ernst Apparel Central Classic in Minister, Ohio on Aug. 10-12 and the PBA Clean Air Solutions LLC. Biz Hampton Open in Hampton, Va. on Aug. 16-18.
All PBA Summer Tour tournaments will be classified as Tier 3 points events under the PBA’s Tier 1-2-3 points system. The top ten points earners from the Summer Tour will share in the $40,000 bonus prize – including $20,000 to the points leader. Second to fourth place earners will receive $7,000, $4,000, and $3,000, with fifth to 10th place finishers each collecting $1,000.
Tournament formats prize funds, and registration for the 2021 Guaranteed Rate PBA Summer Tour events are available on PBA.com and noted below.
- PBA Lubbock Sports Open, Lubbock, Texas – July 23-25
- Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, Houston, Texas – July 29-August 1
- PBA Jonesboro Open, Jonesboro, Ark. – August 6-8
- PBA Bowlerstore.com presented by Moxy’s Xtra Pair, Coldwater, Ohio – August 13-15
- PBA Chesapeake Open, Chesapeake, Va. – August 20-22
While the PBA’s main priority continues to be the health and safety of its players and staff, the organization is thrilled to share that fans are invited to watch the world’s best bowlers compete live and participate in pro-ams while following local and federal COVID-19 guidelines. Policies are outlined in Tournament Notes for each event on PBA.com.
Fans can catch all the action of the 2021 PBA Summer Tour, including qualifying and the stepladder finals live on FloBowling. Select highlights will be available on @PBATour’s social media handles across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2020, the PBA launched PBA Jr., a club for elite youth bowlers under the age of 17 and the PBA Pinsiders, a membership for fans of the sport. For more information, please visit PBA.com.