CBS Sports Network to Televise Major Bowling Events In 2015
20 Apr, 2015
PWBA Tour Championship, Junior Gold Championships and Intercollegiate Championships, US Open Included in New National TV Package
The United States Bowling Congress has reached an agreement with CBS Sports Network to televise 10 major championship bowling events in 2015, highlighted by the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, providing a new level of national television coverage for the sport.
Live coverage on CBS Sports Network also includes the Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour Championship. The rapidly growing Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master will be televised for the first time, while the XBowling Intercollegiate Championships return to the Network.
"This television package demonstrates the future for the sport we can build when everyone in bowling comes together," United States Bowling Congress Executive Director Chad Murphy said. "This was only possible thanks to the collective leadership of the boards at the International Bowling Campus, commitment from our industry partners and support from parents and bowlers."
The Bowlmor AMF U.S. Opens and PWBA Tour Championship will be televised live on Sundays, beginning on Sunday, Sept. 6. The schedule calls for the XBowling Intercollegiate Championships to air as a four-telecast series on Mondays in May, while Junior Gold Championships will air as a three-telecast series Tuesdays in August. The complete television schedule is listed below.
"When you look at this package, we have exposure to bowling at all levels," Bowling Proprietors' Association of America Executive Director Frank DeSocio said. "From our youth programs to college to the professional level, these outstanding events will receive great national attention."
CBS Sports Network telecast schedule (all times Eastern; subject to change):
XBowling Intercollegiate Championships, Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kansas
* Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 7 p.m.
Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master, Stardust Bowl, Addison, Illinois
* Tuesday, Aug. 4, 11 and 18 at 10 p.m.
Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open, Brunswick Zone Carolier, North Brunswick, New Jersey
* Sunday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m. (live broadcast)
PWBA Tour Championship, location TBD
* Sunday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m. (live broadcast)
Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open, AMF Garland Lanes, Garland, Texas
* Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m. (live broadcast)
Go to BOWL.com to learn more about the XBowling Intercollegiate Championships, the Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master, and the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open.
Go to PWBA.com for more information about the PWBA Tour.
About International Bowling Campus: The International Bowling Campus (IBC) is the headquarters for the bowling industry and directly serves the more than 69 million bowlers in the United States. The IBC houses the resources of the United States Bowling Congress, the governing body and membership organization for the sport; the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, representing the business interests of bowling centers; Strike Ten Entertainment, the marketing arm for the industry; the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame; The Bowling Foundation; the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association; the International Bowling Media Association; the Bowling News Network; the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America; and the International Training and Research Center.