Pro Bowling Season Already Underway, Headed to Cities Nationwide

29 Jan, 2020

The PBA has already kicked off 2020 season. Many of the host cities in 2020 are the same as this year with events in cities like Shawnee, Oklahoma; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Fairlawn, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis.

The PBA Tournament of Champions will once again be the first major of the season at historic AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn as it kicks off three straight weeks of major events.

The TOC will be held Feb. 4-9 and will be followed by the PBA Players Championship at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl from Feb. 11-15. The tour will then head to the U.S. Open at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska, from Feb. 18-23.

The previously announced World Series of Bowling will move from Allen Park, Michigan, to the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas from March 6-19. That event features the fourth major of the season, the PBA World Championship.

The final major will take place March 23-29 in Reno, Nevada, when the USBC Masters is held at the Grand Sierra Bowling Center.

Just like in 2019, everything in 2020 will build toward the PBA Playoffs throughout the first half of the year with the top 24 players in points competing in the event. The Playoffs are scheduled to take place at four different locations throughout April and May, which was announced earlier this year.

The PBA did not release complete television details for the events, although all finals are expected to be broadcast on either FOX or FS1 in the United States. FloBowling will broadcast the finals for international audiences and will also broadcast all qualifying and match play rounds for everyone.

As expected, the PBA League also returns in 2020 and will be conducted July 20-23 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine.

PBA 2020 Schedule

  • Jan. 27-Feb. 1 – PBA Greater Jonesboro Open (Tier 2), HiJinx, Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Feb. 4-9 – PBA Tournament of Champions (Tier 1), AMF Riviera Lanes, Fairlawn, Ohio
  • Feb. 11-15 – PBA Players Championship (Tier 1), Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, Columbus, Ohio
  • Feb. 18-23 – U.S. Open (Tier 1), Sun Valley Lanes, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Feb. 25-29 – PBA Indianapolis Open (Tier 2), Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis
  • Feb. 25-29 – Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship (Tier 3), Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis
  • March 6-19 – PBA World Series of Bowling XI, South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas including PBA Cheetah (Tier 3), PBA Chameleon (Tier 3), PBA Scorpion (Tier 3) and PBA World Championship (Tier 1)
  • March 23-29 – USBC Masters (Tier 1), Grand Sierra Bowling Center, Reno, Nev.
  • April 6 – PBA Playoffs Round of 24, Bowlero Norco, Norco, Calif.
  • April 20-21 – PBA Playoffs Round of 16, Bowlero Westminster, Westminster, Colo.
  • May 10-11 – PBA Playoffs Quarterfinals, Bowlero Euless, Euless, Texas
  • May 16-17 – PBA Playoffs Semifinals and Finals, Bowlero North Brunswick, North Brunswick, N.J.
  • July 20-23 – PBA League, Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine

Tier designation refers to level of points awarded for each event: Tier 1 indicates a PBA major championship; Tier 2 is a standard PBA Tour event; Tier 3 is a limited-entry or PBA Tour special event.


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