CBS Sports Network Set to Broadcast 8 Live Telecasts, 19 Total This Year

by Terry Bigham, USBC Communications 0

ARLINGTON, Texas – CBS Sports Network will televise 19 bowling shows in 2019 with the finals of eight events televised live, including the stepladder finals of five major events.

The finals of every major on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour will be televised live, starting with the United States Bowling Congress Queens stepladder finals on May 21 from Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.

The U.S. Women’s Open (June 23), the PWBA Players Championship (Sept. 8), and the PWBA Tour Championship (Sept. 18) also will have live coverage of the finals.

The finals of the 2019 U.S. Open, a major on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour, will be televised live on Oct. 30 from Victory Lanes in Mooresville, North Carolina.

In addition to the major events on the CBS Sports Network schedule, the first three Saturdays in August will have a live TV show starting 5 p.m. (Eastern) with the stepladder finals of the PWBA Elite-field events – the PWBA East Hartford Open (Aug. 3), Pepsi PWBA Louisville Open (Aug. 10) and the BowlerX.com PWBA Orlando Open (Aug. 17).

The fields for the PWBA elite-field events will consist of the top 24 players on the 2019 PWBA points list after the first eight events of the season, with the remainder of the 32-player field filled through a pre-tournament qualifier.

New for 2019 will be the Go Bowling! PWBA Regional Shootout, a special made-for-TV event that will bring together the winners of the first four PWBA Regional events in 2019. The show will air on Aug. 24.

The 2019 CBS Sports Network schedule will have four shows from the Junior Gold Championships presented by the Brands of Ebonite International for the fifth consecutive year.

The Junior Gold Championships has a new Under 17 Division in 2019 and the three-person stepladder finals for each division (U12, U15, U17, U20) at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan, will be taped for broadcast.

The title matches of the U12 and U15 divisions at the USA Bowling National Championships presented by Sixlets®, also at Thunderbowl Lanes, will be taped for broadcast.

CBS Sports Network will kick off the 2019 bowling television schedule with the women’s finals of the Intercollegiate Singles Championships on April 23, followed in successive weeks by the ISC men’s finals (April 30), Intercollegiate Team Championships women’s finals (May 7) and the ITC men’s finals (May 14).

The 2019 CBS Sports Network bowling schedule (all times Eastern):

  • Tue., April 23 – Intercollegiate Singles Championships (women), Poelking Lanes South, Dayton, Ohio, 11 p.m.
  • Tue., April 30 – Intercollegiate Singles Championships (men), Poelking Lanes South, Dayton, Ohio, 8 p.m.
  • Tue., May 7 – Intercollegiate Team Championships (women), Poelking Lanes South, Dayton, Ohio, 8 p.m.
  • Tue., May 14 – Intercollegiate Team Championships (men), Poelking Lanes South, Dayton, Ohio, 8 p.m.
  • Tue., May 21 – USBC Queens, Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan., 8 p.m. (live)
  • Sun., June 23 – U.S. Women’s Open, Texas Station, Las Vegas, 8 p.m. (live)
  • Tue., July 23 – Junior Gold Championships (U12), Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., 8 p.m.
  • Tue., July 30 – Junior Gold Championships (U15), Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Aug. 3 – PWBA East Hartford Open, Silver Lanes, E. Hartford, Conn., 5 p.m. (live)
  • Tue., Aug. 6 – Junior Gold Championships (U17), Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Aug. 10 – PWBA Louisville Open, Executive Strike and Spare, Louisville, Ky., 5 p.m. (live)
  • Tue., Aug. 13 – Junior Gold Championships (U20), Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Aug. 17 – PWBA Orlando Open, Boardwalk Bowl, Orlando, Fla., 5 p.m. (live)
  • Tue., Aug. 20 – USA Bowling Championships (U12), Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Aug. 24 – Go Bowling! PWBA Regional Shootout, Boardwalk Bowl, 5 p.m.
  • Tue., Aug. 27 – USA Bowling Championships (U15), Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., 8 p.m.
  • Sun., Sept. 8 – PWBA Players Championship, Buffaloe Lanes North, Raleigh, N.C., 4 p.m. (live)
  • Wed., Sept. 18 – PWBA Tour Championship, Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Va., 8 p.m. (live)
  • Wed., Oct. 30 – U.S. Open, 8 p.m. (live)

CBS Sports Network also will re-air many of the events so check your local listings.

The PWBA Tour, U.S. Open and youth events are collaboratively funded by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and USBC.

Visit BOWL.com/Collegiate for information about the Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships, and go to BOWL.com/Youth for more information about the Junior Gold Championships and the USA Bowling National Championships.

Visit PWBA.com for more information on the PWBA Tour and BOWL.com/USOpen to learn more about the U.S. Open.

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