In addition to a full schedule of QubicaAMF PBA Regional Tour events that provide competitive opportunities for women bowlers, the PBA will offer a dedicated PWBA/PBA Women’s Regional tournament open exclusively to women bowlers as part of its 2016 program.
The 2016 PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional events will be:
● June 17-19 – PWBA/PBA Secoma Lanes Northwest Open presented by Storm, Secoma Lanes, Federal Way, Wash.
● Aug. 19-21 – PWBA/PBA Emerald Bowl Southwest Open, Emerald Bowl, Houston, Texas.
● Aug. 26-28 – PWBA/PBA Lafayette Lanes South Open, LaFayette Lanes, Fayetteville, N.C.
●Sept. 16-18 – PWBA/PBA Maple City Dodge East Open powered by Ram, Maple City Bowl, Hornell, N.Y.
● Sept. 17-18 – PWBA/PBA Budweiser Midwest Open hosted by Diamond Jo Casino, Cherry Lanes, Dubuque, Iowa.
● Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – PWBA/PBA Parkin Bowling Supply West Open, Bowlium Lanes, Montclair, Calif.
● Oct. 8-9 – PWBA/PBA Northwest Lanes Central Open, Northway Lanes, Muskegon, Mich.
In addition to the women-only events, women bowlers, whether Professional Women’s Bowling Association members or not, are invited to participate in all QubicaAMF PBA Regional Tour events where the highest placing woman (if not among the regular cashers) is guaranteed $250, and one in five women entered in each tournament is guaranteed at least a $250 prize.
In each of the PBA’s regional programs, women also earn points in each tournament toward berths in the end-of-season PWBA/PBA Women’s Regional Challenge special event that will be held as part of PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno Nov. 27-Dec. 11. The leading women in competition points from the PBA’s East, South, Central, Midwest, Southwest, West, Northwest and Japan Regions will receive paid entries into WSOB VIII along with berths in the special women’s challenge event. PBA Midwest Region representative Ingelimar Beasley is the defending PWBA/PBA Women’s Challenge winner.
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