2016 PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional Tour Events Set

by Bob Johnson 0

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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Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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