Could bad news for some be good news for others?
That’s often how life works, but whether it’s true in the case of the USBC’c Clash of Champions and the PBA Women’s Series remains to be seen.
Now the question becomes: Will that cancellation free up dollars in a very tight budget to bankroll the continuation of the Women’s Series, the name of which includes the tagline, “Presented by Bowl.com”?
USBC is tightening its belt in a number of areas, from tournaments to publications to staffing, and also is seeking out new revenue sources — including allowing alcoholic beverages to be served and consumed during the USBC Open Championships. (For more on that, see “Breaking News.”)
PBA officials tell BJI that they’d welcome the continuation of the Women’s Series, but it still would need to be underwritten — by USBC, or some other integer.