Detroit Open Adds 30th Title Event to 2015 PBA Tour Schedule

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

The Xtra Frame Detroit Open at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan, December 11-13, has been added to the Professional Bowlers Association’s 2015 schedule, expanding next year’s PBA calendar to 30 tournaments that will award PBA Tour titles.

PBA fans will be able to follow the entire schedule of events through the PBA Network which includes national television coverage on ESPN and CBS Sports Network, and online video streaming on Xtra Frame.

Overall, the 2015 PBA Tour schedule includes three major championships (United States Bowling Congress Masters, 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions and PBA World Championship), nine PBA International-World Bowling Tour events, a total of 21 domestic Tour events (including three doubles tournaments), PBA League competition, and special events including Chris Paul’s CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by AMF, Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing, and World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals. The PBA Tour will visit 22 different cities and eight different countries in 2015.

The PBA also announced it has re-scheduled the Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open at New Liberty Lanes in Pensacola, Florida, to June 19-21, in order to avoid conflict for players who want to participate in the lucrative PBA-World Bowling Tour H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar.

Complete schedules and entry details will be available on pba.com.

2015 PBA TOUR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Jan. 8: Chris Paul’s CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by AMF, AMF Bowl-O-Drome, Torrance, Calif. (ESPN, Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. ET)

Jan. 6-11: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Ballmaster Open, Tali Bowling Center, Helsinki, Finland

Jan. 11: GEICO WSOB VI PBA World Championship stepladder finals, South Point Bowling Stadium, Las Vegas (ESPN live, 1 p.m. ET)

Jan. 14-18: DHC PBA Japan Invitational 2015, Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan (Xtra Frame)

Jan. 26-30: PBA Players Championship and Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship qualifying and match play, Bowlmor AMF Bowlero, Wauwatosa, Wis. (Xtra Frame)

Feb. 1-8: United States Bowling Congress Masters, Ashwaubenon Bowl, Green Bay, Wis. (preliminary rounds on Xtra Frame, finals on ESPN live, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. ET)

Feb. 10-15: 50th Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis (preliminary rounds on Xtra Frame, finals on ESPN live, Feb. 15, 1 p.m. ET); PBA Players Championship finals, Feb. 14 (ESPN, Feb. 22, 1 p.m. ET); Mark Roth/Marshall Homan PBA Doubles Championship finals, Feb. 15 (ESPN, March 1, 1 p.m. ET)

Feb. 24-March 2: PBA International-World Bowling Tour H.H. Emir Cup, Qatar Bowling Center, Doha, Qatar

March 5-10: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Kingdom of Bahrain Open, Ozone Entertainment Center, Oman, Bahrain

March 13-17: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Kuwait Open, Cozmo Bowling Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait

March 19-22: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Brunswick Euro Challenge, Dream-Bowl Palace, Munich, Germany

March 28-30: PBA League Playoffs and Elias Cup Finals, Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine (ESPN, March 29, 4:30 p.m. ET; April 5, 3:30 p.m. ET; April 12, 2 p.m. ET and April 19, 1 p.m. ET)

March 30-31: PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout, Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine (Xtra Frame)

May 9-17: Oklahoma’s Grand Casino and Resort PBA Summer Swing (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Open tournaments), Firelake Bowling Center and Grand Casino Event Center, Shawnee, Okla. (preliminary rounds on Xtra Frame, finals on CBS Sports Network, air dates to be announced)

June 19-21: PBA Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open, New Liberty Lanes, Pensacola, Fla. (Xtra Frame)

 

June 26-28: PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Southwest Open, South Plains Lanes, Lubbock, Texas (Xtra Frame)

July 31-Aug. 2: PBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, Palace Lanes, Houston, Texas (Xtra Frame)

Aug. 4-7: PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles, Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind. (Xtra Frame)

Aug. 21-23: PBA Xtra Frame Middletown East Open, Mid-County Lanes, Middletown, Del. (Xtra Frame)

Sept. (tba): PBA International-World Bowling Tour Thailand, Blu-O Paragon, Bangkok

Oct. 9-11: PBA Xtra Frame Iowa Midwest Open, Thunderbowl, Council Bluffs, Iowa (Xtra Frame)

Oct. 16-Nov. 1: PBA World Series of Bowling VII (Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion Opens; PBA World Championship; World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals presented by PBA), South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas (preliminary rounds on Xtra Frame, finals on ESPN, air dates to be announced)

Nov. 21-27: PBA International-World Bowling Tour Qatar Open, Qatar Bowling Center, Doha, Qatar

Nov. 28-Dec. 3: PBA International-World Bowling Tour 9th Kingdom International Open, Universal Bowling Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dec. 11-13: PBA Xtra Frame Detroit Open, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. (Xtra Frame)

DV8 Intimidator