Two-time defending Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles champions Norm Duke and Wes Malott will begin defense of their 2011 and 2014 titles during the South Point Bowling Plaza PBA Fall Classic which will take place Oct. 19-26 in Las Vegas.
Preliminary rounds of the Roth/Holman doubles event will kick off the Fall Classic, starting with an eight-game qualifying round on Monday, Oct. 19, followed by two six-game match play rounds for the top 12 teams on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The top five teams after a combined 40 individual games will advance to the ESPN stepladder finals which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19, at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno as part of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII. The finals will air Sunday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. ET and will be counted as a 2016 title for each member of the winning team.
As of Sept. 23, 48 teams had entered the Roth/Holman doubles event. For a current roster of teams, click here: http://www.pba.com/Content/files/Downloads/2015%20FALL%20CLASSIC%20(Doubles).pdf
Following the doubles event, the Fall Classic continues with the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open, a PBA Tour singles event, Wednesday and Thursday. The PBA South Point West Challenge, a regional tournament for players who haven’t won a PBA title, is set for Friday, Oct. 23. The inaugural PBA Team Challenge, a wide-open five-player team event, is set for Saturday and Sunday with qualifying, Baker format match play and Baker format stepladder finals. For a current roster of teams, click here:
The PBA50 Western Open, a PBA West Region tournament for players ages 50-and-older, will conclude the Fall Classic on Monday.
All of the South Point Bowling Plaza PBA Fall Classic competition will be covered live on PBA’s online video-streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.