GEICO is Title Sponsor of PBA World Series of Bowling VII; Rolltech to Sponsor Main Event PBA World Championship

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

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GEICO will celebrate its 13th anniversary as a primary partner of the PBA by serving as the entitlement partner of WSOB VII at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.

Reno, Nev., will be the center of the bowling universe as ESPN, Xtra Frame and the National Bowling Stadium set the stage that will showcase the largest field of PBA players from a record 21 countries who will compete in the GEICO Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy and Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Dec. 7-19.

The two weeks of competition will produce seven national telecasts on ESPN and 100 hours of digital coverage through PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

The PBA has announced an exciting, engaged list of WSOB primary sponsors including GEICO, Rolltech, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. Participating presenting sponsors are PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game by Concrete Software, Storm Products, Xtra Frame, HotelPlanner.com and the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.

GEICO, one of America’s largest automobile insurers, will celebrate its 13th anniversary as a primary partner of the PBA by serving as the entitlement partner of WSOB VII. GEICO serves more than 13 million private passenger customers and insures more than 22 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark also announced that Rolltech, which has provided PBA with enhanced live scoring and statistical data for PBA Tour events over the past two years, will be title sponsor for the PBA World Championship which will culminate with the finals telecast Thursday Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). Rolltech also provides mobile and web applications related to tracking individual, league and event bowling scores and statistics as well as connecting bowlers for real-life borderless competition.

The Silver Legacy and Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority join the WSOB in the first year of a two-year sponsorship agreement.

Located in downtown Reno, the Silver Legacy Resort Casino offers amenities and attractions for the perfect vacation getaway. Towering above downtown as the newest and tallest casino hotel, spacious guest rooms and suites offer grand views of the city skyline and mountains. The Silver Legacy features big-name entertainment, six award-winning restaurants, eight shops and boutiques, outdoor pool, health spa and state-of-the art fitness center.

Reno, known as the “Biggest Little City In the World” and has hosted major bowling events for nearly four decades, is a beautiful four season resort destination - in a spectacular natural setting - that offers world class gaming, attractions, activities and events to excite the passion of almost anyone.

After the Rolltech PBA World Championship, the ESPN telecast schedule continues with four animal pattern finals telecasts on consecutive Sundays at 1 p.m. ET, beginning with the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game by Concrete Software on Dec. 20. The official mobile game of the PBA features actual tournaments, oil patterns, bowling balls and legendary PBA bowlers.

PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile game has surpassed 8.3 million downloads on Android mobile devices, and has added almost 2 million downloads on iOS and Apple devices which translates into 4,700 downloads per day by Android users and 2,700 daily downloads by iOS users.

The PBA Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame, PBA’s online bowling channel, will air Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. ET. The PBA’s live streaming digital service has grown 200 percent since 2013, added hundreds of hours of live content including PBA50, PWBA and all PBA national events.

The PBA Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com will air on Jan. 3. HotelPlanner.com is a leading provider of online services to the global group hotel sales market. Its technology ensures the lowest rates by allowing bowlers and bowling fans to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers.

Utah-based Storm Products, the maker of high-performance bowling balls and accessories, is presenting sponsor of the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship which will air on Jan. 17.

WSOB telecasts will conclude on Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. ET with the PBA Challenge presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, the keeper of the sport’s history, located on the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas. The unique PBA Challenge finals will feature PBA50, PBA Regional and PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional title matches.

Other PBA participating WSOB VII partners include PBA product registered companies 900 Global, Brunswick, Roto Grip, Storm, Track, Ebonite, Columbia 300, Hammer, Radical, DV8, MOTIV, Dexter, High 5 Gear, Vise, Turbo, KR Strikeforce, Mongoose, Power House, Master, AMF300, Lane Masters, Legends, 3G, Genesis and Rolltech.

GEICO PBA WORLD SERIES OF BOWLING VII PRESENTED BY SILVER LEGACY AND RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION AND VISITORS AUTHORITY ESPN TELECAST SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

Thursday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. (4 p.m. PT) – Rolltech PBA World Championship

Sunday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m. - PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game by Concrete Software

Sunday, Dec. 27, 1 p.m. - PBA Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame

Sunday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m. - PBA Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com

Sunday, Jan. 10,  1 p.m. - PBA Scorpion Championship

Sunday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. - Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship presented by Storm. Sunday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m - PBA Challenge presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.

GEICO PBA WORLD SERIES OF BOWLING VII PRESENTED BY SILVER LEGACY XTRA FRAME SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

Dec., 7, 7:45 p.m. -PBA Regional & PBA50 Challenge presented by International Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum match play.

Dec., 8, 11:10 a.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship Round (Cheetah A) 1 qualifying

Dec. 8, 6:40 p.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship (Cheetah-B) Round 1 qualifying

Dec. 9, 11:10 a.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship (Viper-B) Round 2 qualifying

Dec. 9, 6:40 p.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship (Viper-A) Round 2 qualifying

Dec. 10, 11:10 a.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship (Chameleon-A) Round 3 qualifying

Dec. 10, 6:40 p.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship (Chameleon-B) Round 3 qualifying

Dec. 11, 11:10 a.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship (Scorpion-A) Round 4 qualifying

Dec. 11, 6:40 p.m. – Rolltech PBA World Championship (Scorpion-B) Round 4 qualifying

Dec. 12, 12:40 p.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship cashers qualifying

Dec. 12, 7:45 p.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship Round 1 match play

Dec. 13, 12:45 p.m. - Rolltech PBA World Championship Round 2 match play

Dec. 13, 7:45 p.m. – Rolltech PBA World Championship Round 3 match play

Dec. 14, 12:45 p.m. - Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Mobile Game by Concrete Software elimination match play

Dec. 14, 3:45 p.m. - Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Mobile Game by Concrete Software elimination match play

Dec. 14, 7:15 p.m. - Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame elimination match play

Dec. 14, 10:15 p.m. - Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame elimination match play

Dec. 15, 12:45 p.m. - Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com elimination match Play

Dec. 15, 3:45 p.m. - Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com elimination match play

Dec. 15, 7:15 p.m. - Scorpion Championship elimination match Play

Dec. 15, 10:15 p.m. - Scorpion Championship elimination match play

Dec. 16, 12:45 p.m. - Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Challenge Mobile Game by Concrete Software round of 8 match play

Dec. 16, 3:45 p.m. - Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame Round of 8 match play

Dec. 16, 7:15 p.m. - Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com Round of 8 match play

Dec. 16, 10:15 p.m. - Scorpion Championship Round of 8 match play

Dec. 17, 1:45 p.m. - 2016 PBA League Draft

Dec. 18, 11:40 a.m. - PWBA-PBA Challenge presented by International Bowling Hall of Museum and Hall of Fame match play

Bowling fans are never more than a click away from comprehensive coverage through the PBA Network which includes the online bowling channel Xtra Frame, social media, pba.com website, PBA YouTube channel and much more.

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