New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association has completed its roster of 12 teams to compete in the 2020 PBA League Elias Cup with the addition of 10 of the world’s best female bowlers to the Miami Waves and Phoenix Fury.
The 12 teams now split into two divisions, Carter and Anthony, and will take to the lanes at *Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, on September 26-28, with the hometown Portland Lumberjacks looking to defend the prestigious Elias Cup. PBA League action this year had been postponed due to Covid-19 health and safety precautions.
The seeding round will take place on Sept. 26, followed by eight hours of live competition broadcast on FS1 in four telecasts on consecutive days as follows:
PBA Elias Cup: Quarterfinals – Sunday, September 27, 12 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Elias Cup: Quarterfinals – Sunday, September 27, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Elias Cup: Semifinals – Monday, September 28, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Elias Cup: Finals – Monday, September 28, 9 p.m. ET on FS1
After winning the coin toss, the Phoenix Fury selected reigning PWBA Player of the Year Shannon O’Keefe as the first pick of the special PBA League Draft, followed by reigning U.S. Women's Open champion and five-time PWBA Tour titlist Danielle McEwan to the Miami Waves. The draft was conducted virtually on FloBowling with 35 eligible players eligible based on 2019 PWBA Points. The two new five-player rosters were selected in order (listed below), followed by 2020 full rosters.
- Shannon O’Keefe, Phoenix Fury
- Danielle McEwan, Miami Waves
- Liz Johnson, Phoenix Fury
- Dasha Kovalova, Miami Waves
- Jordan Richard, Phoenix Fury
- Clara Guerrero, Miami Waves
- Stefanie Johnson, Phoenix Fury
- Liz Kuhlkin, Miami Waves
- Maria José Rodriguez, Phoenix Fury
- Missy Parkin, Miami Waves
2020 PBA League Division Line-Ups and Rosters
Manager: Norm Duke
Manager: Jason Couch
Manager: Johnny Petraglia
Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Silver Lake Atom Splitters
Manager: Mark Baker
Las Vegas High Rollers
Manager: Amleto Monacelli
Manager: Kim Terrell-Kearney
Maria José Rodriguez
Manager: Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Manager: Del Ballard
Manager: Tim Mack
Manager: Andrew Cain
Brew City Ballers
Manager: Marshall Holman
Manager: Bob Learn Jr.
*Location subject to change due to local government restrictions.