PBA’s Multi-Event Detroit Fall Swing Returns to Historic Thunderbowl Lanes

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Bill Vint
Professional Bowlers Association

Multi-event Wolf, Bear, Badger, Detroit Opens and King of Swing to air on CBS Sports Network

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CHICAGO (April 5, 2016) – The Professional Bowlers Association will return to historic Thunderbowl Lanes in suburban Allen Park, Mich., Sept. 4-11 with its multi-event Detroit Fall Swing, featuring the Wolf, Bear, Badger and Detroit Opens plus a Fall King of the Swing special event.

All five events will be televised on CBS Sports Network on dates to be announced.

The PBA Fall Swing previously has been held as the PBA Summer Swing in Milwaukee (2013) and Shawnee, Okla. (2014 and ’15). The multi-event program will test PBA competitors on three diverse lane conditions – the 32-foot Wolf pattern, the shortest lane oiling pattern in PBA competition, the 52-foot Badger pattern, the longest application of oil in PBA competition, and the 40-foot, flat, U.S. Open-style Bear pattern, one of the most difficult lane conditions in the sport. Players will use combined qualifying pinfall totals on the three animal patterns to advance to the Detroit Open match play finals.

The King of the Swing special event will include the winners of the four Fall Swing tournaments plus the player with the highest points total in the four events without a title.

All preliminary rounds of the Detroit Fall Swing will be covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video-streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Three-day, 30-day and full year subscriptions are available.

PBA DETROIT FALL SWING SCHEDULE

Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich.

Sunday, Sept. 4

11 a.m. – A Squad practice session.

2:30 p.m. – B squad practice session.

6 p.m. – Pro-am.

Monday, Sept. 5, Wolf Open

8 a.m. – A Squad, 6 qualifying games.

2 p.m. – B Squad, 6 qualifying games.

Top 18 after 6 games advance

7:30 p.m. – Top 18 qualifiers, 6 qualifying games.

Top 5 after 12 games advance to CBS Sports Network stepladder finals.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, Bear Open

8 a.m. – B Squad, 6 qualifying games.

2 p.m. – A Squad, 6 qualifying games.

Top 18 after 6 games advance

7:30 p.m. – Top 18 qualifiers, 6 qualifying games.

Top 5 after 12 games advance to CBS Sports Network stepladder finals.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, Badger Open

8 a.m. – A Squad, 6 qualifying games.

2 p.m. – B Squad, 6 qualifying games.

Top 18 after 6 games advance

7:30 p.m. – Top 18 qualifiers, 6 qualifying games.

Top 5 after 12 games advance to CBS Sports Network stepladder finals.

Top 18 based on 18-game qualifying totals for Wolf, Bear and Badger Opens advance to Detroit Open match play finals.

Thursday, Sept. 8, Detroit Open

10 a.m. – 6 games round-robin match play, Wolf pattern.

2 p.m. – 6 games round-robin match play, Bear pattern.

6 p.m. – 6 games round-robin match play, Badger pattern.

Top 5 after 36 games of qualifying and match play advance to CBS Sports Network stepladder finals.

Friday, Sept. 9

Television setup and PBA practice day.

Saturday, Sept. 10 (Thunderbowl Arena)

10 a.m. – PBA Wolf Championship stepladder finals (CBS Sports Network air date to be announced).

2 p.m. – PBA Bear Championship stepladder finals (CBS Sports Network air date to be announced).

4:30 p.m. – PBA Badger Championship stepladder finals (CBS Sports Network air date to be announced).

Sunday, Sept. 11 (Thunderbowl Arena)

11 a.m. – PBA Detroit Open stepladder finals (CBS Sports Network air date to be announced).

1:30 p.m. – PBA Fall King of the Swing stepladder finals (CBS Sports Network air date to be announced).

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