New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association is pleased to announce that the Parker Bohn III Scholarship Tournament (PB3) will serve as a qualifier for the East Region in the PBA Jr. National Championships.

Youth bowlers competing in the PB3 event can opt-in in advance or onsite for an additional $40 to have their scores count towards qualifying into the National Championship event.

The top two male and female finisher in the PB3 event will then advance to the National Championship to compete for a $7,500 first place SMART Scholarship. The National Championship date will be held in conjunction with a PBA National Tour stop, to be named at a later date.

“As a PBA member for the past 35 years, I am extremely honored and excited to be a part of the inaugural PBA Jr. National Championship,” said PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III. “It’s a great opportunity for the youth bowlers to have a chance to compete on the biggest stage in bowling, the PBA.”

The 21st annual PB3 Scholarship Tournament will be held at Howell Lanes in Howell, NJ from September 2 – September 7.

For additional information on the PB3 event, qualifying for the PBA Jr. National Championship, and to sign up, please visit or email [email protected]

With health and safety top of mind, the PBA is following local and federal guidelines on COVID-19. The PBA is significantly modifying event procedures as well as taking all necessary precautions to reduce health risks for players and staff during competition. For a complete list of standards, please visit

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit

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Jill Laufer
PBA Public Relations
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