PBA League Rescheduled for September 26-28; Miami Waves and Phoenix Fury Teams Drafted
New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association has completed its roster of twelve 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 twelve teams now split into two divisions, Carter and Anthony, will take to the lanes at *Bayside Bowl in Portland, ME, on September 26-28, with hometown team Portland Lumberjacks, looking to defend the prestigious Elias Cup. Bowling’s most thrilling team event was postponed due to Covid-19 health and safety precautions.
The seeding round will take place on September 26, followed by eight hours of live competition broadcasted 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, Phoenix Fury selected two-time, reigning PWBA Player of the Year Shannon O’Keefe as the first pick of the special PBA League Draft, followed by 5-time PWBA Champion Danielle McEwan to the Miami Waves. The draft was conducted virtually live on FloBowling with 35 eligible players based on 2019 PWBA Points. The two new 5-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.
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 PBA.com.