Professional Bowlers Association to go "Bowling Across America" with 2024 PBA on FOX Schedule
Return of the PBA Playoffs, PBA Elite League season expansion, and the first-ever All-Star Weekend highlight the 2024 PBA on FOX schedule
Richmond, VA — The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and FOX Sports are pleased to announce the schedule for the highly anticipated 2024 PBA on FOX season, which features over 60 hours of televised competition and a single-season record of eight FOX broadcasts.
In 2024, the PBA Tour will bowl across America to celebrate one of America’s favorite pastimes and highlight the vibrant bowling communities at each stop. More than 10 states, primarily in the Midwest and ranging nearly coast-to-coast from Nevada to Maine, will host PBA Tour events next season.
Furthermore, the PBA will work alongside Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL), the official charity of the PBA, to honor military veterans nationwide.
On the lanes, five major championships and the 15th PBA World Series of Bowling (WSOB) highlight the regular-season schedule, as more than $4 million in total prize money will be awarded in 2024, the PBA’s 66th consecutive season. All roads lead to the PBA Playoffs, where the top 16 players in competition points following April’s PBA Tournament of Champions will advance into the televised head-to-head postseason tournament.
The PBA will also be expanding the PBA League season — now the PBA Elite League — bringing a new and innovative season-long team structure to professional bowling. The PBA Elite League season expansion aims to further engage bowling fans by introducing League events during the Tour season, which will count as seeding for the PBA Elite League Elias Cup Playoffs.
This original approach sets the stage to build rivalries and allow teams to establish their standing, determining their seeding for the postseason at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine.
"We are thrilled to announce the expansion of the PBA Elite League season and the introduction of our League Playoff structure," said Tom Clark, commissioner of the PBA. "By incorporating League events during the Tour season, we are intensifying the competition and introducing a new level of fan involvement to grow interest in the sport.”
The season begins in January with the PBA Players Championship at Bowlero Northrock in Wichita, Kan., followed by the U.S. Open and four PBA Classic tournaments, with televised stepladder finals, in February.
In March, PBA will celebrate its first-ever All-Star Weekend, bringing PBA stars together with legends, rookies and celebrities in a series of exhibitions during the midseason festivities.
The second half of the 2024 calendar includes three major championships — the USBC Masters, PBA World Championship, and Tournament of Champions — leading up to the PBA Playoffs.
In addition to the PBA on FOX schedule below, the remainder of the PBA Tour schedule will be released at a later date. Entries for 2024 PBA Tour events will open Nov. 20, 2023.
Visit www.PBA.com for the latest news and information on the PBA Elite League and the upcoming schedule.
2024 PBA on FOX Schedule
PBA Players Championship - Bowlero Northrock in Wichita, Kansas
Monday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. ET on FOX - Finals
U.S. Open - Royal Pin Woodland in Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. ET on FS1 - PBA Elite League
Sunday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. ET on FOX - U.S. Open Finals
PBA Classic Tournaments
PBA Illinois Classic - Bowlero Mount Prospect in Mount Prospect, Illinois
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Missouri Classic - Enterprise Park Lanes in Springfield, Missouri
Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Indiana Classic - Dave Small's Championship Lanes in Anderson, Indiana
Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Delaware Classic - Mid County Lanes and Entertainment in Middletown, Delaware
Sunday, Mar. 3 at noon ET on FS1
PBA All-Star Weekend - TBA
Friday, Mar. 15 at 6 p.m. ET on FS1
Saturday, Mar. 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FS1
Sunday, Mar. 17 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX
PBA Jr. National Championship - Bowlero Northrock in Wichita, Kansas
Saturday, Mar. 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1
USBC Masters - Suncoast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Saturday, Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 - PBA Elite League
Sunday, Mar. 31 at 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX - USBC Masters Finals
PBA World Series of Bowling XV - Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan
Saturday, Apr. 6 at 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1 - PBA Elite League
Sunday, Apr. 7 at noon ET on FS1 - PBA Elite League
Sunday, Apr. 14 at noon ET on FS1 - PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship
Monday, Apr. 15 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 - PBA Cheetah Championship Finals
Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 - PBA Scorpion Championship Finals
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 - PBA Shark Championship Finals
Saturday, Apr. 20 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 - PBA World Championship Semifinals
Sunday, Apr. 21 at noon ET on FOX - PBA World Championship Finals
PBA Tournament of Champions - AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, Ohio
Saturday, Apr. 27 at 4 p.m. ET on FS1 - PBA Elite League
Sunday, Apr. 28 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX - PBA Tournament of Champions Finals
PBA Playoffs - Location TBA
Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 p.m. ET on FS1
Sunday, May 5 at noon ET on FS1
Sunday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1 - Semifinals
Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX - Finals
PBA Elite League Elias Cup Playoffs - Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine
Sunday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. ET on FS1 - Quarterfinals
Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 - Semifinals
Monday, Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. ET on FS1 - Semifinals
Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 - Finals
Some telecast times have been updated since publication on Nov. 1, 2023.
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About the Professional Bowlers Association
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, including the PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour and PBA50 Tour. The PBA has launched a certification program titled, The PBA League Bowler Certification program. This program provides league bowlers access to statistics, digital awards, rules and regulations, and new tournaments, including The PBA LBC National Championships. Other PBA membership programs include PBA Pinsiders, a membership program for the sport's most enthusiastic fans and PBA Jr., a club for elite youth bowlers under the age of 17 that has grown exponentially in the past two years. For more information, please visit PBA.com.
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