Team managers can make trades, add/drop players until March 14

MARCH 15 UPDATE: Two teams made roster moves during the transaction window between March 4 and 14.

The Waco Wonders dropped the 2023 Mark Roth PBA League MVP, Ryan Ciminelli. Player-manager Parker Bohn III tabbed the Canadian Zach Wilkins, who ranked eighth on tour in competition points through the PBA Delaware Classic, to replace Ciminelli.

The New Jersey KingPins dropped Kyle Sherman, who had been with the team since 2019. Co-managers Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Del Ballard Jr. selected Cortez Schenck, the reigning PBA Rookie of the Year, to replace the oft-injured Sherman.

Both Wilkins and Schenck will make their PBA Elite League debuts in Round 10 matches, which will take place March 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern on FS1 from Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

MARCH 4: Nine and a half rounds of the PBA Elite League presented by Snickers season are in the books.

The 7-2 Las Vegas High Rollers hold the league’s best record, followed by the three-time Elias Cup champion Portland Lumberjacks at 7-3. Meanwhile the 2-7 GoBowling Dallas Strikers and defending champion 1-8 Waco Wonders sit outside the playoff picture in the current standings.

Reinforcements may be on the way: For the first time since Dec. 23, teams will be able to make roster moves.

Team managers will be able to make trades, drop players from their current rosters and select replacements via the waiver wire. Player trades may be proposed and agreed upon at any time through March 14.

To open the transaction window, managers will be able to make one add/drop roster move. The priority order for teams to confirm dropping a player and selecting a replacement, listed below, is the reverse order of the pre-season draft:

  1. Waco Wonders
  2. Portland Lumberjacks 
  3. GoBowling Dallas Strikers
  4. Las Vegas High Rollers
  5. New Jersey KingPins
  6. Akron Atom Splitters
  7. Motown Muscle
  8. Lucky Strike L.A. X

Once each team has been given an opportunity to make their first add/drop move, additional add/drop moves can be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Players who are in the top 75 on the 2024 PBA Tour points list through the conclusion of the PBA Delaware Classic, as well as any players dropped by their current teams, will be eligible to be picked up by team managers. A full list of available players is listed below.

The PBA Elite League continues March 30 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1. In Las Vegas, the KingPins will take on the increasingly desperate Strikers, while the Wonders take on the hometown High Rollers.

Any players who join or change teams during this time period will be eligible to compete on their new teams immediately, including teams competing March 30 in Las Vegas.

Available Players as of March 4

David Krol (6th in points through PBA Delaware Classic)
Zach Wilkins (8th)
Nate Stubler (17th)
Cristian Azcona (20th)
Sean Lavery-Spahr (28th)
AJ Chapman (30th)
Nathan Bohr (32nd)
Matt Sanders (38th)
Kim Bolleby (40th)
Trevor Roberts (48th)
Tim Foy Jr. (49th)
Tim Gruendler (51st)
Benjy Martinez (52nd)
Anthony Lavery-Spahr (53rd)
Timmy Tan (55th)
Cortez Schenck (58th)
Michael Martell (60th)
Brad Miller (61st)
David Northouse (63rd)
Ronnie Russell (64th)
Eric Jones (65th)
Pete Vergos (66th)
Pontus Andersson (67th)
Brandon Runk (68th)
Michael Davidson (70th)
Zach Weidman (71st)
Bailey Mavrick (72nd)
Deo Benard (74th)
Kris Koeltzow (75th)