Barbasol to Sponsor 2019 PBA Tour Finals in Las Vegas
by Bill Vint | Monday, March 11, 2:33 PM
CHICAGO – Barbasol will be the titled sponsor of the 2019 Barbasol PBA Tour Finals, presented by Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Professional Bowlers Association CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark announced today.
The PBA’s partnership with Barbasol, which began in 2013, will include 10 hours of live coverage on CBS Sports Network July 20 and 21 from Red Rock Bowling Center, one of the nation’s premier bowling facilities and a preferred vacation destination for bowling fans. In addition to its title sponsorship of the PBA Tour Finals, Barbasol will renew its sponsorship of a special “Close Shave of the Day” highlight in each segment of the Tour Finals.
“We are very proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the PBA,” said Tim McNamara, Vice President of Marketing at Perio, Inc. “Barbasol’s rich legacy of sports sponsorships and strong American heritage are a great fit with the PBA and its loyal fan base. We are looking forward to this year’s Tour Finals in exciting Las Vegas.”
The 2019 edition of the Barbasol PBA Tour Finals will feature the top eight players based on competition points compiled during the 2018 and 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour seasons ending with the USBC Masters on April 1. Fans can follow the points race by visiting this link on pba.com after each tournament: https://www.pba.com/SeasonStats/PointsList/132?list=5.
“The PBA has been very proud of its partnership with Barbasol and we are excited to renew it in association with our PBA Tour Finals on CBS Sports Network,” Clark said. “If traditions hold true, the eventual champion will end up with a Barbasol shaving cream pie to the face.”
Heading into the PBA World Series of Bowling X, defending PBA Tour Finals champion Jason Belmonte of Australia was the leader on the two-year points list with 36,020 points. The other players in the top eight included Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas (34,109); 2017 Tour Finals winner EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind. (33,732); 2018 PBA Player of the Year Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich. (28,258); Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz. (27,082); Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash. (26,462); Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill. (25,951), and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. (24,586). Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa. (23,432), and England’s Stuart Williams (23,291) were in ninth and 10th place, respectively.
Fans who would like to watch the PBA’s eight premier players compete for the 2019 PBA Tour Finals title can secure rooms at Red Rock at a special PBA discounted rate by visiting: https://reservations.redrockresort.com/cgi-bin/lansaweb?PROCFUN+RN+RESNET+RRS+funcparms+UP%28A2560%29:;PBARATE;;;;;;?/ Or call the hotel reservation line (702-797-7625 or 866-767-7773) and use the code PBARATE to reserve within the block. All reservations need to be made prior to June 26 cutoff date.
Tickets for the PBA Tour Finals are on now sale at https://www.eventbrite. com/e/barbasol-pba-tour-finals-presented-by-red-rock-casino-resort-spa-tickets-57610119418.
A detailed tournament schedule will be announced later.
Now in its 61st season, the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is an organization of more than 3,000 of the best bowlers from 27 countries who compete in Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA International Tour, PBA50 Tour, and PBA, PBA50 and PBA-PWBA Women’s Regional events. The PBA is now in its 60th consecutive year of nationally-televised competition, reaching bowling fans around the world who follow PBA activities through the PBA Network which includes Xtra Frame on FloBowling, the PBA’s exclusive online bowling channel; FOX Sports, FS1 and CBS Sports Network, and the PBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. PBA sponsors include Barbasol, Brunswick, Ebonite International, FloBowling.com, GoBowling.com, MOTIV, 900 Global, PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game, Storm Products and the United States Bowling Congress, among others. Learn more at www.pba.com.
Barbasol is America's #1 brand of shaving cream. For the past 100 years, generations of men have trusted Barbasol for a close, comfortable shave. Barbasol is proud to offer a comprehensive lineup of shaving cream and razors at retailers nationwide. Barbasol is owned by Perio Inc., a consumer products company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. For more information on Barbasol, visit www.Barbasol.com.