New PBA Bowling Challenge “Progressive Tournament” to Help Celebrate Concrete Software’s 15th Anniversary
by Bill Vint | Friday, August 10, 9:03 AM
CHICAGO – If the sport of bowling needs proof of its popularity around the world, there might not be a better source than Concrete Software’s wildly-popular PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game as the founding company prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary with a unique “progressive bowling tournament” beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
The original PBA Bowling was added to the Concrete Software lineup of mobile games 10 years ago and has grown into what is now PBA Bowling Challenge. Since its release under its new name in 2013, PBA Bowling Challenge has been downloaded to Android and iOS mobile devices 22,071,329 times, including 1,952,908 downloads in 2018 alone. It has historically held a “top 10” position among all games played on mobile devices around the world – a resounding statement in support of bowling’s popularity, no matter how or where the game is played.
As an example, 43 percent of all PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game players on Android devices come from the U.S. while 6 percent are from India and 5 percent live in Brazil. Among iOS users, the U.S. dominates with 73 percent followed by China with 5 percent and the United Kingdom a distant third with 3 percent.
PBA Bowling Challenge, which can be downloaded at no cost at Google Play or the Apple App Store, is basically a game of tenpin bowling with a lot of variations. At its most fundamental level, it’s a free game played by millions. At more advanced levels, players can purchase special bowling balls and/or “pin packs” to enhance the competition. By visiting the “pro shop” you can also select a PBA star to serve as your bowler.
As a point of interest, the 10 most popular PBA stars selected by PBA Bowling Challenge players are, in order, Ronnie Russell, Parker Bohn III, Anthony Simonsen, Osku Palermaa, Gary Faulkner, EJ Tackett, Pete Weber, Tommy Jones, Tom Smallwood and Dom Barrett. Close behind Barrett are Chris Barnes, Bill O’Neill, Andres Gomez, Sean Rash, Wes Malott and Norm Duke.
As PBA Bowling Challenge has evolved over the past decade, with new features such as a variety of lane conditions, bowling venues, ball choices, etc., have been added on a regular basis, and the Concrete Software has created a series of special challenge events which typically attract thousands of players.
But none of those special events have been as elaborate as the upcoming Concrete Anniversary Challenge, which will involve a “progressive tournament” requiring players to tackle a series of 15 games, with each victory “lighting a candle” and providing substantial rewards – some as high as 15 times the prize of a typical weekend challenge event.
To “compete” in the Concrete Anniversary Challenge, players must acquire at least one of three bowling balls designated for the three tiers within the challenge. The higher the tier of balls a player owns, the bigger the reward – up to a maximum of five times the standard award.
If you’d like to play, the special challenge begins on Aug. 15 and continues through Tuesday, Aug. 21, at midnight. If you aren’t already a PBA Bowling Challenge player, now’s the time to download the game and start practicing.
Now in its 60th year, 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. In 2018, the PBA celebrated its 59th 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, 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.
About Concrete Software
Concrete Software, Inc. has been developing rock-solid games™ since 2003 on XBox One®, PlayStation®4, PC, AR/VR devices, and across all major mobile platforms, including iOS and Android. Award winning games include PBA® Bowling Challenge, Rapala® Fishing – Daily Catch, Arctic Cat® Extreme Snowmobile Racing, and many more. For more information on Concrete Software, visit concretesoftware.com or facebook.com/ConcreteSoftware.