PBA Spare Shots: PBA, Slap It On Create Custom Wall Decals Featuring PBA, PBA50 Stars
by Bill Vint | Wednesday, November 21, 11:55 AM
The PBA and SlapItOn, a company that produces custom vinyl wall decals of sports stars, have entered into a licensing agreement to create a line of decals featuring a number of PBA and PBA50 stars in time for the holiday season.
The large vinyl decals come as 3.5 x 4-foot sheets that feature removable action figures that readily attach to most smooth, flat surfaces. No adhesive is required. The decals are safe on walls, and can be removed and moved without difficulty. Quality vinyl also makes them stand up well to wear-and-tear.
"SlapItOn is extremely excited to be partnering with the PBA Tour, an association that has been around for 60 years,” said SlapItOn CEO Mike Vanderjagt. “We are bringing the fans of bowlers worldwide, a cool product that they can SlapItOn anywhere!"
To check out the roster of PBA and PBA50 players available, visit: https://slapiton.us/collections/pba. The website also offers a variety of other products.
WATCH WORLD BOWLING MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS ON FLOBOWLING
PBA fans can watch many of PBA’s top stars from around the world as they compete in singles, doubles, trios, five-man team and Masters competitions in the World Bowling Men’s Championships Sunday through Wednesday, Dec. 1-5, at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong. Semifinal and finals rounds will be live-streamed by Xtra Frame on FloBowling, and archived for same-day access at more favorable time slots for American viewers.
Competition will include singles qualifying Sunday-Monday, Nov. 25-26; doubles qualifying Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 27-28; trios qualifying Thursday-Friday, Nov. 29-30; five-man team qualifying plus singles semifinals and finals, Saturday, Dec. 1; five-man team qualifying plus doubles semifinals and finals, Sunday, Dec. 2; five-man team qualifying, all-events medal presentations and trios semifinals and finals, Monday, Dec. 3; Masters match play and five-man team semifinals and finals, Tuesday, Dec. 4, and masters match play, semifinals and finals, Wednesday, Dec. 5.
PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: FOY WINS SECOND REGIONAL TITLE IN MARYLAND
Two-handed player Tim Foy Jr. of Seaford, Del., earned his second career PBA Regional title when he defeated Gary Haines of West Babylon, N.Y., 189-178, in the title match of the PBA Bowlers Discount Eastern Open presented by Track at Terrace Lanes in Frederick, Md., Sunday.
Haines, who was also looking for his second regional title, chose to finish the match last on the right lane. After Foy failed to strike in his 10th frame, Haines needed to post a strike/spare to win, but his first shot went high, resulting in a split. Foy, whose previous win came in 2014, earned $2,500.
In the semifinal matches, Foy defeated Jeff Ripic of Apalachin, N.Y., 200-169, while Haines eliminated Ryan Ciminelli of Clarence, N.Y., 220-212.
● Lee Brosius of Ashburn, Va., defeated Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., 633-589, in the three-game total pinfall title match to win his sixth PBA Regional title in the PBA50 PlyGems Windows Rocky Mount South Open at Rocky Mount (Va.) Bowling Center Sunday.
After eliminating Bill Vannoy of Jacksonville, N.C., 597-517, in the three-game semifinal round, Brosius rolled games of 227-181, 201-222 and 205-186 for his 44-pin win over Bower for the title after Bower advanced thanks in part to a 10th frame open by Joe Scarborough of Charlotte, N.C., 564-552, in their semifinal match.
● Headlining the Thanksgiving weekend will be the Beaumont Southwest Open at Crossroads Bowling Center in Beaumont, Texas.
● The November PBA Regional calendar comes to a close over the Nov. 30-Dec. 2 weekend with the Knob Hill/MJK Pro Shop Challenge (a non-champions event) presented by Brunswick at Knob Hill Country Lanes in Manalapan, N.J.; the PBA50 Victory Lanes Midwest Open presented by Allstate in Kankakee, Ill.; and the re-scheduled Break Point Alley Member/Non-Member Doubles in Tavares, Fla.
● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple and Android device users using the PBA app).
PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark was a special guest on the Brandstorm podcast, discussing the modernization of the PBA. To list to the podcast, click here: https://www.platypus-ad.com/brandstorm/episode-56-modernizing-the-professional-bowlers-association-with-commissioner-tom-clark/