PBA50 Tour Announces Multi-event WSOB Set for August at The Villages

by kwarner2  |  Wednesday, June 17, 8:18 AM

PBA50 Tour Announces Multi-event WSOB Set for August at The Villages

PBA50 National Championship at heart of seniors event to be broadcast on FloBowling

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (June 16, 2020) - The World Series of Bowling concept has come to the PBA50 Tour. The Professional Bowlers Association has announced the first-ever Florida Blue Medicare PBA50 WSOB, slated for August 8-15 at Spanish Springs Lanes at The Villages, Fl.

The multi-faceted event will feature three PBA50 title tournaments on different Legend oil patterns (PBA Roth 42, PBA Ballard 34 and PBA Petraglia 46), plus the main event PBA50 Florida Blue Medicare National Championship as the focal point PBA50 major on PBA Holman 37.

A full field of 192 of the greatest bowlers more than 50 years of age is expected for the $224,000 PBA50 WSOB event, including many PBA Hall of Famers such as Walter Ray Williams Jr., Norm Duke, Pete Weber, Parker Bohn, Johnny Petraglia and Amleto Monacelli. PBA50 newcomers and Hall of Famers Chris Barnes and Jason Couch are also expected to compete.

FloBowling will have exclusive coverage of all rounds of the competition, including four different match play rounds and all of the finals.

Faced with the global pandemic threatening the cancelation of the entire 2020 PBA50 Tour, the PBA and longtime partner Larry Ducat at The Villages worked together to create this event, in the mold of the Go Bowling! PBA Tour WSOB and its multiple opportunities for players in one location with one entry fee, which celebrated its 11th year earlier in 2020.

As in the PBA WSOB, the PBA50 WSOB qualifying games in the PBA Mark Roth Championship, PBA Del Ballard Championship, and PBA Johnny Petraglia Championship will count towards the main event PBA National Championship.

Health and safety measures will be paramount at the event at The Villages, considering state and local guidelines. Among other things, there will be three squads of qualifying to ensure social distancing during play.

The rest of the previously scheduled 2020 PBA50 Tour has been canceled, meaning the following events: Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, Mooresville Open, Lubbock Sports Cup, Suncoast US Senior Open, Fountain Valley Open, River City Extreme Open, South Shore Open, Championship Lanes Classic, Spectrum Lanes Open, Jax 60 Open, and the PBA60 Dick Weber Classic.

The PBA expresses thanks to all the previously scheduled 2020 PBA50 Tour hosts and hopes to be back in 2021 to all the great partner venues.

One $750 entry fee enters each player into all four events. The PBA50 National Championship will have a first place prize of $15,000 and pay ratio of 1:3, plus eight Super Senior cash spots. The top 24 in each of the three Legend Pattern events plus four Super Senior will cash, with the winners of all three Legend Pattern events earning $3,500. Entry information is at pba.com.

Florida Blue Medicare PBA50 World Series of Bowling
August 8-15, 2020
Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, FL
All times EST.

Saturday, August 8

A Squad Practice: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Re-oil
B Squad Practice: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Re-oil
C Squad Practice: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
*Pro-am: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 9

The PBA50 Mark Roth Championship
A Squad: 8 a.m. – Noon
Re-oil
B Squad: 1 – 5 p.m.
Re-oil
C Squad: 6 – 10 p.m.
(6 games of qualifying on PBA Roth 42)

Top 24 advance to PBA Roth 42 bracket match play based on 128 entries.

Monday, August 10

PBA Roth 42 Bracket Match Play Round of 24: 10 – 11 a.m.
(qualifiers 9-24, bowl best of three games, single elimination)

PBA Roth 42 Bracket Match Play Round of 16: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(qualifiers 1-8 and 8 winners from the Round of 24, bowl best of three games, single elimination)

*Pro-am: 2 -4 p.m.
(bowlers eliminated from Bracket Match Play Rounds of 24 and 16 will be scheduled for the pro-am)

PBA Roth 42 Bracket Match Play Round of 8: 5 – 6 p.m.
(winners from the Round of 16, bowl best of three games single elimination)

PBA Roth 42 Bracket Match Play Semifinals: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
(winners from Round of 8, bowl single game elimination semifinal matches)

PBA Roth 42 Championship Match: 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.
(winners of the semifinal matches bowl for the PBA50 Roth Championship)

Tuesday, August 11

PBA50 Del Ballard Championship
B Squad: 8 a.m. – Noon
Re-oil
C Squad: 1 – 5 p.m.
Re-oil
A Squad: 6 – 10 p.m.
(6 games of qualifying on PBA Ballard 34)

Top 24 advance to PBA Ballard 34 bracket match play based on 128 entries.

Wednesday, August 12

PBA Ballard 34 Bracket Match Play Round of 24: 10 – 11 a.m.
(qualifiers 9-24, bowl best of three games, single elimination)

PBA Ballard 34 Bracket Match Play Round of 16: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(qualifiers 1-8 and 8 winners from the Round of 24, bowl best of three games, single elimination)

*Pro-am: 2 -4 p.m.
(bowlers eliminated from Bracket Match Play Rounds of 24 and 16 will be scheduled for the pro-am)

PBA Ballard 34 Bracket Match Play Round of 8: 5 – 6 p.m.
(winners from the Round of 16, bowl best of three games single elimination)

PBA Ballard 34 Bracket Match Play Semifinals: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
(winners from Round of 8, bowl single game elimination semifinal matches)

PBA Ballard 34 Bracket Match Play Championship Match: 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.
(winners of the semifinal matches bowl for the PBA50 Del Ballard Championship)

Thursday, August 13

PBA Johnny Petraglia Championship

C Squad: 8 a.m. – Noon
Re-oil
A Squad: 1 – 5 p.m.
Re-oil
B Squad: 6 – 10 p.m.
(6 games of qualifying on PBA Petraglia 46)

Top 24 advance to PBA Petraglia 46 bracket match play based on 128 entries.

*The top 32 bowlers after 18 games of PBA50 Legend patterns qualifying advance to PBA50 Florida Blue Medicare National Championship match play Saturday, August 15 based on 128 entries.

Friday, August 14

PBA Petraglia 46 Bracket Match Play Round of 24: 1 – 2 p.m.
(qualifiers 9-24, bowl best of three games, single elimination)

PBA Petraglia Bracket Match Play Round of 16: 2:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(qualifiers 1-8 and 8 winners from the Round of 24, bowl best of three games, single elimination)

Reoil

PBA Petraglia 46 Bracket Match Play Round of 8: 5 – 6 p.m.
(winners from the Round of 16, bowl best of three games single elimination)

PBA Petraglia 46 Bracket Match Play Semifinals: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. (winners from Round of 8, bowl single game elimination semifinal matches)

PBA Petraglia 46 Bracket Match Play Championship Match: 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. (winners of the semifinal matches bowl for the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia Championship)

Saturday, August 15

PBA50 Florida Blue Medicare National Championship
On Holman 37 oil pattern.
Match Play Round 1: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(6 games)
No re-oil
Match Play Round 2: 2 – 6 p.m.
(6 games)
Top five advance to the stepladder finals
Re-oil
5 Player Stepladder Practice: 6:45 – 7 p.m.
5 Player Stepladder Finals: 7 – 8:30 p.m.