Storm PBA and PWBA Pros to Host PBA Jr. National Championship Regional Clinics
by ddziomba | Thursday, August 06, 3:21 PM
New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association and Storm are excited to announce that eight of the top PBA and PWBA bowlers will join the PBA Jr. National Championships and host clinics at each of the regional events in September.
The instructional clinics will be a great opportunity for the registered youth bowlers to get hands on experience and advice from the top professionals prior to competition.
The Storm players hosting the clinics are PBA’s three-time title winner Kris Prather and Lennie Boresch Jr. in the Midwest, PBA six-time title winner Kyle Troup in the South, PWBA’s three-time title winner Stefanie Johnson, four-time title winner Diana Zavjalova, and 20-time title winner Carolyn Dorin-Ballard in the Southwest, and PBA four-time title winner Marshall Kent and PWBA title winner Bryanna Coté in the West.
“Storm is a proud supporter of the PBA and professional bowling in all capacities,” Gary Hulsenberg, Storm’s VP of Business Development said. “We’re very excited to join forces with the PBA in their PBA Jr. National Championship events to continue to inspire the next generation of competitive athletes.”
The PBA Jr. National Championship will be a two-fold competition starting with bowlers receiving direct entry into one of four regional tournaments at Bowlero centers around the country on September 4 and 5, 2020.
Each regional tournament will guarantee a first place $2,000 SMART Scholarship. SMART scholarships will also be awarded to one out of every six (1:6) entries in each division.
Regional tournaments will take place at the following Bowlero locations with a 1-hour clinic hosted by professional bowlers prior to the start of competition on Friday.
11737 W Burleigh St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Clinic hosted by Kris Prather and Lennie Boresch
2749 Delk Rd, Marietta, GA 30067
Clinic hosted by Kyle Troup
1901 W Airport Fwy, Euless, TX 76040
Clinic hosted by Stefanie Johnson, Diana Zavjalova, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
1919 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85015
Clinic hosted by Marshall Kent and Bryanna Coté
The top two male and female finishers in each regional will then advance to the National Championship to compete for a $7,500 first place SMART Scholarship. The National Championship date will be held in conjunction with a PBA National Tour stop, to be named at a later date.
Bowlers who are interested in competing must be ages 17 and under as of August 1, 2020.
For additional information, registration fees, and to sign up, please visit pba.com/junior.
With health and safety top of mind, the PBA is following local and federal guidelines on COVID-19. The PBA is significantly modifying event procedures as well as taking all necessary precautions to reduce health risks for players and staff during competition. For a complete list of standards, please visit pba.com.
About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.
About Storm Products, Inc.
Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm and Roto Grip Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers.