PBA Chris Paul Celebrity Invitational Bowling Tournament at Lucky Strike Lanes

Kevin Hart, Chris Paul and Jerome Bettis round out the PBA Detroit Winter Swing

The Pro Bowlers Association (PBA) has kicked off an exciting season of sport. Since renewing its partnership with the “Worldwide Leader of Sports”, ESPN, the PBA has exceeded ratings expectations and made national headlines¬†with the airing of this year’s “World Series of Bowling”. The next stop of the Tour is Detroit, with the rolling out of the first ever PBA Players Championship.

The Players Championship, a new idea by the PBA set to debut in Detroit, involves 5-man teams comprised of both celebrity team owners and pro bowlers. Based on the pin totals of each five player team, the top three teams will advance to League Show #4 Baker Stepladder Finals. The teams who finish 4th – 8th will advance to the TV Leaguhttp://bcmmag.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=785&action=edite Clash Match, determining the 4th seeded team in the stepladder.

Some of the celebrity team owners include, Jerome Bettis, Chris Paul, Terrell Owens and Kevin Hart.

PBA Commissioner Tom Clark talked with CBS Detroit about the league, the lanes and the upcoming tournament.

To view pairing schedule .pdf, go to http://pba.com/Content/images/pairings/Pairing_Sheet%20_1880.pdf

PBA Upcoming Schedule via (pba.com)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 – EARL ANTHONY PLAYER CHAMPIONSHIP

(Qualifying)
8:30a – 8:45a / Roll Call
8:45a – 9:00a / Practice on Starting Pair
9:00a – 3:00p / Qualifying Round (8 Games)

3:00p – 4:30p / Re-Oil

(Round Robin Match Play)
4:30p – 4:50p / Roll Call
4:50p – 5:00p / Practice on Starting Pair
5:00p – 8:30p / Round Robin Match Play (8 Games)
8:30p – 9:00p / Match Play Position Round

**Top 2 players advance to ESPN televised Championship match**

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
3:30p EST / Taped ESPN finals from Thunderbowl Arena

PBA LEAGUE SHOW #5
PBA League Shootout Round to determine the #4 Team
Surviving Team advances to stepladder as #4 seeded team

Baker Stepladder Match 1, #4 Team versus #3 Team
Winner Advances
Baker Stepladder Match 2, Winner versus #2 Team
Winner Advances
Baker Stepladder Match 3, Winner versus #1 Team

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