The 2022 Professional Women’s Bowling Association season will begin in May and feature 12 events, seven of which will conclude on CBS Sports Network.

The athletes will be competing for an overall prize fund of approximately $1.4 million, which represents the largest average per event since the tour’s relaunch in 2015.

The stepladder finals of all three major tournaments as well as four standard events will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. Along with the noteworthy prize money at the three majors on the 2022 schedule, three additional events will award increased prize money for first place: the Rockford Open, Twin Cities Open and St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open.

The PWBA staff worked closely with the newly elected PWBA Player Committee to revise the schedule and prize fund distribution and procure additional television exposure.

“The additional exposure of the PWBA Tour on CBS Sports Network will allow the best athletes in the sport to be showcased throughout 2022,” BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio said. “We’re excited to be able to watch these athletes perform on the biggest stages while reaching a larger audience and fan base through these national broadcasts.”

All rounds leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Events not including a CBS Sports Network broadcast, excluding the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, will conclude live on BowlTV.

Two venues on the 2022 schedule are being visited for the first time since the relaunch and will host Classic Series events. The Classic Series events were introduced in 2021 and feature three national tour events during a single stop. Maple Lanes in Rockville Centre, N.Y., will host the Long Island Classic, BowlTV Classic and BVL Classic from June 6-12. USA Bowl in Dallas will host the DFW Classic, Pepsi Classic and Tour Championship from Aug. 2-9.

The complete schedule:

• May 12-15 — PWBA Rockford Open, The Cherry Bowl, Rockford, Ill., CBS Sports Network.

• May 18-24 — USBC Queens, Stardust Bowl, Addison, Ill., CBS Sports Network.

• May 26-29 — PWBA Twin Cities Open, Cedarvale Lanes, Eagan, Minn., CBS Sports Network.

• June 2-5 — PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open, Seminole Lanes, Seminole, Fla., CBS Sports Network.

• June 6-8 — PWBA Long Island Classic, Maple Lanes, Rockville Centre, N.Y., BowlTV.

• June 9-10 — PWBA BowlTV Classic, Maple Lanes, Rockville Centre, N.Y., BowlTV.

• June 11-12 — PWBA BVL Classic, Maple Lanes, Rockville Centre, N.Y., CBS Sports Network.

• June 14-21 — U.S. Women’s Open, Kingpin’s Alley Family Fun Center, South Glens Falls, N.Y., CBS Sports Network.

• July 28-31 — PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, Copperfield Bowl, Houston, coverage TBD.

• Aug. 2-4 — PWBA DFW Classic, USA Bowl, Dallas, BowlTV.

• Aug. 5-6 — PWBA Pepsi Classic, USA Bowl, Dallas, BowlTV.

• Aug. 7-9 — PWBA Tour Championship, USA Bowl, Dallas, CBS Sports Network.

There also will be two PWBA Regional competitions tied to national tour stops during the season. The regionals will take place May 15 after the Rockford Open and May 29 after the Twin Cities Open.

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