Guaranteed Rate PBA World Series of Bowling XIII Kicks Off

Five titles, plus the inaugural PBA Collegiate Invitational presented by Storm, to be decided.

Wauwatosa, Wis.—The Guaranteed Rate PBA World Series of Bowling XIII begins this weekend at Bowlero Wauwatosa. Five PBA Tour titles—the PBA Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, PBA Cheetah Championship, PBA Scorpion Championship, PBA Shark Championship and PBA World Championship presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon—will be earned over the course of 13 days. Qualifying and match play will be streamed live on FloBowling and the stepladder finals will air Mar. 13-16, live on FOX Broadcast Channel (World Championship) and Fox Sports’ FS1 (all other events).

In addition, the inaugural PBA Collegiate Invitational presented by Storm, which features the top four USBC-ranked collegiate teams, will air on FS1 Mar. 20.

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PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship Opens WSOB XIII

For the second straight year and third time ever, the PBA Mark Roth/Marshall Holman Doubles Championship will be part of the World Series of Bowling. This year, the doubles event is the first to be contested, with qualifying beginning Friday, Mar. 4 at noon ET. Kris Prather and Andrew Anderson will attempt to defend their title against a formidable field that includes two-time winners Jesper Svensson and Kyle Troup as well as Norm Duke and Wes Malott.

Two More Players Seek the Triple Crown

Dom Barrett became the eighth player in PBA history to complete the Triple Crown (U.S. Open, World Championship, Tournament of Champions) when he won the Kia PBA Tournament of Champions Sunday. At the Guaranteed Rate PBA World Series of Bowling, two players will have a chance to join Barrett as Triple Crown winners: Tommy Jones, who won the U.S. Open in 2006 and the Tournament of Champions in 2007, and François Lavoie, who won the 2021 Tournament of Champions to go with U.S. Open wins in 2016 and 2019.

Multi-Time Major Winners in 2022

During the 2021 Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour season, four of the five majors were won by first-time major champions. So far in 2022, all three majors have been won by previous major winners (Jason Belmonte in the PBA Players Championship, Anthony Simonsen in the U.S. Open and Dom Barrett in the Kia PBA Tournament of Champions). The main event of the WSOB, the PBA World Championship presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon, was won by Tom Daugherty last season for his first major title. Daugherty also won the Scorpion Championship as the only player to win two titles at last season’s WSOB.

Belmonte already has two titles this season and has won the PBA World Championship three times in his career. Simonsen is the youngest player ever to win three majors but has yet to win the World Championship. Barrett is looking to win his second World Championship title. All three of them finished in the top 10 in four of the five events in which they’ve competed so far this season. The only player yet to win this season who has also finished in the top 10 in four of five events is EJ Tackett, who is attempting to win the World Championship for the second time.

Cheetah, Scorpion, Shark Championships

Ten games of qualifying on each of three animal patterns—Cheetah, Scorpion and Shark—will determine the 16 finalists for each animal-pattern event as well as the 30 players who will advance to PBA World Championship cashers round.

The Shark Championship returns for the first time since 2017, replacing the Chameleon Championship, which was won last year by Shawn Maldonado.

Sam Cooley (Cheetah), Daugherty (Scorpion) and Richie Teece (Shark, won in 2017) enter as the defending champions.

PBA Collegiate Invitational Presented by Storm

The first ever PBA Collegiate Invitational presented by Storm pits the top four collegiate teams, based on USBC rankings, against each other in baker action to air Mar. 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FS1. Competing for the championship are Wichita State University, St. Ambrose University, Savannah College of Art and Design—Savannah and Webber International University. Check out the full USBC rankings here.

More Tickets Released – Witness WSOB XIII Live in Wauwatosa

More tickets were just released for all WSOB XIII telecasts. Get yours today at the following links:

PBA Mark Roth/Marshall Holman Doubles Championship
Guaranteed Rate PBA World Championship
PBA Cheetah Championship
PBA Scorpion Championship
PBA Shark Championship
PBA Collegiate Invitational presented by Storm

 

Guaranteed Rate PBA World Series of Bowling XIII Streaming and TV Schedule

Qualifying and match play – Mar. 4-5, 7-11, on FloBowling
PBA Mark Roth/Marshall Holman Doubles Championship – Mar. 6, noon ET on FS1
PBA World Championship presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon – Mar. 13, 1 p.m. ET on FOX
PBA Cheetah Championship – Mar. 14, 8 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Scorpion Championship – Mar. 15, 8 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Shark Championship – Mar. 16, 8 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Collegiate Invitational presented by Storm – Mar. 20, 2:30 p.m. ET on FS1

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