Next Up On Xtra Frame: PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour Join Forces for PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles Championship
The PBA’s top senior and contemporary stars will showcase their talents together in a doubles format Aug. 5-8 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., for the Xtra Frame PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles Championship presented by DV8.
The competition, which will award a PBA Tour title to the Tour players and a PBA50 title to the PBA50 players, will be covered live from start-to-finish exclusively on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video-streaming service. For Xtra Frame subscriptions, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Subscriptions are available for three days for $3.99, a full month for $7.99 or a full year for $64.99.
The revival of the doubles event after a 14-year absence, will feature some of the PBA’s most highly-decorated champions, including Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr., Norm Duke, Amleto Monacelli, Parker Bohn III, Tom Baker, and legend Carmen Salvino.
Monacelli is coming off a thrilling USBC Senior Masters title match victory Sunday in Green Bay, Wis., where he defeated top qualifier and fellow Hall of Famer Pete Weber twice - 192-190 and 254-243 - for his third PBA50 major victory and fifth title overall.
On the PBA Tour side, a host of PBA Tour champions are entered including Sean Rash, Tommy Jones, Ronnie Russell, and from nearby Munster, Ind., Eugene McCune, just to name a few.
The tournament’s unique tournament format will determine doubles pairings based on qualifying order in the respective PBA and PBA50 Tour fields.
Qualifying begins on Thursday at 8 a.m. ET and will continue on Friday. Match play will get underway on Saturday morning with the Baker format finals scheduled for 7 p.m.
For admission and pro-am entry information contact Olympia Lanes at www.olympialanes.com or by calling (219) 933-6677.
PBA/PBA50 XTRA FRAME SOUTH SHORE DOUBLES Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind., Aug. 5-8
Wednesday, Aug. 5 8 a.m. - PBA50 practice session 11:30 a.m. - PBA Tour practice session 2, 4 and 6 p.m. – Pro-Am squads
Thursday, Aug. 6 8 a.m. - PBA50, 8 qualifying games 3 p.m. – PBA Tour, 8 qualifying games
Friday, Aug. 7 8 a.m. - PBA Tour, 8 qualifying games 3 p.m. – PBA50, 8 qualifying games
Saturday, Aug. 8
8 a.m. – Baker format match play for 18-team match play field. For 16-team match play field competition will start at 11 a.m.7 p.m. – Semifinal Round, one-game Baker format matches Immediately following – Championship match, one-game Baker format