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This is what Bruce Falcon, the moderator of pba.com forum posted:

The Professional Bowlers Association laid out general plans for the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season in a meeting with the exempt Tour players Wednesday in Norwich, Conn., site of this week’s GoRVing PBA Match Play Championship.

Highlights of the announcements made by Fred Schreyer, PBA Tour Commissioner and CEO and Tom Clark, Deputy Commissioner and COO:

- The PBA Tour’s signature event, the PBA Tournament of Champions, will feature a record $1 million prize fund, record $250,000 first-place prize and different eligibility rules making it open to any PBA titlist (National, Regional, Senior, Women’s Series) in history. The Tournament of Champions will air Jan. 23. This season’s event, which was won by Kelly Kulick in history-making fashion, scored the highest ratings for the PBA in five years. 

- The ESPN Television schedule of 23 original PBA programs will begin at the end of November, 2010, and run through April 2011.

- Lumber Liquidators has affirmed its commitment as the PBA Tour’s title sponsor through September, 2011. Lumber Liquidators has been the title sponsor since the beginning of the 2008-09 PBA Tour season.

- The PBA World Series of Bowling will return, producing nine separate TV shows and culminating with the PBA World Championship. In a story that captured the imagination of the sports world, the PBA World Championship was won this season by Michigan’s Tom Smallwood. A USA vs. World special competition will also emanate from the WSOB. Last year’s inaugural PBA World Series of Bowling had participation from 700 different professionals from 14 different nations.

- For the first time in PBA history, some events will feature three consecutive days of live television (Friday, Saturday, Sunday timeslots on ESPN platforms). The PBA World Championship and U.S. Open will both be telecast in this groundbreaking presentation. Previously, only the final championship round of any PBA Tour event has been telecast.

- The USBC Masters once again rounds out the list of four major championships and will be aired live from Reno’s National Bowling Stadium.

- For the first time in PBA history, live telecasts will be in ESPN High Definition.

- The first-ever PBA Playoffs will conclude the season with a six-week series of shows. The elimination series will have its own separate prize fund and be a key decider in the PBA Player of the Year race.

- The Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational returns for the third consecutive year. The event, which benefits New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul’s CP3 Foundation, features pro bowler/celebrity doubles teams. LeBron James, Ludacris, Dwyane Wade and Hines Ward are among celebrities having competed the past two years.

- A new “Xtra Frame Tour” will bring the PBA Tour players to at least five different locations in the USA for non-televised events conducted with a similar format as the current PBA Senior Tour. The events will be webcast exclusively on the PBA’s official video service on pba.com, Xtra Frame. Xtra Frame has doubled in its subscriber base since this season’s inaugural WSOB.

Further information with more specificity on prize funds, tournament formats, event venues, qualifying tournaments and complete event and TV schedule will be released soon.

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ok folks......This isn't as nice as it sounds...I was talking to ^Rhino page and he told me this is
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ok folks......This isn't as nice as it sounds...I was talking to ^Rhino page and he told me this is

Ricky, read Jeff Richgels blog that I posted on the other thread. 

There will be only one tournament that counts...the TOC.  You might even see  Billy Hardwick bowl, for a chance at $250,000.
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I'll check it out now Keith...Thanks
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ok folks......This isn't as nice as it sounds...I was talking to ^Rhino page and he told me this is

Ricky, read Jeff Richgels blog that I posted on the other thread. 

There will be only one tournament that counts...the TOC.  You might even see  Billy Hardwick bowl, for a chance at $250,000.

Wouldn't that be hilarious to see? Hardwick beating up on the young guys.

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