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Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour Stop in Medford, Oregon Cancelled
SEATTLE, Wash. - 11/13/2009

The Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour’s scheduled tournament in Medford, Ore., Jan. 4-10, has become a casualty of the national economic slump.
“The Professional Bowlers Association regrets to announce Lava Lanes in Medford will be unable to host the Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles event in 2010,” said PBA Commissioner and CEO Fred Schreyer. “It’s an unavoidable situation, and it’s too late in the planning process to find a host to replace Medford.”
Schreyer said the Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles will be moved to Brunswick Zone-Wheat Ridge in Wheat Ridge, Colo., Feb. 15-21, where it will replace the previously-announced Gemini Championship.

The cancellation also will mean a minor re-scheduling of the PBA Tour’s 2009-10 ESPN television schedule. The tape-delayed finals of the Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open presented by the United States Bowling Congress will be moved from Jan. 3 to Medford’s Jan. 10 date. Schreyer said a decision on the Jan. 3 air date will be made after discussions with ESPN.

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Yeah, I heard it last night too at Lava Lanes. I knew this was going to be the last year anyway, but was pretty surprised to hear they cancelled this years too. But I know how they are hurting.


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Sadly, a sign of the times! Brian...Lava Lanes is in your the center in trouble of closing down, or is this a PBA thing? The economy woes are all over...just curious...thanks!

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The center is fine as far as staying open but the sponsorship was down and the PBA fees just keep going up. It's just doesn't make financial sense anymore.

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