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March 30, 2009

Kegler's Korner: Professional bowling returning to Wabash Valley this summer

Professional bowling returns to the Wabash Valley in the form of the PBA Central/Midwest Region Terre Haute Open at the Terre Haute Bowling Center on June 12-14.

“Rick [general manager Braden] and I have been working on this for a few months,” said tournament host Phil Cooper on Friday. “We should have the pro-am entries out sometime this week.”

THBC is using this event to recognize their major facility reconstruction after sustaining heavy flood damage in June 2008. In a related gesture to area bowlers, the THBC will charge no admission to that weekend’s tournament.

To draw a parallel to Major League Baseball, the PBA Region Tour is the Triple A level of the Professional Bowlers Association. With this tournament in the summer months, it’s in the realm of possibility PBA regulars might participate to keep their games sharp.

Also unique to this event is the temporary merging of the Midwest and Central region tours. The two tours are split geographically straight down the Indiana-Illinois border, a natural for Terre Haute.

The tournament begins on a Friday (June 12) with a practice session from 3 to 5 p.m. and a PBA non-member meeting following at 5 p.m. A pro-am is slated for 7 p.m., with an adult and youth division.

The tournament competition begins in earnest on Saturday (June 13) with an “A” squad bowling eight games starting at 9 a.m. then a “B” squad rolling its eight games at 4 p.m.

Match play is on Sunday (June 14) with the round of 16 based on the number of entries, also beginning at 9 a.m. The field will be whittled down to the final two bowling for the championship.

Typically, according to Cooper, around 100 bowlers could compete in this tournament.

“This tournament is open to all PBA Midwest and Central Region bowlers, but also anybody who wants to participate as an amateur by paying the entry fee,” Cooper added. Entry fee is $220 for PBA members, $285 for nonmembers. First place is projected to be $2,500 based on a 1 in 3 ratio.

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