With added live TV and some format changes, the 2018 PWBA Tour season is shaping up to be exciting and memorable.
The 2018 U.S. Women's Open will feature an invitation-only field of 108 competitors, who will be selected based on their on-lane performances during the 2017 calendar year.
With the closing of the 2017 PWBA Tour season came the announcement of the 2017 PWBA Player and Rookie of the Year, Liz Johnson and Daria Pajak, respectively.
For the third time in her career, Shannon O'Keefe found herself in tears on the television set of a major bowling championship, but this time it was as the winner of the 2017 Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship, the first major title of her career.
Shannon O'Keefe, Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky and Kelly Kulick are the four semifinalists for the 2017 Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.