PBA/PBA50/PWBA Trios title event to be held in Jonesboro, Arkansas, this summer

ARLINGTON, Texas - The stars of the Professional Bowlers Association, Professional Bowlers Association 50 and Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tours will converge on Jonesboro, Arkansas, this summer for an unprecedented trios title event.

The PBA/PBA50/PWBA Jonesboro Trios will be contested July 31-Aug. 3 at Hijinx Family Entertainment Center in Jonesboro. All rounds will be livestreamed on BowlTV.

Champions will each earn national titles on their respective tours and $10,000.

“Watching the best players in the world from all the top national tours — PBA, PBA50 and PWBA — in the same building, working together as teams, will be a treat for fans,” PBA Commissioner Tom Clark said. “It will be the first time a trios event of this nature awards national titles on each tour, so fans will witness history, along with the chance to watch legends, current stars and all the diverse styles. Thanks to Hijinx in Jonesboro for its support and vision to make this event come true.”

Jonesboro previously hosted PBA Tour title events from 2016 through 2021. In 2019, Norm Duke won his 40th career title and the second of back-to-back titles at age 54.

The PBA50 Tour held a super regional in Jonesboro last September. John Janawicz, who won the 2023 PBA50 Rookie of the Year award and the 2023 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, defeated Chris Barnes in the title match.

Jordan Richard, the 2023 PWBA Player of the Year, bowled collegiately at Jonesboro’s Arkansas State University from 2015-2018. While at Arkansas State, Richard earned three First Team All-American selections and was twice named the Division I Player of the Year.

“I’m excited to return to Jonesboro and compete in this unique event,” Richard said. “I’ve enjoyed a lot of success at Hijinx and made a lot of great memories there. It’s a fantastic center with a tremendous staff, and I can’t wait to get back there and hopefully come away with a title.”

Players will each bowl two five-game qualifying rounds within their respective tours, cutting to the top 16 players for match play. Qualifying pinfall will be dropped entering round-robin match play.

Seeding entering match play will determine the PBA/PBA50/PWBA trios teams. All three top seeds will be paired together, as will the No. 2 seeds and so on.

The top five teams after match play will advance to a stepladder finals, which will be livestreamed on BowlTV.

In Baker match play, one player will bowl the first, fourth, seventh and 10th frames. A second player will bowl in the second, fifth and eighth frames, leaving the third, sixth and ninth frames for the third player.

The PBA/PBA50/PWBA Jonesboro Trios schedule is below. All times are local/Central time.

Hijinx Family Entertainment Center | Jonesboro, Ark.

Wednesday, July 31
10 a.m.            PBA50 Practice Session
12 p.m.            PWBA Practice Session
2 p.m.              PBA Practice Session
6 p.m.              Pro-am 1
8:30 p.m.         Pro-am 2

Thursday, Aug. 1
8 a.m.              PBA50 Qualifying Round 1 (five games)
1 p.m.              PWBA Qualifying Round 1 (five games)
5 p.m.              PBA Qualifying Round 1 (five games)

Friday, Aug. 2
8 a.m.              PBA50 Qualifying Round 2 (five games)
1 p.m.              PWBA Qualifying Round 2 (five games)
5 p.m.              PBA Qualifying Round 2 (five games)

Cut to top 16 in each division; trios teams matched by seed; pinfall drops

Saturday, Aug. 3
8 a.m.              Trios Match Play Round 1 (eight games)
2 p.m.              Trios Match Play Round 2 (eight games)

Cut to top five trios teams

7 p.m.              Trios Stepladder Finals (four games)

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