ARLINGTON, Texas – Registration for the first four events on the 2020 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour schedule, including the 2020 United States Bowling Congress Queens, now are open along with PWBA member registration, which has added benefits in 2020.
The 2020 PWBA Tour kicks off with three events in the western United States, starting April 23 with the PWBA Tucson Open at Lucky Strike Bowl in Tucson, Arizona. It will mark the second consecutive year the tour makes a stop in Tucson, though in a different center.
The tour makes its first visit to Washington in more than 30 years for the PWBA Spokane Open at Lilac Lanes and Casino, April 30 through May 2, before a return to Steve Cook’s Fireside Lanes in Sacramento, California, for the PWBA Sacramento Open on May 7-9.
The USBC Queens, the first major of the season, is set for May 13-19 at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, site of the 2020 USBC Women’s Championships.
PWBA members will have added benefits in 2020, including special offers on bowling balls from PWBA partners. Additional benefits include $100 entry-fee discount and priority entry to PWBA Standard events, a 30-percent discount on ShopPWBA merchandise, discounted practice rates at official PWBA Practice Centers, and much more.
PWBA membership is available to any woman who has a bowling average of 190 or higher in a USBC certified league. Bowlers who want to compete in a PWBA Regional event must have a 180 or higher average.
The PWBA format for standard events in 2020 will have 12 games of qualifying (two six-game rounds) before the field is cut to the top 32. Another six-game round will determine the top 12, who will bowl six more games to determine the top four for the stepladder finals. Last season, qualifying rounds consisted of eight games.
Visit PWBA.com for more information on events, including member and tournament registration.