PBA World Championship

Roster

Current Entries: 120

In The Bag

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Event Dates

From: Sunday, August 30, 2009
To: Sunday, December 13, 2009

Host Center

Thunderbowl Lanes
4200 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
(313) 928-4688

Television Dates

  • 12/13/2009 1:00 PM ET on ESPN

Oil Pattern Schedule

Prize Fund

Place Winnings*
1 $50,000.00
2 $25,000.00
3 $12,500.00
4 $12,500.00
5 $6,300.00
6 $6,300.00
7 $6,300.00
8 $6,300.00
9 $3,800.00
10 $3,800.00
11 $3,800.00
12 $3,800.00
13 $3,800.00
14 $3,800.00
15 $3,800.00
16 $3,800.00
17 $2,800.00
18 $2,800.00
19 $2,800.00
20 $2,800.00
Place Winnings*
21 $2,800.00
22 $2,800.00
23 $2,800.00
24 $2,800.00
25 $2,000.00
26 $2,000.00
27 $2,000.00
28 $2,000.00
29 $2,000.00
30 $2,000.00
31 $2,000.00
32 $2,000.00
33 $2,000.00
34 $2,000.00
35 $2,000.00
36 $2,000.00
37 $2,000.00
38 $2,000.00
39 $2,000.00
40 $2,000.00

*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.

Tournament News

Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., hit a home run for America's unemployed workers Sunday, upsetting reigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, 244-228, to win the PBA World Championship at Northrock Lanes.

PBA Hall of Famer Carmen Salvino has seen 'em all since joining the organization as a charter member back in 1958, so we asked Carmen to analyze Sunday's PBA World Championship...and pick a winner.

Two days before last Christmas, Tom Smallwood found himself, like millions of Americans, jobless and wondering how he would support his family.

Reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, is still alive in the PBA World Championships tripleheader at Thunderbowl Lanes, but 11 of the 16 players who earned byes for two rounds went home Friday.

Reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, will get his chance to win the PBA World Championship and his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour major title on Dec. 13 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan.

Reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, led the field of 40 PBA World Championship finalists who moved into match play rounds at Thunderbowl Lanes Thursday by sitting on the sidelines, resting.

Reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, trying to add his first major title to his resumé, claimed the third round lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes Wednesday.

A roster of more than 30 of the world’s top bowling stars, including the finalists in the PBA Women’s and Senior World Championships who are yet to be decided, is set for a grand finale television weekend Saturday and Sunday at historic Thunderbowl Lanes...

Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, trying for his third PBA major title, took the second round lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes Tuesday.

The PBA's bold World Series of Bowling experiment will reach an historic conclusion beginning Monday when Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., begins his bid to win a third consecutive PBA World Championship...

Tournament Schedule / Notes

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM / Non-PBA member meeting.
Non-member meeting to be held at Thunderbowl

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
Practice Session (All Divisions)
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM/Practice (A Squad, B Squad A-L)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM/Practice (B Squad M-Z, C Squad)

MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
Qualifying Round 1 (All Divisions)
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM / A Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
Noon - 3:45 PM / B Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
RE-OIL
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM / C Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
Roll-Call will be 30 minutes prior to each first round qualifying squad.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
Qualifying Round 2 (All Divisions)
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM / B Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
Noon - 3:45 PM / C Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
RE-OIL
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM / A Squad Qualifying (6 Games)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
Qualifying Round 3 (All Divisions)
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM / C Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
Noon - 3:45 PM / A Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
RE-OIL
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM / B Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
CUT TO CASHERS. Cut/Cash ratio is 1:3. If entries exceed 160 the ratio is 1:4 with a minimum of 53 cash spots.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
Casher's Round (All Divisions)
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM / Cashers Qualifying (6 Games)
OPEN DIVISION: CUT TO TOP 40 (Top 8 Bowlers Advance to the Super 16)
WOMEN AND SENIOR DIVISIONS: CUT TO TOP 20 (Top 4 Bowlers Advance to the Super 8)


2:00 PM - 5:30 PM / Open Round of 32 (Best 4 of 7)
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Women's Round of 16 (Best 4 of 7)
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Senior's Round of 16 (Best 4 of 7)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM / Open Round of 16 (Best 4 of 7)
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM / Women's Round of 8 (Best 4 of 7)
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM / Senior's Round of 8 (Best 4 of 7)

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM / Open Super 16* (Best 4 of 7)
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM / Women's Super 8** (Best 4 of 7)
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM / Senior's Super 8** (Best 4 of 7)
*The Super 16 shall consist of the top eight (8) bowlers after 24 games of qualifying, and eight (8) winners from the Round of 16.
**The Super 8 shall consist of the top four (4) bowlers after 24 games of qualifying and the four (4) winners from the Round of 8


7:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Open Round of 8 (Best 4 of 7)
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Women's Round 0f 4 (Best 4 of 7)
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Senior's Round of 4 (Best 4 of 7)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2009
Women's and Senior's taped ESPN television finals from Thunderbowl in Allen Park MI.
NOON - 1:30 PM EST

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009
Open Division Live ESPN television finals from Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.
NOON (CST)