- From 10 Sat Dec 2016 to 11 Sun Dec 2016 December 10, 2016 December 11, 2016 Nevada Reno
PBA World Series of Bowling VIII ESPN Finals
The Professional Bowlers Association returns to ESPN for the 37th consecutive year, beginning on Sunday, Dec. 11, with live coverage of the PBA World Championship from the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. – the first of nine live telecasts and the first of four major championships on the new schedule.
The ESPN schedule includes a total of 19 telecasts – two more than aired on last year’s schedule – and the most live shows to air since the 2008-09 season.
“We’re proud of our nearly 40-year relationship with the PBA,” said ESPN Senior Vice President-Programming and Global X Scott Guglielmino. “With premier championships and unique events like the annual Chris Paul PBA Invitational, bowling fans can look forward to another season of compelling and action-packed competition on the lanes.”
The new ESPN schedule begins with six telecasts from the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII at Reno’s National Bowling Stadium. The live PBA World Championship at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific) on Sunday, Dec. 11, will be followed by the finals of the PBA Cheetah (Dec. 18) and the Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark Championships (on Christmas Eve day and Christmas day), a re-air of the World Championship on New Year’s Day, and a special “USA vs. The World” team showdown on Jan. 8 featuring the top five American players vs. the top five international players based on WSOB qualifying. The Shark Championship will be the concluding event of the PBA’s 2016 season.