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ARLINGTON, Texas – After 15 days of online voting, six United States Bowling Congress league bowlers are closer to their chance of going on national television to compete against some of the top bowlers on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour.
Fans cast more than 140,000 votes to determine the six bowlers who advanced in the PBA Experience Showdown, a unique competition for USBC Sport Bowling members.
The six finalists will bowl a six-game qualifier at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington on April 6 with each game contested on a different PBA lane pattern. The winner of the qualifier will square off against the five winners of the 2009-10 PBA Tour Versatility Swing presented by BOWL.com events – Norm Duke, Rhino Page, Bill O’Neill, Mike DeVaney and Jack Jurek.
The finals will be taped April 7 and are scheduled to air April 11 on ESPN.
Invited to join each finalist on the trip to Arlington is the league secretary and the center’s owner. Each finalist qualified for the PBA Experience Showdown at a Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America member center.
The PBA Experience Showdown started in August 2009 for bowlers who were competing in Sport Bowling leagues. Those leagues use many of the same lane conditions that are used on the PBA Tour. For almost six months, the top bowler (highest scratch series) each week in those leagues was eligible to be entered in the PBA Experience Showdown and more than 1,300 entries were sent to USBC from Sport Bowling leagues.
From those entries, 18 competitors were randomly selected as finalists and were divided into six groups based on the lane condition on which they bowled to qualify. Three finalists were randomly selected from each category and bowling fans went online to vote for their favorite bowler from each of the six lane patterns.
Bowling Proprietors' Association of America
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Arlington, Texas, BPAA represents the business interests of bowling center owners worldwide.  BPAA's mission to enhance the profitability of its member centers and its vision is to be an essential resource to bowling centers and to lead a united, growing, more prosperous and highly regarded bowling industry.
United States Bowling Congress
The United States Bowling Congress, as the national governing body, ensures the integrity and protects the future of the sport, provides programs and services to more than two million adult and youth members and enhances the bowling experience.
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