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What is / Who's who in the PBA League?
I don't know about you but when I watch a sporting event, I like to know as much as possible going in!

The Professional Bowlers Association will have it's FIRST LIVE! PBA League telecast Sunday, January 27th (Noon ET / 11am CT) on ESPN.

Back in October PBA Commissioner Tom Clark joined Sparky, Dwight and myself to explain what the PBA League is all about.

Below is a breakdown of EVERY TEAM involved. Everything you need to know from stats and highlight to previews and more, we have got you COVERED!

So get ready for what is to be a good ol' competitve time... The PBA League!
Tommy Jones Scott Norton Jack Jurek J. Szczerbinski *Kelly Kulcik

Tom Smallwood Mike Scroggins Ronnie Russell Jesse Buss *Brad Angelo

Rhino Page Amleto Monacelli Bryon Smith Mike Machuga *Mike Wolfe

Wes Malott Andres Gomez Parker Bohn III Dave Wodka *Ildemaro Ruiz

Ryan Ciminelli Ryan Schafer W.R.Williams Jr. Jason Sterner *Tom Hess

Dom Barrett Josh Blanchard Stuart Williams Nathan Bohr *Jon VanHees

Mika Koivuniemi Chris Loschetter Mike DeVaney Dick Allen *Dino Castillo

Martin Larsen Dan MacLelland Patrick Allen Thomas Larsen *AnthonyLaCzae

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PBA Needs YOUR Help Wisconsin!
You may or may not be aware that the PBA announced a while back that they will be returning to Southeastern Wisconsin for their Summer Series. Now if you haven’t heard, then you haven’t listened to the Spare/Time Bowling Show on Sunday mornings at 9am or you missed the one day it was in the Journal Sentinel newspaper. Let’s be honest if this is going to be a successful event coming up in May and June then more will need to be done.

Attention to bowling alley owners in town (especially you AMF owners) their needs to be a partnership in helping to promote this event coming back to Wisconsin. I understand that many of you probably think since you aren’t hosting the qualifying tournaments or the TV finals that it does you no good to promote it. Well, you’re WRONG!
The PBA tour is free marketing for what you do, regardless if you like the current product or not, use it to your advantage. I get that many of you want the good old days of Marhsall Holman and Mark Roth back, well those days are behind us and have been replaced by a pretty good rivalry in Sean Rash versus Jason Belmonte.  TV ratings on ESPN are up 15% this year for the PBA and you haven’t done a thing to help this process. How many Sunday’s go by without the PBA event being on a single TV set in your building? I understand in the beginning of the year the NFL is king. However, that’s over now, so you don’t have an excuse. 

What’s the solution? It’s pretty simple, let’s first start with each center in town making announcements at their centers during each league.  How long does it take to write a liner card for your staff to read once or twice during league play? I don’t want to hear more stories like I heard on Sunday morning from my co-host Van McNeil about going to Waukesha AMF and the staff there not knowing details about the PBA coming to THEIR center in May.

As far as you Pro Shop owners go, I’m trying to figure out why when you are selling bowling balls to people, especially kids, why aren’t  you saying “This is one of the balls that Sean Rash throws or this is what Jason Belmonte uses”? What’s the worst case scenario? the person says “Who is that?” Then you can explain to them to watch a PBA show to see how the ball works for them and how it can work for you.

The commissioner of the PBA, Tom Clark, can only do so much.  At some point, the people in towns across this country that run bowling centers and pro shops need to step to the plate and do their part. If people don’t want to help, then don’t cry when you are filing for bankruptcy because nobody is coming to your center because bowling isn’t popular enough. 

Be selfish owners and promote the PBA!
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High School Bowling Coaches Poll 1-11-2013
A new year and a new Wisconsin High School Bowling Coaches Poll!

This time around, we have a better look at what's going on around the state as some of the northern districts have updated their respective pages at www.wihsbowlclub.com. So here is what is got as of January 11th, 2013!

Next update... January 25th.

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It's Tournament Time for Bowlers!
Hey Bowler's and Friend's of the Spare Time Bowling Show, can you believe it, it's tournament time, my doubles partner Beth and I bowled a great couples tournament over the weekend at Country Lanes in Hales Corners.

Guys, round up you favorite Woman Bowler, girls find your great Male partner and bowl the 35th Annual City Mixed Doubles Tournament at Country Lanes.

There still is time to enter.

Click here for the link and entry forms.

Till then, may you keep it out of the gutter, sincerely Dwight Albrecht from the Spare Time Bowling Show.

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