Wednesday, January 7, 2009

PBA Bowling Championship Starts in Reno

The careers of athletes who participate in traditional team sports (i.e, baseball, basketball, football) typically have a short shelf life. But participants in some individual sports — like bowling or golf — can enjoy much longer careers.

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) National Bowling Stadium Championship got under way in Reno, Nev., today.

Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., is the defending champion. On Jan. 6, 2008, he won the title by defeating Patrick Allen, 254-214. It was his 11th career title.

A field of 64 bowlers is lined up to compete in this year's event, which comes at the beginning of the second half of the 50th anniversary of the PBA.

If you can't get to Reno to witness the event in person, you can catch coverage of the final round on ESPN starting at noon (Central) on Sunday.

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