February 07, 2013
The PBA Tour and PBA League resume on ESPN with the finals of the Carmen Salvino Classic and the second round of the PBA League on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. ET. Lon McEachern and PBA Hall of Famer Randy Petersen provide commentary and analysis on-site from Thunderbowl Lanes in suburban Detroit. Colombian Andres Gomez will be hoping to defend his title against American D.J. Archer in the Salvino Tour final.
The PBA League Salvino round competition will begin with a Clash eliminator contest featuring four representatives from the L.A. X, three from the Silver Lake Atom Splitters, two from the BROOKLYN STyLES, and one each from the Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits and Dallas Strikers. The player who wins the Clash round will advance his team into the Salvino stepladder finals to meet owner Billie Jean King’s New York City WTT KingPins (John Szczerbinski, Jack Jurek, Tommy Jones, Pete Weber, Scott Norton) in the opening match. The KingPins qualified third for the Baker format stepladder finals. The quarterfinal, semifinal and final matches follow.
The PBA League is a new team-style tournament format that debuted this year. The concept incorporates teams owned by Hollywood and sports celebrities and captained by PBA Tour stars. Viewers can follow the PBA on ESPN on Twitter with the hashtags #LoveTheLanes and #PBALeague.
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