CALIFORNIA’S Best Struggle at The PWBA “GO BOWLING CLASSIC”

by Frank Weiler

ARLINGTON, TX. – The PWBA is back.  The 2021 PWBA Tour season continues after a short break during the month of July.  The GO BOWLING CLASSIC is the first National tournament of three being competed at the International Training and Research Center during the PWBA August swing.  The International Bowling Campus Classic and the the Bowl TV Classic will follow.

The Go Bowling Classic was competed on the PWBA version of the 43 foot Shark oil pattern and on  Kegel’s medium slick oil.  The pattern was challenging and scores were as low any this season.  Some bowlers were heard to say they felt they were bowling on the U.S. OPEN pattern.  Only qualifying leader Dasha Kovalova scored well.  She averaged 219 for the nine games of qualifying which was about ten pins higher than second-place qualifier Jordan Richard.  Everyone else was approximately five pins  below Jordan.  This type of scoring differential is unusual.  The bowlers attributed the disparity in scoring to the oil pattern. 

California’s best PWBA bowlers finished in 15th and 22nd place.  PWBA rookie STEPHANIE ZAVALA (Downey) averaged 205 (Plus 49) for the nine games of qualifying and finished in 15th place.  She was just 14 pins below the cut line. Stephanie rolled  the only perfect 300 game of the Tournament and cashed for $1,200.

PWBA veteran MISSY PARKIN (Laguna Hills) finished 22nd averaging 203 (Plus 29) and cashed for $1,150.  Her high game was 256.               

Every PWBA Tournament is broadcast live on BOWL-TV.  You can follow our California players there.  Also, BOWL.COM provides live scoring for each tournament. 

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