The PBA All-Star Shootout Hosted by Six Flags St. Louis, also sponsored by Denny’s, Motel 6 and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), will take place June 14-17 at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Mo. The 16 players will be paired into eight teams who will participate in a doubles competition. The winning team will split $50,000 with all other teams earning a minimum of $15,000.
The tournament marks just the fourth televised PBA event held outdoors and the first since 2001 when Jason Couch won The Villages Sun Bowl in The Villages, Fla. The finals of a PBA Senior Tour event in 2000 were also televised from The Villages. The only other PBA tournament held outdoors was the 1999 Brunswick Long Island Open/New York City Experience – won by Eric Forkel – which was held in Bryant Park in New York City.
The eight teams set to participate in the PBA All-Star Shootout Hosted by Six Flags St. Louis are:
Pete Weber and Sean Rash
Robert Smith and Tony Reyes
Doug Kent and Danny Wiseman
Tommy Jones and Wes Malott
Norm Duke and Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Jason Couch and Billy Oatman
Chris Barnes and Mika Koivuniemi
Patrick Allen and Parker Bohn III
Competition takes place Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15, followed by two days of appearances and exhibitions by the 16 bowlers. The event features an alternate shot doubles competition with the field divided into two groups of four teams. Each group will participate in a preliminary qualifying round with the top team in each group moving on to the championship round.
The Qualifying Round will feature round robin match play with each team facing the other three teams in their group once. The top team in each group based on overall record will advance, with ties broken by head-to-head records.
The Championship Round will consist of two singles matches followed by a doubles match. One point will be awarded for each singles match win and two points will be awarded for the doubles match win. In the event of a tie, a one-ball sudden death roll-off will take place.
The special event, which will take place on the Scorpion oil pattern, will feature a unique scoring system wherein any team striking on their fill ball in the 10th frame will be allowed to continue until they can no longer strike. Each additional strike after the fill ball will add 10 bonus pins to the team’s final score.
Additionally, a bonus of five pins will be awarded for each split converted during a match. Bowlers will alternate shots throughout the competition so that bowlers will attempt to pick up their teammates’ spares.
The PBA All-Star Shootout Hosted by Six Flags St. Louis will air over five consecutive weekends beginning with the first two of 15 shows airing on June 24 from 1-2 p.m. ET.
Below is a complete list of air times. All dates and times are subject to change.
Date Network Times (Shows)
Sun., June 24 ESPN 1 – 2 p.m. ET (2)
Sun., July 1 ESPN 1 – 2 p.m. ET (2)
Sun., July 8 ESPN 3 – 5 p.m. ET (4)
Sun., July 15 ESPN 3 – 5 p.m. ET (4 incl. one re-air)
Sat., July 21 ESPN Noon – 2:30 p.m. ET (5 incl. one re-air)
Sun., July 22 ESPN2 3 – 5 p.m. ET (Re-air of four shows, incl. two semis and final)