Posted Monday, May 14, 2007 11:58 PM | Contributed by Chitown
The "2007 PBA All-Star Shootout Hosted by Six Flags St. Louis" will take place June 14-17, 2007 at Six Flags St. Louis, where the PBA's best-known bowling stars will compete, as well as meet and greet park guests and conduct clinics and pro-amateur bowling events in which some
lucky Six Flags guests will win an opportunity to take on the pros. The PBA's Top Ten bowlers will take part in this event, including National Champion and PBA Hall of Famer Pete Webber.
Read the press release on PR Newswire.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 9:19 AM
While in St. Louis visit the Bowling Hall of Fame. No, really, we have one.
*** This post was edited by Frantic Ferret 5/15/2007 9:21:11 AM ***
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 10:01 AM
Frantic I have been there twice it's really neat. I may need to talk my wife into a trip that week to St. Louis to catch some Coasters, Bowling, and maybe a Baseball game if the Cards are in town. I have been to the old Busch Stadium a few times but have not got around to new Busch yet. I'm a Cubs but I love going to different stadiums.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:04 AM
Maybe by the time you get around to visiting STL, the Cards can pull their collective heads out of their arses and begin to play the game that they're paid for. (I'm a die hard STL fan so I can say that!) You'll really enjoy the new stadium as well. It's just such a vast improvement over the old one and has way more architectural details to look at. Have fun!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:21 PM
I know how you feel as a die hard saying that. I am the same way about my Cubbies.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:52 PM
Will they have some sort of portable bowling lanes set up? Will it be an outdoor event?
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 1:52 PM
I do know that the PBA has done events in non-bowling centers. So yes they do have portable lanes they can assemble for special tournaments in unnatural settings.
I have to stop in the Bowling Hall of Fame sometime during my life to see the place where 300 games (perfect scores for those non bowlers) are listed. My brother is on the list somewhere from a couple of seasons ago.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 4:18 PM
That's interesting. Never knew there were portable lanes. I have always wondered why when I see I pro-bowling on TV, it doesn't really look like they are in a regular bowling alley.
Are portable lanes the exception or the norm?
Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:58 AM
The TV finals, when conducted in an arena, are done on 4 'portable' lanes. They are standard in all ways, except they move around to facility to facility. The PBA has done several outdoord events, and weather plays a great factor in them, as the wind and sun causes the lane condition to change dramatically. The PBA was purchased by several ex-Microsoft guys about 6 years ago and they have done a much better job of marketing the tour then in previous years, but it's a continual battle.
The IBHOF is a worthy trip if you are ever in St. Louis. While there, you can bowl on traditional, or hand pin spotted lanes. You can also see my photo...if you know where to look.
Although I don't have my track record posted here on coasterbuzz, I have been on 100s of different coasters from all across the country....a tremendous benefit of being a touring professional bowler on the PBA I always went to the local amusement park, or drove to the next town via the amusement parks along the way.
Fever - # of 300 games - 42, the number of coasters....unknown.