The PBA has released details on the sixth annual Summer Shootout, which again will be taped over Memorial Day weekend and then air starting July 7 on ESPN.
Here are the teams:
Storm: Jason Belmonte, Osku Palermaa and Pete Weber
900 Global: Robert Smith, Missy Parkin and Brian Voss
Roto Grip: Wes Malott, Brian Kretzer and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
DV8: Mike Machuga, Ronnie Russell and Brian Valenta
Brunswick: Sean Rash, Ryan Ciminelli and Chris Loschetter
Track: Mike Fagan and Mika Koivuniemi
Columbia 300: Dan MacLelland and Chris Barnes
Hammer: Mike Wolfe and Bill O’Neill
Ebonite: Tommy Jones and Jason Couch
An eliminator format will be used this year that should make for some crazy action.
“Make no mistake, while this event is guaranteed to be fun and exciting for fans to watch on site and as it plays out over the summer months on ESPN, the radical format means it will be a unique tightrope walk for players that will have them on edge fighting for survival from the first ball,” PBA Commissioner Tom Clark said in this PBA news release. “Players who represent the top bowling ball brands will be fighting for bragging rights and the prize money is significant, so it figures to be intense competition.”
For details on the format, go to the release.
More details are in this later PBA release.
Here is a separate PBA release announcing that World Series of Poker announcer Lon McEachern will be the play-by-play announcer for the Summer Shootout series.