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Frank Zhao’s dream to come true with PBA China Tiger Cup to close 2019 PBA Tour season

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 5:00 pm
In December 2015, a delegation from the Chinese Bowling Association visited the U.S. for the first time, hosted by Brunswick Bowling Products and Frank Zhao of Longmarch Bowling, a Brunswick distributor in China. Here they are visiting the International Training and Research Center. Frank Zhao is at the far right of the standing row. Photo by Brunswick.
Note: The format/field size and dates for the event later changed, and I wrote later stories detailing those changes. When I interviewed Chinese bowling entrepreneur and leader Frank Ningbo Zhao at the 2015 PBA World Series of Bowling in Reno, he talked of his dream to create a China Cup similar to the Japan Cup that has been a staple of the PBA Tour for decades. “We have people who are interested in supporting that,” Zhao told me in this lengthy story on his efforts to build...