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The 11th Frame: PBA returns exclusivity to Tournament of Champions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012 6:00 am

The PBA has tried many things in an effort to reverse its decline. Perhaps the most controversial of the many changes in recent years was opening the PBA Tournament of Champions to any champion. Not only did it rob the event of its traditional exclusivity, it ultimately didn’t raise entries that much. When I qualified for the 1994 TOC by winning the 1993 National Resident Pro Championship, I told a reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal that I felt completely unworthy of being in the...

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