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The 11th Frame: Whatever skeptics may say, Bowlmor AMF deal is important for PBA

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014 5:00 am

In a deal announced Wednesday, Bowlmor AMF became an official partner of the PBA and official host of the 2015 Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by AMF. Photo illustration by PBA.
When PBA Commissioner Tom Clark told me in August that he expected PBA to sign a deal with Bowlmor AMF, there were more than a few skeptics. The enemy of competitive bowling would never support the pre-eminent vehicle of top level competitive bowling was the sort of refrain seen on social media. Clark said at the time that Bowlmor had turned down a proposal to be title sponsor of the Tour, so it left many curious at what kind of deal would be made. That was answered on Wednesday with the...

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