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The 11th Frame: Format, schedule enable players to fit the PWBA Tour into their 'real' lives

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:00 am

Stefanie Johnson's life probably would make a great sitcom: A do-it-all working mom who also competes regularly on the PWBA Tour. Here she is with husband Chris and son Levi. Photo from Facebook.
If you want to know why the PWBA Tour is about to wrap up a second successful season since USBC and BPAA resurrected it last year, you need only look to the format and schedule. While the old PWBA Tour had perhaps two to three dozen full-time competitors when it ended its run in 2003, the new PWBA has at least twice as many who compete regularly. And the key difference is that the new PWBA’s format and schedule of weekend tournaments enables players to have lives that include...

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