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The 11th Frame: PBA Tour stars return to Delaware to battle for $15,000 top prize at Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 5:00 am

Ryan Shafer is the defending champion of the PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
I’ve seen more than a few comments in social media about how the PWBA Tour has a “real” tour of sorts and the PBA doesn’t, and so what is PWBA doing right that PBA isn’t. Except when you add up everything the PBA provides its players and everything PWBA provides its players, the ledger is tilted solidly toward PBA. The PBA’s series of Xtra Frame events roughly equal the PWBA Tour — they just aren’t on a weekend after weekend schedule. The...

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