Finally. One hundred sixty-two plus games later, the Major League Baseball season is over. Cardinals fans can run out and purchase their overpriced championship t-shirts while Rangers fans can sulk in their sorrows of being so close. Twice.
However, everyone can now look forward to the other World Series in professional sports. That’s right, the World Series of Bowling. But unlike the World Series of baseball which is, of course, a final match to determine the World Champion, the World Series of Bowling began in 2009 as a series of events to kick-off the Professional Bowlers Association tour season.
Eight separate events are being conducted at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas over the course of two weeks for this year’s PBA World Series of Bowling. Beginning on November 4 and concluding on November 20, over 200 players will be vying for a chance to make the televised finals at one of he following tournaments: Viper Open, Chameleon Open, Scorpion Open, Shark Open, PBA World Championship, Carmen Salvino Classic, PBA Exempt Players Championship and Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship.
My predictions for the 2011 World Series of Bowling include: several surprise players making the televised finals, no one winning more than one title and a whole heck of a lot of strikes from Bill O’Neill.