Bowling Events Need Room to Spare

Gary Faulkner Jr. won the Rolltech Professional Bowlers Association World Championship in December in Reno, Nevada, becoming the second black athlete in the PBA’s 57-year history to win a tour title. Photo courtesy of  PBA
Gary Faulkner Jr. won the Rolltech Professional Bowlers Association World Championship in December in Reno, Nevada, becoming the second black athlete in the PBA’s 57-year history to win a tour title. Photo courtesy of PBA

By John Vivirito

From professional tours to some of the largest amateur events in the sports world, bowling offers host cities the chance to feature one of the most popular sports in the country.

Bowling has long been popular as a recreational endeavor. But over the years, its competitive events have grown to such an extent that they are now some of the largest tournaments in the sports world, with amateurs participating by the thousands at events that last for months and professional events televised around the world.

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