California Bowling Writers

June 30, 2006


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Women's Challenge to air in September and October on ESPN2

GREENDALE, Wis. * The United States Bowling Congress will be the umbrella sponsor of a made-for-television women's bowling series to air on five consecutive Monday nights beginning Sept. 11 on ESPN2.

The USBC Women's Challenge, developed by Gary Beck at Killer 'B' Promotions, will feature 16 women selected to compete over the first four 90-minute telecasts with the winner of each competing against each other for the final champion in the fifth telecast. Each show will be rebroadcast within seven days of the original airing.

USBC spokespeople Diandra Asbaty, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kim Terrell will be three of the invited players. All others are expected to be announced in mid-July. All will be guaranteed prize money.

The shows will be taped Aug. 29-31 at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas as part of National Bowling Week. The lanes will be installed on the fashion runway.

In addition, the package includes USBC's continuing sponsorship of the Teen Masters. As part of the series of telecasts, the Teen Masters also will be aired on Oct. 16 on ESPN2.

More details on the USBC Women's Challenge will be announced later.