The Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour will re-launch in May 2015 following a 12-year hiatus, thanks to a three-year funding commitment from the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA). Kicking off with the USBC Queens tournament on May 13-19, which will be televised live from Green Bay, Wisconsin on ESPN2, the national PWBA Tour schedule will feature seven regular-season events and three nationally televised majors from coast to coast, concluding with the PWBA Tour Championship tournament on Sept. 10-13.

“Professional women's bowling is back!” said Kelly Kulick, a six-time PWBA champion and official spokesperson for the PWBA Tour. Kulick, who famously became the first woman to ever win a national title on the male-dominated PBA Tour continued, “we couldn't be more thrilled to re-launch our national women's tour with a new generation of female bowlers who finally have the opportunity to experience everything this great sport has to offer.  The dream is now a reality.”

The PWBA Tour's regular-season events, which will now follow a Friday-to-Sunday format-a departure from past tour schedules that have historically required participants' full-time commitment-will each offer $60,000 in guaranteed prize money, including a $10,000 prize for each first-place winner.

“USBC and BPAA have worked tirelessly over the past several years to bring back the women's tour, rallying support from all facets of the industry to reintroduce a robust professional program for our top female athletes,” said USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy.

“The PWBA Tour re-launch project is a testament the industry's ability to unite in order to do what is best for bowling,” added BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio.

2015 PWBA Tour Schedule:
*major PWBA Tour event

  • Wednesday, May 13 – Tuesday, May 19:  USBC Queens*
  • Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12:  PWBA Storm Sacramento Open
  • Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes, Sacramento, California
  • Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19:  PWBA Lubbock Sports Open
  • South Plains Lanes, Lubbock, Texas
  • Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26:  PWBA Wichita Open
  • Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kansas
  • Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9:  PWBA Topeka Open
  • West Ridge Lanes, Topeka, Kansas
  • Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16:  PWBA Lincoln Open
  • Sun Valley Lanes, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23:  PWBA Minnesota Open
  • Island Xtreme Bowl, Welch, Minnesota
  • Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30:  PWBA Detroit Open
  • Super Bowl, Canton, Michigan
  • Monday, August 31 – Sunday, Sept. 6:  Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open*
  • Brunswick Zone Carolier, North Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13:  PWBA Tour Championship*

For more information about the PWBA Tour, including scheduled tournaments, players, history, and qualification, or to purchase membership or register for events, please visit the PWBA Tour's new website,