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March 5, 2019

NBC SPORTS TO PRESENT COVERAGE OF $1 MILLION BOWLERO ELITE SERIES ON NBC AND NBCSN

Bowlero Elite Series Features Professional and Amateur Bowlers Competing in Three Single-Elimination Tournaments

First Event from Bowlero Romeoville in Chicago Airs Tuesday, April 9, at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Finale Airs Saturday, December 28, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 5, 2019 – NBC Sports will present three episodes of the Bowlero Elite Series, three single-elimination tournaments sponsored by Bowlero Corp that feature top professional and amateur bowlers competing for a total prize pool in excess of $1 million this year across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.

The first event will be televised on Tuesday, April 9, at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and will feature an ensemble of eight professional bowlers and eight amateur Bowlero league members, competing at Bowlero Romeoville in Chicago, Ill. The amateurs represent some of the top performers amongst the company’s over 300,000 league bowlers across the nation.

“We’re excited to showcase the Bowlero Elite Series on NBC and NBCSN in 2019,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming and Owned Properties, NBC Sports. “The combination of professional and amateur Bowlero league bowlers fighting for a $1 million prize pool will create an exciting atmosphere and competition for our viewers.”

“It’s an honor to partner with NBC to bring this landmark tournament series to such a wide audience,” said Colie Edison, Chief Customer Officer for Bowlero Corp and President of the Bowlero Elite Series. “For the first time ever, some of our best league bowlers and the world’s top professionals will go head-to-head, and unlike most others sports, this is a true opportunity for the amatuers to best the pros, with a tremendous payout at stake on a national stage.”

The second event will take place at Bowlero North Brunswick, N.J., and will air on NBCSN on Wednesday, September 11, at 9 p.m. ET. Year one of the Bowlero Elite Series culminates on Saturday, December 28, at Bowlero Jupiter, Fla., at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

Bowlero Elite Series – Chicago, Ill. - Tuesday, April 9 at 9 p.m. on NBCSN
Bowlero Elite Series – North Brunswick, N.J. - Wednesday, September 11 at 9 p.m. on NBCSN
Bowlero Elite Series – Jupiter, Fla. - Saturday, December 28 at 3 p.m. on NBC

*All television coverage will also be live streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication.

The roster of competitors for the first event will include four-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, 2012 PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash, reigning PBA Player of the Year Andrew Anderson, three-time PBA Tour champion Kyle Troup, and 2015 PBA World Championship winner Gary Faulkner Jr. as well as four-time PWBA champion Danielle McEwan, 2017 PWBA Rookie of the Year Daria Pajak, and reigning PWBA Player of the Year Shannon O’Keefe.

Bowlero looked to its top league bowlers nationwide and after a rigorous selection process, selected Bowlero Corp league bowlers representing the following centers and cities:

  • Bowlero North Brunswick, Hamilton, N.J.
  • Bowlero Euless, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Brunswick Zone River Grove, Chicago, Ill.
  • Brunswick Zone Niles , Chicago, Ill.
  • AMF Dewey Garden Lanes, Rochester, N.Y.
  • AMF Pinole Valley Lanes, Pinole, Calif.
  • AMF Colonial Lanes, Taylorsville, N.C.
  • AMF Eastbrook Lanes, Grand Rapids, Mich.

ABOUT THE BOWLERO ELITE SERIES

The Bowlero Elite Series is a groundbreaking sports property that brings together Bowlero Corp league bowlers and professional bowlers from across the sport to compete for cash prizes in excess of $1 million dollars. The Bowlero Elite Series is sponsored by Bowlero Corp, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers, with over 300 locations under four distinctive brands: Bowlero, Bowlmor Lanes, AMF, and Brunswick Zone. For more information on Bowlero Corp and the Bowlero Elite Series, please visit BowleroCorp.com and BowleroEliteSeries.com.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP

NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, and many more.

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