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GenreBowling telecasts
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time90 to 180 minutes or until tournament ends
Production companyUSA Sports
Original networkUSA
Original release1982 (1982) –
1984 (1984)

PBA on USA is a presentation of professional ten-pin bowling matches from the Professional Bowlers Association Tour formerly produced by the USA cable television[1] in the United States from 1982 to 1984.

Coverage overview

See also: PBA_Tour § PBA_Tour_in_the_media

The USA Network broadcast matches every Thursday night.[2] USA's first telecast was the Kessler Open from San Jose, California in July 1982.

Commentators included play-by-play announcers Eddie Doucette,[3] Pete Liebengood,[4] and Al Trautwig[5][6] and color commentators Mike Durbin[7] and Earl Anthony.


  1. ^ Parsons, Patrick (5 April 2008). Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television. Temple University Press. p. 387. ISBN 9781592137060.
  2. ^ USA sports promo, 1984 on YouTube
  3. ^ Pro Bowling - 1982 Syracuse Open - Holman bowls with a broken finger on YouTube
  4. ^ 1984 Kessler Open USA Network PBA Tour on YouTube
  5. ^ 1983 PBA Touring Players Championship USA Network on YouTube
  6. ^ 1982 Brunswick World Open on YouTube
  7. ^ 1984 Aqua Fest Mr Gattis Open USA Network PBA Tour on YouTube