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GenreBowling telecasts
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time90 to 180 minutes or until tournament ends
Production company(s)USA Sports
Original networkUSA
Picture format480i (SDTV)
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 1982-1984.

Coverage overview[edit]

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. Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television. Temple University Press. p. 387.
  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