America's top professional senior bowlers return to the lanes of Brentwood on Sunday, June 29, as Harvest Park Bowl hosts the 2008 PBA Northern California Senior Classic Pro-Am through Wednesday, July 2.
Harvest Park is hosting the annual event, the PBA's only Northern California tour stop, for the eighth consecutive year, and everybody is abuzz about this year's Classic after last year's event drew a record turnout of 115 professional bowlers.
Although the number of professional bowlers competing in this year's event has dwindled some, Sherry MacKenzie, who manages the bowling center and coordinates the event, expects an impressive fan turnout.
I don't think (the reduced number of professional entries) will effect the number of amateur entries or the number of fans who come out to watch, said MacKenzie. If they're fans, they'll be here either way.
Sunday's Pro-Am portion of the event kicks off with a 7 a.m. meeting for non-PBA members, followed by four hours of practice time before the opening round of Pro-Am action.
The competition begins in earnest on Monday morning at 8, and things really heat up Wednesday night, July 2, when the top eight begin head-to-head elimination play at 5. Space is still open for the youth Pro-Am, which begins Sunday at 1 p.m., and the adult Pro-Am group that begins play at 5 p.m. Admission for spectators is free for this year's event.
For more information about the Classic, visit Harvest Park Bowl on the Web at www.harvestparkbowl.com or contact MacKenzie at 925-515-1221.