CANTON – The Professional Women's Bowling Association is preparing to visit Canton's Super Bowl for the Detroit Open Tournament from Aug. 27-30. The field for the event, which includes 120 bowlers, is full and there is a waiting list for open spots.
Michigan will be represented in the event by many local bowlers:
Katie Bishop, Westland
Novella Daniels, Detroit
Kristy Kerr, Essexville
Meghan Macunovich, Canton
Jaclyn Meldrum, East China
Kolien Owens, Mason
Rebecca Sharp Keegan, Carleton
Kristin Warzinski, Muskegon
Cheryl Daniels, West Bloomfield
Katelyn Gladstong, Lake Orion
Sarah Lokker, New Baltimore
Donna Marcus, Wayland
Julie Oczepek, Reese
Sandra Schultz, Macomb
Sheri Verespej, Monroe
Angela Wilt, Westland
Bowlers from around the county and other countries like Canada, Columbia, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Sweden and Latvia will also participate. The field also includes former champions of the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour.
The Detroit Open is the ninth stop on the 2015 PWBA Tour. The Detroit Open is the final stop before bowlers head to the US Open the following week in New Jersey.
"The excitement here is building," said Mark Voight, owner of Super Bowl. "The Detroit community has always been supportive of professional bowling and the reappearance of a women's tour is being anxiously awaited by our customers. It will be a great show."
Entries for the Pro-Am, which is open to women, men and children, are still available. The event gives amateur bowlers a chance to meet and bowl with professionals. It will be on Thursday through Saturday evenings, with participants receiving a souvenir bowling pin and the chance to win prizes. It costs $35 for adults and $30 for kids.
There will also be a youth clinic in the morning on Aug. 30, open to all youth bowlers for $20.
Tickets to watch the pro competition are also available with proceeds going to Strike Force Youth Bowling in the area.
"We're expecting a full turnout of both the professional bowlers as well as the spectators for this exciting event," Voight said. "Detroit is still the bowling capital of the country and a big supporter of bowling as both a sports and recreation. It is still the most popular recreational activity for all ages.
For more information, tickets, or entries, contact Super Bowl in Canton at 734-459-6070.