July 21, 2020 (Mechanicsville, VA) – QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), the largest bowling products company in the world, is excited to present the QubicaAMF “Some Strings Attached” Invitational, the world’s first combination string and free-fall tournament, which will take place at HeadPinz Entertainment Center, Naples, FL on July 25, 2020 at 12:00pm. The tournament will be bowled across 16 lanes, including eight lanes of EDGE String Pinspotters and eight lanes of free-fall machines, will be livestreamed on BowlStreamTV at https://youtu.be/g5Yswa0OYIA, and deliver big names.
Headlining the field for the inaugural event are:
Walter Ray Williams Jr. the all-time winningest bowler in history with 47 PBA Tour and 14 PBA50 Tour career titles, and total PBA earnings of over $4.9 million. Williams is a seven-time PBA Player of the Year and three-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year. On December 18, 2016, Williams became the first player in history to reach 100 total PBA titles.
Norm Duke currently competes on the PBA and PBA50 Tours. Norm has won 40 titles on the PBA Tour, including seven major championships, and another five titles (two of them majors) on the PBA50 Tour. A member of both the PBA and USBC Halls of Fame, Duke is one of only three players in history to reach 40 career PBA Tour titles.
Amleto Monacelli is a Venezuelan professional bowler and a member of the PBA. He has a won total of 20 titles on the PBA Tour, making him one of only 15 players in history to do so. He is the first international player to earn PBA Player of the Year, and the first to be inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the USBC Hall of Fame. In addition to his PBA Tour titles, he has won nine titles on the PBA50 Tour, including five majors.
Jason Couch joined the PBA Tour in 1991. Since then he has won 16 titles, including four major championships. He then pulled off an historic “three-peat” in the Tournament of Champions, winning consecutive events in 1999, 2000 and 2002. Couch is currently 10th on the PBA’s all-time money list with over $1.7 million in career earnings. In 2012, he was elected to the PBA Hall of Fame.
And, the talent doesn’t end there: Verity Crawley (PWBA), Tom Daugherty (PBA), Ashley Galante (PWBA), Nate Garcia (PBA), John Janawicz (Team USA), Chris Keane (PBA60), Matt McNeil (PBA) and David O’Sullivan (former Team USA) are also in the lineup to compete for the championship.
“This really is shaping up to a fantastic event! The level of players in the field is outstanding and is sure to offer up some very exciting and competitive play,” says Pat Ciniello, Owner of the Bowland and HeadPinz Entertainment Center chain in Southwest Florida and Chairman of the Board of QubicaAMF.
The QubicaAMF “Some Strings Attached” Invitational is open to 48 bowlers by invitation only. Qualifying will consist of eight games split evenly between string and free-fall machines. The top 12 bowlers will advance to the next round of three games, then to a top 5 stepladder finals on EDGE String pinspotters to determine the winner.
The first-place prize is a guaranteed $5,000 with an estimated prize fund of over $15,000. QubicaAMF will offer an additional $5,000 to a bowler that shoots 300 in the semifinals or stepladder finals. Multiple 300s will split the perfect game bonus.
On Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 12:00pm the “Some Strings Attached” Open will take place following the same format as Saturday’s event. The first-place prize is $1,500 with a total prize fund over $5,000. The event will be livestreamed on BowlStreamTV at https://youtu.be/g5Yswa0OYIA as well.
In light of the global pandemic, health and safety measures following state and federal guidelines will be in place during the events. There will be no spectators in the bowling area, social distancing will be in place and everyone in the area will wear masks unless they are bowling.