PBA names Kegel official Training Center

    01/23/09

    PBA News

    Deal includes Computer Aided Tracking System to be featured at PBA Majors

    KegelLogo_small.jpg PBA50thAnniversaryLogo_small.jpg The Kegel Training Center has been named the Official Training Facility of the Professional Bowlers Association.

    As part of this relationship, the Kegel Training Center will provide the Computer Aided Tracking System (C.A.T.S.) and support technician for all three remaining PBA major championships including this week's H&R Block Tournament of Champions, the United States Bowling Congress Masters and the 66th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open plus the upcoming GEICO Plastic Ball Championship and the Go RVing Match Play Championship.

    With C.A.T.S., viewers will be given unprecedented access to data including shot-by-shot information on each players' ball speed, launch angle, target accuracy at multiple points on the lane, entry angle and rev rate. C.A.T.S. includes a graphic display of each ball path to illustrate accuracy and lane play for the complete game.

    2008KegelDelWarren.jpg "The C.A.T.S., information will help viewers appreciate how good these players are at throwing a bowling ball," said Kegel Vice President Del Warren (left).

    USBCTomClark_small.jpg "The partnership between the PBA and Kegel will be a great treat for the fans," said PBA Vice President and COO Tom Clark. "The C.A.T.S. System will educate the viewer and bring them closer to the action."

    As the world leader in bowling education, the Training Center has trained more than 10,000 bowlers from around the world including 50 national teams and more than 500 elite professionals from Asia, Europe and the Americas.

    JohnDavisCEOKegel_small.jpg "Educating and coaching the bowler on the differences between the game and the sport of bowling has always been a key area of focus for the Kegel Training Center," Warren added. "Our entire coaching staff is proud to be part of helping the PBA make the sport of bowling better for all."

    "I am honored that the PBA has chosen the Kegel Training Center to be the Official Training Center of the PBA," said Kegel President John Davis (left). "I also appreciate that the PBA recognizes Kegel's past, present and future contribution to support the true sport of bowling."