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The Tucson Open is the sixth event this season on the PWBA Tour

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TUCSON, Ariz. - The 2019 Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tucson Open is this weekend at Golden Pin Lanes on Miracle Mile Rd. here in Tucson, Arizona.

The event will showcase the best female bowlers in the world competing for the title in the sixth event of the 2019 season.

Canyon del Oro High School grad Bryanna Coté has become one of the top players on the PWBA Tour since winning her first career title at the 2016 PWBA Lexington Open.

Last season, Coté finished as the runner-up at two events and won the GoBowling.com 10K Challenge. This season, she recorded a third-place finish at the PWBA Twin Cities Open.

The 2019 PWBA season will have 14 events taking place across the country.

Shannon O’Keefe of Shiloh, Illinois, is the reigning PWBA Player of the Year, and Jordan Richard of Tecumseh, Michigan, was the 2018 PWBA Rookie of the Year. Both players already have won titles this season.

Competition begins Friday with the first of two rounds of qualifying. Participants will bowl two eight-game blocks, starting at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., to determine the top 32 players making the cut.

Advancers will return to Golden Pin Lanes on Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. for an additional eight-game block to determine the top 12 players.

The top 12 will bowl six more games starting at 2 p.m. to determine the top four players for the stepladder finals.

The stepladder finals will start at 5:30 p.m. and determine which player wins the 2019 PWBA Tucson Open.

The finals will be broadcast live at BowlTV.com.

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