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Bowling royalty coming to Secoma Lanes in June

Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) member Wes Malott will be at Secoma Lanes in Federal Way starting June 21 hosting a clinic. Secoma Lanes will also host a PBA Regional Tournament June 21-23.  - Courtesy photo
Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) member Wes Malott will be at Secoma Lanes in Federal Way starting June 21 hosting a clinic. Secoma Lanes will also host a PBA Regional Tournament June 21-23.
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Secoma Lanes will have bowling royalty throwing strikes in Federal Way starting Thursday, June 21.

Professional standouts Wes Malott and Tom Baker are coming to town to conduct a pair of two-hour clinics. The threesome is in Federal Way for the Professional Bowlers Association Regional Tournament. Secoma Lanes is hosting the event from June 21-23. Aside from the clinics, there will also be a pro-am tournament during the three days, where close to 500 participants are expected to compete.

Malott highlights the list of professionals in Federal Way. The right-hander has won six professional bowling titles and is the only player in PBA history to bowl two televised 300 games. Malott was named the PBA Player of the Year in 2009.

Baker was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1999 after winning 10 career PBA national titles. He has thrown a grand total of 67 300 games and  also won nine Senior PBA titles.

The two clinics will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. on June 21. The cost is $60 per person and includes a question and answer period and on-lane drills.

To register for the clinics or pro-am tournament, call (253) 927-0611. The pro-am will be at 7 p.m. on June 21 and at 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, June 22. There will also be a Special Olympics event at 4 p.m. on June 22.

The PBA Northwest/West Secoma Lanes Open will be held Saturday, June 23.

Secoma Lanes hosted a PBA regional tournament for the last three years. Prior events have included clinics from Walter Ray Williams, Jr, and Parker Bohn III, who are both members of the PBA Hall of Fame.

 

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