Parma Heights, OH, United States Colombian Bolichera María José Rodríguez starts this weekend in Parma Heights the 2019 season of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA), the most important bowling tour in the world, which is held in the States United.
What for tennis is the WTA or golf the LPGA, for international bowling is the PWBA Tour, the female professional circuit that each year comprises 14 tournaments starting this weekend at the Nationwide PWBA Greater Cleveland Open and the final September 15, at the PWBA Tour Championship, which María José conquered in 2018.
“The main goal of the year is to be the best player of the season, it is the dream and the goal that I train on a daily basis, so every week you have to give everything in each tournament to add points and reach the great final goal, no longer thinking about what was the previous season, because everything starts from scratch, with a mind that can be won, “said María José Rodríguez.
The bullfighter from the Antioquia registry was the best Colombian of the previous season, finishing fifth in the list of winners and sixth in the points classification, thanks to the title she won in the PWBA Tour Championship, the last contest of the year, which brought together the best of 2018 in Richmond, where María José raised the champion trophy.
“Happy to share the beginning of the circuit with Rocío and Clara, with whom I will also go to the Pan American Games in Lima, the other major objective of the year, then this international touch with the best in the world helps us to arrive at a great moment and we hope that everything progressed well, because we did a great pre-season, with a lot of discipline and dedication, “María José added.
For the agenda of this weekend, the competition starts this Thursday with official practices, Friday will be the classifications with 16 lines divided into two rounds of eight each, to cut the 32 best in the average, who Saturday will play eight more lines to make a second cut of 12 players, who will launch six more lines and there define the four finalists that will play the TV Show.
After the tournament in Cleveland, the season will move to the city of Eagan, in Minnesota, from May 2 to 4, then go to Lincoln, in Nebraska, from 9 to 11 May and close the first cycle with the first Grand Slam of the year in Wichita from May 15 to 21, with USBC Queens, contest that María José Rodríguez won in the 2014 season and is equivalent in tennis to Wimbledon or Roland Garros.