PBA Tour returns to Bayside Bowl for three events this week

Fans at Bayside Bowl cheer for Kris Prather during the 2019 PBA League Elias Cup in Portland. Prather will be back at Bayside Bowl this week to defend his title in the “King of the Lanes” televised event. Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer

Some of the world’s top bowlers will compete at three Professional Bowlers Association events this week at Bayside Bowl. The Portland crowd, well-known in the bowling world for its raucous energy, will be the first to attend a PBA event since the pandemic forced the tour behind closed doors last year.

Eleven women will battle for the title