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HBO Sports Bowling is the branding used for Professional Bowlers Association broadcasts on the HBO premium cable and satellite television network. Bowling [1] was one of HBO's earliest programs, [2] [3] back when it debuted in the early 1970s. HBO's first bowling telecast [4] was the Winston-Salem Open on June 10, 1973. About 21 PBA TV finals aired on HBO from June 1973 through July 1975. [5]


Dick Stockton, [6] [7] Marty Glickman, [8] [9] and Spencer Ross [10] [11] served as the play-by-play announcers and Skee Foremsky [12] [13] acted as the color commentator for the bowling telecasts. [14]

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