Many people don't realize the PBA Regional Tour exists, and those who do might not realize how big it actually is. In no other pro sport, at least that I can think of right now, is there a chance for amateur bowlers to compete with the pros. With the PBA Regional Tour, there is that chance.
Why am I thinking about the PBA Regional Tour? A recent article on pba.com mentions Mike Scroggins winning his 35th career PBA Regional title. That's impressive. It's also disheartening. If you, an amateur, want a taste of the PBA and register for a tournament, you could be up against a man like Scroggins, who only lost the PBA Player of the Year Award last year in a tie-breaker.
What are your opinions on the PBA Regional Tour? Have you ever competed in an event? Watched an event? Should exempt pros be allowed entry?
If you're unsure as to what exactly the PBA Regional Tour is, this article, on the basics of what it is, why it exists and how to join, should help.