Fox television crews set up cameras and lights at Bayside Bowl in Portland before the PBA playoffs this weekend. Credit: CBS 13

The biggest bowling event of the year will get underway this weekend in Portland.

The Professional Bowlers Association playoffs kick off Saturday afternoon at Bayside Bowl.

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The top 24 bowlers in the association will face off, over a two-day event and it will be televised live on Fox.

Managers at Bayside Bowl say they’re honored to once-again be part of such a major sporting event.

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“This is probably the biggest sporting event in Portland’s history,” Bayside Bowl manager Charlie Mitchell told CBS 13. “It’s a major sport played live on a Fox broadcast for $100,000. It’s incredible for the sport and for Bayside to be a part of it is just great.”

Bayside Bowl says the event brings in a lot of people from out of town to watch.

The PBA playoffs start at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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