2016 PBA Membership Drive

To help new players get started in PBA competition, and former members return to action, the PBA is waiving the traditional initiation fee to join the PBA between June 1 and August 31. Also, bowlers who are on active-duty with the U.S. military will be granted free membership for the rest of 2016; all they have to do is apply. And newly-graduating collegiate bowlers are eligible for a low-cost PBA24 membership which allows them to test the PBA waters without committing to a full membership.

The PBA’s 2016 membership drive arrives at the perfect time, with a PBA Tour schedule looming that offers seven Xtra Frame PBA Tour title events, a multi-event PBA Fall Swing in Detroit and the PBA Fall Classic in Las Vegas in addition to the eighth annual PBA World Series of Bowling which will close out the year at Reno’s National Bowling Stadium.

In addition to the domestic schedule, PBA Tour players will have the option to participate in a handful of PBA International-World Bowling Tour events, and an extensive schedule of more than 100 PBA Regional tournaments across the U.S. while women and players 50-and-older have their own exclusive opportunities.

The PBA offers several different types of membership for our Tournament bowlers.

Go to: Standard Members | Full Members | PBA24 | PBA International | Reinstatement

STANDARD MEMBERS

The cost to join as a Standard member is $144 annually or $15/monthly. As a Standard member you receive the following benefits:

  • Member-rate Entry Fees ($65 savings per Regional event; $100 savings per PBA Tour event and $50 savings per PBA50 Tour event)
  • Opportunity to bowl in three (3) PBA Regional Tour events per calendar year
  • Opportunity to bowl in one (1) PBA Tour or PBA50 Tour National Tour event per calendar year
  • Subscription to Bowlers Journal International Magazine
  • Free Sterling Silver/Platinum or Aurora Gold ring for first 300 bowled during PBA competition and a diamond for each 300 game bowled thereafter
  • $0-$2 games at official PBA practice centers
  • Access to the PBA members-only website
  • PBA Newsletter

Click here for the 2016 Membership Application Form.

FULL MEMBERS

The cost to join as a Full member is $300 annually or $28 monthly. As a Full member, you will receive the Standard member benefits plus:

  • Bowl in unlimited tournaments for which you are eligible
  • Advertise your pro shop on www.pba.com and on your shirt while bowling

Click here for the Full Membership Application Form.

PBA24

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 24 may join the PBA for $49 per year (no initiation fee). PBA24 members receive all the benefits of a Standard member and will receive $50 off their first PBA Regional Tour entry fee. If a PBA24 member is referred for membership by another PBA member, that member will also receive a $50 coupon for a PBA Regional Tour event. Once a PBA24 member reaches their 25th birthday or wins a PBA title they will be required to upgrade to a Standard or Full PBA membership. As a PBA24 member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Member-rate Entry Fees to PBA Regional Events ($65 savings per event)
  • Opportunity to bowl in three (3) PBA Regional Tour events per calendar year, one (1) PBA Tour event and other designated PBA Tour open field events
  • Subscription to Bowlers Journal International Magazine
  • PBA E-Newsletter
  • $0-$2 games at official PBA practice centers
  • Free Sterling Silver/Platinum or Aurora Gold ring for the first 300 bowled during PBA competition and a diamond for each 300 game bowled thereafter
  • $50 off first Regional entry fee as a new member
  • Access to the PBA members-only website

Click here for the PBA24 Membership Application Form.

PBA INTERNATIONAL

Any WTBA member in good standing who wishes to join the PBA may do so for $99 per year (no initiation fee). If a PBA International member wins a PBA Tour title, they will be required to upgrade to Full membership. As a PBA International member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Eligible to win PBA Tour titles at designated World Bowling Tour events
  • Opportunity to bowl in three (3) PBA Regional Tour events per calendar year, one (1) PBA Tour event, other designated PBA Tour open field events, and the WSOB
  • PBA E-Newsletter
  • $0-$2 games at official PBA practice centers
  • Free Sterling Silver/Platinum or Aurora Gold ring for the first 300 bowled during PBA competition and

Additional Details:

  • International Members who wish to list their Pro Shops on www.pba.com and wear their logos on their shirts must apply for Full membership. You may do this by using the form provided to the left.
  • International Members who win a PBA tournament must upgrade their membership to Full and pay $300 annually or $25 monthly.

Click here for the International Membership Application Form.

Reinstatement Form

Click here for the Reinstatement Form.