Motor City Classic

Roster

Current Entries: 148

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Event Dates

From: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
To: Sunday, November 04, 2007

Host Center

Taylor Lanes
24800 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 946-9092

Television Dates

  • 11/4/2007 1:00 PM ET on ESPN
  • 11/11/2007 12:00 PM ET on ESPN Classic
  • 11/2/2008 6:00 PM ET on ESPN Classic

Oil Pattern Schedule

Prize Fund

Place Winnings*
1 $25,000.00
2 $13,000.00
3 $6,000.00
4 $6,000.00
5 $4,100.00
6 $4,100.00
7 $4,100.00
8 $4,100.00
9 $2,700.00
10 $2,700.00
11 $2,700.00
12 $2,700.00
13 $2,700.00
14 $2,700.00
15 $2,700.00
16 $2,700.00
17 $2,200.00
18 $2,200.00
19 $2,200.00
20 $2,200.00
21 $2,200.00
22 $2,200.00
23 $2,200.00
24 $2,200.00
25 $2,200.00
26 $2,200.00
27 $2,200.00
28 $2,200.00
29 $2,200.00
30 $2,200.00
31 $2,200.00
32 $2,200.00
33 $1,800.00
34 $1,800.00
35 $1,800.00
36 $1,800.00
37 $1,800.00
38 $1,800.00
Place Winnings*
39 $1,800.00
40 $1,800.00
41 $1,800.00
42 $1,800.00
43 $1,800.00
44 $1,800.00
45 $1,800.00
46 $1,800.00
47 $1,800.00
48 $1,800.00
49 $1,800.00
50 $1,800.00
51 $1,800.00
52 $1,800.00
53 $1,800.00
54 $1,800.00
55 $1,800.00
56 $1,800.00
57 $1,800.00
58 $1,800.00
59 $1,800.00
60 $1,800.00
61 $1,800.00
62 $1,800.00
63 $1,800.00
64 $1,800.00
65 $1,000.00
66 $800.00
67 $600.00
68 $500.00
69 $400.00
70 $380.00
71 $360.00
72 $340.00
73 $320.00
74 $310.00
75 $300.00

*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.

Tournament News

Not So Deep Thoughts
Thursday, November 08, 2007

This week, Randy Pedersen looks back at Walter Ray Williams Jr.'s 43rd career title and compares the careers of Williams and Earl Anthony.

Simply the Best
Sunday, November 04, 2007

They’re both in their 40s and both two of the game’s greatest champions. On Sunday, Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard showed they’re as good as they’ve ever been.

A Family Affair
Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday night was a memorable night for the Dorin-Lizzi-Ballard family. As the Denny’s PBA Tour and the brand new PBA Women’s Series come together for the first time, the merger of men’s and women’s bowling is paying big dividends for Jeff Lizzi and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard.

Malott, Bellinder Lead First Block
Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wes Malott leads the Denny's PBA Tour side of the 2007 Motor City Classic while Missy Bellinder took the lead after seven games in the first-ever PBA Women's Series event at Taylor Lanes.

Bellinder Leads First Block
Thursday, November 01, 2007

Though she will be competing with her fellow female bowlers four out of the next five weeks, Missy Bellinder knows her experience bowling against the men will come in handy in this year’s PBA Women’s Series.

Trick or Treat?
Thursday, November 01, 2007

Although most Denny’s PBA Tour bowlers were in Taylor, Mich., Wednesday night, it didn’t stop their kids from dressing up for Halloween. Read on for a list of some of the exempt bowlers’ kids' costumes for their night of trick-or-treating.

Bellinder, Williams Earn Top Seeds
Thursday, November 01, 2007

Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Missy Bellinder earned the top seeds for match play in the 2007 Motor City Classic at Taylor Lanes. The top 32 men and top eight advanced to match play.

Strong Start for Haggerty
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

When the USBC announced a few weeks ago that PBA stars would be eligible to compete for Team USA, a handful of amateur bowlers decided to join the PBA. The decision paid off for two of those bowlers, P.J. Haggerty and Rhino Page, who finished 1-2 in the standings Wednesday.

PBA Spare Shots
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This Week, PBA Spare Shots takes a look back at Sean Rash's win in the 2007 USBC Masters and looks ahead to this week's Motor City Classic and the first-ever PBA Women's Series event.

Robin Romeo, a PWBA and USBC Hall of Famer, will fill in for Wendy Macpherson in the opening event of the inaugural PBA Women’s Series when it kicks off Oct. 31-Nov. 4 with the Motor City Classic at Taylor Lanes in Taylor, Mich.

Tournament Schedule / Notes

Pattern and Lane Conditioner:
Viper with Brunswick Absolute Control

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2007
USBC Coaches Clinic: Time TBD (5 Star Lanes)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2007
USBC Coaches Clinic: Time TBD (Taylor Lanes)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM / Mandatory Non-PBA member meeting
Non-member meeting to be held at Taylor Lanes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2007
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM / Denny's PBA Tour Qualifying Round (7 games total pins)
Roll-Call is 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM / Exempt Player and Women's Series Practice
Pro-Am: 7:30 PM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007
Qualifying (7 Game Blocks)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM / Round of 64 (Exempt)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM / Round of 16 (Women's Series)
Re-oil
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM / Round of 64 (Exempt)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM / Round of 16 (Women's Series)

Cut to the top 32 Players (Exempt)
Cut to the top 8 Players (Women's Series)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007
Match Play (Best 4 of 7)
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM / Round of 32 (Exempt)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM / Round of 16 (Exempt)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM / Round of 8 (Women's Series)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Round of 8 (Exempt)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Round of 4 (Women's Series)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2007
Pro-Am Events and PBA Fan Day
Taylor Lanes, Taylor, MI
Pro-am times: 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007
Live ESPN Television Finals from Taylor Lanes