Spots Available to Compete in Special PBA Regional Players Invitational Qualifier Events

 

New York, NY – Competition for spots in the PBA Regional Players Invitational (RPI) continues as players acquire points throughout the 2021 PBA Regional Tour season.

Since January 1, players have been competing in open field regional events and have until December 5 to earn points to qualify for the special event. The top eight players in points from the South, East, Midwest, West, Central and Southwest, plus the top six players from the Northwest will automatically earn a spot.

In addition to the top 54 regional players, 26 senior bowlers will also earn spots in the RPI, including the top four seniors in points from the South, East, Midwest, West, Central, and Southwest, and the top two seniors from the Northwest.

To complete the 120-member field, each region will hold a special RPI Tournament Qualifier to fill the remaining 40 spots. The South Region held it’s PBA50 qualifier in July; Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa. and Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa. finished first and second to qualify for the RPI.

The remaining RPI Tournament Qualifies are open for registration. Players can sign up at www.pba.com/pba-tour/pba-regional-tour.

Southwest Region:
PBA50 Waxahachie Southwest Open (Sept. 24 – Sept. 26)
Hilltop Lanes, Waxahachie, Texas

PBA Oklahoma City Open (Oct. 1 – Oct. 3)
Planet Bowl, Oklahoma City, Okla.

South Region:
PBA Strike It Big Oviedo RPI South Open (Oct. 1 – Oct. 3)
Oveido Bowling Center, Oviedo, Fla.

Central Region:
PBA50 Mel Westrich Memorial/Brunswick Central Open (Oct. 1 – Oct. 3)
Delphos Recreation Center, Delphos, Ohio

PBA Bluffton Central Open (Oct. 8 – Oct. 10)
EZ Bowl, Bluffton, Ind.

East Region:
PBA AMF Strathmore Lanes RPI Open (Oct. 1 – Oct. 3)
AMF Strathmore Lanes, Aberdeen, N.J.

PBA50 Boulevard Lanes Open (Nov. 5 – Nov. 7)
Boulevard Bowl, Schenectady, N.Y.

West Region:
PBA50 Earl Anthony Classic (Oct. 8. – Oct. 10)
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, Dublin, Calif

PBA Earl Anthony Classic (Oct. 8. – Oct. 10)
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, Dublin, Calif

Northwest Region:
PBA50 Gary Mage Classic (Oct. 15 – Oct. 17)
Paradise Lanes, Tacoma, Wash.

PBA Jim Kent Memorial (Oct. 15 – Oct. 17)
Paradise Lanes, Tacoma, Wash.

Midwest Region:
PBA Plaza Bowl RPI Midwest Open (Nov. 5 – Nov. 7)
Plaza Bowl, Clinton, Iowa

PBA50 Greater Freeport Midwest RPI Open (Dec. 3 – Dec. 5)
4 Seasons Bowling Center, Freeport, Ill.

Here are the current points leaders per region:

South Region: r2sports.com/SouthRegion
PBA50 South Region: r2sports.com/PBA50SouthRegion

East Region: r2sports.com/EastRegion
PBA50 East Region: r2sports.com/PBA50EastRegion

Midwest Region: r2sports.com/MidwestRegion
PBA50 Midwest Region: r2sports.com/PBA50MidwestRegion

West Region: r2sports.com/WestRegion
PBA50 West Region: r2sports.com/PBA50WestRegion

Central Region: r2sports.com/CentralRegion
PBA50 Central Region: r2sport.com/PBA50CentralRegion

Southwest Region: r2sports.com/SouthwestRegion
PBA50 Southwest Region: r2sports.com/PBA50SouthwestRegion

Northwest Region: r2sports.com/NorthwestRegion
PBA50 Northwest Region: r2sports.com/PBA50NortwestRegion

The RPI will take place Jan. 2 – Jan. 5 at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with a total prize fund of $100,000. Bowlers will compete in a three-day event starting with 16 games of qualifying, followed by a 32-player elimination bracket. The top 40 players after qualifying will cash. More details on the format are available at PBA.com.

Players in the top 50 PBA National Tour Points List after the completion of the 2021 PBA Summer Tour will not be eligible to bowl in the RPI Finals.

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2020, the PBA launched PBA Jr., a club for elite youth bowlers under the age of 17 and the PBA Pinsiders, a membership for fans of the sport. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

For Press Inquires

Jill Laufer
PBA Public Relations
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