2022 PBA Regional Players Invitational Returns to South Point Bowling Plaza
The 2022 PBA Regional Players Invitational, featuring 132 of the best PBA Regional Tour players over the course of the 2022 season, will be held January 2-5, 2023 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. The RPI will pay a total of $115,000 to PBA and PBA50 Regional players who earn their way into the field through the season-long points race or RPI qualifier events.
Eighty-four players will make up the standard division, with the top eight in points from each of the seven regions earning a berth into the RPI. Four more spots from each region will be earned through RPI qualifier events to be held later this year. The PBA50 division will include 48 players: the top four in points from each region as well as three RPI qualifiers per region, with the exception of the Northwest region, which will hold two RPI qualifier events.
The winner of the standard division will earn $16,000 and the winner of the PBA50 division will receive $10,000.
In order to reward the players who reliably compete on the PBA Regional Tour throughout the year, the top 50 players from the PBA Tour national points list and the top 10 players from the PBA50 Tour national points list will be excluded from inclusion in the RPI (although a top-10 PBA50 player who is outside the top 50 on the national tour will be eligible to compete in the standard RPI division).
The PBA50 competition will take place January 2-3, immediately followed by PBA competition January 3-5. Eight games of qualifying will cut the PBA50 field to 16 for bracket match play, and then 14 games of qualifying will cut the PBA field to 32 for bracket match play.
Fans will be able to watch a livestream of the 2022 PBA Regional Players Invitational with more details to be announced.
2022 PBA RPI Schedule
South Point Bowling Plaza – Las Vegas
Monday, January 2, 2023
2 p.m. ET – PBA50 Qualifying (eight games)
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
11 a.m. ET – PBA50 Round of 16 (best of five)
1:15 p.m. ET – PBA50 Round of 8 (best of three)
2:45 p.m. ET – PBA50 Semifinals (single game)
3:30 p.m. ET – PBA50 Championship Match (single game)
6 p.m. ET – PBA Qualifying Round 1 (seven games)
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Noon ET – PBA Qualifying Round 2 (seven games)
7 p.m. ET – PBA Round of 32 (positions 16-32, best of five)
9:30 p.m. ET – PBA Round of 24 (Round of 32 winners plus positions 9-16, best of five)
Thursday, January 5, 2023
11 a.m. ET – PBA Round of 16 (Round of 24 winners plus positions 1-8, best of three)
12:30 p.m. ET – PBA Round of 8 (best of three)
2 p.m. ET – PBA Semifinals (single game)
2:45 p.m. ET – PBA Championship Match (single game)
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.