Registration for next summer’s inaugural National Championships, with an estimated $500,000 prize fund, is now open to all bowlers of all skill levels.

Entries are now open for the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships. The 2023 PBA LBC National Championships will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from June 3 to July 16, 2023 at Bowlero Wauwatosa in the greater Milwaukee area.

The 2023 PBA LBC National Championships will feature five divisions: Open Classic, Womens Classic, Men and Women’s Handicap, and Senior Classic. There will be a sixth division exclusive to the top 50 PBA players from the previous year’s points rankings.

How to Register

All bowlers are now able to register here.

Who can Register

The 2023 PBA LBC National Championships is open to all bowlers from all centers of all skill levels, including non-Bowlero Corp Centers. There are no PBA membership or average requirements to compete in this tournament.

Bowlers will use their highest PBA LBC or USBC average from any league/center (including Bowlero string pin leagues) from the past calendar year with a minimum of 12 games bowled. Any bowler who does not have an average with a minimum of 12 games can enter this tournament, but will compete in a scratch division.

Tournament Details

The $200 entry fee covers each bowler’s singles event, which will feature six games across 12 lanes. A bowler may enter the singles event only once. 

There will be optional Doubles and four-person Team Events that bowlers can opt-in to with multiple partners. Bowlers can cash unlimited times in each event. There is an entry fee of $50 per bowler/event for Doubles and Team events.

The first three games of each player’s six-game singles event will count toward their doubles score, and the second three games of the singles event will count toward their team score.

The top 50 PBA Tour stars will compete in their own division and squad on July 17. Their scores will not compete against the bowlers in the Open Classic division, but the pros will compete against each other in the PBA Exempt division.

However, all entrants in the 2023 PBA LBC National Championship will be able to combine their scores with any participant, including any of the top 50 PBA stars, to form Doubles and Team entries. This means scores can be combined with your favorite pro bowlers like EJ Tackett, Sean Rash, Kyle Troup, Tommy Jones, etc.

Prize Funds

Bowlers will be competing for an estimated $500,000 prize fund with first place in the Open Classic division guaranteed to pay $25,000. All other divisions will award $5,000 first place prizes.

Beyond the guaranteed top prizes, divisions will pay an 1:8 ratio, meaning one prize for every eight bowlers who enter.

At the conclusion of the event, the top three (3) bowlers in the Open Classic division, the top three (3) in the Women’s Classic division and the top three (3) in the PBA Exempt division, as well as the winner of the other three divisions (Men’s Handicap, Women’s Handicap and Senior Classic) will be invited to the PBA LBC National Championships Clash. That event will take place at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, be televised on FS1 and include a total prize fund of $100,000.

Find more information about the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships on the tournament homepage, which includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration for all bowlers is now available.


ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL BOWLERS ASSOCIATION

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, including the PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour and PBA50 Tour. The PBA has launched a certification program titled, The PBA League Bowler Certification program. This program provides league bowlers access to statistics, digital awards, rules and regulations, and new tournaments, including The PBA LBC National Championships. Other PBA membership programs include PBA Pinsiders, a membership program for the sport’s most enthusiastic fans and PBA Jr., a club for elite youth bowlers under the age of 17 that has grown exponentially in the past two years. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

ABOUT BOWLERO CORP.

Bowlero Corp. is the worldwide leader in bowling entertainment, media, and events. With more than 300 bowling centers across North America, Bowlero Corp. serves more than 27 million guests each year through a family of brands that includes Bowlero, Bowlmor Lanes, and AMF. In 2019, Bowlero Corp. acquired the Professional Bowlers Association, the major league of bowling, which boasts thousands of members and millions of fans across the globe. For more information on Bowlero Corp., please visit BowleroCorp.com.

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