2023 PBA Regional Players Invitational To Return to South Point in Las Vegas
The 2023 PBA Regional Players Invitational, including 118 of the nation’s finest regional talents, will be held Jan. 2-4, 2024 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. The tournament will include PBA and PBA50 divisions and a $115,000 prize fund.
Players can earn an entry to the tournament via the season-long Regional Tour points list or through each region’s RPI qualifier.
First place will earn $15,000 in the PBA division and $10,000 in the PBA50 division. The top 24 PBA players and the top 16 PBA50 players will cash, each earning at least $1,000.
Seventy PBA players will compete at the RPI, including the top seven players in each region’s points list and the top three players in each region’s RPI qualifier.
In the senior division, the top four PBA50 players in each region will earn an entry into the RPI, plus the top three finishers in each region's RPI qualifier. However, only the top two players from the PBA50 Northwest Region RPI qualifier will earn a spot, totaling 48 PBA50 players.
To showcase the country’s elite regional talent, the top 50 players during the 2023 Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour will be ineligible for the RPI. The top 10 players from the PBA50 Tour points list will also be ineligible for the PBA50 division at the RPI. However, a top-10 PBA50 Tour player who finished outside the top 50 on the PBA Tour would be eligible in the PBA division.
In a slight change from last year’s schedule, the PBA and PBA50 divisions will compete on the same days. Both divisions will bowl 18 games of qualifying spread across three six-game blocks.
Following qualifying, the PBA field will be trimmed to the top 16 players for match play. The top four qualifiers will earn a two-round bye in the bracket and the fifth- through eighth-place qualifiers will receive a one-round bye.
The first three rounds of match play (Rounds of 16, 12 and Eight) will feature best-of-three-games matches, while the semifinals and finals will be single-game matches.
The format is similar in the senior division, cutting to the top 12 players for match play with the top four players earning a one-round bye. The Rounds of 12 and Eight will be best-of-three-games matches, while the semifinals and finals will be single-game matches.
The upcoming PBA Regional Tour schedule is available here. An overview of the 2023 PBA Regional Players Invitational is available below.