Event Dates

From: Monday, August 04, 2014
To: Thursday, August 07, 2014

Host Center

Olympia Lanes
4150 S Calumet Ave
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 933-6677

Tournament Schedule

Tournament Notes

PBA Champion’s Challenge Information :
The top six bowlers from the standard PBA50 Tour point list advance to the PBA Champion’s Challenge to be held at the PBA World Series of Bowling VI at South Point in Las Vegas. All six bowlers receive a free WSOB VI entry. Following a six-game match play round at South Point the top two bowlers will advance to a Champion’s Challenge telecast on ESPN.

This event will be covered live on PBA Xtra Frame!

Tournament Eligibility
Participant must be at least 50 years of age to enter a PBA50 open event.
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing.

Maximum Field Size
160 Players

PBA Lane Pattern
PBA50 Tour Scorpion

Finals Format
40-man Bracket

Mandatory Non-Member Meeting
A mandatory meeting for all non-members will be held 30 minutes prior to the first practice session.

Tournament Hosts
Nick Loxas and Mike Kozy

Monday, August 4
A & B Squad Practice Session: 9 a.m. - Noon
A re-oil of ½ the lanes in use will take place at 10:30 a.m.
Pro Am Squads: 1, 3, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, August 5
A Squad: 9 a.m.
B Squad: 3 p.m.
(8 games of qualifying)

Wednesday, August 6
B Squad: 9 a.m.
A Squad: 3 p.m.
(8 games of qualifying)

Thursday, August 7
Players qualifying 25-40 bowl best-of-three games at 8:30 a.m.
Winners and players qualifying 17-24 bowl best-of-three games at 9:30 a.m.
Winners and players qualifying 9-16 bowl best-of-five games at Noon
Winners and players qualifying 1-8 bowl best-of-five games at 2 p.m.
Round of 8 best-of-three at 5 p.m.
Round of 4 (one game) begins at 7 p.m. (T.V. style)
Round of 2 (one game) immediately following

Estimated Prize Fund Information
1st Place: $7500
2nd Place: $4000
3rd-4th Place: $2500 (each)
5th-8th Place: $1700 (each)
9th-16th Place: $1300 (each)
17th-24th Place: $1150 (each)
25th-32nd Place: $1050 (each)
33rd-40th Place: $975 (each)
Remaining Cashers: $900 (each)
Super Senior Cash Spots (Ages 60+) $700 (each)

Estimated Entries (135)
Estimated Main Prize Fund Cash Spots (45)
Estimated Super Senior Spots (10) Minimum of 8, Maximum of 12

*Super Senior cash spots will be paid based on the number of Super Senior entries, 1:6 with a minimum guarantee of 8 and a maximum of 12 in each PBA50 Tour event.

*The number of finalists will be 40, unless the field size is less than 120 bowlers. In that case the format and number of finalists will be adjusted to fit a 32-man bracket. If the field is less than 96, the number of finalists will be adjusted to 24.

Host Hotel Information
Ramada Inn (located across the street from the bowling center)
4141 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320
Rates: Assorted Standard Room (1-4 people) $70.00 + Tax, King Executive Suite (1-2 people) $95.00 + Tax, Whirlpool Suite (1-2 people) $110.00 + Tax
(219) 933-0500 or (800) 562-5987

To receive these rates, please notify the reservationist that you are bowling the PBA50 Tour event at Olympia Lanes.

Motor Home Parking
Parking will be available at the North and South sides of the building. Water and Electric will be provided.

Golf Note
Please check back for golf information.