Event Dates

From: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
To: Saturday, August 08, 2015

Host Center

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

Oil Pattern Schedule

Tournament Schedule / Notes

Important Note

The tournament ‘cut to match play’ procedure was changed to accommodate the lack of entries in order to maintain the basic same basic format for the doubles event. 1 in 3 ‘kids’ will advance to match play up to 24 players.



PBA Challenge Information :

The top eight bowlers from the PBA50 Tour standard point list advance to the PBA Challenge to be held at the PBA World Series of Bowling VII in Reno, Nevada. PBA Challenge qualifiers receive a free WSOB VII entry. Following an eight-game match play round at the National Bowling Stadium, the top two PBA50 bowlers will advance to an ESPN final.



Eligibility

Bowlers must be at least 50 years of age to enter the PBA50 division.

PBA Tour is an open division.

All participants must be a member of the USBC in good standing.



Maximum Field Size

200 Players



Two Separate Qualifying Divisions

PBA50 Division - Ages 50+

PBA Tour Division - Open



PBA Tour/PBA50 Tour Baker Team Formation

Doubles teams will be formed after qualifying is complete.

1:3 up to 24, (minimum of 8 regardless of entries) from the PBA Tour division will advance to the Baker Doubles Team Brackets.

24 from the PBA50 Tour division will advance to the Baker Doubles Team Brackets.

Individuals will be paired according to their qualifying position.

Example: If only the minimum number of eight PBA Tour entrants advance, PBA Tour qualifier #1 will be paired with PBA50 Tour qualifier #1, etc. Following those eight pairings, the remainder of senior qualifiers would be paired. Seniors qualifiers 9-10 would be paired; senior qualifiers 11-12 would be paired etc.



PBA Lane Pattern

PBA50 Tour Scorpion



Finals Format

Baker Doubles Team Brackets



Points

Points will be awarded solely on the bowler’s final qualifying position within each division.



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, Proprietor

Mike Kozy, General Manager



Wednesday, August 5

PBA50 Squad Practice Session: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Re-oil

PBA Tour Practice Session: 11:30 – 1 p.m.

Re-oil

PBA Super Seniors making the cashers round in the USBC Super Senior Classic will have a separate practice session (limited lanes) 7-8:30 p.m.

Pro Am Squads: 2, 4, and 6 p.m.



Thursday, August 6

PBA50 Squad: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Re-oil

PBA Tour Squad: 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(8 games)



Friday, August 7

PBA Tour: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Re-oil

A Squad: 3 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

(8 games)



Saturday, August 8

Teams qualifying 15-18 bowl best-of-five games at 8 a.m.

Winners and teams in positions 9-14 bowl best-of-five games at 10:30 p.m.

Re-oil

Winners and teams in positions 5-8 bowl best-of-five-games at 2:30 p.m.

Winners and teams in positions 1-4 bowl best-of-three-games at 4:40 p.m.

Re-oil

Round of 4 (one game) begins at 7 p.m. (T.V. Style)

Round of 2 (one game) immediately following



Prize Fund Information

Payout Ratio 1:3 (for each division)



Estimated Main Prize Fund

1st Place Team $20,000 ($10,000 each)

2nd Place Team $8,000 ($4,000 each)

3rd - 4th Place Teams $5,000 ($2,500 each)

5th - 8th Place Team $3,000 ($1,500 each)

9th - 12th Place Team $2,750 ($1,375 each)

13th -16th Place Team $2,500 ($1,250 each)

All Remaining Cashers ($1000 each)



Estimated Entries: 72 PBA50 Tour, 24 PBA Tour

Estimated Main Prize Fund Cash Spots: 24 Seniors, 8 PBA Tour

Super Senior (Ages 60+) Cash Spots: 8



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) $75.00 + 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 PBA Tour/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.