DHC PBA Japan Invitational 2016
From: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
To: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Tokyo Port Bowl
1-13-10 Shibaura Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 1050023
- 1/31/2016 2:00 PM ET on ESPN2
*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.
PRIZE FUND: Currency conversion based on 125 Yen to 1 Dollar, rounded down to the nearest $10.
2016 DHC PBA JAPAN INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
Mon, Jan 11 - Japanese PTQ (Shinsayama Grand Bowl)
Tue, Jan 12 - Depart for Tokyo, Japan (U.S. point of departure)
Wed, Jan 13 - Arrive Tokyo, Japan
Thu, Jan 14 - Press Conference and Practice Session
Fri, Jan 15 - Round Robin Match Play
***10:00a-Match Play Round 1 (8 games)
***3:00p-Match Play Round 2 (8 games)
Sat, Jan 16 - Round Robin Match Play
**10:15a-Match Play Roll Call
**10:45a-Match Play Round 3 (8 games)
***2:15p-Lane Maintenance & Lunch Break
***4:00p-Match Play Round 4 (7 games
***7:30p-Match Play Position Round (1 game)
Top 5 Players advance to TV Stepladder Finals
Sun, Jan 17 - Stepladder Finals
**11:00a-Practice Stepladder Finals
**11:20a-Stepladder Match 1 (#5 Seed-vs-#4 Seed)
**11:45a-Practice Stepladder Finals Match 2
**11:50a-Stepladder Match 2 (Winner-vs-#3 Seed)
***12:15p-Practice: Stepladder Finals Match 3
***12:20p-Stepladder Match 3 (Winner-vs-#2 Seed)
***12:45p-Practice: Stepladder Finals Match 4
***12:50p-Stepladder Match 4 (Winner-vs-#1 Seed)
***1:15p-Champion Presentation and Interview
Mon, Jan 18: Depart Tokyo
SELECTION PROCESS FOR PARTICIPATION
The combined qualifying totals (24 games from the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open event plus the qualifying totals(16 games) from the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open were used to determine the top 10 players who received automatic bids into the DHC PBA Japan Open
Additionally, a PWBA representative was selected based on the qualifying totals from the Women’s U.S. Open (24 games) and PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open (16 games).
The 2015 DHC PBA Japan Invitational Defending Champion (Chris Barnes) along with three (3) sponsor selections and 1 Korea Professional Bowlers Association (KPBA) selection will also receive automatic invitations to round out the 16 player international field.
These 16 international bowlers will join 16 Japan bowlers to complete the 32 player DHC PBA Japan Invitational field.