Event Dates

From: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
To: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Host Center

Bentencho Grandbowl
Osaka, Japan
Osaka, JP 5520007
81665725557

Oil Pattern Schedule

Prize Fund

Place Winnings*
1 $42,670.00
2 $21,750.00
3 $11,090.00
4 $8,530.00
5 $7,680.00
6 $5,120.00
7 $4,690.00
8 $4,260.00
9 $3,840.00
10 $3,580.00
11 $3,240.00
12 $3,070.00
13 $2,960.00
14 $2,785.00
15 $2,610.00
16 $2,390.00
Place Winnings*
17 $2,340.00
18 $2,350.00
19 $2,260.00
20 $2,260.00
21 $2,220.00
22 $2,175.00
23 $2,130.00
24 $2,090.00
25 $2,045.00
26 $1,960.00
27 $1,930.00
28 $1,915.00
29 $1,870.00
30 $1,830.00
31 $1,785.00
32 $1,740.00

*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.

Tournament Schedule / Notes


Oil Pattern Download (.pdf)
 

For the first time, the DHC PBA Japan Invitational will be hosted by the City of Osaka at Bentencho Grandbowl and will be broadcast live on XtraFrame from start to finish.
           
PRIZE FUND: Prize fund converted from Japanese Yen to US Dollar rounded to the nearest $5
    Conversion 114.95 yen per dollar as of 01/12/17
           
QUALIFICATION SELECTION PROCESS       
  The top ten PBA players from the PBA Fall Swing aggregate money list received invitations to the 2017 DHC PBA Japan Invitational  along with the highest finishing woman at the Detroit Open.  Among those qualifying were Canadian, Francois Lavoie and Colombian, Rocio Restrepo.  Both were unable to accept the invitation due to prior commitments and were replaced by Jason Sterner and Danielle McEwan.
  The 2016 DHC PBA Japan Invitational Defending Champion (Amleto Monacelli)  automatically received an invitation.
  Three (3) sponsor selections and 1 Korea Professional Bowlers Association (KPBA) selection also received invitations to round out the 16 player international field:
    *Chris Barnes      
    *Dom Barrett
    *Tommy Jones
    *Choi Won Yong
           
1/11/17 Wed PRESS CONFERENCE & PRACTICE SESSION       
    Transportation to Host Center (3rd Floor Lobby) 2:45p    
    Press Conference 3:30p  to 4:30p
    Welcome Party 6:30p  to 7:30p
    Official Practice Session 7:30p  to 9:00p
1/12/17 Thu ROUND ROBIN MATCH PLAY      
    Roll Call (15 PBA, 1KPBA, 16 Japanese) 10:30a  to 10:45a
    Practice 10:45a  to 11:00a
    Match Play Round 1 (8 games) 11:00a  to 2:30p
 
    Lane Maintenance 2:30p  to 3:45p
 
    Practice 3:45p  to 4:00p
    Match Play Round 2 (8 games) 4:00p  to 7:30p
           
1/13/17 Fri ROUND ROBIN MATCH PLAY (Continued)  
    Match Play Roll Call (15 PBA, 1KPBA, 16 Japanese) 10:30a  to 10:45a
    Practice 10:45a  to 11:00a
    Match Play Round 3 (8 games) 11:00a  to 2:30p
 
    Lane Maintenance & Lunch Break 2:30p  to 3:45p
 
    Practice 3:45p  to 4:00p
    Match Play Round 4 (7 games) 4:00p  to 7:00p
 
    Match Play Position Round (1 game) 7:00p  to 7:30p
           
Top 5 Players advance to XF Stepladder Finals
           
1/14/17 Sat DHC PBA JAPAN INVITATIONAL STEPLADDER FINALS
    Stepladder Finals Practice 12:00p  to 12:20p
    Stepladder Finals Match 1 (#5 Seed-vs-#4 Seed) 12:20p  to 12:45p
Winner Advances
    Stepladder XF Finals Match 2 Practice 12:45p  to 12:48p
    Stepladder XF Finals Match 2  (Winner-vs-#3 Seed) 12:48p  to 1:13p
Winner Advances
    Stepladder XF Finals Match 3 Practice 1:13p  to 1:19p
    Stepladder XF Finals Match 3 (Winner-vs-#2 Seed) 1:19p  to 1:44p
Winner Advances
    Stepladder XF Finals Match 4 Practice 1:44p  to 1:50p
    Stepladder XF Finals Match 4 (Winner-vs-#1 Seed) 1:50p  to 2:15p
    Winner Presentation and Interview 2:15p  to 2:45p
    Press Conference 2:45p  to 3:30p