Hotel Booking

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Event Dates

From: Friday, April 14, 2017
To: Sunday, April 16, 2017

Host Center

Brunswick Zone - Normandy
8419 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 465-0355

Oil Pattern Schedule

Tournament Schedule / Notes

Eligibility
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing. Non members must meet PBA average requirements.

PBA Challenge Points
This event will award PBA Challenge Points.  Details are listed below.

Payout Ratio 
1:3

Entry Fee
PBA and PWBA Members: $220
Non-Members: $285 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)

Note
PWBA members who are not also PBA members must enter events through the Regional Manager in order to receive the $220 member entry fee rate.  Any PWBA member who is inadvertently charged the non-member entry fee should contact the regional manager immediately.  

Entry Deadline
Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, April 10.
After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA East Region Manager. 
Any entries (member or non-member) submitted after Monday, April 10 are subject to a $20 late entry fine.

Field Size 
Maximum field size is 128.

Non-member Qualifiers
Non-members interested in winning an entry into the regional event may compete in qualifiers held at Brunswick Zone Normandy.  The dates are April 2 and 9, each at 10 a.m.  For additional information, contact the lanes or Richard Byrd at Bowlers Discount Pro Shop.

Prize Fund
1st Place is projected to pay $2,500
16th Place is projected to pay $600
Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $400.

Schedule
Friday, April 14
Practice Session:  1-3 p.m.
Orientation Meeting:  3 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Saturday, April 15
Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.
A Squad: 8 a.m. – (eight games)
B Squad: 2:30 p.m. – (eight games)
Top 16 players advance (based on 63 entries or more).

Sunday, April 16
Bracket Match Play (based on 16 finalists)
Round 1 – Qualifiers 1-16 bowl (best-of-five games): 9 a.m.
Round 2 – Winners bowl (best-of-three games): Immediately following
Round 3 – Winners bowl (single-game): Immediately following
Round 4 – Winners bowl (single-game): Immediately following
Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 63 entries.
 
PBA Challenge Information
In each of the PBA’s eight regions (East, South, Central, Midwest, Southwest, West, Northwest and Japan), the competition points leaders of each region as of October 15, 2017 will earn a paid entry into the World Series of Bowling IX along with a berth in a special eight-game match play roll-off leading to two men advancing to the PBA Challenge Finals.

Hotel Reservations
HotelPlanner.com, the official travel partner of the PBA, has announced a new sweepstakes program that will award $200 lodging gift certificates to a lucky winner every month in 2017. All you have to do is book a hotel room through HotelPlanner.com before the end of each month, and you will be automatically entered.

You must enter through any link on pba.com, or by using this link: http://pba.hotelplanner.com/. For each additional reservation you make through HotelPlanner.com, you’ll receive another free entry into the sweepstakes.

Each drawing will take place on the last day of the month. To qualify, the user must book a reservation through HotelPlanner.com. The $200 gift certificates will be valid for hotel room and tax only. Any incidental charges will be the responsibility of the person using the certificate. To enter without making a purchase, send a letter to HotelPlanner, attn.: Carlos Diaz, 777 S. Flagler Drive, Suite 800 West Tower, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Written entries must be received before each month’s end-of-month drawing.