PBA Emerald Bowl Houston Southwest Challenge (Non-Champions)
From: Friday, August 18, 2017
To: Sunday, August 20, 2017
9307 Boone Road
Houston, TX 770992097
Oil Pattern Schedule
*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.
Tournament Schedule / Notes
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing.
Challenge events are open to PBA members who do not have a PBA title, and non-members who have never won a PBA event.
PBA Challenge Points
This event will award NOT PBA Challenge Points.
PBA and PWBA Members: $220
Non-Members: $285 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)
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.
Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, August 14.
After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA Southwest Region Manager.
Two sets of $5 brackets will be offered during qualifying games 2-4 and 5-7.
1st Place is projected to pay $2,200
16th Place is projected to pay $500
Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $400.
Friday, August 18
Practice Session: 2-4 p.m.
Sweeper: 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 19
Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.
A Squad: 9 a.m. – (eight games)
B Squad: 2:30 p.m. – (eight games)
Cut to top 1/3.
Sunday, August 20
Cashers Round: 8:30 a.m. – (five games)
Cut to top 16. Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 63 entries.
Round Robin Match Play: Noon – (8 games)
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 bowlers advancing to the PBA Challenge Finals.
PBA Grand Hotel/Casino/Resort Southwest Region Invitational
This event will NOT count for points.
<b>Grand Hotel Casino Resort Points</b>
Grand Hotel Casino Resort Points will be awarded for all PBA Southwest Region open events from July 15, 2016 to July 14, 2017.
Invitational Field Makeup
The top 28 players from the Grand Hotel Casino Resort Point List that have bowled a minimum of three events will be invited.
The top two players from the Grand Hotel Casino Resort Point List that bowled one-half the Southwest Region open events, but fell below the top 28 point leaders, will be invited.
Two invitees that have bowled a minimum of three events will be chosen by the Grand Hotel Casino Resort to complete the field of 32 players.
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.