PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open pres. by Chris Hardwick
From: Friday, June 23, 2017
To: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes
1576 S. White Station Rd.
Memphis, TN 38117
*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.
ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON APRIL 15, 2017
This event will be part of the Xtra Frame schedule and a PBA Tour title will be awarded, however points WILL NOT be awarded for the XtraFrame PBA Tour Storm Cup.NOTE: This tournament is a one squad event and is limited to 80 players. 60 entries are reserved for PBA Members only. 20 entries have been reserved for use by the host center. NON-MEMBER ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing. Non members must meet PBA average requirements.
ENTRY PRIORITY: This tournament is open to both PBA Members and non-members. Entry priority will be based on the combined 2015-17 National/International Tour Money List updated after the Elias Cup PBA League Finals (April 16, 2017). The top 100 on the money list will receive priority entry through June 2, 2017. Beginning June 3, 2017, entry requests for available tournament spots will be confirmed for other PBA members, on a first come first served basis. Non-members interested in participating in the event should contact the host center for entry.
ATTENTION! THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO THE USE OF USBC APPROVED POLYESTER BOWLING BALLS (WITH A DIFFERENTIAL OF .020 OR LESS) MANUFACTURED BY A PBA PRODUCT REGISTERED COMPANY WITH FULL REGISTRATION OF THEIR BOWLING EQUIPMENT. NO URETHANE, REACTIVE RESIN OR RUBBER COVER STOCK.
Bowling Equipment Specifications
Limit: 2 balls per bowler
Differential: .020 or less
Balance Holes: .75 inches in diameter or less
The choice of bowling balls for this event includes, but is not limited to the following:
Columbia White Dot
PBA Skill Ball 2.0
NOTE: Unless noted on the list above, due to extremely limited availability, balls that have been out of production for 4 years or more will not be permitted and are not cleared for use.
Example: Columbia Yellow Dot and Blue Dot
PBA Tour Product Registration rules for all equipment including footwear will be enforced during this tournament.PRIZE FUND
1st Place is projected to pay $10,000
16th Place is projected to pay $1,000
Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $600.
Payout Ratio: 1:3
Member Entry Fee: PBA/PWBA Members, please enter this event through the South Region Manager, Sam Zurich. PBA and PWBA Members: $275.
Non-Member Entry Fee: Interested non-members should enter this event through the host center. Non-Member $350.
PWBA members who are not also PBA members must enter events through the Regional Manager in order to receive the $275 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 close at midnight on Monday, June 19.
After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA South Region Manager.
PBA Tour Product Registered Companies
Full Registration Balls and Accessories:
(AMF300 Grassroots Not allowed this event)
Footwear: Tour Footwear includes:
(Accessories Not Allowed K.R. Strikeforce Grassroots)
Full Accessories Approved
High 5 Gear
Apparel: (dye sublimated jerseys)
High Five Jerseys (all levels of PBA competition)
PBA Challenge Points
This event will award PBA Challenge Points. Details are listed below.
Friday, June 23
Practice Session: 3-5 p.m.
Pro-am: 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 24
Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.
Qualifying (8 games): 1-6 p.m.
Sunday, June 25
Top 1/3 advance to Cashers Round (4 games): 8-10 a.m.
Top 16 advance to bracket finals
Round 1: Qualifiers 9-16 bowl bracket matches (3 games, total pinfall): 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Round 2: Winners and qualifiers 5-8 (3 games, total pinfall): 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Round 3: Winners and qualifiers 1-4 (3 games, total pinfall): 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Top 4 bowl 1 game match: 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Top 2 bowl 1 game match: 7 – 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.