Event Dates

From: Monday, July 23, 2018
To: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Host Center

Olympia Lanes
4150 S Calumet Ave
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 933-6677

Oil Pattern Schedule

Prize Fund

Place Winnings*
1 $7,500.00
2 $4,000.00
3 $2,500.00
4 $2,000.00
5 $1,750.00
6 $1,500.00
7 $1,500.00
8 $1,500.00
9 $1,250.00
10 $1,250.00
11 $1,250.00
12 $1,250.00
13 $1,250.00
Place Winnings*
14 $1,250.00
15 $1,250.00
16 $1,250.00
17 $1,100.00
18 $1,100.00
19 $1,100.00
20 $1,100.00
21 $1,100.00
22 $1,100.00
23 $1,100.00
24 $1,100.00
25 $1,000.00
26 $1,000.00

*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.

Tournament Schedule / Notes

Eligibility
Participant must be at least 50 years of age to enter a PBA50 event.
Participant must be a USBC member in good standing.
 
Entries Open March 1, 2018
 
Enter Online or download the 2018 PBA50 entry form and fax or email to:
Mary von Krueger
Tournament Entries Coordinator
Phone: (206) 332-9688
Fax: (850) 564-1717
Email: mary@pba.com
*Entries will not be accepted over the phone.
 
Entry Fees
Entry fees must be received at least two weeks prior to the start date of the tournament.  An administrative fee of $25 will be assessed for all payments made after the payment deadline date.
 
Maximum Field Size
160 Players
 
PBA Lane Pattern
TBD
 
Finals Format
All cashers, including super senior cashers (Ages 60+) advance to the final day.
Details are listed below.
 
Mandatory Non-Member Meeting
A mandatory meeting for all non-members will be held 30 minutes prior to the first practice session.
 
Tournament Hosts
Nick Loxas, Mike Kozy
 
Monday, July 23
A & B Squads Practice Session: 9 a.m. – Noon
A re-oil of ½ the lanes in use will take place at 10:30 a.m.
Pro-Am Squads: 1, 3, 6 p.m.


Tuesday, July 24
A Squad: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
No Re-oil
B Squad: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
(8 games of qualifying)


Wednesday, July 25
B Squad: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
No Re-oil
A Squad: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
(8 games of qualifying)
All cashers advance (including super senior cashers)
Drop All Pins
 
Thursday, July 26
Cashers Round
Players in cash positions below 24th place (including super senior cashers): 8:30 a.m.
(5 games of qualifying)
Top eight bowlers advance to match play round one
Drop All Pins
Re-oil
 
Modified Match Play Round One
Top eight from the cashers round and qualifiers 9-24: Noon
(5 games of match play)
Top eight bowlers advance to match play round two
Drop All Pins
Re-oil
 
Modified Match Play Round Two
Top eight from match play round one and qualifiers 1-8: 3:15 p.m.
(6 games of match play)
Top five bowlers advance to a stepladder final
Drop All Pins
Re-oil
 
Stepladder Practice: 6:45 – 7 p.m.
Stepladder Matches: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
 
Format Notes
With 96 entries or more:
All cashers below 24th place (including super senior cashers) will bowl the Cashers Round.
Qualifiers 9-24 will be seeded into match play round one.
Qualifiers 1-8 will be seeded into match play round two.
 
With less than 96 entries:
All cashers below 16th place will bowl the preliminary finals.
Qualifiers 9-16 will be seeded into match play round one.
Qualifiers 1-8 will be seeded into match play round two.
 
Prize Fund Information
Estimated Entries (120)
Estimated Main Prize Fund Cash Spots (40)
Super Senior Cash Spots (8)
 
Estimated Main Prize Fund
1st Place $7500
2nd Place $4000
3rd Place $2500
4th Place $2000
5th Place $1750
6th-8th Place $1500 each
9th-16th Place $1350 each
17th-24th Place $1200 each
25th-32nd Place $1100 each
33rd-40th Place $1050 each
Remaining Cashers $1000 each
Super Senior Cash Spots (Ages 60+) $1000 each

Season Ending PBA50 Storm Invitational Information
The top 12 point leaders of the 2018 PBA50 Tour season, plus two invitees, will be eligible for the PBA50 Storm Invitational to be held at Planet Fun Bowling & Entertainment Center in Shallotte, NC, September 28-30, 2018.  Click the link for details. 
https://www.pba.com/Tournaments/Details/2648

Host Hotel Information
Ramada Inn (located across the street from the bowling center)
4141 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320
Rates: Assorted Standard Room (1-4 people) $80.95 + Tax, King Executive Suite (1-2 people) $95.95 + Tax, Whirlpool Suite (1-2 people) $115.95 + Tax
(219) 933-0500 or (800) 562-5987
 
To receive these rates, please notify the reservationist that you are with the Professional Bowlers Association tournament being held at Olympia Lanes.  Reservations must be made by July 8, 2018.
 
Motor Home Parking
Parking will be available at the North and South sides of the building. Water and Electric will be provided.
 
Golf Note
Please check back for golf information.