Event Dates

From: Sunday, July 19, 2020
To: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Host Center

Maple Lanes Countryside
27867 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 796-8100

Oil Pattern Schedule

Tournament Schedule

Sunday, July 19
A & B Squads Practice Session: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
A re-oil of ½ the lanes in use will take place at 9:30 a.m.
Pro-Am Squads: Noon, 2:30, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 20
A Squad: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
No re-oil
B Squad: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(7 games of qualifying)

Tuesday, July 21
B Squad: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
No Re-oil
A Squad: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(7 games of qualifying)
Top 1/3 advance to the Cashers Round
All pins carryover
Wednesday, July 22
Cashers Round: 9 a.m. – Noon
(5 games)
Top 24 bowlers advance to Match Play Round 1
Drop all pins
Match Play Round 1: 1 - 5:30 p.m.
(8 games of match play)
Top 5 bowlers advance to a stepladder final
Drop all pins
Stepladder Practice: 6:40 – 7 p.m.
Stepladder Matches: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Tournament Notes

Participant must be at least 50 years of age to enter a PBA50 event.
Participant must be a USBC member in good standing.
An updated entry form is in progress.  Entries will reopen when further updates are available regarding COVID-19.
Once the entry form is updated, entries can then be emailed to:
Mary von Krueger
Tournament Entries Coordinator
Phone: (206) 332-9688
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.
Entry fees received onsite will incur an administrative fee of $50.
Maximum Field Size
160 Players
PBA Lane Pattern
PBA Johnny Petraglia 46
A mandatory meeting for all non-members will be held 30 minutes prior to the first practice session. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to experience PBA50 Tour events providing they average 200 in their most recent league season with at least 36 games bowled.
Tournament Hosts
John LaSpina, Joe LaSpina, Mark Tibbs
BVL Pro-am Notes
BVL Pro-am Cost:
Youth Bowler Basic Package: $19.99 + tax
Adult Bowler Basic Package: $29.99 + tax
Pro-am Squad Times: Noon (Lucas Magazine Private VIP Party) 2:30 p.m. (Open) & 5:30 p.m. (Open)
Pro-am Contact:  Mark Tibbs
General Admission Information
Sunday Practice & Pro-am Sessions: $5 donation to BVL
Monday Qualifying: $10 donation to BVL
Tuesday Qualifying: $10 donation to BVL
Wednesday (All Day Pass): $20 donation to BVL
Wednesday Stepladder Finals: $10 donation to BVL
*All Access Pass (Sunday – Wednesday): $25 donation to BVL
Estimated Prize Fund Information
Estimated Entries (150)
Estimated Cash Spots (50)
Super Senior Cash Spots (8)
1st Place: $7500
2nd Place: $4000
3rd Place: $3000
4th Place: $2500
5th Place: $2000
24th Place: $1275 …..
50th Place: $1100 …..
Remaining Cashers: $1000 each
Super Senior Cash Spots (Ages 60+) $1000 each
New 2020 PBA50 & PBA60 Bracket Challenge
The new “Bracket Challenge” program for PBA50 Tour events will work as follows:

  • There will be separate divisions for PBA50 and PBA60 players.
  • No additional entry fee will be required for PBA members entered in the tournament.
  • The Bracket Challenge is open to PBA members only.
Bracket Challenge Qualifying/Bracket Play
  • Day 1 of qualifying – Top 24 in each division advance based on total pins of Games 1,2,3, and 4.
  • Day 2 of qualifying – Top 24 in each division enter single-game-elimination bracket match play beginning in game 1.
  • Guaranteed prize money in each division: 1st Place: $250, 2nd Place $150, 3rd Place $100.
Bracket Challenge Point List/Prize Fund
  • A season long point list will be maintained based on PBA50 and PBA60 bracket finishes in 13 of 15 events on the PBA50 Tour schedule.  1st (12pts.), 2nd (10 pts.), 3rd (8 pts.), 4th-6th (6pts.), 7th-12th (4 pts.), 13th-24th (2 pts.)  The USBC tournaments listed on the PBA50 Tour schedule are not included in the Bracket Challenge.
  • The top 24 points leaders in each division advance to a final bracket to be held in Jackson, Mich.  Qualifiers 1-8 in each division will receive one bye round.
  • Guaranteed final bracket prize money in each division: 1st $5,000, 2nd $2,500, 3rd-4th $1,000, 5th-8th $750, 9th-16th $500, 17th-24th $250.
Bracket Challenge Notes:
  • A PBA member starting the season in the PBA50 division, who turns 60 during the season will have the choice of remaining in the PBA50 division or starting over entirely in the PBA60 division.  PBA members must have bowled a minimum six events of the 13 “in the same age-group division” to be eligible to compete in the final bracket in Jackson, Mich.
  • A non-member who joins the PBA may begin compiling points at the time he joins.
  • The Bracket Challenge will not award a PBA50 or PBA60 title.
Motor Home Information
Motor homes will not be able to park at the bowling center.
Golf Note
Please check back for golf information.