PBA50 Allstate/Showtime Lanes Midwest/Central Open
From: Friday, September 18, 2020
To: Sunday, September 20, 2020
1515 N Springfield
Virden, IL 62690
Oil Pattern Schedule
Friday, September 18
Practice Session: 4-6 p.m.
Orientation Meeting: 6 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)
Pro-am: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 19
Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.
A Squad: 10 a.m. – (eight games)
B Squad: 3 p.m. – (eight games)
Top 16 players advance to match play (based on entries)
Drop all pins.
Sunday, September 20
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 48 entries.
*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing and have reached their 50th birthday prior to the tournament start date. Non members must meet PBA average requirements.
PBA Mark Roth 42
PBA Members: $220
Non-Members: $285 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)
Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, September 14, 2020. After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA Midwest Region Manager.
1st Place is projected to pay $1,500
16th Place is projected to pay $450
Beginning August 1, 2020, the use of a balance hole is prohibited. The rule states all holes in a bowling ball must be used on every delivery; any hole not used is considered a balance hole, making the ball illegal. Bowlers who do not use their thumb no longer can have a thumb hole, as it now is considered a balance hole. They also need to mark their ball to show where they place their palm on delivery.
IRS is requiring that we get new W-9 forms for all bowlers who earn winnings in PBA events. If this is your first tournament of 2020 where you have cashed, you will be required to complete a W-9 form prior to receiving any prize money. This requirement pertains to all participants, whether you are a member or not.
There have been some changes in product registration. AMF 300 and Mongoose are no longer participating in product registration. Neither their products will be allowed to be used in competition nor their logos will be allowed on jerseys. For a complete list of 2020 Product Registered companies, go to