PBA Regional Players Championship

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Competition Dates

Friday, May 28, 2010 - Monday, May 31, 2010


Thunderbowl Lanes
4200 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
(313) 928-4688
Host: Mr. Tom Strobl

Oil Pattern

PBA World Championship

USBC Sport Certified, Length 41’


Tournament Results


Regional Players Championship Announcement

The Regional Players Championship (RPC), one of two PBA Regional Tour majors, will be held at Thunderbowl in Allen Park, Mich., May 28-31, 2010. The RPC itself, which is open to “non-exempt” PBA members, will have a $295 entry fee and a projected first prize of $8,000 PLUS a paid entry into the prestigious 2011 PBA Tournament of Champions.

PBA World Series and PBA World Championship Details
There is no longer a World Series Tour Trials. Instead any PBA member can enter the World Series for $750. The PBA World Series of Bowling will be combined into one multi-stage event, much like cycling’s Tour de France. There will be an overall winner (the PBA World Champion) along with daily “stage” winners. Here’s how it will work:

The 2010 PBA World Series of Bowling is scheduled for Oct. 24 –Nov. 06 at South Point in Las Vegas.

The new World Series is open to any PBA member. The format will consist of five one-day qualifying rounds, 12 games on each of the five animal patterns (Cheetah, Viper, Scorpion, Chameleon, Shark). Each animal pattern event will include its own prize fund, including a $15,000 first prize and $1,800 for last-to-cash (16th place). The top five in each animal pattern event will advance to a PBA Tour ESPN telecast which will be taped for delayed broadcast at the conclusion of the World Series.

The five World Series “qualifying events” will be the foundation for the final standings in the PBA World Championship. The top 1/3 of the field based on total pins for all five daily events will cash, with a last-to-cash payment of $2,000. The top 8 in this group will have a shot at the $50,000 PBA World Championship first prize. These eight will advance to a unique three-day “stepladder final” that will be televised live on ESPN’s family of stations at a time to be announced.

RPC Information

Thunderbowl Lanes
4200 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
(313) 928-4688
Host: Mr. Tom Strobl

The Regional Players Championship is open to any PBA member who is not already exempt for the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidator’s PBA Tour.

Cash Ratio
The RPC tournament cash ratio is 1:3, regardless of the field size, and the last cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $500.

Points will be awarded at 1 ½ times their standard value.

RPC Entry Fee
The entry fee is $295.

Send RPC entries to PBA Central Region Manager Bobby Jakel: P.O. Box 88, Lockport, IL 60441. Please use the regular PBA entry form. For on-line entries, please visit the PBA “All Region” on-line registration section.
PBA members will be able to enter the PBA World Series at a later date.

Prize Fund: (based on 250 entries)
1st Place: $8,000 + a paid entry fee into the 2011 PBA TOC
2nd Place: $5,000
3rd-4th Place: $3,200 (each)
5th-8th Place: $1,800 (each)
9th-16th Place: $1,200 (each)
17th-32nd Place: $800 (each)
33rd-64th Place: $700 (each)
Remaining cashers: $500 (each)

RPC Tournament Schedule:
Friday, May 28
A squad practice from 8-9:30 a.m.
B squad practice from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sweeper at 3 p.m.
Pro-Am squad at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29
A squad bowls eight games of qualifying at 8 a.m.
B squad bowls eight games of qualifying at 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30
B squad bowls eight games of qualifying at 8 a.m.
A squad bowls eight games of qualifying at 3:30 p.m.
Cut to top 64 bowlers

Monday, May 31
Round of 64 (best of five) at 8 a.m.
Round of 32 (best of five) at Noon
Round of 16 (best of three) at 2 p.m.
Round of 8 (best of three) immediately following
Round of 4 (one game) immediately following
Round of 2 (one game) immediately following


Important RPC Notice

Due to a smaller number of entries than usual (currently 168) for the 2010 RPC event, paying 64 places would exceed the 1:3 cash ratio and as a result the number of finalists will be adjusted to 32. This adjustment will help keep the basic prize fund payoff intact for the players finishing in the top 1/3 of the field.

With this revision, players finishing in the cash positions, which have been the traditional RPC finals positions (33-64), will receive $600. This amount is equal to the normal RPC finals payoff and better than the $500 guarantee for last cash. In other words if entries remain at the current level (168), 33rd-56th place will receive a check for $600.

Furthermore, should the entries stay at the current level (168), 32nd place will pay $750, which provides a better guaranteed minimum check for all finalists than in prior RPC events. 1st Place will pay $7500, plus a paid entry into the PBA Tournament of Champions.

If entries should increase to allow for 64 finalists before the start of the event, we will notify players at Thunderbowl during roll call and the necessary adjustments to the prize fund and format will be made.

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