2023 PBA LBC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FAQs

It is a new national destination tournament for bowlers of all skill levels.

Priority registration will be available starting November 7th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022. During the priority registration period, only PBA LBC members which includes Bowlero and AMF league bowlers and PBA members may register for just $100. Starting on January 1st, 2023, anyone can register, including non-PBA LBC and PBA members at an increased entry fee of $200.

The 2023 PBA LBC National Championships take place on Saturdays and Sundays from June 3rd, 2023 through July 16th, 2023. There are three squad times each day – 9 AM, 2 PM and 7 PM.

PBA LBC which includes Bowlero Corp league bowlers and PBA members can register from their LeaguePals dashboard. If they have not set up their account, no worries! They can visit LeaguePals and create their account and they will be able to enter the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships.

The entry fee for the main Singles Event starts at $100 per bowler.

Yes, the main tournament is 6 games across 12 lanes which count towards your Singles Event score.

You will use your highest average from the past calendar year with a minimum of 12 games bowled from any league in any center.

No, each bowler may enter the Singles Event only one time.

Both! There are 6 different divisions that you can choose from based on your ability, age or gender. There are Men’s and Women’s Handicap divisions, and scratch bowlers can choose between the Open Classic, Women’s Classic, Senior Classic and PBA Exempt.

Bowlers age 50 and over are eligible to compete in the Senior Classic.

The PBA LBC is all about transparency and helping bowlers become better. The lane patterns for the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships will be published well in advance of the tournament.

 

It will not be a Sport shot or a House shot. It will be somewhere in the middle, approximately a 5 to 1 ratio. Our PBA Lane Team is working on pattern development and will publish the pattern well in advance of the start of the tournament.

Bowlers in Men’s Handicap, Women’s Handicap, Women’s Classic and Senior Classic divisions will be competing for a GUARANTEED first place prize of $5,000 in each division. Additional prizes in those divisions will be paid back at a 1:8 ratio, meaning one prize for every 8 bowlers entered. In the Open Classic (scratch) division, first place is guaranteed at $25,000.

At the conclusion of the event, the top (3) in the Open Classic division, the top (3) in the Women's Classic division and the top three (3) Exempt Pro Bowlers, as well as the winners of the other (3) divisions (Men's Handicap, Women's Handicap, and Senior Classic) will be invited to the televised PBA LBC National Championships Clash with a total prize fund of $100,000.

The 2023 PBA LBC National Championships has no restrictions regarding PBA members.

Not true! PBA Exempt (Top 50 Professional) members will be bowling in their own division. Other PBA members will bowl in the Open Classic or Senior Classic divisions, all of which are scratch. Most regular league bowlers will be entering the Men’s or Women’s Handicap divisions.

Yes, bowlers can opt-in to the optional Doubles and Team events for an additional fee of $50 per bowler for each optional event they enter. The first three games of your 6-game Singles Event will count towards your Doubles score, and the second three games in your 6-game Singles Event will count towards your Team score.

Each team in the Team Event consists of four (4) members.

Yes! You can bowl with an unlimited number of Doubles partners or on an unlimited number of Teams as long as you pay the additional entry fee each time you enter.

There is no limit to the number of times you can cash in the Doubles or Team Events as long as it is with multiple partners and team members.

Absolutely, as long as they have not bowled yet and are bowling their Singles Event on a day and time in the future. Remember, the full entry fee for the Doubles or Team Event must be paid when the first bowler bowls in his or her Singles Event.

That’s one of the unique features of the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships – regular league bowlers have the opportunity to bowl with a PBA member in Doubles or Team! You can choose Belmo, Kyle Troup or any PBA member as a Doubles partner or member of your team. We will actually have a list onsite of which PBA stars are bowling and when. Keep in mind that the full entry fee for the Doubles team or Team must be paid when the first bowler competes in their Singles Event.

No, bowlers in either Handicap division will still receive handicap in the Doubles or Team events. In this case you would have handicap added to your scores and Sean’s scores would be scratch.

Yes, bowlers are expected to wear attire that would be suitable for a national championship event. The prohibited items include (but are not limited to) tank tops, halter tops, bare midriffs, spaghetti strap tops, headphones/earbuds (permitted for medical reasons only), sleeveless shirts or tops and workout attire (athletic shorts, sweats, yoga pants, leggings, etc.). Skirts, dress shorts, culottes or skorts are permitted provided the length is beyond the fingertips when your arms are at rest along your sides.

Yes, you MUST experience the Pete! Squad reservations must be made in advance so please send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Yes, there will be official hotels for this tournament. We are working on the details now. Please keep checking PBA.com/LBCTournament for details.

Milwaukee has plenty to offer including great local restaurants and entertainment, plus the Potawatami Casino, SummerFest, the Milwaukee County Zoo, and of course the Holler House, the oldest sanctioned bowling lanes in the country! Please keep checking PBA.com/LBCTournament for a list of things to do when you are here.

Yes, there will be several 2023 PBA LBC National Championships items available for purchase.

Yes, a full service pro shop is located at Bowlero Wauwatosa. Products from all PBA product registered companies will be available for purchase.

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