2024 PBA LBC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FAQs
It is national destination tournament for bowlers of all skill levels.
The 2024 PBA LBC National Championships are open to bowlers of all skill levels from all centers. During the open registration period, anyone may register for $150 through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.
The entry fee during open registration for the main Singles Event is $150. Starting Feb. 1st, 2024 the entry fee will be $200. Any singles entries received on or after May 1st, 2024 will be $250. The optional Doubles and Team events are available for an additional fee of $25 per bowler.
The 2024 PBA LBC National Championships take place on Saturdays and Sundays from June 1st, 2024 through July 14th, 2024. There are two squads offered on Saturdays at 9 AM and 2 PM and one squad offered on Sundays at 11 AM. More squads will be added as the current squad times reach capacity.
Yes, the main tournament is six games across 12 lanes, which count toward your Singles Event score.
No, each bowler may enter the Singles Event only one time.
Both! There are seven 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 or Senior Classic. New in 2024 is the addition of the Boys Jr. and Girls Jr. Handicap division.
Bowlers age 50 and over are eligible to compete in the Senior Classic.
You will use your highest average from any league/center from the 2022-23, summer 2023 or 2023-24 season (as of June 1, 2024) with a minimum of 12 games bowled.
The PBA LBC is all about transparency and helping bowlers become better. The lane patterns for the 2024 PBA LBC National Championships will be published well in advance of the tournament. We plan for it to be a very playable condition similar to the 2023 event.
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. Both the Boys Jr. and Girls Jr. Handicap divisions are guaranteed to pay $2,500 in SMART scholarship money.
At the conclusion of the event, the top (2) in the Open Classic division, the top (2) in the Women's Classic division, and the top two (2) PBA Exempt Pro division, as well as the winners of the other (5) divisions (Men's Handicap, Women's Handicap, Senior Classic, Boys Jr. and Girls Jr.) will be invited to the televised PBA LBC National Championships Clash. In addition, the highest finishing Super Senior (60+) will advance to the Clash finals, which will feature a total prize fund of $100,000.
Yes, bowlers can opt-in to the optional Doubles and Team events for an additional fee of $25 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.
Not true! PBA Exempt (Top 50 Professional) members will be bowling in their own division. Also, other PBA members will be bowling the Open Classic or Senior Classic divisions, which are scratch. Most regular league bowlers will be entering the Men’s or Women’s Handicap divisions.
Only the top 50 PBA players from the 2023 PBA Tour point list have restrictions on bowling together. No PBA member in the top 50 on the PBA Tour point list can form a double or team entry with another member included in the top 50. The 2024 PBA LBC National Championships has no other restrictions regarding PBA members.
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 2024 PBA LBC National Championships – regular league bowlers have the opportunity to bowl with a PBA member in Doubles or Team! You can choose EJ Tackett, 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 and when you pick a PBA Exempt Pro you will be paying his portion of the fee to use his score.
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, there will be official hotels for this tournament. We are working on the details now. Please keep checking PBA.COM/LBCTOURNAMENT for details.
Yes, there will be several 2024 PBA LBC National Championships items available for purchase.
There is not a pro shop at Bowlero Mount Prospect.