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2021 PBA Wabash Lanes Member/Non-Member Doubles Central Open

Event dates
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Host center
Wabash Lanes

655 Wabash Ave. NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
United States

Friday, September 17

Practice Session: 3-5 p.m.

Orientation Meeting: 5 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Pro-am: 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 18

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 9 a.m. – (eight games)

B Squad: 3 p.m. – (eight games)

Top 12 teams advance (based on 36 team entries or more).

Sunday, September 19

Bracket Match Play With Bye Rounds (based on 12 teams)
Round 1 – Teams 5-12 bowl (best-of-seven team Baker games): 9 a.m.
Round 2 – Winners and Qualifiers 1-4 bowl (best-of-seven team Baker games): Immediately following
Round 3 – Winners bowl (best-of-five team Baker games): Immediately following
Round 4 – Winners bowl (best-of-five team Baker games): Immediately following

Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 36 team entries.

IMPORTANT: PBA FACE MASK POLICY

All competitors and non-competitors will follow the local governmental mandate for the wearing of facemasks. The PBA encourages social distancing when possible. This policy is subject to change or modification.

Eligibility

Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing. Non members must meet PBA average requirements.

Host(s)

Aaron Shanklin; PBA Members Dave Wodka & Steve Easterday

Pattern

PBA Dragon 45

Payout Ratio

1:3

Entry Fee

PBA Members: $245

Non-Members: $310 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)

Field Capacity

40 teams (subject to change)

Entry Deadline

Online entries for members and non-members opens at midnight on Monday, July 19th.

Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, September 13th.

After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA Central Region Manager.

Balance Holes
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.

W-9 Forms
IRS is requiring that we get new W-9 forms for all bowlers who earn winnings in PBA events. Players that have filled out W-9’s in 2020 and have recently changed residence will need to fill out an updated form. This requirement pertains to all participants, whether you are a member or not.

Product Registration
There have been some changes in product registration. For a complete list of 2021 Product Registered companies, go to
http://www.pba.com/resources/equipmentSponsors.asp?Type=1

1st Place is projected to pay $5,000/team

12th Place is projected to pay $1,250/team

Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $1,000/team