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PBA Ernst Apparel Central Open

Event dates
Host center
Community Lanes

356 E. 3rd St.
Minster, OH, OH 45865
United States

Tuesday, August 10

Practice Session: 1-3 p.m.

Orientation Meeting: 3 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Pro-ams: 4:30 & 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 11 a.m. – (eight games)

B Squad: 5 p.m. – (eight games)

Top 16 players advance (based on 63 entries or more).

Thursday, August 12

Round Robin Match Play: 12 p.m. – (8 games)

Stepladder roll-off: 4:30 p.m. 

Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 63 entries.


The use of face masks is required of all people in the bowling center during the PBA event. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and remain in place at all times, except when bowlers are standing at, or on the the approach ready to make a delivery, or “actively” eating or drinking. This is mandatory for all portions of the PBA event, including practice sessions and pro-ams, and includes all amateurs and professionals. This policy will be enforced strictly in the bowling center throughout the PBA event with fines and possible disqualification for non-compliance.


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


The Davidson Family


PBA Johnson 40

Payout Ratio


Entry Fee

PBA Members: $245

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

Field Capacity

90 (subject to change)

Entry Deadline

Online entries for members and non-members opens at midnight on Monday, May 15th.

Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Friday, August 6th.

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

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

1st Place is projected to pay $3,500

16th Place is projected to pay $600

Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $500.

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