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PBA La-Z-Boy Central Challange (One Day/Non Champions Event)

Event dates
Host center
Monroe Sport Center

15425 S. Dixie Highway
Monroe, MI 48161
United States

Friday, November 12

Practice Session: 2-4 p.m.

Orientation Meeting: 4 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Saturday, November 13

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 8 a.m. – (seven games)

Top 12 players advance to Bracket Match Play beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 48 entries.


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.


PBA Challenge events are open to PBA members who do not hold a PBA title and non-members who have never won a PBA event.

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


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Payout Ratio


Entry Fee

PBA Members: $200

Non-Members: $265 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)

Field Capacity

60 (subject to change)

Entry Deadline

Online entries for members and non-members opens at midnight on Wednesday, September 12th.

Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, November 8th.

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

Prize Fund

1st Place is projected to pay $1,500

12th Place is projected to pay $550

Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $400.