PBA Tour Hero

PBA Players Championship - Central Region

Event dates
-
Host center
Bowlero Wauwatosa

11737 W Burleigh Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
United States

International Players of Central Canada
U.S. Residents of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana

View Players

Thursday, January 14
Unofficial Practice: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday, January 15
A Squad Pro Tour Qualifier: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. (if necessary)
(6 games, 2021 PBA Salvino 44)
The top 6 players advance from the PTQ to the main field

A Squad Practice Session: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
(2021 PBA Viper 36, 2021 PBA Bear 41)
Re-oil
A Squad Practice Session: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
(2021 PBA Chameleon 39, 2021 PBA Shark 48)

Saturday, January 16
A Squad Qualifying Round 1: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(7 games 2021 PBA Viper 36)
Re-oil
A Squad Qualifying Round 2: 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
(7 games 2021 PBA Bear 41)

Sunday, January 17
A Squad Qualifying Round 3: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(7 games 2021 PBA Chameleon 39)
Re-oil
A Squad Qualifying Round 4: 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
(7 games 2021 PBA Shark 48)

After 28 qualifying games, the top five bowlers in each region will advance to an FS1 regional finals and be seeded on the telecast according to their 28-game pin total. Practice sessions will be held for all players January 23-26. Finalists need to arrive January 23rd. More detail to follow.

Tournament Guidelines

  • Mask Policy – face masks/coverings will be required to ensure the health and safety of bowlers and staff. Masks must be worn at all times except when eating, drinking, or in the act of bowling.
  • Guest Policy – one guest per registered player will be allowed in-center. All guests (first and last name) must be sent to your tournament director by January 13. No outside fans will be permitted in-center or allowed to congregate outside.
  • Dress Code
    • There is no official dress code designated for the unofficial practice session on Thursday, January 14.
    • Beginning Friday, January 15, all PBA Members must adhere to the PBA competitive attire rules throughout the PBA Players Championship, including all official practice sessions.
    • All dye sublimated shirts need to be from High 5 Gear. No other dye sublimated shirts will be allowed during competition.

PBA Players Championship Prize Fund: $1,000,000.

The PBA Players Championship is open to all PBA members. Qualifying rounds are happening in five convenient locations spread across the U.S. January 15-17, 2021.

Entries open online for the top 75 point leaders of the 2020 PBA Tour and all PBA title holders December 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. CST. Spots will be held for the top 75 point leaders and all PBA Tour titlists until December 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Entries open online for the entire PBA membership December 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. CST. The final deadline for PBA members to enter is January 8, 2021 at 11:00p.m. CST.

PBA members must enter online. Phone and mailed entries will not be accepted.

Anyone needing instructions on how to enter online, or having difficulty entering this event can contact membership services at (206) 332-9688.

Entry priority will be given in the following order, provided PBA members, regardless of status, have entered by the appropriate entry deadline dates listed above. Additionally, all PBA members must pay their entry fee when entering the event.

  • The top 75 point leaders on the 2020 PBA Tour Point List
  • PBA Hall of Famers
  • PBA Tour titleholders
  • General PBA membership

Maximum Field Size
Field sizes in each region are limited to 96, with six of those spots being reserved for the Pro Tour Qualifier if necessary (PTQ).

NOTE: Beginning December 21, 2020, entrants will be placed into the tournament based on date and time the entry was received online. 90 spots in each region are being held for online entries. Any remaining entrants will be placed on standby. If the tournament fills, standby bowlers will be placed into the PTQ. If the tournament does not fill by January 8, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. CST, the remaining entrants will be taken off standby and the PTQ will be canceled.

Eligibility
Participants must hold PBA Membership to enter.

Entry Fees

Entry Fees
Entry Fee is $500
PTQ entrants will be charged $250. Bowlers advancing from the PTQ into the main field will be charged an additional $250.
Entry fees must be paid online at the time of entry. Any entries received after the final entry deadline will incur a late fee.

Tournament Withdrawals
PBA members may withdraw without penalty until Sunday, January 10. Any withdrawal beginning Monday, January 11 will incur a $50 administrative fee.

The live FOX telecast February 21 will pay:
1st place ($250,000), 2nd place ($130,000), 3rd place ($80,000) 4th place ($60,000) 5th place ($50,000)

Note: A seeding round will be held February 20, 2021 to determine the seeds for the live Fox telecast. Lane conditioner and oil pattern for the seeding round will be identical to the FS1 and Fox telecasts. More detail to follow.

FS1 telecasts January 24-26 will pay:
1st place (advance to FOX telecast), 2nd place ($15,000), 3rd place ($13,000) 4th place ($11,000) 5th place ($10,000)

Regional qualifiers payout ratio is 1:4. The projected prize fund based on 96 entries is:

1st – 5th Places  Advance to FS1 telecast
6th Place $4,000.00
7th Place $3,500.00
8th Place $3,100.00
9th Place $2,800.00
10th Place $2,500.00
11th Place $2,200.00
12th Place $2,000.00
13th Place $1,800.00
14th Place $1,600.00
15th Place $1,500.00
16th Place $1,400.00
17th Place $1,300.00
18th Place $1,200.00
19th Place $1,100.00
   

Current Round: Qualifier Rounds

Games Completed: 28

PositionSquadBowlerHometownPinsAVG+/- 200
1ATom SmallwoodSaginaw, Mich.6346226.64746
2AAndrew AndersonHolly, Mich.6278224.21678
3ARonnie RussellNoblesville, Ind.6217222.04617
4AWes MalottPflugerville, Texas6210221.79610
5AZach WeidmanIndianapolis, Ind.6207221.68607
6AEJ TackettBluffton, Ind.6190221.07590
7ANicholas PateInver Grove Heights, Minn.6168220.29568
8AKristopher PratherPlainfield, Ill.6167220.25567
9ARyan ZagarRacine, Wis.6151219.68551
10AAJ JohnsonOswego, Ill.6121218.61521
11AMatt RussoFairview Heights, Ill.6106218.07506
12AKurt PilonWarren, Mich.6084217.29484
13ARuss OviattSioux Falls, S.D.6072216.86472
14ASean RashMontgomery, Ill.6065216.61465
15ALennie Boresch Jr.Kenosha, Wis.6059216.39459
16AEugene McCuneMunster, Ind.6022215.07422
17ADavid BeresWaukesha, Wis.6022215.07422
18ATom HessGranger, Iowa6012214.71412
19AJustin KnowlesOkemos, Mich.6011214.68411
20AMike Eaton Jr.Byron Center, Mich.6006214.50406
21ADakota VostryRomeoville, Ill.5976213.43376
22AJR RaymondClinton Twp., Mich.5956212.71356
23AMike WolfeFloyds Knobs, In5920211.43320
24AJonathan SchalowEvansville, Wis.5904210.86304
25ARyan LakotaShorewood, Ill.5885210.18285
26AMatt SandersEvansville, Ind.5871209.68271
27ANick KrumlDowners Grove, Ill.5871209.68271
28AMatt KubaTinley Park, Ill.5862209.36262
29ABrent BohoColgate, Wis.5860209.29260
30AChris GibbonsMadison, Wis.5827208.11227
31AMichael SchlabachGoshen, Ind.5824208.00224
32ADavid EggertNew Lenox, IL5821207.89221
33ATim MackGreenwood, Ind.5807207.39207
34AMitch HupeWinnipeg, MB5803207.25203
35ACory HinesJackson, Mich.5789206.75189
36AGreg YoungViera, Fla.5758205.64158
37AAdam DanielsenSioux Falls, S.D.5731204.68131
38AKevin KullmanLockport, Ill.5718204.21118
39AJean PerezPuerto Rico5697203.4697
40ASteven TaylorPekin, Ill.5685203.0485
41AJeffrey CampbellSioux Falls, S.D.5665202.3265
42ATom AdcockDecatur, Ill.5657202.0457
43AMichael JachcinskiMacomb, Mich.5655201.9655
44AZac TackettHuntington, Ind.5641201.4641
45ASteve JarosYorkville, Ill.5638201.3638
46AGerald MarrsLake in the Hills, Ill.5591199.68-9
47AQuinton BohlenSpillville, Iowa5590199.64-10
48AJason CraigenOlympia, Wash.5530197.50-70
49ALarry TripamerBelvidere, Ill.5513196.89-87
50ACody RoednerMadison, WI5504196.57-96
51ALyle KuhlmannWoodruff, Wis.5501196.46-99
52ARandy PetersonCarrington, N.D.5495196.25-105
53AJustin O'ShaughnessyPewaukee, Wis.5492196.14-108
54AVictor CortezOmaha, NE5485195.89-115
55AJeff JohnsonFreeport, Ill.5461195.04-139
56ATyler WildsThree Rivers, Mich.5442194.36-158
57ACarleton ChambersDetroit4039192.33-161
58AShaun TaliaferroWaunakee, Wis.5435194.11-165
59AKyle ClementDafter, Mich.1146163.71-254
60AZachary KilbourneLansing, Mich.5337190.61-263
61AAustin KoehlerNew Albany, Ind.5335190.54-265
62AMitchell Shumwaymilwaukee wisconsin5304189.43-296
63ATheo JohnsonKentwood, Mich.2500178.57-300
64AJoseph Kruzel JrAddison, Ill.5233186.89-367
65ADean MuellerArlington Hts, Ill.5213186.18-387
66AZachary GreenDeForest, Wis.5206185.93-394
67AEric FrittonMilwaukee, WI2406171.86-394
68ARyan SaxeFranklin WI5148183.86-452
69AGreg ZiedonisOak Creek, Wis.5130183.21-470
70ADana WrightSt. Paul, Minn.5016179.14-584
71ATyler TornowDeer Grove, Ill.4991178.25-609
72AEric KentDubuque, IA4901175.04-699
73AJeremy QuaasNew Hope, Minn.4827172.39-773
74ABrian PhillipsQuinnesec, Mich.4747169.54-853
75AChristopher DowerCary, Ill.4717168.46-883
76AShane ConnersIngleside4642165.79-958
# Finish Bowler Hometown (W-L-T) Avg Pts Points Money
1 Tom Smallwood Saginaw, Mich. -- 226.64 2850 $60,000.00
2 Andrew Anderson Holly, Mich. -- 224.21 1695 $13,100.00
3 Ronnie Russell Noblesville, Ind. -- 222.04 1281 $11,200.00
4 Wes Malott Pflugerville, Texas -- 221.79 975 $10,000.00
5 Zach Weidman Indianapolis, Ind. -- 221.68 2145 $15,000.00
6 EJ Tackett Bluffton, Ind. -- 221.07 765 $4,000.00
7 Nicholas Pate Inver Grove Heights, Minn. -- 220.29 624 $3,500.00
8 Kristopher Prather Plainfield, Ill. -- 220.25 540 $3,100.00
9 Ryan Zagar Racine, Wis. -- 219.68 465 $2,800.00
10 AJ Johnson Oswego, Ill. -- 218.61 390 $2,500.00
11 Matt Russo Fairview Heights, Ill. -- 218.07 315 $2,200.00
12 Kurt Pilon Warren, Mich. -- 217.29 240 $2,000.00
13 Russ Oviatt Sioux Falls, S.D. -- 216.86 165 $1,800.00
14 Sean Rash Montgomery, Ill. -- 216.61 135 $1,600.00
15 Lennie Boresch Jr. Kenosha, Wis. -- 216.39 135 $1,500.00
16 Eugene McCune Munster, Ind. -- 215.07 135 $1,500.00
17 David Beres Waukesha, Wis. -- 215.07 135 $1,300.00
18 Tom Hess Granger, Iowa -- 214.71 135 $1,200.00
19 Justin Knowles Okemos, Mich. -- 214.68 135 $1,100.00
20 Mike Eaton Jr. Byron Center, Mich. -- 214.50 123 $0.00
21 Dakota Vostry Romeoville, Ill. -- 213.43 120 $0.00
22 JR Raymond Clinton Twp., Mich. -- 212.71 120 $0.00
23 Mike Wolfe Floyds Knobs, In -- 211.43 120 $0.00
24 Jonathan Schalow Evansville, Wis. -- 210.86 120 $0.00
25 Ryan Lakota Shorewood, Ill. -- 210.18 120 $0.00
26 Matt Sanders Evansville, Ind. -- 209.68 115 $0.00
27 Nick Kruml Downers Grove, Ill. -- 209.68 105 $0.00
28 Matt Kuba Tinley Park, Ill. -- 209.36 105 $0.00
29 Brent Boho Colgate, Wis. -- 209.29 105 $0.00
30 Chris Gibbons Madison, Wis. -- 208.11 105 $0.00
31 Michael Schlabach Goshen, Ind. -- 208.00 105 $0.00
32 David Eggert New Lenox, IL -- 207.89 105 $0.00
33 Tim Mack Greenwood, Ind. -- 207.39 90 $0.00
34 Mitch Hupe Winnipeg, MB -- 207.25 90 $0.00
35 Cory Hines Jackson, Mich. -- 206.75 90 $0.00
36 Greg Young Viera, Fla. -- 205.64 90 $0.00
37 Adam Danielsen Sioux Falls, S.D. -- 204.68 90 $0.00
38 Kevin Kullman Lockport, Ill. -- 204.21 90 $0.00
39 Jean Perez Puerto Rico -- 203.46 81 $0.00
40 Steven Taylor Pekin, Ill. -- 203.04 75 $0.00
41 Jeffrey Campbell Sioux Falls, S.D. -- 202.32 75 $0.00
42 Tom Adcock Decatur, Ill. -- 202.04 75 $0.00
43 Michael Jachcinski Macomb, Mich. -- 201.96 75 $0.00
44 Zac Tackett Huntington, Ind. -- 201.46 75 $0.00
45 Steve Jaros Yorkville, Ill. -- 201.36 72 $0.00
46 Gerald Marrs Lake in the Hills, Ill. -- 199.68 60 $0.00
47 Quinton Bohlen Spillville, Iowa -- 199.64 60 $0.00
48 Jason Craigen Olympia, Wash. -- 197.50 60 $0.00
49 Larry Tripamer Belvidere, Ill. -- 196.89 60 $0.00
50 Cody Roedner Madison, WI -- 196.57 60 $0.00
51 Lyle Kuhlmann Woodruff, Wis. -- 196.46 60 $0.00
52 Randy Peterson Carrington, N.D. -- 196.25 48 $0.00
53 Justin O'Shaughnessy Pewaukee, Wis. -- 196.14 45 $0.00
54 Victor Cortez Omaha, NE -- 195.89 45 $0.00
55 Jeff Johnson Freeport, Ill. -- 195.04 45 $0.00
56 Tyler Wilds Three Rivers, Mich. -- 194.36 45 $0.00
57 Shaun Taliaferro Waunakee, Wis. -- 194.11 45 $0.00
58 Zachary Kilbourne Lansing, Mich. -- 190.61 39 $0.00
59 Austin Koehler New Albany, Ind. -- 190.54 30 $0.00
60 Mitchell Shumway milwaukee wisconsin -- 189.43 30 $0.00
61 Joseph Kruzel Jr Addison, Ill. -- 186.89 30 $0.00
62 Dean Mueller Arlington Hts, Ill. -- 186.18 30 $0.00
63 Zachary Green DeForest, Wis. -- 185.93 30 $0.00
64 Ryan Saxe Franklin WI -- 183.86 30 $0.00
65 Greg Ziedonis Oak Creek, Wis. -- 183.21 15 $0.00
66 Dana Wright St. Paul, Minn. -- 179.14 15 $0.00
67 Tyler Tornow Deer Grove, Ill. -- 178.25 15 $0.00
68 Eric Kent Dubuque, IA -- 175.04 15 $0.00
69 Jeremy Quaas New Hope, Minn. -- 172.39 15 $0.00
70 Brian Phillips Quinnesec, Mich. -- 169.54 15 $0.00
71 Christopher Dower Cary, Ill. -- 168.46 15 $0.00
72 Shane Conners Ingleside -- 165.79 15 $0.00
73 Carleton Chambers Detroit -- 192.33 15 $0.00
74 Theo Johnson Kentwood, Mich. -- 178.57 15 $0.00
75 Eric Fritton Milwaukee, WI -- 171.86 15 $0.00
76 Kyle Clement Dafter, Mich. -- 163.71 15 $0.00