pba regional tour east region

PBA50 Strike Zone Open

Event dates
Host center
Strike Zone Alleys

2501 West End Ave.
Pottsville, PA 17901
United States

Friday, September 3

Practice Session: 3-5 p.m.

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

Saturday, September 4

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 9 a.m. – (eight games)

B Squad: 3 p.m. – (eight games)

Top 16 advance (based on 48 entries or more).

Format to be adjusted with less than 48 entries.

Sunday, September 5

Round of 16 (best of 3 games):  8:30 a.m.

Round of 12 (best of 3 games):  9:45 a.m.

Round of 8 (best of 3 games):  11 a.m.

Semi-Finals (single game): immediately following

Finals (single game):  immediately following


Strike Zone Alleys is hosting an over/under 50 doubles tournament on Sunday starting at 2 p.m.  5 qualifying games cut to top 4 teams for baker format stepladder.  Entry fee $100 per team.  1:5 cash ratio.  For further details, contact Strike Zone Alleys at (570) 622-8740.



Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing and have reached their 50th birthday by September 3, 2021. Non-members must meet PBA average requirements.

Payout Ratio


Entry Fee

PBA Members: $245

Non-Members: $310

Entry Information

Entries open online June 11.

Online entries close at midnight Monday, August 30. 

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

Field Size

Maximum field size is 80.

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.

Product Registration

For a complete list of 2021 Product Registered companies, go to


1st Place is projected to pay $2,000

Last place in the finals is projected to pay $500

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

Top 2 Super Seniors (60+) out of regular prize list receive a minimum of $250.