pba regional tour midwest region

PBA Celeste Walker Midwest/Central Open

Event dates
Host center
Strike and Spare 2

811 Northern Dr
Lockport, IL 60441
United States

Friday, May 27, 2022

Practice Session: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Orientation Meeting: 6:00 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Pro-am roll call: 6:45 pm

Pro-am: 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Roll call is at 8:30 am

Qualifying starts at 9:00 am – (eight games)

Top 12 players advance to match play

Format to be adjusted with less than 36 entries.

If more than 90 entries, will have two squads with the second squad starting at 3:00 pm.  This would also mandate a cashers round on Sunday morning at 9:00 am before the match play round

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Roll call is at 8:30 am

Finals begin at 9:00 am

Twelve games of round robin match play

*Top four step ladder finals if tournament is live streamed


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.


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

Payout Ratio


Entry Fee

PBA Members: $245

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

Entry Information

Entries open online to be determined.

Online entries close at midnight Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 

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

Field Size

Maximum field size is 160 (plus 20 host spots)

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

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Prize Fund

1st Place is projected to pay $2,800

Last place in the finals is projected to pay $700

A minimum of $450 is guaranteed to pay for the final cash spot

*The top seed in the stepladder finals is guaranteed a free 2022 PBA MW region entry credit, if that bowler is a full PBA member.