8037 Shrader Rd
Richmond, VA 23294
Priority entry opens TODAY!
Priority entry includes the following players:
- The top 75 point leaders on the 2021 PBA Tour Points List
- PBA Tour Titleholders
This region is open to:
U.S. Residents of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina
International Players from Eastern Canada
**Times listed below are local times
Thursday, January 13- Unofficial Practice Session (Not Mandatory)
Bowlero West End 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (12 lanes available)
Friday, January 14
Pro Tour Qualifier 9 a.m - 12:30 p.m. (if necessary)
(7 games, Don Johnson 40)
The top 6 players advance from the PTQ to the main field
Practice Session: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(PBA Chameleon 39 & PBA Dragon 45)
Saturday, January 15
Qualifying Round 1: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
(7 games PBA Chameleon 39)
Qualifying Round 2: 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(7 games PBA Chameleon 39)
Sunday, January 16
Qualifying Round 3: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(7 games PBA Dragon 45)
Qualifying Round 4: 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(7 games PBA Dragon 45)
After 28 qualifying games, the top five bowlers in each region will advance to the Regional Finals and be seeded according to their 28th game pin total. Practice sessions will be held for all players January 21-24. More detail to follow.
Regional Finals at Bowlero Euless on FS1
1901 W. Airport Fwy.
Euless, TX 76040
|Regional Finals||FS1 TV Dates||Times|
|East Finals||Saturday, January 22||3 p.m. CT|
|South Finals||Saturday, January 22||5 p.m. CT|
|Midwest Finals||Sunday, January 23||3 p.m. CT|
|Southwest Finals||Sunday, January 23||5 p.m. CT|
|West Finals||Monday, January 24||6 p.m. CT|
Winners from Regional Finals held January 22-24, 2022 advance to the Championship Rounds January 28/29. More details to follow.
The PBA Players Championship is open to all PBA members.
Qualifying rounds are happening in five regions in the U.S. January 14-16, 2022. Before entering check your specified region listed on each tournament page to make sure you are entering the correct regional qualifier.
Maximum Field Sizes
Field sizes in each region are limited to 96, except for the West which has a limited field of 76.
Entry priority will be given in the following order, provided PBA members, regardless of status, have entered by the appropriate entry deadline dates listed below.
- The top 75 point leaders on the 2021 PBA Tour Point List
- PBA Tour title holders
- General PBA membership
- Collegiate bowlers (if spots remain available after the entry deadline date)
Priority Entries (2021 PBA Tour Point Leaders & PBA Tour Title Holders)
Priority entries open online November 1, 2021 at 10 a.m. CST. Spots will be held for priority entrants until November 21,2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
General PBA Membership Entries
Entries open online for the entire PBA membership November 22, 2021 at 10 a.m. CST. The final deadline for PBA members to enter is December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Entries will be confirmed based on the time and date of entry. If entries exceed the maximum field size allowed before entries close on December 31, 2021, a PTQ will be held and a minimum of six will advance from the PTQ.
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.
Collegiate bowlers may also compete if spots are available in the tournament. They will be placed on standby until one day after the entry deadline date has passed for PBA members. If spots remain they will be moved to the main field according to their time and date of entry.
PTQ if necessary
Six spots in each region are reserved for the Pro Tour Qualifier if necessary (PTQ).
Don Johnson 40 (if necessary)
Qualifying Round Patterns
Regional Finals and Championship Finals
Dual Pattern - Dragon 45 on the left lane, Chameleon 39 on the right lane
NOTE: If the tournament does not fill by December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST, the PTQ will be cancelled, and everyone will be confirmed in the tournament.
How to Enter / Where to Enter (based on residence)
NOTE: You should enter according to your current residence. If any player has a new residence that is difference than what is in your PBA profile please contact John Weber, [email protected] with an updated location immediately. Additionally, they will need to update their PBA profile.
NOTE: International players from countries not listed in a specific regional qualifier can contact Tom Clark at [email protected] for their designated qualifying center and any issues relating to entering the USA.
Regional Qualifier Lane Machines and Lane Conditioner
|Region||Lane Machine||Lane Conditioner|
|Southwest||Kegel Kustodian Walker||Infinity|
|Central||Kegel Flex Walker||Infinity|
|East||Kegel Kustodian Walker||Infinity|
|South||Kegel Flex Walker||Infinity|
The PBA Players Championship Finals on January 29 will pay:
1st place ($100,000), 2nd place ($60,000), 3rd place ($45,000) 4th place ($35,000) 5th place ($30,000)
The PBA Players Regional Finals January 22 - 24 will pay:
1st place (advances to the Championship final on January 28-29), 2nd place ($15,000), 3rd place ($13,000) 4th place ($11,000) 5th place ($10,000)
Regional qualifiers payout ratio is 1:3. Projected prize fund based on 96 entries:
|1st – 5thPlaces||Advance to Regional Finals|
Note: A seeding round (3 games) will be held on January 28 on the TV pair to determine the seeds for the Championship Finals on January 29. Lane conditioner and oil pattern for the seeding round will be identical to the PBA Championship Rounds. More detail to follow.