2022 PBA Tour

PBA Players Championship - Southwest Region Qualifier

Event dates
Host center
AMF Garland Lanes

1950 Marketplace Dr.
Garland, TX 75041
United States

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Priority entry includes the following players:

This region is open to:

U.S. Residents of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi

International Players from Europe (not including Scandinavian Countries)


**Times listed below are local times

Thursday, January 13- Unofficial Practice Session (Not Mandatory)

AMF Garland Lanes 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
Bowlero Euless
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

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

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.

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 Entries

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).

PTQ Pattern

Don Johnson 40 (if necessary)

Qualifying Round Patterns

Chameleon 39

Dragon 45

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.

Entry Fee


Regional Qualifier Lane Machines and Lane Conditioner

Region Lane Machine Lane Conditioner
West Kegel Flex Infinity
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 
6thPlace $3,500.00
7thPlace $2,600.00
8thPlace $2,000.00
9thPlace $1,800.00
10thPlace $1,600.00
11thPlace $1,500.00
12thPlace $1,400.00
13thPlace $1,350.00
14thPlace $1,300.00
15thPlace $1,275.00
16thPlace $1,250.00
17thPlace $1,225.00
18thPlace $1,200.00
19thPlace $1,175.00
20thPlace $1,150.00
21stPlace $1,125.00
22ndPlace $1,100.00
23rdPlace $1,090.00
24thPlace $1,080.00
25thPlace $1,070.00
26thPlace $1,060.00
27thPlace $1,050.00
28thPlace $1,040.00
29thPlace $1,030.00
30thPlace $1,020.00
31stPlace $1,010.00
32ndPlace $1,000.00

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.