PBA Central Region

PBA50 25th Annual PROGRESSIVE/Gerdeman Insurance Agency Central/Midwest Classic

Event dates
Host center
Al-Mar Lanes

1010 N. Main St.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
United States

Friday, July 22

Practice Session: 2-4 p.m.

Orientation Meeting: 4 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Baker Shootout: 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 8 a.m. – (eight games)

B Squad: 1:30 p.m. – (eight games)

C Squad: 7 p.m. – (eight games)

Top 1/3 players advance.

Sunday, July 24

Eliminator Finals

Round 1 – Top 1/3 (four games-all pins carry over): 10 a.m.

Round 2 – Top 16 (three games-all pins carry over): 12:30 p.m.

Round 3 – Top 8 (two games-all pins carry over): 2:30 p.m.

Round 4 – Top 4 Step Ladder: 3:30 p.m.

Top 4 seeded based on cumulative pinfall.

Grudge Match:

After title match, highest finishing Senior (S) will bowl the highest finishing Super Senior (SS) for a $1,000 winner-take-all best game match!


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 and have reached their 50th birthday prior to the tournament start date. Non members must meet PBA average requirements.


PBA Member Bill Wammes & Yogi Wammes


PBA Weber 45

Payout Ratio


Entry Fee

PBA Members: $245

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

Field Capacity

96 (subject to change)

Entry Deadline

Online entries for members opens at midnight on Monday, May 9th.

Online entries for non members opens on Friday, July 22nd.

Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Sunday, August 18th.

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

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.

W-9 Forms
IRS is requiring that we get new W-9 forms for all bowlers who earn winnings in PBA events. Players that have filled out W-9’s in 2020 and have recently changed residence will need to fill out an updated form. This requirement pertains to all participants, whether you are a member or not.

Product Registration
There have been some changes in product registration. For a complete list of 2022 Product Registered companies, go to

1st Place is projected to pay $6,000

16th Place is projected to pay $1,000

Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $750.

There will be a minimum of four (6) Super Senior payouts worth $600 outside the general prize list.