PBA Central Region

PBA50 Mel Westrich Memorial/Brunswick Central Open (RPI Qualifier)

Event dates
Host center
Delphos Recreation Center

939 E. Fifth St.
Delphos, OH 45833
United States

Friday, September 30

  • Practice Session:  3-5 p.m.
  • Orientation Meeting: 5 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)
  • Ball Demo: 5-7 p.m.
  • Sweeper: 7 p.m. (Open to all Bowlers)

Saturday, October 1

  • Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.
  • A Squad: 10 a.m. – (eight games)
  • B Squad: 4 p.m. – (eight games)
  • Top 16 players advance (based on 48 entries).

Sunday, October 2

  • Round Robin Match Play: 10 a.m. – (12 games)
  • Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 48 entries.

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.

RPI Qualifier
This event will qualify for points in the Central Region Seniors only. The top 3 PBA Members who are eligible in this event will qualify for the RPI Finals in January of 2023. These three bowlers will qualify to bowl for a top prize of $10,000 and a total prize fund over $30,000. In order to be eligible, the PBA50 Member must bowl a minimum or 3 Central Region tournaments.

Eligibility for PBA50
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing and have reached their 50th birthday by the day of the practice session.  Non members must meet PBA average requirements.

PBA Member Bruce VanMetre and Family

PBA Aulby 39

Payout Ratio

Entry Fee

  • PBA Members: $245
  • Non-Members: $310 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)

Field Capacity
80 (Subject to Change)

Entry Deadline

  • Online entries for members and non-members opens at midnight on Monday, July 11th.
  • Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, September 26th.
  • 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 $1,500
  • 16th Place is projected to pay $550
  • Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $450.