2023 Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour

Guaranteed Rate PBA WSOB XIV PBA World Championship presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon

Event dates
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Host center
Bowlero Wauwatosa

11737 W Burleigh Street
Wauwatosa, 53222
United States

Friday, April 7

Pre-Tournament Qualifier (PTQ) (eight games): 9 a.m.

Practice: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8

Pro-Ams: TBD

Sunday, April 9

Cheetah Qualifying Round 1 (five games): Noon

Cheetah Qualifying Round 2 (five games): 6 p.m.

Monday, April 10

Cheetah Qualifying Round 3 (five games): Noon

Cheetah Qualifying Round 4 (five games): 6 p.m.

  • After 20 games of PBA Cheetah Championships qualifying, the top 5 players advance to a FS1 telecast Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m. CT
  • All qualifying games of the PBA Cheetah Championships carry over to the PBA World Championship.
  • Following PBA Cheetah, Scorpion and Shark qualifying rounds (60 games), the top five players advance to a PBA World Championship telecast (LIVE) on FOX Sunday, April 23 at 11 a.m. CT.

Tuesday, April 11

Scorpion Qualifying Round 1 (five games): Noon

Scorpion Qualifying Round 2 (five games): 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12

Scorpion Qualifying Round 3 (five games): Noon

Scorpion Qualifying Round 4 (five games): 6 p.m.

  • After 20 games of PBA Scorpion Championships qualifying, the top 5 players advance to a FS1 telecast Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. CT
  • All qualifying games of the PBA Scorpion Championships carry over to the PBA World Championship.
  • Following PBA Cheetah, Scorpion and Shark qualifying rounds (60 games), the top five players advance to a PBA World Championship telecast (LIVE) on FOX Sunday, April 23 at 11 a.m. CT.

Thursday, April 13

Shark Qualifying Round 1 (five games): Noon

Shark Qualifying Round 2 (five games): 6 p.m.

Friday, April 14

Shark Qualifying Round 3 (five games): Noon

Shark Qualifying Round 4 (five games): 6 p.m.

  • After 20 games of PBA Shark Championships qualifying, the top 5 players advance to a FS1 telecast Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. CT
  • Following PBA Cheetah, Scorpion and Shark qualifying rounds (60 games), the top five players advance to a PBA World Championship telecast (LIVE) on FOX Sunday, April 23 at 11 a.m. CT.

Saturday, April 15
USA vs. The World (LIVE) on FS1: 1 p.m. CT

Sunday, April 16

USA vs. The World Finals (LIVE) on FS1: 11 a.m. CT

Monday, April 17

PBA Cheetah Championships Finals (LIVE) on FS1: 6 p.m. CT

Tuesday, April 18

PBA Scorpion Championships Finals (LIVE) on FS1: 6 p.m. CT

Wednesday, April 19

PBA Shark Championships Finals (LIVE) on FS1: 6 p.m. CT

Friday, April 21

PBA World Championship Open Practice: Noon

PBA World Championship TV Pair Practice: 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 22

PBA World Championship Open Practice: Noon

PBA World Championship TV Pair Practice: 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 23

PBA World Championship Stepladder Finals (LIVE) on FOX: 11 a.m. CT

PBA World Series of Bowling XIV Prize Fund: $780,000

Tournament Host Center

Bowlero Wauwatosa

11737 W. Burleigh St.

Wauwatosa, WI 53222

(414) 258-9000

Eligibility

Participant must be a PBA member in good standing to enter unless bowling for a college. College players can enter any PBA Tour event, with the exception of the PBA Tournament of Champions and the PBA Players Championship, after entries close for PBA members and they have created their PBA account online. To enter, call John Weber at (314) 974-5399 or email [email protected].

Maximum Field

96

Point Values

Tier 1 (World Championship)

Tier 3 (Animal Pattern Championships)

Priority Entries

Priority entries open Nov. 21 and will close March 23, 2023 at 11 p.m. CT. Priority will be given in the following order, provided the top 50 2022 PBA Tour point leaders, 20 International invites, and PBA Tour champions, regardless of status, have entered by March 23. There will be 86 spots are being held for priority entrants. After March 23 any remaining spots will go to the PTQ.

  • Top 50 2022 PBA Tour Point Leaders
  • 20 International Invitees
  • PBA Tour Title Holders

PTQ Entries

PTQ entries open Nov. 21. PTQ entries close March 23, 2023. All PBA members who are not currently classified as priority entrants will need to enter the PTQ. A minimum of 10 players will advance, with a maximum number to be determined in order to fill the elite field of 96.

Example: If 50 point leaders, 20 International invites, and five more PBA Tour champions enter as priority entrants, 21 would advance from the PTQ, which would fill the elite field at 96.

Phone and mailed entries will not be accepted. Anyone needing instructions on how to enter online can contact membership services at (206) 332-9688.

Any entries received after the final entry deadline will incur a late fee.

Entry Fees

PBA PTQ Entries $250 (Bowlers advancing from the PTQ will be charged an additional $750)

PBA Priority Entries $1000

The WSOB entry fee includes all PBA Animal Pattern Championships and the PBA World Championship.

PBA World Series of Bowling XIV Prize Fund: $780,000

PBA World Championship Prize Fund

1st Place $100,000

2nd Place $55,000

3rd Place $40,000

4th Place $30,000

5th Place $25,000

6th Place $21,000

7th Place $17,000

8th Place $13,000

9th Place $11,000

10th Place $10,000

11th Place $9,000

12th Place $8,500

13th Place $8,000

14th Place $7,500

15th Place $7,000

16th Place $6,800

17th Place $6,600

18th Place $6,400

19th Place $6,200

20th Place $6,000

21st Place $5,800

22nd Place $5,600

23rd Place $5,400

24th Place $5,200

25th Place $5,000

26th Place $4,800

27th Place $4,600

28th Place $4,400

29th Place $4,200

30th Place $4,000

PBA WSOB Animal Pattern Prize Fund

1st Place $20,000

2nd Place $12,000

3rd Place $10,000

4th Place $8,000

5th Place $7,000

6th Place $6,000

7th Place $5,000

8th Place $4,000

9th Place $3,500

10th Place $3,000

11th Place $2,700

12th Place $2,500

13th Place $2,300

14th Place $2,200

15th Place $2,100

16th Place $2,000

PBA WSOB USA vs. The World Prize Fund

Winning Team - $40,000

Losing Team - $20,000