2012 Innis Road
Columbus, OH 43224
Friday, September 29, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM: Optional Practice Session
Saturday, September 30, 2023
9:30 AM: Roll Call
10:00 AM: Qualifying Round #1 (All bowlers, 5 games)
Sunday, October 1, 2023
8:30 AM: Roll Call
9:00 AM: Qualifying Round #2 (All bowlers, 5 games)
Cut to top 8 bowlers in each division
11:00 AM: Two-game Elimination Match Play
Top 8 bowlers in each division; 8 bowlers cut to 4 bowlers; 4 bowlers cut to 2 bowlers; final 2 bowlers cut to Champion
PBA Jr. Regional Tournaments during the calendar year of 2023 are open to all male and female youth bowlers who have not yet reached the age of 18 as December 31, 2022. All participants must be USBC Youth Members.
PBA Jr. Club Members: $99
Regular Entry Fee: $138
Entries close at midnight Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA Regional Manager.
All bowlers will bowl five (5) games in Qualifying Round #1 and five (5) games in Qualifying Round #2.
At the conclusion of the two Qualifying Rounds, all bowler’s total scores in each division will be pooled and the field will be cut to the top 8 bowlers in each division. In the event of a tie(s) for the final position, a one-game roll-off will take place immediately to break the tie. If a one (1) game roll-off ends in a tie, all tied competitors for the alternate position will compete in a one (1) ball sudden death roll-off to determine the winner.
The top 8 bowlers in each division will advance to compete in a Two-Game Elimination Match Play bracket round. Seeding for the Two-Game Game Elimination Match Play will be determined by a bowler’s total pinfall from the two Qualifying Rounds. A standard 8-person bracket will be used. A bowler must win both games to advance in the bracket.
In the event of a tie during any Elimination Match Play match, competitors will compete in a one (1) ball sudden death roll-off. The highest seeded competitor shall determine starting lane and order for the roll-off. The competitors will alternate lanes in the same bowling order until the tie is broken.
If each bowler wins one of the two games in the Elimination Match, competitors will compete in a one (1) ball sudden death roll-off to determine the winner. The highest seeded competitor shall determine starting lane and order for the roll-off. The competitors will alternate lanes in the same bowling order until the tie is broken.
The remaining bowler after completion of the Two-Game Elimination Match Play will be declared the Tournament Champion.
Dress and Conduct Code (applies to Practice Session and all Competition)
All bowlers must wear shirts or jerseys with collars and sleeves and their name on the back. No t-shirts are allowed. Boys must wear slacks (no shorts). Girls must wear slacks, skirts, skorts or dress shorts. No jeans are allowed. Bowlers are not permitted to wear hats or other headgear, ripped or torn clothing, or basketball shorts. No clothing with offensive language or graphics, or any apparel which the tournament director feels is inappropriate. Smoking is not permitted by bowlers before, during or after the tournament. Proper behavior is expected at all times.
A PBA oil pattern will be used for PBA Jr. Regional Tournaments. The oil pattern name and specs will be announced prior to the start of competition.
PBA Jr. will be adding $1,000 in SMART scholarship funds to each PBA Jr. Regional event. The added $1,000 will be evenly dispersed to each division based on the number of entries. SMART Scholarships will be awarded in each division at a 1:6 ratio.
1st Place in the U18 Boys division is projected to pay $1,750 First Place SMART scholarship with 75 entries
1st Place in the U18 Girls division is projected to pay $1,750 First Place SMART scholarship with 75 entries
1st Place in the U15 Mixed division is projected to pay $1,000 First Place SMART scholarship with 50 entries