2023 Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour

PBA Players Championship

Event dates
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Host center
Bowlero North Brunswick

1 North Carolier Lane
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
United States

Sunday, April 30

Pre-Tournament Qualifier (PTQ) (eight games; limited to 64 players): 9 a.m.

Monday, May 1

Practice: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pro-ams: 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2

Qualifying Round 1 (six games): 11 a.m.

Qualifying Round 2 (six games): 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3

Qualifying Round 3 (six games): 11 a.m.

Qualifying Round 4 (six games): 5 p.m.

Top 1/3 of the field advances

Thursday, May 4

Advancers Qualifying Round 1 (six games): 11 a.m.

Advancers Qualifying Round 2 (six games): 5 p.m.

Top 24 players advance

Friday, May 5

Top 24 Qualifying Round 1 (six games): 11 a.m.

Top 18 players advance

Top 18 Qualifying Round 2 (six games): 5:30 p.m.

Top 12 players advance to FS1 TV Finals

Saturday, May 6

PBA Players Championship TV Finals – Rd. of 12: 4 PM ET

Single Game Matches

Match #1

#9 seed vs. #8 seed

Match #2

#12 seed vs. #5 seed

Match #3

#10 seed vs. #7 seed

Match #4

#11 seed vs. #6 seed

Sunday, May 7

PBA Players Championship TV Finals – Rd. of 8 – Show #1: Noon ET

Race to 2 Games

Match #5

Winner of Match #1 vs. #1 seed

Match #6

Winner of Match #2 vs. #4 seed

PBA Players Championship TV Finals – Rd. of 8 – Show #2: 4 p.m. ET

Race to 2 Games

Match #7

Winner of Match #3 vs. #2 seed

Match #8

Winner of Match #4 vs. #3 seed

FOUR WINNERS RETURN MAY 12-14, 2023 FOR PBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Friday, May 12

Practice: Noon

Saturday, May 13

PBA Players Championship TV Finals – Rd. of 4: 12:30 ET

Race to 2 Games

Match #9

Winner of Match #5 vs. Winner of Match #6

Match #10

Winner of Match #7 vs. Winner of Match #8

Sunday, May 14

PBA Players Championship TV Finals on FOX: 1 p.m. ET

Race to 2 Games (twice)

Winner of Match #9 vs. Winner of Match #10

PBA Players Championship Prize Fund: $400,000 (based on 128 entries)

Tournament Host Center

Bowlero North Brunswick

1 Carolier Lane

North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902

 (732) 846-2424

Participant must be a PBA member in good standing.

Maximum Field

128

Point Values

Tier 1 Points

Priority Entries

Priority entries open Monday, Nov. 21 and will close Saturday, April 15 at 11 p.m. CT. Priority will be given in the following order:

  • Top 50 2022 PBA Tour Point Leaders
  • PBA Tour Title Holders

PTQ entries open Monday, Nov. 21. All PBA members who are not classified as priority entrants will need to enter the PTQ. A minimum of eight players will advance to the elite field, with a maximum number to be determined to fill the elite field of 128. Example: If 50 point leaders and 30 more PBA Tour champions not among the top 50 2022 PBA Tour point leaders enter as priority entrants, 48 would advance from the PTQ, which would fill the elite field at 128.

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 $250)

PBA Priority Entries $500

PBA Players Championship Prize Fund: $400,000 (based on 128 entries)

1st Place – $100,000

2nd Place – $55,000

3rd Place – $35,000

4th Place – $30,000

5th Place – $20,000

6th Place – $15,000

7th Place – $12,000

8th Place – $10,000

9th Place – $9,000

10th Place – $7,000

11th Place – $6,500

12th Place – $6,000

13th Place – $5,500

14th Place – $5,000

15th Place – $4,800

16th Place – $4,600

17th Place – $4,400

18th Place – $4,200

19th Place – $4,000

20th Place – $3,900

21st Place – $3,800

22nd Place – $3,700

23rd Place – $3,600

24th Place - $3,500

25th Place - $3,000

26th Place - $2,900

27th Place - $2,800

28th Place - $2,700

29th Place - $2,650

30th Place - $2,600

31st Place - $2,550

32nd Place - $2,500

33rd Place - $2,450

34th Place - $2,400

35th Place - $2,350

36th Place - $2,300

37th Place - $2,250

38th Place - $2,200

39th Place - $2,150

40th Place - $2,100

41st Place - $2,050

42nd Place - $2,000