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PBA50 Fort Meade Open presented by Auto Spa Express

Event dates
Host center
The Lanes Fort Meade

2788 MacArthur Road
Ft. Meade, MD 20755
United States

Friday, December 15

  • Practice Session: 3-5 p.m.
  • Orientation Meeting: 5 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Saturday, December 16

  • Roll call is 30 minutes prior to squad.
  • Qualifying: 1 p.m. – (eight games)

Top 16 players advance (based on 48 or more entries)

Sunday, December 17

  • Bracket Round 1 (Qualifiers 9-16) bowl best of 3 games at 9 a.m.
  • Bracket Round 2 (Winners vs 5-8) bowl best of 3 games at 10:30 a.m.
  • Bracket Round 3 (Winners vs 1-4) bowl best of 3 games at 12 noon
  • Bracket Round 4 Winners bowl single game immediately following
  • Bracket Round 5 Winners bowl single game immediately following


Participant must be a USBC or PBA LCB Member in good standing and have reached their 50th birthday no later than December 14, 2023. Non-members must meet PBA average requirements.

Payout Ratio


Entry Fee

  • PBA Members: $245
  • Non-Members: $310

Entry Information

Online entries close at midnight Monday, December 11. Note: Members have priority until Friday, December 8. 

IMPORTANT: No entries will be accepted after midnight Monday, December 11 from anyone who does not have military credentials. All entrants without military ID MUST provide driver’s license number and state issued on entry form. The names of all guests attending the tournament must also be included in the online registration form. All people entering the post must have ID. Entry must be at the Mapes Road gate. Driver must present valid license at the gate. Vehicle may be subject to inspection.

Field Size

Maximum field size is 68.

Product Registration

Prize Fund (based on 60 entries)

1st Place projected to pay $1,700

16th Place projected to pay $650

Final cash spot is projected to pay $550

Top 2 bowlers 60 or older outside the regular prize fund will receive $300 each.