PBA Midwest Region

PBA50 Showtime Lanes Midwest/Central Open

Event dates
Host center
Showtime Lanes

1515 N Springfield
Virden, 62690
United States

Proposed Format (Subject to change based on entry numbers)

Thursday, October 19, 2023

  • Practice Session:  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Orientation Meeting:  4:35 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)
  • Pro-Am: 6:45 p.m. (6:15 p.m. roll call)

Friday, October 20, 2023

  • Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads
  • A Squad: 8:00 a.m. – (eight games)
  • B Squad: 2:30 p.m. – (eight games)
  • Cut to cashers round or up to 12 advancers
  • *** If less than 31, there will only be one qualifying squad that starts at 11:00 a.m. and no cashers round

Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • Roll call is at 7:30 a.m.
  • Cashers/Advancers round of four games at 8:00 a.m. on Fresh
  • Cut to top six for two games around 10:00 a.m. on Burn
  • Cut to top three stepladder finals around 11:00 a.m. on Fresh

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.

PBA Aulby 39' Oil Pattern

Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing.  Non-members must meet PBA average requirements

Payout Ratio

Entry Fee

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

Entry Information

  • Entries are open online
  • Online entries close at midnight Monday, October 18, 2021
  • After the deadline, make entries directly with the PBA Midwest Region Manager

Field Size
Maximum field size is 40.

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.

Product Registration
For a complete list of 2023 Product Registered companies, go to http://www.pba.com/resources/equipmentSponsors.asp?Type=1

Projected Prize Fund (based on 40 entries – 13 checks + 2 Super Senior)

(Subject to change based on entry numbers)

  • 1st Place is projected to pay $2,000
  • Last place in the match play finals is projected to pay $550
  • Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $450.
  • 2 Super Senior checks are projected to pay $275