2024 PBA Tour

PBA Shark Championship

Event dates
Host center

4200 Allen Rd, Allen Park
Allen Park, MI 48101
United States


Saturday, April 6

PBA WSOB XV PTQ/Short Pattern (five games): 10 a.m.

PBA WSOB XV PTQ/Long Pattern (five games): 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 7

PBA WSOB XV Practice: 3 p.m.

Friday, April 12

PBA Shark Championship Qualifying Rd 1 (five games): 10 a.m.

PBA Shark Championship Qualifying Rd 2 (five games): 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

PBA Shark Championship Qualifying Rd 3 (five games): 10 a.m.

Cut to top 16 for PBA Shark Championship Elimination Match Play

PBA Shark Championship Elimination Match Play Rd. of 16 (best-of-5): 6 p.m.

PBA Shark Championship Elimination Match Play Rd. of 8 (best-of-5): 8:30 p.m.

Four winners plus highest eliminated qualifier in Rd. of 8 advance to PBA Shark Championship (LIVE) on FS1 on April 17

Sunday, April 14

PBA WSOB XV Pro-Am: 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17

PBA Shark Championship Finals (LIVE) on FS1: 7 p.m.

A full schedule of the PBA World Series of Bowling XV can be found here.

Tournament Host Center

Thunderbowl Lanes

4200 Allen Rd.

Allen Park, MI 48101

(313) 928-4688


Participant must be a PBA member to enter unless they are a collegiate bowler currently on a team roster. College players can enter any PBA Tour PTQ 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, email Tony Lanning at [email protected].

Maximum Field


Point Values

Tier 3

Priority Entries

Priority Entries open online November 20, 2023. Priority entries close March 20, 2024.

Priority will be given in the following order provided the top 50 2023 PBA Tour point leaders, 20 International invites, and PBA Tour champions, regardless of status, have entered by March 20, 2024. After March 20, any remaining spots will go to the PTQ.

  • The top 50 2023 PBA Tour point leaders
  • 20 International Invitees (International players must submit a resume for consideration. All resumes must be received no later than Jan. 15, 2024 and sent directly to Tony Lanning at [email protected]. Invitations will be sent out no later than Jan. 22, 2024.
  • PBA Tour Title Holders

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 Fee

PBA World Series of Bowing XV: $1000

PBA World Series of Bowling XV PTQ: $250 (bowlers advancing from the PTQ will be charged an additional $750)

Oil Pattern

Shark 48

PBA Shark Championship

1st - $20,000

2nd - $13,000

3rd - $11,000

4th - $9,000

5th - $7,000

6th - $5,000

7th - $5,000

8th - $5,000

9th - $3,500

10th - $3,500

11th - $3,500

12th - $3,500

13th - $3,500

14th - $3,500

15th - $3,500

16th - $3,500

17th - $2,000

18th - $2,000

19th - $2,000

20th - $2,000

21st - $2,000