pba regional tour Southwest region

PBA Starlite Southwest Open

Event dates
Host center
Starlite Lanes

900 W Kansas Ave
McPherson, KS 67460
United States

Friday, March 8

2:00pm – 4:00pm Practice Session

4:00pm – Optional Sweeper (4 games)

7:00pm – Pro-Am

Saturday, March 9

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

8:30am – A squad (8 games)

3:30pm – B squad (8 games)

1/3 will cash in the event, top 24 will advance (based on 72 entries)
If less than 72 entries, advancer rounds may be adjusted accordingly

Sunday, March 10

9:00am – Advancer Round (6 games)

12:30pm – Eliminator round of 12 (6 games)

3:30pm – Top 4 Stepladder Finals

Starlite Lanes

900 W Kansas Ave.

McPherson, KS 67460


Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing.

REMINDER: PBA Members receive priority entry until February 29th – 11:59pm. Beginning 3/1/24 remaining roster positions will be filled based on date and time of entry regardless of membership status.  

Non-members will be officially placed on the roster after this date and in date/time order of entry received.

Apparel: (dye sublimated jerseys) Only Jerseys from approved product registered companies will be allowed (all levels of PBA competition). Must include PBA logo on the bottom right sleeve for members. Regular type shirts with name on the back have no brand restrictions.

Payout Ratio

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

Online entries will open December 18, 2023

Online entries will close midnight Monday, March 4, 2024

After that contact Tony Lanning to enter. ([email protected])

A $10 Late Fee will be assessed for entries received after the posted deadline

This event will count for points for the 2024 PBA RPI and the proposed PBA Southwest Region FireLake Invitational.

Product Registration/Approved Bowling Balls

Beginning 1/6/24, rules regarding use of bowling balls in PBA competition have been updated.

2024 PBA Tours – Approved Equipment

All Regional, PBA50 and PBA Jr. competition:

Urethane and urethane-like must be manufactured after August 1, 2022 and manufactured at 78.0+HD hardness. (List of current balls that fit this description below).

All other bowling balls (other than urethane and urethane-like) previously eligible for competition, and manufactured at any time, are still permitted.

2024 List of Acceptable Urethane and Urethane-Like Equipment made at 78.0HD+

Current (1/9/24)

Hammer (Black Pearl Urethane)

Motiv (Tank Yellowjacket)

Motiv (Tank Rampage Pearl)

RotoGrip (Retro RG Spare)

Storm (IQ Tour 78/U)

Storm (Mix)

SWAG (Buffalo)

SWAG (Big Bro Burn Up LE)

SWAG (Wiper)

1st Place projected to pay at least $2,500

12th Place projected to pay $650

Final cash spot projected to pay a minimum of $450