PBA Central Region

PBA50 Gary Schluchter Memorial Central/Midwest Classic presented by E.U.I. Chris Linquist/PROGRESSIVE/Gerdeman Insurance Agency

Event dates
Host center
Al-Mar Lanes

1010 N. Main St.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
United States

Friday, July 5th

Practice Session: 1-3 p.m.

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

Youth/Special Olympics Pro Am: 4:30 p.m.

Baker Shootout: 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 6th

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 8 a.m. – (eight games)

B Squad: 1:30 p.m. – (eight games)

C Squad: 7 p.m. – (eight games)

Top 1/3 players advance.

Saturday, July 7th

Eliminator Finals

Round 1 – Top 1/3 (four games-all pins carry over): 10 a.m.

Round 2 – Top 16 (three games-all pins carry over): 12:30 p.m.

Round 3 – Top 8 (two games-all pins carry over): 2:30 p.m.

Round 4 – Top 4 Step Ladder: 3:30 p.m.

Top 4 seeded based on cumulative pinfall.


PBA Member Bill Wammes & Yogi Wammes

Field Capacity

96 (subject to change)


Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing. Participant must be the age of 50 as of July 5th, 2024. Non-Members must meet the PBA minimum average requirements of 200 for 36 games in a USBC sanctioned league. PBA Members have priority over any Non Member up to 7 days before the event starts.

Entry Fee

PBA Members: $245

Non-Members: $310

Entry Deadline

Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, July 1st, 2024.

After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the Regional Manager.

Payout Ratio


BowlTV Regional Players Invitational

This event is a Central & Midwest Region event and will count for points in both regions. Only Full PBA Members will be able to qualify for the year-end Finals. To qualify for the RPI, you must bowl in 3 events within your region in the calendar year.

Lane Pattern

PBA Salvino 44

2024 PBA Approved Equipment

The 2024 list of acceptable Urethane and Urethane-Like equipment made at 78.0HD+ is available on the schedule page under “quick links”.

PBA Registered Products

1st Place is projected to pay $5,000

16th Place is projected to pay $950

Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $700

There will be a minimum of five (5) Super Senior payouts worth $500 outside the general prize list.

*All prize funds are projected off 96 entries*