PBA Central Region

PBA50 Sherry Bodkins Memorial Central Open

Event dates
Host center
Victory Lanes

739 Portland Way South
Galion, OH 44833
United States

Friday, March 29

Practice Session: 2-4 p.m.

Orientation Meeting: 4 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Pro-ams: 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 10 a.m. – (eight games)

A Squad: 4 p.m. – (eight games)

Top 12 players advance (based on 36 entries or more).

Sunday, March 31

Round Robin Match Play: 9 a.m. – (12 games)

Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 36 entries.


Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing and have reached their 50th birthday prior to the tournament start date. Non members must meet PBA average requirements of 200 for 36 games in a USBC sanctioned league.

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


The Bodkins Family


PBA Roth 42

Payout Ratio


Entry Fee

PBA Members: $245

Non-Members: $310 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)

Field Capacity

80 (subject to change)

Entry Deadline

Online entries for members and non-members opens at midnight on Monday, December 6th.

Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, March 25th.

After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA Central Region Manager.

Note: Non-Members will receive an email on the Tuesday morning before the event either accepting or declining your entry based on date entered. Non-Members not making it into the event will have their entry placed on the waiting list if a spot becomes available.

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)

RotoGrip (Retro RG Spare)

Storm (IQ Tour 78/U)

Storm (Mix)

SWAG (Buffalo)

SWAG (Big Bro Burn Up LE)

1st Place is projected to pay $1,500

12th Place is projected to pay $500

Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $400.