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PBA Pro Bowl West Central/Midwest Challenge (Non Champions Event)

Event dates
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Host center
Pro Bowl West

1455 Goshen Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
United States

Friday, June 18

Practice Session: 4-6 p.m.

Orientation Meeting: 6 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Saturday, June 19

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 9 a.m. – (seven games)

Top 16 players advance to Bracket Match Play beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 63 entries.

IMPORTANT: PBA FACE MASK POLICY

The use of face masks is required of all people in the bowling center during the PBA event. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and remain in place at all times, except when bowlers are standing at, or on the the approach ready to make a delivery, or “actively” eating or drinking. This is mandatory for all portions of the PBA event, including practice sessions and pro-ams, and includes all amateurs and professionals. This policy will be enforced strictly in the bowling center throughout the PBA event with fines and possible disqualification for non-compliance.

Eligibility

PBA Challenge events are open to PBA members who do not hold a PBA title and non-members who have never won a PBA event.

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

Host

PBA Member Dave Small

Pattern

PBA Bear 41

Payout Ratio

1:3

Entry Fee

PBA Members: $200

Non-Members: $265 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)

Field Capacity

108 (subject to change)

Entry Deadline

Online entries for members and non-members opens at midnight on Wednesday, April 14th.

Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, June 14th.

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

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.

W-9 Forms
IRS is requiring that we get new W-9 forms for all bowlers who earn winnings in PBA events. Players that have filled out W-9’s in 2020 and have recently changed residence will need to fill out an updated form. This requirement pertains to all participants, whether you are a member or not.

Product Registration
There have been some changes in product registration. For a complete list of 2021 Product Registered companies, go to
http://www.pba.com/resources/equipmentSponsors.asp?Type=1

1st Place is projected to pay $1,500

16th Place is projected to pay $500

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

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