Become a PBA Member


The PBA offers several different types of membership for our Tournament bowlers.

Go to: PBA24 | PBA International | Standard Members | Full Members | Membership Requirements | Membership Forms


PBA24 - Anyone between the ages of 18 and 24 may join the PBA for $49 per year (no initiation fee). PBA24 members receive all the benefits of a Standard member and will receive $50 off their first PBA Regional Tour entry fee. If a PBA24 member is referred for membership by another PBA member, that member will also receive a $50 coupon for a PBA Regional Tour event. Once a PBA24 member reaches their 25th birthday or wins a PBA title they will be required to upgrade to a Standard or Full PBA membership.

Click here for a PBA24 Membership Application Form.


PBA INTERNATIONAL - Any WTBA member in good standing who wishes to join the PBA may do so for $99 per year (no initiation fee). If a PBA International member wins a PBA Tour title, they will be required to upgrade to Full membership. As a PBA International member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Eligible to win PBA Tour titles at designated World Bowling Tour events
  • Opportunity to bowl in three (3) PBA Regional Tour events per calendar year, one (1) PBA Tour event, the U.S. Open, other designated PBA Tour open field events, WSOB, the PBA Playoffs and the USBC Masters.
  • PBA Newsletter
  • $0-$2 games at official PBA practice centers
  • Free Sterling Silver/Platinum or Aurora Gold ring for first 300 bowled during PBA competition and a diamond for each 300 game bowled thereafter.

If an International member wishes to list their pro shop on www.pba.com or on their shirts, they must join as a Full PBA member.

Click here for an International Membership Application Form.


STANDARD MEMBERS - The cost to join as a Standard member is $144 annually or $12/monthly. As a Standard member you receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to bowl in three (3) PBA Regional Tour events per calendar year, one (1) PBA Tour event, the U.S. Open, The Senior U.S. Open (50 and older), other designated PBA Tour open field events, the PBA Playoffs and the USBC Masters and Senior Masters.
  • Subscription to Bowlers Journal International Magazine.
  • PBA Newsletter
  • $0-$2 games at official PBA practice centers
  • Free Sterling Silver/Platinum or Aurora Gold ring for first 300 bowled during PBA competition and a diamond for each 300 game bowled thereafter.

Click here for a Standard Membership Application Form.


FULL MEMBERS -The cost to join as a Full member is $300 annually or $25 monthly. As a Full member, you will receive the Standard member benefits plus:

  • Bowl in unlimited tournaments for which you are eligible
  • Advertise your pro shop on www.pba.com and on your shirt while bowling.

Click here for a Full Membership Application Form.


MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS - Here are four ways to become a member of the Professional Bowlers Association:

  1. A 200 average or better for the most recent league season with at least 36 games in that league.
  2. A 190 average or better in a sanctioned USBC Sport Bowling League. This is a league certified by the USBC using the PBA patterns. You can find out if there are sports leagues near you by contacting the USBC at (800) 514-BOWL (2695).
  3. Cashing in a PBA Regional tournament as a non-member.
  4. Be a member of the WTBA (International members only).

MEMBERSHIP FORMS
PBA24 Membership Application Form
International Membership Application Form
Standard/Full Membership Application Form
Reinstatement Form