PBA Bluffton Central Open
From: Friday, September 25, 2020
To: Sunday, September 27, 2020
1231 S. Scott St.
Bluffton, IN 46714
Oil Pattern Schedule
- All Rounds - PBA Earl Anthony 43
Friday, September 25
Practice Session: 3-5 p.m.
Orientation Meeting: 5 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)
Pro-Am: 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 26
Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.
A Squad: 9 a.m. – (eight games)
B Squad: 3 p.m. – (eight games)
Top 1/3 advance to Cashers Round – all pinfall carries over.
Sunday, September 27
Cashers Round: 10 a.m. – (four games) all pinfall carries over.
Top 12 advance: 12:30 a.m. - bowl four games (12-game pinfall carries over).
Top 4 advance: 3:00 p.m. (16 game total pinfall) to stepladder finals.
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing. Non -Members must meet PBA average requirements.
If you are not a PBA Member, but would like to participate in the tournament, please contact Bobby Jakel.
Phone: (815) 483-3032
The Tackett Family
PBA Members: $220
Non-Members: $285 (money order, cashier’s check or credit card only)
100 (subject to change)
Online entries for members and non-members will open on August 27th.
Online entries will close at midnight on Monday, September 21st.
After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA Central Region Manager.
1st Place is projected to pay $2,500
12th Place is projected to pay $650
Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $400.
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.
IRS is requiring that we get new W-9 forms for all bowlers who earn winnings in PBA events. If this is your first tournament of 2020 where you have cashed, you will be required to complete a W-9 form prior to receiving any prize money. This requirement pertains to all participants, whether you are a member or not.
There have been some changes in product registration. AMF 300 and Mongoose are no longer participating in product registration. Neither their products will be allowed to be used in competition nor their logos will be allowed on jerseys. For a complete list of 2020 Product Registered companies, go to