The PWBA Regional program returned in 2019 and continues into the 2020 season, giving up-and-coming players the opportunity to get familiar with PWBA competition at a reduced entry fee.
The single-day events include eight games of qualifying before the field is cut to the top four competitors for a stepladder final. All PWBA Regional events will be livestreamed on BowlTV, and bowlers will compete for part a guaranteed minimum prize fund of $4,000 with a 1:3 payout ratio.
The eight-game qualifying block at each regional will start at 9 a.m. (local), and the BowlTV stepladder will be scheduled at approximately 2 p.m.
New in 2020, the top 10 regional players, who are PWBA members, will earn a season-ending bonus as part of the BowlTV PWBA Regional Cup. The bonus will be awarded to the top 10 players, based on points earned in all regional events. The highest points-earner will receive a $3,500 bonus, while 10th place in points will earn $500. The total prize fund for the Regional Cup is $13,000.
To be eligible to enter a PWBA Regional event, a female competitor must average at least 180, and the field size will be determined by the number of lanes available at each center.
The entry fee will be $100 per event for PWBA members and $150 per event for non-members.
PWBA Tour national champions and PWBA Elite qualifiers will not be eligible to compete in PWBA Regional events. PWBA Elite qualifiers include PWBA athletes in the top 24 in points at the end of the previous PWBA Tour season or those who have qualified for a spot in the PWBA Elite events during the current season.
2020 PWBA REGIONAL SCHEDULE
Click here for PDF version of schedule
Jan. 18, 2020 - PWBA Sarasota Regional
Sarasota Lanes, Sarasota, Fla.
Roster | Prize Fund | Lane Condition | Qualifying | Stepladder Finals
Feb. 22, 2020 - PWBA East Providence Regional
East Providence Lanes, Rumford, R.I. | REGISTER HERE
Schedule (all times local)
9 a.m.: Qualifying - Round 1 (eight games)
cut to top four players
2 p.m.: BowlTV stepladder finals
5 p.m.: Bowl With The Pros | Flier
March 1, 2020 - PWBA Iowa Regional
Plaza Bowl, Clinton, Iowa | REGISTER HERE
March 28, 2020 - PWBA Northern Colorado Regional
Highland Park Lanes, Greeley, Colo. | REGISTER HERE
April 26, 2020 - PWBA Tucson Regional
Cactus Bowl, Tucson, Ariz. | REGISTER HERE
May 10, 2020 - PWBA Sacramento Regional
Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes, Citrus Heights, Calif. | REGISTER HERE
May 31, 2020 - PWBA Greater Cleveland Regional
Yorktown Lanes, Parma Heights, Ohio
June 14, 2020 - PWBA East Texas Regional
Oil Bowl, Longview, Texas
Aug. 9, 2020 - PWBA Greater Columbus Regional
Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl, Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 16, 2020 - PWBA Tennessee Regional
The Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center, Clarksville, Tenn.
2020 BOWLTV CUP POINTS LIST
BowlTV PWBA Regional Cup Points List
2019 PWBA REGIONAL RESULTS
Champion (Center, City, Date)
Elise Bolton (Yorktown Lanes, Parma Heights, Ohio, April 28) Recap | Qualifying | Stepladder
Julia Bond (Sun Valley Lanes, Lincoln, Neb., May 12) Recap | Qualifying | Stepladder
Julia Bond (Double Decker Lanes, Rohnert Park, Calif., June 2) Recap | Qualifying | Stepladder
Gazmine Mason (Silver Lanes, East Hartford, Conn., Aug. 4) Recap | Qualifying | Stepladder
Katelyn Simpson (Aloma Bowl, Winter Park, Fla., Aug. 18) Recap | Qualifying | Stepladder
PAST REGIONAL RESULTS
The PWBA Regional program was held from 2015-2017 by the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) in conjuction with PBA Regional events.
To find the results from 2015-2017, click here.