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PWBA Kickoff Classic Series

Tournament Information

Date:
Jan. 19-26, 2021
Center:
International Training and Research Center
Address:
621 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Details

The PWBA Kickoff Classic Series is the first Classic Series event on the 2021 PWBA Tour schedule.

The three national tour stops during the Kickoff Classic Series will be:
Jan. 19-21, PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic
Jan. 22-23, PWBA ITRC Classic
Jan. 25-26, PWBA Hall of Fame Classic


PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS

PWBA Kickoff Classic Series procedures and protocols
The link above details operational procedures and protocols for the 2021 PWBA Kickoff Classic Series at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, in light of COVID-19.

Many of these rely upon rules and regulations set forth by public health authorities. These may change as the formal regulations change and will be updated as necessary.

These have been developed specifically for the 2021 PWBA Kickoff Classic Series, which includes the following: pre-tournament qualifier; PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic; PWBA ITRC Classic; PWBA Arlington Regional; and PWBA Hall of Fame Classic.


CLASSIC SERIES INFORMATION

The field at the PWBA Kickoff Classic Series will be limited to 56 players. This event will include the top 48 players from the 2019 PWBA Tour points list, six spots from a pre-tournament qualifier on Jan. 18 and one exemption each from USBC and BPAA. The pre-tournament qualifier will be limited to 35 players.

The top 48 players from the 2019 points list have direct entry into the field. If one of the qualified entrants does not enter the event by the 21-day deadline, the entry will revert to the next athlete on the points list.

Jan. 6 UPDATE: The PWBA staff has removed the pre-tournament qualifier from the PWBA Kickoff Classic Series schedule. Entrants currently on the PTQ roster will be added to the tournament proper. For athletes still interested in competing, please click here. The field still will be limited to 56 athletes.

The format for the PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic and PWBA ITRC Classic will consist of a nine-game qualifying block, with the top 12 advancing to bowl two six-game rounds of round-robin match play. After the conclusion of match play, the top four bowlers, based on total pinfall and bonus pins, will advance to the stepladder finals.

The third national event in the Kickoff Classic Series - the PWBA Hall of Fame Classic - will feature the top 24 players from the PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic and PWBA ITRC Classic. The combined qualifying scores (18 total games) will determine the 24 finalists for round-robin match play. Qualifying totals will not be carried into the PWBA Hall of Fame Classic. The 24 advancers will bowl three eight-game rounds of round-robin match play. After the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers, based on total pinfall and bonus pins, will advance to the stepladder finals.

PWBA Tour national champions, regardless of membership status at the time of their win, and players competing in the top 24 at the PWBA Hall of Fame Classic will not be eligible to compete at the PWBA Arlington Regional.

Watch wire-to-wire coverage of the 2021 PWBA Tour season exclusively on BowlTV.com. To subscribe, click here.


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic (Jan. 20-21)
Roster | Pairings | Oil Pattern
Qualifying - Rd. 1 
Match Play - Rd. 1 | Match Play - Rd. 2
Stepladder Finals | Final Results

PWBA ITRC Classic (Jan. 22-23)
Roster | Pairings | Oil Pattern
Qualifying - Rd. 1 
Match Play - Rd. 1 | Match Play - Rd. 2
Stepladder Finals | Final Results

PWBA Arlington Regional (Jan. 24)
Roster | Pairings | Oil Pattern
Qualifying | Stepladder | Final Results
Prize Fund

PWBA Hall of Fame Classic (Jan. 25-26)
Pairings | Oil Pattern | Qualifying
Match Play - Rd. 1 | Match Play - Rd. 2
Match Play - Rd. 3 | Stepladder Finals
Final Results

Classic Series Event Prize Fund


DAILY SCHEDULE
(times and dates subject to change; all times local)

Tuesday, Jan. 19
Noon:  A Squad practice (90 minutes, Bowlers Journal Classic and ITRC Classic patterns)
3:30 p.m.:  B Squad practice (90 minutes, Bowlers Journal Classic and ITRC Classic patterns)
*Practice times are subject to change pending collection of COVID-19 testing lab results

Wednesday, Jan. 20
10 a.m.:  A Squad qualifying for PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic (nine games)
4 p.m.:  B Squad qualifying for PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic (nine games)
Cut to top 12 athletes for round-robin match play

Thursday, Jan. 21
10 a.m.:  Match Play - Round 1 for PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic (six games)
4 p.m.:  Match Play - Round 2 for PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic (six games)
Cut to top four athletes for stepladder finals
8 p.m.:  Stepladder finals for PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic (BowlTV.com)

Friday, Jan. 22
10 a.m.:  B Squad qualifying for PWBA ITRC Classic (nine games)
4 p.m.:  A Squad qualifying for PWBA ITRC Classic (nine games)
Cut to top 12 athletes for round-robin match play

Saturday, Jan. 23
10 a.m.:  Match Play - Round 1 for PWBA ITRC Classic (six games)
4 p.m.:  Match Play - Round 2 for PWBA ITRC Classic (six games)
Cut to top four athletes for stepladder finals
8 p.m.:  Stepladder finals for PWBA ITRC Classic (BowlTV.com)

Sunday, Jan. 24
9 a.m.:  PWBA Hall of Fame Classic practice (75 minutes)
2 p.m.:  Qualifying for PWBA Arlington Regional (eight games)
Cut to top four athletes for stepladder finals
8 p.m.:  Stepladder finals for PWBA Arlington Regional (BowlTV.com)

Monday, Jan. 25
10 a.m.:  Match Play - Round 1 for PWBA Hall of Fame Classic (eight games)
5:30 p.m.:  Match Play - Round 2 for PWBA Hall of Fame Classic (eight games)

Tuesday, Jan. 26
Noon:  Match Play - Round 3 for PWBA Hall of Fame Classic (eight games)
Cut to top five athletes for stepladder finals
8 p.m.:  Stepladder finals for PWBA Hall of Fame Classic (BowlTV.com)


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