Monthly tournaments are held at
different centers each month from September 2023 through May, 2024
for a total of 9 tournaments. Each participating center agrees to
send two teams to each tournament. If the team or teams are a no
show, the house they are from must pay the fee(s) for the absent
teams. Each tournament is guaranteed to have a least 18 teams. Each
house will schedule squads at their convenience on Saturday and
Sunday. Some houses may wish to also have a squad on Friday evening.
Team challenge is a USBC sanctioned tournament
which teams consist of five men, women or mixed bowlers. There is a
maximum average for entering teams of 1075. Handicap is 80% of 1075.
You do not have to bowl the same five bowlers each month.
One in eight teams qualifies for the state
finals which are held in June. One in 5 teams wins prize money. The
St. Louis Bowling Center’s Association will add $200 dollars to the
first place normal prize of $400 for a guaranteed first place prize
of $600 dollars based on 20 teams. The state finals guarantee
$2,999.00 minimum first place money. The state finals will be at
Concord Bowl. Details to follow
The St. Louis Bowling Center’s Association
will also add $900 dollars to a singles tournament in May for any
bowlers who participate in any of tournaments
1. Average to be used in tournament will be the
highest final average from 2022-23 (includes summer 2023) of 21 games
or more. If no book average, current average of 21 games or more
will be used. League sheet must be attached to entry form for
verification. Bowlers with no average will bowl scratch using a 215
average. Sport averages will be used ONLY in the absence of a book
average and will be converted per the USBC conversion chart.
2. There is no absent or blind score. A tardy
bowler may bowl but will receive zero for missed frames.
3. Teams with the same 5 bowlers may bowl more
than once. Teams may cash only once with the same 5 bowlers. Teams
must switch at least 2 bowlers to cash more than once.
4. One in 8 teams qualifies for the state
finals. Teams that qualify for the state finals will pay $150 entry
fee at the state finals. Teams may qualify more than once for the
state finals and may bowl as often as they qualify if scheduling
permits. Each qualifying team may cash once at the state finals with
5 bowlers. In order to cash more than once,
each qualifying team must change at least 2 bowlers from the original
5. In the local tournaments the proprietor of
the centers will be the onsite Tournament Director. In the state
finals, The Missouri State Bowling Proprietors will appoint a
Tournament Director. The Tournament Directors will make decisions
on rules not covered herein.