Tournament play begins tomorrow; finals on Thursday.
The PBA50 South Shore Classic will take to the lanes July 11 through July 13 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond. 130 of the greatest bowlers in the world aged 50-and-over will compete for the PBA50 South Shore Classic title.
On Tuesday, July 11, tournament play will begin with squad A bowlers at 8:30 a.m. and squad B bowlers at 1:30 p.m. Squads will switch start times on Wednesday, July 12.
On Thursday, July 13, qualifying players (top 1/3) will go head-to-head in best-of-five games. Top 24 players advance to match play. All match play rounds are three game sets, total pins (all qualifying pins dropped). See full schedule below.
(ALL TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME)
Tuesday, July 11
A Squad Qualifying Round 1 (seven games): 8:30 a.m.
B Squad Qualifying Round 1 (seven games): 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12
B Squad Qualifying Round 2 (seven games): 8:30 a.m.
A Squad Qualifying Round 2 (seven games): 1:30 p.m.
Top 1/3 players advance
Thursday, July 13
Advancers Round (five games): 9 a.m.
Top 24 players advance to match play
All match play rounds are three game sets, total pins (all qualifying pins dropped)
Round of 24 (qualifiers 9 - 24): 12:30 p.m.
Round of 16 (winners + qualifiers 1- 8): 2:30 p.m.
Round of 8: 5 p.m.
Winners advance to Stepladder Finals. Positions 1-4 will be determined according to their bracket seed number. The highest seed losing in the Round of 8 will also qualify in the 5th position for the Stepladder Finals.
Stepladder Finals: 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to watch at Olympia Lanes as the tournament takes place. Admission to the event is free. Fans will also be able to watch every PBA50 Tour event start-to-finish, livestreamed on BowlTV. For more information about the PBA50 South Shore Classic, visit www.pba.com. For media inquiries, please contact Megan Goodan at (219) 301-7762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.