Montana Bowling Center Tournaments

Westside Lanes Annual Mixed Doubles Calcutta

This is a handicap mixed doubles tournament with a 3-game qualifying round on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, and match game play on Sunday, Jan. 8, featuring the top 32 qualifying teams from Saturday.  Handicap is based on 80% of a 420 team average based on 2021-22 end-of-season averages.  There will be 3 qualifying shifts on Saturday @ noon, 2:30 and 6 pm with lanes conditioned prior to the noon and 6 pm shifts.  There will be a calcutta auction following the end of the last qualifying shift.  There is added money.  A flyer with more information will be attached soon.

Westside Lanes Super Bowl Swiss Trio Calcutta

This is a trio team event conducted on one day only - February 12, 2023.  There is a 615 team average limit.  Added money.  A calcutta auction will be held before the start of the tournament on Sunday morning.  Call Westside Lanes in Missoula for more information - (406) 721-5263.

MT Big Sky Tour 2022-23

HelenaSleeping Giant Lanes & more

MT Parents of Youth Bowlers and Big Sky Tour Bowlers

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for participating in this amazing sport.  As a new school year approaches, your local youth leagues are gearing up for a new season.  Please reach out to your local bowling center or association and find out when the season starts.  As a Director on the MTUSBC Board and the league advisor to the Big Sky Tour, a youth-run travel league, I want to inform you of all the upcoming events this year.  The Big Sky Tour Board of Directors would also like to invite all youth bowlers to come participate in the Big Sky Tour.  It is a scratch league divided into 3 divisions: a U12 Minion Division, a U15 Jr Division, and a U20 Major Division. We travel to 9 different centers this year between Sept-Mar. We currently have bowlers ages 8 to 19, spanning averages of 89 to 196.  If you are unsure or want more information, talk to any of the youth currently in the league or have your youth come bowl one and experience it for themselves.  If you have any questions about the Big Sky Tour or any other events, please call Terri at her contact information listed below. This is going to be an amazing season so please spread the word so we can open up these opportunities to more youth bowlers in our state. Last year we gave out $10,920 in scholarships to over 50 different athletes in the Big Sky Tour.

 

MT Big Sky Tour Stops 2022-23 (see attachment) - See Hotel discounts for Stops 1-3 further down

U20 Maj Div (Bdays 8/1/2002 to 7/31/2007) :  U15 Jr Division (Bdays 8/1/200 to 7/31/2010) : U12 Minion Division (8/1/2010 or later)

2022-2023 Big Sky Tour Board of Directors (Age)

  • President Jeremy Gallagher (18) - Cut Bank, MT
  • Vice-President Giovanni Zavarelli (18) - Missoula, MT
  • Secretary/Treasurer Elliot Guidry (16) - Billings, MT
  • Sergeant-at-Arms Thomas Bice (18) - Great Falls, MT
  • Jr Division Representative Brek Strobel (14) - Billings, MT

Hotels for Big Sky Tour Stops 1-3 (list is not complete and will update)

  • Stop #1 Bigfork Wood's Bay Mountain Lake Lodge - $134.10 Rate for Sept 24th 
    • (406)837-3800
    • Code: "Big Sky Scholarship Tour" Call by 9-12-22 to get rate (These rooms will go fast)
    • Block of 12 rooms
    • Sat Sept 24th
    • 7.5 miles south of Grizzly Lanes about 12 min drive
    • overlooks Flathead Lake
  • Stop#1 Bigfork's Wood's Bay The Islander Inn - $149 (Most are Queen Bed only but will allow air mattress)
    • (406)837-5472 or (503)438-9711 - Block of 6 Rooms
    • Sat Sept 24th
    • Located right across street from Flathead (literally steps away) and next to restaurants
    • 8.3 Miles south of Grizzly Lanes about 13 min drive
    • Code: "Big Sky Bowling Tour" Book by Sept 3r
    • https://www.sleepeatdrink.com/
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  • Stop #1 Bigfork Timber's Motel - Rate is $203
    • (406)837-6200 - Block of 10 Rooms
    • Sat Sept 24th
    • 3.5 miles south of Grizzly Lanes about 7 min drive
    • Code: Big Sky Bowling Tour Book by Aug 24th
    • https://www.timbersmotel.com/
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  • Stop #2 Glasgow's Cottonwood Inn - $94 for 1 person plus $6 for each additional person
    •  (406)228-8213 Block of 15 rooms
    • Sat Oct 8th
    • Code: "Big Sky Tournament Bowling" Book by Sept 28th
  • Stop #3 Missoula's Comfort Inn on Reserve Inn - Rate is $119
    • (406)508-2440
    • Sat Oct 22nd
    • Code: "Big Sky Tour" - Must book by Sept 22nd or rate jumps to $169

 

Changes to the Big Sky Tour for the 2022-2023 season

  • New U12 Minion division for athletes born 8/1/2010 or later
  • Handicap Brackets for games 1-3 and 4-6 were a hit so definitely bring it back
  •  Entry Increase
    • 1-8 Stops Entry: $40
    • Finals Entry: $50
  • New Centers
    • We are super excited to head Grizzly Lanes in Bigfork under new ownership of Rhino Page and Jeff Heinle, a 20 Lane center that is bringing bowling back to Northwestern Montana.  
    • Town & Country Lanes in Billings is excited to host a stop for the first time ever.
  • New Qualifying Formats
    • 6Gm Qualifying is a new format where each bowler bowls 6 games across several pairs of lanes.  One game one, your starting lane then every game after is right lane moves right, left lane moves left.  Athletes from all 3 divisions may be on the same pair of lanes
    • H2H is the standard 6gm qualify is 3 sets of 2 games head-to-head.
  • New Finals Format
    • Top 8 Low Man Out - Top 8 in each division will be split into an Odd-seeded group (1,3,5,7) and an even-seeded group (2,4,6,8) then athlete still remaining in each group with compete for champion.

Saturday Baker Tournaments - Will coincide with travel stops to reduce extra travel as much as possible while still supporting our bowling centers across our state especially the home centers of Big Sky Tour members.

  • Sat Sept 24th - TBD (Clinic or Baker - Still working details)
  • Sat Oct 8th - Adult/Child Baker
  • Sat Oct 22nd - TBD
  • Nov 5th - TBD
  • Dec 10th -  TBD
  • Jan 7th - Cedar Park Lanes - TBD
  • Feb 4th -  TBD
  • Feb 17th - TBD
  • Mar 4th -  TBD

Other Youth Tournaments 

  • 20th Annual Jr Ringing Ten - Sun Nov 20th, Star Lanes, Butte
  • Wyoming's Junior Bowling Tour/ Jr Gold Qualifier - Dec 4th Fireside Lanes, Billings
  • 37th Annual Master/Masterette's Scholarship Tournament (Handicap & Scratch) Jan 14-15th, Sleeping Giant Lanes, Helena
  • MT Pepsi Youth Bowling Championships - Mar 31 - Apr 2, Sleeping Giant Lanes in Helena
  • MT State Championships - April 15-16, 22-23, Westside Lanes, Missoula

 

2022 Montana USBC Senior State Tournament

Miles City, MontanaSeptember 30 - October 16

2022 Montana USBC Senior State Tournament

                This is a state tournament for men and women, who are 50 years old and up.   There are two divisions – Mixed and Women, and 6 age classifications.  Women may enter either the Mixed division or the Women’s division, but not both.  The age classifications start with E (age 50-54) and ascend in 5-year increments until the Super Senior group (age 75 +).  All divisions are handicapped based on a bowler’s Montana 5-year Tournament Average (21 game minimum) or their 2021-22 year-end final average (21 game min.) if they have no valid Montana tournament average.  All entrants bowl 6 games in two 3-game blocks. 
                Tournament will be held at Recreation Lanes in Miles City, Montana, starting Friday, Sept. 30 and ending on Sunday, October 16 (3 weekends).  There are a total of 7 shifts each weekend – one on Fridays @ 6 pm, four on Saturdays @ 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm and 5:30 pm, and two on Sundays @ 10 am and 12:30 pm.  Lanes will be stripped and oiled prior to every shift.  Entry fee is $65.
                In addition to a prize fund per division, each age classification winner will receive a paid entry and shirt to the 2023 Senior National Championships at a date and location yet to be determined.
                Please enter online at this same website.  When doing so, you can select your date(s) and shift times in real time.  Entry fees can be paid via credit card, in which there is no upcharge, or by electronic check (ACH), which also has no upcharge.  Or a person can call Lori Reed, the tournament director, at (406) 874-9918 to reserve spots and pay.  But the PREFERRED method of entering by far is ONLINE.
                Please notice two attachments to this listing.  One is the Entry Form, which also has all of the rules on the back page.  Two, the Montana Tournament Average list. 


Seniors_2022_Entry_and_Rules_Final_Draft2.pdf
State_Tournament_5_Calendar_Year_Average_Update_12-27-21.pdf
2022SeniorWk1of3Results.pdf

Kegler 390

Hamilton, MTRavalli Fun Center

This is a Doubles & Singles tournament with a limited handicap.  Bowl 6 games over 12 lanes - throw out (1) worst team (doubles) score.  Last 3 games also scored as Singles with 16 places paid.  Entry fee:  $100 team + $30 singles entry.  $1,000 added money minimum.  Shifts:  Sat., Feb 27 @ 9 am, 12 noon, 3 pm.  Teams may re-enter for $80 if room available.  Calcutta Auction @ Keglers Pub after last shift.  Top 16 teams advance to double elimination on Sunday @ 10 am.  See attached flyer for much more information.

Location: Ravalli Fun Center

Owner: Knut HoelstadAddress: 300 Skeels • Hamilton, MT 59840Phone: 406-363-6172BPAA: MemberLanes: 12

2022 Montana USBC Women's Championships

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2022 MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENTS (except Pepsi YBC) WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR ENTRY FORM(S) ONLINE AT THIS WEBSITE, BE ABLE TO SELECT THEIR SHIFTS IN REAL TIME AND PAY ALL ENTRY FEES. THIS METHOD OF ENTERING WAS FIRST OFFERED IN 2021 AND AGAIN IS AVAILABLE IN 2022 STARTING FEB. 1ST. THIS IS ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER AND ALSO ON THIS LISTING IN LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD (WITH A 3% UPCHARGE) OR BY ELECTRONIC CHECK (NO UPCHARGE).

This is the state tournament for ladies. It will run for THREE (3) weekends starting; April 22, 2022 and end May 8, 2022. Friday night shifts at 6pm will be available every weekend. Entry deadline will be on Sunday, May 8 at start of final scheduled shift. Every event will be held at Westside Lanes in Missoula.  Team event will consist of 4-member teams. A person may bowl team an unlimited number of times, but must change at least two members every time. AGAIN this year: Bowlers will be allowed to participate in doubles up to 3 times providing they change partners each time and also enter singles each time. Handicap will be the same as last year at 90% of 225. Online entries form will be accepted on this website starting February 1, 2022. AGAIN this year: The entering average will be your 5-year Montana State tournament average (21 game minimum). The updated average list attached. If no legal Montana State tournament average is available, then a bowler must use the higher of her 2020-21 end-of-season average or January 1, 2022, average (21 game minimum). Non-Montana residents may participate only if they have a 21-game average in a 2021-22 USBC certified Montana league.

DATES & SHIFTS: April 22 thru May 8
FRIDAYS @ 6 PM (TEAM, DBLS & SGLS)

  • SATURDAYS:  TEAM, DBLS & SGLS @ 11 AM, 2:30 PM, 6 PM
  • SUNDAYS:  TEAM, DBLS & SGLS @ 9 AM, 12:30 PM

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State_Tournament_5_Calendar_Year_Average_Update_12-27-21.pdf
MTUSBC Tny Standing Rules-2022.pdf
2021 Women Final Prize Listing.pdf
MTUSBC Entry Form with Rules Womens 2022 final draft.pdf
Jan1stAverages2022.pdf
2022WomenFinalUnofficialResults.pdf
2022WomenFinalOfficialPrizeList.pdf

2022 Montana USBC Youth State Tournament

 

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2022 MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENTS (except Pepsi YBC) WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR ENTRY FORM(S) ONLINE AT THIS WEBSITE, BE ABLE TO SELECT THEIR SHIFTS IN REAL TIME AND PAY ALL ENTRY FEES. THIS METHOD OF ENTERING WAS FIRST OFFERED IN 2021 AND AGAIN IS AVAILABLE IN 2022 STARTING FEB. 1ST. THIS IS ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER AND ALSO ON THIS LISTING IN LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD (WITH A 3% UPCHARGE) OR BY ELECTRONIC CHECK (NO UPCHARGE).

This tournament will be conducted on four weekends: April 9 thru May 8, 2022. Every event will be conducted at Cedar Park Lanes in Anaconda. All shifts will be flex shifts (i.e team event will be conducted along side doubles/singles event at same times). AGAIN THIS YEAR; bowlers will use the higher of their two averages, March 1, 2022 or end of 2020-21 final average. However, if no March 1st average is attained, then averages may be used as of the date bowled providing the minimum number of games is met (Divisions 1-4: 12 games minimum; Division 5: 10 games minimum). The same minimum number games applies to all averages. A division 5 bowler (bantam) is defined as a youth who is age 8 or under as of August 1, 2021. Bantams are allowed to bowl up into divisions 1-4 and are also allowed to bowl in division 5 using separate scores. Again this year a bowler is allowed to enter doubles up to 3 times providing he/she changes partners each time and also enters singles each time. Entries close May 8, 2022. Michael Hessler is the tournament director. Entries will be accepted on this website starting Feb. 1, 2022. Although spots may be reserved in advance by calling the tournament director, they are not guaranteed without payment. Thus, the state association recommends online entry registration and payment to avoid losing unpaid reserved spots.

TOURNAMENT DATES & SHIFTS: April 9 thru May 8

  • Saturdays @ 10 AM, 1:30 PM, 5 PM
  • Sundays @ 8 AM, 11:30 AM, 3 PM

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MTUSBC Entry Form with Rules Youth 2022 final draft.pdf
2022Youth-5FinalUnofficialResults.pdf
2022YouthFinalUnofficialRevisedResults.pdf
Youth_St_2022_Final_Official_Results.pdf
YouthState2022ScholarshipRecipients.pdf

2022 Montana USBC Open State Tournament

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2022 MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENTS (except Pepsi YBC) WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR ENTRY FORM(S) ONLINE AT THIS WEBSITE, BE ABLE TO SELECT THEIR SHIFTS IN REAL TIME AND PAY ALL ENTRY FEES. THIS METHOD OF ENTERING WAS FIRST OFFERED IN 2021 AND AGAIN IS AVAILABLE IN 2022 STARTING FEB. 1ST. THIS IS ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER AND ALSO ON THIS LISTING IN LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD (WITH A 3% UPCHARGE) OR BY ELECTRONIC CHECK (NO UPCHARGE).

This tournament will run for 8 weekends starting March 19, 2022 and ending May 15, 2022 excluding Easter weekend. Team event and doubles/singles will be held at Sleeping Giant Lanes in Helena. Entry deadline will be on Sunday, May 15 at the start of the final shift. Team event will consist of 4-member teams. A person may bowl team an unlimited number of times, but must change at least two members every time. AGAIN this year: Bowlers will be allowed to participate in doubles up to 3 times providing they change partners each time and also enter singles each time. Handicap will be the same as last year at 90% of 235. Entries will be accepted online from this website starting February 1, 2022. AGAIN this year: The entering average will be your 5-year Montana State tournament average (21 game minimum). The updated list for 2022 is attached to this listing. If no legal Montana State tournament average is available, then a bowler must use the higher of his/her 2020-21 end-of-season average or January 1, 2022, average (21 game minimum). Non-Montana residents may only participate if they have a 21-game average in a 2021-22 USBC certified Montana league.

TOURNAMENT DATES & SHIFTS: March 19 thru May 15

  • SATURDAYS @ 9 AM, 12:30 PM, 4 PM
  • SUNDAYS @ 8 AM, 11:30 AM, 3 PM
  • FRIDAYS @ 6 PM (APR 22 - MAY 13)

NO BOWLING EASTER WEEKEND (APRIL 16-17)

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State_Tournament_5_Calendar_Year_Average_Update_12-27-21.pdf
MTUSBC Tny Standing Rules-2022.pdf
Jan1stAverages2022.pdf
2022OpenFinalUnofficialResults2.pdf
MTUSBC Entry Form with Rules Open 2022 final draft.pdf
2022OpenFinalPrizeList.pdf

Gary Gerhardt Memorial

This is a one day scratch singles tournament on Sunday, March 13, 2022 that also includes a 3-man scratch sweeper event with 4 shifts the day before on Saturday, March 12.  The singles tournament includes a 4-game qualifying round with a cut to the top 32 followed by one game double elimination match play and then a stepladder final.  There are two qualifying shifts on Sunday at 8 am and 11 am.  Re-entry is allowed if spots are available.  Entry fee is $90.  There is added money in both events.   Please see attached flyer.  It shows more information including a full explanation of the 3-man sweeper event and how to enter.  This is also the primary fundraiser for the Gary Gerhardt Memorial scholarship fund.  Gary Gerhardt was a long time Bozeman proprietor and owner/manager of Country Lanes.  

Location: The Bozeman Bowl

Owner: Mark and Lori KottwitzAddress: 414 E. Babcock • Bozeman, MT 59715Phone: (406) 586-5018BPAA: Non-MemberLanes: 18

 

Women's 600 Club and 500 Club Mail-A-Graphic Tny

02/01/2021 - 02/14/2021Missoula, MT

This is a tournament for Montana women only. It is a handicap singles event with an optional Blind Doubles event. A woman must be a member of the Montana State 600 or 500 Club or a National 600 or 500 Club member. If not a member of those respective clubs, membership can be obtained with a one-time membership fee of $5.00 and submitting the respective membership application to the tournament director.

This is a mail-o-graphic tournament, which means that an entrant's scores will be determined by their USBC league scores rolled between Jan. 31 and Feb. 11, 2022. A player may enter in each league in which they have at least 12 games prior to Jan. 31, 2022. Final score verification forms and average must be returned to the Tournament Chairman, Eileen Nelson, by Feb. 18, 2022. Entry deadline is Jan. 24, 2022. A woman can enter in any Montana bowling center as long as that league is USBC certified.

Singles entry fee is $15 per each league entered. Optional Blind Doubles entry fee is $10 per each league entered.

Attached are each tournament's respective entry forms with rules plus applications to join the respective 600 & 500 Clubs, if necessary. A tournament flyer is also attached.
Womens600ClubTny2022PrizeList.pdf
Womens500ClubTny2022PrizeList.pdf

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