Montana Bowling Center Tournaments

39th Annual Jeanette Martinich Classic

September 25-26, 2021Star Lanes - Butte, MT

This is a scratch singles tournament for women only.  Qualifying shifts on Saturday, Sept. 25 @ 3 pm & 6 pm.  Bowl 5 games moving a pair of lanes after each game.  Total scratch pin fall will determine top 12 or more qualifiers.  *TOP 16 scorers advance to the Finals on Sunday, Sept. 26.  (Top qualifying to Sunday may be adjusted depending on entries).  Sunday @ 10 am Sharp:  Scores start fresh.  Top 16 advancers will be divided into pools of 8 bowlers, who will then bowl one-game matches against all in their pool followed by a one-game position round.  The top 5 will then bowl the Eliminator Format each game until only two players remain.  See the rules/format attachment for further explanations.  Entry fee is $75.  This is also a qualifier to win a paid entry into the USBC Queens or Senior Queens tournament that is conducted in the spring of 2022.  Montana resident women may pay an optional entry fee of $20 for a chance to win a Queens entry.  Contact Tournament Manager, Laurie Tripp @ (406) 498-4167 for more information or to reserve spots.

Jeanette_Martinich_Classic_2021 Entry-Rules .

pdfJeanette_Martinich_Classic_Poster_2021.pdf

2021 Montana USBC Senior State Tournament

Cut Bank, MontanaSeptember 24 - October 17

2021 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 2020-21 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 Glacier Lanes in Cut Bank, Montana, starting Friday, Sept. 24 and ending on Sunday, October 17 (4 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 @ 9 am and 11:30 am.  Lanes will be stripped and oiled prior to every shift.  Entry fee is $55.
                In addition to a prize fund per division, each age classification winner will receive a paid entry and shirt to the 2022 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, which includes a 3% upcharge, or by electronic check (ACH), which has no upcharge.  Or a person can call J.W. Eaton, the tournament director, at (406) 873-4018 to reserve spots and pay.  But the PREFERRED method of entering by far is ONLINE.
                Please notice three 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.  Three, a list of motels in the Cut Bank and Shelby areas.

Location: Glacier Lanes

Owner: J W Eaton Jr.Address: 34 S Central Ave PO Box 161 • Cut Bank, MT 59427BPAA: Member
State_Tournament_5_Calendar_Year_Average_Report_update_5-16-21.pdf
Senior State 2021 Cut Bank - Motel list.pdf
Seniors_2021_Entry_Rules.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

Montana USBC Women's Championships

04/23/2021 - 05/16/2021Billings, MT

PLEASE NOTICE A NEWS RELEASE DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2020, THAT IS ATTACHED TO THIS TOURNAMENT. IT HAS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HOW & WHEN THE STATE TOURNAMENT ENTERING PROCESS WILL BEGIN.

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2021 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 IS NOT ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, BUT ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK. PLEASE MAKE ALL BOWLERS AWARE OF THIS CHANGE/IMPROVEMENT. IT REPRESENTS TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS HERE IN MONTANA AND IS A BENEFIT TO ALL BOWLERS.

This is the state tournament for ladies. It will run for four weekends starting; April 23, 2021 and end May 16, 2021. Friday night shifts at 6pm will be available every weekend. Entry deadline will be on Sunday, May 16 at start of final scheduled shift. Team event will be held at Town & Country Lanes. Doubles/Singles will be held at Fireside Lanes. 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, 2021. AGAIN this year: The entering average will be your 5-year Montana State tournament average (21 game minimum). The list will be posted on this website in December 2020. If no legal Montana State tournament average is available, then a bowler must use the higher of her 2019-20 end-of-season average or January 1, 2021, average (21 game minimum). Non-Montana residents may participate only if they have a 21-game average in a 2020-21 USBC certified Montana league.

DATES & SHIFTS: April 23 thru May 16
FRIDAYS @ 6 PM (TEAM & DBLSGLS)

  • SATURDAYS:
    • TEAM @ 11 AM, 2:30 PM, 6 PM
    • DBLS/SGLS @ 11:30 AM, 3 PM
  • SUNDAYS:
    • TEAM @ 9 AM, 12:30 PM
    • DBLS/SGLS @ 8:30 AM, 12 NOON

Location: Town & Country Lanes

Owner: Steve WestbergManager: Rich WestbergAddress: 6126 Highway 312 East • Billings, MT 59105Phone: 406-373-5100BPAA: MemberLanes: 12Region: 6Website: www.townandcountrylanes.com

Location: Fireside Lanes

Owner: Jones FamilyManager: Chris GuidryAddress: 1431 Industrial Ave. • Billings, MT 59101Phone: 406-245-3678BPAA: MemberLanes: 24Region: 6
2021 Women Final Unofficial Results Wk 4 of 4.
pdf
2021 Women Final Prize Listing.pdf

Montana USBC Youth State Tournament

04/17/2021 - 05/02/2021Great Falls, MT

 

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2021 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 IS NOT ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, BUT ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK. PLEASE MAKE ALL BOWLERS AWARE OF THIS CHANGE/IMPROVEMENT. IT REPRESENTS TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS HERE IN MONTANA AND IS A BENEFIT TO ALL BOWLERS.

This tournament will be conducted on three weekends: April 17 thru May 2, 2021. Every event will be conducted at Littles Lanes. 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, 2021 or end of 2019-20 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, 2020. 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 2, 2021. Connie Croskrey is the tournament director. Entries will be accepted on this website starting Feb. 1, 2021. 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 17 thru May 2

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

Location: Little's Lanes

Owner: Mel WilleyAddress: 517 1st Ave N • Great Falls, MT 59401BPAA: MemberLanes: 16
Youth_St_2021_Final_Official_Results.pdf
YouthState2021ScholarshipRecipients2.pdf

Pepsi YBC State Tournament

04/09/2021 - 04/11/2021Helena, MT

Tournament to be held April 9-11, 2021. Local qualifying in two different qualifying windows -November 2-15, 2020 and January 4-17, 2021. Local qualifiers will advance directly to the state finals. ALL COMPETITION WILL BE SCRATCH with 5 divisions based on age & gender - U18, U15, U12, U10 and U8 with boys and girls competing separately in each division. There is also an optional handicap event. Winners in U18, U15 and U12 receive entries into the national Junior Gold July 5-17, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN. Complete format, rules and entry forms are attached. Danielle Bolan is the tournament director.

Location: Sleeping Giant Lanes

Owner: Ron and Danielle BolanAddress: 3355 Tricia Highway (12 East) • Helena, MT 59601BPAA: MemberLanes: 24
Pepsi YBC-MT USBC 2021 Finalists.pdf
Pepsi YBC-MT USBC 2021 Hdcp Divisions Results.pdf
Pepsi YBC-MT USBC 2021 Qualifying Scores.pdf

Montana USBC Open State Tournament

03/27/2021 - 05/23/2021Missoula, MT

PLEASE NOTICE A NEWS RELEASE DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2020, THAT IS ATTACHED TO THIS TOURNAMENT. IT HAS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HOW & WHEN THE STATE TOURNAMENT ENTERING PROCESS WILL BEGIN.

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2021 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 IS NOT ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, BUT ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK. PLEASE MAKE ALL BOWLERS AWARE OF THIS CHANGE/IMPROVEMENT. IT REPRESENTS TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS HERE IN MONTANA AND IS A BENEFIT TO ALL BOWLERS.

This tournament will run for 8 weekends starting March 27, 2021 and ending May 23, 2021 excluding Easter weekend. Team event and doubles/singles will be held at Westside Lanes. Entry deadline will be on Sunday, May 23 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, 2021. AGAIN this year: The entering average will be your 5-year Montana State tournament average (21 game minimum). The list will be posted on this website in December 2020. If no legal Montana State tournament average is available, then a bowler must use the higher of his/her 2019-20 end-of-season average or January 1, 2021, average (21 game minimum). Non-Montana residents may only participate if they have a 21-game average in a 2020-21 USBC certified Montana league.

TOURNAMENT DATES & SHIFTS: March 27 thru May 23

  • SATURDAYS @ 11 AM, 2:30 PM, 6 PM
  • SUNDAYS @ 8 AM, 11:30 AM, 3 PM
  • FRIDAYS @ 6 PM (APR 16 - MAY 21)

NO BOWLING EASTER WEEKEND (APRIL 3-4)

Location: Westside Lanes

Owner: Norm CareyManager: Robyn BarkerAddress: 1615 Wyoming Street • Missoula, MT 59801Phone: 406-721-5263BPAA: MemberLanes: 36Website: www.missoulabowling.com
2021 Open Final Unofficial Results Update 6-14-21.pdf
2021 Open Final Prize Listing.pdf

Women's 600 Club & 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 determined by their USBC league scores rolled between Feb. 1 and Feb. 14, 2021. A player may enter in each league in which they have at least 12 games prior to Feb. 1, 2021. Final score verification forms and average must be returned to the Tournament Chairman, Eileen Nelson, by Feb. 21, 2021. Entry deadline is Jan. 25, 2021. 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.

Bedlam Tournament

01/16/2021 - 01/16/2021Hamilton, MT

This is a singles event. Bowl 6 games across 12 lanes with a different oil pattern on each lane. Tournament starts at noon on Saturday, January 16, 2021. $50 entry fee. $500+ added money. Call (406) 363-6172 for more information or to reserve spot. See attached flyer.

Location: Ravalli Fun Center

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