For the 18th consecutive year, Illinois Valley Super Bowl is hosting a Professional Bowling Association Tournament. This year's tournament PBA 50, a senior circuit tournament is different than those past. This year's bowling formats are also different in that there will be two tournaments in one weekend. The weekend kicks off with a practice session Friday, September 5, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6th, the first of the two events has a qualifying round slated to begin at 9:00 a.m. with a champion declared at approximately 5:00 p.m. Sunday, although a separate event is the same time and format. Admission is free to watch the practice session and tournament events.
All amateur players are invited to participate in the Fab 5 Tournament, Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. Fab 5 is a popular format where 4 amateurs bowl as a team with one professional bowler. Teams bowl 12 games of Baker bowling - a method of team play in which in all five players bowl together to make one game; player #1 bowls frames 1 and 6; player #2 bowls frames 2 and 7 etc. Handicap is 100% of the difference in the team average and 220. A first place award of $1200.00 based on 24 entries. Teams select their pro on a first come first served basis as payment is received. The entry fee for the tournament alone is $45.00 per person or pay $180.00 for the entry fee and purchase of a new Hammer Black Widow Legend bowling ball. The retail cost of a Black Widow Legend is $239.00.
Professional bowlers* expected to participate are Pete Weber, Dave Traber, Dale Traber, Jeff Richgels, Lennie Boersch and many more.
*Professional bowlers subject to change without notice.