PAY ONLINE via Credit Card - $285 for first entry which includes bowling ball. Re-entry fee is $190 per squad and does not include a bowling ball.
OTHER BALL COMPANY AFFILIATION: If you are on staff with another company and cannot receive the ball, your entry fee for the first entry will be $220.
PAY BY MAIL: Send Money Order to: InsideBowling.com Attn: Mike Flanagan 381 E 3575 N North Ogden, UT 84414 - NO CHECKS.
MULTIPLE SQUADS: Reserve & Pay for as many squads as you want. If you bowl a score you are satisfied with, and wish to not enter other paid squads, you may receive a refund from the tournament office. You must inform the office within 30 minutes of refundable squad or your entry could be forfeited with no refund. PLEASE just let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate as many bowlers as possible.
**ONLINE WILL ONLY ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR 1 SQUAD. If you want to pre-pay and guarantee your spot on other squads, you must pay by money order only for additional squads.
CANCELLATIONS: If for some reason you have to cancel, a cancellation fee of $15 will be accessed on your refund. You have 48 hours before your squad time to CANCEL. All cancellations must be done through phone call to 314-324-0335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVEL: The tournament begins Friday April 25th at 7PM and will conclude on Sunday April 27th at 9PM. If you are traveling in from out of town, we suggest booking your flight for Monday in case you make the live TV finals. Tropicana Lanes is located near the Galleria Shopping Mall at 7960 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, MO 63117.
BOWLING BALL PICK UP: You may pick up your bowling ball beginning at 12 Noon on Friday April 25th. The Pro Shop at Tropicana will be available to drill bowling balls all weekend.
BOWLING CENTER INFO: Tropicana Lanes is a 52 lane split bowling center with 26 lanes on each side. Each qualifying block will consist of 4 games bowled on each side of the center. Lane surface at Tropicana is AMF HPL with AMF machines.
LANE PATTERN will be released no later than April 7th. The first three years of the tournament has seen a pattern of at least 43ft with 32+ ml of oil. The pattern forces players to the outside part of the lane and holds up for a majority of qualifying. This year Kegel Corporation is the official lane supplier for the InsideBowling.com Open.
DRESS CODE: There is no official dress code. You will be part of a live-broadcasted bowling tournament and we suggest you wear a shirt with your name on the back and dress comfortably.
FORMAT: Friday 7PM Squad will host up to 5 bowlers per pair of lanes with lanes 1-2 & 27-28 not being used during the tournament. Saturday's squads will host up to 6 bowlers per pair of lanes and will use the same amount of lanes as Friday. After all squads are completed, the top 32 scores will return Sunday morning at 9AM for four additional games with pin-fall carrying over. Match play will begin after the morning squad on Sunday with the top 12 bowlers bowling 12 games of round robin match play with 30 bonus pins for each win. The 12th game will be position round. The top 5 will then advance to the online televised finals which will begin at 7PM CST on InsideBowling.tv.
PRIZE FUND: Top prize will be $10,000 for first (based on a minimum of 250 entries) with last place receiving $500. Cash ratio is 1 out of every 5 entries. You may only cash once in the tournament.
BRACKETS: $10 brackets will be available during qualifying and Sunday morning rounds. Brackets will be available across all games in three separate groupings.
JACKPOTS: Cost is $50 which will be dispersed for the 8 games and total for each block. Jackpots are squad specific only.