April 16-18, 2021 - 3rd Annual Kalamazoo Open

Host Center
Entry Fee
$90


$2500 MINIMUM WILL BE ADDED THIS YEAR THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND RAFFLE TICKET SALES PEEPS!!!
 

     



PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS
2019 -- Cory Hersha
2018 -- Andre Gonzales


OIL PATTERN

A House Shot will be used

IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE SURE OUR SQUADS FILL AND WE DO NOT TURN ANYBODY AWAY, YOU MUST BE IN THE CENTER AND AT LEAST IN LINE TO REGISTER NO LATER THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SQUAD.  AT THAT TIME WE WILL START TAKING OTHER ENTRIES, AND YOU WILL LOSE YOUR SPOT IF THE SQUAD FILLS. 

ALL BOWLERS ON B SQUAD MUST BE PREPAID!  PREPAID B SQUAD ENTRIES CAN ONLY BE CANCELLED UP UNTIL FRIDAY, APRIL 16 @ 5PM.  AFTER THAT POINT, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS!


QUALIFYING SQUADS
Squad Z -- Friday, April 16 @ 6:30pm (Eastern); Check-In -- 5:30pm - 6:25pm (limited to 48 entries)
Squad A -- Saturday, April 17 @ 8:30am (Eastern);  Check-In -- 7:30am - 8:25am (limited to 75 entries)
Squad B -- Saturday, April 17 @ Noon (Eastern) Check-in -- 11:00am - 11:55am (limited to 75 entries)
Squad C -- Sunday, April 18 @ 9:00am (Eastern);  Check-in -- 8:00am - 8:55am (limited to 75 entries)

SPECIAL SQUAD RULES
--> Top 4 from Squad Z are guaranteed to Sunday's Cashers Rounds
--> Top 4 from Squad A are guaranteed to Sunday's Cashers Rounds
--> Top 4 from Squad B are guaranteed to Sunday's Cashers Rounds
--> Squad C will have it's own 1 in 4 cut.  Therefore, at the conclusion of Squad B on Saturday, bowlers will know if they have made the cut to the Casher's Rounds already.

FORMAT
Qualifying: 5-games across 5 pairs of lanes.
Sunday Casher's Round: The cut to Sunday will be an overall cut after combining scores from each qualifying squad for the first 3 squads only plus the 1 in 4 from Sunday's squad.  Cashers bowl 5 games Sunday after Squad C and then cut to match play rounds.  Remaining bowlers will compete in a seeded, single-elimination bracket, 2-game total pinfall in each round.  Once we know how many cashers we will have for the event, we will announce what number we will cut to for match play
Prize Ratio:  1 in 4 entries will cash in this event

RE-ENTRY RULES
With the top 4 from Friday and Saturday squads automatically qualifying to Sunday's Cashers Rounds, we will start at the highest non-auto-qualifiers (is two dashes legal like that?) and work down the list, however, first time entries get first dibs.  Then we will allow those who already qualified to bowl again if they wish to do so for side action.  For Sunday's squad, we will start at the person with the highest non-qualifying score and then go down the list.  First time entries have only until squad start time to have their spots saved, and then we will start taking re-entries.  

BALL RAFFLES
Various people will be running ball raffles for us prior to the event to help raise more money.  The goal is to pay the following with the extra money raised...
Highest non-cashing lady -- $100
Highest non-cashing senior -- $100
Highest qualifier from Z squad -- $100
Highest qualifier from A Squad -- $100
Highest qualifier from B Squad -- $100

CONTACT
Brian Regan
cell (810) 240-6175
email brian@scratchbowling.com

The actual payout of this event will be posted here once the event has begun, and we know the number of entries.

Payout Scenario #1 Payout Scenario #2

120 entries
1st -- $2000
2nd --  $1000
3rd to 4th -- $600
5th to 8th -- $400
9th to 12th -- $285
13th to 14th -- $180
15th to 22nd -- $160
23rd to 30th -- $140


Squad 1 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 2 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 3 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 4 High Qualifier -- $100
Highest Non-Cashing Lady -- $100
Highest Non-Cashing Senior -- $100


Entry Breakdown $65 prizes, $5 expenses, $20 lineage
$65 x 120 entries = $7800
Total Payout = $10,300

180 entries
1st -- $2000
2nd --  $1000
3rd to 4th -- $600
5th to 8th -- $450
9th to 16th -- $350
17th - 24th -- $250
25th to 28th -- $180
29th to 36th -- $160
37th to 45th -- $140

Squad 1 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 2 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 3 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 4 High Quaifier -- $100
Highest Non-Cashing Lady -- $100
Highest Non-Cashing Senior -- $100


Entry Breakdown $65 prizes, $5 expenses, $20 lineage
$65 x 180 entries = $11,700
Total Payout = $14,660

The optional side action results will be posted here at the conclusion of the tournament

OPTIONAL SIDE ACTION
Regular Jackpot--$20 entry
This jackpot will pay $3 per high game each game and $5 per high series.
 
100% OF JACKPOT MONEY IS PAID OUT
Brackets--$5/bracket
Set 1 will run for games 1-2-3
Set 2 will run for games 3-4-5
1st is $25 in each bracket
2nd is $10 in each bracket

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*there is a limit of 100/person each set