April 17-19, 2020 - 3rd Annual Kalamazoo Open


Center:
Oil Pattern: TBA
Entry Fee: $90

$2500 MINIMUM WILL BE ADDED THIS YEAR THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND RAFFLE TICKET SALES PEEPS!!!
 
AARON BEAVER AND HIS PRO SHOP AS WELL!!!!

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.

QUALIFYING SQUADS
Squad Z -- Friday, April 17 @ 7:00pm (Eastern):  Check-In -- 6:00pm - 6:55pm (limited to 30 entries)
Squad A -- Saturday, April 18 @ 10:00am (Eastern);  Check-In -- 9:00am - 9:50am (limited to 75 entries)
Squad B -- Saturday, April 18 @ 1:30pm (Eastern) Check-in -- 12:20pm - 1:20pm (this squad could start later if Squad A is big) (limited to 75 entries)
Squad C -- Saturday, April 18 @ 5:30pm (Eastern);  Check-in -- 4:20pm - 5:20pm (this squad could start later based on previous squads) (limited to 75 entries  

FORMAT
Qualifying: 5-games across 5 pairs of lanes.
Sunday Casher's Round: Cut to top 45 (based on a field of 180 entries), and those bowlers come back on Sunday with pins starting fresh.  The top 2 bowlers from each squad are guaranteed to move on to Sunday's Casher's Round as part of the 45 total moving on to Sunday..  The cut to Sunday will be an overall cut after combining scores from each qualifying squad.  Cashers bowl 5 games Sunday morning at 10am and then cut to the top 24 (based on 180 qualifying entries.  With fewer than 120, the cut will be to the top 8; with 121-160 bowlers the cut will be to the top 12 with 4 BYES in round 1 of Match Play, and with more than 160 the cut will be top 24 with top 8 getting BYES).  Remaining bowlers will compete in a seeded, single-elimination bracket, 2-game total pinfall in each round.  Bracket will be reseeded in the top 8 or top 16 only if lower seeds win matches in the round of 12 or 24.
Prize Ratio:  1 in 4 entries will cash in this event

FORMAT IS BASED ON 180 ENTRIES

RE-ENTRY RULES
With the top 2 from each squad automatically qualifying to Sunday, 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.

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 -- $500
5th to 8th -- $350
9th to 12th -- $250
13th to 14th -- $160
15th to 22nd -- $140
23rd to 30th -- $120

Squad 1 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 2 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 3 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 = $9300

180 entries
1st -- $2200
2nd --  $1100
3rd to 4th -- $600
5th to 8th -- $450
9th to 12th -- $300
13th -- $210
14th to 15th -- $200
16th to 18th -- $190
19th to 21st -- $180
22nd to 25th -- $170
26th to 29th -- $160
30th to 33rd -- $150
34th to 37th -- $140
38th to 41st -- $130
42nd to 45th -- $120

Squad 1 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 2 High Qualifier -- $100
Squad 3 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 = $11,700
Total Payout = $13,200

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 2-3-4
Set 3 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 200/person each set