March 9-10, 2024 - 6th Annual Kalamazoo Open

Host Center
Entry Fee
$100


PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS
2023 -- Andre Gonzales
2022 -- Austin Robison
2021 -- Andre Gonzales
2019 -- Cory Hersha
2018 -- Andre Gonzales

***ONCE AGAIN, ALL RAFFLE PROFITS WILL GO INTO THE PRIZE FUND OF THIS EVENT!  THANKS TO OUR SPONSORING PRO SHOPS AS ALWAYS FOR THEIR SUPPORT***

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 A -- Saturday, March 9 @ 9:30am (Eastern);  Check-In -- 8:30am - 9:25am (limited to 90 entries)
Squad B -- Saturday, March 9 @ 1pm (Eastern) Check-in -- Noon - 12:55pm (limited to 90 entries) -- this squad could start late if A squad is big.
Squad C -- Sunday, March 10 @ 9:00am (Eastern);  Check-in -- 8:00am-8:55pm (limited to 90 entries)

SPECIAL SQUAD RULES
--> Top 4 from Squad A are guaranteed to Sunday's Cashers Rounds
--> Top 4 from Squad B are guaranteed to Sunday's Cashers Rounds

FORMAT
Qualifying: 5-games across 5 pairs of lanes.
Sunday Casher's Round: Warm-ups will start at Noon (assuming the lanes are oiled and ready for us by then).  The cut to Sunday will be an overall cut from A and B after combining scores from those squads plus the top 1/4 from the Sunday squad.  Top 4 from each squad will automatically advance to the Cashers rounds.  Cashers bowl 5 games Sunday 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 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.  

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 A Squad -- $100
Highest qualifier from B Squad -- $100
Highest qualifier from C 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 -- $2400
2nd --  $1200
3rd to 4th -- $660
5th to 8th -- $400
9th to 12th -- $250
13th to 14th -- $170
15th to 22nd -- $160
23rd to 30th -- $150


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 $72 prizes, $8 expenses, $20 lineage
$72 x 120 entries = $8640
Total Payout = $10,840

200 entries
1st -- $3000
2nd --  $1500
3rd to 4th -- $750
5th to 8th -- $455
9th to 16th -- $320
17th to 32nd -- $220
33rd to 50th -- $150




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 $72 prizes, $8 expenses, $20 lineage
$72 x 200 entries = $14,400
Total Payout = $16,600

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 200/person each set