F*CK IT, DUDE. LET’S GO BOWLING!
Grab your ball(s), 3 of your closest mates and join over 500 fellow Punks to compete in an amateur tournament over a 2 day period for cold, hard cash! We’re doing things a bit differently this year so be sure to see below for the new schedule, information and rules.
NEW! THE PLAYOFFS WILL BE DOWNTOWN AT THE NERD BAR:
We’re finally able to host the playoff rounds Downtown (at the Nerd Bar with newly refinished lanes!), which means anyone can walk over and watch, drink, and party while cheering everyone on!
NEW! BOWLING SCHEDULE:
Saturday Sept. 25 – 11:00am – 2:00pm Sams Town and Gold Coast Bowling Centers
- 126 teams of 4 will bowl 3 games each. The top 16 teams with the highest 3 game total score will advance to the Playoff Rounds on Sunday morning.
- Shuttle buses will be provided for all bowlers from The Golden Nugget to and from the bowling centers (at what time???)
Sunday AM Sept. 26 – 10:00am – 1:00pm Nerd Bar / Downtown Vegas (located 3 blocks from the Golden Nugget Hotel)
- NEW! Round One Playoffs: Top 16 teams will bowl head to head elimination rounds in 2 squads of 8 teams each (the top 16 teams this year will automatically be eligible for prize money!)
- Round Two Playoffs: 8 winners of Round 1 will bowl head to head elimination rounds to determine the Final 4
Sunday PM Sept. 26 – 10:30pm – 12:00am Nerd Bar / Downtown Vegas (located 3 blocks from the Golden Nugget Hotel)
- Round Three Playoffs: Final 4 Teams will bowl head to head elimination rounds to determine the Championship Round
- Round Four Playoffs: Final 2 teams will bowl for 1st and 2nd place of the 22nd Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament
NEW! There will be live bands at the Nerd Bar during the playoffs on Sunday. Details TBA!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A BOWLER
Each team of 4 bowlers costs $220.
This registration fee enters your team in the tournament to bowl Saturday. If you make the top 16 teams, you will advance to the playoffs Sunday morning at the Nerd Bar. Each bowler will also receive a Limited Edition PRB poster!
Once you pay for your team, you will get a confirmation email stating that you have a lane.
WHERE DO WE PICK UP OUR POSTERS?
One team member for each team will be required to sign for and pick up all 4 posters on Thursday, between 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the bowlers table in the Foyer of the Golden Nugget Grand Ballroom. (Located across from Red Sushi on the Casino level of the Rush Tower.) If you are unable to pick up your posters on Thursday, one of your team members can grab the posters on Sunday during the playoffs at the Nerd Bar from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
To give everyone a fair shot at the prize money, we have implemented a handicap system that is now based on 90% of the difference of your average subtracted from 200. So let’s say you averaged 120 points over your 3 games, we would deduct 120 points from 200, multiply the remaining 80 points X 90% and give you a starting handicap of 72 points per game. If you bowled in 2019, your handicap will be based on the average of your 3 games from the first day only. HANDICAPS ARE ONLY CARRIED OVER FROM 2019. If you didn’t bowl in 2019, your handicap will be calculated AFTER you bowl your 3 games on day 1, and added to your total score throughout the entire tournament.
If you are a returning bowler and on a different team this year, let us know your previous team when you register so we can get your handicap. This must be done before we send out lane assignments. Failure to notify us that you were a previous bowler will nullify your handicap from last year and you will get a new one based on your first days bowling this year. The order you submit your names at the time of registration is the order you will bowl in. Each returning bowler will have their handicap assigned at that time. We will send out an e-mail about a week before the tournament with a link to access your lane assignment and team info.
Please keep in mind that there are 500+ bowlers to keep track of. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LET US KNOW IF YOU CHANGED TEAMS or if you need to correct any of the information we have.
Failure to notify us when you register your team that you bowled in 2019 will nullify your handicap and you will get a new one based on your first days bowling this year. The order you submit your names at the time of registration is the order you will bowl in.
DUE TO NUMEROUS PROBLEMS OVER THE YEARS CAUSED BY LAST MINUTE BOWLER CHANGES, WE WILL NO LONGER ALLOW ANY BOWLER CHANGES AFTER SUNDAY, SEPT 19. IF YOUR TEAM CHANGES ANY MEMBERS AFTER THE CUT OFF DATE AND YOU FINISH IN THE TOP 16, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BOWL ON SUNDAY. WE ARE SORRY THAT WE ARE FORCED TO TAKE THIS DRASTIC ACTION, HOWEVER A HANDFUL OF BAD APPLES HAS LEFT US NO CHOICE. WE ARE TIRED OF TRYING TO POLICE THESE DISHONEST PEOPLE.
If you make the playoffs you can ONLY bowl with the four bowlers on your team that bowled on day one! There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. If one of your bowlers is unable to bowl in the playoffs on Sunday (provided your team actually makes the playoffs), please let us know immediately so we can give your spot to the next team in the standings!
You will be bowling league style, switching lanes for each frame that you bowl. Look at the arrow next to your name on the screen, which will tell you what lane you should be bowling on for that frame.
NEW! PLAYOFF RULES!
If you are one of the top 16 teams that made the playoffs (your team will be emailed Saturday night), CONGRATULATIONS!
Playoffs will take place at The Nerd Bar and you will need to get there by 10am Sunday Morning.
Find your lane assignment on the board, and get over there. You will be playing head to head elimination rounds, winners advance and losers are finished. If you lose, you will place according to your total team score from that round only. Round 1A – 8 teams, Round 1B – other 8 teams, Round 2 – 1st through 8th place. Final 4 remaining will bowl at The Nerd Bar 10:30 pm-Midnight Semifinals and the Championship Round will be head to head for 1st and 2nd place.
ONCE AGAIN, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE IT TO THE LANES ON TIME, IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU CAN BE DISQUALIFIED. YOU MUST BOWL WITH THE SAME 4 BOWLERS, SO IF YOUR TEAM QUALIFIES FOR THE PLAYOFFS AND YOU OR ONE OF YOUR TEAM MATES ARE LEAVING OR ARE UNABLE OR DO NOT WISH TO BOWL ON SUNDAY, PLEASE LET US KNOW SATURDAY SO WE CAN ADJUST THE STANDINGS FOR THE OTHER TEAMS!!!
Shuttle buses will be provided to take you to and from the bowling alleys.
The buses leave promptly at 10:20am Saturday morning from the Golden Nugget.
If you miss the bus, you will be responsible for getting to your assigned bowling alley on time or your team will have to forfeit.The buses will be located at the entrance of The Golden Nugget between the Gold Tower and the Carson Tower on 1st St. Buses have either a Gold Coast or Sam’s Town sign, make sure to catch the right shuttle. Gold Coast Bowling Center and Sam’s Town are only 4-8 miles from downtown and easily accessible by rideshare if you miss the shuttle.
The finals will be held at the Nerd Bar which is located at the Neonopolis Mall at the east end of Fremont Street Experience, which is just a short walk from The Golden Nugget or Downtown Grand!
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE BOWLING ALLEY
Go straight to your assigned lane. If you do not remember your lane check with the scoring desk. Make sure that all the names on your team have been entered on your screen correctly. Do not adjust names or team names. If they need to be corrected, please check with the scoring desk. Any changes made without notifying PRB staff are cause for immediate disqualification.
Read the Rules!
If you do any of the following, you may lose your handicap and get only your scratch score or have your team disqualified, so pay attention!
Inform us of any mistakes or omissions in your handicap from the previous tournament before bowling commences or you won’t get the previous handicap. You will get a new one based on your first day of this tournament.
YOU MUST BOWL with 4 bowlers, no exceptions.
Do not change the order of your bowlers as this could cause you to get someone else’s handicap. You may lose your handicap or be disqualified!
Do not change bowlers before or during the tournament, you will be disqualified!
Ringers will be disqualified and your team will be banned forever from our tournament!
IF YOU OR THE TEAM NEXT TO YOU MAKES A MISTAKE (bowl in the wrong lane/order), PLEASE GO TO THE DESK AND HAVE THE PROBLEM FIXED BY THE SCORE ASSIST*
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ!!
Punk Rock Bowling Tournament is an AMATEUR bowling tournament. The tournament is for fun and we do not allow pro, semi-pro or amateur tournament or hi roller league bowlers to bowl
If you attempt to enter a team member(s) who is overqualified you will be subject to immediate disqualification and a lifetime ban. If in doubt whether your team member is overqualified to bowl at PRB, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All bowlers must submit their averages when registering. Please enter your legal name as it appears on your ID, not a nickname or alias. If you’re a new team you must submit your averages when signing up. If you don’t “know” your average as you don’t bowl regularly, please just give us your best guess.
Any bowlers that are currently in a league or have previously bowled in a league, must also submit the name of the league and the bowling center where the league bowled.
Maximum individual scratch bowler average allowed, to be considered for entry, will be 215.
Maximum team scratch average allowed, to be considered for entry, will be 700.
PRB reserves the right to “re-rate” bowler averages on day one at its sole discretion.
PRB reserves the right to examine tournament averages of all returning bowlers, compare them to submitted averages and “re-rate” bowlers based on those findings.
Anyone found misrepresenting their averages will be disqualified, their team will be disqualified, their entry money will be forfeited and they will be banned from bowling at PRB.
All interpretations of rules and rulings will be made by PRB and are final.
By signing up and paying the entry fee for a team at PRB, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by these rules. It is your responsibility to share this information with your teammates and PRB is not responsible nor can we be held liable if you or anyone on your team does not read, follow or understand these rules and regulations.
Thanks for your support and patience and good luck on the lanes!
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