Tournaments

2024 Montana USBC Women’s Championships

Tournament Status:  Tournament ended May 5th 2024.  Final results are unofficial.

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2024 MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENTS (except Pepsi YBC) WILL HAVE TO DO SO AT THE STATE ASSOCIATION WEBSITE, www.montanausbc.com, on the State Tournament tab.  THIS WILL BE OUR 4th YEAR OF OFFERING ONLINE REGISTRATION STARTING FEB. 1ST.  HOWEVER, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME OFFERING OUR STATE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION THROUGH THE USBC PORTAL SYSTEM.  THIS IS ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER AND ALSO ON THIS LISTING IN LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD WHEN REGISTERING TO RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY.  THERE IS NO UPCHARGE.

This is the state tournament for ladies. It will run for FOUR (4) weekends starting; April 12, 2024 and end May 5, 2024. Friday night shifts at 6pm will be available every weekend. Entry deadline will be on Sunday, May 5 at start of final scheduled shift.  However, the ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is April 5, 2024.  To enter this tournament after 4/5/24, a person must call the tournament director for reservations.  Every event will be held at Sleeping Giant Lanes in Helena.  Team event will consist of 4-member teams. A person may bowl team an unlimited number of times, but must change at least two members every time. AGAIN this year: Bowlers will be allowed to participate in doubles up to 3 times providing they change partners each time and also enter singles each time. Handicap will be the same as last year at 90% of 225.  AGAIN this year: The entering average will be your 5-year Montana State tournament average (21 game minimum). The updated average list will be attached to this listing when completed. If no legal Montana State tournament average is available, then a bowler must use the higher of her 2022-23 end-of-season average or January 1, 2024, average (21 game minimum). Non-Montana residents may participate only if they have a 21-game average in a 2023-24 USBC certified Montana league.

  • Location: Sleeping Giant Lanes

    • Tournament Manager: Danielle Bloan

    • Address: 3904 Ed Rose Dr | Helena, MT 59602

    • Phone: 406-431-7753

  • Dates & Shifts: April 12th - May 5th

  • Team – Sleeping Giant Lanes

    • Fridays | 6pm

    • Saturdays | 9am ~ 12:30pm ~ 4pm

    • Sundays | 9am ~ 12:30pm

  • Dates & Shifts: April 12th - May 5th

  • Double/Singles – Sleeping Giant Lanes

    • Fridays | 6pm

    • Saturdays | 9am ~ 12:30pm ~ 4pm

    • Sundays | 9am ~ 12:30pm

2024 Montana USBC Youth State Tournament

Tournament Status:  Tournament ended April 28th 2024.  Final results are unofficial.

Note on Entries:  Online Entries are not available for the Bantam division, please use the entry form linked below.

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2024 MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENTS (except Pepsi YBC) WILL HAVE TO DO SO AT THE STATE ASSOCIATION WEBSITE, www.montanausbc.com, on the State Tournament tab. THIS WILL BE OUR 4th YEAR OF OFFERING ONLINE REGISTRATION STARTING FEB. 1ST. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME OFFERING OUR STATE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION THROUGH THE USBC PORTAL SYSTEM. THIS IS ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER AND ALSO ON THIS LISTING IN LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD WHEN REGISTERING TO RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY. THERE IS NO UPCHARGE.

This tournament will be conducted on three weekends: April 13 thru April 28, 2024. Every event will be conducted at Star Lanes in Butte. All shifts will be flex shifts (i.e team event will be conducted along side doubles/singles event at same times). AGAIN THIS YEAR; bowlers will use the higher of their two averages, March 1, 2024 or end of 2022-23 final average. However, if no March 1st average is attained, then averages may be used as of the date bowled providing the minimum number of games is met (Divisions 1-4: 12 games minimum; Division 5: 10 games minimum). The same minimum number games applies to all averages. A division 5 bowler (bantam) is defined as a youth who is age 8 or under as of August 1, 2023. Bantams are allowed to bowl up into divisions 1-4 and are also allowed to bowl in division 5 using separate scores. Again this year a bowler is allowed to enter doubles up to 3 times providing he/she changes partners each time and also enters singles each time. Entries close April 28, 2024. However, the ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is April 5, 2024. Persons wishing to enter after 4/5/24 must contact the tournament director for reservations. Ky Martinich is the tournament director. Although spots may be reserved in advance by calling the tournament director, they are not guaranteed without payment.

  • LOCATION: Star Lanes

    • Tournament Manager: Kyanna Martinich

    • Address: 2213 S. Colorado | Butte, MT 59701

    • Phone: 406-498-5294

    • Email: ky.rollison@gmail.com

  • TOURNAMENT DATES & SHIFTS: April 13 thru April 28

    • Saturdays | 10:30am ~ 2pm ~ 5:30pm

    • Sundays | 9am ~ 12:30pm

2024 Montana USBC Open State Tournament

Tournament Status:  Tournament ended May 19th 2024.  Final results are unofficial.

ATTENTION STATE TOURNAMENT BOWLERS:

BOWLERS WISHING TO ENTER ANY OF THE 2024 MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENTS (except Pepsi YBC) WILL HAVE TO DO SO AT THE STATE ASSOCIATION WEBSITE, www.montanausbc.com, on the State Tournament tab. THIS WILL BE OUR 4th YEAR OF OFFERING ONLINE REGISTRATION STARTING FEB. 1ST. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME OFFERING OUR STATE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION THROUGH THE USBC PORTAL SYSTEM. THIS IS ALSO THE PREFERRED METHOD OF ENTERING. ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY FROM YOUR BOWLING CENTER AND ALSO ON THIS LISTING IN LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY. DATES & SHIFTS ARE NOTED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD WHEN REGISTERING TO RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY. THERE IS NO UPCHARGE.

This tournament will run for 7 weekends starting April 6, 2024 and ending May 19, 2024. Team event will be at the Elks Lanes and doubles/singles will be held at Little’s Lanes in Great Falls. Entry deadline will be on Sunday, May 19 at the start of the final shift. However, the online entry deadline will be March 29, 2024. After 3/29/24 entries must be placed by calling the tournament director for reservations. Team event will consist of 4-member teams. A person may bowl team an unlimited number of times, but must change at least two members every time. AGAIN this year: Bowlers will be allowed to participate in doubles up to 3 times providing they change partners each time and also enter singles each time. Handicap will be the same as last year at 90% of 235. AGAIN this year: The entering average will be your 5-year Montana State tournament average (21 game minimum). The updated list for 2024 is will be attached to this listing once it is completed. If no legal Montana State tournament average is available, then a bowler must use the higher of his/her 2022-23 end-of-season average or January 1, 2024, average (21 game minimum). Non-Montana residents may only participate if they have a 21-game average in a 2023-24 USBC certified Montana league.

NOTICE: THIS YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE OPEN TOURNAMENT WILL ALLOW EARLY ENTRY FROM JANUARY 15-31 FOR TEAM CAPTAINS WITH 6 OR MORE TEAMS. CAPTAIN MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR WITH THE PRECISE NUMBER OF TEAM & DOUBLES SPOTS NEEDED. CAPTAIN WILL THEN RECEIVE EMAIL WITH LINK TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION WITH ALL DETAILS AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENT.

  • LOCATION: GREAT FALLS, MT

    • Tournament Manager: Stephen James

    • Address: 1006 8th Ave So | Great Falls, MT 59405

    • Phone: 406-590-5097

  • TEAM EVENT: ELKS LANES

  • Elks Lanes | Great Falls, MT

    • Saturdays | 10:30am ~ 2pm ~ 5:30pm

    • Sundays | 8am ~ 11:30am ~ 3pm

  • DOUBLES & SINGLES: LITTLE'S LANES

  • Little’s Lanes | Great Falls, MT

    • Saturdays | 8am ~ 12:30pm ~ 5pm

    • Sundays | 8am ~ 12:30pm

2023 Montana USBC Senior State Tournament

This is a state tournament for men and women, who are 50 years old and up. There are two divisions – Mixed and Women, and 6 age classifications. Women may enter either the Mixed division or the Women’s division, but not both. The age classifications start with E (age 50-54) and ascend in 5-year increments until the Super Senior group (age 75 +). All divisions are handicapped based on a bowler’s Montana 5-year Tournament Average (21 game minimum) or their 2022-23 year-end final average (21 game min.) if they have no valid Montana tournament average. All entrants bowl 6 games in two 3-game blocks.

Tournament will be held at the Ravalli Fun Center in Hamilton, Montana, starting Friday, Sept. 29 and ending on Sunday, October 15 (3 weekends). There are a total of 7 shifts each weekend – one on Fridays @ 6 pm, four on Saturdays @ 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm and 5:30 pm, and two on Sundays @ 10 am and 12:30 pm. Lanes will be stripped and oiled prior to every shift. Entry fee is $65.

In addition to a prize fund per division, each age classification winner will receive a paid entry and shirt to the 2024 Senior National Championships at a date and location yet to be determined.

Please enter online at this same website. When doing so, you can select your date(s) and shift times in real time. Entry fees can be paid via credit card, in which there is no upcharge, but must be paid within 14 days of registering. Or a person can call Knut Hoelstad, the tournament director, at (406) 363-6172 to reserve spots and pay. But the PREFERRED method of entering by far is ONLINE.

Please notice two attachments to this listing. One is the Entry Form, which also has all of the rules on the back page. Two, the Montana Tournament Average list.

  • Location: Ravalli Fun Center

    • Owner: Knut Hoelstad

    • Address: 300 Skeels | Hamilton, MT 59840

    • Phone: 406-363-6172

    • BPAA: Member

    • Lanes: 12

  • Dates & Shifts: Septmber 29th - October 15th

    • Fridays | 6pm

    • Saturdays | 10am ~ 12:30pm ~ 3pm ~ 5:30pm

    • Sundays | 10am ~ 12:30pm