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Las Vegas tournaments to offer special prize fund

Matt Cannizzaro
USBC Communications
Published: October 13, 2011 | Bowl.com
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ARLINGTON, Texas -
In just a few weeks, Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson, Nev., will become a hotbed for bowling, and competitors will have the chance to strike it rich with three big tournaments - the United States Bowling Congress Masters, The International Mini and the World Tenpin Bowling Association International Open.

In addition to the lucrative prizes up for grabs at each tournament, there will be a special $30,000 prize fund available to those who compete in all three events. There is no additional fee to be eligible for a share of the jackpot, and the bowler with the highest 20-game pinfall will take home a top prize of $10,000. *A three-night stay at Sunset Station is required to be eligible.

The 20-game pinfall total will include:

* 10 qualifying games from the USBC Masters
* Highest four-game qualifying series from The International Mini
* Highest six-game qualifying series from the WTBA International Open

The latter two tournaments will allow re-entries, so bowlers will have the opportunity to improve their standings for the special prize fund.

"All three tournaments have pulled together to provide the ultimate opportunity for the bowlers, and we're looking forward to celebrating an exciting couple of weeks in Las Vegas," said Brian Lewis, USBC Managing Director of Tournaments. "Not only is there a lot of money to be won, there also are three entertaining formats that are sure to appeal to many bowlers."

The Masters, which features a double-elimination match-play bracket for the top 63 qualifiers and the defending champion, will be contested from Jan. 22-29, 2012. Qualifying rounds for The International Mini and the WTBA event will be held from Jan. 28-Feb. 5, with both events leading to unique finals on the last day of competition.

The top prize at the 2012 Masters will be $50,000, while The International Mini and International Open champions will take home $30,000 and $20,000, respectively. All bowlers are eligible to compete in these events, including international competitors and bowlers who are exempt on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour.

For entry, hotel or general information about these events, visit BOWL.com/masters.

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