Welcome to the 2020
JBT Las Vegas Main Event!
2019 singles champs Solomon Salama, Nathan Tang, and Adel Wahner
The 17th annual JBT Las Vegas Main Event returns to the amazing South Point Bowling Plaza Dec 26-30, 2020! Squad sizes and formats have been adjusted to conduct a safe and responsible event in the era of coronavirus.Click here to jump to our FAQ, which begins with covid info and protocols.
For returning Main Event bowlers, the big changes you'll note are: more singles squads with fewer bowlers per pair, doubles-only squads including a Dec. 30 squad, a second team squad to handle increasing demand, team changed to no-tap, and the Gold qualifier moved to the 'regular' center to add time for even more events! Most of this was covid-forced, but we also think you'll really like the way it makes the event flow as well!
click here to print the flyer for the 2020 event. When you print it, you can then mail in a check with your entry. Plus, print out an extra copy or two of the entry blank and spread the word everywhere you go!
click here to pay online- You can print out a flyer (which you'll still need to mail in), but pay by credit card or paypal here.
Click here to view received entries
click here for full details and entering average information on all the events December 26-30
click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Main Event
HOTEL INFO: Click on this link to book rooms at South Point under our block. Or, give them a call at 866-791-7626 and book under "JBT - Main Event 2020", or code JBT1224 online. Rates are $60 12/24; $90 12/25-26; $60 12/27-30; $150 12/31. Plus, the dreaded 'resort fee' is reduced to $14/night. Cutoff date for these excellent rates is December 18.
confused on how to figure out the correct average to submit? Click here.
What's great about Main Event?
THE LOCATION! The beautiful South Point Bowling Plaza, a separate 60 lane facility from the traditional bowling center, is an incredible, tournament-only facility designed for events just like this! South Point's hotel and casino, on Las Vegas Blvd just a few miles from the south end of The Strip, is world class at all levels! Plus, our room rates reduce the dreaded 'resort fee'!
FLEXIBLE FORMAT! Don't have the time or budget for a long stay in Vegas? No problem! Our qualifying rounds are December 27-29, so you can start as late as the 29th, and get the whole tournament in for a one night stay! (Of course, we have lots of events to make a multi-day stay exciting and worthwhile!) So, you still have holiday time with your families, and can make the week as quick or as intensive as you wish!
THE PRIZE FUND! All first place prizes are guaranteed regardless of entries, including the big $3,000 first place prize in Open Scratch Singles. 2019 again saw over $35,000 awarded to bowlers of all ages and averages- we believe that Main Event is the best 'bang for your buck' you can find in youth bowling!
WARM UP SWEEPERS! Optional sweeper tournaments December 26 are your only chance to bowl on the Main Event singles pattern prior to the start of competition 12/27.
5-PERSON OPTIONAL TEAM NO-TAP EVENT! A great 'fun atmosphere' event to relieve the pressure of singles, it's also a chance for adults to show off their stuff- you can have a maximum of two adults (age 22 and over) bowlers on your team!
PLUS: All the great fun, competition, and professionalism you've come to expect at the Main Event! Click on the links above to find out more, , and start making plans for December!
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