Q: What needs to be included in my video?
A: Your name, your home bowling center, and who you are as a bowler. When did you start bowling? What is your bowling style? And what is your favorite bowling moment? Don't forget to show us how you bowl and how you'd celebrate on the lanes!
Q: Does the video need to be professionally produced?
A: Absolutely not! You can use a handheld video camera or even your cell phone. Creativity is the key, as we’re looking for personality, as well as bowling skill.
Q: How do I upload my video?
A: Click here for step by step instructions on how to upload your video.
Q: How will bowlers be selected and how many?
A: 16 elite bowlers will be selected to compete in the first event of the BES based on skill and personality from their video application.
Q: How many times can I apply?
A: Bowlers may only submit one application during the submission period.
Q: I have an average of 170 or lower. Should I still apply?
A: Certainly! The selection process is also based on personality, not just skill.
Q: I do not have the 30-game minimum in a league for 2018. Can I still apply?
A: No. All bowlers who apply must have bowled a minimum of 30 games in a single league in a Bowlero, Bowlmor, AMF, or Brunswick Zone center by February 15th, 2019.
Q: What is the cost to participate in the BES?
A: The BES is an invitational tournament; there is no direct entry. There is no cost for bowlers to submit an application; however, if you are selected to participate, you will be responsible for travel and hotel expenses.
Q: How much can I win?
A: If selected, all Bowlero, Bowlmor, AMF, or Brunswick Zone league bowlers will receive $5,000 as a participation fee. If you win your bracket and defeat the opponent in the Championship Match, you will win $281,000!
Q: What happens if I am selected and then cannot commit to making the trip to the tournament?
A: You will forfeit your spot and another bowler will be offered the spot to bowl in the tournament.
Q: Is the tournament scratch or handicap?
A: All matches are scratch. There is no handicap.
If you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected]