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The Legend Continues - 2024 Petersen Classic

The Petersen Classic has long been one of bowling’s grand events. Founded in 1921 by Louis P. Petersen, the tournament now enters its 114th edition in 2024. As founder of the first local proprietors’ association and the driving force behind the largest-ever bowling event, the 1918 National Patriotic Tournament, Petersen was one of Chicago’s pioneer bowling promoters. But Petersen’s goal was to plan the richest bowling tournament in history, with a first-place payoff of $1,000.

Dates and Location



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Bowlero Vernon Hills

316 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Prizes and Squads

Over 864,000 bowlers have received more than $31 million in prize money!

  • 8 Games Across 16 Lanes
  • Optional Events Available

Squad Times:
Saturday & Sunday - 8:30AM, 1:00PM, 5:30PM
Weekdays - By Pre-Arranged Schedule Only
NOTE: We require a minimum of 16 bowlers to run a squad.

  • 1st Prize - $20,000
  • 2nd Prize - $10,000
  • 3rd Prize - $4,000

*Prizes above based on 5,000 entries

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2024 PBA LBC National Championships

The Petersen Classic is nearby the 2024 PBA LBC Championships. Why not bowl this event while in town for the Petersen Classic?

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