2016-17 Chicago Sun-Times/BPA Beat the Champions Contest

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Chicagoland Bowling's #1 Charity Fundraiser Event of the Year! 

A total of $30,223.63 was generated for Charity from the 2015-16 Chicago Sun-Times/BPA “Beat the Champions” Contest.  This brings our total for all charitable causes to $2,825,976.17 since inception of the contest in 1961.  All charity proceeds are awarded to local area charities.

In-Center League Qualifying begins the Week of December 4-10, 2016.

For Tournament Rules and Secretaries Instructions click here.

For Handicap Table for Tournament Qualifying, click here.

For a list of participating centers click here.

For a list of each Pro’s Target Scores since 1961, click here.

For a list of Sectional and Finals Sites and dates, click here.

Watch this year's Pros set the Target Scores for the Contest

Liz JohnsonRyan Ciminelli

Both of this year's "Champs" hail from Cheektowaga, NY and are recent US Open Champions in addition to their many national titles.
No stranger to the Beat the Champs show, Liz Johnson won her third consecutive and fifth overall Open title.  Ryan Ciminelli won the 2015 US Open, his first major title, and recently won the PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open in Aurora IL.  Liz and Ryan will roll the women's and men's three-game series target scores, respectively.
PWBA and WIBC titlist Jan Schmidt and 2012 USBC Queens Champion and Chicago's own Diandra Asbaty will call the action.
 
The Chicago Sun-Time/BPA Target Score Show will air on NBC Comcast SportsNet on the following dates/times/channels:
Sun, Christmas Day, Dec 25 - 7:00 am     CSN Main channel
Sun, Christmas Day, Dec 25 - 11:00 am   CSN PLUS channel
Sat, New Years Eve, Dec 31 - 6:00 pm     CSN Main channel
Sun, New Years Day, Jan 1 - 9:00 am     CSN Main channel

 

For the Chicago Sun-Times preview article on Liz Johnson published 11/27/16, CLICK HERE.
For the Chicago Sun-Times preview atricle on Ryan Ciminelli pulished 12/4/16, CLICK HERE.

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55th Annual Beat the Champs Contest

For a list of the Sectionals & Finals Tournament Sites and Dates, click here.


Lan Oak Lanes Proprietor Don Genovese holds the key to the brand new Ford Focus for the 2016 Beat the Champs Women's Champion Wilhelmina Brown.

For the Chicago Sun Times article from the CBPA Beat the Champs Men's Final held at Elk Grove Bowl on Sunday March 13, 2016 click here

For the results from the CBPA Beat the Champs Men's Final held at Elk Grove Bowl on Sunday 

March 13, 2016 click here

For the Chicago Sun Times article from the CBPA Beat the Champs Women's Final held at Lan Oak Lanes on Sunday March 6, 2016 click here

For the CBPA Beat the Champs Women's Final Results held at Lan Oak Lanes on Sunday 

March 6, 2016 click here

For the Chicago Sun Times article and results from the CBPA SECTION 4/WILL CO at Orland Bowl on Saturday February 13,2016 click here 

For the Chicago Sun Times article and results from the CBPA SECTION 3 at Habetler Bowl on Sunday 

February 14, 2016 click here

 For the Chicago Sun Times article and results from the CBPA SECTION 2 at Suburbanite Bowl on Saturday 

February 20, 2016 click here

For the Chicago Sun Times article and results from the CBPA SECTION 1 at River-Rand Bowl on Sunday 

February 21, 2016 click here

For the Chicago Sun Times article and results from the CBPA FOX VALLEY SECTION at Wheaton Bowl on Sunday

February 21, 2016 click here

For Tournament Rules and Secretaries Instructions click here.

For Handicap Table for Tournament Qualifying, click here.

For a list of participating centers click here.

For a list of each Pro’s Target Scores since 1961, click here.


Diandra Parker Bohn

Watch the 55th Annual Target Score Show here

2012 WIBC Queens Champion/World Bowling Writers International

Hall of Fame member and Chicago's very own Diandra Asbaty, along with PBA Hall Of Fame member,
34-time titlist and reigning PBA Players Championship title holder Parker Bohn III will roll the women's and men's three-game series target scores, respectively.

PWBA and WIBC titlist Jan Schmidt and 8-time PBA titlist and 2011-12 Player of the Year Sean Rash call the action.



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The Chicago Sun-Times/BPA Beat the Champs Target Score show will be aired
on Christmas Day - Dec. 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM, Saturday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 PM and will be repeated several times during the holidays.