Coors Light/BPA Pins Over Average 2021





Dear Coors Light Pins-Over-Average Finalist:

Out of an abundance of caution due to the current Covid surge and the announced Cook County mitigation order effective January 3rd requiring proof of vaccination for all customers over the age of 5 at indoor facilities (including bowling centers), we are postponing the tournament Finals that was scheduled for Saturday, January 8.

We plan to reschedule the Finals once we know the date that Cook County will rescind this additional mitigation order. We will provide a minimum of two weeks notification of the rescheduled Finals date, so all finalists will have an opportunity to participate.

If you have any questions or you would like to update your email to receive future finalist notifications, please email our tournament director, Joy LaCour at

Congratulations again for being a 2021 Coors Light POA finalist. If you have additional questions, please contact

Thank you,
Bill Duff
CBPA Executive Director

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42nd Annual Pins Over Average Tournament

The 42nd Annual Coors Light/ BPA Pins Over Average Tournament finals are scheduled for June 4, 2022, with the Sectional Competition taking place during for the weekends of May 7–15, 2022. All Sectional Bowlers that participate at the sectional round of competition will receive a $20 cash upon check-in. The qualifying spot is available to each of last year's sectional qualifiers regardless of whether that qualifier is bowling in a league during the 2020-21 season.

Chicagoland BPA #1
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Lakes Bowl – Round Lake, IL
Men & Women Start – 1:00 pm

Chicagoland BPA #3
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Diversey Bowl – Chicago, IL
Men & Women Start – 9:00 am

Fox Valley BPA
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Mardi Gras Lanes – DeKalb, IL
Men & Women Start – 11:00 am

Chicagoland BPA #2
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Hillside Bowl – Hillside, IL
Men & Women Start – 11:00 am

Chicagoland BPA #4
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Centennial Lanes – Tinley Park
Women – 10 am & Men – 1 pm

Will County BPA
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Joliet Town & Country Lanes
Men & Women Start – NOON

2022 Chicagoland BPA Coors Light Pins Over Average Finals

State Finals
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Men & Women Start – NOON



• Every adult bowler who is 21 years of age or older as of October 10, 2021 and is a member of an organized league in the establishment through which he/she is entered must use their Highest End of Season average from either the 2019-20 or 2020-21 season for 21 games or more!


• Bowling proprietors and immediate family members may not participate at the center(s) in which they maintain an ownership interest. Any employee of any bowling establishment may participate if otherwise eligible.


• The average to be used for league qualifying will be the highest end of season average from the last two seasons: 2019-20 or 2020-21 for 21 games or more. That is the average that he/she will use for the 2 week’s league competition. Each week is a separate contest...the first week's scores will be graded first. Any bowler who qualified for the Sectional Roll-off from the first week is not eligible to qualify again from the second week.

• IN ADDITION: When total entries in the MEN'S Division reach 201, an extra man will qualify, at 401 another man, 601 another man, etc. The same formula will apply to the WOMEN'S Division. These additional qualifiers will be picked on the basis of most pins over average in one week, regardless of which week it occurred.100% League Incentive Advancement- Leagues that qualify as 100% participation are eligible to advance their top two (male or female) bowlers overall, regardless of gender or the week it occurs.


• If there should be a tie for first place in either division in either week, the bowlers involved in the tie will compare their pins over average for the week of October 24–30, 2021 using the same average they used in the week the tie occurred.


• The men and women bowlers who are most pins over average in each week of the contest competition October 10-23, 2021 will qualify to advance to the Sectional Roll-off (Minimum 2 men and 2 women).

• NO PREBOWL or POSTBOWL SCORES are allowed for qualifying. The averages used for the Sectional Roll-offs will be the highest of the bowler's entering average- (his/her final 2019-20 or 2020-21 end of season average for 21 games or more) or the average as of December 5, 2021 of 21 games or more, whichever is highest. Minimum averages allowable will be 120 for Women and 140 for Men. There will be a Sectional Roll-off for participating BPA affiliates, scheduled on one of the following dates: December 11, 12, 18 or 19, 2021. Qualifiers can ONLY advance to the Sectional Roll-off site in the affiliate in which they qualified. No bowler may participate more than once in a Sectional Roll-off. If an individual bowler qualifies from more than one establishment, the bowler must represent the establishment where he/she had the MOST pins over their average. All qualifiers are guaranteed a minimum cash prize of $20.


• The average used in the Finals will be the highest of the bowler's entering average or the average as of December 5, 2021 of 21 games or more, whichever is highest.

• BPA FINALS: The Finals field will consist of 32 men and 32 women. The advancement ratio from each Sectional Roll-off will be determined on a percentage factor based on the total entry in each respective affiliate. The top 32 men and women finalists will be selected on the basis of most pins over average for three games recorded in the Semi-finals. The finals will be conducted on Saturday, January 8, 2022. All finalists will bowl three games. All 64 finalists will be awarded prizes in the order of their final position at an awards presentation held immediately following the Finals competition. The Men's and Women's Champions will each receive a $10,000 cash prize. Runners-up will each receive a four-day vacation for two in Las Vegas. All positions will be determined on the basis of most pins over average.


• All qualifiers for the Sectional Roll-offs and the BPA finals will be notified by mail or email as to the site and time of bowling. The CBPA Tournament Director reserves the right to adjust the average of any bowler in the finals. If the bowler does not accept the assigned average, the original entry fee shall be refunded. All matters not covered by these rules will be decided by the Chicagoland BPA Tournament Director and all decisions of same shall be final.