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Rosebowl Classic 37

Bowling is Friday May 29th through Saturday May 30th
Awards Banquet is Sunday May 31st

Portland, Oregon

Please Note:  Our 2020 PDF Entry form is available for download online by March 1, 2020
Our online registration form will be activated on February 1, 2020.

Online Registration Opens 2/1/2020

Please remember that there is a 3.5% Fee for using PayPal! Thank you.

Entry Form in PDF format >> NOTE: Due to size, this may take a few minutes

2020 Online Register

PLEASE NOTE: Our Registrar is TIM TKACIK, who also happens to be assisting with IGBO 2020 in Seattle.  The sooner you register online with us, the sooner Tim can process your application.  Our tournament team will inform you of receipt of your application, but the rest of the verification process could possibly be delayed while Tim works on IGBO 2020 - a very big job!!!

 ** Rose Bowl Classic 37 also offers **

Stair Step Scratch Masters
* Dark Horse Doubles
* Scratch & Handicap Side Pots
* Ladders
* Our Mega-Mini Raffle (Annually awards $1,000 in cash)

Please  see our complete list of
Tournament Rules & Acceptable Tournament Averages here!

Rose Bowl Classic is excited to again present our Stairstep KingPins Scratch Masters tournament.  Our Scratch event will take place Saturday evening at 5pm, (or an hour after the completion of Team Event). Four Divisions areoffered,  The Top Five Qualifiers will roll off in a one-game Step Ladder format.  (Timing is an issue for the House.  They need the lanes for incoming bowlers.  We do not want this to roll over into Sunday due to our Sunday morning Awards Brunch.)

The 5th Seed in each division will roll off againsit the 4th Seed in each Division in one game.  The winner of that one game scratch rolloff will compete against the 3rd Seed for one game.  This format will continue until the winner of the Previous seeds bowl against the #1 Seed, based on Team and Doubles Scratch scores. Bowlers will move one lane right for each Step Ladder competition, and will have 5 minutes of practice prior to each set.

Coordinators of this event will be Michael Bartholomew and Mike Nelson.  If you have any question regarding this format, prior to bowling, please refer to our Coordinators.


For 37 Years Portland’s Rose Bowl Classic has prided itself on originality and creativity in presenting you with our renowned Portland’s Party Tournament.  There is no other tournament quite like Portland’s Rose Bowl Classic…from our original Pathetic Performance Insurance to our pure .999 Silver Awards to our unique format for bowling, Rose Bowl Classic enjoys a legacy of originality, tradition and integrity in providing participants with a quality bowling experience in the name of fellowship, unity and communication.

Classic Rose Bowl
since our inception, Portland’s Rose Bowl Classic has offered a two event format of Doubles & Team, where Singles is an All Events combination of your Doubles and Team.  This reduces your commitment on the lanes, and allows you more time to party or sightsee.  Bowlers don’t travel all this distance just to hang around in the gutters! Plus this allows you to have a leisurely Awards Brunch on Sunday morning concluding by 1:15 pm, so those who wish to return home early can do so.  Additionally this allowed us to keep our entry fee as one of the lowest.

 Rose Bowl Classic Xtra
Over the years we have added a variety of unique optional events.  In 2016 Rose Bowl Classic began offering an optional NINE GAME Format for those who like bowling all nine games, instead of the six that have been the mainstay of our Rose Bowl Classic.  In 2016 through 2019, one third of our bowlers chose the 9 game format, so we have decided to continue this experience.

The way this will work is that our tournament will continue to offer our traditional format of Doubles & Team/with Singles as an All Events of all six games that we will call ROSE BOWL CLASSIC.  However, you can choose the optional 9 game format, Rose Bowl Classic Xtra, for an additional fee.  That additional fee will cover the lanes cost, a Singles only event with its own SIlver Medallion Awards.   Those who enter this option will not be included in the Singles All Events of all six games.  They will have their own, exclusive Singles Payout.  Everyone will still compete on a regular basis in Doubles and Team.  When we complete the entry form, the option will have a fee that will bring the total Entry fee back up to the average tournament entry fee at most other tournaments.


How does this format work?

Rose Bowl Classic: For those wishing to bowl the original Rose Bowl Classic, nothing will change.  Your entry fee is still only a low $92.  You bowl your Doubles either Friday night May 29th or Saturday morning May 30th.  Your team event would then follow at the first team shift at 1pm on Saturday May 30th.  Your Singles is still an All Events by combining your Doubles and Team event scores. 

 Rose Bowl Classic XTRA: For those wishing to bowl NINE game format, there is a $17 fee to cover the additional lane fees, plus Singles payout.  If you desire to bowl this format of three events, you must bowl your Doubles on Friday night, your Singles Saturday morning May 30th at 10 am, followed by Team Event at 1pm, (depending upon first come first served basis for Team Event time slot).

For those entering the Full Rose Bowl Classic XTRA, the $17 fee will first pay the lane fees, and then the additional fee will be proportioned out to cover a Singles Event Payout.  Payouts will be dependent upon the number of registrations received for the Nine game/Three Event format. Please Note that any portion of your base entry fee that would have gone to the Combo-Singles All Events is actually converted over to the SINGLES format to add to your total winnings.

We have cleared the scoring portion of this "two tournament format" in one, with our Registrar/ Scoring Master, Tim Tkacik. 


(These are the USBC Sanctioned events.)

MAIN: Base entry fee of only $92.00 for Classic 6 Game Format


Rose Bowl Classic XTRA with a base fee of only $109.   

We leave bountiful time for partying.  We are still one of the lowest priced tournaments at only $92.00 for our Rose Bowl CLASSIC format.

ALL OPTIONAL are unsanctioned events due to the nature of these being optional.

* Best 3 out of 6  Games: Best 3 out of 6 games, is based on Doubles and Team scores.  Because not everyone bowls 9 games, we use only the Doubles and Team. See the Entry form.

* Our Unique PATHETIC PERFORMANCE INSURANCE is Included with every Entry .
If you do not win any money in our Team, Doubles, or Singles All Events, your name is entered into a random drawing to win a free entry for the following year.  This is a change from previous years where it was a refund of entry fee.



REGISTRATION – Fri. May 29th, 6 PM – 9 PM at

King Pins Lanes
3550 SE 92nd St. Just off Powell, and I-205 Freeway.
Portland, OR
(503) 788-7889

(Registration packets for Friday evening bowlers are available at King Pins Lanes from 6 PM on. 
Arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time for the practice!)


(PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME BOWLERS in the CLASSIC 6 GAME FORMAT only wish to bowl on Saturday, due to travel or work commitments.  Shift B is for your convenience.)

SHIFT A        Doubles – Fri May 29th, 7:00 PM
                      Team – Sat May 30    1:00 PM

or SHIFT B     Doubles – Sat May 30, 9:00 AM
                    Team – Sat May 30th   1:00 PM


** If you are going to bowl the 9 game format, you must bowl your Doubles on Friday Night
Doubles – Fri May 29th , 7:00 PM
  Singles – Sat May 30th  10:00 A

Team – Sat May 30   1:00 PM


KingPins Scratch Masters

Saturday at 5:00pm or approximately one hour after completion of Team Event

Breakdown of Divisions:

Division A: 200 and Above
Division B: 180-199
Division C: 160-179
Division D: 159 and Below

The Scheduled Scratch Masters Competition begins at approximately 5pm on Saturday May 30th (Plese see above for more information on Scratch Masters)

Please note: King Pins Lanes is our home for Rose Bowl Classic.  It is a 32 Lanes House.

 AWARDS BRUNCH - Sun May 31st 11 AM-1 PM.
The Awards Banquet is at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas, just off I-205,
and a direct shot to the Portland International Airport.

($10.00 Late fees apply after this date!)

Entries accepted after May 15, based upon availability but will have a $20 Late fee!!


Portland’s original Pathetic Performance Insurance Protection provides that some lucky bowlers will receive a free entry to the following year Rose Bowl Classic if they fail to place in the cash column. We may draw at random up to two names to refund your BASE entry fee.  This does not include additional option fees.  (Free Entry is based on what the bowler has actually paid for Base Entry Fee. No refunds on free entries.)  This program is FREE to you.

Attendees at Rose Bowl Classic tend to have a variety of taste of where they want to stay.  With many of our bars having now spread out across the city, and with no "gay" center of Portland, we have left the recommended hotels open.  However, we would like to suggest that you use Expedia and look up the University Place Hotel, 310 SE Lincoln St. in downtown Portland.  Light Rail is Close by.  We would be glad to give advice based on whether you want to stay near the bowling alley, or towards downtown (more expensive).  In a nutshell, it is often best to check Expedia.com or Hotels.com for the best rates in Portland near the Bowling Alley.

Portland has another original program meant to reward first timers at our Rose Bowl Classic.  By indicating on the entry form that this is your first time, you are entered in a bonus category to win cash prizes for high scores and series in both the men’s and women’s categories.  This program is FREE to you.  Our sponsors provide the cash awards.

Best 3 out of 6 Games
Best 3 out of 6 games, Scores from your Doubles and Team events for a great cash payout.  See the Entry form.

Rose Bowl Classic offers various packages of Raffle Ticket Sales, as well as a 50/50 Mega Mini Raffle which usually results in $1,000 given away ($200 tickets at $10 each). 

Colored Raffle tickets are good for cash, prizes and other tournament Free Entries.  The colored raffle ticket packs vary in pricing from $5, $10 to $20.  Some colors are only sold in various sizes.  These rainbow raffle tickets are offered on pre-sales on the online registration form and you receive bonus amounts of tickets for pre-purchases.

$39.00 Prize Fund
$27.00 Banquet
$20.00 Lane Fee (base 6 Game only - If bowling the extra Singles, we pay separately for those lanes)
$  5.00 Administrative (Awards, Name Tags, incidentals)



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