ABT Open Mega Fall Nationals Tournament guarantees $100,000 first place prize


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    South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas (October 11-16, 2011)

    2011AmateurBowlingTourLogo.jpg The Amateur Bowlers Tour, the oldest and largest private amateur bowling tournament club, in the United States is holding a mega tournament co-sponsored by Storm and Roto Grip October 11-16, 2011, at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas.

    The ABT Open Mega Fall Nationals Tournament is open only to amateurs and offers a guaranteed $250,000 total prize fund and is estimated to payout more than $500,000 with all the side events, including a guaranteed first place prize of $100,000 with bonus progressive.

    "An amateur tournament with a pool prize of this size is pretty spectacular," said 13-time PBA winner, recent PBA Hall of Fame inductee, and ABT national spokesperson, Randy Pedersen.

    "To compete for a $100,000 payout is unprecedented at this level - I only wish they had tournaments of this magnitude when I was bowling amateur events!"

    Entries for the $100,000 mega-tournament are still available and registration is open to everyone, including non-ABT members. The entry fee starts at $275.00 per main event entry, but can be reduced to as low as $125.00 each based on the discount level.

    "We're thrilled to be affiliated with a tournament of this size," explained Roger Noordhoek, Director of Marketing for Storm Products, Inc. "In addition to such a large first place cash prize, this tournament will feature various opportunities to enhance the tournament bowler's experience such as: Storm and Roto Grip pro staffers who will be on-hand for autographs, USBC Silver certified Storm coaches offering lessons utilizing Storm's See Your Game® coaching software, and Storm and Roto Grip regional sales managers who will be hosting a MatchMaker™ event on-site for bowlers to try our equipment and answer any questions about the product lines."

    In addition to the $100,000 mega-tournament, the ABT hosted several other major events throughout the year with first-place cash prizes ranging from $10-40,000.