61st Annual Beat the Champs Contest

Sponsored by:

Storm Bowling and the Illinois State BPA

UPDATE - Tickets are still available to attend the Beat the Champs Target Score Show that will be live streamed on Thursday, January 18, at Poplar Creek Bowl, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The doors open at 3:30, seating by 4:30 and the first ball thrown at 5:00 pm.

For the first time in the tournament's 61-year history, the contest was open to bowling centers statewide instead of the Chicagoland area only.

Event sponsor, Storm Products Inc., who is facilitating the streaming online, is responsible for bringing to the event a few of bowling's biggest stars. Jason Belmonte and Kelly Kulick will be setting the target scores for the adults and stars-in-the-making Jos Weems and Abigail Starkey will be setting scores for youth bowlers. From the FOX PBA Broadcast Team, PBA Hall of Famer Randy Pedersen will be announcing the event. All profits generated from the tournament are donated to charity, with this year's contest proceeds being directed to the Bowlers to Veterans Link, which is the official charity of both the Professional Bowlers Association and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America.

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Youth Division

Our new youth division will be available to all participating ISBPA member centers and it gurantees $4,000 in SMART money for youth finalist bowlers!

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Same Great Prizes

Our first place winners from the mens and womens divisions will now take home a grand total of $10,000 each!

Target Show Live Stream

January 18th, 2024 Poplar Creek Bowl
Doors Open: 3:30 p.m.
Seating By: 4:30 p.m.
First Ball: 5:00 p.m.

Open To The Public

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Our target show viewers may watch the live-stream, see the recording after the fact right here on beatthechamps.com or come visit us in person! Yes that's right this target show is open to the public!

Adult Leagues that enter at 100% entry automatically advance someone from their league. If the Adult Division Champions come from a 100% entry league, the league will be awarded a $500 bonus for their league’s prize fund.

For just $7.00 you get a shot at winning all kinds of fantastic prizes, including $10,000 cash! Only $5.00 per bowler if your league participates 100%!

All charitable donations are made to local organizations that are hand picked by our participating member centers.