In 1986, the Pittsburgh Tournament Bowlers' Association (PTBA) was introduced. The name has now been changed to The Pittsburgh Bowlers' Tour, but the basic concept has remained true: Giving the local bowlers tournaments, so they don't have to travel outside of our area to get quality tournament action.
Since 1986, over $300,000 has been added, all without charging any dues. There have been many incentives added to the prize funds over the years as well. Several hundred bowling balls, and even a car, have been given away over the years. Also, spots for major tournaments were included in the prize funds, such as the Hoinke Classic (out of Cincinnati), the TAT (True Amateur Tournament) in Las Vegas; the Masters, and the High Roller Entry.
Here is an example of a typical shopping experience for a handicap bowler who would like to try his luck against the scratch bowlers and win money in both Divisions:
Once payment is made, you will receive an email from The Pittsburgh Bowlers Tour with the details of your purchase and an email from PayPal with the details of the financial transaction.