Las Vegas Classic Event Formats


The event formats detailed below are based on a minimum of 96 entries.  Qualifying Rounds lane skip procedures and/or the number of Challenge and Championship Finals participants in each event will be modified with less than 96 entries.  The Las Vegas Classic is limited to a maximum of 150 entries.


35' CHALLENGE

Qualifying
     Six games across twelve lanes on a
35’ pattern.  Three in ten (to a maximum of 45) plus up to eight Seniors (age 50 and over) below the cut line advance to the Cashers' Round.  The Qualifying Round leader (or leaders in the event of a tie for Qualifying Leader) is/are automatically seeded into Stepladder Finals.
Cashers’ Round​
     Drop all pins.  Re-oil lanes.  Players (including the Qualifying Leader(s)) bowl four games across eight lanes.  Top eight advance to Stepladder Finals.  If the Qualifying Leader(s) is/are not in the top eight after completion of the Cashers’ Round, that/those bowler(s) will be seeded respectively in the lowest positions for the Stepladder Finals and the remaining Stepladder Finals spots will be filled from the Cashers’ Round.
8-Player Stepladder Finals
     In each match prior to the Championship Match:

  •  Two bowlers will start the match on the left lane, one bowler will start the match on the right lane
  •  The highest seed will have starting lane and bowling order choice.  The next higher seed will have starting lane choice.  The lowest seed will be assigned the remaining starting lane and position.
  • The first bowler on the left lane will start and finish the match first.
  • In the Championship match(es), the #1 seed will choose which bowler starts the match on the left lane.
  • Match 1: Single game including 6th, 7th, and 8th seeds.  Highest score advances.  Players not advancing finish 7th and 8th respectively.
  • Match 2: Single game including Match 1 winner and 4th and 5th seeds.  Highest score advances.  Players not advancing finish 5th and 6th respectively.
  • Match 3: Single game including Match 2 winner and 2nd and 3rd seeds.  Highest score advances.  Players not advancing finish 3rd and 4th respectively.

     Championship Match:  One or two single game matches including Match 3 winner and #1 Seed.  If the Qualifying Leader is also the Cashers’ Round leader, that bowler must be defeated twice in the Stepladder Finals.  The Championship Match winner is the Challenge Champion.


39' CHALLENGE

Qualifying
     Six games across twelve lanes on a 39’ pattern.  Top 16 including two Seniors advance to Bracket Round 1.  Three in ten, plus up to eight Seniors not advancing to the Challenge Bracket Finals cash.  Drop all pins.  Re-oil lanes.

Elimination Bracket

  • Bracket Round 1:  The 16 qualifiers compete in a seeded (1 vs 16, 2 vs 15, etc.) best-of-five one-game match.  Eight winners advance.
  • Bracket Round 2:  Winners from Bracket Round 1 compete in a best-of-three one-game match.  Four winners advance.
  • Semi-Final:  Winners from Bracket Round 2 compete in a one-game match on the same pair of lanes.  Two winners advance.
  • Championship:  Winners from the Semi-Final compete in a one-game match.  The Championship Match winner is the Challenge Champion.


43' CHALLENGE

Qualifying
     Six games across twelve lanes on a
43’ pattern.  The top 16 qualifiers including 2 Seniors (with less than 96 entries) or the top 24 qualifiers including 3 Seniors advance to the Match Play Round.  With a full field of 150 bowlers, a total of 47 players plus up to six Seniors not advancing to the Match Play Finals cash.
Match Play
     Qualifying pinfall carries over.  Re-oil lanes.  5-game Modified Match Play with 30 bonus pins added to each single game victory (15 bonus pins for ties).  In each match prior to the Position Round, the higher seed may decide which bowler starts the match on the left lane.  Fifth Round is position round and the bowler assigned the left lane will start the match.  Top five advance to Stepladder Finals.
5-Player Stepladder Finals
     Single game elimination with 5th place bowling 4th place; winner bowling 3rd place, etc.  The higher seed may choose which bowler will begin the match on the left lane.  The Championship Match winner is the Challenge Champion.


LAS VEGAS CLASSIC 900 GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP

      The top thirty-two bowlers as determined by their composite qualifying positions from the three previous Challenge events earn a spot in the LVC 900 Global Championship Elimination Bracket Finals.  Qualifiers 1 through 8 earn two byes; qualifiers 9 through 16 earn one bye.  Seeding position ties, including for positions 9 and 16, will be resolved using the bowler's total 18-game pinfall from the three Challenge event qualifying rounds.  The 43’ pattern will be on the left lane and the 35’ pattern will be on the right lane of each pair.  In each round, the higher seed may decide which bowler begins the match on the left lane.
  • Bracket Round 1:  Seeds 17 to 32 are matched in a seeded (17 vs 32, 18 vs 31, etc.) best-of-five one-game match.  Eight winners advance.
  • Bracket Round 2:  Winners from Bracket Round 1 are matched against seeds 9 through 16 in a seeded best-of-five one-game match.  Eight winners advance.
  • Bracket Round 3:  Winners from Bracket Round 2 are matched against seeds 1 through 8 in a seeded best-of-five one-game match.  Eight winners advance.
  • Bracket Round 4:  Winners from Bracket Round 3 compete in a best-of-three one-game match.  Four winners advance.
  • Semi-Final:  Winners from Bracket Round 4 compete in a one-game match on the same pair of lanes.  Two winners advance.
  • Championship:  Winners from the Semi-Final compete in a one-game match.  The Championship match winner is the Las Vegas Classic 900 Global Champion.


LOGO INFUSION SWEEPER

     Three games across six lanes.  One game will be bowled on each of the three patterns to be used in the Challenge events.  Final standings determined by total three-game pinfall.  Prize payout is 1 in 3 plus 2 Seniors.  Limited to 60 entries. Entry fee is $80.00.


STEVE COOK'S BOWLING SUPPLY SWEEPER

     Four games across eight lanes.  Lanes will be re-oiled using the same pattern as the 35' Challenge Qualifying Round.  Final standings determined by total four-game pinfall.  Prize payout is 1 in 4 plus 2 Seniors.  Limited to 60 entries.  Entry fee is $75.00.


900 GLOBAL SWEEPER

     Four games across eight lanes.  Lanes will be re-oiled using the same pattern as the 39' Challenge Qualifying Round.  Final standings determined by total four-game pinfall.  Prize payout is 1 in 4 plus 2 Seniors.  Limited to 60 entries.  Entry fee is $75.00.


K&K BOWLING SERVICES SWEEPER

​     Four games across eight lanes.  Lanes will be re-oiled using the same pattern as the 43' Challenge Qualifying Round.  Final standings determined by total four-game pinfall.  Prize payout is 1 in 4 plus 2 Seniors.  Limited to 60 entries.  Entry fee is $75.00.



​"UNDER $301" HOUSE SHOT SWEEPER

     Four games across eight lanes on the South Point League "House Pattern".  The sweeper is available only to Las Vegas Classic entrants who cashed for a combined total of less than $301.00 in the three Challenge events (not including Brackets, Side Pots, and/or Super Century Doubles).  Final standings determined by total four-game pinfall.  Prize payout is 1 in 4 plus 2 Seniors.  Limited to 60 entries.  Entry fee is $70.00.


CENTURY DOUBLES

     Using the scores bowled during Challenge Qualifying or the Monday Sweeper, a bowler may team up with other bowlers (forming doubles teams) in a total pins competition in each event .  The caveat:  the combined ages of the bowlers comprising each team must equal 100 or more.  Teams may only enter once.  The cost is $20.00 per team and the prize payout is one prize for every five teams.


LAS VEGAS CLASSIC SENIOR STAR

     South Point Hotel has generously provided for a prize of $500.00, in addition to any prize money already earned, to the Senior bowler (age 50 and over) with the lowest composite finishing positions in each of the four major events: 35' Challenge, 39' Challenge, 43' Challenge, and the Las Vegas Classic 900 Global Championship.  That bowler will be recognized as the "Las Vegas Classic Senior Star".