Do You Have What it Takes to Become a PBA Member

As a bowler, it’s a dream to be bowling in the PBA, more important, is to be a PBA Member.

Luckily, it is possible and you can do it!

PBA Member Qualifications:

You have three different options to qualify for membership in the PBA:

  1. Average 200 or better with 36 games.
  2. Average 190 or better with 36 games in an USBC certified Sports League
  3. Cash in one of the PBA’s more than 180 Regional Tournaments; or open PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour tournaments.

PBA Members Options:

  • Standard Members:
    • The cost to join as a Standard member is $144 annually or $15/monthly.
  • Full Members:
    • The cost to join as a Full member is $300 annually or $28 monthly.
  • PBA 24:
    • Anyone between the ages of 18 and 24 may join the PBA for $49 per year (no initiation fee).
  • PBA International:
    • Any WTBA member in good standing who wishes to join the PBA may do so for $99 per year (no initiation fee).

PBA Member Benefits:

  • Standard Members:
    • Member-rate Entry Fees ($65 savings per Regional event; $100 savings per PBA Tour event and $50 savings per PBA50 Tour event).
    • Opportunity to bowl in three (3) PBA Regional Tour events per calendar year.
    • Opportunity to bowl in one (1) PBA Tour or PBA50 Tour National Tour event per calendar year.
    • Subscription to Bowlers Journal International Magazine.
    • Free Sterling Silver/Platinum or Aurora Gold ring for first 300 bowled during PBA competition and a diamond for each 300 game bowled thereafter.
    • $0-$2 games at official PBA practice centers.
    • Access to the PBA members-only website.
    • PBA Newsletter.
  • Full Members:
    • Bowl in unlimited tournaments for which you are eligible.
    • Advertise your pro shop on www.pba.com and on your shirt while bowling.
  • PBA 24:
    • PBA24 members receive all the benefits of a Standard member and will receive $50 off their first PBA Regional Tour entry fee. If a PBA24 member is referred for membership by another PBA member, that member will also receive a $50 coupon for a PBA Regional Tour event. Once a PBA24 member reaches their 25th birthday or wins a PBA title they will be required to upgrade to a Standard or Full PBA membership.
      • Member-rate Entry Fees to PBA Regional Events ($65 savings per event).
      • Opportunity to bowl in three (3) PBA Regional Tour events per calendar year, one (1) PBA Tour event and other designated PBA Tour open field events.
      • Subscription to Bowlers Journal International Magazine.
      • PBA E-Newsletter.
      • $0-$2 games at official PBA practice centers.
      • Free Sterling Silver/Platinum or Aurora Gold ring for the first 300 bowled during PBA competition and a diamond for each 300 game bowled thereafter.
      • $50 off first Regional entry fee as a new member.
      • Access to the PBA members-only website.
  • PBA International:
    • If a PBA International member wins a PBA Tour title, they will be required to upgrade to Full membership and pay $300 annually or $25 monthly.
      • Eligible to win PBA Tour titles at designated World Bowling Tour events.
      • Opportunity to bowl in three (3) PBA Regional Tour events per calendar year, one (1) PBA Tour event, other designated PBA Tour open field events, and the WSOB.
      • PBA E-Newsletter.
      • $0-$2 games at official PBA practice centers.
      • Free Sterling Silver/Platinum or Aurora Gold ring for the first 300 bowled during PBA competition.

Now, Click here to join any of the above programs and become an official PBA Member.

PBA Members (2017 Season Tour):

The whole list of PBA Members is long, so here’s some of them only.

Chris Barnes

PBA Member - Chris Barnes

Dom Barret

PBA Member - Dom Barret

Jason Belmonte
PBA Member - Jason Belmonte
Ryan Ciminelli

PBA Member - Ryan Ciminelli

Norm Duke

PBA Member - Norm Duke

Liz Johnson

PBA Member - Liz Johnson

Tommy Jones

PBA Member - Tommy Jones

Marshall Kent

PBA Member - Marshall Kent

Wes Malott

PBA Member - Wes Malott

Danielle McEwan

PBA Member - Danielle McEwan

Bill O’Neill

PBA Member - Bill O'Neill

Osku Palermaa

PBA Member - Osku Palermaa

Sean Rash

PBA Member - Sean Rash

Jason Sterner

PBA Member - Jason Sterner

EJ Tackett

PBA Member - EJ Tackett

Kyle Troup

PBA Member - Kyle Troup

Pete Weber

PBA Member - Pete Weber

Stuart Williams

PBA Member - Stuart Williams

Walter Ray Williams Jr.

PBA Member - Walter Ray Williams Jr.

Tom Smallwood

PBA Member - Tom Smallwood

Full List of PBA Members.


Usually, bowlers like to be PBA Members to bowl in their events and tournaments.

But you can bowl as a Non-Member as well!

Here’s how:

  • There are some qualifications you will have to meet:

As a non-member, you must meet the average requirement to become a PBA member.
You must average at least 200 in an USBC sanctioned league or 190 in a sanctioned Sport or PBA Experience league.

Now that you meet the qualifications, you can go ahead and get your ticket.

  • Regional Tour – $285 (non-members)
  • Senior Tour – $500 (non-members)
  • PBA Tour – $600 (non-members)

Unfortunately, non-members participating in PBA events are not eligible to earn a PBA 300 ring.


What’s next for you? Are you going to join and become a PBA member or you’re just going to go out there and compete where you find yourself?

Let us know by commenting below.

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