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The 11th Frame: Despite 6% entry decline, Petersen Classic pays 2 more $1,000 prizes in 2018 as Bowlero keeps investing in famed tournament

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 1:00 pm

The Petersen Classic in 2016. Photo by Jeff Richgels.
Although entries declined 6 percent from 2,791 in 2017 to 2,621 in 2018, the Petersen Classic will pay 49 $1,000 spots in the main singles prize list 2018, up from 47 in 2017, Bowlero Corp. announced Friday. “This is in line with our goal of extending a $1,000 payout further down the prize list,” Mike Sledz, Bowlero director of league development, said in an email packed with stats from this year’s Petersen. Sledz said making it 49 $1,000 spots was accomplished by...

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