Do you score well in the game of bowling? Then, it's high time you consider trying your skills in an amateur bowling tournament. Participation in such events will not only boost your self confidence but also pays out a good amount in prizes. These tournaments are divided into two levels and has many breaks for those with handicaps.

The amateur bowling tournament began in the year 1977. The primary aim of this tournament was to unite bowlers of all skills into one big tournament. Soon. they realized that not every bowlers has ability to throw a 200 or higher game and thus formed the amateur tournament. It is one of the most popular bowling events in North America. Today, it is played internationally which brings together players of other nationalities with a love of bowling. The event also has a senior amateur bowling tournament for players above the age of sixty and still have the bowling spark in them also.

It is one of the only bowling club that assures participants of winning a minimum amount. Although, the prize is determined on the branch of the amateur bowling tournament participated. It also determines the amount of players participating in each division.

The main office of this tournament is located in California and has branches to other areas of the country. This allows for more people to join in the amateur bowling tournament than in the past. The two main division of this tournament are Masters Division and Classic Division. Depending on the score of the participants the amateur bowling tournament division is decided. Usually, most amateur bowling players fall into the classic division.

Player with bowling under 200-220 are allowed to participate in the amateur bowling tournament. While, players with an average of 190 to 220 are allowed to participate in the Masters Division. This was eventually raised to those with a 225. The classic division in the amateur bowling tournament is was originally for those bowling with a 189 or lower but has since been raised to 199 or less.

If you're really serious about bowling, then you should consider trying your luck with an amateur bowling tournament. This tournament will also help you learn a great deal from those who have already participated in the amateur bowling tournament in previous years.