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The Bracket Challenge is two tournaments run on consecutive days each month, in a competitive, yet relaxed environment.

We believe in spare shooting and where striking aint easy. Whether you are a beginner league bowler or have aspirations of becoming a pro, you’ll enjoy the competition our tournaments provide.

#StrikinAintEasy   #LivinOnASpare

2024 : It’s Showtime

March 2-3, 2024 // Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, SC








Join us for good competition, good community, and good compensation.


March 2024
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Monthly Tournaments

Scratch Tournament

Our Scratch Tournament is The Bracket Challenge main event!

We have the region’s best amateur bowlers, come out and try their hand in a competitive, yet relaxing tournament.

Winner gets a cash a prize, a champions banner, and a discounted entry into our annual Tournament of Champions event.

Bowl 5 games of scratch bowling and then cut the field for bracket style match play finals.


No Tap Tournament

Our No Tap Tournament is a chance for those who don’t feel ready for a Scratch Tournament challenge, but want to try your hand on a sports / PBA pattern.

Each month we host a 9 pin No Tap tournament the day before our scratch tournament. This is a chance to practice on the pattern, have some fun, and win a cash prize too!

Bowl 5 games of 9 pin no tap (where knocking down 9 pins counts as a strike) and the winner is determined by total pinfall for 5 games.  We pay 1 in 4 entries, with the first out of cash getting a free entry into the monthly scratch tournament.

Major Tournaments

Bracket Challenge Open

March 23 at Crest Bowling Lanes in Maryville, TN. Bowlers will bowl 5 games of qualifying and then be seeded in a double elimination style bracket.
Event Details

$5,000 Guaranteed Summer Clash

July 13 at Strike and Spare Western Ave. Bowlers will bowl 6 games of qualifying before cutting to round-robin match play, and single elimination bracket style finals.

Blue Coast Burrito $2500 Playoffs

Nov 3 at Strike and Spare Western Ave. Bowlers must bowl at least 3 scratch events in either tour, or 2 in the Great Lakes region, to qualify. The winner will be crowned our 2024 Player of the Year.

UltraStar Tournament of Champions

$4000 added to the prize fund!
Dec 8 at Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, SC. Bowlers must bowl 5 scratch events total, excluding Majors, or be a past champion, to qualify for this event.

Serving Our Bowling Community Since 2017

The Bracket Challenge started in 2017, out of Tarheel Lanes in Hendersonville, NC. After a few failures, questionable decisions, and some great ideas, we now run one of the most successful and fun weekend tournaments for the bowling community from East Tennessee to The Carolinas.

The Bracket Challenge Program

We run three tours per year, one in East Tennessee, one in the Great Lakes region (Indiana and Ohio), and the other in The Carolinas. In 2024 we will be in 7 different states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio) Each weekend, the center of choice, hosts two events: one is a 9 pin no tap where regardless of average, everyone gets 9 pins. The other is a scratch tournament where the winners earn a banner with their name on it that travels to different centers.

Every entry into the scratch tournament earns Player of the Year points. Both events – each weekend, each month – is run on the same sports / Kegel / PBA pattern that the directors decide on. Both winners earn a berth (not free entry) into our year end Tournament of Champions

Major Tournaments

Bracket Challenge Open

 March 23 at Crest Bowling Lanes in Maryville, TN.

$5k Summer Clash

 July 13 at Strike and Spare Western Ave.

Blue Coast Burrito Playoffs

Nov 3 at Strike and Spare Western Ave.

UltraStar Tournament of Champions

Dec 8 at Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, SC.

Latest News & Events

Season 8 Episode 2.2

Season 8 Episode 2.2

So we tried again using the same pattern for both tours, and yet again - scores proved to be all over the place. As we stress every month, shot making is what we're all about here at the Bracket Challenge. #StrikinAintEasy On Saturday, we had 39 brave the snow, ice...

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Season 8 Episode 2

Season 8 Episode 2

We made our first ever trip to AMF Columbia and it was a great decision. We had 42 bowlers show up for our no tap event. They bowled on the 2022 US Open #4 pattern which provided a lot of splits and no tap strikes. After 5 games, Trent Wolfe took the victory with a...

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Season 8 Episode 1.2

Season 8 Episode 1.2

With the weather a major factor for the week, we debated whether to cancel the whole weekend or give it a go and see what happened! We ended up cancelling our first no tap squad on Saturday to give some of the ice and snow time to melt. We had 49 bowlers on Saturday...

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