National Bowling

2020 Tournament

Date: April 24-25, 2020


Deadline to Register: February 28, 2020

Host: Nest 80, South Bend, IN


Chippewa Bowl
225 W Chippewa Ave.
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 291-5093


Candlewood Suites
3916 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 968-1072

Quality Inn & Suites
4124 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 288-3800

Room Block: ZB Falcons

Additional Information:

Can you believe we will be gathering to bowl in the 82nd Annual PFA National Bowling Tournament very shortly? This year’s Tournament is April 24-25. We will be meeting in South Bend, Ind. with ZB Falcons as the host.

The entries for the Tournament are due by February 28.

On Thursday evening (April 23), we will be having a 30-Frame Fun Tournament. The cost for this event is $25 per bowler. Please send the entry fee to Janet at the address listed on the National Bowling paper application. Entries for this event close April 15. I am sure this will be a fun night.

For those needing overnight accommodations, there are rooms blocked at two hotels. These hotels are very close to one another. The first hotel is the Candlewood Suites, 3916 Lincoln Way West; Phone 574-968-1072. The second hotel is the Quality Inn & Suites, 4124 Lincoln Way West; Phone 574-288-3800. The rooms are under a block named ZB Falcons.

There will be entertainment at the Nest hall on Friday and Saturday with bus transportation provided from the two named hotels for your safety.

Looking to the future, Nest 45, St. Louis, Mo. will be hosting the 2021 National Bowling Tournament. I am looking for any Nest or District wishing to host the 2022 Tournament. If interested, please bring details and a deposit of $500 to this year’s Tournament so we can vote.

Attn. Bowling Commissioners: There will be a short meeting after the team event on Friday at Chippewa Bowl.

As always, if you have any questions regarding the upcoming tournament, please feel free to contact me, Janet Knauber, at or by phone at 586-933-3874.

I am hoping to see many Falcon bowlers, and perhaps some new faces, in April!

Janet Knauber
National Bowling Manager