Thanks to our 2019/2020 SOBA Sponsors!

Thanks to our biggest Sponsor this year Ebonite and their companion brands, Columbia 300, Track, & Hammer!


Thanks also to The Epicenter for sponsoring the:
  • Epicenter Men's High Game out of the Money award and the
  • Epicenter Women's High Game out of the Money award.
These awards are given out for each and every tournament of the SOBA season.


Lastly we want to thank Caveman Bowl for sponsoring the:
  • Caveman Bowl High non-cashing Woman Bowler Award
These awards are given to the female bowler in each event throughout the year with the best finish outside of the cashing spots.
This season we will be running eight monthly tournaments. Seven of them will feature a singles qualifying format and one (January) will be a doubles qualifying format event.

On many of our tournament weekends, we will also run an additional (optional) Swiss Trios event that takes place on Saturday afternoon.

The only exceptions to this will be our 2nd, 6th & 7th tour stops in October, February, and March where the Swiss Trio event will be replaced by a pair of Non-Champions Only events (October and March) and a special Monte Carlo style Pro-am event scheduled in February. 

Each of these optional Saturday side-events are open to all bowlers, regardless of SOBA membership, and they will all have a separate entry fee.

For entry into main events you can bowl as a member or as a non-member. Annual SOBA membership dues are $25. Optional sidepots and/or brackets are also available at tournaments.

This season Grand Finals (GF) will be our ninth tour stop and it will be held in early May.

GF will consist of 24 bowlers bowling 18 games of matchplay – 3 blocks of 6 games. An exact format will be released later this season.

Bowlers making up the GF 24-bowler field will include the top 16 bowlers on the season long points list and 8 additional bowlers from the GF PTQ.

Top 16 points list bowlers automatically get a bye into GF and the remaining bowlers who have paid for five tournaments over the course of a year may compete in the separate GF Pre-Tournament Qualifier (PTQ) event at the start of GF weekend.

Here are your tour stops. More detail will be provided when it becomes available. Details below are subject to change.

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Event #1 – September

Epicenter, Klamath Falls

Regular Singles Event w/ One Squad

September 7, 2019

Saturday Swiss Trios – 630 Team Cap – $40/bowler $120/team – 1 In 3 Teams Cash
Format: Standard 6-Game Swiss w/ Position Round Each Game

12:00pm – Swiss Trios Check-in
12:30pm – Lanes on for Practice Followed by 6-games.

September 8, 2019

Main Event – SOBA Singles – $80 for Members – Sidepots & Brackets Optional & Available
SOBA membership must be paid by each bowler each season, $25 payable on-site.

9:00am – Membership Meeting
9:30am – Check-in for A-Squad
10:00am – A-Squad (5-Games)
Approx 1:30pm – Matchplay Round (5-Games)
Approx 4:30pm – Finals Round – Top-5 Stepladder


Event #2 – October

Lava Lanes, Bend

Singles qualifying with Draft partner Doubles Finals Event

October 12, 2019

Non-Champion’s Event Saturday afternoon. $50 Entry fee. Non champion defined as any bowler who has never won any SOBA event, an OBA event, any PBA event, or a NWST event. 5 games of qualifying, followed by 2 game single elimination matches for top 1/3 of field, with a maximum of 16 bowlers moving on to the matchplay finals. Cash 1 in 3.

October 13, 2019

8:00am – Check-in for A-Squad
8:30am – A-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
10:30am – Check-in for B-Squad
10:45am – Re-oil Lanes
11:15am – B-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
Approx 1:45pm – Top 12 qualifiers draft partners from 13th through 24th qualifiers. High qualifier gets first selection, second high qualifier gets second selection and so forth. – Matchplay Round (5-Games)
Approx 4:30pm – Finals Round – Top-5 Stepladder (Baker format for stepladder)

Online Signups Available Here


Event #3 – November

Hanscam’s Bowl, Klamath Falls

Regular Singles Event w/ Two Qualifying Squads

November 9, 2019

Swiss Trios Saturday afternoon. Time TBD

November 10, 2019

8:00am – Check-in for A-Squad
8:30am – A-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
10:30am – Check-in for B-Squad
10:45am – Re-oil Lanes
11:15am – B-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
Approx 1:45pm – Matchplay Round (5-Games)
Approx 4:15pm – Finals Round – Top-5 Stepladder


Event #4 – December

Caveman Bowl, Grants Pass

Regular Singles Event w/ Two Qualifying Squads

December 7, 2019

Swiss Trios Saturday afternoon.

December 8, 2019

8:00am – Check-in for A-Squad
8:30am – A-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
10:30am – Check-in for B-Squad
10:45am – Re-oil Lanes
11:15am – B-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
Approx 1:45pm – Matchplay Round (5-Games)
Approx 4:15pm – Finals Round – Top-5 Stepladder


Event #5 – January

Lava Lanes, Medford

Champ/Non-Champ Doubles w/ One Qualifying Squad

January 18, 2020

Swiss Trios Saturday afternoon.

January 19, 2020

One Squad Event
8:30am – Check-in for all bowlers
9:30am – Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
Approx 12:30pm – Matchplay Round (5-Games)
Approx 3:45pm – Finals Round – Top-4 Stepladder


Event #6 – February

Nickel Bowl, Myrtle Creek

Matchplay Elimination Singles Event w/ Two Qualifying Squads

February 15, 2020

12:30pm – Check in for A-squad
1:00pm – Practice begins for A-squad (5-games)

**Special Pro-am Monte Carlo** TBD

February 16, 2020

8:30am Check in for B-squad
9:15am Practice begins for B-squad (5 games)
12:30pm Re-oil for finals. Matchplay Elimination
1st Round matches (2-Game matches. #1 qualifier vs #24, #2 vs #23, #3 vs #22, and so forth)
Second Round matches (2 games) feature the 12 winners of first round immediately following the conclusion of Round 1
Third Round matches (2 games) feature the 6 winners of second round immediately following the conclusion of Round 2
Finals will feature a one game shootout of final 3 bowlers, with high game determining champion, second high game determining runner-up.


Event #7 – March

Ten Down, Roseburg

Regular Singles Event w/ Two Qualifying Squads

March 14, 2020

Non-Champion’s Event Saturday afternoon. $50 Entry fee. Non champion defined as any bowler who has never won any SOBA event, an OBA event, any PBA event, or a NWST event. 5 games of qualifying, followed by 2 game single elimination matches for top 1/3 of field, with a maximum of 16 bowlers moving on to the matchplay finals. Cash 1 in 3.

March 15, 2020

8:00am – Check-in for A-Squad
8:30am – A-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
10:30am – Check-in for B-Squad
10:45am – Re-oil Lanes
11:15am – B-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
Approx 1:45pm – Matchplay Round (5-Games)
Approx 4:15pm – Finals Round – Top-5 Stepladder


Event #8 – April

Shasta Lanes, Redding, CA

Regular Singles Event w/ Two Qualifying Squads

April 18, 2020

Swiss Trios Event Saturday afternoon.

April 19, 2020

8:00am – Check-in for A-Squad
8:30am – A-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
10:30am – Check-in for B-Squad
10:45am – Re-oil Lanes
11:15am – B-Squad Lanes Turned On for Practice (5-Games)
Approx 1:45pm – Matchplay Round (5-Games)
Approx 4:15pm – Finals Round – Top-5 Stepladder


Grand Finals – May

Lava Lanes, Medford

Invitational Season Finals

May 2, 2020

Top 16 on points list will be pre-seeded into the finals event. For those bowlers not in the top 16 who have bowled in five events (or who have bowled 4 events and paid for a 5th) over the course of the year, there will be a Pre-Tournament Qualifier (PTQ) to seed in the remaining 8 bowlers into the finals event.

Approx 8am – PTQ (5-Games)
Approx 11am – Re-Oil
Approx Noon – GF Block 1 (6 Games)
Approx Noon – 2nd Chance Tournament for PTQ Bowlers That Did Not Make the Cut for the GF (5 Games)

May 3, 2020

8:00am – GF Block 2 (6 Games)
12:00pm – Re-oil Lanes
1:00pm – GF Block 3 (6 Games)


Results For Prior SOBA Seasons

To see the schedule and results for past years please use the links below.

2018-2019 Season
2017-2018 Season
2016-2017 Season
2015-2016 Season
2014-2015 Season
2013-2014 Season
2012-2013 Season
2011-2012 Season
2010-2011 Season

Swiss Trio Results

Here is a list of some of our past Swiss Trios events that typically occur on Fridays before our main SOBA and SOS tournaments.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180829042137/http://www.thesoba.com/trio.html

List of Old HTML Sites Pages That Have Been Redirected

http://www.thesoba.com/trio.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180829042137/http://www.thesoba.com/trio.html

http://www.thesoba.com/Results_2012_2013/Schedule%20Results%202013_14.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180829075102/http://www.thesoba.com/Results_2012_2013/Schedule%20Results%202013_14.html

List of Old HTML Sites Pages That Have Not Been Redirected

http://www.thesoba.com/SOS/info.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180829071842/http://www.thesoba.com/SOS/info.html

http://www.thesoba.com/SOS/Bios/Bios.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180829034950/http://www.thesoba.com/SOS/Bios/Bios.html

http://www.thesoba.com/SOS/SOSResults.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180829030308/http://www.thesoba.com/SOS/SOSResults.html

http://www.thesoba.com/info%202.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180829072101/http://www.thesoba.com/info%202.html

http://www.thesoba.com/SOS%20Schedule%2015-16.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180829031510/http://www.thesoba.com/SOS%20Schedule%2015-16.html