The Forty Frame Game ® is the world’s most unusual bowling tournament. It is a whole new bowl game! Created by proprietors in 1989, it’s the fastest growing bowling tournament in the nation. More than 310,000 bowlers entered in the first 26 years and they took home more than 11million dollars!
This bowling tournament is held at two locations every year, January through July, in Toledo, Ohio and the annual USBCBA site. It is one continuous game forty frames long with unique scoring opportunities (and pitfalls!) that lead to a perfect score of 1305. And no, there has not been a perfect game bowled to date! Below is the frame by frame grid which gives a bird’s eye view of how The Forty Frame Game ® is played and what to expect in each frame.
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There is no plain frame in The Forty Frame Game! Normal scorekeeping and handicapping apply. There are also opportunities for Bonus Points, Free Strikes and Second Chance Strikes. To add to the excitement, “Sour Grapes” frames present a special challenge ~ Non-strike first balls cause a loss of pin count!
Additional optional events are also offered including Woof-Woof Strikes, Big Ten Strikes, Doubles, Big Lucas, Sweep It Clean and Kegler’s Cash and our new event Natural Doubles.
Make arrangements to take a shot at this fun and exciting bowling format. You’ll have a great time and YOU WILL CASH. There are 10 ways to cash the day you bowl! Call us at (800) 837-4010 or (419) 537-9682 today for available dates and squad times or click on the tournament locations above for more information.
Annual prize money for the tournaments is approximately $450,000! In addition, top winners qualify for a free trip to the National Finals in Las Vegas in November each year for an opportunity to compete for more cash prizes and The Forty Frame Game National Championship.
This event is held each year on the first or second weekend in November to determine The Forty Frame Game National Champion. The site is the Silver Nugget Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas. There are preliminary rounds of bowling starting Friday evening and ending on Saturday or Sunday morning with six finalists going head to head for all the marbles in The Forty Frame Game Championship Finals.
It’s a fun event and another opportunity to win more dollars. Eligible finalists are the top winners from the Toledo, USBCBA and USBCWBA plus any league champions who are sponsored by their bowling centers. All participants receive free transportation, lodging and meals. Guests are welcome at their own expense. It is a party atmosphere and an exciting conclusion to The Forty Frame Game season.
News & Updates
- The USA tournament begins on March 6th in El Paso at Fiesta Lanes. Call (915) 842-9696 for reservations. Please do not call our 800# for reservations.
- Fiesta Lanes has a sports bar and lounge – Frankie’s West featuring weekend entertainment, good food and a daily happy hour from 4pm to 10pm. We are calling it Frankie’s West “Showcase” Lounge to remind us of the good times we had in the "Showcase" Lounge in the NBS last year in Reno so you can enjoy that same experience when you bowl the FFG in El Paso!!
- The Ladies Doubles Division will again be bowled within the USA tournament as it was last year. Click on the USA and Ladies Doubles above for details.
- Our Toledo tournament started with our annual "Holiday Kick-Off Squad" on December 13th. It will be running weekends through June 14th. Call (800) 837-4010 for individual reservations or to bring a squad. For details click on the 40 Frame Game Toledo above.
- The 2014 prize lists for all tournaments is posted on our website. Click on the results icon above to view. We thank all of our bowlers for participating in our tournaments and hope to see you in Toledo and/or El Paso in 2015.
- The Forty Frame Game National Championship finals for 2014 were held November 7-9 in Las Vegas at the Silver Nugget Casino & Hotel. Our winner was Matt Wilson of Sheffield, MA with an 1132. In 2nd place was John Ruggiero III at 1034. Both of our lady qualifiers, Brandy Silva (3rd place) and Elizabeth Sienicki (4th place) did well by making it to the Championship Final Round. Congratulations to all qualifiers from the USA, Ladies Doubles and Toledo tournament sites who shared over $19,000 in prize money and awards in The Forty Frame Game National Championship Finals!