Midwest Women’s Tournament


Standing/Back Row–Dorothy Appel, Director-Illinois; Dee Johnson, Director-Indiana (Webmaster); Sharon Kotul, Director-Indiana; Pam Hornung, Director-Wisconsin; Marcia Snyder, Director (Wisconsin  Chair); Michelle Bartoletti, Director-Wisconsin; Nancy Frombaugh, Director-Ohio; Deb Reid, Director-Iowa; Tracy McChane, Director-Iowa.  Sitting/Front RowSandy Darnstaedt, Director-Illinois; Earlene Nelson, Director-Illinois; Betty McCann, Secretary (Illinois Chair); Kandi Birmingham, President, Wisconsin; Laptop:  Shannon McHugh, Director (Iowa Chair); Gerri Smolen, Treasurer (Indiana Chair); Lynn Howard, Director-Ohio; Jackie Mundorf,  Director-Iowa (2023 Tournament Mgr)Absent:–Monica Kegerreis, Director-Indiana; Mary McClay, Director (Ohio Chair).

President
Kandy Birmingham
414-791-4437
1544 S. 165th Street, New Berlin, WI 53151
kandyb@aol.com

Secretary
Betty McCann, IL State Chair
847-244-6014
1022 Magnolia, Gurnee, IL 60031
tebs@att.net

Treasurer
Gerri Smolen, IN State Chair
219-688-1562
2329 Courtside Lane, Portage, IN 46368
gerrismolen1@frontier.com

Webmaster
Dee Johnson, IN Director
765-860-1498
Kokomo, IN  46902-4416
dee.johnson@IndianaStateUSBC.org

 

2024 Midwest Women’s Tournament

The 2024 Ohio information will be posted here as it becomes available.


Ohio – 2024 Host of the 11th Annual Midwest Women’s Tournament

Motel Options for 2024 Ohio locations

Effective in 2023 

  • Tournament Entry Rule 3c – When the previous season’s average is used, and at the time of bowling an entrant has a current average of 21 or more games that is 15 pins higher than the prior season’s qualifying Tournament Entry Rules 3A and 3B average, the current average of 15+ pins or higher must be used.  (Rule 319a-2 applies)

Effective 2018

  • Tournament Entry Rule 5 –  Multiple Participation: A bowler may enter team or doubles and singles events an unlimited number of times; however, a team must change at least two (2) bowlers per entry and doubles must change at least one (1) bowler per entry.  A bowler can cash only once in singles.

Dates to Remember

  • Opening Day – May 24, 2024
  • Ends June 23, 2024
  • Entries Close May 10, 2024

Hosting Center

  • Team/Doubles/Singles Beaver Vu Bowl • 1238 N Fairfield Road • Beavercreek, OH  45432

Ohio Tournament Manager Mary McClay

Tournament Entry Form (fillable)

Tournament Entry Form

The following forms will be posted as they
become available—
Average Verification Form — Fillable (complete then print)
Average Verification Form (print then complete)
Bowler Substitute Form — Fillable (complete then print)
Bowler Substitute Form (print then complete)

 

~ 2025 ~

Wisconsin Tournament Entry Form – Fillable
(complete then print)

Wisconsin Tournament Entry Form
Print then Complete

 

To utilize all aspects of the
Adobe Acrobat / PDF fillable forms
THEY MUST BE COMPLETED WITH THE
ADOBE PROGRAM OR THE ADOBE READER

(Reader free download here)

 

To save a copy of your Adobe (.pdf) completed form(s) on your computer:

  • You must use the Adobe Reader (free) or Acrobat Program to open and edit (Click here for Free Acrobat Adobe Reader)
  • It is to your advantage to be sure that you have a current version of the FREE Adobe Reader that is easily downloaded from link above
  • Save the form on your computer with a unique name such as “yourname_mwt_entry.pdf”
  • Open that file (“yourname_2021entry.pdf”) on your computer from your files
  • Fill it out, then save again—you must open the file you saved; do not try to complete the entry form from the website if you want to save a copy to your computer
  • To test to be sure that it is saving correctly, put your name in, save it, and reopen

All Forms will be posted as they become available–

Average Verification Form — Fillable (complete then print)

Average Verification Form (print then complete)

Bowler Substitute Form — Fillable (complete then print)

Bowler Substitute Form (print then complete)

Map to Bowling Center

We are sorry for the delay in getting the checks out but they are now in the mail.  The tournament manager had to have foot surgery immediately following the tournament, and while still in a boot recuperating, fell a second time and had to have knee surgery on the same leg.  Jackie is doing well and is now in a rehab center where we hope she heals quickly.

I took over finalizing the tournament and getting the checks out, so if you have any questions or need any addresses for substitutes please call me.

Gerri Smolen, MWT Treasurer
219-688-1562

2023 Prize List

Board Pictures (coming)

Past Board Rosters (coming)

Midwest Women’s Tournament Stats

Midwest Women’s Tournament and Changes

  • Handicap has always been the same – 100% of 240
  • Always had only one division
  • In 2013 multiple participation was not allowed
  • In 2013 Squad Leader Incentive – $25 for 4 or more teams
  • In 2014 Squad Leader Incentive was changed to $25 for 5 teams plus $10 for each additional 5 teams
  • Various prize fund enhancements began in 2014
  • Effective in 2014 multiple participation for team only was introduced
  • July 7, 2017, incorporated as a non-profit organization
  • In 2018 multiple participation changed from team event only to team, doubles, and singles events as per rule #5 (cashing only once in singles)
  • In 2019 the Optional Scratch Events increased from $5 to $10
  • Effective in 2023, when the previous season’s average is used, and at the time of bowling an entrant has a current average of 21 or more games that is 15 pins higher than the prior season’s qualifying Tournament Entry Rules 3A and 3B average, the current average of 15+ pins or higher must be used.  (Rule 319a-2 applies)

 

 


Who?  Why?

In 2008, five mid-western states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin (Iowa joined shortly after), met to exchange ideas, types of tournaments and dates that was proven best for their state tournaments, when was best to schedule workshops and other state functions, state salaries and number of board members, and anything that influenced the operations of a State Bowling Association.  They shared success stories as well as the unsuccessful experiences.

In 2010-2011, those six states met to lay the groundwork for the Midwest Women’s Tournament.  Each state association donated start-up monies to be returned after the tournament was well established.  Every state received its initial seed money used for the start-up costs after the first tournament (2013 with Michigan as hosting state), and the Midwest Women’s Tournament was a huge success story.  The states drew for the rotation of hosting the tournament with the leaders creating the Guidelines and improved with lessons learned annually.

The Midwest Women’s Tournament state presidents were invited to meet with then WIBC President Sylvia Broyles to discuss issues/rumors pertaining to the new tournament.  President Broyles was assured that providing an optional/regional tournament for the women who could not attend the National Tournament because of traveling costs, tournament site location, etc., which played into participating in tournaments, would not be a distraction from the National Tournament.  They believed we were losing tournament bowlers due to complacencies of returning to the same site, and it was felt that the Midwest Women’s Tournament could be a regional tournament that could act as a stepping-stone for many to the National Tournament.  We strived to retain our tournament participants.

2024 – Ohio

Location:  Beaver Vu Lanes  |  Beaver Creek, Ohio
Dates:  May 24 – June 23, 2024

2025 – Wisconsin

Details to be determined

 

 

 

The following link provides listings of motels and a map with locations.


2024 Motel Listings / Ohio

The motel listing with a map of their locations has been uploaded and can be found on the Tournament Info tab and the Motel List tab.