News from the “Pete”

UPDATED March 30, 2020: Hello Petersen Classic bowlers and fans. In light of the announcement made yesterday that the national social distancing guidelines are being extended through April 30, 2020, we will be postponing the start of the Petersen Classic until the weekend of May 1, 2020.

Squad Organizers of groups that were scheduled to bowl the weekend of April 24 will be contacted to see if there are any alternate dates later in the spring and summer that might be of interest. At this moment, all squads originally scheduled to bowl after May 1 will remain as scheduled.

We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and update everyone should there be any further changes. These are certainly some most unusual times and we appreciate your patience as we deal with all of the uncertainty. If you have any questions regarding scheduling, please feel free to reach out to Trista Kimmes at 651-399-9339 or by email at TKimmes@Bowlmor-AMF.com, or Mike Sledz at 847-922-3560 or msledz@BowleroCorp.com. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Pete!

News from the “Pete”

UPDATED 3/27/20 – Hello Pete bowlers and fans. We certainly hope that everyone is safe and healthy, and practicing social distancing to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We wanted to give everyone a status update regarding the Petersen Classic. With the Pete scheduled to start at the end of April (4/24/to be exact), our current plan is to begin our tournament on that originally scheduled date. We are closely monitoring the situation around us and will not be making any changes unless something occurs that would require us to do so. As an example, the existing State of Illinois “Stay at Home” mandate expires on April 7. Should the Governor extend that date to the end of April, we would obviously need to make adjustments to the start of the Pete.

These are certainly some most unusual times and we appreciate your patience as we deal with all of the uncertainty. If you have any questions regarding scheduling, please feel free to reach out to Trista Kimmes at 651-399-9339 or by email at TKimmes@Bowlmor-AMF.com, or Mike Sledz at 847-922-3560 or msledz@BowleroCorp.com. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Pete!

News from the “Pete”

UPDATED JANUARY 24, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Trista Kimmes will be joining our Petersen Classic Operations Team! Trista resides in the Twin Cities and works as a League Development Manager in both the Minnesota and Chicago markets. Holding a 210+ average, Trista is an accomplished bowler who has competed in the Pete as well as the Queens and other PWBA events. She has managed several leagues and tournaments in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and we’re happy to have her share her tournament knowledge in working with the Pete.

If you are a Squad Organizer you can expect to hear from Trista soon as she will begin contacting everyone starting on Monday, January 27. Trista can be reached by phone at (651) 399-9339 or by email at TKimmes@Bowlmor-AMF.com.

Welcome aboard, Trista!

News from the “Pete”

UPDATED OCTOBER 4, 2019: Petersen Bowlers and Fans – the official final standings for this year’s 109th edition of the Petersen Classic have been posted on our website.

Congratulations again to our new Champion, Kenny Calkins III from Des Moines, IA who claimed the top spot with his first place score of 1,599. Even if you weren’t lucky enough to win the Pete this year, we did GUARANTEE payouts of at least $1,000 to the top 76 spots! Low to cash in this year’s singles event was 1,406. We will begin issuing checks during the week of October 7, 2019.

IMPORTANT: If your winnings exceeded a total of $600 we will need a W-9 form filled out in order to process your check. For those bowlers whom we do not have a W-9 on file (or if we did have a W-9 on file and your address has changed) you will be receiving an email with a W-9 form from Jim Welch. Please complete and return the W-9 as soon as possible to ensure a speedy payout of your prize money.

Once again we’d like to thank everyone for competing in this year’s Pete. We will have information for the 2020 Petersen Classic released in the coming weeks – stay tuned!

News from the “Pete”

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: The Golden Gates have officially closed for the last time at the 2019 / 109th edition of the Petersen Classic and we’d like to congratulate our new Champion, Kenny Calkins III from Des Moines, IA. Kenny claims the top spot with his first place score of 1,599 that he shot on July 20.

The UNOFFICIAL final standings for all categories have been posted. PLEASE NOTE: The current standings are abbreviated and may not reflect the total number of places being paid in a category. Complete standings with prize amounts will be updated after we’ve had some time to audit and verify all entries.

THANK YOU to all bowlers who came out this year to take on the challenge of the famed Petersen Classic. We hope to see you in 2020 for the 110th edition of the Pete!