News from the “Pete”!

UPDATED 5/11/2021: We have two weekends of Petersen Classic competition in the books and Jimmy Snowden from Gladstone, MO still sits at the top of our singles leader board with his 1,556. Jimmy has led these year’s Pete out of the gate when he bowled the first squad on Saturday, May 1.

Rounding out the top 5 spots in singles are Chris Rodriguez (Kansas City, KS) with a 1,530, Don Ware III (Kansas City, KS) with a 1,502, Jason Morgan (Industry, PA) with a 1,487, and Tim Barth (Huntley, IL) with a 1,453.

Braden Kidd (Plainfield, IL), a youth bowler competing for SMART scholarships, is in 9th place with a 1,387. Youth bowlers and parents take note: Bowlero Corp. has stepped up to help promote youth bowling and scholarship awards and are guaranteeing a $2,500 SMART scholarship for first place in the Youth Division of this year’s Petersen Classic. Tell all your friends!

There are still openings available for this year’s Pete and we have room for full squads, small groups and individuals. If you are interested in bowling in the 2021 Petersen Classic, please contact Trista Kimmes at (651) 399-9339 or by email at We hope to see you at the 2021 Pete!

News from the “Pete”!

Updated May 1, 2021 – The 2021 Petersen Classic is now underway!

We have had many of bowlers and Squad Organizers inquire about the COVID restrictions that will be in effect during this year’s Pete. With the battle against COVID heading in the right direction we are happy to announce that we can relax the restrictions that were in place in 2020. Here are some of the details as of today:

SPECTATORS: Yes, spectators and guests will be allowed during this year’s Petersen Classic.

MASK POLICY: For the safety of our Bowlers and Guests, the following mask policies will be in effect during the Petersen Classic. These policies are in line with both state and local mandates and MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Bowlers are NOT required to wear a mask while bowling, in the settee area or inside the Petersen Arena. Bowlers MUST wear a mask when outside the Petersen arena or when visiting other areas of the Center (bar, rest room, etc.). Spectators MUST wear a mask at all times when inside the Center.

We have plenty of openings available for this year’s Pete and can accommodate full squads, small groups and individuals. If you are interested in bowling in the 2021 Petersen Classic, please contact Trista Kimmes at (651) 399-9339 or by email at We hope to see you at the 2021 Pete!

News from the “Pete”

The Petersen Classic Moves to Bowlero Wauwatosa in 2021
Legendary 100-year-old Tournament Rolls on and Relocates to New Bowlero Center

New York, NY – One of the nation’s longest-running, premier bowling events, The Petersen Classic, will return to the lanes in 2021 with a new home, Bowlero Wauwatosa in Wisconsin, for its milestone 100th anniversary year.

The 100-year-old bowling tournament, founded in 1921 by Louis P. Petersen at Archer-35th Recreation in Chicago is a tournament bowler’s destination event, bringing in thousands of bowlers from all over the country year after year. The Midwestern tradition will continue as the event moves to Wauwatosa, just outside of Milwaukee.

The new host center, located at 11737 West Burleigh St., is in a central location for bowlers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Chicago.

“Bowlero Wauwatosa is a natural fit to host the Petersen,” said Mike Sledz, Director of League Development at Bowlero Corp. “The center is conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest and has a long history of hosting successful tournaments for both youth and adults. We couldn’t be more excited to see our bowlers get back on the lanes and compete.”

The 2021 Petersen Classic will begin on Friday, April 30 and run through Labor Day weekend.

Bowlers who are interested in signing up early can do so by contacting Trista Kimmes at (651) 399-9339 or Entry fees are $100 per bowler.

Entry forms and more details are available at

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News from the “Pete”

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2020: Petersen Bowlers and Fans – the official final standings for this year’s 110th edition of the Petersen Classic have been posted on the standings page of our website. Congratulations again to our new Champion Brian Waliczek from Frankenmuth, MI who claimed the top spot with his first place score of 1,627!

We’d like to share a SPECIAL thank you to all of our dedicated Squad Organizers and bowlers who participated as this was a very challenging year for everyone. Petersen bowlers wanted to bowl, so we knew we needed to do everything possible to make this year’s Classic happen. We hope that by doing so we were able to provide even the smallest sense of “normalcy” to the bowling community.

We will begin processing check this week. 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 contacted by email. Please complete and return the W-9 as soon as possible to ensure a speedy payout of your prize money.

Thanks again to all Petersen Classic bowlers, Squad Organizers and fans for your continued support – we’ll see you next year at the Pete!

News from the “Pete”

UPDATED September 11, 2020: We have posted the “official” final position standings in each category for the 100th Petersen on our website. If you see an error or feel that something has been omitted, please contact us immediately! The deadline for contesting any posted standings will be the end of day on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: The posted standings do NOT reflect the actual number of positions being paid. We are currently finalizing the prize lists and will have those posted with the standings next week. Thanks again to everyone who supported the Pete in this most unusual year!