Wow, I might be sold. If there is opportunity for 170-180 avg bowlers t pick up ten grand, I like it.
That was his second win. I don't know what he won in the first one. I do know that you get /some/ money just for making it to the semi-finals. You get bonus pins for future events when you don't advance.
The first time I saw an ABT event, the guy's son won $2500.
Locally at least, they also have drawings for ball give-aways. You can enter side bets as well. Still, it isn't cheap at $55+ to enter. I mean, even as a guest, you have to pay to enter.
If you do join as a member, find a member's name to write down on your application. In my area, if you get a certain number of people to join, you get, I believe, a lifetime membership. It would be nice to help someone else along that path. ^_-
I'm not really trying to promote ABT; just throwing out some data. It would be les expensive to just do virtual tournaments really. A VT uses your league scores.
I /might/ do an ABT tournament as a guest very soon, just because it's 5-minutes away from home and my wife will be competing in it. She's a veteran. I...I'm not technically ready for it, but with a big handicap, I'd like to see what might happen. haha