**FINALS UPDATE**

Beat The Champs woman's finals and men's finals are now posted on the results page! Congratulations to Anne Cannon out of Skyway Bowl and Martin Rosales out of Bowlero River Grove for winning the $7500 and an extra $500 towards their leagues prize funds for 100% league participation! Great bowling! Please check out our new tournament galleries to see all the action!

HAMMER BOWLING

Thank you to our sponsor Hammer Bowling Products for their new and continuing support! We are proud to have our first new sponsor in over 40 years...After all NOTHING HITS LIKE A HAMMER!

VISIT SITE

RESULTS

Standings for sectionals and finals are located here! If you are not familiar with BPA sections please refer to our center list below!


FINAL STANDINGS

PARTICIPATING CENTERS

Curious if your home center is an active participant of BTC? Find out by clicking below! All active centers are listed under their corresponding section

CENTERS

TOURNAMENT
SCHEDULE

Stay up to date with the full Beat The Champs schedule and never miss an event!


SCHEDULE

TOURNAMENT
GALLERY

Missed out on all the action? Check out our Beat The Champs galleries to see all the amazing moments!



WOMEN'S GALLERY MEN'S GALLERY

WHAT IS BEAT THE CHAMPS?


Chicago-land bowling's #1 charity event of the year! A total of $16,296.50 was generated for Charity from the 2017-18 Chicago Sun-Times/BPA “Beat the Champions” Contest. This brings our Beat the Champs total for all charitable causes to $2,872,914.93 since inception of the contest in 1961. All charity proceeds are awarded to local area charities which can be found in a full list below. This charity event is open for week only to both sanctioned and unsanctioned league members that bowl within participating BTC centers. Bowlers who wish to enter will pay a $3 entry fee and take their own scratch series from that night plus a defined BTC handicap. Highest scoring participants from each center will be sent to the next round of play bringing them closer to the grand prize! Number of bowlers taken from each center may vary.
TOURNAMENT RULES LIST OF CHARITIES HANDICAP CHART

MEET THIS YEARS CHAMPS

2019 - 2020 TARGET SHOW

Every year our two "champs"bowl on live television to establish the pro target scores. These target scores represent a fun an exhilarating benchmark for participants. Any bowler who "Beats The Champ" will receive a small prize as a token of outstanding achievement! Due to changes in this years tournament sponsorships we are not able to provide a target show until next years tournament. This years target "selection" show has aired on Facebook live, which you can check out below!

MEET SHANNON O'KEEFE

Shiloh, Illinois (R) Age: 40
Shannon O’Keefe was named the 2019 PWBA Player of the Year winning four titles last year. She was also the PWBA Player of the Year in 2018. Since 2015 she has won 13 PWBA titles, including 3 majors. She has been a Team USA member for 16 consecutive years, dating back to 2005 and has won numerous international titles. In 2014 Shannon became Women’s Head Coach of the McKendree University Bearcats and led her team to the NCAA Women’s Championship title in 2017 and has been named Coach of the Year three times. O’Keefe is a Hammer Pro Staff Member and has been married to Bryan, who is Director of Bowling for McKendree University for 14 years, Prior to her bowling success, O'Keefe was a first team all-American centerfielder in softball while attending Portland State University.


MEET DOM BARRETT

Colchester, England (R) Age:34
Dom Barrett has won 8 PBA titles, including 2 majors, the WSOB V in 2013 and the 2018 US Open, defeating Jakob Butturff in title match 207-206. Most recently he won the 2019 Kuwait Open beating Icelander Arnar Jonsson 289-235 and 278-277 in two-game title match. Barrett was named the 2008, '09, '10 World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year. He won the 2016 World Bowling Tour men's final by defeating Mike Fagan 300-256 in championship match. Barrett is a Brunswick Pro Staff Member. He won the PBA Scorpion Open in his second Tour season for first career title in 2011-12 and defeated Sean Rash 247-204 in championship match to become only the second English player to win a PBA Tour title. Dom is married and has one son, and owns two PBA regional titles..
Our pros have been shooting target scores since 1961! To view a list of them all and their amazing target scores, click below
FULL LIST