For Centers

STORM Lightning Rounds – a world-unique worldwide online bowling tournament. All participation takes place in Lanetalk-connected bowling center, played in the Lanetalk app.

CENTERS - join now!

Proprietors, it’s free to add your center to the largest bowling tournament in the world! Bowlers, just pay your lineage at the center and join the tournament. There are no additional tournament fees.

The key factors for increased profit

Bowling centers that share and communicate with their customers also earned the most. We suggest you put up a show! Do the following 3 actions to get customers rolling in (pun intended):

Use your Facebook to increase awareness about the tournament.

Put up posters on the walls of your bowling center. Put information on the tables. Be creative!

Talk to your customers and spread the word! Relations build retention, as marketers say.

FORMAT & SCHEDULE

Qualification Rounds will be played in two different groups before all finalists will be merge into one final bracket. During Qualification players have a maximum of 20 attempts to record their highest scratch score for a 2 consecutive games total pinfall.

In the finals, you will have less attempts for each round. In the last two rounds of the event participants will have 1 attempt to bowl the highest scratch game. The Grande finale is played through a 1 game format in three steps until we have a WINNER.

Qualification A+B
Duration

June 21st – July 11th

Players
Open for everyone, 18 years and above

Format
2 consecutive games, scratch score

Entries
Maximum of 20 attempts

Entry fee
Free, but the eventual cost for lane rental may apply

Lane pattern
Free of choice

Cut to
2 500 in each group

Final Round 1
Duration

July 13th – July 18th

Players
5 000

Format
2 consecutive games, scratch score

Entries
Maximum of 5 attempts

Lane pattern
Free of choice

Cut to
1 000

Final Round 2
Duration

July 20th – July 25th

Players
1 000

Format
2 consecutive games, scratch score

Entries
Maximum of 4 attempts

Lane pattern
Free of choice

Cut to
4

Final Round 3
Day

July 31st

Players
4

Format
1 game scratch score

Entries
1 attempt

Lane pattern
Free of choice

Cut
2

Final Round 4
Day

July 31st

Players
2

Format
1 game scratch score

Entries
1 attempt

Lane pattern
Free of choice

The Grand Finale will be live-streamed and the winner will be the first Lightning Rounds Champion!

Tournament rules

All participating centers need to be open during the whole tournament. If any of your participating bowlers qualify for the final, you will need to assist your finalist during the Grand Finale. That includes helping in the setting up of the mobile camera for the live streaming.

Detailed tournament rules

It is only allowed to play standard bowling. No other forms of play such as no-tap or others. Players who do this will be disqualified and forever excluded from play in our tournaments.

We have an algorithm that identifies deviating games that provide a dedicated team with a basis for possible disqualification. We take this very seriously.

The tournament welcomes all players, 18 years of age and above. The player has to be able to provide a photocopy of an ID or passport presenting the name and age of the registered player.

We love all the support that we receive from our partners at the bowling centers. However, this tournament is only open for their customers and not employees at the center.

Over $10.000 worth of Storm bowling products, digital services and unique collectibles. Detailed Prize fund (PDF)

Join the movement

Our experience is that bowlers really like to compete against others all over the world, no matter their level.  As a bowling center, you have everything to gain from activating Lanetalk. When activated, you can create your own competitions in your center, at the same time offering your customers to challenge their friends in Matches between them only. On top of this gathering stats based on all this, presented in the app. Be a part of digitizing bowling based on games played in your center. See the previous youtube clip.