Registration Now Open For 2019 Howie Kolhoff Invitational

The annual Howie Kolhoff Invitational is now accepting entries for the 2019 event to be held at Eastway Bowl on February 23 & 24.

Below you will find details for the 2019 event. This information was distributed via email by Kim Rote, Howie Kolhoff Invitational Committee Chairperson.



Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Howie Kolhoff Invitational. The Howie Kolhoff Committee has been working very hard the past several months to bring you a bigger and better event for 2019.

Attached for your convenience [see below] are the entry form and tournament rules for the 6th Annual Howie Kolhoff Invitational. The event will be held the weekend of February 23 & 24 at Eastway Bowl in Sioux Falls, SD. This youth bowling event is presented in celebration of past Washington High School Bowling Coach, Howie Kolhoff. Howie’s passing in 2013 was unexpected but his spirit lives on through the promotion of bowling in our youth community. Tournament invitations have been extended to teams in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.

Highlights for the 2019 event –

  • Two-day event offering multiple days of bowling
  • USBC sanctioned and unsanctioned high school bowlers welcome **NEW**
  • Top qualifying teams in each division earn scholarship money **NEW**
  • 2 shifts for team/individual qualifying on Saturday with double-elimination Baker match play on Sunday for top 16 teams in each division
  • Single-elimination consolation Baker match play on Sunday for teams not qualifying for double-elimination Baker match play **NEW**
  • All-Tournament Team honors for the top 6 boy and top 6 girl bowlers
  • $5000 guaranteed scholarship money based on full team enrollment
  • 8:1 scholarship payout to winning teams with individual medals for top 2 teams in each division
  • On-site raffle benefitting 2020 scholarship funds ($1100 earned for 2019 scholarship funds at 2018 event)
  • Event t-shirt offering **NEW**

Entry fee is $150. All entries due February 10, 2019. Approximately 16 Girls and 30 Boys/Co-Ed teams will be accepted. Completed entries will be accepted on a first come/first serve basis. The number of entries in each division may be adjusted based on number of registrations received. Participating schools may enter multiple teams based on tournament rules. No entries will be accepted after February 15.

Two qualifying shifts will be available based on number of entries received ~ 11am and 3:30pm. All teams should select their ‘preferred’ qualifying shift on their entry form. The first 32 entries will be assigned to 11am shift. If more than 32 entries are received, teams originally requesting 3:30pm shift will be contacted by Tournament Staff and given first opportunity to change to the 3:30pm shift. Final shift assignments will be communicated one week prior to event.

Mail completed entry forms and payment to:

Howie Kolhoff Invitational
Attn: Kim Rote
815 South Sneve Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Make checks payable to: Howie Kolhoff Invitational

Email confirmation will be sent for each received entry. Entries exceeding the maximum number of entries allowed per division will be placed on a wait list and held until February 18. Entries on the wait list may be accepted based on cancelations. Entries not accepted for the event will be returned.

All unsanctioned bowlers will be required to complete a sanction registration form at check in. No payment required. Any unsanctioned bowler receiving scholarship money will be sanctioned by the tournament staff and the sanction fee will be deducted from the scholarship funds prior to establishing SMART account for recipient. If no scholarship money is awarded, sanction registration will be shredded by tournament staff or returned to bowler if requested.

We are working with several hotels in the area to offer you discounted rates during your stay in Sioux Falls. The first hotel is detailed below. We will keep you informed as more hotels become available.

Best Western Empire Towers
4100 West Shirley Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 361-3118

Block Name: Howie Kolhoff Bowling
Room Rate: $79.99 (+applicable taxes)

Please contact hotel for room variations available and options for upgrading. Rooms will be held at this price until February 7 or until no more rooms are available. After this date there is no guarantee on room rate.

Any questions regarding the tournament or the entry process can be directed to the tournament committee at

Stay up to date with all the action by liking us on Facebook at Howie Kolhoff Invitational and checking out our tournament web page at Eastway Bowl and Facebook @howiekolhoffinvitational.

If you are no longer coaching high school bowling or have moved on from the team you coached last year, please share this information with the current coaching staff or any team that may be interested in participating.

Thank you and we’re looking forward to seeing you February 23 & 24 at the 6th Annual Howie Kolhoff Invitational.

Kim Rote
Howie Kolhoff Invitational Committee Chairperson


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