Lakeside Recreation Center Tournament Page

Future Events:

July Handicap Team Tournament

1st Saturday Scratch Eliminator

Lakside Handicap Eliminator

House Championship - April 2024 - Exclusive to Lakeside League Bowlers Only!

Online Tournament Results Current and past events: Tournament Bowl

Concluded Events:

Handicap Team Tournament  - July 7th - July 28th 

2022-2023 House Championship - Exclusive to Lakeside Bowlers - April 2023

April 10, 2024

The July House Team Tournament is back again this summer. Entry forms are available in the center and available on our website. 

Our success has been the trade off.  Our Tournament Director Brian Prestopic has been so successful in getting 100% seller outs for our tournaments so there has been no need to promote these events here on our website. - Hopefully, we can improve on this!

September 16, 2023

Illinois State Bowling Propritor Events slated for the 2023-2024 Season, mark your calendar now for this future events!

Beat The Champs Tournament at Lakeside Recreation Center  The 61st Storm & PBA "Beat the Champs" in-house qualifying is scheduled to take place during the week of December 3rd to 9th, 2023. For leagues that meet less frequently, with dates falling outside of this qualifying window, we will provide them with an opportunity to qualify within their respective leagues.

If you happen to advance from Lakeside, please note that the Zone Roll Offs Center is still awaiting confirmation, tentatively the dates of February 18th, 24th, and 25th, 2024 are slated for the next round. Make sure to mark your calendars for the Stormtastic Finals in the Men's, Women's, and Youth Divisions, which will be hosted at Mardi Gras Lanes in Dekalb on March 17, 2024.

Coors Pins-Over-Average Tournament qualifier at Lakeside Recreation CenterThe Coors Light/PBA Pins-Over-Average in-house qualifier is scheduled to run for two weeks, from February 17th to March 2, 2024. If you advance from Lakeside, the Zone roll-off location is still pending confirmation, with event dates set for April 13th-14th and 20th-21st, 2024.

Mark your calendars for the 44th annual Finals, which will take place at Pheasant Lanes in Bloomington on May 4, 2024.

Miller Lite Baket Blast Tournament qualifier at Lakeside Reacreation Center We're excited to announce a new addition to the 2023-2024 season: the Miller Lite Baker Blast Tournament. Stay tuned for forthcoming details on the event format. Our In-House qualifier is set to take place from October 7th to December 2nd, 2023. Teams that make it through this stage will compete between December 3rd and 9th, 2023. The ultimate showdown, the State Finals, will be hosted at Stardust Bowl in Addison.

ISBPA Youth Events

Storm Illinoos State BPA Beat The Champs Youth Contest at Lakeside Recreation Center The Youth Beat The Champ in-house qualifying is scheduled for the week of December 3rd-9th, 2023. We're delighted to announce that Lakeside Recreation Center will generously sponsor the entry fees for all our Youth bowlers participating in this event. As for the sectionals, we are still finalizing the location, but we are tentatively planning for the dates of February 18th, 24th, and 25th, 2024. Don't forget to save the date for the Stormtastic Finals of the Youth Divisions, which will take place at Mardi Gras Lanes in Dekalb on March 17, 2024.

Storm ISBPA Storm/Roto Grip Youth Handicap Singles Tournament at Lakeside Recreation CenterThis is an exciting new opportunity for our youth bowlers at Lakeside this year. The in-league qualifier for this event is set to take place from February 17th to March 9, 2024. Qualified kids will then advance to an in-center roll-off scheduled between March 16th and the 23rd, 2024. The State Championship will be the grand finale, happening at Town & County Bowling in Joliet on May 18th and 19th, 2024.

August 29, 2023

Exciting Updates at Lakeside Recreation Center!

Our tournament lineup is expanding at Lakeside Recreation Center, and we're thrilled to share some important updates with you. We've revamped our website to feature the highly anticipated fall/winter singles tournaments for both the 1st Saturday Eliminator and the Handicap Eliminator. What's even more exciting is that, for the 2023-2024 season, the Handicap Eliminator will now take place on various Friday and Saturday nights. Please make sure to carefully review our event flyers for the specific dates and times.

Attention, Lakeside league bowlers! Our House Championship has undergone some exciting changes for the 2023-2024 season. We're delighted to announce that we'll be awarding eight complimentary entries to this year's event. These coveted entries will be presented to one outstanding man and one exceptional woman in each of our four average categories. But that's not all – bowlers will also have the chance to earn entries into the House Championship by participating in our Intra-League qualifiers throughout the season. For comprehensive details and the entry form with all the rules, please visit our House Championship Tournament page.

Stay tuned for an action-packed season at Lakeside Recreation Center, filled with thrilling tournaments and opportunities for bowlers of all levels.

August 10, 2023

Introducing Our Newest Event: The Mixed Baker Challenge is now now online. Secure your spot in this exclusive 24-team limited field event by making a reservation today. For comprehensive event information, entry forms, and rules, simply follow the provided link. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exciting competition!

August 7, 2023

The Handicap Team tournament standings are now official. Bowlers have 10 days to dispute or inquire this event. The events prize fund will be posted and paid out promptly after the inquiry deadline. 

May 31, 2023

We have finalized our 2023-24 Scratch / Handicap Eliminator Schedule. The 1st Saturday will remain our Scratch Eliminators. Due to potenial league expansion/lane availability our 3rd Friday Handicap Eliminators will be moving to the 5th Friday of the month. We also will be adding a couple new events to our schedule this year. A handicap baker and a scratch baker event. We also will be raising entry fees for the Eliminators beginning in September. ($45 Advanced / $50 Walk-in and increasing the prize fund $13 Linage / $32 Prize)

Scratch Events 6:00 PM Check-In 7:00 PM Bowl 
October 7, 2023
November 4, 2023 - Special Start Time 6:30 Check In 7:30 Start
December 2, 2023
January 6, 2024
February 3, 2024
March 2, 2024
April 6, 2024
May 4, 2024

5th Friday Handicap (6:30 Check-In / Bowl 7:30)
September 29, 2023
March 29, 2024

Baker Events
September 30, 2023 - Handicap Baker
March, 30, 2024  - Scratch Baker

May 24, 2023

Lakeside will be hosting three of the Greater Lake County USBC Tournament duing the 2023-2024 season. As soon as the association makes these event flyers available we will create a page on our website to feature them and provide online access to the entry forms as well we will make them available in our center. 

April 7, 2023

Our 3rd Annual Summer Doubles Tournament filled in 24 hours after being posted to Facebook! Here is the link to our Facebook Page. We are still accepting entries for our waiting list. If you are interested in getting on this waiting list email Brian at:

Our website has also been updated with the Summer Sweepers, both the Scratch and Handicap events are on one flyer for all summer dates. 

March 5, 2023

Summer dates for our popular monthly house Handicap, Scratch and Doubles tournaments have been set. The Scratch Event will remain on the 1st Saturday of the Month. The Handicap event will move to the 2nd. Saturday of the month. 

Scratch Dates: May 6, June 3, July 1, and August 5, 2023

Handicap Dates: May 13, June 10, and August 12, 2023

The popular Summer Doubles Event wil lbe Saturday, August 19th. 

All dates are subject to change, entry forms will be made available soon for these events. 

February 10, 2023

Bookmark this page and visit often. 

Lakeside Recreation Center already know for its monthly Scratch and Handicap tournaments is introducing a Handicap Team Tournament for the 2023 Summer! This event will run from July 7, 2023, through July 29, 2023. Squads days will be Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday and Sundays at Noon and 4:00 PM. The final squad Saturday, July 29th will feature three squads at Noon, 4:00 PM, and 8:00 PM.

This event is open to teams made of all Men, Women, or Mixed and will feature a 90% of 900 Team Handicap. 

Optional Singles are available, $5.00 Entry per Event. 

Entry is $120.00 per team, ($80/Prize Fund $40/Linage Expenses) 

Side Pots and Brackets will be available during the Squads. 

Entry forms can be dropped off at the center or emailed to the Tournament Director Brian Prestopic

Reservations are now being accepted. Email: or call 847-949-5700

Visit this event on our website.


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