The Southern Oregon Bowling Association (SOBA) is an annual tour of scratch bowling tournaments. There is roughly one tournament per month from September through April.
You can bowl in these tournaments as a guest or a regular member. Members generate points in each tournament they bowl and those that bowl in enough events and generate enough points have a shot at bowling in the Grand Finals, an invitation only event at the end of the year.
The SOBA events are usually well attended running from 60-90 entries per tournament with entries trending upwards in recent years.
On the tour stops events typically play on house shot variants and occasional sport patterns. Pattern information for each event is not typically released prior to bowling.
Common tour stops include tournaments in the following:
- Hanscam’s Bowl, Klamath Falls, OR
- Epicenter Bowl, Klamath Falls, OR
- Lava Lanes, Bend, OR
- Lava Lanes, Medford, OR
- Caveman Bowl, Grants Pass, OR
- Ten Down Bowling Center, Roseburg, OR
- Emerald Lanes, Eugene OR
- North Bend Lanes, North Bend, OR
You can learn more about The SOBA bowling tournaments of south Oregon on their main website: http://www.thesoba.com/ or on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Southern-Oregon-Bowlers-Association-104298426295141/