Potlicker Tournament


The Potlicker tournament is the first highly competitive tournament of the season. A potlicker is a bowler who is hungry for a win, no matter how out of shape or practice they are. Participants determine their own pairs teams. The entry fee, goes towards the cash prize (pot), that is awarded to the winners. First place team wins 50% of the total pot. Teams earn points based on whether they win or lose and by how much each game. At the end of play, the top scoring team is declared the tournament winner and will have their names laser engraved on the potlicker trophy in the MLPLBA clubhouse.

2022 Tournament Information

  • Date: Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12 (if needed)
  • Format: Pairs, 14-end games 
  • Entry fee:$60 cash per team (please pay entry fee in cash in advance)
  • Draw Time: 8:00 AM
  • Start Time: 8:15 AM
  • Attire: Matching team uniforms
  • Tournament Director: Jim Grzybowski  jjg042@aol.com


  • Must be a member of MLPLBA or Bowls USA or World Bowls.
  • Sign-up by contacting Jim Grzybowski at jjg042@aol.com
  • Deadline: Thursday, June 7

2021 Potlicker Winners

Winners: Mark Mathwig, Bob Schneider


2nd Place: Tony Baer (Indiana), Rob Behncke

2020 Potlicker Winners
Bob Schneider & Brian Schieble