There are many different ways to run a bowling tournament. The PBA runs their events one way, 40-Frame Game association runs their events another way, and many smaller tournament directors run their events in yet other ways. There is no set way to run a tournament, and any given format has its plusses and minuses, but all can be very successful if run the right way. Below is a list of the many different types of tournaments that are running today, along with a general description of how they run.
If you know of any tournament formats that are not mentioned in here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the format type, and description of the format, and we'll get it added to the list.