The Times - The PBA50 South Shore Open will get rolling Monday at Olympia Lanes in Hammond. This will mark the 14th year the senior bowling tournament has been held in Northwest Indiana.

On Monday, the public is invited to bowl with a pro during a 3-6-9 tournament in the Pro-Am, where each bowler will receive an automatic strike in the third, sixth and ninth frame.

Adults may register to play for $25, and children may register for $10. Games begin at 1, 3 and 6 p.m. Children will play for trophies and plaques and adults will compete for cash prizes.

The best 120 senior bowlers from across the nation will participate in the PBA50 tournament Tuesday through Thursday. Games begin at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday, qualifying players will go head-to-head in best-of-three series. Players qualifying 25 through 40 will begin at 9 a.m. and the winners, as well as players qualifying 17 through 24, will begin at 10:30.

In best-of-five games, winners from the previous matches and players qualifying 9 through 16 will begin at 12:30 p.m., and winners and players qualifying 1 through 8 will bowl at 2 p.m. A round of eight, best-of-three series will begin at 5 p.m. and the finals will start at 7.

The public is invited to watch as the tournament takes place. Admission is free. For more information, visit