USBC CERTIFIED RULES
Entry is open to all USBC Bowlers; Non-members may qualify by paying an unattached
membership fee of $22.00. Bowlers MUST show their USBC card at check in.
Handicap will be
based on 90% of the difference between entrants highest league average and a scratch average of 220. The maximum handicap
will be 60 pins per line. (ALL FRACTIONS WILL BE DROPPED)
Rule #319A-2 Averages used will be those of entrant’s highest league 2017-2018 average based on 21
games in an USBC sanctioned league. Any entrant not having an established winter league average will use his/her highest
current league average of 21 games as of January 1st, 2019. Any bowler whose highest current average is 10
pins or more above his last season’s average must use his highest current average. Members
who do not have an acceptable average may enter the tournament at 220 scratch or their NE Tournament average for the previous
Rule #319A-3 Bowlers are responsible for verifying their own average
whether submitted by the bowler, the team captain or others. If the submitted average is lower than required and results
in a lower classification or more handicap, the bowler(s) score is disqualified. (Correction of average may be made
up to the completion of the first game of the series)
Rule #317 An entrant may compete more than once in the Teams, Doubles, and singles events; however, subject to these
conditions: Not more than three players on one team can place more than once in the prize list standings. In no case
shall the same two-person team be permitted to place more than once in the prize list for doubles event position standing.
Bowlers may bowl singles more than once, but may cash only once.
Teams may consist
of any combination of 5 bowlers.
Rule #319D Any bowler who has qualified for
cash or merchandise prize of $600.00 or more in the position standings prize list in any event in a tournament within the
last 12-month period must submit a list of winnings to the tournament management.
Rule #319E All entrants are required to be familiar with USBC Rule 319E re-rating requirements
and comply with all requirements in each separate event. The tournament has the right to adjust, reject, or reclassify any
entry without penalty prior to the time of bowling in each separate event. A bowler participating more
than once in the Team or Doubles events must count his/her FIRST score for all- events.
All prize money will be returned 100% in the event collected; 50% scratch – 50%
handicap. There will be at least one prize for each 10 entries in the Teams, Doubles, and Singles, and one prize for
each 20 entries in the all events. Cash prizes in all events will be awarded equally for scratch and handicap performances.
No bowler can cash in on both. He/She will be awarded only the scratch prize.
Bowlers may compete for All-Events prize money a maximum of 2 times. 1st
All-Events MUST be completed BEFORE an additional entry is accepted.
Bowlers who have not attained the age of 18 must have written consent of their parents or guardian.
It must be submitted to the Tournament Director before the time of bowling. The team captains or representative must check
in at least 30 minutes before scheduled bowling time. Substitutes must be present themselves 15 minutes before schedules
to bowl. Tardy players will start in the frame being bowled, with a zero being given for each frame missed.
Entries Close at 3:00PM March 10th, 2019
BE RECEIVED ½ HOUR PRIOR to Each Squad
Entry fee will be $30.00 per
person, per event. Prize fund $15.00 Bowling fee $12.00 Expense fee $3.00
No changes in the line-up will be allowed, except for making substitutions. No
pacers permitted. Only those entered or qualified substitutes may bowl. No team or individual shall be entitled
to a refund after a definite date has been assigned and confirmed.