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RULES

The tournament is open bowlers 16 years of age.  Non USBC members can qualify for entry by purchasing an affiliate membership for $25.00 or by paying $25.00 participation fee for adults or $4.00 to youth bowlers.

USBC Youth averages will be used only if USBC adult averages are not applicable.  Summer league averages will not be considered.  Youth prizes will be paid in the form of a scholarship unless a parent form is received.

 

Non USBC members can qualify for entry by purchasing and affiliate membership for $25.00 or by paying $25.00 participation fee for adults or $4.00 to youth bowlers.

 

Handicap is 80% of 230, not to exceed 68 pins per game for men and 80 pins per game for women.  Bowlers over 230 average will receive no handicap.

 

Bowlers may enter as often as they wish but only cash once with their highest four game score.  There will be prizes for the top bowlers for their best eight games scores with handicap.

 

Entrants will use the 2021-2022 highest certified average as a basis of handicap.  If a 2020–2021 average or any current average (21 games or more at the time of participation) shall exceed the 2021–2022 average by 10 or more pins, use the highest 2020-2021 or current high average to determine entering average. Entrants without a 2021-2022 certified average will use the higher average of 2020-2021 or current average of 21 games or more.  Entrants who ONLY have an average from a certified or non-certified sport condition league in any reason listed on lines 5,6 or 7 will use that average as it converts on the USBC Sports Bowling Average Adjustment Chart.  All others will bowl at a 230 average.

 

You may enter to optional Doubles with any bowler on your squad by paying $10 per team ($8 price fee and $2 expense fee per team).  The prize fee will be returned 100% and there will be at least one prize for each ten entries.  You may enter as many times as you wish.  Prize list determined by total pin fall for the four games with handicap.  You may cash once with the same partner.

 

Seniors (age 50 and above) may enter a special senior division by paying $20 ($18 prize fee and $2 expense).  The prize fee will be returned 100% and there will be at least one prize for each ten entries.  For those seniors 65 and older that enter but do not cash in Seniors, there will be 10 additional prizes paid to Super Seniors (age 65 and older).

 

If a bowler is entered in the regular tournament and wants to enter the Scratch division, the additional fee is $30 ($27 prize fee and $3 expense).  The prize fee will be returned 100% and there will be at least one prize for each ten entries.

If a female wants to enter the Ladies division, the fee is $20 ($18 prize fee and $2 expense).  The prize fee will be returned 100% and there will be at least one prize for each ten entries. 

 

Squad organizers can be eligible for special prizes if they organize 24 or more bowlers (an organizer must have 24 bowlers paid in full before their score is eligible).

 

Bowlers who have been PBA Tour, PWBA Tour or WBT members in the last 10 years and participated in 10 or more events in any one season of the PBA, PWBA or WBT schedule or won one event are ineligible.

 

All entrants must provide full details of any rerate of disqualification and must report all winnings valued at $1000 or more from any tournament or event in previous 24 months and/or possible winnings from a current tournament not yet paid off.  In addition, all entrants must be able to provide all actual scores from any tournament bowled in previous 24 months.  See USBC Rule 319 c, d and e.  All average information, tournament scores and tournament winnings must be submitted prior to bowling.

Entrants must check-in one hour prior to starting time.  Participants who have not arrived within 15 minutes of starting time may lose their reservations.  Entrants arriving late will get zero pins for frames missed or be assigned another squad time.

 

It is the entrant’s responsibility to report errors in scoring to a staff member and to verify the accuracy of all averages and information requested.  Averages submitted which are lower than the correct average will result is disqualification.  Averages submitted which are higher than the correct average shall remain in effect and prize winnings will be based on the submitted average, unless an extension form is signed prior to the start of bowling.

 

Tournament management reserves the right to weigh and/or check the balance and/or the surface hardness of bowling balls.  If the equipment is not within USBC specification, the contestant will be disqualified.  Bowling balls can be checked for compliance for an additional fee prior to the start of the bowler’s squad.

 

It is the entrant’s responsibility to correctly report onto the recap sheet the last three numbers/letters of each bowling ball serial number used in tournament play.

 

Any bowler scoring 1033 or higher must complete and return as affidavit, supplied by tournament staff, within 10 days.  Failure to report complete data in due time will result in disqualification unless a 10 day extension is granted in writing, extending the due date.

Tournament committee reserves the right to deny entry, to re-rate average, settle disputes and to disqualify bowlers.  If a re-rated average is not accepted before bowling, a refund will be offered.  No other refunds will be given however every attempt will be made to reschedule any entrant who misses their assigned squad time.  An entrant who violates the rules of this tournament shall forfeit their entry fee and any rights to claim any prize awarded in this event.  All entrants agree there is no liability on the part of the BMC or its staff or officers to the entrant.

 

In the event of machinery or equipment breakdown the tournament reserves the right to move bowlers and/or assign bowlers to another squad time.  In the event of lost scores, the tournament reserves the right to have lost frames re-bowled.

 

The Tournament and Lynwood Bowl are not responsible for injuries which may be sustained while bowling.

 

Premature termination brought about by war, national emergency, fire, strikes, lockouts and etc., or other reasons beyond the control of the BMC shall cause the prize fund to be prorated in accordance to the number of entries bowled number of entries bowled at the time of termination.

 

Employees of the BMC and Lynwood Bowl are not eligible to enter or accept prize payoff checks.

Closing date for entries in July 16, 2023.  Any squad organizer(s) that have reservations the last week-end of the tournament, will need to have each spot paid for in full AT LEAST two weeks prior or that spot will be given to the next bowler.

No personal checks will be accepted unless submitted at least 21 days prior to scheduled bowling date, unless it is the last three weeks; then none will be accepted.

 

Special squads may be scheduled upon request.

 

There will be a minimum $30.00 fee for each returned check.  Bowlers failing to repay entries and fees will forfeit any rights to claim and prize awarded in this event.  See USBC Rule 17b, Item 3.

 

In the event of a power failure the last weekend of the tournament, the tournament management reserves the right to reschedule those bowlers to complete their series from point of interruption.  In the event of lost scores, the tournament reserves the right to have lost frames re-bowled.  All bowlers with deposits paid prior to 11:30 pm the last day of the tournament can be rescheduled.

 

DISCLOSURE: The BMC agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Brunswick Bowling harmless from any all claims, liabilities, actions or lawsuits of any kind of nature relating to arising out of the BMC including payment of all reasonable BMC attorney’ fees and costs incurred in defense of any action or suit should Brunswick Bowling elect to provide its own defense except where any such claim, liability, action or lawsuit arises out of gross negligence of willful misconduct of Brunswick Bowling. 
 

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