State Tournament Rules

 

TOURNAMENT RULES

  1. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter any or all events of the tournament, a participant must be a resident of the State of Indiana, with proof of residency, and have a current Adult USBC or a Collegiate Adult membership. (PO Box numbers will not be accepted as a valid address.)A Non-Indiana resident who is eligible for another State association tournament shall be required to have a validated average of 21 games or more in the current season of an Indiana USBC certified league. Affiliate memberships are not allowed. No participant is eligible to compete more than once in singles or doubles.
  2. MULTIPLE PARTICIPATION: Multiple Participation will be allowed in team event (2 Times). At least two players in the team lineup must be different. A bowler’s first team event shall count towards their all events score.
  3. MEMBERSHIP: Team Captains, or each individual, must display USBC membership cards for all players at check-in for the Team Event. All individuals must display USBC membership cards at the Minor Events check-in.
  4. All team captains must be on hand and check in their lineup to the tournament office at least 30 minutes prior to the starting time of the squad. Substitutions of bowler for bowler must be made at least one (1) hour prior to the starting time. Any changes to the original entry in the order of bowling or switching doubles partners must be made at least 72 hours prior to the time of bowling. An all events entry cannot be transferred unless completed prior to either bowler having bowled in any event of the tournament.
  5. All Bowlers who were a member of the (PBA) at any time during the previous and current bowling season are limited to two (2) per team and one (1) per doubles.
  6. TOURNAMENT: This is a Handicap Tournament and the Team, Doubles, Singles and All Events will be conducted as follows: To the actual scores, a handicap of 90% shall be added to the difference between the bowler’s averages and 1100 for Team, 440 for Doubles, 220 for Singles and 220 for All Events. Any bowler having an average 220 or greater shall bowl from scratch in the Singles and All Events, but their actual average shall be used in the computation of the Team and Doubles handicap.
  7. AVERAGES: Averages for determining handicaps shall be as follows: The highest USBC sanctioned league average based on a minimum of 21 games for the immediate preceding season (Yearbook) winter, summer or *Sport or Challenge. *Sport or Challenge averages must be adjusted using the Sport or Challenge Bowling Average Adjustment Chart. If current average of 21 games or more as of one week prior to participation in the tournament is 10 or more pins above the preceding Season (Yearbook) (winter, summer or *Sport) average, that current average must be used. If participant has no average for the preceding season (Yearbook) winter, summer or *Sport or Challenge, current average of 21 games or more as of one week prior to participation in the tournament must be used. All others shall bowl from scratch (220). Youth averages are not used. Verification of average must be presented at time of bowling. USBC RULE 319 C & E WILL APPLY TO THIS TOURNAMENT AND ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO RE-RATING. All bowlers MUST report any average re-ratings, accepted or not accepted. No tournament prize winnings need be reported. Additional rules pertaining to averages will be forwarded with confirmations.
  8.  OPTIONAL EVENTS: There will be optional actual score events for Team, Doubles, Singles and All Events. All participants who have entered and paid the fees for the regular tournament may enter any or all of the optional events by payment of the optional fees. To enter Team actual, all team members must enter. To enter Doubles actual, both members must enter and they must also enter the Singles actual event. There will be no Doubles only or Singles only entries allowed. Any participant may enter All Events actual.
  9. PRIZE FEES: Prize fees will be returned 100% in prizes in all events both Handicap and Actual. Participant may cash in any event, Handicap and optional Actual, upon payment of the entry fee for that event.
  10. PRIZE RATIO: In the Handicap events, the ratio of prizes to the number of entries shall be a minimum in the Team event and Minor events one (1) for every six (6) and in the All events one (1) for every ten (10). The low prize for each event shall be at least $28.00 for Team, $12.00 for Doubles, $7.00 for Singles and $3.00 for All events. In the optional Actual events, the ratio of prizes to the number of entries shall be a minimum in all of the events of one (1) for every eight (8) The low prize for each event shall be at least $28.00 for Team, $12.00 for Doubles, $7.00 for Singles and $5.00 for All events.
  11. ENTRY FEES: The entry fee for each bowler will be $28.00 per event for Handicap Team, Doubles and Singles. The Handicap All events entry is optional with an entry fee of $3.00. Entry fees are disbursed as described on the entry blank. Entry fees for the optional Actual events will be $5.00 per event for Actual Team, Doubles, Singles and All events. Optional fees are to be returned 100%. Any bowler who places first in the Actual All events but has not entered and paid the optional fee, is eligible to only receive the Championship award, no cash prize.
  12. ALL BOWLERS MUST BE FINISHED BY THE COMPLETION OF THE ALLOCATED SQUAD TIMES.  The contract with the bowling centers is for the specified times only.  Your entry is your contract to complete your games within the specified time frame. Tournament management has the right to suspend bowling at end of the allotted time.
  13. RE-RACKS: No more than 3 will be permitted per participant per event, unless authorized by a designated tournament official.