TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR YEAR 2017

   RESERVED ENTRIES CLOSE FEBRUARY 8, 2017 - BUT, ENTRIES

   ACCEPTED AFTER FEBRUARY 8TH, IF SPOTS AVAILABLE.

NORTH and SOUTH SECTIONALS are separate and distinct tournaments.

YOU MAY BOWL IN ONE, OR BOTH SECTIONALS.  The prize list will be based on entries received for each sectional.

 

The ILLINOIS USBC BA STATE TOURNAMENT is certified by the United States Bowling Congress and as such will be governed by their rules and regulations.  Only members of the USBC are eligible to compete, but any eligible non-member may purchase an associate membership for $25.00, for which USBC will issue an associate membership card. We reserve the exclusive right to make any rule or issue any opinion not covered by the USBC and this judgment will be final, unless an appeal made to the USBC.

 

USBC MEMBERSHIP CARD:  EACH BOWLER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING A VALID USBC CARD.  A BOWLER FOUND NOT HAVING A VALID USBC CARD, ALL FEES ARE FORFEITED.  EACH BOWLER’S I.D. NUMBER MUST BE LISTED ON THE ENTRY.

 

A CURRENT ILLINOIS RESIDENT who purchased an USBC membership in another state  would not have to pay an additional membership fee.

 

NON-RESIDENTS to be eligible must establish membership in a local association in Illinois at least 30 days prior to the date they would be competing in any event of the Illinois USBC BA State Tournament.

 

MULTIPLE PARTICIPATION allowed in the five-person event only.  Not more than three (3) players on the same team can place more than once in the prize list.  In regular All-Events, the first five-person team score is used.

Emergency situation, i.e., if a bowlers partner does not show , a  bowler who had already bowled doubles, may sub for that absent bowler doubles only, with permission of the tournament office.

 

NOT MORE THAN TWO (2) PROFESSIONALS may compete  on a five-person team, and only one on a two-person team.

 

SINGLES/DOUBLES:  No singles or doubles only, must bowl both events.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED.  If needed after the entry blank mailed, please arrive early, for the tournament personnel to make the changes.

 

LATE ARRIVAL.  A bowler arriving late will be permitted to bowl, but the score will start in the frame in which bowlers on that pair of lanes are in.  No score allowed for frames missed.  Teams or individuals that do not appear as scheduled forfeit their entry, unless management finds another opening.

 

NO UNREASONABLE DELAY, I.E., SLOW BOWLING.  Unless there are mechanical problems, the team event should be finished in two hours and 45 minutes; singles/doubles, in three hours and 15 minutes (six to a pair).  If it appears that this is not being met, tournament management will inform the offenders that their lanes will be shut off after 2:45 for team; and 3:15 for singles/doubles, and their scores at that time will be final.  However, mitigating circumstances will be considered by tournament management.

WE ADHERE TO THE ONE LANE COURTESY RULE, AND BEING READY TO BOWL WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN. 

 

RE-RATE AND REPORTING OF $600 PRIZE MONEY.  It  is each bowler's responsibility to comply with USBC  Rules. Failure to comply could result in forfeit of tournament fees and prize winnings, and a possible suspension initiation.   If re-rate applies, send data with the entry form.

 

E-Z CHECK IN PROCEDURE.  An alphabetical list will be posted outside
the tournament office.  Bowlers find their name, lane assignment, then report to their lanes when time to bowl.  If need of a change,  check in at the office.

 

AUTOMATIC SCORE MACHINES will be used. Bowlers should certify their score as being correct with the transition of posting scores  to the recap sheet.  This will be the only opportunity for correction, as scores will be erased. It is the bowler’s option if wishes to sign the recap sheet.

 

LOST  GAME OR FRAME(S) within a game that is irretrievably lost in the scoring process may be re-bowled with approval of management.  The decision of management shall be final unless an appeal is made to USBC.

 

LANE DRESSING will be what each establishment normally provides, and  in compliance with USBC rules.   Lanes stripped and dressed for first squad, then after the second squad, only, of each tournament day

 

HANDICAP will be based on a “team” concept, i.e., 90% from 3300 in the five person, 1320 in two person and 660 in one person, using each bowler's highest sanctioned USBC average (i.e., men, women or youth) for 21 or more games during the 2014-15 season, including 2016 SUMMER LEAGUE SEASON.  A bowler with no qualifying average for the 2015-2016 season, the current USBC average for 21  or more games at time of bowling first event of tournament will be used.    If not qualified via above, the bowler  must bowl scratch (220).

 

UNSANCTIONED LEAGUE AVERAGE.  Any entrant having a higher unsanctioned league average for the 2015-16 season, which is higher than the USBC sanctioned average, must report  it prior to bowling for possible re-rating.  Failure to comply may result in disqualification.

 

ABC SPORT LEAGUE AVERAGE: A bowler with only an “USBC Sport
league average”, the USBC Sport League average adjustment chart will be
used.  However, such bowler must send their highest non-sport sanctioned
league average of at least 21 games, for their two most recent bowling
seasons with this entry, for possible re-rate. 

 

TEN PIN RULE requires that if a bowler's most currently published  average (minimum 21games) at the time of bowling the first event of this 20167tournament, is ten or more pins higher, that higher average must be used, and for the remainder of the tournament, unless re-rated.

 

AVERAGES  are subject to verification.  Averages will be shown on the recap sheets and it will be the responsibility of each  bowler to verify the accuracy of the average shown.  Any failure to use the proper average or make correction prior to the completion of the first game of a series, shall be cause for disqualification of the score, if the submitted average is lower  than the actual average;  or the prize will be based on the submitted average if it is higher, as it cannot be lowered.

 

UNCERTAIN OF AN AVERAGE?  DO NOT DELAY YOUR ENTRY.  YOU MAY MAKE THE AVERAGE CORRECTION AT THE TOURNAMENT SITE.

 

AVERAGE VERIFICATION required for scores w/handicap of: Five-person 3350 or higher; Two person: 1425 or higher; One person: 775 or higher.

 

AVERAGE AND HANDICAP adjustments not made in the tournament

office will be made by office personnel or scorekeepers in the pit area.

 

EACH SECTIONAL PRIZE LIST is based on the handicap score, with a ratio of at least one prize for each five entries in the five, two and one person events; and one prize for each twenty entries in the All-Events.  Prize letters  will only be sent to team captains receiving prize checks for entrants.  The complete prize list will be posted on our web site: ibabowl.com

IMPORTANT:  USBC ADVISES THE IRS REQUIRES THAT WE REPORT PRIZE WINNINGS IN EXCESS OF $600.  WE MUST ABIDE BY THIS DECISION.  IF IT APPEARS YOU WILL RECEIVE $600 OR MORE, WE MUST HAVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

 

OPTIONAL SCRATCH PRIZE LIST: For each event a bowler is entered in the regular tournament, a bowler can enter the optional scratch events with an additional payment of $5.00 per person, per event.  Five person team total $25.00; two singles, one double pair, total $20.00, (must enter both); and all-events total $5.00 (all events based on six games, using single and double scores). Optional scratch money, less $1.00 expense fee, will be used for the optional scratch prize list.  The prize ratio will be the same as the regular prize list.  Scores qualify for both scratch and handicap divisions.

 

AWARDS.  The Illinois USBC B.A. provides, from expenses, an appropriate award to the first place winners (scratch and handicap) of each regular Sectional event.  Additionally, both regular tournament sectionals actual scratch All-Events winner shall receive a paid entry for the 2015 USBC Masters tournament, upon their making request. No additional awards for the optional scratch events.

 

ALL ENTRIES MADE PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 8, 2017 MUST BE PAID BY FEBRURY 15, 2017  IF NOT PAID, OR ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR
PAYMENT BY FEBRUARY 15, YOU WILL BE ADVISED OF THE DEADLINE AND THEN IF NOT MET BY FEBRUARY 15,  THE ENTRY WILL BE CANCELLED.  ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER FEBRUARY 8, THRU MAY 1, IF SQUADS AVAILABLE.  THERE WILL BE A PAYMENT DEADLINE. IF HAVE PROBLEM MEETING PAYMENT DEADLINE, CALL DONA FOR AN EXTENSION.

 

ALL EVENTS:  Regular tournament, a bowler with nine games (T-D-S) is automatically entered without additional payment.  Prize money taken from tournament expenses.
NORTH AND SOUTH SECTIONALS  -   
(TOTAL PER PERSON, PER EVENT)

NORTH:  PRIZE  $11.00   BOWLING and EXPENSES  $14.00

SOUTH:  PRIZE  $12.25   BOWLING and EXPENSES  $12.75

 INQUIRIES TO: DONA REININK  BOX 724 - DEKALB, IL  60115
877.422.8687  (Illinois Only) 1.847.741.7880 (outside Il) Fax 847.960.5714

 

                              

                             2018 TOURNAMENT SITES

  NORTH           Brookmont Bowling Center - Kankakee
  SOUTH:          Pheasant Lanes - Bloomington