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|Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:41 am Post subject: 34TH PBA OPEN BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNE 7 TO 15, 2014
| TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
I. SANCTION AND ELIGIBILITY
This is a Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) sanctioned tournament. FIQ/WTBA playing rules and regulations shall apply to matters not covered herein. All participants must be members in good standing of their respective associations.
II. AVERAGES AND GROUPINGS
Bowlers are classified according to the latest PBC listing of averages. Bowlers without PBC averages shall submit certifications of their respective averages duly signed by the president, tournament director or secretary of their respective associations. Bowlers without averages shall be classified as Class O with an average of 196 for men and 186 for ladies. The Tournament Committee has the right to check and assess the average of bowlers with certified averages.
1. MIXED OPEN Masters – open to all male and female bowlers.
2. MIXED CLASSIFIED Masters – open to all male and female bowlers with an average of 185 & below.
3. MIXED ROOKIE – open to all male and female bowlers with an average of 160 and below and who have not won in any PBC sanctioned regular event (e.g. Rookie, Associate. Graded, Open Masters).
4. MIXED SENIOR – open to all bowlers who are 50 years old and above as of May 31, 2014 and with an average of 200 and below.
Registration of all entries duly accomplished and with corresponding payments shall be accepted at the Venue (Sta Lucia East Grand Mall Bowling Center) starting June 07, 2014, 10:00 AM. Entries shall be accepted subject to availability of lane and squad time. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept or reject an entry and postpone, add or cancel any squad time.
IV. CHECK-IN TIME
All participants must check-in at the tournament counter at least fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled squad time. The Bowling Center Time shall be the official time of the tournament.
Bowlers are required to wear proper bowling uniform. Any bowling uniform is allowed except sleeveless T-shirts. No shorts shall be allowed on male participants. The Tournament Committee shall not allow a participant with improper attire to bowl.
All Events (AE) – all bowlers are required to pay their all events fee of P1, 500.00 upon registration. Failure to do so shall disqualify the bowler from the all events. The bowler’s scores in his / her first attempt in singles, doubles and team events (including handicap) shall be his/her All Events score. To qualify for any award and to compete in the Masters Final, a bowler must complete his/her All Events.
Team Event (TE) – consists of a two game series (including handicap) played by three (3) bowlers male or female. Entry fee is P900.00. Any registered team may play as many sets as they want to try for their best Team games.
Team Doubles Event (DE) – consists of a two (2) game series (including handicap) played by two (2) bowlers male or female. Entry fee is P600.00. Any registered team may play as many sets as they want to try for their best Doubles games.
Singles/Qualifying(S/Q) – consists of three (3) game series with handicap. The bowler’s score in his/her first singles/qualifying games shall be considered in the all events and as the first set of two qualifying sets. Entry fee per singles /qualifying is P600.00. The best two (2) sets shall be considered to qualify for the master’s championship in any division. Any bowler may play as many sets as he/she wants to try for their best qualifying games.
**For singles, doubles, team events and all events, total pinfalls plus handicap shall determine the winners. Highest three (3) scores in each division (Mixed Open and Classified) shall be declared as champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up. A double or a team with the same line-up can play unlimited number of attempts, but only the highest score will be considered.
**Team and/or doubles event joined by bowler belongs to Mixed Open shall automatically be classified under Mixed Open Division.
MASTERS EVENTS (ME)
Mixed Open – Top 36 qualifiers (12 men, 6 ladies and 18 mixed) shall play a 10 game series with lane movement every game. The top five (5) bowlers after the 10 game series will advance to the step-ladder finals.
Mixed Classified – Top 36 qualifiers (12 men, 6 ladies and 18 mixed) shall play an 8 game series with lane movement every game. The top five (5) bowlers after the 8 game series will advance to the step-ladder finals.
Mixed Rookie – Top 20 qualifiers (6 men, 4 ladies, and 10 mixed) shall play an 8 game series with lane movement every game and positioning on the last game. The top three (3) bowlers after the 8 game series shall be declared winners.
Mixed Senior – Top 36 qualifiers (12 men, 6 ladies and 18 mixed) shall play an 8 game series with lane movement every game and positioning on the last game. The top five (5) bowlers after the 8 game series shall be declared winners.
STEP LADDER FINALS
The 3rd, 4th and 5th placed bowlers in the Masters Final will bowl one game each. Winner with the highest score (including handicap) will advance to the next step ladder match with the 2nd placed bowler for another one game competition. The ranking after Masters Final series (elimination round) of the bowlers who do not win in this shoot out match will determine their final position/standing which can either go down by 1 rank or same as their standing in the elimination round. The winner with the higher score (including handicap) will advance to the one plus one game step-ladder grand final match with the 1st placed bowler. In the event the 1st placed bowler wins in the 1st game, he or she will be declared the Champion. If the 1st placed bowler loses in the 1st game, there will be one more game (sudden death) roll off to decide the Champion.
VII. TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE
When a tie occurs in any position of the qualifying, singles and master’s event, the bowler with the least difference between the highest and the lowest game (including handicap) of the series shall win the higher position. When a tie occurs in any position of the doubles events, the least difference between the higher and the lowest combined score of the two bowlers (including handicap) in the series shall win the higher position. When a tie occurs in the team events, the least difference between the highest and the lowest combined score of the team including handicap) in the series shall win the higher position.
If a tie occurs during the step ladder match, tie will be broken in a 9th and 10th frame roll off without the handicap.
VIII. BOWLING BALLS
Bowling balls to be used in the tournament must comply with the legal rules. Markers of any kind, except inherent marks on the ball itself are not allowed. Changing the surface of the ball by means of sand paper, scotch brite or any chemicals is not allowed while bowling during the tournament. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to examine the ball of the participant. Use of illegal balls is ground for disqualification of a participant from the tournament and the erring bowler is stripped off of all his/her winnings, position or standing.
Official score sheets must be signed by the bowlers after each game to acknowledge his/her score. If the bowler fails to sign his/her score sheets, it is presumed that the same is correct and no protest on such basis shall be entertained. For team and doubles event, the designated captain will sign the score sheets. A tournament official immediately upon discovery must correct errors in scoring or in calculation in the tournament play. Questionable errors must be declared by the Tournament Committee. Any player who deliberately tampers his/her score sheet shall be disqualified by the Tournament Committee immediately from further participation in the tournament.
X. OPEN BOWLING
When the tournament has started, participants shall not be allowed to play open bowling regardless of lane availability in the venue of the tournament.
XI. MISSING OR DOWN PINS
Frame with lacking pin(s), once the ball is rolled shall be treated as a good ball. Frame with fallen or down pin(s) on the deck must be reset. All bowlers are entrusted to monitor and abide by this rule. Bowlers are not allowed to reset the pins. Only lane men, tournament officials, official scorers and marshals are allowed to reset the pins.
XII. LANE ASSIGNMENT
Games shall be played in a pair of lanes immediately adjacent to each other and lane assignments shall be determined by drawing of lots.
XIII. LANE BREAKDOWN
If a single or pair of lanes becomes unplayable for more than twenty minutes before or during the squad games, the affected participants shall be transferred to any available lanes provided by the bowling center or if none is available, shall wait for the next available squad. In case of machine break-down during finals, vacant lanes shall be assigned to affected finalist. An interrupted game or series must resume from the point (frame) of interruption. No shadow bowling shall be allowed.
When a player chooses to discontinue his/her game during the finals, a marshal may designate a pacer if requested by the remaining player. But for singles, doubles, team or qualifying event, no pacer shall be allowed.
XV. FOUL LINES
Bowlers must at all times observe foul lines. If the automatic foul device becomes temporarily inoperative, the Tournament Committee shall assign marshal(s) to act as a Foul Judge. Official scorers are also designated to monitor fouls committed by the bowlers and spectators shall not be permitted to interfere with the calls of the duly assigned foul judge.
Uniform oiling shall be used all throughout the tournament.
XVII. BOWLING ETHICS
Bowler who is ready to step on the approach to deliver a ball shall have the following rights and obligations:
a. He/she may claim right of way over anyone moving to the approach or preparing to bowl on the lane immediately on his/her left.
b. Player who is ready to bowl when it is his/her turn should not delay going to the approach if the lane immediately adjacent to him/her on both sides is clear.
c. One lane courtesy.
Protest must be made in writing addressed to the Tournament Committee not later than 24 hours after the game in which the infraction was committed or prior to the awarding of prizes, whichever comes first. Otherwise such protest will not be entertained. Under this rule, protest shall be specific in itself and this rule shall not be construed to cover a similar previous violation. The decision of the Tournament Committee is final and not appealable.
XIX. RESTRICTIONS AT THE BOWLER’S AREA
a. Other than the registered players, only tournament officials and registered coaches of players/team shall be allowed to enter the bowler’s area.
b. Only one registered coach shall be allowed for each bowler.
c. When leaving the playing area during the competition, the bowler is requested to ask permission from the marshal or any tournament official.
d. Smoking, eating and drinking alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the bowler’s area are strictly prohibited.
e. Bowlers are not allowed to use powder or any other substance to enhance slides on the lanes. Bowling shoes must be wiped off before one attempts to start bowling.
f. Bowlers are not allowed to use without permission other bowler’s ball towel.
g. Dropping a ball or making other unnecessary noise or interference while a bowler is about to deliver his/her ball is strictly prohibited.
XX. INTERPRETATION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
a. The Tournament Committee shall be the sole interpreter of these rules and regulations. Its decision shall be final.
b. World FIQ and PBC rules shall apply to matters not covered by these rules.
XXI. HANDICAP TABLE
RP National Pool/team and RP Youth Team members shall be given 0 handicap (men) and 8 (ladies)
Bowler shall be given a handicap per game as follows:
MIXED OPEN CLASSIFIED MIXED ROOKIE MIXED SENIOR
AVE Men Ladies AVE Men Ladies AVE Men Ladies AVE Men Ladies
210 0 8 185 0 8 160 0 8 200 0 8
209 1 9 184 1 9 159 1 9 199 1 9
208 2 10 183 2 10 158 2 10 198 2 10
207 3 11 182 3 11 157 3 11 197 3 11
206 4 12 181 4 12 156 4 12 196 4 12
205 5 13 180 5 13 155 5 13 195 5 13
204 6 14 179 6 13 154 5 13 194 5 13
203 6 14 178 6 14 153 6 14 193 6 14
202 7 15 177 7 15 152 7 15 192 7 15
201 8 16 176 8 16 151 8 16 191 8 16
200 9 17 175 9 17 150 9 17 190 9 17
199 10 18 174 10 18 149 10 18 189 10 18
198 11 19 173 11 19 148 11 19 188 11 19
197 12 20 172 12 20 147 12 20 187 12 20
196 13 21 171 13 21 146 13 21 186 13 21
195 14 22 170 14 22 145 14 22 185 14 22
194 14 22 169 14 22 144 14 22 184 14 22
193 15 23 168 15 23 143 15 23 183 15 23
192 16 24 167 16 24 142 16 24 182 16 24
191 17 25 166 17 25 141 17 25 181 17 25
190 18 26 165 18 26 140 & 18 26 180 18 26
189 19 27 164 19 27 below 179 19 27
188 20 28 163 20 28 178 20 28
187 21 29 162 21 29 177 21 29
186 22 30 161 & 22 30 176 22 30
185 23 31 below 175 23 31
184 24 32 174 23 31
183 24 32 173 24 32
182 25 33 172 25 33
181 26 34 171 26 34
180 27 35 170 27 35
179 28 36 169 28 36
178 29 37 168 29 37
177 30 38 ** Add’l handicap for 167 30 38
176 31 39 SENIOR DIVISION 166 31 39
175 & 32 40 AGE HDCP 165 32 40
below 164 32 40
60-64 2 163 33 41
65-69 4 162 34 42
70&up 6 161 35 43
Maximum 160 & 36
9AM 10AM 11AM 12NN 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Jun 07 Sat Oiling/
Registration Opening Ceremonies T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S
Jun 08 Sun Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S
Jun 09 Mon Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S
Jun 10 Tues Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S
Jun 11 Wed Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S
SLETBA Pusoyan League
Jun 12 (Independence Day) Thurs Mixed Senior Masters Finals
Registration 8AM ; Roll-off 9AM Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S
Jun 13 Fri Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S
Jun 14 Sat Mixed Classified Masters Finals
Registration 8AM; Roll-off 9AM
Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S Oiling T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S T/D/S
Sun Mixed ROOKIE Masters Finals Reg 8AM; Roll-off 9:00 AM Oiling Mixed Open Masters Finals
Registration 1pm; Roll off 2pm AWARDING
CLASS DATE REGISTRATION CALL ON RES ROLL OFF
MIXED SENIOR June 12 (Thu) Independence Day 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 9:00AM
MIXED CLASSIFIED Jun 14 (Sat) 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
MIXED ROOKIE Jun 15 (Sun ) 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
MIXED OPEN Jun 15 (Sun) 1:00 PM 1:45 PM 2:00 PM
All Events Fee P1,500.00
Team P900.00/per team; P300 per bowler
Doubles P600.00/pair; P300 per bowler
Singles/Qualifying P600.00 /set (3) games plus P300 double-up fee if set is being qualified also to other division (e.g. Senior or Rookie)
Upgrade fee to higher division P500.00 (one time)
Masters Event fee:
Mixed Open P3,500.00
Mixed Classified P3,300.00
Mixed Senior P3,300.00
Mixed Rookie P2,500.00
CLASSIFICATION CHAMPION 1ST RUNNER-UP 2ND RUNNER-UP 3RD RUNNER-UP 4TH RUNNER-UP
MIXED OPEN 60,000 30,000 15,000 8,000 5,000
CLASSIFIED 50,000 25,000 12,500 7,500 5,000
MIXED SENIOR 50,000 25,000 12.500 7,500 5,000
MIXED ROOKIE 20,000 10,000 5,000
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS FOR MIXED OPEN AND MIXED CLASSIFIED DIVISION
EVENTS CHAMPION 1st RUNNER-UP 2nd RUNNER-UP
TEAM 4,500 3,000 1,500
DOUBLES 3,000 2,000 1,000
SINGLES 3,000 2,000 1,000
ALL EVENTS 3,000 2,000 1,000
PERFECT “300” GAME AWARD - for the 1ST - 4TH perfect game only: P15,000.00
One winner - 100% Three winners - 50 %- 30%- 20%
Two winners - 60%- 40% Four winners - 40% - 30% - 20% - 10%
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