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|Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:17 am Post subject: 37TH PBA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNE 10-18, 2017
| TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
I. ORGANIZATION AND ELIGIBILITY
This tournament is organized by Pasig Bowling Association (PBA) and is affiliated with National Bowling Tour (NBT). FIQ/WTBA playing rules and regulations shall apply to matters not covered herein. Members of Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) and/or Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) in good standing are eligible to play in this tournament.
II. AVERAGES AND GROUPINGS
Bowlers are classified according to the latest PBC/PBF listing of averages. Bowlers without PBC/PBF 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 bowlers regardless of average.
2. MIXED CLASSIFIED MASTERS – open to all bowlers with an average of 185 & below.
3. MIXED YOUTH – open to all bowlers born in 1996 or later.
4. MIXED SENIOR – open to all bowlers born in 1967 or earlier 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 10, 2017, 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.
Mixed Team Event (TE) – consists of two game series (including handicap) played by three (3) bowlers. Entry fee is P1200.00/team. A team may play as many sets as they want to try for their best Team games.
Singles/Qualifying(S/Q) – consists of three (3) game series with handicap. 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, and team, total pinfalls plus handicap shall determine the winners. Highest three (3) scores including handicap shall be declared as champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up. A team with the same line-up can play unlimited number of attempts, but only the highest score will be considered.
MASTERS EVENTS (ME)
Mixed Open – Top 36 qualifiers shall play 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 33 qualifiers shall play 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 Youth – Top 20 qualifiers shall play 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
Mixed Senior – Top 28 qualifiers shall play 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. Bowler with the highest score (including handicap) will advance to the next step ladder match against the 2nd placed bowler for another one game. 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 against 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 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 via 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, 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.
XIX. 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/PBF rules shall apply to matters not covered by these rules.
Registration (inclusive of 1 team and 2 singles) P3,100.00
Retry : Team P1,200.00/team; P400 per bowler
Retry : Singles/Qualifying P600/set(3games) plus P300 double up fee if set is being qualified also to other division (e.g. Senior and Youth)
Master Finals Fee:
Mixed Open P3,500
Mixed Classified 3,300
Mixed Senior 3,300
Mixed Youth 2,500
DIVISION 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 YOUTH 20,000 10,000 5,000 2,000 1,000
EVENTS CHAMPION 1ST RUNNER UP 2ND RUNNER UP
TEAM (Mixed) 4,500 3,000 1,500
SINGLES (Open and Classified) 3,000 2,000 1,000
Perfect “300” Game Award – P15,000 for the 1st to 4th perfect game
One winner – 100%
Two winners _ 60%; 40%
Three winners - 50%; 30%; 20%
Four winners - 40%; 30%; 20%; 10%
XXIII. HANDICAP TABLE
OPEN Masters Men Ladies
196 and above 0 8
191 – 195 8 16
186 – 190 14 22
185 and below 20 28
CLASSIFIED Masters Men Ladies
181 - 185 0 8
176 - 180 4 12
171 – 175 8 16
166 - 170 12 20
161 - 165 16 24
156 - 160 20 28
155 and below 24 32
SENIOR Masters, Team Event MEN LADIES
196 and above 0 8
186 - 195 4 12
181 – 185 8 16
176 – 180 12 20
171 - 175 16 24
166 - 170 20 28
161 - 165 24 32
160 and below 28 36
YOUTH Masters BOYS GIRLS
196 and above 0 8
186 - 195 4 10
181 - 185 8 16
176 - 180 12 20
171 – 175 16 24
166 - 170 20 28
165 and below 24 32
- Maximum score including handicap is 300
. RP National Pool, RP Youth Team members shall be given 0 handicap for men and 8 for ladies.
Senior Citizens (60 years old on or before June 10, 2017) shall be given a bonus handicap of 4 pins per game.
Participant must present Valid ID with birthdate to the PBA Secretariat to qualify for the 4 pins bonus handicap.
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Jun 10 Sat Registration O.C. T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ Oiling T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ Oiling T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ
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Jun 16 Fri T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ Oiling T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ Oiling T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ
Jun 17 Sat
Classified Masters Finals
Oiling T/MQ T/MQ T/MQ
Oiling Youth Masters Finals
Jun 18 Sun Senior Masters Finals
OPEN Masters Finals
Roll off 2pm
DIVISION DATE REGISTRATION CALL ON RESERVE ROLL OFF
MIXED CLASSIFIED June 17 (Sat) 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
MIXED YOUTH Jun 17 (Sat) 6:00 PM 6:45 AM 7:00PM
MIXED SENIOR Jun 18 (Sun) 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
MIXED OPEN Jun 18 (Sun) 1:00 PM 1:45 PM 2:00 PM
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