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|Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:55 am Post subject: 36TH PBA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP JUNE 12-19, 2016
| Dear Sir:
On behalf of the board and members of PBA, we are pleased to extend this formal invitation for your association’s/club’s participation in this year’s 36th PBA Open Championship which will take place in Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall Bowling Center, Cainta, Rizal on June 12 – 19, 2016.
This tournament aims to attract the country’s finest and enthusiastic bowlers and create a competitive venue where the value of tenpin bowling will be highlighted by the young and so called the young once of various bowling community in this country. We would be honored if your association/club will be fielding your official team delegates on the opening day which will be held on June 12, 2016, Sunday, at 10:00AM.
The Tournament will have the following groupings:
MIXED OPEN MASTERS – open to all male and female bowlers.
MIXED CLASSIFIED MASTERS – open to all male and female bowlers with an average of 185 & below.
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 event (e.g. Rookie, Associate, Classified, Graded, Open Masters).
MIXED YOUTH – open to all bowlers born in 1995 and the years that follow and with an average of 200 and below.
MIXED SENIOR – open to all bowlers who are 50 years old and above as of May 31, 2016 and with an average of 200 and below.
For your reference, enclosed herewith is the copy of our tournament rules and regulations, with format and schedules. For more details and confirmation of your team participation on the opening squad, you may contact Mr. Archie Pertez @0918 929 1426 or Nelia Santos @0917 807 2855 or the undersigned @0917 852 9513. We would like to request also to please submit to us the list of official team and certified list of members who are authorized to charge their accounts to your club/associations.
We look forward to your active participation in this tournament. Thank you very much and God Bless.
MR. NEIL S. NUQUI
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. All Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) members in good standing are eligible to play in this tournament.
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 bowlers regardless of average.
2. MIXED CLASSIFIED MASTERS – open to all 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 been champions in any PBC sanctioned Rookie Masters and regular masters event (e.g. Associate, Graded, Classified, Open Masters).
4. MIXED YOUTH – open to all bowlers born in 1995 and the years that follow and with an average of 200 and below.
5. MIXED SENIOR – open to all bowlers who are 50 years old as of May 31, 2016 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 12, 2016, 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 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.
Team Doubles Event (DE) – consists of two (2) game series (including handicap) played by two (2) bowlers. Entry fee is P800.00/team. A 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 class O bowler shall automatically be classified under Mixed Open Division.
MASTERS EVENTS (ME)
Mixed Open – Top 36 qualifiers (top 6 class O male, top 4 ladies and 24 mixed bowlers) 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 36 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 Rookie – Top 18 qualifiers shall play 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 Youth – Top 18 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 36 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 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 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, 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.
All Events Fee P1,500.00
Team P1,200.00/per team; P400 per bowler
Doubles P800.00/pair; P400 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)
Masters Event fee:
Mixed Open P3,500.00
Mixed Classified P3,300.00
Mixed Senior P3,300.00
Mixed Rookie P2,500.00
Mixed Youth P1,800.00
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
MIXED YOUTH 15,000 7,500 4,000 2,000 1,000
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 - P15,000 for the 1st– 4th perfect game
One winner - 100%
Two winners - 60%- 40%
Three winners - 50 %- 30%- 20%
Four winners - 40% - 30% - 20% - 10%
9AM 10AM 11AM 12NN 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Jun 12 Sun Registration Team 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 Thu 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 17 Fri 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 18 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
Mixed ROOKIE Masters Finals Reg 6pm; Roll-off 7:00pm
Jun 19 Sun Mixed Youth Masters Finals
Registration 8am; Roll off 9am Oiling Mixed Open Masters Finals
Registration 12pm; Roll off 1 pm
CLASS DATE REGISTRATION CALL ON RES ROLL OFF
MIXED SENIOR June 17 (Fri) 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 9:00AM
MIXED CLASSIFIED Jun 18 (Sat) 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
MIXED ROOKIE Jun 18 (Sat ) 6:00 PM 6:45 PM 7:00 PM
MIXED YOUTH Jun 19 (Sun) 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
MIXED OPEN Jun 19 (Sun) 12:00 NN 12:45 PM 1:00 PM
XXIV. HANDICAP TABLE
2015 and 2016 RP National Pool, 2015 & 2016 RP Youth Team members and former National Team member (from 2011 to present) shall be given 0 handicap (men) and 8 (ladies)
OPEN MASTER CLASSIFIED MIXED ROOKIE MIXED SENIOR MIXED YOUTH
Average Men Ladies Average Men Ladies Average Men Ladies Average Men Ladies Average Men Ladies
205 and above 0 8 185 0 8 160 0 8 200 0 8 200 0 8
204 1 9 184 1 9 159 1 9 199 1 9 199 1 9
203 2 10 183 2 10 158 2 10 198 2 10 198 2 10
202 3 11 182 3 11 157 3 11 197 3 11 197 3 11
201 4 12 181 4 12 156 4 12 196 4 12 196 4 12
200 5 13 180 5 13 155 5 13 195 5 13 195 5 13
199 6 14 179 6 14 154 6 14 194 6 14 194 6 14
198 7 15 178 7 15 153 7 15 193 7 15 193 7 15
197 8 16 177 8 16 152 8 16 192 8 16 192 8 16
196 9 17 176 9 17 151 9 17 191 9 17 191 9 17
195 10 18 175 10 18 150 10 18 190 10 18 190 10 18
194 11 19 174 11 19 149 11 19 189 11 19 189 11 19
193 12 20 173 12 20 148 12 20 188 12 20 188 12 20
192 13 21 172 13 21 147 13 21 187 13 21 187 13 21
191 14 22 171 14 22 146 14 22 186 14 22 186 14 22
190 15 23 170 15 23 145 15 23 185 15 23 185 15 23
189 16 24 169 16 24 144 16 24 184 16 24 184 16 24
188 17 25 168 17 25 143 17 25 183 17 25 183 17 25
187 18 26 167 18 26 142 18 26 182 18 26 182 18 26
186 19 27 166 19 27 141 19 27 181 19 27 181 19 27
185 20 28 165 20 28 140 & below 20 28 180 20 28 180 20 28
184 21 29 164 21 29 179 21 29 179 21 29
183 22 30 163 22 30 178 22 30 178 22 30
182 23 31 162 23 31 177 23 31 177 23 31
181 24 32 161 24 32 176 24 32 176 24 32
180 25 33 160 25 33 175 25 33 175 25 33
179 26 34 159 26 34 174 26 34 174 26 34
35 158 27 35 173 27 35 173 27 35
177 28 36 157 28 36 172 28 36 172 28 36
176 29 37 156 29 37 171 29 37 171 29 37
175 30 38 155 & below 30 38 170 30 38 170 30 38
174 31 39 169 31 39 169 31 39
173 & below 32 40 168 32 40 168 32 40
167 33 41 167 33 41
166 34 42 166& below 34 42
165 35 43
164&below 36 44
- Maximum possible score is 300 including handicap
- Senior Citizens (60 years old or above on June 12, 2016) 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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