Hello, Green Bay Area USBC members!
We're thrilled to announce some exciting changes for this year's Annual Association Team Championships, all thanks to your valuable feedback from our recent survey. Your voices have been heard, and we've worked hard to make this tournament better than ever.
1. Team Size Adjustment:
In response to your input, we're switching to 4-person teams for the 2024 Team Championships. This change aligns with the preferences of most members and reflects the composition of the majority of leagues in our association. We want to ensure that the tournament format is accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
2. Entry Format:
The survey results indicated a preference for an open entry format, and we're making it happen. Instead of qualifying through league play, the tournament will now be open to the first 72 teams that sign up by the entry deadline, with an entry fee of $100 per team ($25 per bowler).
3. Guaranteed 3 Games in Qualifying:
We've listened to your desire for a different format that guarantees teams at least three games on the day of the tournament. To meet this request, each team will bowl 3 games across 3 pairs of lanes during the initial qualifying squads.
4. Advancing to Match Play:
After the 3 games of qualifying, at least 1 in 5 teams from each squad will advance to the match play bracket squad which will take place at approximately 3 p.m., after the conclusion of the 12 p.m. qualifying squad.
5. Match Play Format:
The match play squad will consist of single-game head-to-head matches, with teams from each squad competing against each other on separate sides of the bracket. The final championship match will occur between the 2 squad winners and will also be a single game match.
6. Registration Details:
- The tournament will be held on March 10, 2024. Registration opens on January 15, 2024. To ensure an even distribution of teams on each qualifying squad, the tournament director will give squad preference to teams that submit their paid entries first. Squad times are not guaranteed, the last received entries will be the first entries moved in order to keep the squads at an event number of teams. Entries close on March 1, 2024, or when we reach 72 entries. No late entries will be accepted.
- Additionally, there will be an optional scratch add-on, with combined results from both qualifying squads using the initial 3-game total.
We believe these changes will enhance your experience and make the tournament more accessible and enjoyable for all members. Stay tuned for more information and the full entry blank and rules, which will be available shortly.
Thank you for being a part of the Green Bay Area USBC. We can't wait to see you at the 2024 Team Championships!