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  1. Tournament Date: The tournament is scheduled for March 10, 2024, with two qualifying squads at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

  2. Entry Limit: The tournament is limited to the first 72 paid team entries.  Teams consist of 4 bowlers per team.

  3. Entry Fee: The entry fee is $100 per team.

  4. Scratch Option: Additional scratch option available for $30 per team.  Scratch option will pay 1 in 5 based on the initial 3 game qualifying total.  Scores from both squads will be used to determine the winners.

  5. Squad Assignment: The Tournament Director will ensure an equal number of teams on each squad. Squad preferences will be assigned in the order of paid entries received, with the last entries received moved first to maintain even squads.

  6. Entry Deadline: Entries will close on Friday, March 1, 2024, or when 72 entries have been received, whichever comes first. No entries will be accepted after this date.

  7. Eligibility: Eligible bowlers must be members of the Green Bay Area USBC.

  8. Handicap: This is a handicap tournament, with a handicap set at 85% of 920 based on the team average for each game.

  9. Entering Average Criteria: Entrants should use the following criteria to determine their entering average:

    1. Use the highest single USBC league average from the previous season based on a minimum of 21 games.

    2. Alternatively, use the composite average of all USBC leagues from the previous season, including leagues with less than 21 games (total games from the previous season must be at least 21).

    3. If no average is available from the previous year, use the highest current USBC league average (minimum of 21 games) at the time of entry.

    4. Bowlers with neither of the above averages must use 230 as their entering average.

    5. If the current average for at least 21 games at the time of bowling exceeds last season’s average by 15 or more pins, the current season average must be used.

  10. Tournament Winnings Reporting: Bowlers who have received cash prizes greater than $300 over the past 12 months must report those winnings to tournament management in accordance with Rule 319d.

  11. Average Adjustment Rule: The average adjustment rule will apply per Rule 319e.

  12. Team Composition: Teams will consist of four bowlers, and can be all men, all women, or mixed.

  13. Tournament Format:

    1. Qualifying Round: The Qualifying Squads will be 3 games across 3 pairs of lanes, with at least one in five teams from each qualifying squad advancing to the match play bracket. 

    2. Tie Resolution: In case of a tie for the last advancing spot, a 9th and 10th frame roll-off will occur. Other ties will be broken by each tied team’s last qualifying game with handicap.

    3. Match Play Bracket Squad: The Match Play Bracket Squad will begin at approximately 3 pm after the conclusion of the 12 pm Qualifying Squad.

    4. Bracket Seeding: Advancing teams from each squad will be placed in brackets seeded separately from each squad.

    5. Match Play Round: The Match Play round will consist of a single game, single-elimination match. In the event of a tie, a 9th and 10th frame roll-off will occur.

    6. Final Match: The Final Match will occur between the winners of each qualifying squad’s match play, and it will also be a single-elimination match, the same as the previous match play rounds.

  14. Decisions: All decisions made by the tournament manager are final, unless an appeal is made in accordance with Rule 329.

Certified Event: This is a certified event, and all USBC rules not covered by these tournament rules apply.

Entries for this event have closed.  Team captains will be notified of their assigned starting squad.