2023 Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes

Rules and Regulations

Venue:  Central Lanes Bowling Center, Tamuning  
 
Schedule of Events:
To be held on the following dates and venue with bowling commencing with a 10-minute practice session: 
DayDateTime
SundayJanuary 22, 2023
Results
1:30 p.m.
SundayFebruary 19, 20231:30 p.m.
SundayMarch 19, 20231:30 p.m.
SundayApril 16, 20231:30 p.m.
SundayMay 21, 20231:30 p.m.
SundayJune 11, 20231:30 p.m.
SundayJuly 9, 20231:30 p.m.
SundayAugust 13, 20231:30 p.m.
SundaySeptember 17, 20231:30 p.m.
SundayOctober 15, 20231:30 p.m.
SundayNovember 12, 20231:30 p.m.
Grand Finals: SundayDecember 17, 202311:00 a.m.
Dates and Times of the 2023 Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes are subject to change.

COVID-19 Measures

In compliance with government regulations all COVID-19 measures will be adopted in accordance to the rules established by the management of the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

Bowlers who do not comply with the regulations will not be allowed to participate in the events.

Divisions:

Men and Women’s “A” King & Queen of the Lanes

Open to all bowlers with no average requirements.  This event shall be bowled scratch.  Women participants in this division will be awarded handicap of eight (8) pins per game.

Men and Women’s “B” Prince of the Lanes

This division is open to bowlers with a 180 average and below for men as of December 31, 2022.  Division classification shall be based on the highest current Guam Bowling Congress book average with 21 games or more.  This event shall include a handicap system based on the following formula:  75% of 190 average.  Women in this division shall be awarded eight (8) pins of handicap per game. 

Entering average for returnees shall be based on their ending average from the King and Prince of the Lanes 2022.  Bowlers who participated in both divisions shall use the total combined pinfall to determine their average. 

Handicap shall be based on the higher average between the GBC book and King of the Lanes 2022 total.

*New Bowler’s average shall be updated after every tournament and will be used to calculate average for the following month provided their average does not decrease from the entering average.

*Averages will be recalculated after 24 games for all bowlers entering with a 2022 King and Prince of the Lanes average.  Thereafter averages will change on a monthly basis provide their average does not decrease from the entering average.

Handicap for the Grand Finals shall be based on the higher average between the GBC book and Prince of the Lanes 2023. 

*Bowlers in the Prince division who move up to the King division during the year 2023 will not be allowed to compete in the prince division.  Bowlers establishing in the King division will remain in the division throughout the year.

Defending champions in the Prince of the Lanes will not be allowed to compete in this division if their entering average (GBC book or ending King and Prince of the Lanes) exceeds 180.  Average for the year end finals of the defending champion shall be the higher average of the 2023 GBC book average, King of the Lanes 2022 or highest league average.

Tournament Management reserves the right to reclassify bowlers who have not competed in the King and Prince of the Lanes event.

Tie Breaking procedures:

Ties in any position will be broken by a one ball roll off and shall continue by alternating lanes until the tie has been broken.  If a tie exists on the first ball, the bowlers shall spare the frame. 

Ties in the Grand Finals will be broken by a one ball roll off.  The lane condition shall be determined by a coin toss.  Heads shall be the longer pattern of which the bowler with the higher scratch average shall bowl first and tails shall be the shorter pattern which the bowler with the lower scratch average shall bowl first. 

Forfeit procedure:

Forfeit of position from any top seed player (1st and 2nd) in the semi-final round shall grant opposing player an automatic win. Forfeiting player shall be awarded 4th place.  If forfeit of position is 3rd place and below, each lower position shall ascend until 10th place is filled.

2022 King of the Lanes Format

King of the Lanes will consist of a 4 games scratch format.  The top 10 bowlers from the field of each division (men & women) will proceed to bowl in a one game elimination format final as follows:

Round 1Round 2Round 3
Bracket “A”
Top Seed (Bye)  
5th seed vs. 10th seed  
6th seed vs. 7th seed
Top Seed (Bye)  
Winner of 5v10 vs.
Winner of 6v7
Top seed vs.
Winner of Round 2
Bracket “B”
Second Seed (Bye)  
3rd seed vs. 9th seed  
4th seed vs. 8th seed
Second Seed (Bye)  
Winner of 3v9 vs.
Winner of 4v8
Second seed vs.
Winner of Round 2
Elimination format will be altered if there are less than 10 bowlers in the qualifying rounds.

Finals:   Bracket A winner vs. Bracket B winner

Entry Fee:      $50.00 per person per event

King of the Lanes monthly Prize Payout based on 15 entries:         

Monthly Champion: $200.003rd Place: $50.00
Runner Up: $100.004th Place: $50.00
The remaining amount will be used towards the Grand Finals payout.

Point System: Bowlers will be awarded points based on their monthly placements as follows:

PositionPointsPositionPoints
1st Place306th Place10
2nd Place207th Place5
3rd Place158th Place5
4th Place159th Place5
5th Place1010th Place5
Participation 2
The monthly winners will receive an invitation to the Grand Finals, which will be held according to the schedule provided.

2022 King of the Lanes Grand Finals

The Grand Finals shall consist of a total of 20 bowlers, which includes all the monthly winners.  Any additional slots created from bowlers winning more than one monthly shall be filled based on the points system.  The December slot will automatically be awarded to the bowler with the most points who did not earn a slot in the Grand Finals by means of winning a monthly event.

Each bowler will bowl in an 8 games match play system with a final position round based on a set lane schedule.  Qualified bowlers must be present and checked in by 10:30 a.m.  Thereafter, available slots will be awarded to bowlers on reserve who finished in 21st place and below in the final standings.  Bonus points will be awarded as follows:

  • Each Game Won = 10 points                        
  • Each Game Tied = 5 points
  • Each Game Lost = 0 points

The bowlers will then proceed to a finals match play for the top 6 participants as follows:

Round 1Round 2Grand Finals
Top Seed (Bye)
Second Seed (Bye)  
3rd place vs. 6th place
4th place vs. 5th place
1st place vs.   Winner of 3 vs. 6  
2nd place vs.   Winner of 4 vs. 5
Winners of Round 2  
1st vs. (3 vs.6) Versus
2nd vs. (4 vs.5)

Round 1:  Shall be based on a single game elimination format

Round 2:  Shall be based on a must beat higher seed format.  If the higher seed wins the game, the bowler will advance to the finals.  If the lower seed wins the game, a one ball roll off will be held to determine the bowler who will advance to the finals.  The bowler with the higher pinfall will advance. If a tie occurs, a spare will be required to break the tie.  The process will be repeated until the tie is broken.

Round 3:  Shall be based on a single game elimination format.

Proposed prizes:

Entry Fee:                               $150.00 per bowler    

PositionPrizePositionPrize
Champion$1,200.004th Place$250.00
2nd Place$ 600.005th Place$200.00
3rd Place$ 300.006th Place$150.00
Total Prize Purse: $2,700.00

         

2022 Prince of the Lanes Format

Prince of the Lanes will consist of a 4 games format bowled with a handicapping system based on 75% of 190 scratch.  The top 10 bowlers from the field, including handicap, will proceed to bowl in a one-game elimination format finals as follows: 

(Note:  All games shall include the handicap of each bowler.)

Averages will be adjusted on a quarterly basis for first year participants in the Prince of the Lanes.

Round 1Round 2Round 3
Bracket “A”
Top Seed (Bye)  
5th seed vs. 10th seed  
6th seed vs. 7th seed
Top Seed (Bye)  
Winner of 5v10 vs.
Winner of 6v7
Top seed vs.
Winner of Round 2
Bracket “B”
Second Seed (Bye)  
3rd seed vs. 9th seed  
4th seed vs. 8th seed
Second Seed (Bye)  
Winner of 3v9 vs.
Winner of 4v8
Second seed vs.
Winner of Round 2
Elimination format will be altered if there are less than 10 bowlers in the qualifying rounds.

Finals:   Bracket A winner vs. Bracket B winner

Entry Fee:      $40.00 per person per event

Prince of the Lanes monthly Prize Payout based on 15 entries:     

Monthly Champion: $120.003rd Place: $40.00
Runner Up: $60.004th Place: $40.00
The remaining amount will be used towards the Grand Finals payout.

Point System: Bowlers will be awarded points based on their monthly placements as follows:

PositionPointsPositionPoints
1st Place306th Place10
2nd Place207th Place5
3rd Place158th Place5
4th Place159th Place5
5th Place1010th Place5
Participation 2
The monthly winners will receive an invitation to the Grand Finals, which will be held according to the schedule provided.

2022 Prince of the Lanes Grand Finals

The Grand Finals shall consist of a total of 20 bowlers, which includes all the monthly winners.  Any additional slots created from bowlers winning more than one monthly tournament shall be filled based on the points system.  The December slot will automatically be awarded to the bowler with the most points who did not earn a slot in the Grand Finals by means of winning a monthly event.

Qualified bowlers must be present and checked in by 10:30 a.m.  Thereafter, available slots will be awarded to bowlers on reserve who finished in 21st place and below in the final standings.  Each bowler will bowl a 6 games match play system with handicap and bonus points being awarded as follows:

  • Each Game Won = 10 points
  • Each Game Tied = 5 points
  • Each Game Lost = 0 points

Lane assignments will be based on the luck of the draw. (Note:  All games shall include the handicap of each bowler.)  The bowlers will then proceed to a finals match play for the top 6 participants as follows:   

Round 1Round 2Grand Finals
Top Seed (Bye)
Second Seed (Bye)  
3rd place vs. 6th place
4th place vs. 5th place
1st place vs.   Winner of 3 vs. 6  
2nd place vs.   Winner of 4 vs. 5
Winners of Round 2  
1st vs. (3 vs.6) Versus
2nd vs. (4 vs.5)

Round 1:  Shall be based on a single game elimination format

Round 2:  Shall be based on a must beat higher seed format.  If the higher seed wins the game, the bowler will advance to the finals.  If the lower seed wins the game, a one ball roll off will be held to determine the bowler who will advance to the finals.  The bowler with the higher pinfall will advance. If a tie occurs, a spare will be required to break the tie.  The process will be repeated until the tie is broken.

Round 3:  Shall be based on a single game elimination format.

Proposed prizes:

Entry Fee:                               $100.00 per bowler     

PositionPrizePositionPrize
Champion$1,000.004th Place$200.00
2nd Place$ 500.005th Place$150.00
3rd Place$ 250.006th Place$100.00
Total Prize Purse: $2,200.00