2017 Guam Bowling National Championships

Dates:  August 4-6, 2017

Preliminary Qualifying Events:

  • Singles      3 games
  • Doubles    3 games
  • Trios          2 games

The singles, doubles, trios and masters event shall use a handicapping system of 80% of 220 based on GBC book average as of June 30, 2017.

The Masters Event will be based on the following:

  • Open         This is a handicap based event for all bowlers regardless of gender, age and average.  Each competitor will bowl 6 games.  The top 3 will proceed to the Step-Ladder finals.
  • Classified This division is for bowlers with a GBC Book Average of 180 and below as of June 30, 2017.  Each competitor will bowl 4 games.  The top 3 will proceed to the Step-Ladder finals.  Handicap will be added to the bowlers scores.
  • Youth        This division is for bowlers born on or after January 1, 1995. Each competitor will bowl 4 games.  The top 3 will proceed to the Step-Ladder finals.  Handicap will be added to the bowlers scores.
  • Seniors     This division is for bowlers born on or before December 31, 1967.  Each competitor will bowl 4 games.  The top 3 will proceed to the Step-Ladder finals.  Handicap will be added to the bowlers scores.

 

Entry Fees:

  • Singles:  $30.00 per squad
  • Doubles:  $30.00 per squad per person
  • Trios:  $30.00 per squad per person
  • Youth Masters:  $30.00 per person
  • Senior Masters:  $50.00 per person
  • Classified Masters:  $50.00 per person
  • Open Masters:  $75.00 per person

 

Event Prizes Singles Doubles Trios
1st Place $150.00 $300.00 $450.00
2nd Place $100.00 $200.00 $300.00
3rd Place $75.00 $150.00 $225.00
4th Place $50.00
5th Place $30.00

Note:  Event prizes is based on a minimum of 40 entries per event.

 

Masters Event Prizes Open Classified Senior Youth
Champion $500.00 $300.00 $300.00 $150.00 BV
2nd Place $250.00 $150.00 $150.00 $100.00 BV
3rd Place $150.00 $75.00 $75.00 $50.00 BV

Rules and Regulations 

The Guam Bowling National Championships is established to promote the sport of tenpin bowling locally and to provide a competitive atmosphere for the members of the Guam Bowling Congress.  Bowlers competing in this event must have a valid 2017 Guam Bowling Congress membership card.  The membership card can be purchased prior to the start of the event.

Events

The 2017 Guam Bowling National Championship preliminary qualifying events include Singles, Doubles and Trios.  A bowler may compete in each event more than one time.  All preliminary qualifying events are contested through the handicapping system.  A bowler must bowl at least one squad per preliminary qualifying event (i.e. 1 each Singles, Doubles and Trios) to qualify for the respective Masters event.  The bowler’s highest registered score per event will be used to qualify for the Masters event.  If a bowler is qualified for more than one division in the master’s event, his/her highest score will be used to qualify for each respective division.

Average

All bowlers will use their Guam Bowling Congress certified average as of June 30, 2017.  Bowlers without a certified GBC average will be allowed to compete, however, they will bowl on a scratch basis.

Handicapping System

The handicap system for this event shall be based on the Guam Bowling Congress certified average as of June 30, 2017 using 80% of 220 base score.

Tie Breaking procedure

There will be no tie breaking procedure for the preliminary qualifying events (i.e.  Singles, Doubles and Trios).  Prizes for the positions registering a tie will be combined and shared equally.  All ties for the Masters event in each respective division will be broken by a one ball roll off.  If the bowlers involved all strike, another frame will be contested until the tie is broken.  If both players do not strike and register identical pin count, they must throw the spare ball.  This process will be used until the tie is broken.

Substitutes

There will be no substitutes allowed in any of the events.  If a person is unable to continue their set for any reason, the score of the bowler at the time of the incident will stand.

If a bowler does not check in on time for the Masters event, substitutes will be called until all slots are filled.  A bowler who makes the masters event and does not check in on time will only be recalled when a vacancy still exists in the respective Masters event.Guam Bowling National Championships_Poster

Rules not covered shall be reverted to the World Bowling and USBC Rules.