Budweiser King and Prince of the Year 2017

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:

Day, Date & Time

  • Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:00 am
  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:00 am
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:00 am
  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00 am
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 11:00 am
  • Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:00 am
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:00 am
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 11:00 am
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017 09:00 am
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 09:00 am
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:00 am
  • Grand Finals: Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:00 am
  • *Dates of the Budweiser 2017 King and Prince of the Lanes are subject to change.

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 three (3) 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, 2016. 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 three (3) pins of handicap per game. Entering average for returning competitors shall be based on their ending average from the Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes 2016. Bowlers who competed 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 Budweiser King of the Lanes 2016 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 2016 Budweiser 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 Budweiser Prince of the Lanes 2016.

*Bowlers in the Prince division who move up to the King division during the year 2017 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 Budweiser 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 2016 GBC book average, Budweiser King of the Lanes 2016 or highest league average.

Tournament Management reserves the right to reclassify bowlers who have not competed in the Budweiser 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.

 

2017 King of the Lanes Tournament Format:

King of the Lanes competitions will consist of a 6 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:

  • Bracket “A”
    • Top Seed (Bye)
    • 5th place vs. 10th place
    • 6th place vs. 7th place
  • Bracket “B”
    • Second Seed (Bye)
    • 3rd place vs. 9th place
    • 4th place vs. 8th place
  • Round 2:
  • Bracket “A”
    • Top Seed (Bye)
    • Winner of 5/10 vs. Winner of 6/7
  • Bracket “B”
    • Second Seed (Bye)
    • Winner of 3/9 vs. Winner of 4/8
  • Round 3:
  • Bracket “A” – Top seed vs. Winner of Round 2 match
  • Bracket “B” – Second seed vs. Winner of Round 2 match
  • Finals:  Round 3 winner of Bracket “A” vs. Round 3 winner of Bracket “B”

Entry Fee:   $40.00 per person per tournament King of the Lanes monthly

  • Prize Payout based on 25 entries:
    • 1st place: $160.00
    • 2nd place: $120.00
    • 3rd place: $60.00
    • 4th place: $60.00

The remaining amount will be used towards the Grand Finals payout.

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

  • 1st place finish: 30 points
  • 2nd place finish: 20 points
  • 3rd place finish: 15 points
  • 4th place finish: 15 points
  • 5th place finish: 10 points
  • 6th place finish: 10 points
  • 7th place finish: 5 points
  • 8th place finish 5 points
  • 9th place finish: 5 points
  • 10th place finish: 5 points
  • Participation points: 2 points

The monthly winners will receive an invitation to compete in the Grand Finals, which will be held according to the schedule provided.

2017 King of the Lanes Grand Finals

The Grand Finals shall consist of a total of 16 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 tournament.

Each bowler will bowl in a 12 games match play system with a final position round based on a set lane schedule. Qualified bowlers must be present and checked in by 9:00 a.m. Thereafter, available slots will be awarded to bowlers on reserve who finished in 17th 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 1:  Based on a single game elimination format
    • 1st place (Bye)
    • 2nd place (Bye)
    • 3rd place vs. 6th place
    • 4th place vs. 5th place
  • Round 2:  Shall be based on a must beat higher seed two games with the higher seed needing to win one of two games to advance.
    • 1st place vs. Winner of 3 vs. 6
    • 2nd place vs. Winner of 4 vs. 5
  • Finals:   Best 2 of 3 games format
    • Winner of 1 vs. 3/6   vs. Winner of 2 vs. 4/5

Proposed prizes:

  • Entry Fee: $100.00 per bowler
    • 1st place: $1,000.00
    • 2nd place: $ 550.00
    • 3rd place: $ 350.00
    • 4th place: $ 250.00
    • 5th place: $ 200.00
    • 6th place: $ 100.00
    • Total Prize Purse: $ 2,450.00

 

2017 Prince of the Lanes Tournament Format:

Prince of the Lanes competitions will consist of a 6 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.

  • Bracket “A”
    • Top Seed (Bye)
    • 5th place vs. 10th place
    • 6th place vs. 7th place
  • Bracket “B”
    • Second Seed (Bye)
    • 3rd place vs. 9th place
    • 4th place vs. 8th place
  • Round 2:
  • Bracket “A”
    • Top Seed (Bye)
    • Winner of 5/10 vs. Winner of 6/7
  • Bracket “B”
    • Second Seed (Bye)
    • Winner of 3/9 vs. Winner of 4/8
  • Round 3:
  • Bracket “A” – Top seed vs. Winner of Round 2 match
  • Bracket “B” – Second seed vs. Winner of Round 2 match
  • Finals:  Round 3 winner of Bracket “A” vs. Round 3 winner of Bracket “B”

Entry Fee:   $30.00 per person per tournament Prince of the Lanes monthly

  • Prize Payout based on 25 entries:
    • 1st place: $120.00
    • 2nd place: $90.00
    • 3rd place: $45.00
    • 4th place: $45.00

The remaining amount will be used towards the Grand Finals payout.

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

  • 1st place finish: 30 points
  • 2nd place finish: 20 points
  • 3rd place finish: 15 points
  • 4th place finish: 15 points
  • 5th place finish: 10 points
  • 6th place finish: 10 points
  • 7th place finish: 5 points
  • 8th place finish 5 points
  • 9th place finish: 5 points
  • 10th place finish: 5 points
  • Participation points: 2 points

The monthly winners will receive an invitation to compete in the Grand Finals, which will be held according to the schedule provided.

2017 Prince of the Lanes Grand Finals:

The Grand Finals shall consist of a total of 16 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 tournament.

Qualified bowlers must be present and checked in by 9:30 a.m. Thereafter, available slots will be awarded to bowlers on reserve who finished in 17th place and below in the final standings. Each bowler will bowl an 8 games match play system with handicap and bonus points being awarded as follows:

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 1:  Based on a single game elimination format
    • 1st place (Bye)
    • 2nd place (Bye)
    • 3rd place vs. 6th place
    • 4th place vs. 5th place
  • Round 2:  Shall be based on a must beat higher seed two games with the higher seed needing to win one of two games to advance.
    • 1st place vs. Winner of 3 vs. 6
    • 2nd place vs. Winner of 4 vs. 5
  • Finals:   Best 2 of 3 games format
    • Winner of 1 vs. 3/6   vs. Winner of 2 vs. 4/5

Proposed prizes:

  • Entry Fee: $75.00 per person
    • 1st place: $ 500.00
    • 2nd place: $ 300.00
    • 3rd place: $ 200.00
    • 4th place: $ 150.00
    • 5th place: $ 100.00
    • 6th place: $ 75.00
    • Total Prize Purse: $1,325.00