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Alabama
 USBC Association
11th Annual
Generation Gap
State Tournament

state@alabamabowling.com
 
Hosted by:
Tuscaloosa USBC

June 10 - 11, 2017
United States Bowling Congress
Sanctioned
Entry Closing Date:
May 20, 2017

Leland Lanes
1125 26th Ave E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
205-553-3467

ENTRY FEE:
Adult Youth Bumpers/Adult Bumpers/Youth
Bowling Fee: $ 9.00 $ 9.00 $ 6.00 $ 6.00
Prize Fee: $ 5.00 $ 5.00 $ 3.00 $ 3.00
Expense : $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00
TOTAL $16.00 $16.00 $11.00 $11.00
MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO: AUSBCA
NOTE: ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE FEES !! DO NOT SEND CASH !!

Event Schedule
Saturday, June 10
10:00 AM
2:00 PM
Event Schedule
Sunday, June 11
10:00 AM
2:00 PM

ENTRIES CLOSE
May 20, 2017
Mail Entries to:
Alabama USBC Assocation
Loretta Stowers, Association Manager
3023 Waters Ave..
Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 543-9658

Tournament Standings

Alabama USBC Generation Gap State Tournament Entry Form

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ALABAMA STATE GENERATION GAP TOURNAMENT RULES

1.  THIS TOURNAMENT WILL CONSIST OF FIVE DIVISIONS OF YOUTH AND ADULT COMBINATIONS.  THE DIVISIONS ARE BASED ON COMBINED AVERAGES OF THE YOUTH AND ADULT BOWLERS:  

  • DIV. 1 – 370 & ABOVE
  • DIV. 2 - 300-369
  • DIV. 3 – 230-299
  • DIV. 4 – 229 & BELOW
  • Div. 5 – BUMPERS (2 GAMES ONLY)

 
2.    YOUTH BOWLERS MAY PARTICIPATE UNLIMITED TIMES. THEY MUST CHANGE PARTNERS EACH TIME THEY BOWL.

3.     YOUTH ENTERING AVERAGE SHALL BE THE HIGHEST USBC LEAGUE or COMPOSITE AVERAGE, 21 GAMES OR MORE AS
OF MAY 1, (CURRENT YEAR), WHICHEVER IS HIGHER.  IF ENTRANT DOES NOT HAVE AN AVERAGE AS OF MAY 1ST, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO BOWL SCRATCH.  THE TEN PIN RULE (319-a2) DOES NOT APPLY.
4.     ALL BOWLERS MUST BE MEMBERS OF A USBC CHARTERED LOCAL ASSOCIATION WITHIN THE AREA SERVED BY THE STATE ASSOCIATION.  ALL BOWLERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT USBC CARDS AT TIME OF BOWLING. 

  • ADULT BOWLING IS UNLIMITED PROVIDING THEY CHANGE PARTNERS EACH TIME THEY PARTICIPATE.

 

  • ADULT ENTERING AVERAGES SHALL BE THE HIGHEST USBC LEAGUE AVERAGE (21 GAMES OR MORE) FOR THE

2015-16 WINTER OR SUMMER SEASON.  IF NO WINTER OR SUMMER AVERAGE THEN A 21 GAME OR MORE AVERAGE WILL BE USED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2017, IF BOWLER HAS NONE OF THESE AVERAGES THEN THEY MAY USE A CURRENT AVERAGE OF 21 GAMES OR MORE AS OF May 25, 2017, ALL OTHER BOWLERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BOWL SCRATCH.   THE TEN PIN RULE (319-A2) WILL APPLY.  IF AVERAGE IS 10 PINS OR MORE, HIGHER AS OF JANUARY 1, 2017, MUST USE THAT AVERAGE.

  • HANDICAP WILL BE 100% DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BOWLERS AVERAGE AND 210 FOR BOTH THE YOUTH

 AND ADULT BOWLERS.

  • AWARDS WILL BE ON A BASIS OF AT LEAST ONE (1) OUT OF EACH EIGHT (8) ENTRIES IN EACH DIVISION. BUMPERS (1)

OUT OF EVERY 5 ENTRIES.  ONE SCRATCH AWARD PER DIVISION.   ALL AWARDS WILL BE ISSUED AS SCHOLARSHIPS DEPOSITED INTO A SMART ACCOUT FOR THE YOUTH BOWLER.
9.    YOUTH COACHES MUST SEND VERIFICATION OF ALL YOUTH AVERAGES IN THE FORM OF A STANDING SHEET AS OF MAY 1, (CURRENT YEAR), TO THE TOURNAMENT MANAGER.
10.     CHECK IN TIME WILL BE THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SQUAD TIME.  NO BLIND SCORES WILL BE ALLOWED, ALL FRAMES MISSED WILL BE SCORED ZERO (0).
 
11.     PREMATURE TERMINATION OF THE TOURNAMENT BROUGHT ABOUT BY WAR, NATIONAL EMERGENCY, OR
OTHER CAUSES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE AUSBCA SHALL CAUSE ALL ADVERTISED PRIZES, GUARANTEED OR OTHERWISE TO BE PRORATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NUMBER OF ENTRANTS WHO HAVE BOWLED IN EACH EVENT UP TO THE TIME OF SUCH TERMINATION.

12.     THE TOURNAMENT MANAGER MUST DECIDE ON ALL DISPUTES, COMPLAINTS, OR PROTESTS AND ENFORCE THE RULES AND SPIRIT OF USBC COMPETITION.  ANY ERRORS MUST BE REPORTED WITHIN SIX HOURS.

13.     NO USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY ANY TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT.  SMOKING BY ADULTS IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY. NO PLAYING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES, CELL PHONES OR CD PLAYERS.

14.       ONLY PARTICIPANTS, SCOREKEEPERS, AND TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BOWLER’S AREA.  ALL SCOREKEEPERS AND TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS MUST HAVE AN RVP BADGE. 

15. DRESS CODE.  SHIRTS: COMPETITORS SHALL PROVIDE THEIR OWN: A BOWLING SHIRT WITH A BUTTERFLY OR MOCK COLLAR. MOCK COLLARS MUST BE A MINIMUM OF ¾ OF INCH. ALL SHIRTS MUST HAVE FINISHED SLEEVES FOR ALL COMPETITIION. FEMALES MAY WEAR SHEEVELESS SHIRTS ONLY IF SLEEVES ARE FINISHED.
PANTS: MALE PARTICIPATES MUST WEAR LONG SLACKS. SLACKS MUST NOT CONTAIN DRAWSTRING STRAPS OR ELASTIC BOTTOMS.  SLACKS MUST HAVE A ZIPPER AND BUTTOM TO BE ELIGIBLE. JEANS ARE NOT PREMITTED.
FEMALES PARTICIPATES MUST WEAR SLACKS, SKIRTS, CULLOTTES, SKORTS OR WALKING SHORTS.ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST BE NOT SHORTER THAN ONE-HALF THE DISTANCE FROM INSEAM TO THE TOP OF THE KNEE IN LENGTH AND/OR NO SHORTER THAN THE FINGERTIPS WHEN ARMS ARE AT THEIR SIDES WHILE STANDING.JEANS AND YOGA PANTS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

16.  FOREIGN SUBSTANCE: THE APPLICATION OF ANY FOREIGN SUBSTANCE ON ANY PART OF THE APPROACH IS PROHIBITED. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, SUCH SUBSTANCES AS TALCUM POWDER, PUMICE, ETC.  ALSO SOFT RUBBER SOLES OR HEELS THAT RUB OFF ON THE APPROACH.  NO ROSIN BAGS, HAND CONDITIONERS, EASY SLIDES, ETC. WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PIT (SEATED) AREA.  ROSIN BAGS MAY BE USED FOR HANDS ONLY!

17. ALTERING THE SURFACE OF A BOWLING BALL BY THE USE OF ABRASIVES WHILE BOWLING IN SANCTIONED COMPETITION IS PROHIBITED.  ALL BOWLING BALLS SO ALTERED MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE COMPETITION.  ANY ENTRANT IN VIOLATION OF USBC RULE 18 WILL FORFEIT GAME(S) IN WHICH THE VIOLATION OCCURRED AND IS SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL FROM THE TOURNAMENT AS WELL AS SUSPENSION OF MEMBERSHIP.
 
18. THIS TOURNAMENT USES THE USBC WHITE #1 OIL PATTERN.

19.      ANY RULES NOT COVERED WITHIN SHALL BE GOVERNED BY USBC.  ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS TOURNAMENT PLEASE CONTACT               

                                           

THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:

Jim Spitzley – 205-612-0676



 



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