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USBC Tournament Managers Manual

USBC Tournament Managers Manual

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USBC Tournament Managers Manual
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CONTENTS – 1
USBC Tournament/General Playing Rules Update. . . . . . . . . . . 2Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Tournament Managers Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Obtaining an Application Applying. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Sample Copy – USBC Tournament Certification Application. . . 8Tournament Definition – Benefits —Types of Tournaments. . . . 9USBC Sport Bowling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16USBC Youth Tournaments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Sample Rules – Entry Forms (USBC Adult Tournaments). . . . 22Sample Rules – Entry Forms (USBC Youth Tournaments). . . . 26Guaranteed Prizes –Free or Reduced Entries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Tournament Prize Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Scheduling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Eligibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Averages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Average Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Tournament Prize Winnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33USBC Awards Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Guidelines for Distribution of Prize Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Appeals —Protests; Procedures for Disqualifications . . . . . . . . 40Worthless Checks —Invalid Credit Card Procedure . . . . . . . . . 41
Sample Forms
Parental Consent Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
USBC Adult and Youth Membership Application . . . . . . 44
USBC Associate Membership Fees Collected . . . . . . . . . . 45
Tournament Participation Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
USBC Tournament and Prize/Award List Report . . . . . . . 47
Prize/Award List Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Sample Disqualification Letters
Rule 319a-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Rule 319d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Worthless Checks and Credit Cards…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Sample Chart Prize Fund Ratio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Questions and Answers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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2 USBC TOURNAMENT/GENERAL PLAYING RULES UPDATEbowl.com
RULES UPDATE 
USBC Tournament/General Playing Rules 
UPDATE
The following changes were approved by the delegates at the 2006 USBCConvention.
Tournament Rule Revisions
Rule 301d – Pro-Am Tournaments
Requirements changed to allow pro-am events to be conducted for anycharitable organization.
Payment of prizes revised allowing for participants identified as professionalsby tournament management to have a separate prize fund. They may notshare in the amateur prize distribution.
Scoring format revised to allow professionals or organization members' scoresto count for any designated amateur. Therefore, amateurs and professional ororganization members no longer have to compete on the same pair of lanesin order for their scores to be paired together.
Pro-am style format which concedes pin count to either an amateur orprofessional can now be certified by USBC as a modified format.
Rule 304 – Authority of Team Captain
Revised to require team captains to pay each member his/her portion ofprize money within 30 days of receipt.
Rule 306 —Fees and Prizes: All-EventsRule 307 —Fees and Prizes: Special Features
Revised to allow tournament management the flexibility to determine its ownprize ratio for all-events and special features. If a prize ratio is not listed, thedefault would be at least one to 20 or a major fraction thereof.
Rule 308 – Fees and Prizes: Distribution of Prize Funds
This revision allows the tournament flexibility to modify or change by ruleany or all of the requirements as listed in Rule 308. For example, tournamentrules could provide a ratio of 1 in 15 will be paid in one of the events. It isimportant to note that in cases where tournament rules do not stateotherwise, the default would be the specific requirements as currentlystated in Rule 308.
 
USBCTOURNAMENT/GENERAL PLAYING RULES UPDATE 3
Rule 310b – Entry Rules: Entry Close Prior to Last Squad
Revised whereby the number of entries to date, and the high score in eachevent or division of each event, no longer have to be posted, but must bemade available upon request. Also, tournament management is no longerrequired to post a complete current list of entrants. When entries close priorto the last scheduled squad, tournament management shall include in therules the exact time the last squad is scheduled to start and the exact timefor closing of entries.
Rule 313 – Entry Rules: Free or Reduced Entries
Tournament management may offer free or reduced entries without having toidentify this information in the tournament rules. However, an amount equalto the prize fee for such entry must be paid into the tournament prize fundby management.
Rule 315 – Entry Rules: Multiple Participation
This revision allows tournament management the option of determining howmany times an individual can participate and cash in each event. For example,an entrant, in a singles event, by tournament rule, could bowl multiple timesand cash more than once on that prize list. If tournament rules do not stateotherwise, the conditions of Rule 315 with regard to multiple participationapply.
Rule 326a – Tournament Playing Rules: Tie Scores
With this revision, in tournaments other than those with match play orelimination formats, only one game is now required in deciding all ties unlesstournament rules state otherwise. However, under no conditions may theplayoff consist of less than one delivery.
General Playing Rules Revisions:
New Rule 4e – Average Relief
This rule allows a player who has become injured or disabled to request reliefof his/her USBC average by providing the following information to USBCHeadquarters:
A doctor’s certificate describing the:Disability or injury.Length of disability or injury.Reason for downward average adjustment.
RULES UPDATE 

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