1. ELIGIBILITY – Youth Bowlers who are current league bowlers (minimum of 30 strings by the
date of your event) at Massachusetts Bowling Association (MBA) or
Western New England Candlepin Association (WNECA) centers
may participate in this tournament if both of the following conditions apply:
a. The bowler is currently attending school
(K through High School) and
b. The bowler has NOT bowled competitively in an adult state or international tournament,
adult TV roll-offs, adult Pro leagues or tournaments.
Bowlers may only bowl once in the singles, once in the doubles
and once in the team events anywhere. Proof of WEEKLY participation may be required.
2. AGE DETERMINATION –
A bowler’s age for this tournament shall be his/her age on April 20, 2013.
3. AGE CLASSIFICATION –
In Singles events and “All Events”, bowlers may only bowl in their own age group. In Doubles and Team events bowlers
may move up to
higher age groups. Age classification for Doubles and Team events are determined by the age of the oldest
4. SAME BOWLING CENTER – Bowlers participating together in Doubles or Team events MUST COME from
the same bowling center. EXCEPTION: Host Centers
may supply “Substitute” bowlers to fill out Doubles or Teams
5. PLAYING RULES – All International Candlepin Bowling Association (ICBA) rules will be used
during tournament play. This includes foul and lob line rules. Bowlers who continue to lob after proper warnings from tournament
officials may be disqualified.
6. PLAYING AREA – Only bowlers, designated scorekeepers, tournament officials
and employees are permitted in the bowling area. All others must remain behind the bowling area. No food or beverages will
be permitted in the bowling area.
7. ALL EVENTS – To compete in the “All Events” event bowlers
must fill out a separate entry for, check the “All Events” block and submit it with the $3.00 entry fee to the
host center PRIOR to bowling in his/her first event. Bowler must compete in Singles, Doubles and Team events at the same host
8. SUBSTITUTIONS – There are no substitutions in the Singles event. Doubles or Teams requiring a
substitute may do so up to the starting time of the event providing
at least one of the original bowlers will still participate.
The substitute bowler must be in the same age group or younger than the bowler he/she is replacing.
ELIGIBILITY and SAME
BOWLING CENTER rules apply to substitutes. (Rules 1 and 4 above)
9. SPORTSMANSHIP – All bowlers and spectators
are expected to exercise the highest level of good sportsmanship. Using unfair tactics, causing distractions to other bowlers,
swearing or abusing bowling equipment may be cause for disqualification.
10. SMOKING – Tournament participants,
spectators or tournament staff will not be permitted to smoke inside the bowling center.
11. PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED
– The tournament director may require at his/her discretion that a bowler provide proof of age within a reasonable time.
requested to provide proof of age who does not, may be disqualified from the tournament. In a team or doubles
event, the entire entry would be disqualified.
12. QUESTIONABLE INCIDENTS – In the event that a questionable
incident occurs that is not covered by the ICBA rules or these tournament rules, the Tournament
Director will decide
13. ENTRY DEADLINE – Positively no entry will be accepted after April 20, 2013. Entries received
by mail must be postmarked by April 20, 2013.
14. ARRIVAL TIMES – All bowlers should plan to arrive AT LEAST
30 MINUTES prior to the scheduled event starting time.
15. SCHOLARSHIPS – The All Events winners (1 girl
and 1 boy) with the highest score from each of the 3 host centers will compete for the following MBA Proprietor’s Scholarships:
(Girl & Boy): 1st place - $500; 2nd place - $300; 3rd place - $200. No substitutions allowed. Ties at the rolloff will
result in a 1 string rolloff to determine place. Any bowler who is unable to attend the rolloff will automatically be awarded
3rd prize. In case of ties at the host centers, both bowlers qualify for the rolloff.
16. GENERAL – Entry
fees are not refundable for any reason. In case of ties in the top 3 positions, there will be NO roll-off, but duplicate trophies
will be awarded. The host center director reserves the right to add or delete shifts as necessary. All decisions of the tournament
director shall be final.
SINGLES - $17.00 DOUBLES - $34.00 TEAMS - $52.50 ALL EVENTS - $3.00
No entries accepted
without the proper entry fee ~ Make checks payable to MBA Tournament
centers for times and availability
Explanation of Events, Awards and Scholarships
– One girl or one boy in a 5 string event. DOUBLES – Two girls or two boys in a 5 string event.
Five girls or five boys in a three string event.
AWARDS – In the Singles, Doubles and Team Events the 1st place
winners (girls and boys) in each age group (Midget, Junior, Senior) will
receive 2 Awards Banquet tickets. Exception:
A bowler can receive more than 1 trophy but can NOT receive more than 2 Awards Banquet tickets.
The top 3 bowlers in
each age group (girls and boys) receive a trophy or award. Each bowler at each event will receive an MBA certificate good
2 strings of open bowling at your participating MBA or WNECA bowling center.
HIGH SINGLE The bowler in each
age group (girl & boy) with the highest single string receives a trophy and 2 Banquet tickets.
ALL EVENTS –
Determined by combining the bowler’s 13 string total (all bowled at the same center). 1st place winner in each age group
and boys) receives 2 Awards Banquet tickets. Top 3 bowlers (girls and boys) in each age group receive trophies.
SCHOLARSHIP – Scholarship money will be held in escrow until it is requested by a college, university or technical
school. If the bowler will not
be advancing their education beyond high school, they may obtain the money on or after
their 21st birthday. Proof of age will be required by the
MBA Board of Directors. Scholarship Rolloff Saturday May 11th
at 1:00 pm, Lanes & Games, Rte 2, Cambridge, MA Scholarship Awards (girl and boy): 1st Place - $500 ● 2nd Place
- $300 ● 3rd Place - $200