Adult Entry Form - PDF
2013 Adult Days And Times
2013 MASSACHUSETTS ADULT 100% HANDICAP STATE TOURNAMENT
Rules and Entrance Requirements
a. All participants in the 2013 Massachusetts Adult 100% Handicap State Tournament must be at least 17 years of age, and
must be a current
league bowler at a Massachusetts Bowling Association (MBA) member establishment or Western New England
Candlepin Association (WNECA)
member establishment. See page 4 for complete list of member centers. Definition of a League
Bowler – A team member, not a substitute.
(Substitute bowler averages Do Not Count.)
b. Youth bowlers who
enter any portion of this tournament may not participate in the 2013 State Candlepin Youth Championships.
VERIFICATION AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS
a. All bowlers entering any adult event must file by mail for an average card with
MBA, c/o LUCKY STRIKE RECREATION, 73 BUFFUM Street,
LYNN, MA 01902. FILE EARLY. No cards will be issued in person at
the MBA office.
b. A $10.00 fee must accompany the average verification request card and all required information must
be completed. Use ink. Altered, changed
or initialed averages will be rejected. Once your info is complete, get appropriate
signatures. Make checks payable to MBA Tournament.
c. Upon receipt of a completed average verification request card,
bowler will then be issued an official MBA average card, valid from February 15,
2013 to February 14, 2014 and a coupon
good for 5 Free Strings of Open Play Bowling valid to December 31, 2013. Both cards will be honored
at any MBA or WNECA
establishment. Bowlers are required to present their identification cards for every event. No card on file - No entry.
Photo ID may be required at finals.
d. All entrants must have verified MBA or WNECA LEAGUE averages (at least 40 strings)
in an MBA or WNECA establishment. TRUE Average
from 2,3,4,5 or 6 person teams shall be used in determining the highest
average. If during the season, you have bowled with temporary
injuries or physical circumstances that decrease your average,
it will be reviewed by the Tournament Directors and subject to
adjustment. If you are deliberately throwing away pins,
your average cannot be considered a TRUE AVERAGE and will be subject to
disqualification by the Tournament Directors.
e. PRO Series bowlers may participate provided they have a verified MBA or WNECA LEAGUE average as described above. PRO
use the highest of either their Pro Series average or MBA / WNECA league average. Averages must have a
40 string minimum.
f. Late league starters must have a minimum of 40 strings recorded as of date of filing for verification
g. Eliminate all fractions when submitting average. Declared average is individual bowler’s sole responsibility.
h. ONLY Official MBA Verification Cards will be accepted as proof of average.
i. Average may not be changed after an
individual has started any event, except to increase it.
j. Misrepresentation of any kind will result in disqualification
of entire entry and forfeiture of all prize monies. Bowlers submitting falsified information
will be banned from participating
in any MBA sponsored Tournament for five (5) years.
3. ENTRIES – Multiple entries allowed in separate areas
– no entry deadline.
a. A bowler may enter each event more than once but must bowl in a different area. See Rule
5d for All Events
b. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED OFFICIALLY ENTERED WITHOUT THE ENTRY FEE.
PAYABLE TO: the Host Center for your event (see page 2 for host center name):
c. 1) MAIL ENTRY TO: Host center for each
event entered. 2) MAIL ALL EVENTS ENTRY TO: Singles or Doubles Host center for that area.
d. Proof of entry is the responsibility
of the bowler
e. You may enter at any time. However, if you enter on the day of the event, your entry will be handled
on a space available first come first served
basis only. No entry will be allowed after the shift has begun. No shifts
will be added after the last posted shift.
f. Use a separate entry blank for each event. In order to assure preferred
time and date, send entries EARLY. Be sure to list a SECOND CHOICE.
If no second choice is listed, or the second choice
is full, the committee reserves the right to assign a date and time.
4. EVENTS: Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles,
Mixed Teams and Teams
a. For average requirements for the tournament and further explanation see rules 5f and 8.
In Doubles and Team Events, any bowler may enter regardless of average as long as the doubles and / or team combined average
exceed the 2013 MBA Adult Handicap State Tournament requirements for that particular event.
EVENTS – Classes A and B – Top ladies’ and men’s bowler in each area goes to All Events Championship
a. Individual bowler must enter Singles, Doubles Event (best Doubles or Mixed Doubles) and Team Event (best Teams or Mixed
Teams), in ONE
area. The combined 13-string total plus personal handicap for each game is your “All Events”
b. You may enter all 5 events and take your best Doubles and Team scores.
c. All Events must be entered before
bowler’s first ball is rolled in any event. Entrants must check All Events board in order to verify entry.
entering All Events must bowl all their events in the same area. You may enter All Events in more than one area – rule
e. A separate entry blank must be filed ($10.00 fee required). Mail to Host center for the singles or doubles
in the “area” that you will bowl in.
f. Class A – Men=103 and above; Class A Ladies=90 and above. Class
B Men=102 and below; Class B Ladies’=89 and below
a. Substitution may be made in any
event except singles.
b. Substitutes are subject to Average Verification rules. (See rule #2)
c. Replacement bowler(s)
may not have participated in that event in that area.
d. Host center should be notified at least two hours prior to the
7. GENERAL RULES
a. In case of default for any reason, entry fee will not be refunded.
game(s) – score stands at time of default.
c. 1 in 4 win cash prizes. (1 in 4, 2 in 8, 3 in 12 etc.) All ties for
last qualifying position win prizes.
d. In case of ties, cash prizes will be divided equally. Next position(s) move down.
e. All notices and prize money will be forwarded to the first person listed with a legible mailing address on entry blank.
Distribution is their sole
responsibility. Non-distribution of prize funds will result in suspension from further MBA
f. Director reserves the right to add or delete from the schedule to accommodate entries.
g. ICBA official
rules will govern all decisions. All decisions of the Tournament Committee shall be final.
h. Returned check bank charge
of $20.00 applies.
i. Appropriate dress required at all events
8. HANDICAP BASE & AVERAGE LIMITS:
There is an average limit for each event except Singles. Handicaps are based on the average limit for each event as follows:
APPROPRIATE DRESS REQUIRED AT EVERY EVENT
Men’s Teams 650
Ladies’ Teams 575
Men’s Doubles 280
Ladies’ Doubles 240
Mixed Doubles 250
Men’s Singles &
All Events 140
Ladies’ Singles & All Events 125