- All scheduled tournaments shall be administered
by designated directors selected by the M.S.C.B.P.A.
as its Tournament Director. The Tournament Director
shall be the chief supervisor and representative of
the M.S.C.B.P.A. for all sponsored tournaments.
- These tournaments are open to any bowler who has
a current membership card in the M.S.C.B.P.A. and
must be shown upon request of the Tournament Director.
Costs of the membership card is $10.00 and shall be
payable upon signing up for your initial tournament.
- The Tournament Director reserves the right to refuse
any entry which does not abide by the rules and regulations
stipulated by the M.S.C.B.P.A.
- All bowlers must name their
house when buying their M.S.C.B.P.A. card. Bowlers
must bowl at least one Adult League in that house.
You must compete on a league and complete two-thirds
of the season. All Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Mixed Teams
and Teams will come from the same house for the tournament
- DRESS CODE - PROPER
BOWLING ATTIRE: All
participants must wear a bowling shirt with the house
logo of their Center. It may be collared or a tee-shirt.
All clothes must be neat, clean and presentable. No
sweat pants, spandex or cutoffs. No hats, caps or
visors. No tank tops or muscle shirts. Dress shorts
will be permitted. Improper dress will automatically
- All tournaments will be
governed by the I.C.B.A. Rule Book. Foul line
referees may be waived if automatic foul detecting
devices are available and in working condition. Position
of referee will be optional. Lob balls will be called
- PRORIETOR'S ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR ALL BOWLERS CALLED IN. Cancellations can be made
no later than Monday prior to the scheduled event.
If a cancellation has not been made by that time,
the bowler owns that spot and must pay the full amount
of the entry fee if he/she does not show up. If the
spot can be filled by the Tournament Director prior
to the schedules event, the bowler will then be relived
of the responsibility of paying for that spot. The
Director shall maintain a Stand-By list.
- Each house will allow 10 minutes of free warm up
before the tournament. It is mandatory that all bowlers
arrive at the site one half hour before the tournament
- Once a lane has been drawn
by a bowler, there will be no changing of lanes. NOTE:
Lane drawings will be held 1/2 hour before schedules
flight time. If a bowler is not on hand for drawing,
a lane will be assigned to late bowlers.
- LATE COMERS: Bowlers failing
to show up before the Director fills in the open slots
by moving bowlers around prior to starting must forfeit
their entry fee unless an opening is available on
a later flight. Late bowlers can not bowl once a ball
has been rolled in that flight.
- Flight scheduling will be done on a "First
Come-First Serve" basis.
- All prize money will be mailed out by the M.S.C.B.P.A.
Treasurer to the winners upon verification of all
- Handicaps shall be based on 90% of the difference
of pins, up to 130 for men and women. Effective in
the upcoming season all new bowlers handicap shall
be based on the highest known league average. Computer
Handicaps shall be used for all bowlers that have
at least 15 strings in the previous season.
- No fees will be returned after entries have been
received and the flights time assigned except in dire
emergency such as fire, accident, ect.
- If a tie occurs for any reason, the tie will be
broken by the highest single and prize money will
be given to the person or team with the highest single.
- Prize money shall be distributed according to the
amount of entries in each event. Prize schedules shall
be posted at all tournament sites.
- Multiple participation in any one event is prohibited.
You can only bowl ONCE in any tournament.
- Flights may be added or cancelled depending upon
the number of entries at the direction of the Tournament
- 30 tournament strings are needed to participate
in the annual Average plus Handicap State Tournament.
- Participating bowlers on the current flights are
the only ones allowed to keep score unless the Tournament
Direct designates a person or persons as scorekeepers.
- SANDBAGGING: For computer information, any bowler
scoring less than 80 pins of his/her average for a
ten string or 40 pins for a 5 string tournament will
be credited for that tournament with his/her computer
average minus the above pins.
- A Junior bower who participates in any Junior events
during the year will not be eligible to participate
in Adult events in the same year. Any person that
has reached their 17th birthday and has not participated
in a Junior event during that current tournament season
may enter all the M.S.C.B.P.A. Inc. sponsored event
as long as they qualify according to all M.S.C.B.P.A.
Inc rules and regulations.
- A new bowler entering a tournament for the first
time must have at least 30 strings in a member house.
- SPORTSMANSHIP CONDUCT:
Any participant attempting
to damage any bowling equipment by his/her actions
or using conduct that is disruptive to the proper
administration of any event sponsored by the M.S.C.B.P.A.
shall receive a warning on the first offense, and
a zero shall be given for that frame. If a bowler
commits a second offense of the above, he or she shall
be pulled from the event and suspended, and a zero
shall be given for that frame. A dummy score (average
minus 10) shall be used on all Teams for the suspended
bowler. Third offense will receive a written warning
and inability to bowl the next stop. In any case where
damage occurs by the result of the above to any equipment
in host lanes, full restitution must be made for all
damages. Bowlers failing to make restitution shall
be suspended from bowling in any M.S.C.B.P.A. Inc.
sponsored event until restitution is made.