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ST. JOE VALLEY USBC
OPEN TOURNAMENT

Tournament Details

DATES & TIMES

February 10, 2024
Team Event

1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

February 11, 2024
Singles & Doubles

1:30 PM

February 17, 2024

Singles & Doubles

12:30 PM & 5:30 PM

February 18, 2024

Team Event

1:00 PM

LOCATION

Chippewa Bowl

225 West Chippewa Avenue

South Bend, IN 46614

COST

$35 Per Event Per Bowler

Optional All Events Entry Fee: $10 Per Bowler

Open Tournament Standings

Tournament Rules

Tournament Entry Deadline: February 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM

All entries MUST be paid in full BEFORE they will be accepted.

  1. All members must show proof of membership prior to competition.

  2. All entrants MUST be a member of the USBC and the St. Joe Valley Association. If you are not a member of the St. Joe Valley Association, a membership in the amount of $10.00 may be purchased at the time of bowling. This competition is open to both men and women.

  3. This tournament is certified by the United States Bowling Congress and all rules are in effect.

  4. Entry fee is $35.00 per person per event. Optional All Events fee is $10.00 per person. If All Events is not marked at signup, the bowler will not be eligible for All Events. Once entry is processed, NO refund will be issued.

  5. All prize fees will be returned 100%.

  6. All fees MUST accompany entry form.

  7. Singles and Doubles are one event. If you bowl in one, you must bowl in the other.

  8. Entrants may bowl more than once in each event under the following conditions:

    • No more than 3 of the same bowlers on a 5-person team.

    • A bowler must change partners to bowl Doubles Event again.

    • A bowler may re-enter in the Singles Event. ONLY the highest single score will be awarded prizes.

    • A bowler first set in each event will make up his/hers All Events.

    • Any re-entries must be submitted by the deadline.

  9. Two divisions: Division A and Division B

  10. All bowlers must bowl when scheduled. Failure to do so will result in loss of entry.

  11. All changes and substitutions must be made 30 minutes prior to the scheduled squad time.

  12. Entrants will use their highest SJVUSBC certified average as of the end of the 2022-2023 season based on 21 games or more. Verification of average MUST accompany ALL entries!!

    • If no average from last year, entrant will use their current year’s average as of January 1, 2024 with a minimum of 21 games.

    • An entrant without a 21 game average as of January 1, 2024 shall use their highest current league average for 12 games or more as of the date of participation.

    • If no average from last year or this year the bowler will bowl using an average of 220.

    • Anyone who has an average as of January 1, 2024 that is 10 pins higher than 22-23 season average, must use their current average and have verifiable proof. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

    • Anyone purchasing a local membership must use and have verifiable proof of current average (21 games or more as of January 1, 2024) prior to bowling or they will bowl using a 220 average. 

  13. Handicap will be 100% based on 220.

  14. Rule 319c average rerate does not apply.

  15. All PBA, PWBA and others shall be limited to two (2) per team and one (1) per doubles.

  16. Extra shifts will be added if entries warrants.

  17. Tournament Manager has final say on all disputes and interpretations of these & USBC tournament rules that govern this tournament.

  18. All Prize monies will be distributed by mail.

** Violation of any of the above rules and/or any USBC rules will result in forfeiture of prize money and awards. Any protest must be made in writing and given to a tournament official within 24 hours of completion of their squad.

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