Rules

Brunswick Estonian Open 2017 Rules

Event: Individual bowling contest

Type: Open, mixed

Venue: Al Mare Bowling (Paldiski mnt 96, Tallinn),

12 lanes, Brunswick synthetic Anvilane Pro Lanes, GS-98 pinsetters

Lane maintenance (oiling): Brunswick Authority22

Date of contest: 03.08.2017 – 13.08.2017

Organizer: Andilaid Ltd.

website: www.amb.ee & http://estopen.amb.ee

During the contest, these rules and the existing rules of contest of the Estonian Bowling Association (EVML) and WTBA will be followed. The contest is part of the Estonian bowlers’ rating system.

Right to participate and registration 

The players who accept these rules and the existing rules of contest of the Estonian Bowling Association (EVML) and have paid the contest fee, have the right to participate. Contest fee for EVML members is 40 – 70 EUR, for juniors 35 EUR, for foreign participants 45 – 75 EUR, for foreign juniors 40 EUR, Fees depend on the chosen squad (see the schedule).

Turbo games fee 10 EUR one game (G4 or G6) or 15 EUR two games (G4 and G6)

Desperado squad fee 35 EUR.

Registration begins on May 05, 2017 and ends on August 2, 2017 at 20:00 (8 p.m.) Later registration for the contest is possible, if there are any places left. There’s no limit for re-entries.

Registration for re-entries: Up to three (3) registrations allowed.

Re-entry – rebate the normal fee : non EVML minus 10 EUR, EVML minus 5 EUR (not applied for Early Bird)

Re-entry fee for juniors: non EVML 35 EUR, EVML 30 EUR.

Registration for clubs: the names of the players must be given at least one week before the beginning of the reserved squad.

Clothing during the contest: according to the rules of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA)

The organizer has the right to cancel a qualification squad if there are less that 12 registered players.

Contest description and ranking

Contest playing style: Cross-line

Qualification

Individual, 6 games, cross-line style, up to 4 players per lane pair. Change of lane after every game: bowlers on a lane with an even number move to the right and players on a lane with an odd number move to the left. Warm-up: 10 minutes on the starting lanepair. Equal scoring for men and women. Ranking is based on the points achieved. Women receive 8 pins handicap per game. Women handicap is considered as pin fall, and in case of a tie men get no advantage. Max women scratch game 300 pts.

Turbo

Valid only for athletes having paid the turbo fee before each squad starting. Two separated Turbo standings will be provided:
One standing for game 4 (Turbo G4)
Second standing for game 6 (Turbo G6)

Desperado Squad

Desperado Squad, 1 game. Cross-line style, up to 4 players per lane pair. Ranking is based on the points achieved.

Composing top 36

In the final there will be 36 players, as follows:

– Top 26 from the qualification, seeded 1-26.

– Top 6 EVML members or Estonian citizens who were not ranked among the top 26, seeded 27-32

– Top 1 from the turbo G4, seeded 33

– Top 1 from the turbo G6, seeded 34

– Top 2 from the desperado squad, seeded 35-36.

Final step 1

Players seeded 17-36 in the qualification will play 4 games. Change of lane after every game: bowlers on a lane with an even number move to the right and players on a lane with an odd number move to the left. Warm-up: 10 minutes on the starting lanepair. The results of the qualification will not be taken into account. After 4 games, top 8 of these players will continue to the final step 2. Players not continuing will be ranked 25 – 36 according to their position in the final step 1.

Final step 2

The 8 players continue from the final step 1 and the players seeded 9 – 16 in the qualification will play 4 games, starting from scratch. Change of lane after every game: bowlers on a lane with an even number move to the right and players on a lane with an odd number move to the left. Warm-up: 10 minutes on the starting lanepair. Top 8 of these players will continue to the final step 3. Players not continuing will be ranked 17-24 according to their position in the final step 2.

Final step 3

Top 8 players from the final step 2 (ranked 9 – 16) will play in pairs until two (2) victories. Warm-up: 4 shots on both lanes. Play scheme: 9th vs. 16th, 10th vs. 15th, 11th vs. 14th and 12th vs. 13th. The 4 winners of the matches will continue to the final step 4. The 4 losers will be ranked 13-16 according to their position after final step 2.

Seeding and matching for the final steps 4-7.

Players at positions 1 – 8 after the qualification will be seeded 1 – 8 for the next final steps. The 4 best players after the final step 3 will be seeded 9 – 12 for the next final steps, according to their position after final step 2. Matches for steps 4 – 7 will be combined: The highest seeded player before the final step 4 will play against the lowest seeded player.

Final step 4, lanes 1-8

Players ranked 5-12 will play a match until two (2) victories. Warm-up: 4 shots on both lanes. Play system: 5th vs. 12th, 6th vs. 11th, 7th vs. 10th and 8th vs. 9th. The 4 winners of the matches will continue to the final step 5. Ranking of the winners according to their seeding before the final step 4. In the final tournament table, the 4 losers of the matches will be ranked 9–12 according to their seeding before the final step 4.

Final step 5, lanes 1-4 & 7-10

Players ranked 1-8 will play a match until two (2) victories. Warm-up: 4 shots on both lanes. Play system: 1st vs. 8th , 2nd vs. 7th, 3rd vs. 6th and 4thvs. 5th The 4 winners of the matches will continue to the final step 6. Ranking of the players according to their seeding before the final step 4. In the final tournament table, the 4 losers of the matches will be ranked 5-8 according to their seeding before the final step 4.

Final step 6, lanes 3-4 & 7-8

The winners of the final step 5 will play a match until two (2) victories. Warm-up: 2 shots on both lanes. Play system: 1st vs. 4th , 2nd vs. 3rd . The 2 winners of the games will continue to the final step 7. Ranking of the players according to their seeding before the final step 4. In the final tournament table, the 2 losers of the matches will be ranked 3–4 according to their seeding before the final step 4.

Final step 7, lanes 5-6

The winners of the final step 6 will play a match until one (1) victory. Warm-up: 2 shots on both lanes. The winner of the match is the winner of Brunswick Estonian Open 2017. The loser of the match will be ranked 2.

Tournament tie rules

Qualification and the final steps 1 and 2

In case of a tie the highest ranked player will be the one with the highest last game, then the second last, etc.

Turbo

In case of tie for the 1st position in the Turbo competition (separately for G4 and G6) the highest positioned athlete will be the highest positioned athlete after the qualification.

Desperado Squad

In case of a tie in the desperado squad the a one ball roll off on a full set of pins will be played, repeated until the tie is broken.

Final steps 3 – 7

In any case of a tie in any game in any match in the final rounds 3-7  a one ball roll off on a full set of pins will be played, repeated until the tie is broken.

Prizes

All finalists will be rewarded, and special prizes for the top Estonians and juniors.

Total prize money 10 000 EUR

Place Amount (EUR)
1 2500
2 1500
3-4 700
5-8 300
9-12 190
13-16 150
17-24 120
25-36 90

Additional / Other rules

A player cannot enter the desperado squad if he/she has not thrown the qualification squad. The turns of desperado squad cannot be reserved.

If a player wants to withdraw from a reserved squad, he/she must inform the tournament management about it at the latest 3 hours before the reserved squad. In the contrary case the player is liable to pay the fee corresponding his/her playing time.

Lane oiling will be performed before each squad, before final steps 1 and 4. Oiling pattern will be published at least 1 week before the beginning of the first squad of the contest.

* EVML – Estonian Bowling Association