Rules 2019

Brunswick Estonian Open 2019 Rules

Event: Individual bowling contest

Type: Open, mixed

Venue: AMB Akadeemia (Akadeemia tee 30, Tallinn),

16 lanes, Brunswick Synthetic Anvilane Pro, GS-X pinsetters

Lane maintenance (oiling): Brunswick Envoy Pro

Date of contest: 08.08.2019 – 18.08.2019

Organizer: Andilaid Ltd.

website: https://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 (A-category).

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 April 22, 2019 and ends 15 minutes before squads starting time.

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 two lanes to the right and players on a lane with an odd number move two lanes 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 turbo-game 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 48

In the final there will be 48 players, as follows:

– Top 34 from the qualification, seeded 1-34.

– Top 6 EVML members or Estonian citizens who were not ranked among the top 34, seeded 35-40

– B-class winner, seeded 41

– C-class winner, seeded 42

– Best woman, seeded 43

– Best senior, seeded 44

– Top 1 from the turbo G4, seeded 45

– Top 1 from the turbo G6, seeded 46

– Top 2 from the desperado squad, seeded 47-48.

Final step 1

Players seeded 17-48 (32 players) in the qualification will play 4 games, Cross-line style. Change of lane after every game: bowlers on a lane with an even number move two lanes to the right and players on a lane with an odd number move two lanes 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 16 of these players will continue to the final step 2. Players not continuing will be ranked 33 – 48 according to their position in the final step 1.

Final step 2

The 16 players continue from the final step 1 and the players seeded 9 – 16 in the qualification will play 4 games, starting from scratch, Cross-line style. Change of lane after every game: bowlers on a lane with an even number move two lanes to the right and players on a lane with an odd number move two lanes 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 17-32 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, Cross-line style. 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, Cross-line style.

Final step 4

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

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

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

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 2019. 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

Total prize money 10 000 EUR

Place Amount (EUR)
1 2000
2 1200
3-4 700
5-8 350
9-16 200
17-24 150
25-30 100
Total: 9400
Best B-class* 200
Best C-class* 200
Best Senior* 200
Total: 600
Overal total: 10 000

Special prizes for the top Estonians and juniors.
*B & C class and Seniors winners will be rewarded based on qualification results.


Additional / Other rules

Junior – year of birth 2001 and later
Senior – year of birth 1969 and earlier
B-class – Players with official average from 165 to 179,9
C-class – Players with official average under 165
*If a player wishes to participate in these classes, he/she must be able to prove age or official average. Otherwise will participate only on main event.

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