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CDYST Tournament Rules

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  1. All tournaments are scratch singles with one division and open to USBC-certified youth bowlers only. However, boys and girls will compete for separate, proportional scholarship funds. Uncertified bowlers meeting USBC youth eligibility requirements may purchase a USBC youth membership on site.
  2. The CDYST membership is $30. This fee is used to cover season-long expenses and awards. Remaining money will be returned as scholarships at the season-ending CDYST Masters tournament, which will be open to all CDYST members who compete in at least four events during the 2015 - 2016 season.
  3. The entry fee for CDYST members is $32 if paid in advance; the fee is $35 if paid on site. All nonmembers will pay $45.  The breakdown is as follows: $12 lineage; $18 scholarship fund; remaining funds to expenses. For Junior Gold qualifier events, add $5 to these regular rates. Entry into the Junior Gold qualifier is optional for CDYST members only and will cost an additional $50. If a bowler is not USBC Junior Gold-certified, they must certify on site; the cost is an additional $30. Scores from the Qualifying Round will be used for the qualifier and the number of Junior Gold spots awarded will be contingent upon the number of entries; 1 in 4 bowlers who enter will earn their entry into the Junior Gold tournament.
  4. All tournaments will begin promptly on the date and time listed. Please arrive at least 45 minutes early to check in.
  5. Tardy bowlers must begin with the frame being bowled. No pins will be awarded for missed frames.
  6. The qualifying round will consist of 4 games (6 games for Junior Gold qualifier tournaments), switching pairs after each game. The lesser of 1 in 3 competitors or the total number of lanes available will advance to the semifinals; all pins will carryover.
  7. The semifinals will begin immediately following the qualifying round and consist of 3 head-to-head match games.  The bowler winning each match will receive a 30-pin bonus; a tie will award a 15-pin bonus to each bowler. The top four bowlers after 7 games (9 games for Junior Gold qualifiers) will advance to the finals.
  8. The finals will be a stepladder format; the 4th place qualifier will bowl against the 3rd place qualifier; the winner will bowl against the 2nd place qualifier; that winner will face the tournament leader to determine the champion.
  9. Please note that at host centers with space or time constraints, the tournament directors reserve the right to modify the tournament format to accommodate as many bowlers as possible.
  10. The Kegel Challenge or World Tenpin Bowling Association lane condition listed will be employed for that tournament.  For more information, please visit Kegel’s website or the WTBA pattern website.
  11. All bowlers must wear a collared or mock-collar shirt. Please refer to the CDYST Code of Conduct, which addresses acceptable attire and behavior. It is available online, at the tournament site, or via e-mail.
  12. A minimum of 1 in 5 entrants will earn a scholarship prize. All award winners will receive a certificate indicating their position and prize.  The champion will also receive a plaque.
  13. All scholarship money will be held by and distributed according to the USBC SMART program.
  14. All rules not specifically addressed herein will be subject to the USBC rulebook. For matters not directly addressed in the USBC rulebook, the tournament directors’ decision is final.
  15. For an optional $5 fee, CDYST members may enter the scholarship eliminator prior to the qualifying round. A minimum of 1 in 8 entrants will receive a scholarship prize. All eliminator money will be returned 100%.
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CDYST Scholarship Eliminator Rules

The CDYST Scholarship Eliminator is open to CDYST members only and runs concurrent with the qualifying round of the main tournament. Each entrant will bowl against the rest of the eliminator field starting with the first game.  After Game 1, the top half of the bowlers will advance, while the remainder will be eliminated.  Then, using their scores from Game 2 only, the top half of those remaining bowlers will advance, and so on. If there is an odd number of bowlers in a round, no less than 50% will advance to the next round. For example, if there are 12 entries, the eliminator will run as follows:

    Game 1: 12 bowlers, with the top 6 scores advancing

    Game 2: 6 bowlers, with the top 3 scores advancing

    Game 3: 3 bowlers, with the top 2 scores advancing

    Game 4: 2 bowlers, with the higher score winning the top prize and the lower score winning the 2nd prize.

If there are 8 or fewer entries, the eliminator will play out over the first 3 games in the qualifying round, with only the winner earning a scholarship prize. The scholarship prize ratio will be a minimum of 1 for every 8 entries in the eliminator. The results of the Scholarship Eliminator are completely independent and in no way affect the main tournament standings.

Please note that under the Junior Gold format (6-game qualifying round), the Scholarship Eliminator will play out over the first four games in the qualifying round.

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