Greater Buffalo USBC Open & Women’s Championships
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The Greater Buffalo USBC Association is also pleased to add $10,000 to this year’s prize fund, making the total sponsorship contribution approximately
(Sponsorships still being accepted)
2023 City Tournament
THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE BOWLED ON A RECREATION PATTERN
Beginning in March, call Kenmore Lanes (716) 875-5340 for times the pattern will be available for practice.
Open (Men & Women) and Women’s Championships Scratch Division in Open Tournament
Team ~ Doubles/Singles ~ All-Events ~ 6-Game Combine
Bowlers are eligible to bowl additional Doubles-only events for $30 per bowler once they have paid for a
full Doubles/Singles/Combine entry in the same tournament. See entry blank for details.
Alibi Doubles available at tournament site.
Brackets – Tournament Giveaways
Split Club Raffles
MINIMUM OF $2,000 FIRST PLACE PRIZE GUARANTEED
in Team Handicap event of Open Tournament
GROUP LEADER PERK – SIGN UP 3 OR MORE TEAMS to earn free USBC membership and cash rewards!
Group leaders who sign up 3 to 5 teams earn a free USBC membership for the 2023-24 season;
6 to 9 teams, a free USBC membership for the 2023–24 season plus $50;
and 10 teams or more, a free USBC membership for the 2023–24 season plus $100 for every 10 teams.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!!
All 4-Person Team entries received or postmarked by February 1, 2023, receive a $20 discount (pay $100). Any entries received or postmarked after that date pay full price ($120).
1691 Kenmore Avenue, Kenmore, NY
Opens April 25 through May 13, 2023
(See dates and times on page 3)
No reservations after April 1, 2023
but entries will still be accepted.
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All games in this tournament shall be played in strict compliance with regulations of the UNITED STATES BOWLING CONGRESS governing tournament play.
ONLY MEMBERS OF THE GREATER BUFFALO USBC ASSOCIATION ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THIS TOURNAMENT
YOU MAY BOWL MORE THAN ONCE IN ANY EVENT OF THIS TOURNAMENT, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
A) When three players bowl together more than once in the Team event, only one of the competing teams shall be eligible for a prize.
B) The same four persons may not bowl together more than once in the Team event.
C) The same two persons may not bowl together more than once in the Doubles event.
ANY MONEY WON WITH AN ILLEGAL AVERAGE, DISCOVERED AFTER PRIZE IS PAID OUT, MUST BE RETURNED.
TO THE GREATER BUFFALO USBC ASSOCIATION MANAGER
Entrants must be USBC members in good standing. By entering these tournaments, a bowler agrees to abide by all tournament and playing rules and regulations of the Congress, including all rules outlined on this form. Entrants specifically agree that if they or any replacements chosen by or for them are not eligible for participation in the Greater Buffalo USBC Association, their prize, bowling, and expense fees may be retained by the Greater Buffalo USBC Association as liquidated damages. The submission of the entry form certifies that each individual average reported by each player entered in this tournament as they appear on this entry conforms to entering average requirements.
USBC MEMBERSHIP CARDS AND PHOTO ID
USBC MEMBERSHIP CARDS AND PHOTO ID must be available upon request of the Tournament Manager. Dues of at least $25 may be assessed to any bowler not in possession of a USBC membership card. An Associate Membership will then be issued or fee returned upon submission of proof on or before June 1, 2023, that the bowler was previously a member of the USBC for the current season. If a bowler has a USBC card in a neighboring association, they will be permitted to purchase a GBUSBCA Local Membership for $9. A maximum of two local memberships may be purchased for the sole purpose of entering this tournament by any 4-person team and one membership by any doubles pair. The remaining bowler(s) on the team or pair must have bowled a minimum of 21 games in the Greater Buffalo USBC Association during the 2022-23 season.
Any team or individual entered in this tournament failing to appear on the lanes when scheduled to bowl shall forfeit the entry unless the Tournament Manager finds sufficient reason for granting a postponement.
Any team or individual arriving late shall begin bowling with the score counting from the frame then being bowled and receive zero for missed frames.
The entrants whose names appear hereon or their authorized replacements hereby agree that the Greater Buffalo USBC Association and their officers and agents shall be liable only to the extent of returning entry fees if and when these entrants shall be prevented from bowling in any event in this tournament through delay, unexpected yet necessary schedule change, or premature termination of the tournament, which may be brought about by war, national emergency or emergencies, or causes beyond the control of the Greater Buffalo USBC Association.
ENTERING AVERAGE REQUIREMENTS
Entrants must use their highest USBC-certified average of 21 games or more from these three seasons (2021-22 any association; 2020-21 any association; March 1, 2023, any association – KNOW YOUR HIGHEST MARCH 1 AVERAGE, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S NOT IN THE GREATER BUFFALO USBC ASSOCIATION. A bowler who attains 21 games after March 1 in this or another association but before they bowl in this tournament may use the 21-game average if they have no 2021-22 or 2020-21 average; documentation will be required.
A male bowler who does not have an official average as outlined for any of the above will be accepted as a “210” average bowler and receive 20 handicap pins per game.
A female bowler who does not have an official average as outlined for any of the above will be accepted as a “180” average bowler and receive 50 handicap pins per game.
*It will be at the tournament manager’s discretion to rate a bowler at a higher average if any current or previous season USBC or non-USBC average is discovered to be higher. Anyone with only a sport/challenge average (USBC or non-USBC) will be adjusted per the conversion charts on a per-season basis.
See USBC Rule 319e. Any bowler who has been re-rated by any tournament or association must inform the Tournament Manager of this re-rating. See USBC Rule 319c. The average of a bowler may be adjusted upward before participation in any event. If the assigned average is not accepted by the bowler, the entry fee shall be refunded.
Handicap will be based on 100% of the difference between bowler’s entering average and scratch score of 230 with no maximum handicap. Handicap for the Team event will be computed by adding the individual handicap of the four bowlers entered on that team. Likewise, handicap for the Doubles event will be computed by adding the individual handicap of the two bowlers entered.
When an injury, or other reason may require a change in line-up after a game has started, USBC Rule 324b will prevail with proper handicap changes being calculated by the Tournament Manager. When a substitute enters a series or game already in progress, the handicap will be computed for each bowler on the basis of frames bowled.
A participant must report previous tournament winnings in excess of $300 in any event of any tournament in the 12-month period immediately preceding the start of this tournament. Information provided must include tournament name, location, actual score, position of finish in the event, the event, and the amount won.
The captain of a team, or appointed representative, shall have the privilege of submitting other qualified bowlers to take the place of those originally entered subject to the approval of the Tournament Manager. The substitute, if accepted, will bowl under his or her own name and at the scheduled time for each event. Any substitute in the Team and/or Doubles event must take the position of the original bowler.
ENTRY FEE BREAKDOWN
All Doubles entrants must also enter Singles at least once and vice-versa. If bowling Doubles/Singles on the same day, Doubles are bowled first. Singles may be bowled on a separate day. Restrictions apply.
|Prize Fund (100% Return)||$60.00||$30.00||$15.00||$4.50||$4.50|
|Handicap Only Entry Fee||$120.00||$60.00||$30.00||$5.00||$5.00|
|Scratch Prize Fund (Optional)||60.00||30.00||15.00||5.00||5.00|
|Handicap & Scratch Entry Fee||180.00||$90.00||$45.00||$10.00||$10.00|
All handicap and scratch champions will receive association championship crystals, which will be presented at our annual awards dinner in June of 2023. Scratch winners must have paid the scratch entry fee with the exception of All-Events (USBC Rule 306d).
Cash prizes will be awarded in all five events of the Open and Women’s Tournament on the basis of scores with handicap, and also for scratch scores in the Open Tournament. Prizes will be distributed in the ratio of one prize for every seven entries in the Team, Doubles, and Singles events. The first scores bowled in each event will count toward All- Events. Six-Game Combine and All-Events prize ratio will be one prize for every ten entries. One scratch prize of minimal amount will be awarded in each event of the Women’s Tournament. Entrants may cash only one time in the Singles and Combine events in each tournament they enter.
LANE ASSIGNMENTS and CHECK-IN
Captains should submit an entry blank with the exact line-up to be used. Any change to the order of bowling must be made at least three days in advance of scheduled squad.
LANE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE MADE BY TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT. EACH INDIVIDUAL BOWLER IS REQUIRED TO CHECK IN WITH PHOTO ID 30-60 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SQUAD START TIME.
POST-CLOSING DATE ENTRIES
No reservations after April 1. Entries shall be accepted after April 1 if lanes are available, but entry fees must be paid in full at least one day in advance of the squad. There shall be no walk-ins the day of the tournament.
DELAY OF GAME
There shall be no unreasonable delay permitted during tournament competition. Any bowler not present and ready to bowl when it’s their turn will receive zero for the frame. The tournament official in charge will have the authority to decide in this matter.
FOREIGN SUBSTANCES (powder, rosin, etc.)
NO FOREIGN SUBSTANCE shall be allowed in the bowler’s area. The use of any foreign substance that detracts from the possibility of other players having normal conditions is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, talcum powder, pumice and resin on shoes, and/or soft rubber soles or heels that rub off on the approach (USBC Rule 12).
|Squad Dates & Times||Team||Dbls/Sgls||Split Dbls||Split Sgls|
|Tues., April 25 @ 7 pm||✓||NA||NA||NA|
|Wed., April 26 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Thurs., April 27 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Fri., April 28 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mon., May 1 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Tues., May 2 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Wed., May 3 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Thurs., May 4 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Fri., May 5 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Sat., May 6 @ 11 am||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Sun., May 7 @ 11 am||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Sun., May 7 @ 3 pm**||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mon., May 8 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Tues., May 9 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Wed., May 10 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Thur., May 11 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Fri., May 12 @ 7 pm||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Sat., May 13 @ 11 am||✓||✓||NA||NA|
|Sat., May 13 @ 3 pm**||✓||✓||NA||NA|
1691 KENMORE AVENUE
KENMORE, NY 14217
DO NOT MAIL ENTRY BLANK
TO BOWLING CENTER!
** Some or all lanes on the 3 pm squads may not have fresh oil. NOTE: Those splitting their D/S times may be <br> moved 90 minutes later than the squad-start time. The Tournament Manager reserves the right to add squads.
BOWLING PROPRIETORS ASSOCIATION of WESTERN NEW YORK
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- Braymiller’s Lanes
- Broadway Sports Center
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- Clarence Bowling Academy
- Classic Lanes
- Island Lanes
- Kenmore Lanes
- Kerns Avenue Bowling Center
- Manor Lanes
- Manor Lanes II
- Rapids Bowling Center
- Spare Time Bowling Center
- Town Edge Bowling, Bar & Grill
- Tonawanda Bowling Center
- Transit Lanes
- Wimbledon Lanes
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