54th Annual “Me & Mine” Handicap Tournament

Sponsored by the
Greater Buffalo USBC Association
**Certified by the United States Bowling Congress**

February 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2021
Wimbledon Lanes
220 Center Road
West Seneca, New York

GBUSBCA IS CONTRIBUTING AN EXTRA $1,500 TO THE PRIZE FUND
One participant of team must be a Greater Buffalo USBC Association member
Multiple Participation Allowed
Handicap – 100% of 230
Rules below
One prize for every six entries
Walk-ins allowed based on lane availability, fee – $32 per team

All teams must consist of 1 male and 1 female
ENTRY FEE - $30.00 ($32 online)Mail completed entry with check or money order to:
Division A (351 Average and Over) PRIZE FEE (per bowler) $ 5.00
BOWLING FEE (per bowler) $ 9.00
Greater Buffalo USBC Association
2448 Union Rd
Division B (350 Average and Under) EXPENSES (per bowler) $ 1.00
TOTAL PER BOWLER $15.00
Cheektowaga, NY 14227

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Team Division (check one)
BOWLER #1 (Starts on left lane)
Bowler Name
Gender
Address
City, State, Zip
Phone
USBC #
2019-20 High USBC Average
2018-19 High USBC Average
January 11, 2021 High USBC Average
# of Games (1/11/21)
BOWLER #2 (Starts on right lane)
Bowler Name
Gender
Address
City, State, Zip
Phone
USBC #
2019-20 High USBC Average
2018-19 High USBC Average
January 11, 2021 High USBC Average
# of Games (1/11/21)
PREFERRED BOWLING TIME
Saturday, February 13 & 20 – 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 14 - 12:30 PM & 3:00 PM
Sunday, February 21 – 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, & 6:00 PM
Number of teams scheduled per pair of lanes will vary based on squad size and lane availability.
RESERVATIONS CLOSE FEBRUARY 6, 2021
CAPTAIN’S NAME
Special Instructions
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TOURNAMENT RULES AND INFORMATION

1. THIS TOURNAMENT IS CERTIFIED BY THE UNITED STATES BOWLING CONGRESS. ALL TOURNAMENT GAMES SHALL BE PLAYED IN STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH USBC PLAYING RULES.

2. ELIGIBILITY – One participant of each team must be a member of the Greater Buffalo USBC Association for the current season. Any bowler who does not qualify under the membership portion of this rule may become eligible through purchase of a USBC associate membership ($22) PROVIDED they have been a resident within the jurisdiction of the Greater Buffalo USBC Association for at least 30 days prior to the date of bowling or by purchase of a local GBUSBCA membership ($8) if already certified through a neighboring association (Tonawanda, Lockport, Niagara Falls, etc.). The second bowler, if not holding a USBC membership, may then pay a participation fee of $5, which allows them to bowl in this tournament only. Bowlers paying the participation fee are NOT eligible for USBC awards. Proof of eligibility may be required at time of bowling. Photo ID must be presented at check-in.

3. HANDICAP AND ENTERING AVERAGE – Handicap will be based on 100% of the difference between the bowler’s entering average and 230. Highest official average for the 2019-20 season, in any USBC-certified winter or summer league, wherever bowled, must be used. A bowler who has no official average for the 2019-20 season must use their highest official average from the 2018-19 season or their highest USBC-certified average of 12 games or more as of the date they bowl in this tournament, whichever is higher. IN ADDITION, ANY BOWLER WHO HAS A CURRENT 21-GAME AVERAGE WHICH IS 10 OR MORE PINS HIGHER THAN THEIR 2019-20 AVERAGE MUST USE THE CURRENT AVERAGE. All averages will be verified. BOWLERS USING A CURRENT-SEASON AVERAGE MUST HAVE SECRETARY VERIFICATION FROM EACH LEAGUE IN WHICH THEY BOWL.

Men without an average as outlined above will enter with a 215 average and receive 15 pins handicap. Women without an average as outlined above will enter with a 180 average and receive 50 pins handicap. It will be at the tournament manager’s discretion to rate a bowler at a higher average if any previous season average is discovered to be higher. This rating may be made upon discovery either before or after tournament participation.

4. AVERAGE ADJUSTMENT AND VERIFICATION – The following USBC rule has been waived: Rule 319a-1; ALL OTHER CONDITIONS OF RULE 319 APPLY.

It shall be each bowler’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of their average in handicap or classified tournaments, whether the average was originally submitted by the bowler, their captain, or others. Failure to use the proper average may disqualify score if submitted average is lower than actual average or cause prize winnings to be based on submitted average if it is higher. If illegal average is discovered after prize money has been paid, it must be returned to the tournament, or bowlers are subject to suspension of USBC membership.

5. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS – Bowlers are permitted to enter the tournament multiple times with the same or a different partner, but may cash only once with the same partner.

6. PRIZES AND AWARDS – PRIZE FEES WILL BE RETURNED 100%.

Prize ratio will be one prize for every six entries or fraction thereof. All prizes will be paid for scores with handicap. There will be a separate prize list for each division.

7. DISTRIBUTION OF ENTRY FEES – Entry fees charged for this tournament are distributed as follows:
PER BOWLER
Prize Fee $ 5.00
Bowling Fee $ 8.25
Expense Fee $ 1.75
Total Fee (per bowler) $15.00
Total Entry Fee per Team $30.00
Walk-in Entries ($32.00)
Online Entries ($32.00)

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