FSG Bowling

FLORIDA SENIOR GAMES PRESENTED BY HUMANA

BOWLING

Location and Schedule

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2, 2018

Seminole Bowl
8668 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL 33777

SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 1
Noon – All Doubles Check-in
1 p.m. – All Doubles Competition begins
3 p.m. – All Mixed Doubles Check-in
4 p.m. – All Mixed Doubles Competition begins

Sunday, December 2
8 a.m. – All Singles Check-in
9 a.m. – All Singles Competition begins

Events

  • Singles – BW018
  • Doubles – BW019
  • Mixed Doubles – BW020
  • Non-Ambulatory Singles – BW021
  • Non-Ambulatory Doubles – BW022
  • Non-Ambulatory Mixed Doubles – BW023

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules

Top 5 in each age group at a Series Qualifier site. Participants that qualify in one Bowling event are eligible for all Bowling events. (Note: qualifying is only applicable to the Florida resident divisions). Non-Ambulatory events do not require qualifying.

Entry Requirements

  1. Bowling entry fee is $30 for the first event and $12 for each additional event for individual and doubles events for Florida residents. Entry fee is $35 for the first event and $15 for each additional event for non-residents.   Entry fee includes lanes fees and an event t-shirt. T-shirts will be available on-site at designated competition check-in times. A short survey will be required to be completed at check-in. This survey can be found online at www.floridaseniorgames.com, and can be completed in advance and brought to check-in.
  2. Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles competitors must complete an Individual Entry Form and Waiver of Liability for each bowler or register online at www.floridaseniorgames.com.
  3. All mailed entries must be received by November 16, 2018 or register online by November 18, 2018 at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director. Athletes registering after November 18, 2018 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and may be subject to a $15 late fee.
  4. Entry forms, waiver of liability and entry fee should be made payable to the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF). Save a stamp and beat the deadline! Register online at www.floridaseniorgames.com.
  5. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event.
  6. Competitors are encouraged to provide their own bowling balls and shoes. House balls and shoes may be available at the competitor’s expense.
  7. All equipment shall meet USBC specifications. The Florida Senior Games reserves the right to inspect equipment.
  8. Doubles partners must be of the same gender. Mixed doubles will be one male and one female bowler.
  9. The age division of competition for Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be determined by the younger age of the two partners.
  10. Doubles and Mixed Doubles entrants must enter their partner’s name under the column labeled “Partners”.

Format

    1. Tournament will be based on scratch scores.
    2. Bowlers will be placed in divisions by age and gender.
    3. Bowling times and lanes will be assigned by the Event Director.
    4. Bowlers will bowl three games. Winners are determined by total pins over three games (same lane).
    5. If there is a tie between any of the top 3 places, a one-game playoff will be held to determine which player receives the higher medal.
    6. For 4th place through 6th place, ties will be broken by the number of strikes bowled. If the score is still tied, the number of spares will decide the winner.
    7. There will be no tie-breaker for 7th place and below. Both competitors will receive the same place and the next place will be left open.
    8. Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes, if non-residents are in contention for medals.

Sports Rules

    1. This tournament will be conducted in accordance with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) rules, except as modified herein.
    2. All equipment shall meet USBC specifications. The Event Director reserves the right to check equipment at any time.
    3. For Non-Ambulatory events, the athlete must be seated in their wheelchair or scooter for the entire duration of competition.
    4. For Non-Ambulatory events, an athlete must physically roll the ball or with the use of a ramp, as long as no one else or the chair itself helps project the ball down the lane. The athlete must be the one who impacts the energy needed for the ball to move down the lane.

NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES QUALIFYING RULES

  1. All finishers placing first through fourth and all non-ambulatory participants at the 2018 Florida Senior Games shall qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games, to be held June 14-25, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  2. Athletes must qualify in each Bowling event (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) in which they wish to compete at the 2019 National Senior Games, except when Rule E applies.

REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register online for 2018 Florida Senior Games Bowling

CLICK HERE to download the registration form and individual waiver to register by mail.

To access the 2018 Florida Senior Games hotel survey, click here.

CONTACTS

FSF STAFF CONTACT
Karissa Pendleton: (850) 298-6628 or kpendleton@flasports.com

STATE DIRECTOR
Bob Peters: (239) 690-9951 or tournamentbob@aol.com