The tourney -- open to all current members of a local USBC association within the state of Florida who will have reached at least age 50 prior to bowling -- will consist of singles, doubles and a four-player team event.
The handicap (90 percent of 220) tourney carries an entry fee of $18 per bowler per event, plus an optional nine-game all-events fee of $3. All prizes will be on a handicap basis.
Squad times on both tournament dates will be at 1 and 4 p.m., and entrants can compete in either singles-doubles or team event on any of the squads.
Participants in singles and all-events will be separated into two age categories: Division A (50-64) and Division B (65-over). With regard to doubles and team competition, there will be only one classification.
Teams may consist of four players -- all men, all women or any combination of both -- and re-entries will be permitted. However, teams may cash only once with the same four bowlers. To cash more than once, teams must make two or more roster changes.
Doubles teams may consist of two men, two women or mixed, and when a doubles pairing has members from each age classification, they will be placed into Division A. Re-entries are allowed, but no bowler may cash more than once with the same partner.
All prize monies will be returned 100 percent on a ratio of at least one prize for each six entries in each event. In the event of a tie for the championship in any event, prize monies will be equally divided and duplicate awards (plaques and chevrons) will be presented.
Advance reservations are suggested, but walk-in entries and re-entries will be accepted up to one hour prior to the last scheduled squad.
Complete rules and information can be found on the official entry blanks, available at area bowling establishments. To view or download the entry blank, click here. And to view or download a set of the tournament rules, click here. In addition, you may contact tournament director Fred Shaffer at (941) 951-6212.
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