The competition -- open to all current members of any local USBC association in Florida who will have reached age 50 prior to bowling -- will consist of singles, doubles and a four-player team event.
All tournament prizes will be on a handicap (90 percent of 220) basis, and the entry fee is $18 per bowler per event, plus an optional nine-game all-events fee of $3.
Squad times will be 1 and 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and entrants can compete in either singles-doubles or team event on any squad.
Singles and all-events participants will compete in two age categories -- Division A (50-64) and Division B (65-over) -- while there will be only one class in doubles and team.
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 partners aren't from the same age classification, they will be put in Division A. Re-entries are allowed, but no one may cash more than once with the same partner.
All prizes will be paid on a ratio of at least one prize for each six entries, and in the event of a tie in any event, prize monies will be equally divided and duplicate awards (plaques and chevrons) will be presented.
Walk-ins 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, and to view or download a blank, click here. To view or download the tournament rules, click here.
Florida State Seniors Tournament set in Spring Hill
The 45th annual Florida State Senior Handicap Championship Tournament will be held at Spring Hill Lanes in Hernando County over the first five weekends of 2014, and all USBC-certified Floridians who will be age 50 and up at the time of bowling are eligible to compete.
Competition will include singles, doubles and four-player team event, and the entry fee is $22 per bowler per event, plus optional handicap all-events fees of $5 for all nine games or $2 for singles and doubles only. In addition, nine-game scratch all-events is available at an optional cost of $5.
Handicap will be 90 percent of 220, and entrants may compete only once in each event. Tournament weekends will be Jan. 4-5, Jan. 11-12, Jan. 18-19, Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2. Saturday squad times will be at 1:30 and 6 p.m., while Sunday squads will be at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and entrants may bowl all nine games on one day if desired.
There will be one class in team and doubles, and team members and doubles partners do not have to be in the same age bracket. Singles and all-events will be divided into five age categories as follows: A (70-over), B (65-69), C (60-64), D (55-59) and E (50-54).
The six-game all-events champions -- counting only singles and doubles -- will be eligible to compete in the 2014 USBC national senior tournament, and the deadline for submitting entries is Sunday, Dec. 8.
Complete rules and information is available on the official entry blanks, and to view or download an entry blank, click here.
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