FORMAT & RULES

GENERAL

The tournament is mixed with all women participating in the tournament, as well as all children under the age of 14 receive an 8 point handicap per game.

GROUPS

The individual tournament will be held separately for A and B groups. In order to participate in the Group B tournament a player need to present an official statement from the respective national federation that the average for the last 12 months is less than 180.
The official statement should be presented before the start of the tournament.
The organizers reserve the right to deny a participation in B group based on previous results in the tournaments organized at the same bowling center.

QUALIFICATION – INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

Each athlete is entitled to an unlimited amount of re-entries.

Qualification games will take place according to the following format:

Athletes play one squad of 5 games (pair game mode). Players per pair in squads – 5. Lanes are switched every two games. The individual qualification result is determined by the total amount of pins from all 5 games plus any handicap applicable.

Group A
Composing Top 32 in the following order:
A: Top 28 from the 5 games qualification based on all squads
B: Top 4 from a separate standing of the squads conducted on or before 20.06 that contains only the players that did not qualify on rule
Athletes positioned 9-32 will qualify to the Final Step 1
Athletes positioned 1-8 will qualify to the Final Step 2

Group B
Composing Top 20 in the following order:
A: Top 16 from the 5 games qualification based on all squads
B: Top 4 from a separate standing of the squads conducted on or before 20.06 that contains only the players that did not qualify on rule
Athletes positioned 5-20 will qualify to the Final Step 1
Athletes positioned 1-4 will qualify to the Final Step 2

In case of a tie, the athlete with higher last game is ranked better. In case of another tie the same applies to game 5 and so on.

QUALIFICATION – DOUBLES

Doubles may be men, women or mixed. The athletes declare the players’ names of the “double” upon registering for the tournament and cannot change them after that. The athletes in a “double” may play in different squads and therefore they need to inform the organizers in advance. Doubles are entitled to an unlimited amount of re-entries. The final results and the ranking will be done after the last squad on Friday. The ranking is based on the total pin fall for the double. In case of a tie the double with higher total last game is ranked higher.
The top 20 doubles advance to the finals.

QUALIFICATION – TEAMS

The team qualifications will take part on Sunday-18.06.2017 and Saturday- 24.06.2017. Each team consists of 5 athletes who play 5 games on a pair of lanes. The ranking is based on the total pin fall for the entire team. In case of a tie the team with higher total last games is ranked higher. Each country participating in the tournament can have more than one team. Each team has the right to substitute one athlete during a 5 game set. Due to a limitation of team slots, teams will be registered in a first-come-first-serve basis with preference to team from countries that have less teams registered.
Teams positioned 1-4 will qualify to the Final step 1.

FINALS TEAMS – SATURDAY 18:00

FINAL STEP 1
The top four teams play as follows: 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd – a game per athlete (total of five games). Each team plays their game on a separate pair of lanes.The higher ranked team chooses the pair of lanes to play on. 3rd and 4th place are determined according to the position of the team after the qualification.
FINAL STEP 2
There will be one matches over 5 games (one game per athlete) to determined the champion.

FINALS FOR INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT – SUNDAY 9:00

PHASE 1


The athletes qualified 9 to 32 from group A and the athletes qualified 5 to 20 from group B play a squad of 4 games
The ranking is based on the total pin fall from the 4 games. In case of a tie the athlete with higher qualification result is ranked higher.

The top 12 athletes from group A and the top 8 athletes from group B advance to Phase 2. The rest are ranked from 21 to 32 place in group A and from 13 to 20 place in group B accordingly. In case of a tie the athlete with higher qualification result is ranked higher.

PHASE 2

The athletes qualified from phase 1 together with the top 8 athletes from group A and the top 4 athletes from group B play a squad of 4 games starting from scratch.
The ranking is based on the total pin fall from the 4 games. In case of a tie the athlete with higher qualification result is ranked higher.
The top 4 athletes from group A and group B advance to Phase 3. The rest are ranked from 5 to 20 place in group A and from 5 to 12 place in group B accordingly. In case of a tie the athlete with higher qualification result is ranked higher.

PHASE 3

The top 4 athletes in both groups play a single game stepladder. (4th against 3rd, the winner against 2nd and the winner against 1st)
In case of tie a roll-off is played.

DOUBLES

PHASE 1

All 20 doubles play 3 games per athlete (total of 6 games per double)
The ranking is based on the total pin fall from the 6 games. In case of a tie the double with higher qualification result is ranked higher.
The doubles ranked 5 to 20 get the same position for the final standing
The top 4 doubles advance to Phase 2

PHASE 2

The top 4 doubles play a single stepladder (4th against 3rd, the winner against 2nd and the winner against 1st)
Each match is a single game per athlete (total of 2 games per double).
In case of tie single roll-off by a chosen player from the double is played.