A Junior Gold Qualifier will be held.
The December USBA Tournament Series will be combined with the Midwest College Combine at The Mermaid Entertainment in Mounds View, Minnesota. This is the second year in a row the Midwest College Combine has offered a full tournament format in front of some of the best College Coaches in the Midwest. The event is open to all USBC youth members.
The College Combine is open to all kids still in school. If you already have signed or committed on a college it is recommended that you do not attend. The College Combine is limited to 112 bowlers. USBA will reserve the the last open slots, and create waiting list. Spots will be given to high school seniors and juniors first.
All bowlers will complete an initial 3 games to determine the flight positioning. Bowlers will be grouped in flights of 10 bowlers with the final flight a minimum of 7 bowlers and a maximum of 16 bowlers.
Once flights are determined all bowlers will bowl an additional 2 games to determine final positions within the flight. The 5 game total will determine the final qualifying scores within each flight.
The top 2 bowlers in each flight will advance to a stepladder finals based on the 5 games of qualifying. Matches will be bowled in a match play format alternating frames. The higher qualifier in each match will have choice of starting lane.
Flights with higher qualifying scores will be guaranteed higher paybacks. The person finishing fourth in the flight above, will receive a higher scholarship than the person finishing first in the flight below.
All scoring is done on a scratch (no handicap) basis.
This College Combine will not count to participation and points to the USBA Tournament Flight Series.
All scholarship funds shall be returned 100%. All scholarship funds for each event will be deposited in the SMART Fund. Prize ratio shall be at 40% in each flight (fractions .5 and above will be rounded up).