The USBA Tournament Flight Series returns to Merle Hay Lanes in Des Moines, Iowa. This is a Iowa region for points .
Grand View University will be on showcase this weekend with the coach and players present to answer questions.
A Junior Gold Qualifier will be held.
The Junior Gold qualifier is a separate entry fee and is optional. There must be at least 4 entries into the qualifier to be able to a hold a qualifier event. If there is not enough youth for that age division, we will try to combine age divisions and/or boys and girls to make enough to hold a qualifier. The qualifier uses the scratch scores for games 1-4.
The “Flight System” is a format that eliminates the need for average divisions or handicaps yet allows all youth ages and skill levels to participate in competitive bowling. All bowlers will complete an initial four games to determine the flight positioning. Bowlers will be grouped in flights based on your 4 games total scratch score. Flights will be no lower than 7 and no more than 16 bowlers.
Once flights are determined all bowlers will bowl an additional two games to determine final positions within the flight. The six game total will determine the final qualifying scores within each flight. There is no moving up or down in flights once placed.
The top three bowlers in each flight will advance to a stepladder finals based on the six games of qualifying. The third place qualifier will bowl a one game match against the second place qualifier with the winner advancing to bowl a one game match against the tournament leader. 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.
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).