A Junior Gold Qualifier will be held.
The USBA 2016-17 Tournament Flight Series comes to an end at Island Extreme in Welch, Minnesota. This is the Year End tournament you must have bowled at least 2 tournaments to qualify. The bowlers will be invited to the Year End which is based off of points won year to date.
The “Flight System” is a new and exciting 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 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 two games to determine final positions within the flight. The six game total will determine the final qualifying scores within each flight.
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).
The cost of the tournament is $45 and the one time per year membership fee is $20. Each tournament will host a junior gold qualifier.