USBA Tournament Flight Series
Scholarships Awarded to date
97 Qualified for Junior Gold
The Flight System
No Averages Required
Youth = Scholarships
Adults = Cash Prizes
Junior Gold Qualifiers
The Tournament Flight Series is run by the United States Bowling Academy. Each tournament shall be USBC sanctioned and is open to all USBC Youth and Adult sanctioned bowlers. Non-USBC members may qualify by paying an associate fee.
All bowlers will complete an initial four scratch games switching pairs to determine the flight positioning. Bowlers will be grouped in flights based on division Youth or Adult. Ideally there will be 10 bowlers per flight. Example top 10 bowlers are flight 1, next 10 are flight 2 and so on.
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. Once in a flight there is no moving up or down into other flights.
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 pro match play format alternating frames. The higher qualifier in each match will have choice of finishing first or last. Variations to ending may apply at discretion of on-site tournament director.
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.
Entry into each tournament shall be $45.00 (ENTRY FEE BREAKDOWN: $25 scholarship fund, $10.00 lineage, $8.00 expenses, $2.00 All Stars). A $20 membership fee is required for each bowler. The membership is valid for that tournament season.
Youth bowlers that win prize money will have that money deposited into their USBC SMART account. Adult bowlers will be paid cash at the end of the tournament.
There will be a Year-End Tournament with added prize money and awards announced.