Sonic Baker Doubles 2022

1. Format of play
 

1.1 The format of play for the event will consist of 10 baker games. Highest scoring team after 10 baker games will be crowned the Sonic Baker Doubles 2022 Champion.

 

1.2 No Cross-lane play will be used for Qualifying.

 

1.3 Lane change after every 2 games.

          The following handicap system will be in place for all events:

Handicap

Ex-National/ Development

(2017<)

60 & Above

15 & Below

Females

-5 pins per bowler

5 pins

10 pins

Additional 5 pins

Qualifiers will be held at:

Centre: SAFRA Yishun

Date: 21 May 2022

Registration: 9:30 AM

Roll-off: 10:00 AM

2. Eligibility

Participation is open to ALL except bowlers from the National Squad, National Training Squad and National Development Squad.

3. Registration

Entry Fee

Per Team

$200

Please call any of our centres to register

3.1 Spots will be given on a first come, first served basis. In the event that all spots are taken, a waiting list will be established.

 

3.2 Handicap system - 

  • 60 and Above: All men and women who are born in the year 1962 and before.

  • 15 and Below: All boys and girls who are born in the year 2007 and after.

  • Ex-Nationals: All bowlers who were in the National Squad, National Training Squad and National Development Squad prior to the year 2017 to 2022.

4. Bowling Balls

4.1 It is the bowler’s responsibility to ensure that all bowling balls used during the tournament are conforming to International Bowling Federation (IBF) Rules and Regulations. The tournament/Technical Committee reserves the right to examine the balls used by the participants. Use of an illegal ball is grounds for disqualification and forfeiture of all games, prizes and standing aside from any other penalties that may be imposed. 


4.2 Altering the surface of the bowling ball is ONLY ALLOWED BEFORE COMMENCEMENT/AFTER COMPLETION OF EACH GAME, provided they are made at the designated area and it must not delay the bowlers and the progress of the game.

5. Slow Bowling

5.1 Slow Bowling is strictly not allowed and bowlers must bowl when it is their turn to do so.

 

5.2 Players shall be ready to bowl when it is their turn and shall not delay the start of their approach or delivery if the lanes immediately adjacent to them on both the right and left are clear.

6. Verification of Scores

It is the bowler’s responsibility to ensure that the correct score for each game bowled is recorded on the scoreboard.

7. Interrupted Game(s) 

7.1 The Tournament Director may authorise the completion of a game and series on another pair of lanes when equipment failure on the lanes would delay the normal progress of the series. An interrupted game and series that cannot be completed must resume from the point of interruption.

 

7.2 In the event the score of any game is lost and/or erased and cannot be recalled and/or traced due to power or equipment failure, the bowler concerned will be required to re-bowl a new game when the power supply resumes or equipment is repaired. However, all scores of completed games that have been recorded in the official score sheet shall remain unchanged. 

 

7.3 If a pair of lanes becomes unusable or unplayable before or during the squad games as determined by the Tournament Director or its assigned official, any available pair of lanes provided by the bowling centre shall be assigned to affected participant(s). In case of machine breakdown during Matchplay, vacant lanes shall be assigned to affected finalists. Any interrupted game(s) or series must resume from the point (frame) of interruption. No practice throw(s) shall be allowed.

8. Protest 

Protest involving eligibility or general playing rules must be submitted in writing to the Technical Committee not later than 24 hours after the game in which the infraction occurred or before prize presentation, whichever is sooner. If no written protest is filed prior to the expiration period as stated above, the game or games shall stand as bowled. Each protest under this rule shall not be construed to cover a similar or previous violation. 

9. Matters Not Provided For 

The Tournament Committee whose decision shall be governed by IBF General Rules & Regulations, shall decide on any matter arising, which is not covered in these Rules & Regulations. Such a decision shall be final, subject only to an appeal to be made in writing to Sonic Bowl within 24 hours of the decision of the Tournament Committee.

10. Cash Prizes

All cash prizes will be given out after the tournament during the Prize presentation.