Rules

Oregon Junior Classic Tournament Association Rules for the 2016/2017 season

FEES

Membership fees will be $5.00 per year per family and must be paid before the first tournament is bowled each season.
Entry fee is $30.00 per person per tournament. $25.00 pre pay sent in the mail.

DEADLINE

Entries will be accepted to within 1/2 hour of the tournament time or when all lanes are full, whichever comes first. Failure to enter 30 minutes prior to starting time will result in the entry fee being raised to $35.00.

SINGLES FORMAT

Each tournament will consist of 5 games qualifying, moving one pair to the right after each game, then cut to the top 6 bowlers in each division who will carry their scores over to the finals, they will bowl 5 games, bowling against each person once, bonus points of 30 points for a win or 15 each for a tie. The score sheet will then be taken to the tournament office. After being checked they will be placed in order and the 6th and final game will be a position round with bonus points awarded.

DOUBLES FORMAT

Each tournament will consist of 5 games qualifying, moving one pair to the right after each game, then cut to the top 6 pairs in each division who will carry their scores over to the finals, they will bowl 5 games, bowling against each team once, bonus points of 30 points for a win or 15 each for a tie. The score sheet will then be taken to the tournament office. After being checked they will be placed in order and the 6th and final game will be a position round with bonus points awarded.

The adult/youth tournament at the end of the season will be run with the same format and rules as the junior doubles with the exception that no banners can be earned during this tournament. Adults must be a member in good standing with USBC.

AWARDS

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each division in the singles and doubles tournaments. The Tournament of Champions will be 1st thru 5th in each division. Each 1st place in each division each tournament except the Tournament of Champions will receive a certificate for $20.00 off the cost of another OJCTA tournament, to be used by July 1st of the current season. These will be non-transferable and only 1 per member per year. Scholarships to be determined by the number of entries in each division. Scholarships will be administered by the USBC SMART Program account number 8971. All award fees will be returned 100%.

BANNERS

1st place winners in each division will receive a banner with their name on it. Members already having a banner will receive a star on their banner for each succeeding win. Members of the All Star Team not having a banner will receive one for making the All Star team.

A bowler can earn a banner with their name on it for winning a tournament in his/ her division or by making it onto the boys or girls All Star Team. For each succeeding tournament win you get a star on your banner, If you win the Tournament of Champions you receive a crown on your banner. All Star members receive a white star on the right side of their banner.

BOWLERS DUTIES

Bowlers must be members in good standing with USBC at the time of each tournament. Personal conduct within the framework of USBC rules and code and common courtesy will prevail in this organization and will be strictly enforced. It is each bowler’s responsibility to see that their score sheet is filled out completely, all scores are legible, all scores have been verified by an opponent, that they have signed their own score sheet in the proper place, and turned into the tournament directors as soon as the sheet has been completed. Any bowler not having his/her score sheet verified will be subject to disqualification and lose all star points.

Finalists will not be official until all score sheets are accounted for and verified, however if a bowler does not turn in his/her signed score sheet within 5 minutes after qualifying has been completed it will be considered a D.N.F. He/she will be disqualified.

DRESS CODE

Members must wear clean and pressed polo type shirts with name embroidered, silk screened or iron on letters on the back in contrasting colors. Mock neck shirts are acceptable. No other non collared shirt is acceptable. Girls are to wear skirts or pant skirts, or slacks. (skirts, pant skirts should be no shorter than 6″ above knee in a kneeling position, pant skirts should look dressy – shorts are not allowed!!)

Boys are to wear slacks or dress black jeans, no “blue jeans”, no shorts, no hats, no tank tops. We want to present a professional image to all spectators and to ourselves. No torn or soiled clothing please. A bowlers first tournament only in this association will be excused for not having a name on their shirt.

This means the first tournament ever, not the first tournament each year!!!

FINES

Fines are as follows, $5.00 for not turning in recap sheet, $5.00 for not following the dress code the first time. The second time the bowler will not be allowed to bowl. The bowler will not be allowed to bowl in another OJCTA tournament until fines are paid. ALL FINE MONEY WILL BE DONATED TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!!

WORTHLESS CHECKS

Paying for tournament entries or any other OJCTA or USBC fees with a worthless check will not be tolerated. It is a violation of USBC Rule 17b, Item 3, which carries a suspension penalty for non payment of fees. When you are notified by your bank that your account did not have sufficient funds to cover your check to us, we are also notified by our bank and sent a copy of your worthless check. Our bank also charges a service charge for handling and processing such worthless checks. Upon receipt of your worthless check, you will be required to reimburse to us the amount of the check, and the amount of the bank handling and processing fees. Failure to do so will result in you losing your OJCTA membership and a formal complaint to be sent to USBC requesting that your USBC membership be suspended.

NEW BOWLERS

A current season USBC league standing sheet must be sent or presented with each entry. See the current entry form for rules on averages. Bowlers are responsible for verifying his/her average prior to entering. All averages used must be “USBC” league averages until an OJCTA average of 10 games or more is established. Each bowler must use their highest average of 21 games or more, from all USBC winter leagues bowled, during the previous 2015/2016 season, or if their current winter 2016/2017 average of 15 games or more is highest, they must use that average to enter the OJC Tournament. Any bowler that enters a division lower than the highest division they qualify for will be disqualified, and be subject to having their OJCTA membership terminated. If USBC decides that bowler entered a lower division to gain advantage, they could also be suspended from all USBC sanctioned events, including leagues.

ESTABLISHED OJCTA AVERAGE

Once a member has established an OJCTA average with 10 games or more, the OJCTA average will be used to determine the correct division instead of averages from leagues.
Members using established OJCTA averages to enter tournaments must use last season or current season average of 10 games or more, whichever is highest.
A bowler can never bowl in a lower division than their entering criteria qualifies them for. If they do, they can be disqualified and have their OJCTA membership terminated.

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

All bowlers who qualify for the finals at any event during our season or who qualify for the All Star Team will be eligible for the Tournament of Champions.

The OJCTA will be certified by the United States Bowling Congress. Any problems not covered above will be decided by the board of directors and the USBC rule.

The board of directors will consist of tournament director, assistant tournament
directors.

Rules amended and approved on July 1, 2016.

Linda Schiro, Director – Vince Schiro, Director
P.O. box 13673
Portland, Or 97213
(503) 282-5043
bowlojcta@gmail.com