Kegel Youth Point Series - Rules

K.Y.P.S. (Kegel Youth Point Series) Season 11

Tournament Rules 2016-2017


Point System: Points will be awarded based on qualifying position in the division.  Points will be used for an invitational tournament to be held at the end of the season in either May or June.  Year end event will have added prize money that will be collected at each individual event. 

(Participants only receive points in the events they compete in.)


Participants will earn 1 Point for each person he/she beats. Total points for the half will be each of the events minus your lowest event.


Each half will automatically qualify the following for the year end event:

Upper Division            4 Boys, 2 Girls                        Lower Division 1 Boy, 1 Girl


Divisions:  The event will have 6 divisions:
U14 Boys
U14 Girls
U20 Boys
U20 Girls

The tournament is open to any USBC Member in good standing that is 21 and younger.  Non sanctioned players will need to join USBC to be able to participate.  Pacers may be allowed at tournament discretion.

**Age is determined as of age on Aug 1**

Format: The tournament will consist of two (2) squads.  Squad 1 will begin at 9:30 a.m. and Squad 2 will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Each squad will be limited to 36 bowlers and will consist of bowling 5 games.  Finishing place will be scratch score with all squads combined.  Bowlers will move one pair to the right after each game.  Lane assignments will be drawn at the time of check in.  Bowlers are allowed to use a maximum of 3 bowling balls.  Bowlers will only be allowed to change ball surfaces during practice using manual methods only.


Entry Fee: $55 ($28 Lineage, $14 Prize Fund, $8 Expenses, $5 Year End Prize Fund)

Jr. Gold Entry $40

CATS Emails will be available for $5.

Walk ins will be charged an additional $5 Tournament expense fee.

Payment will be due the day of the event.  We accept cash and credit cards only.

Check In:  Check-in will begin 1 hour prior to Squad starting time (i.e. 8:30 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. Squad and 11:30 a.m. for the 12:30 p.m. Squad.  Bowlers who registered in advance will be given priority in filling the Squads until 30 minutes prior the Squad start time.  Bowlers who registered in advance, but have not arrived within 30 minutes of start time may lose their spot to walk-in participants.

Scholarships:  Prize money will be returned 100%.  Scholarships will be paid out on a minimum of 1:6 ratio.  Ties will split the combined money for the positions.  All scholarships will be managed by SMART. 

Jr. Gold Qualifier:  Entrants must have a current Junior Gold membership.  Jr. Gold spots will be awarded based on entries at a 1:5 ratio or major fraction thereof.  Bowlers will bowl within their division.  Any divisions that have less than the 4 bowler minimum to award a spot will be combined with the upper division of the same gender.  Bowlers will be notified before the start of competition if the minimum number of participants for Junior Gold is not met in a division and they may either elect to bowl in the combined event or request a refund and withdraw.  In the event of a tie, the “best ball” rule will be used to break the tie and determine the winner.

Registration: Pre-registration is recommended and can be done 2 ways:

1 - via email Emails should be received by the close of business on the Friday before.  Anything received late Friday or on Saturday will not count!

2 -Join the event on Facebook from the KTC Facebook page     (all payments will be collected on site)

We have a limited amount of space so walk ins are handled on a first come first served basis.  All walk ins will be charged a $5 Extra Tournament Expense Fee.

Behavior:  Proper behavior is expected of all participants and spectators.  Any abuse of bowling equipment or other outrageous behavior (such as swearing) will not be tolerated.  Incidents will result in a verbal warning and/or disqualification.  All decisions will be made by tournament management.  All decisions are final!  Any spectator behavior will be handled in the same manner.

Lane Conditions:  Competition will take place on tournament lane conditions.  Patterns will be announced on site at the time of competition.  Note:  Some tournaments will have special formats.  Any variation from these formats will result in disqualification. 

Dress Code:  All dress should be appropriate for competition.  Collared/Sport shirts.  Appropriate means no holey jeans, no hats, no t-shirts, and no visible under garments.  Tournament management reserves the right to refuse entry based on dress.

Any protests of tournament management decisions need to be filed in accordance with USBC Rule 329.