Heavy Metal Bowling Series
2023-2024 Heavy Metal Bowling Series Rules and Flyers
The Heavy Metal Bowling Series tournaments are open to any adult bowlers with a 2023-2024 USBC Membership.
Lanes to be assigned at check-in. Bowlers failing to appear on the lanes prepared to bowl at the scheduled time shall forfeit their entry fee.
The tournament will be using Challenge-rated oil patterns from the Kegel Element and Challenge series.
a. Walk-in entries will be permitted if space is available. No re-entry.
b. Entering averages and handicap will be based on 90% of 220 using the most recent book average as of August 1, 2023.
c. Handicaps will be converted to Challenge rating.
d. Substitutes will not be allowed for singles events.
Format - Singles Events
a. All participants will bowl four games in Singles competition.
b. Participants will switch lanes after two games.
c. Participants will be limited to a maximum handicap of 225 pins.
Format - Special Doubles Event
a. All doubles teams will bowl four games in Baker Doubles competition.
b. Doubles teams will switch lanes after two games.
` c. Doubles teams will be limited to a maximum handicap of 350 pins.
d. Participants will bowl in baker format, alternating bowlers every frame.
e. The Special Doubles Event will not have a singles event.
PRIZE FUND MONEY WILL BE RETURNED 100%.
a. Prize Fund: $30.00 per bowler
b. Lineage: $20.00 per bowler
c. Optional Scratch: $10 per bowler
d. All prize funds will be distributed same day to participants at least 1:6
In the event of a tie for first place, a one-game roll off will be conducted.
In the event of a tie for first place after the one-game roll off, a 10th frame roll off will be conducted.
In the event of a tie for first place after the final roll off, co-winners will be declared in accordance with USBC Rule 326a.
All other ties will result in awards being split equally.
USBC Rule 329, a protest or appeal involving eligibility or playing rules, must be filed with Tournament Management within 72 hours of the infraction. Protest or appeal must be in writing and the grounds for the protest or appeal briefly stated.
A $35.00 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE, PLUS BANK CHARGES, WILL BE LEVIED ON ANY RETURNED CHECKS.
All other USBC rules will apply in accordance with the USBC rulebook.