Time and place:

01. december – 08. december 2019.
AMB Akadeemia Bowling (Tallinn, Akadeemia Tee 30, www.AMB.ee)
Santa Open 2019 is part of Estonian ranking. It is A-category competition.
On the tournament we will be follow Estonian Bowling Association tournament regulations.

 

Schedule:

Register here: Register

Qualification:

31.11 –   10:00 , 12:30 and 15:00
01.12 –   10:00 , 12:30 and 15:00
05.12 –   11:00 , 13:30 , 16:30 and 19:30
06.12 –   10:00 , 13:00 , 16:00 and 19:00
07.12 –   10:00 , 13:00 , 16:00 and 19:00
07.12 –     ~21:30 DESPERADO

Finals:

08.12 – 19:00 B- and C-division finals
09.12 – 9:00  1.round
09.12 – 11:15  2.round
09.12 – 13:45 3.round
09.12 – 15:15  4.round
09.12 – 16:00 Award ceremony.
 

Fees:

Entry 40€ – 65€
Re-entry 40€ – 55€
Juniors(U18) –      normal price -10€
Desperado – 20€
Turbo –  5€

 

COMPETITION SYSTEM

Qualification:

6 games, two players on lane. European play style, movement is one lane to the right every game. practise time 10 minutes on starting lane. Top 28 will continue in finals.
10 hcp for women, maximum game for women is 300p.

 

Lane maintenance:

lane maintenance is before every qualification squad and before final steps 1,2,3 and 4

 

Classes:

For dividing to divisions we use last available average before first squad (30.11.2019 at 09:59 AM)
A – division, main-event.
B – division. Players with official average from 175.0 to 190.0 p (women from 165.0 p to 180.0 p, because they have 10 points hcp already). TOP 4 to the finals!
C – division. Players with official average under 175.0 p (women under 165.0 p, because they have 10 points hcp already). TOP 4 to the finals!
There are extra finals for TOP 4 players from both divisions –  B- and C-division, 
You can not participate in both divisions! You participate in division by your average. Tournament director has a right to change player division.
Juniors – U18 (born in 01.01.2001 or later)
Seniors – (born in 31.12.1969 or earlier)
Turbo – Turbo game is 1st game and 6th game, You can buy turbo game before you start the game. When first throw is made, you cannot buy turbo anymore.

Finals:

Top 28 from qualification, top 3 results from earlybird squads, top 2 from both turbo games and top 2 from desperado, B- and C-division winners and best woman, senior and junior under the qualification cut(and not participated into finals from every other standings). Finals will be played in american play style. Starting from scratch.
Players are qualified from the categories in the order:
1.  Qualification table
2.  Top 3 from Earlybird squads
3.  Turbo game
4.  B- and C-division winners
5.  Best woman(1), senior(2) and junior(3) under qualification cut
6.  Desperado

 

 Finals 1st round (32 players)

Qualification seeds 9-28,  best results from early bird squads, 2 best results from desperado and turbo, B- ja C-division winners, best woman, senior and junior under qualification cut.
4 games starting from scratch. American play style, movement after each game, left lanes to the left and right lanes to the right lanes. 16 best will advance to next round.
10 minutes pracitse on a starting pair.

 

Finals 2nd round (24 players)

Qualification seeds 1-8, Top 16 from 1st round.
6 games starting from scratch, 8 best will advance to next round. American play style, movement after each game, left lanes one pair to the left and right lanes one pair to the right.
10 minutes practise on a starting pair.

 

Finals 3rd round (8 players)

Top 8 from 2nd round.
7 games, points will be included from last round. Round-robin. (winning bonus 30p, tie 15p and lost 0p)
5 minutes practise on a starting lane.

 

Finals 4th round STEPLADDER (3 players)

Top 3 from 3rd round.
Playing from scratch.  stepladder system.
1st match is between seed nr.2 and seed nr.3
2nd match is between seed nr.1 and 2nd match winner
Practise is 4 shots on both lanes.

Tie Break situations:

Qualification rounds: Higher last game will win (women hcp added), if the tie stille exists, the second last result will win etc.
Finals 1st and 2nd round: Higher last game will win (women hcp added), if the tie still exists, the second last result will win etc.
Finals 3rd round: Match between tied players, if this is tie then who has won more matches.
Finals 4th round: Full set of pins will be replayed until tie is broken.

 

Referee:

Main referee is Carl Kinnunen, who can assign assistant referees.
Official e-mail : info@santaopen.com