Rules

Due the coronavirus Santa Open 2020 will be a smaller event.

Time and place:

3rd December – 6th December 2020.

AMB Akadeemia Bowling (Tallinn, Akadeemia Tee 30, www.AMB.ee)

Santa Open 2020 is part of Estonian ranking. 

On the tournament we will be following Estonian Bowling Association tournament regulations.

Schedule:

Qualification:

03.12 –   16.00

04.12 –   13.00 and 16.00

05.12 –   10.00 , 13.00 and 16.00 

Finals:

06.12 – 10.00  1st round

06.12 – 11:00  2nd round

06.12 – 14:00 3rd round

06.12 – 14:45 4th round

06.12 – 15:30 5th round

 
Fees:

Entry 40€

Re-entry 40€

Juniors(U18) –  10€ discount from normal price

Purakas 5€

COMPETITION SYSTEM
Qualification:

6 games, two players on the lane. European play style, movement is one lane to the right every game. practise time 10 minutes on starting lane. Top 22 will continue in finals.

10 hcp for women, maximum game for women is 300p. (290p scratch)

Lane maintenance:

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

Classes:

For dividing to divisions we use last available average before first squad (28.11.2020 at 09:59 AM)

A – division, main-event.

B – division. Players with an 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). 

C – division. Players with an official average under 175.0 p (women under 165.0 p, because they have 10 points hcp already). 

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 01.01.2002 or later)

Seniors – (born in 31.12.1970 or earlier)

Seniors, Juniors and Women prizes will be given by final results.

Purakas – Total sum of two best games in exact qualification squad. TOP 2 results will advance to the finals, if they haven’t qualified from main event already.

Finals:

Top 22 from qualification and top 2 from purakas.

Finals will be played in American play style. Starting from scratch.

Players are qualified from the categories in the order:

1.  Qualification table (22)

2. purakas (2)

 Finals 1st round (16 players)

Qualification seeds 9-22,  TOP 2 results from purakas.

4 games starting from scratch. American play style, movement after each game, left lanes move four lanes to the left and right lanes move four lanes to the right lanes. 8 best will advance to next round.

10 minutes practise on a starting pair.

Finals 2nd round (24 players)

Qualification seeds 1-8, Top 8 from 1st round.

5 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. Starting lanes will be selected by the bowlers starting from the best results.

10 minutes practise on a starting pair.

Seedings from final step 2 will last until superfinal.

Finals 3rd round – quarterfinals (8 players)

Top 8 from 2nd round. Matchplay – Highest seeding will play against lowest seeding in best of three format, which means until two wins.

I quarterfinal   (lanes 9 and 10)   –   1st seeding vs 8th seeding

II quarterfinal   (lanes 11 and 12)   –   2nd seeding vs 7th seeding

III quarterfinal   (lanes 13 and 14)   –   3rd seeding vs 6th seeding

IV quarterfinal   (lanes 15 and 16)   –   4th seeding vs 5th seeding

4 practise shots on both lanes.

Finals 4th round – semifinals (4 players)

Winners from 3rd round.

I semifinal   (lanes 11 and 12)   –   highest seeding vs lowest seeding

II semifinal   (lanes 15 and 16)   –   second highest seeding vs second lowest seeding

4 practise shots on both lanes.

Finals 5th round – SUPERFINAL (lanes 13 and 14)

Winners from semifinals will play one game for Santa Open 2020 title

4 practise 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 – 5th round: Full set of pins will be replayed until tie is broken.

Referee:

Main referee is Carl Kinnunen, who can assign assistant referees. Referee can make changes in rules, if needed.

Official e-mail : carl@sportbowlingbaltic.com

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