Rules

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:

Qualification:

31.11 –   10:00 , 13:00 and 16:00

01.12 –   10:00 , 13:00 and 16:00

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 –     ~22:00 DESPERADO

Finals:

07.12 – 19:00 B- and C-division finals

08.12 – 9:00  1th round

08.12 – 11:00  2th round

08.12 – 14:00 3th round

08.12 – 14:45 4th round

08.12 – 15:30 5th round

08.12 – 16:00 Award ceremony.

 
Fees:

Entry 40€ – 70€

Re-entry 40€ – 60€

Juniors(U18) –  10€ discount from normal price

Desperado – 25€

Turbo 1 –  5€

Turbo 6 – 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. (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 (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 B-div 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 C-div 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 4 results from earlybird squads, top 2 from both turbo games and top 2 from desperado, B- and C-division winners. 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 4 from Earlybird squads

3.  Turbo game

4.  B- and C-division winners

5.  Desperado

 

 Finals 1st round (32 players)

Qualification seeds 9-28,  TOP 4 results from early bird squads, 2 best results from desperado and 2 best from both turbo games.

4 games starting from scratch. American play style, movement after each game, left lanes move two lanes to the left and right lanes move two lanes to the right lanes. 16 best will advance to next round.

10 minutes practise 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.

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 2019 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 : info@santaopen.com