Formats

PLEASE NOTE TOURNAMENT FORMATS, ENTRY FEES, AND GUARANTEES MAY BE CUSTOMIZED FOR A SPECIFIC EVENT. PLEASE SEE TOURNAMENT FLYER FOR EXACT INFORMTION.

2-Squad SPORT SHOT Tournament Formats
CASH Entry FeeS: $75 & $65

  • 3 game handicap qualifying over 6 lanes
  • Qualifying will be handicap 90% of 210 plus bonus pins earned
  • New members take 20 pins off their highest composite average
  • 1 in 6 will advance to the finals per squad and guaranteed $75 (when determining the cut only non-finalists and paid entries will be counted.)
  • The top qualifying series without bonus pins from each squad will earn 1 bye (guaranteed $150) (must have 9 sport shot games to earn a bye.)
  • After the 2nd squad additional bowlers will be added until a 1 in 5 ratio is met. The extra finalists will come from the women's guarantee and then the top wildcard winners (top 6 game series by non-finalists.)
  • The first round of the finals will have all finalists, except the 2 squad leaders bowl 1 game with handicap (no bonus pins in finals) with the top half advancing to Round 2. When there are an odd number of bowlers in a round the smaller number advances & the larger number cashes. NOTE: Any bowler that had an automatic re-rated average in qualifying must use their real LIGBT average in the finals.
  • The second round of the finals will add the 2 squad leaders with everyone bowling 1 game. The top 4 bowlers will advance to the final shootout.
  • If a senior (50+) did not advance to the shootout the last surviving senior will be added.
  • 1 in 8 women entries are guaranteed to advance to the finals (both squads combined.) If not enough women advanced more will be added until the 1 in 8 ratio is met. 
  • Top 4 prizes will  pay $1,000-1st / $500-2nd / $300-3rd / $250-4th REGARDLESS OF ENTRIES
  • Wild Card: To reward bowlers that compete in both squads the LIGBT will add the highest 6-game series with handicap & bonus pins by non-finalists to the finals. (must have 9 sport shot games to earn the wildcard)

*Bonus pins will be used in qualifying only and not in the finals or side action. One bonus pin per game will be awarded to all bowlers that fail to make the finals in a tournament. You collect bonus pins for each squad you don't cash (you can gain a maximum 2 per tournament/maximum 12 per game/36 total). If you make the finals and are eliminated in the first round of the finals you lose 6 bonus pins per game. If you advance to round 2 of the finals you will lose all of your bonus pins.   

 HOUSE SHOT Tournament Formats

 CASH Entry FeeS: $75 & $65 (ADD $5 GUEST FEE IF NOT A MEMBER)

  • 3 game handicap qualifying over 6 lanes
  • Bowlers will use their LIGBT house shot average MINUS 20 PINS. New bowlers will use their highest composite average the past 2 years minus 20 pins.
  • Handicap 90% of 210 will be used (no bonus pins)
  • There will be 2 qualifying divisions; bowlers age 49 & under & age 50 & over.
  • 1 in 6 per division per squad will advance to the finals and guaranteed $75 (when determining the cuts only non-finalists and paid entries will be counted.)
  • The top handicap series from each squad, from either division, will earn 1 bye (guaranteed $150)
  • After each squad results are announced additional bowlers may cash via the "NO DIVISION INSURANCE." If a bowler would have made the 1 in 6 cut if there were no divisions they will receive a cash prize of $75.
  • The age divisions will continue in the finals.
  • The first round of the finals will have all finalists, except the 2 squad leaders bowl 1 game with handicap (no bonus pins in finals) with the top half from each age division advancing to Round 2. When there are an odd number of bowlers in a round the smaller number advances & the larger number cashes. NOTE: Any bowler that had an automatic re-rated average in qualifying must use their real LIGBT house shot average in the finals.
  • The second round of the finals will add the 2 squad leaders with everyone bowling 1 game. The top 2 bowlers from each division will advance to the final shootout.
  • 1 in 8 women entries are guaranteed to advance to the finals (both squads combined.) If not enough women advanced more will be added until the 1 in 8 ratio is met.
  • Top 4 prizes will  pay $1,000-1st / $500-2nd / $300-3rd / $250-4th REGARDLESS OF ENTRIES
  • House shot events are open tournaments. Non-members must pay a $5 per squad guest fee. All non-member finalists will have the $30 membership fee deducted from their winnings and receive full membership benefits in future events. All entrants must meet LIGBT eligibility rules.

*Bonus pins are not used in house shot tournaments. Games bowled in house shot tournaments will not affect your LIGBT sport shot average. Everyone that bowls in a house shot event, and doesn't make the finals, will earn 1 bonus pin for each squad they don't cash for sport shot events. Anyone that cashes in a house shot event will not lose any bonus pins.   

 

  • 5 Squad Major Tournament Formats 
     
    Cash Entry Fee: $80 per squad 

TOP PRIZES: $3,000-$1,500-$750-$500

 

  • 3 games of handicap (90% of 210) qualifying over 6 lanes on a sport shot
  • 1 in 6 per squad advances to the finals (no divisions)
  • When determining the number of advancers in a squad only non-finalists and paid entries will be counted.
  • The top handicap qualifying series (without bonus pins) from each squad, will earn 1 bye (must have 9 sport shot games to earn a bye.)
  • 1 in 8 women entries are guaranteed to advance to the finals (all squads combined.) If not enough women advanced more will be added until the 1 in 8 ratio is met.
  • The highest 6-game series by a non-finalist on Friday, and from the first 2 squads on Sunday, will be added to the finals as the wildcard winners.
  • Additional bowlers will make the finals if they choose to compete in the desperado squad. One in 8 bowlers in this 1 game squad will advance to the finals (no bonus pins in the desperado.)
  • ALL FINAL ROUNDS ARE 1 GAME USING SINGLE GAME HANDICAPS (NO BONUS PINS).
  • BOWLERS THAT USED A RE-RATED AVERAGE IN QUALIFYING WILL HAVE THEIR HANDICAP ADJUSTED IN THE FINALS BASED ON THE “REAL” LIGBT AVERAGE. BOWLERS THAT DID NOT HAVE 9 ELIGIBLE SPORT SHOT GAMES PRIOR TO THE EVENT WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR HANDICAP ADJUSTED BASED ON THE GAMES BOWLED THUS FAR IN LIGBT SPORT SHOT EVENTS. ALL BOWLERS WILL BE NOTIFIED IF THEIR HANDICAP IS CHANGED IN THE FINALS.
  • THE FIRST ROUND OF THE FINALS WILL HAVE ALL ADVANCERS, EXCEPT THE BOWLERS THAT EARNED BYES, BOWL 1 GAME WITH THE TOP 50% (DSP ADVANCERS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 50% NUMBER) ADVANCING TO ROUND 2. IF THERE IS AN ODD # OF BOWLERS IN A DIVISION THE SMALLER # WILL ADVANCE AND THE LARGER # WILL BE ELIMINATED AND EARN A CASH PRIZE.
  • THE SECOND ROUND WILL INCLUDE THE FIRST ROUND ADVANCERS PLUS THE BOWLERS THAT EARNED 1 BYE. ALL WILL BOWL 1 GAME WITH THE TOP 50% ADVANCING TO ROUND 3.
  • THE THIRD FINAL ROUND WILL HAVE ALL ROUND 2 ADVANCERS BOWL 1 GAME WITH THE TOP 4 ADVANCING TO THE FINAL SHOOTOUT. IF NONE OF THE 4 ADVANCERS FROM ROUND 3 ARE SENIORS (50+) THE LAST REMAINING SENIOR IN THE FINALS FROM EITHER DIVISION WILL BE ADDED TO THE SHOOTOUT.
  • Top prizes will pay a minimum of $3,000-1st & $1,500-2nd (REGARDLESS OF ENTRIES)

*Bonus pins will be used in qualifying and not in finals or side action. One bonus pin per game will be awarded to all bowlers that fail to make the finals in a tournament. You collect bonus pins for each squad you don't cash (you can gain a maximum 2 per tournament/maximum 12 per game/36 total). If you make the finals and are eliminated in the first round of the finals you lose 6 bonus pins per game. If you advance to round 2 of the finals you will lose all of your bonus pins.   

*PLEASE NOTE ALL ENTRIES PAID BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD WILL INCUR A $3 PER SQUAD "CONVENIENCE FEE" 

 

 SCRATCH & HANDICAP MARATHON FROMAT

 CASH Entry Fee: $85 (ADD $5 GUEST FEE IF NOT A MEMBER)

BOWLERS THAT COMPETE IN BOTH SCRATCH & HANDICAP WILL PAY $150 ($20 DISCOUNT)

  • Everyone bowls 5 games over 10 lanes
  • Bowlers will use their LIGBT house shot average MINUS 20 PINS. New bowlers will use their highest composite average the past 2 years minus 20 pins.
  • Handicap 90% of 210 will be used (no bonus pins)
  • There will be 2 qualifying divisions in the handicap event; bowlers age 49 & under & age 50 & over
  • 1 in 5 per handicap division will cash (minimum $85) with the top 2 from each division advancing to a finals
  • 1 in 5 scratch entries will cash (minimum $85) and 1 in 10 scratch entries will advance to a final shootout
  • The handicap finals will have 2 rounds. The first round will have the finalists (3), except the squad leader, roll 1 game with the winner advancing to the final match against the top seed. The scores in the first round of the finals will determine who finishes in 3rd and 4th position.
  • The final match will have the top seed and the Round 1 advancer bowl 1 game to determine the top 2 positions.
  • NOTE: Any bowler that had an automatic re-rated average in qualifying must use their real LIGBT house shot average in the finals.
  • If not enough women cashed additional women will receive $85 each until the 1 in 8 ratio is met.
  • In the scratch event 1 in 10 bowlers that advanced to the finals will roll 1 game to determine the top finishers. Must have a minimum of 20 scratch entries to have a roll off.
  • Top 4 prizes will  pay $1,000-1st / $500-2nd / $300-3rd / $250-4th REGARDLESS OF ENTRIES in the handicap event and with 50 paid entries in the scratch event.
  • House shot events are open tournaments. Non-members must pay a $5 per squad guest fee. All non-member handicap cashers will have the $30 membership fee deducted from their winnings (only in the handicap prize list) and receive full membership benefits in future events. Scratch only entrants are not required to pay the $5 guest fee or a membership fee if they cash. All entrants must meet LIGBT eligibility rules except in the scratch event where all bowlers are welcomed.