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East Islip Event Details Announced

Posted On: April 01, 2009

April 1, 2009: The LIGBT is pleased to announce the details for its next tournament at East Islip Lanes on Sunday, April 19th. There will be a new starting time with qualifying beginning at noon and the free practice session kicking off at 11am. The times have been moved up one hour to allow for the regular 5-games of qualifying to return for the scratch competition.
 
For the scratch event our normal 5 games of qualifying will be in effect with 1 in 6 bowlers advancing to the finals and guaranteed to double their money (minimum $200). 1 in 4 bowlers will continue to cash and receive a minimum of $100. The top 49 & under and senior will be automatically seeded into the final shootout and guaranteed no less than 5th place money.
 
The most significant change will be in the finals format. If 10 bowlers or less advance to the finals a single game match play format will be used. If more than 10 bowlers advance an elimination format (beat half-the-field) format will be utilized. This flexibility allows the LIGBT not to maximize the number of bowlers advancing to the finals while keeping the number of finals rounds to a maximum of 3.
 
For the 205 & under event a couple of improvements are being made. Our regular 3-games of qualifying with 1 in 6 advancing to the finals, and 1 in 4 cashing, remains in effect. Seeding bowlers in the finals will change slightly with the top 2 series seeded into the final shootout if there are 58 or more entries. With 57 or less entries the top series will be guaranteed in the final shootout. The finals format will also depend on the number of finalist and be the same as the scratch tournament; 10 or less bowlers in the finals a single game match play format will be used. More than 10 bowlers in the finals an elimination format will be utilized.
 
The growth of the 205 & under tournaments has been amazing. To protect our members from “sandbaggers” the average rules have been improved. If a bowler does not have a verifiable average prior to the tournament they will not be paid until their average is confirmed. In addition, once a member has 9 games bowled in the LIGBT they will have a club average. If the club average is more than 10 pins higher than their highest league average from the past 2 years their handicap will be based on the club average. Details of all the new average/handicap rules are posted on LIGBTour.com.
 
We look forward to seeing everyone at East Islip Lanes on Sunday, April 19th. This is a very popular bowling center and we are expecting another great crowd. Kegel has designed the lane pattern which is now posted on our website. The pattern being used is 38 foot in length with a ratio at 22 feet approximately 5 to 1.
 
If you know you are bowling please pre-register at www.ligbtour.com or call 1.877.900.6464. With all 40 lanes available we should be able to accommodate everyone but if you pre-register you avoid the long check-in lines.
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East Islip Formats-Lane Pattern-Prize Funds

Posted On: April 01, 2009

Starting time is NOON with free practice 11am-11:30am.
Tournament completed 5:30pm

Scratch Division - Entry fee: $100

  • 5 games of qualifying- separate qualifying for Under and Senior Divisions
  • 1 in 6 per division advance to the finals & earn a minimum of $200 (Double Your $)
  • 1 in 4 will cash for $100
  • Top Under & Senior qualifiers guaranteed in final shootout (no less than 5th place)
  • If there are at least 6 women or 6 super seniors (60+) in either of these groups one is guaranteed into the finals and more advance using a 1 in 6 ratio.
  • If 10 or less bowlers advance a single game match play format is used in the finals. If more than 10 bowlers advance an elimination format (beat-half-the-field) is used.
  • If an elimination format is used in the finals and there is an odd number of bowlers in a round the smaller number will advance and the larger number will be eliminated & cash.
  • In the elimination format when 2 or 3 bowlers remain the two seeded bowlers will be added and a 1 game 4/5 person shootout will determine the top 4/5 places.
  • If the finals use a match game format round 1 matches will be based on qualifying series with future rounds following a bracket format. When two bowlers remain the two seeded bowlers will be added and a 1 game 4-person shootout will determine the top 4 prizes.
  • Maximum # of rounds in the finals is 3

205 & under Division - 90% Handicap of 205- Entry Fee: $50

  • 3 games of qualifying with handicap and bonus pins (maximum 8 to a pair)
  • 1 in 6 will advance to the finals guaranteed $100 (Double Your Money)
  • 1 in 4 will cash for $50
  • With 58 or more bowlers the top 2 qualifying series are seeded into the final shootout With 57 or less the top bowler is seeded into the final shootout
  • If 10 or less bowlers advance to the finals single game match play will be used. If more than 10 bowlers make the finals an elimination format (beat-half-the-field) will be used.
  • If an elimination finals format is used & there is an odd number of bowlers in a round the smaller number will advance and the larger number will be eliminated & cash. When 2 or 3 bowlers remain in the finals the seeded bowler(s) will be added and a 1 game 3/4 person shootout will determine the top 3/4 places.
  • If the finals use a match game format round 1 matches will be based on qualifying series (including handicap & bonus pins) with future rounds following a bracket format. When 2 bowlers remain the seeded bowler (s) will be added & a 1 game 3/4-person shootout will determine top 3/4 prizes.
  • Maximum # of rounds in the finals is 3
  • In all final rounds 1/3 of your total handicap will be added to the scratch score and no bonus pins will be added.

Lane Pattern: 38 feet. At 22 feet a 5.5 to 1 ratio is projected.
Kegel Comments: This pattern at 38 ft. will probably allow the area from 6-11 to be in play with the surface dictating which area will be better.  Ball reaction will probably be better on higher friction surfaces closer to around 6-7-8 where lower friction surfaces will probably be better from swinging inside the track closer to 9-10-11.  The pattern will not be Sport Compliant but could be difficult based on how much friction there is outside of 7."

East Islip Guaranteed Prize Funds

Scratch Division (72 entries) 205 & Under Division (64 entries)
1.$1,000 1. $500
2. $650 2. $300
3. $500 3. $250
4. $400 4-6. $150 each
5-7. $300 each 7-11 $100 each
8-12. $ 200 each 12-16. $ 50 each 
13-18. $ 100 each  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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