The next BBA Kinda Senior Scratch Singles will take place on Sunday November 13th @ Cloverleaf Bowl in Fremont with a 12:30 P.M. start time.
Like our first tournament, we'll have 2 age divisions for qualifying 45-54 & 55+. 1 in 4 from each division will cash and advance to the finals. At Clayton Valley, we had 20 bowlers in the "kids" division and 28 in the "mature" division! We'll have a format in the finals, one that places more emphasis on the qualifying round.
The finals format will be 3 short rounds with approximately the top half advancing to the next round. Here's where the importance of qualifying will come into play. The leading qualifier from each division will get 2 byes and be in the final round! The #2 qualifier from each division will receive 1 bye and start the finals in round 2. The first round of the finals will have the remaining qualifiers. Round 1 will be two games and rounds 2 & 3 will be one game.
Just like our Clayton Valley event, the qualifiers from the 55 & up division will receive 1 pin per game for each year they are over 55 with the exception of any past champions.
The entry fee is $85 and the cash ratio is 1 in 4. $600, $400, & $300 are the top 3 spots with 32 entries. At Clayton with 48 entries, we paid $700, $450, & $320.
November & December Patterns announced & Sweepers added to Dublin's Practice Sessions
The Sunday evening Practice Sessions will be held 5 times during the months of November & December and will feature 4 new pattern. Also new will be the addition of 2 game Sweepers on certain nights following the sessions on a fresh version of the pattern.
As always, on the Sundays prior to the Gold Pin, we'll be using that month's pattern. November 13th will be the Viper and December 11th is the Bear.
For the first time, we'll be using a WTBA International pattern. The 45 foot Rome pattern is out on December 4th.
3 of the 5 Sundays will also have a 2 game sweeper following the practice on a fresh version of the pattern. The sweepers are set for November 13th, November 20th, & December 11th. The sweeper cost is $20 of which $15 goes to the prize fund. For bowlers who want to bowl the sweepers, but not participate in the practice sessions, the cost is $30.
The Earl Anthony Pattern makes its debut on the schedule on December 18th.