UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:


> March 25: Doubles - 80%

> April 29: Singles - 80%

KING OF THE PALACE
TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

Entry Fee:
$40.00 per bowler. Entry fee is waived for a returning King, unless they choose to participate in the qualifying round (see “Seeding Scenario 2”).

League Averages: (applies to handicapped tournaments only)
Each participant needs to bring proof of their current highest fall/winter league average. A league average is considered established after 21 strings. If a bowler does not have a 21 string established average, the previous fall/winter season average will be used.

Handicapped Tournaments:
The 80% handicap is based off of the highest average entered into the tournament. All handicaps are rounded down to the nearest whole pin.
Qualifying Round:
Each participant will bowl 3 strings. An 80% handicap will be applied to each string. Lob and foul lines are observed, warnings will be given by the Tournament Director or his designee. Multiple infractions will result in penalty.

Seeding:
Scenario 1: The top 4 bowlers from the qualifying round will move on to the ladder series as seeds 1,2,3,4. The Returning King from the previous tournament automatically becomes seed 5.
Scenario 2: The King chooses to bowl in the qualifying round for a chance to gain a higher seed position in the ladder series. If the returning King betters their seed position, the 5th place bowler from the qualifying round will become seed 5. A returning King is always guaranteed 5th seed.
If a returning King bowls in the qualifying round, they will pay $15.00 to cover the cost of bowling the qualifier. They do not pay the full $35.00 entry fee. 
In the event that there is no returning King, the top 5 bowlers from the qualifying round move on to the ladder series.

Ladder Match Format:
The ladder series consists of 4 matches: 
Match 1: Seed 4 vs Seed 5
Match 2: Seed 3 vs Match 1 Winner
Match 3: Seed 2 vs Match 2 Winner
Match 4: Seed 1 vs Match 3 Winner
Each participant will bowl 2 boxes at a time, starting with 1 box on lane 3, and 1 box on lane 4. Lob and foul lines are enforced during the ladder matches. Penalties will be given by the Tournament Director or his designee. An 80% handicap will be applied to each string of the lower-averaged bowler in each match. This handicap is based off of the higher-averaged bowler in each match. Handicaps are adjusted for each match.

Ladder Match Bowling Order:
In a match where there is a Defending King:
First String: The King bowls first, and the opponent bowls second.
Second String: The opponent bowls first, and the King bowls second.
In a match where there is no Defending King:
First String: The higher seed bowls first, lower seed second.
Second String: The lower seed bowls first, higher seed bowls second.

Scoring:
The official score is kept by the Tournament Director, or his designee. Any other scoring done at the score table, or any other location, is considered unofficial.

Tie Breaker:
Qualifier: If there is a tie for any seed position, high single with handicap included will break the tie.
Ladder Match: If there is a tie at the end of a ladder match, there will be a two box tie-breaker round. The low seed will bowl first, rolling one box on each lane, starting on lane 3. There is no handicap in a two box tie breaker round.

Forfeit: If a participant cannot complete a match, due to injury, disqualification or other, the opposing participant wins the match.

Dress Code: Participants are expected to dress appropriately for the tournament: Collared shirt, no hats. Dress pants are encouraged, but "dress shorts" may be accepted at the discretion of the Tournament Director. A tee-shirt may be accepted, at the discretion of the tournament director, if it is a league, home lanes, or championship shirt. The Tournament Director reserves the right to disqualify a participant from the televised matches for improper dress and assign the next qualified bowler to enter in his/her spot.

Deadwood is to be removed by the Tournament Director or his designee. Participants may not remove deadwood themselves.

Warm-Up Boxes are allowed before the start of the qualifying round, and before the start of ladder matches. The number of warm up boxes allowed is at the discretion of the Tournament Director. The Returning King is allowed additional warm up boxes (if they did not participate in the qualifying round).

Grievances regarding the tournament may be made directly to the Tournament Director in person, by phone or by email:

    New Palace Lanes
    78 Daniels Street
    Fitchburg, Ma 01420
    978-345-0731

    Tournament Director: Dave Maattala newpalacelanes@gmail.com

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The King of the Palace tournament is sponsored by

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​​King of the Palace

SINGLES


Handicap: 80%
Entry Fee: $40


Each bowler must bring proof of their current league average.

If you bowl in multiple leagues, use your highest league average.

Averages must be established with at least 21 strings.

For the September tournament, please use last season's fall/winter average.

 
Qualifying Round


Each bowler will roll 3 strings.
80% handicap based on highest average entered.
Top 4 bowlers advance to the ladder series.
Lob and Foul lines will be observed.


Seeding

The defending champion is guaranteed the #5 seed.
The top 4 bowlers from the qualifying round become seeds 1-4.

A defending champion has the option to bowl in the qualifying round for a chance to better their seeding. The defending champion is guaranteed at least the #5 seed regardless.


Ladder Series

Each match consists of 2 participants bowling 2 strings head to head. The lower averaged bowler in each match receives an 80% handicap, based on higher averaged bowler.
Lob and Foul lines will be enforced.


Prizes


1st $400   2nd $250   3rd $150   4th $80   5th $50
Prize amounts are based on 30 bowlers entered.


 The winner of this tournament returns to defend their title
in the next handicapped singles event!










DOUBLES

Entry Fee: $80 per team
Handicap: 80%

Team Total Average Cap: 250 max, 200 min.
(Teams with a total average lower than 200 are welcome to bowl in the tournament, but will be given handicap based on a 200 team average.)

Each bowler must bring proof of their 
current highest league average. Averages must be established with at least 21 strings.


Qualifying Round
Each team will bowl 5 strings total,
with each bowler rolling 5 boxes of each string.
80% handicap based on highest averaged team entered.
Top 4 teams advance to the ladder series.
Lob and foul lines will be observed.


Seeding
The defending champions are guaranteed the #5 seed.
The top 4 teams from the qualifying round are seeds 1-4.
The defending champions have the option of bowling in the qualifying round for a chance to better their seeding ($20 fee). The defending champions are guaranteed at least the #5 seed regardless.


Ladder Series​
The ladder consists of four 3-string matches. Bowler ‘A’ rolls 2 boxes, and Bowler ‘B’ rolls the next 2 boxes. In case of tie, each team will choose a bowler to roll a 2-box tie breaker.
The lower averaged team in each match receives an 80% handicap, based on higher averaged team.
Lob and Foul lines will be enforced.


Sign Up by Phone, Email or Facebook


New Palace Lanes
78 Daniels Street, Fitchburg, MA
(978) 345-0731
bowl@newpalacelanes.com
newpalacelanes@gmail.com








​​​DRESS CODE
Applies to All Tournaments


Required: A collared shirt. A tee-shirt may be allowed if it is a league or home lanes shirt.

Khaki shorts are allowed.

Improper dress will result in disqualification
from the televised portion of the tournament!