Rules and Online Registration


ENTRY FEE DISBURSEMENT
Bowling Fees                                         $22.50
Prize Fund                                              $38.00
Banquet                                                  $25.00
Awards & Tournament Expense              $4.50
Total Entry Fees                                     $90.00

Bowling schedule - Start Times

Doubles/Team on Saturday at 10:00 am
Singles on Sunday at 9:00 am

Non-Participant Fee - $40.00

Show Me Saint Louis Classic 2017 Tournament Rules - 

1. COMPETITION
This tournament is a USBC\IGBO sanctioned handicap tournament and is open to men and women by invitation only. 
All USBC\IGBO rules apply except as noted in rules below.  Competition in each event will be limited to one time.  Tournament will consist of three games in each event.  Events are Singles, Doubles and Teams.  Doubles pairs and Teams may be composed of all men, all women or mixed.  Men and women will compete on an equal basis.
2. ELIGIBILITY
a) Participants who are not USBC members can qualify, prior to participation, by paying the appropriate associate membership dues OR by paying a $5 participation fee (USBC Rule 300c).
b) Participants who are not IGBO members can qualify, prior to participation, by paying the appropriate associate membership dues OR by paying a $5 participation fee.
c) All participants must be at least 21 years of age.  Tournament management reserves the right to check identification to verify date of birth.
d) There shall only be 1 PBA Card member per team.
3. HANDICAP & PAYOUT RATIO
Handicap will be 90 percent of 230. 
Payout ratio will be 1:6.
4. ENTERING AVERAGE
a) Use highest 2016/2017 Fall/Winter book average of 21 or more games.
b) If no average per rule 4a, use highest 2015/2016 Fall/Winter book average of 21 or more games.
c) If no average per rule 4a or 4b, use highest 2017 Summer sanctioned league average as of August 17, 2017 of 21 or more games
d) If no average per rule 4a – 4c, use highest 2016 Summer book average of 21 or more games.
e) If no average per rule 4a – 4d, the director will set an average for the bowler to use.  Any such average will not be less than 180.
USBC Rule 319a-2 (10 Pin Rule) shall not apply.
5. AVERAGE VERIFICATION
It is each bowler’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of their own average, whether originally submitted by the bowler, the team captain or others.  Failure to use the correct average may disqualify the score if submitted average is lower than the correct average, thereby resulting in a lower classification or more handicap.  Prize winnings will be based on the submitted average, if it is higher than the correct average. (USBC Rule 319a, item 3).
6. RERATING
a) If tournament average (18-20 games from August 31, 2015 through August 17, 2016) is higher than the entering average, the average used for the tournament will be the average of the book and tournament averages.
b) If tournament average (21 or more tournament games from August 31, 2016 through August 17, 2017) is higher than the entering average, the tournament average will be used.
c) Reporting of previous tournament winnings (USBC Rule 319d) will not apply
7. ENTRY FEE
The entry fee is $90 (US) per bowler if postmarked by July 24, 2017.  The entry fee will be $100 (US) per bowler if postmarked from July 24, 2016 through August 14, 2017.  Entry fees must be in the form of money order, certified check or online through PayPal and are to be made payable to Show Me Classic.  Mailed applications and fees are to be sent to:
Show Me Classic, P.O. Box 968, St. Louis, MO 63188
8. PROTESTS
All decisions of the tournament director are final unless an appeal is made in accordance with USBC Rule 329.