Scratch Event Rules
Optional Scratch and Scratch Master Events and Divisions
1. The tournament will offer two optional scratch events for bowlers who choose to participate in them. The Scratch Event Divisions will be the same for both events:
Division A: Averages from 200 and Above
Division B: Averages from 180-199
Division C: Averages from 160-179
Division D: Averages from 140-159
Division E: Averages from 0-139
a) The Optional Scratch event shall use the scratch scores (without handicap) from the handicap portion of the tournament to determine winners. The optional scratch shall be divided into three separate categories within each division: Highest Single Scratch Game (from any of the events); Highest Scratch Series (from any of the events, three games required); and Highest Scratch All Events (from the nine-game total of all three events).
b) Scratch Masters will be an eliminator-style “shoot-out.” The nine (9) game scratch total from the tournament (Singles, Doubles, and Team) are used to determine the six (6) qualifiers per division. If a tie exists for the sixth position, the bowler with the highest three (3) game scratch series will be the 6th seeded bowler.
i. In Round 1, all 6 bowlers bowl three games. Players will switch lanes after each game. No bonus pins are awarded. The three-game series will be calculated and the top 4 bowlers in each division will advance.
ii. Round 2, the remaining four (4) bowlers bowl two games. Players will switch lanes after each game. No bonus pins are awarded. Scores do not carry over from Round 1. The two-game series will be calculated and the top 3 bowlers in each division will advance.
iii. Round 3, will be a single-game elimination. No bonus pins are awarded. After the game has been bowled, the top 2 bowlers will advance. Scores do not carry over from earlier rounds.
iv. In the final round (Round 4), the remaining 2 bowlers will bowl one game to determine the winner of the division and second place. No bonus pins are awarded. Scores do not carry over from earlier rounds.
v. In the case of a tie, a ninth and tenth frame roll-off will take place to determine the winner of each match.
2. Scores used for the Optional Scratch Divisions shall be those Scratch games (without handicap) as bowled in the Handicap Division of the tournament.