Individual Entry Qualifications
The individual shootout is an event in which top bowlers from each of the leagues in Section 3, and independents, can qualify to participate. Any bowler can qualify to compete in this individual event provided that they meet the following criteria:
- they competed in at least 2/3 of his/her team games,
- their individual average meets the league qualification standard
- they are not the high average bowler in the league
- they are not a member of a team that qualified for the State Championships by winning either Division 1 or Division 2 at sectionals
- they are otherwise eligible to participate as deemed by their school district.
The tournament will consist of six games. Standings are determined by total overall pinfall for the six games.
Determining the League Qualification Standard:
Each league will calculate its qualification standard the same manner. Each league consisting of six (6) regular full time competing member teams (or more), shall be entitled to reserve a number of bowler entries into the shootout that is equal to the number of teams competing in the league. The league shall send the top average bowlers from the league from regular season league play, minimum 2/3 league games excluding post season, and up to any prescribed cutoff date.
Number of teams in the league: 12
Number of bowlers the league is entitled to send to the shootout: 12
Only bowlers who have competed in 2/3 of their games (or more) qualify, The league will send bowlers 2 through 13 from the average list since #1 does not qualify. If any of bowlers 2-13 are on a State Qualifying team, then they do not qualify, and the next qualifying bowler(s) would be selected to compete.
There is no registration for this event. Coaches of potential qualifying bowlers are responsible to monitor the average list from the league. Coaches unsure of the process or if their athlete qualified, must ask their league rep or record keeper for clarification.