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2020-21 GISBT Schedule and Tournament Rules
Junior Gold Qualifying at Each Sunday Event in 2020-2021
The Junior Gold National Championships is an annual national tournament for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States. The tournament awards scholarships and youth bowlers competing also have the opportunity to earn a spot on Junior Team USA.
Each month, the GISBT wants to conduct Junior Gold qualifying. Entry fee is $50 per qualifier, collected the morning of our monthly tournament, with the top boy and top girl in each qualifier advancing to the 2021 Junior Gold National Championships Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The top boy and girl will have their $200 entry fee forwarded to USBC for entry into the national tournament. Our Junior Gold qualifying will be based on 8-game qualifying score ONLY. To enter qualifying, a bowler must be a USBC Junior Gold member, or pay their Junior Gold membership fee the day of qualifying to be eligible.
There must be sufficient entries in both the Boys and Girls youth groups to conduct our qualifying. Not all GISBT competitors are eligible because of Junior Gold age restrictions. Bowlers interested in attempting to qualify should email Eric at least one week in advance. If there are not enough emails received, there will not be a Junior Gold qualifying for the event, since spots must be purchased in advance.
DRESS CODE ENFORCEMENT
There will be NO exceptions to the dress code. There are no jeans or shorts of any type permitted during our event competition. T-shirts are also not permitted. Bowlers must have a collared or mock polo shirt and dress pants or khakis during competition. Girls are allowed to wear dress shorts or skirt, provided the length is appropriate. All apparel is subject to tournament director’s discretion; in other words – if it’s questionable, don’t wear it. In recent months, there have been some examples of questionable attire by some of our girl’s competitors. In the future, if you think your skirt is too short or too tight – do not wear it. And just in case you may want to have an extra set of clothes. If we see skirts that show WAY too much skin, it will NOT be allowed. So if you think it might be too short – it probably is. Please be aware of this! If you want to compete, dress appropriately. Again; there will be NO exceptions.
Our Cancellation Policy (updated 7/3/14)
Cancellations must be TELEPHONED in to Eric Littig at 563-271-2967 by 5 pm the Friday before the tournament. Cancellations received after that will lose their entry fee unless in the unlikely event of an emergency. A courtesy email prior to the Wednesday before the tournament is ok, but it is very important that you call him directly in the event a cancellation is necessary. While we realize that sometimes circumstances prevent a bowler from competing, please be courteous of other tour members. Sometimes, a last minute cancellation prevents another bowler from attending.
All cancellations and no-shows will be recorded. If a player cancels or fails to show twice in one season, it may affect their playing privileges for the remainder of the season. Please, if you know you are not going to be able to bowl, contact Eric as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
If you do cancel before the Friday 5 pm deadline, checks on file will be destroyed, and a new check must be submitted to reserve a spot in the next month’s field.
For COVID-19 precautions, we ask there be only 1 spectator per bowling participant. WE DO NOT WANT AUTHORITIES TO SHUT DOWN THE BOWLING CENTER AND CANCEL OUR EVENT.
ALL BOWLERS AND SPECTATORS MUST wear masks. Bowlers can remove their mask when they bowl, but once they are off the approach, they must wear their mask again.
If you are planning to try to walk-in enter an event - please bring correct amount - $52 entry and membership fee. Please bring exact amount. Please bring your own ink pen to keep score. Pens and candy will not be provided at our check-in desk until things change.
THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WILL BE CONSISTENT AT ALL GISBT EVENTS UNTIL WORLD EVENTS CHANGE.
We appreciate everyone's cooperation in all matters.
|Date||Bowling Center||Address||Max Entries|
|8/30/2020||May City Bowl||1648 Trent Street SW,|
Cedar Rapids, IA
|9/27/2020||Cedar Rapids Bowling Center|
165 Blairs Ferry Road NE,
Cedar Rapids, IA
|10/18/2020||Cadillac XBC||650 La Porte Road, |
|11/08/2020||May City Bowl|
1648 Trent Street SW,
|4/##/21||29th Annual Tournament of Champions -|