This International Tournament is organized by P.S. Bowl for overseas and local bowlers to foster and promote goodwill, comradeship, friendship and sportsmanship amongst the bowling fraternity.
This tournament is sanctioned by Thailand Tenpin Bowling Congress (TTBC) and through TTBC, FIQ-WTBA Asian Zone.
This tournament is open to:-
All overseas participants must notify and obtain written consent from their respective Associations/Congresses before submission of their entries to this Championship.
- All current members of TTBC affiliated clubs in Thailand.
- All current members of overseas bowling clubs and individuals who are members or associations affiliated to their respective controlling Association/Congresses which are members of FIQ-WTBA.
As this tournament is sanctioned by FIQ-WTBA Asian Zone, all TTBC and FIQ-WTBA playing rules will apply.
This is a singles event ad is open to the first 180 bowlers. Men's Graded will have 5 pins handicap, Women's Open will have 7 pins handicap and Women's Graded will have 10 pins handicap added to each game bowled in the Qualifying rounds (36 games), Semi-Finals (12 games), Finals (12 games) and Step-Ladder Matches. The total pinfalls with handicap shall determine their position standings. The 180 bowlers will be divided into 3 squads of 60 bowlers each (4 bowlers to a pair of lanes).
18 April Sunday
- Squad A - 60 bowlers
- Squad B - 60 bowlers
- Squad C - 60 bowlers
Registration of bowling balls/practice sessions and opening reception.
Note: Practice session at bowler's own account.
No refund of entry fees will be made after it has been paid and the entry had been registered and accepted. Any participant who fails to show up and/or is late for checking in for the scheduled sqaud will be disqualified and the entry fees forfeited.
Prizes in the form of gift vouchers, merchandise, trophies, etc. will be awarded to the top 30 bowlers in the tournament. P.S. Bowl House Awards do not apply throughout the Tournament, unless otherwise specified. In order to protect the winner's amateur status, all prizes will be awarded through their respective affiliates of the recipients.
First 300 Perfect Game - A special award in terms of gift vouchers will be given away to the bowler who bowls the first 300 Perfect Game (scratch score without handicap). Details will be available at the tournament room and venue.
All participants must check-in by 6.00pm on 18 April, 1999. Overseas participants not arriving on time must confirm the arrival 24 hours in advance, failing which the Tournament Manager or in his absence his appointed official(s) on duty reserves the right to call in the bowlers on waiting list.
The Bowling Centre's clock shall be the official time piece. Notwithstanding any delays in running of the squads, all participants are to check-in 30 minutes before the scheduled time to bowl.
Bowlers who are in readiness to step on the approach to deliver a ball, shall have the following rights and obligations:
- They may claim right of way over anyone moving to the approach or preparing to bowl on the lane immediately on their left.
- They may claim right of way over anyone moving to the approach or preparing to bowl on the lane immediately on their right.
- Players shall be ready to bowl when it is their turn should not delay to go to the approach, is a lane immediately adjacent to them on the left and right side is clear.
- The Tournament Manager or his appointed official on duty amy authorize the completion of a game and series on another pair of lanes when equipement failure on the starting lanes delay the normal progress of the series. An interrupted game and series which cannot be completed must resume from the point of interruption.
- In the event that any scores of games being lost/erased and are not able to be re-called and/or traced due to power failure (blackout), the bowler(s) concerned will be required to re-bowl a new game when the power supply is resumed. However, all scores of completed games that have been recorded on the Master Score Sheets shall remain unchanged.
Bowling On Wrong Lane
When a bowler bowls on the wrong lane(s) and the error is discovered before another bowler has bowled, a dead ball shall be declared and the bowler(s) will be required to rebowl on the correct lane(s). If the error is not discovered until the opposing bowler has bowled, the scores shall count and the bowler shall be required to bowl his subsequent frame(s) on the wrong lane.
Qualifying rounds will be over 36 games conducted over 3 days and bowled in 3 blocks of 12 games per block. Click here for Squad Times.
The top 60 bowlers (based on total pinfalls plus handicap) after the qualifying rounds will then bowl in the Semi-Finals over 12 games. The top 30 placings after the 12 games series, based on total pinfalls plus handicap will advance to the Finals.
The top 30 bowlers (based on total pinfalls plus handicap) after the Semi-Finals will bowl 12 games in the Finals from scratch total pinfalls to determine the overall position standings. The top 3 bowlers of this Finals will move on to the Step-Ladder Grand Finals.
Step-Ladder Grand Finals
The Grand Finals is on a Step-Ladder format as follows:-
- Match #1
3rd placed bowler shall play the 2nd placed bowler in a one game roll-off, total pinfalls to count from scratch.
- Match #2
The winner of Match #1 shall play the 1st placed bowler over one game, total pinfalls to count from scratch. If the game is won by the 1st placed bowler, he/she shall be declared the Champion. If the challenger wins, one more game shall be played, total pinfalls to count from scratch again. The winner of this game shall be decalred the Champion.
In all the above 2 matches, each bowler shall bowl 2 frames at a time with the bowler drawn on the left lane to bowl first and he/she bowls only one frame. The bowler on the right lane will then bowl 2 frames, one on each adjoining lane, to be followed by his opponent in similar fashion until the game is completed. The second game shall be played like the first, with the bowler finishing on the left lane to bowl first and to bowl only one frame.
The loser of Match #1 shall be declared 3rd position and the loser of Match #2 declared 2nd position. For 4th to 30th, the positions shall be determined by the total pinfalls bowled in the Finals.
Entries and Entry Fee
In the event of TV coverage, it is the perogative of the Tournament Manager to nominate/stipulate the attire to be won.
- All entries must be submitted on presribed forms available. Entry forms not completely and/or legibly filled may be disqualified.
- The entry fee for the whole of this Tournament is BAHT 12,500 per bowler (inclusive of game fees).
- No entry is reserved unless a deposit of BAHT 4,000 is accompanied per entry. Deposits are not refundable or transferable.
- Closing Date:
Entries received after the closing date (12 April, 1999) are not acceptable subject to availability of squad.
- Since this is a singles event and only open to 180 bowlers, entries will be based on first-come-first-basis or the closing date whichever comes first.
Verification of Scores
It is the responsibility of each bowler to verify the correctness of each game bowled by signing on the official result sheet which will ne used as the official score recorded. Once signed, the scores shall stand, unless otherwise decided by the Tournament Manager. In the event the official score sheet is not signed for any reason, the Tournament Manager reserves the right to refuse acceptance of the result sheet.
In the event of tie(s) and affecting:
- Qualifying Rounds
It is the bowler's responsibility to verify their position standing in the Qualifying Rounds from the official scoreboad.
- 60th position standing after the Qualifying Rounds (36 games)
- 30th position standing after the Semi-Finals (12 games) the tie(s) shall be determined by one game roll-off. Should the tie(s) remain, then the 9th and 10th frame roll-off shall be played and repeated, if necessary, until the tie(s) is/are broken.
The tie-break roll-off dates and times are as follows:
- Qualifying Rounds:
Thursday 22 April 1999
Thursday 22 April 1999
- Positions standing after the Finals (12 games)
- In the 1st or 3rd place before commencement of the Step-Ladder Finals, a one game roll-off shall be played. Should the tie(s) remain, then the 9th and 10th frame roll-off shall be played and repeated, if necessary, until the tie(s) is/are broken.
- In any of the 4th to 30th position, involving a difference in prize award, a 9th and 10th frame roll-off shall be played and repeated, if necessary, until the tie(s) is/are broken. The tie-break roll-off shall be conducted prior to commencement of the Step-Ladder Grand Finals.
- Step-Ladder Grand Finals
Match #1 or the end of the 1 game total pinfalls in Match #2, the 9th and 10th frame roll-off shall be played and repeated, if necessary, until the tie(s) is/are broken.
No pacers will be allowed throughout the Tournament unless appointed by the Tournament Manager or his appointed official on duty.
- ELIGIBILITY: Protests involving eligibility must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Manager or his appointed official on duty within 24 hours of the time of the alledged infringement.
- ERRORS IN SCORING: The Tournament Officials immediately upon discovery of such errors will correct the scoring errors or calculation. Protests involving such errors in scoring will only be entertained if such protests are brought to the attention of the Tournament Manager or his appointed official on duty on the spot.
- FOULS: Protests involving fouls must be brought to the attention of the Lane Marshals before the delivery of the next ball. No protests will be entertained after the bowler has made his second delivery of the frame.
- All other protests, except where they involve the Semi-Finals/Finals/Step-Ladder Grand Finals must be made in writing to the Tournament Manager on or before 9.00am on Saturday, 24 April 1999. When it involves the Semi-Finals/Finals/Step-Ladder Grand Finals, the protest must be made in writing to the Tournament Manager on the spot and/or before the presentation of prizes.
- No protests will be entertained after the presentation of prizes.
- WITHHOLDING OF PRIZES: With protest involving final position standing in any event of the Championships and pending the decision of appeal to their TTBC/FIQ-WTBA Asian Zone, the Tournament Manager reserves the right to withhold presentation of prizes for that event pending the outcome of the appeal.
The Tournament Manager or in his absence, his appointed official(s) on duty reserve(s) the right to accept or reject any entry(ies) as he/she deem(s) fit. Any matter arising which is not covered in this Tournament Rules & Regulations, the Tournament Manager shall decide. His decision shall be final, subject only to appeal to TTBC. Such appeal must be made in writing within 48 hours of the Tournament Manager's decision.
As this Championship is FIQ-WTBA Asian Zone sanctioned, notwithstanding the Interpretation Clause; an appeal may be submitted in writing to FIQ-WTBA Asian Zone through TTBC within thirty (30) days of the TTBC decision for final adjudication.
N.B.: In order to protect the winner's amateur status, all prizes will be awarded through the affiliates of the recipients.
No reserves will be called-up for the Semi-Finals/Finals of this Tournament. In the event of absenteeism/s, the Tournament Manager shall determine the appointment of pacers as he sees fit.
Registration of Bowling Balls
It is the bowler's responsibility to ensure that all bowling balls used during the tournament are verified for correctness of weight and other specifications, as well as conforming to FIQ-WTBA rules and regulations. If in doubt, the bowler may have his/her bowling ball(s) verified by the Tournament Technical Committee. The Tournament Manager of his appointed official(s) on duty reserves the right to recall any bowling ball for inspection at any time.
If at any time a bowler is found to have used an illegal ball, even if previously certified legal by the Tournament Technical Committee, he/she may be disqualified from the entire Tournament. All his/her winnings and/or position standing will be stripped off. If the Tournament Committee is of the opinion that such usage was deliberate and with intent to cheat, he/she may be further reported to the respective Association/Congress and FIQ-WTBA for additional penalization. He/She may also be asked to return immediately to the Tournament Manager or his appointed official(s) on duty, any awards that have already been given to him.
Dress Code (Bowler's Attire)
Bowlers are required to be properly and appropriately dressed for bowling. If in the opinion of the Tournament Manager or his appointed official(s) on duty, a bowler is not properly and appropriately dressed, he/she may not be permitted to bowl.