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Location and Schedule

Polk County Festival
May 28-20, 2021

Cypress Lanes
2010 Dundee Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Saturday, May 29
8:00 a.m.: all singles and doubles check in
9:00 a.m.: All doubles competition begins
11:00 a.m.: All singles competition begins

Sunday, May 30
8:00 a.m.: all mixed doubles check in
9:00 a.m.: All mixed Doubles competition begins

*schedule is subject to change

Events
Singles – BW018
Doubles – BW019
Mixed Doubles – BW020
Non-Ambulatory Singles – BW021
Non-Ambulatory Doubles– BW022
Non-Ambulatory Mixed Doubles – BW023

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules
Top 5 in each age group at a Series Qualifier site. Participants that qualify in one Bowling event are eligible for all Bowling events. (Note: qualifying is only applicable to the Florida resident divisions). Non-Ambulatory events do not require qualifying.

Entry Requirements
1. Bowling entry fee is $30 for the first event and $12 for each additional event for individual and doubles events for Florida residents. Entry fee is $35 for the first event and $15 for each additional event for non-residents. Entry fee includes lanes fees and an event t-shirt. T-shirts will be available on-site at designated competition check-in times.

2. All entries must be received by May 21, 2021 . Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director. Athletes registering after May 21, 2021 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and may be subject to a $10 late fee.

3. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event.

4. Competitors are encouraged to provide their own bowling balls and shoes. House balls and shoes may be available at the competitor’s expense.

5. All equipment shall meet USBC specifications. The Florida Senior Games reserves the right to inspect equipment.

6. Doubles partners must be of the same gender. Mixed doubles will be one male and one female bowler.

7. The age division of competition for Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be determined by the younger age of the two partners.

8. Doubles and Mixed Doubles entrants must enter their partner’s name under the column labeled “Partners”.

Format
1. Tournament will be based on scratch scores.

2. Bowlers will be placed in divisions by age and gender.

3. Bowling times and lanes will be assigned by the Event Director.

4. Bowlers will bowl three games. Winners are determined by total pins over three games (same lane).

5. If there is a tie between any of the top 3 places, a one-game playoff will be held to determine which player receives the higher medal.

6. For 4th place through 6th place, ties will be broken by the number of strikes bowled. If the score is still tied, the number of spares will decide the winner.

7. There will be no tie-breaker for 7th place and below. Both competitors will receive the same place and the next place will be left open.

8. Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes, if non-residents are in contention for medals.

Sports Rules
1. This tournament will be conducted in accordance with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) rules, except as modified herein.

2. All equipment shall meet USBC specifications. The Event Director reserves the right to check equipment at any time.

3. For Non-Ambulatory events, the athlete must be seated in their wheelchair or scooter for the entire duration of competition.

4. For Non-Ambulatory events, an athlete must physically roll the ball or with the use of a ramp, as long as no one else or the chair itself helps project the ball down the lane. The athlete must be the one who impacts the energy needed for the ball to move down the lane.

Hotel Information
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Registration
To register for the 2021 Sunshine State Games Bowling tournament, CLICK HERE.

Contacts
FSF Staff Contact
Karissa Pendleton
(850) 577-7207 or kpendleton@playinflorida.com

EVENT DIRECTOR
Please contact FSF or facility for question