The General Playing Rules and Regulations stated herein form the guidelines of the SM Bowling Millionaire’s Cup (the “Tournament”). Participants of the Tournament are subject to these guidelines and are deemed to have accepted the terms, conditions, guidelines and rules of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. upon signing up for participation in the Tournament.
1. The SM BOWLING MILLIONAIRE’S CUP (the “Tournament”) is open to all male and female amateur bowlers and a member of the PHILIPPINE BOWLING CONGRESS, with an AVERAGE of not more than 210. The latest PBC Average listing or certified averages from any SM Bowling Center accredited league will be used as the bowlers’ entering average. National Team Members, including the coaching staff from 2004 to present and the current National Pool are DISQUALIFIED to join. RP Youth Pool Members with PBC Average of not more than 210 are welcome to join.
2. Bowlers without a PBC average shall initially be rated at 185 average with handicap (+15) for men and (+25) for women. For those without a PBC average, we would require a formal letter from your club/association certifying your average. Approval of the said average shall be under the discretion of the tournament committee.
The tournament committee reserves the right to consider league average/s from other centers to serve as basis for their entering average. The entering average of the bowler shall be his/her average for the entire duration of the tournament.
BRACKET HANDICAP TABLE:
|150 & below||40||50|
|151 to 157||35||45|
|158 to 164||30||40|
|165 to 171||25||35|
|172 to 178||20||30|
|179 to 185||15||25|
|186 to 192||10||20|
|193 to 199||5||15|
|200 to 210||0||10|
Maximum Total HDCP for MALE = 40 (inclusive of Senior HDCP)
Maximum Total HDCP for FEMALE = 50 (inclusive of Senior HDCP)
Maximum Total HDCP is INCLUSIVE of SENIOR CITIZEN’S Special HDCP Bonus
ADDITIONAL SENIOR HANDICAP:
Male bowlers 60 yrs. old & above = (hdcp + 10); Female bowlers 50 yrs. old & above = (hdcp +10)
Note: Male bowlers 60 yrs. old and above, and Female bowlers 50 yrs. old and above are required to present any of the following documents: Senior Citizen’s ID (acquired in the Philippines), Passport and presentation of Original Birth Certificate and Photocopy of the Original Birth Certificate before being rewarded the additional SENIORS HDCP. (Cut-off October 31, 1954)
3. Bowlers may participate in any of the SM Bowling Centers.
4. Any misrepresentation made by a bowler would mean automatic disqualification from the tournament and forfeiture of awards and prizes (i.e., declared average, bowling equipment).
5. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to rate or assign average/s and HDCP/s to bowlers without proof of average or with questionable declared/computed average.
B. GENERAL CONDITIONS
1. This is a singles handicap event based on the participating bowlers’ current averages entered in this competition. There will be 8 Center Finals, 1 National Finals and The Grand Slam Finals to cap this tournament. There will be only one division: OPEN DIVISION
2. Bowlers should pay the registration fee before playing his/her first Qualifying Series for every bowling center that he/she participates in. Another registration is applicable if the bowler is qualifying for the first time at another venue.
3. Qualifying games/series may be played on:
Opening to Closing on Mondays through Thursdays
Opening to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
***Subject to lane availability.
4. All games will be bowled on a pair of lanes with foul lights in operation or foul judges with appointed scorers. Maximum time for practice bowling is five (5) minutes.
5. Games in qualifying rounds may not be left incomplete to be continued at a different hour or time.
6. In case of delay in the normal progress of the games on any lane/lanes for any cause, including but not limited to equipment failure, the Tournament Director or his appointed official shall authorize the completion of a game and or series affected by the delay on another pair of lanes. The unfinished game or series shall commence from the frame of the game when it was delayed.
7. In case of power/computer-failure which results in the loss of any score/s not yet recorded on the Master Score Sheet and which cannot be recalled, the bowler/s concerned will be required to re-bowl a new game. However, scores of completed games that have been recorded on the Master Score Sheets shall stand as the official score and the bowler shall not be required to re-bowl a new game.
8. In case a bowler bowls on the wrong lane and such error is discovered before another bowler has bowled on the same set of lanes, a dead ball shall be declared. In which case, the bowler concerned shall be required to re-bowl on the correct lane. If the error is not discovered and the opposing bowler has bowled on the same set of lanes, the score shall count and the bowler shall be required to bowl his subsequent frames on the wrong lane.
9. On frames with missing pin(s), once the ball is rolled, it shall be treated as a good ball. On frames with fallen or down pin(s) on the pin deck, the frame must be re-bowled. Bowlers are not allowed to reset the pins; only lane men, tournament officials and official scorers are allowed.
10. Games bowled in house leagues in any SM Bowling Centers will be recognized in the qualifying rounds provided the minimum 3 games has been met and prior arrangements has been made with the Center’s personnel. In the event that there will be more than 3 games to be played in such leagues or tournaments, the first 3 consecutive games will apply (the next 3 games, if applicable, may be also be considered with a separate tie-up fee). Fixed rate of P500.00 shall be paid as qualifying tie-up fee (exclusive of lane fees).
11. Score sheets should be signed by the bowler, and once signed, the score is considered correct and final, unless otherwise decided by the Tournament Committee.
12. Bowlers should wear the uniform provided by the SM Bowling Operations during the Leg Finals, National Finals and the Grand Slam Finals. No shorts of any kind will be allowed for male participants, only slacks, jeans and jogging pants are allowed. Bowler/s without the prescribed uniform will be penalized with ten (10) pins deduction per game.
13. Bowlers are required to register all bowling balls to be used in the Tournament. A certification fee in the amount of Twenty Pesos (P20.00) will be charged by the Pro-Shops. Only those inside the SM Bowling Centers are authorized to issue certifications for the SM Cup participants. Any changes or modifications made to registered balls (i.e. Re-drilling/plugging, balance hole, etc.) will require a new corresponding certification. Failure to comply would mean automatic forfeiture of awards and prizes. All bowler/s’ equipment must comply with the existing PBC, USBC, FIQ standards.
14. This tournament is open to all residents of the Philippines who are above 13 years of age, except employees of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (“SMPHI”) and its related companies, including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity. Former employees of SMPHI and its related companies, for a period of 5 years from their separation from SMPHI or the pertinent related company, and including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, are likewise not eligible to join.
15. The winners will be solely responsible for all incidental expenses, including taxes and levies that may be applicable in the redemption of their prizes.
C. PLAYING FORMAT
1. QUALIFYING PERIODS
1.1. Qualifying periods shall be set by the Tournament Committee.
Please see Appendix A for qualifying schedule of the different SM Bowling Centers
1.2. Qualifying Series:
4 sets of 3-game-series (multiple tries allowed) played over a pair of lanes.
Total of 12 games series shall be accounted for qualifying.
1.3. The top 24 qualifiers for the amateur division shall advance to the Center Finals.
1.4. The cut-off day for the qualifying rounds in all cases, will be a day prior to the scheduled center finals. To avoid conflict with other PBC sanctioned tournaments, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to re-schedule a Center’s Leg Finals and corresponding cut-off for qualifying rounds shall be observed accordingly.
2. CENTER FINALS
2.1 There will be eight (8) Center Finals corresponding to the eight qualifying periods for each SM Bowling Center. Schedule of Center Finals shall be set by the Tournament Committee (Please see Appendix B).
2.2 Each of the 8 Center Finals shall include the top 24 bowlers after each Qualifying Period. All qualifiers must be at the Center and must be able to register before the end of the specified Registration Period. All open slots after the Registration Period will be filled up by reserves according to rank. Should there be vacant slots, those slots will be left vacant and the knock-out format shall commence accordingly. The Top 4 Qualifiers in every center tour leg finals shall be given BYES and all Center Finalists shall bowl using the knock-out format. The Top 4 finishers after the completion of the entire knock-out format per branch shall advance to the National Finals and shall be awarded corresponding cash prizes according to their rank.
(Please see Appendix D: Center Leg Finals Knock-Out Format)
3. NATIONAL FINALS
3.1 Entry into the National Finals shall be based on their finish at their center finals. The top 4 finishers per branch shall advance to the Grand Slam Finals. So overall, the top 32 finishers across all branches shall comprise the qualifiers for the Grand Slam Finals. The schedule of National Finals shall be set by the Tournament Committee (Please see Appendix C).
3.2 Bowlers are entitled to play in as many Center Finals to be able to win cash prizes. To determine the qualifiers in the top 32, this shall be based on the order of the Center Finals schedule. In the event that a bowler has qualified already in the National Finals and has won again in another center finals, the slot shall be given to the next finisher in that center finals. The order by which they finish in the Center Finals shall be determined according to their original ranking in the qualifying rounds.
3.3 The National Finals will be composed of the 32 bowlers who qualified from the center finals. All 32 bowlers shall play a 10-game-series with lane movement after every 2 games. The top 16 bowlers after the 10 games shall qualify to complete the Top 16 bowlers who will advance to the Day 2 of the Grand Slam Finals.
4. GRAND SLAM FINALS
4.1 Grand Slam Finals
The second day of Grand Slam finals will be composed of the top 16 bowlers who advanced from Day 1. The Quarterfinals will be decided over a 2 game series. The Semi-Finals and the Championship Match shall be decided using the best of 3 games match play fomat. The schedule of Grand Slam Finals shall be set by the Tournament Committee (Please see Appendix C).
(Please see Appendix E: Grand Slam Finals Knock-Out Format)
CHAMPIONSHIP: FINAL MATCH
The Semi-Finals and The Final Match shall be bowled over a specially installed pair of lanes (Arena Style Bowling). The championship match shall also be televised.
1. During the qualifying round, in the event of a tie, the bowler with the highest last game (12th game with handicap) will prevail. In case of further tie, the score of the (11th game with handicap) shall break the tie, etc., based on the best of the 4 qualifying sets entered based in the order of qualifying
2. In the Center Finals and National, the tie-breaker shall be decided using the 9th – 10th frame (scratch) scoring.
3. In the Grand Slam Finals, in case of a tie affecting the top 16 positions (Day 1), the bowler with the least different between their highest and lowest game shall be used to determine the ranking.
4. In case of a tie in any of the games during the knock-out matches, a 9th and 10th frame (scratch) shall be played to break the tie and additional 9th & 10th frame/s shall be bowled until the tie is broken.
1. Leg Center Registration Fee: P5,000.00
2. Qualifying Fee / (3-game-series): P1,000.00
3. Leg Center Finals: P7,500.00
4. Grand Slam Finals: P20,000.00
F. AWARDS & PRIZES
|1st Runner-up||Php 50,000|
|2nd Runner-up||Php 25,000|
|3rd Runner-up||Php 25,000|
GRAND SLAM FINALS: (PROPOSED PRIZES FOR THE TOP 16 WINNERS)
|1st Runner-up||Php 500,000|
|2nd Runner-up||Php 250,000|
|3rd Runner-up||Php 150,000|
ADDITIONAL PRIZES TO BE GIVEN FOR THE 5TH – 16TH PLACE: Php 25,000 EACH
PERFECT 300 GAME PRIZE
Php 200,000.00 Perfect Game 300 Pot will be divided into 3 categories:
Php 100,000.00 for Qualifying Periods (to be divided equally among all winners)
Php 50,000.00 for Center Finals (to be divided equally among all winners)
Php 50,000.00 for National Finals and Grand Slam Finals (to be divided equally among all winners)
1. A protest must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Committee not later than twenty-four (24) hours after the alleged infraction has occurred, otherwise, games must stand as bowled. Protest/s involving eligibility must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Director or his appointed official on duty, and the same shall be resolved before the scheduled Center or National Finals.
2. A filing fee of Php 5,000.00 (“Filing Fee”) is required for any formal protest, and shall be deposited with SM Bowling and Leisure Center Operations. The Filing Fee is refundable should the protest be given due course and proven valid, with sufficient grounds.
3. The protest shall explicitly state the grounds for the protest, and must be duly supported by documents and other evidence.
4. The prizes for the positions under protest or appeal shall not be distributed until the protest or appeal is resolved.
5. Once a protest is filed in writing, the Tournament Committee shall first determine if the protest was filed within the time limits prescribed herein.
6. If the protest is declared timely, the Tournament Committee shall discuss and review all documents and evidence presented before it regarding the protest, and shall issue a decision no later than two (2) months from the filing of the protest. The decision of the Tournament Committee involving any protest shall be final.
7. In making its decision on the protest filed, the Tournament Committee may, among others, declare the game(s) in question:
7.1 Forfeited: If a rule was violated.
7.2 Null and void and rebowled: If a rule was violated, but was not complied with due to misinformation or mitigating circumstances. If games are declared null and void, the Committee shall make another decision as to whether the games should be rebowled.
7.3 Stand as bowled: If it is found there is no cause for action.
H. INTERPRETATION CLAUSE
The Tournament Committee shall have the sole right to decide on any matter involving the Bowling Cup, which may arise and/or is not covered by these tournament conditions.
APPENDIX A: QUALIFYING PERIODS
|BC Fairview||November 1 – December 03|
|BC Cebu||November 1 – December 03|
|BC Valenzuela||November 1 – December 04|
|BC Lanang||November 1 – December 04|
|BC North Edsa||November 1 – December 05|
|BC Mall of Asia||November 1 – December 06|
|BC Southmall||November 1 – December 07|
|BC Mega Mall||November 1 – December 08|
APPENDIX B: CENTER FINALS SCHEDULE
|BC Fairview||December 04, 2014|
|BC Cebu||December 04, 2014|
|BC Valenzuela||December 05, 2014|
|BC Lanang||December 05, 2014|
|BC North Edsa||December 06, 2014|
|BC Mall of Asia||December 07, 2014|
|BC Southmall||December 08, 2014|
|BC Mega Mall||December 09, 2014|
APPENDIX C: NATIONAL FINALS AND GRAND SLAM FINALS SCHEDULE
|DAY 1 (NATIONAL FINALS)||December 13, 2014|
|DAY 2 (GRAND SLAM FINALS)||December 14, 2014|
APPENDIX D: CENTER LEG FINALS (KNOCK-OUT FORMAT)
APPENDIX E: GRAND SLAM FINALS (KNOCK-OUT FORMAT)
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