Howie Kolhoff Invitational

2022 Team Event

The 9th Annual Howie Kolhoff Invitational Team Event will be held on February 26, 2022 at Eastway Bowl in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 

Maximum of 32 team entries accepted for the 2022 event.  Entry Fee ~ $200.00.  

Registration deadline - February 13, 2022

Team event is open to all USBC Sanctioned High School (and Middle School where applicable) bowlers.  

All entries must be submitted and paid via online methods.  Please click the ENTRY button above to register and pay.

Registration -

  • Entry Fee is $200 per team ($90 lineage, $3 expense, $107 scholarships)​.  A $2 processing fee has been included in the amount due.  Money and completed registration form must be submitted no later than February 13, 2022.  Refunds will be evaluated on an individual basis. 

  • Maximum of 32 teams accepted.   

  • One shift of Team qualifying available ~ Saturday, February 26 ~ 8am.     

  • Players must be in High School/Middle School and USBC sanctioned.  No home-schooled athletes eligible for this event. 

  • No more than 7 bowlers per team.  Schools may enter multiple teams; however each bowler may only participate on one team.

  • Teams must be formed from the same organized team from the most current competitive season or may combine bowlers from a maximum of two schools.  Combined teams will bowl in their respective divisions based on gender.  Coed teams will bowl in Boys/Coed division.  

  • Up to two coaches allowed per team.  All coaches must be a USBC RVP members or a registered volunteer with another youth organization.  Coaches must be certified in the SafeSport program.  Confirmation of qualifications required.  Coaches not meeting qualifications may coach team from spectator seating. 

  • A minimum of 8 Girls teams is required to host Girls Division.  If the minimum number of entries is not received, Girls teams will be given the option to bowl in the Boys/Coed division or receive a refund of their entry fee. 

  • All bowlers will be scratch bowlers.  No handicap will be awarded for this event.

  • Teams must wear ‘like’ uniforms signifying their team.  Coed/Combined teams may wear their jersey from their respective teams.  All teams are encouraged to wear like dress pants and/or skirts.  Denim, leggings, sweatpants, hats and attire with offensive language/images are not allowed.  Coaches must be identifiable with their team.

  • All bowlers must be eligible to compete per their schools participation policies.  All bowlers must be able to show proof of school attendance (ie, school id, report card) if requested from Tournament Staff.

 

Tournament play -

  • Check in for the Team event starts 45 minutes prior to shift start time.  Coaches meeting will be held prior to shift start time.  Doors open at 7am.  Please do not enter building prior to 7am.

  • No outside food or beverage will be allowed.  Food specials will be available through the Eastway Lounge.  Meal tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk during each qualifying shift.  Refillable water bottles with lids are allowed.

  • Modified challenge pattern will be released one week prior to event.  Fresh oil will be applied prior to each qualifying shift and prior to beginning of Baker match play.

  • 7 bowlers and 2 coaches allowed in the bowler’s area.  Spectators and bowlers not actively bowling in current shift may not enter the bowling area.

  • Bowlers paddock area – An area will be marked for bowling bags/equipment.  All bowlers should store their equipment in this area while they are bowling and vacate once finished.

  • All equipment must be taken home after the completion of the event.

  • No more than 2 balls per bowler in the bowling area.

  • Additional details pertaining to the event activities will be communicated during coaches meeting(s).

Code of Conduct - 

  • Cell phones/Headphones/AirPods: the use of electronics is prohibited during gameplay.

  • Unsportsmanlike Behavior: this behavior will not be tolerated on the lanes or inside the tournament venue.  Individuals are subject to ejection for engaging in improper tactics or conducting, including, but not limited to physical and verbal abuse toward other persons.

  • Profanity:  No profanity is allowed on or off the lanes.

  • Alcohol: No alcohol is allowed during the competition.

  • ONLY BOWLERS AND TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BOWLING AREA.

 

QUALIFYING –

  • 5 bowler teams will complete 3 regular games on same pair.   

  • Substitutions will be allowed at the start of each new game.  More than one substitute may enter the same game.  The person(s) taken out cannot re-enter that game.  The original player(s) may re-enter the next game.  Please contact Lane Monitor to make substitutions.

  • Lineup changes may only be completed when a substitute bowler enters the game.  Please contact Lane Monitor to make changes.

  • 10 minutes warm up will be given prior to qualifying shift. Please remember lane courtesy.

  • Top 16 boys/co-ed teams and top 8 girls’ teams will qualify for the double elimination Baker match play.  The number of teams qualifying may be adjusted based on teams registered.

  • List of qualifying teams will be announced after qualifying is complete.  Resulted will be posted on Facebook/Howie Kolhoff Invitational, Facebook/Eastway Bowl and at the Front Desk at Eastway Bowl. 

  • Teams will be seeded into double-elimination bracket play based on qualifying results.

  • Top qualifying team in each division will receive scholarship money applied to bowlers’ SMART accounts.

  • All bowlers are eligible for All-Tournament Team honors.  The All-tournament Team will be presented prior to match play.  Top 5 boys and top 5 girls will receive All-tournament Team honors and scholarship money applied to bowlers’ SMART account. 

 

BAKER MATCH PLAY -

  • 5 bowler teams will compete in double elimination match play ~ best 2 out of 3 Bakers games.  If the same team wins the first 2 games, a third game will not be played. 

  • Highest seeded team starts on left lane.  Teams will change lanes at the end of each completed game.  

  • 10 minutes of warm up will be allowed prior to teams’ first match.  An adjusted warm up timeframe will be provided at the start of each match thereafter.  A warm up pair will be identified for teams bowling in next round of bracket play.

  • Baker play will be a 5 bowler rotation.  Substitutions are allowed during Baker match play.  If a substitution is made during the game, the bowler taken out cannot re-enter that game.  Multiple substitutions may be made during the game (including the 10th frame).  Bowlers taken out can re-enter the match during the next game.

  • Please remember lane courtesy and do not bowl more than 2 frames ahead of your opponent.

  • Tie breaker will be a 9th and 10th frame roll off (with the bowlers originally bowling in those frames).  All tie breakers will be completed prior to the next game starting.  If still a tie, will do best frame roll off, rotating through the remaining team members until there is a winner. 

  • Championship match will be best 3 out of 5 Baker games.  If the team coming from the loser’s bracket wins the first match, a final championship match series will be played to determine the winner.  (3 out of 5 Baker games)

  • All tournament winnings will be dispersed to bowlers’ SMART account.  Prize amount based on number of team entries. 

$5000 guaranteed scholarship money available based on 32 team enrollments.  Tournament Staff reserves the right to adjust max payout amount if fewer than 32 teams participate in event.  Scholarship payout 1:8 in each division based on team enrollment.

All rules are subject to change at the discretion of the tournament director.

For additional information please email Tournament Director at bowlhowie@yahoo.com.