Howie Kolhoff Invitational

2022 Singles Sweeper

The Howie Kolhoff Invitational Singles Sweeper will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at Eastway Bowl in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Over 150 bowler entries accepted for the 2022 event.  A wait list will be created for entries over the maximum allowed.

ONLINE Registrations will be accepted until maximum number of paid entries are received or until 12:00pm Friday, February 25. 

 

Walk in's are welcome as long as space allows.

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

Registration - 

  • The Howie Kolhoff Invitational Singles Sweeper is open to all USBC Sanctioned Middle School and High School bowlers.  

  • Two divisions are offered - 

    • Scratch - 185 average and above

    • Handicap - 184 average and below

    • Bowlers with averages below 185 may select to bowl scratch.

  • Two shifts available - 

    • 8:00am - check in starts at 7:15am  (limited to 96 bowlers)

    • 12:00pm - check in starts at 11:15pm (limited to 96 bowlers)

  • Entry Fee $50.00 due at time of registration.​  A $2 processing fee has been included in the amount due.  Registrations submitted after Sunday, February 20 will incur a $60.00 entry fee.

    • $50.00 entry fee ($16 lineage, $2 expense, $32 scholarships)​

    • $60.00 entry fee ($16 lineage, $2 expense, $42 scholarships)

  • Bowlers may participate one time in each qualifying shift.  Registration and entry fee are required for each qualifying shift.  Bowlers may pre-register online for both qualifying shifts, or register day of event if space allows. (Only the bowlers highest qualifying series will be considered, low qualifying series will be discarded.)

  • Registered bowlers who are unable to attend must contact tournament director at bowlhowie@yahoo.com prior to event.  Refund requests will be evaluated on an individual basis.  

  • Bowlers are encouraged to wear bowling jersey like shirt and dress pants and/or skirts.  Denim, leggings, sweatpants, hats and attire with offensive language/images are not allowed.  

  • All bowlers must be able to show proof of school attendance (ie, school id, report card) if requested from Tournament Staff.

  • Use average from 2020-2021 season unless current season average is 10 pins higher (as of February 13, 2022).  If no average from 2020-2021 season, use current average based on 9 or more games bowled.

  • All bowler averages must be confirmed.  Bowlers without confirmed averages will bowl in scratch division.

  • Handicap bowlers will be awarded handicap based on confirmed average at 80% of 210.  Maximum handicap allowed - 64 pins.

  • Bowlers may be re-rated at the Tournament Directors discretion.  Any such adjustment must take place prior to qualifying.  Bowlers that do not agree with adjusted average may request a refund.

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.

Tournament Play - 

  • Doors open at 7:00am.  Please do not enter building prior to 7:00am.

  • Check in will start 45 minutes prior to shift start time.  

  • 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 allowed. 

  • Modified challenge pattern will be released one week prior to event.  Fresh oil will be applied prior to each qualifying shift.  Lanes will not be re-oiled prior to finals matches.

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

  • All equipment must be taken home at 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 via Facebook/Howie Kolhoff Invitational and this website.

Qualifying/Match Play - 

  • Lane assignments will be pre-assigned for all pre-registered bowlers.  Walk in's will be assigned lanes based on first come first serve basis.  Maximum number of bowlers per lane - 3 bowlers.

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

  • 4 game qualifier - changing pairs after 2 games.  Bowlers on the right lane will move right skipping one pair.  Bowlers bowling on the left will move left skipping one pair.  

  • Pod Eliminators may be played based on the number of entries received in each division.  Pod Eliminators will be used to confirm bowlers advancing to Step Ladder finals.

  • Step Ladder finals will begin after the completion of the Pod Eliminators and will be one game, head to head with winner advancing.  

  • Multiple winners will receive scholarship awards in both the Scratch and Handicap divisions based on number of entries.

  • Over $5000 in scholarship awards available based on full tournament enrollment.  $1000 first place prize for each division.

    • ​Final payout will be determined by the number of entries in each division.  Payout amounts will be available the day of the event.  All tournament winnings will be applied to bowler's SMART account.

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

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