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US20060264262A1
US20060264262A1 US11448394 US44839406A US2006264262A1 US 20060264262 A1 US20060264262 A1 US 20060264262A1 US 11448394 US11448394 US 11448394 US 44839406 A US44839406 A US 44839406A US 2006264262 A1 US2006264262 A1 US 2006264262A1
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A one game scratch match play single elimination tournament for league players, including the steps of providing a pool of eligible league players; placing each eligible league player into one of eight divisions, each division being defined by highest average scores attained by league players in current league play; conducting a local first round of competition in which each of the eligible league players in each of the eight divisions engages in one game scratch match play, single elimination, eight-player brackets, until one player prevails in each division and continues on to a regional second round; conducting a regional second round in 512 locations that are geographically distributed as equally as possible in which each of the eight divisions engages in one game scratch match play, single elimination, until one player prevails in each division and continues on to a championship round; conducting a championship round in a single location in which each of the 512 league players who prevail in the regional second round in each of the eight divisions engages in one game scratch match play, single elimination, until 8 tournament champions prevail, one in each of the eight divisions.

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  • [0001]
    This application is a continuation-in-part of co-pending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/617,993, filed Jul. 11, 2003, which claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/396,391, filed Jul. 11, 2002.
  • [0002]
    This is a one game scratch match play single elimination tournament. It is open to all league bowlers who pay a $1.00 Per Week Entry Fee for the entire league season. This fee is to be added to the regular league fees consisting of lineage and league prize fund. Eligible league bowlers will be placed into eight average divisions based according to their highest average in the current league season with a minimum of 60 games. If an eligible league bowler does not have a current average with a minimum of 60 games then they can use their highest average in the last three years or they can use their highest lifetime average with a minimum of 60 games. League bowlers who bowl and pay partial league seasons will be allowed to bowl in the tournament if they meet the minimum number of games requirement. Some league teams have more members than the league maximum weekly requirement such as seven regular paying members on a five-member league team. The proprietor will make the decision on all bowler eligibility. They can either require the partial league season bowler to pay the difference in tournament prize fund money between a full season league bowler and the partial league season bowler from that particular league or they can absorb the loss. This is one reason why the tournament doesn't take 100% of the tournament prize fund money. The goal of this tournament is to be fair to the proprietor and their league bowlers. If an eligible league bowler does not meet any of the above rules for establishing a tournament average, then the proprietor can place the eligible league bowler in an appropriate average division based on the proprietor's knowledge of the game. The tournament management reserves the rights to readjust any bowlers average at any time during the tournament. Any bowler whose average has been readjusted will be placed in another average division.
  • [0003]
    All eligible league bowlers will be separated by their averages into Eight Different Average Divisions. In Division I are averages 215 or more. In Division II are averages 200 to 214. In Division III are averages 185 to 199. In Division IV are averages 170 to 184. In Division V are averages 155 to 169. In Division VI are averages 140 to 154. In Division VII are averages 125 to 139. In Division VIII are averages 124 or less. One tournament champion will come from each of these average divisions. Eligible tournament bowlers will compete only against other bowlers within their average division in all rounds of competition. With this format bowlers of equal ability will be competing against bowlers of the same ability.
  • [0004]
    This tournament will consist of three separate rounds of competition. The First Round will be held locally. It is the only round an eligible league bowler can have multiple entries in the tournament. Entries in the First Round will be based on the number of leagues a bowler pays and participates in. Bowl and pay in one league gets you one entry in the First Round. Bowl and pay in two leagues gets you two entries in the First Round, etc.
  • [0005]
    Before the First Round begins the proprietor will compile a list of all of the bowlers in their center and sort the eligible bowlers from the ineligible bowlers. They will sort the eligible bowlers into the appropriate eight average divisions while also listing the number of entries a bowler is entitled to have due to the number of leagues they bowled and paid in.
  • [0006]
    The First Round will be one game scratch match play single elimination eight-bowler brackets with one person prevailing and continuing on to the Second Round. In other words, win three games in a row in an eight-bowler bracket and you go on to the Second Round.
  • [0007]
    All eight-bowler brackets will be randomly drawn. Bowler One will bowl Bowler Two, Bowler Three will bowl Bowler Four, Bowler Five will bowl Bowler Six, Bowler Seven will bowl Bowler Eight in the first game of the match game. The winner between Bowler One and Bowler Two will bowl one game against the winner between Bowler Three and Bowler Four. The winner between Bowler Five and Bowler Six will bowl one game against the winner of the match between Bowler Seven and Bowler Eight The winners of these matches will bowl one game with the winner of this match going on to the Second Round.
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  • [0008]
    One game match play will have two bowlers on a pair of lanes. One bowler will be assigned the left lane and the other bowler will be assigned the right lane. The bowler on the left lane will start the game and complete one frame on that lane. The bowler on the right lane will bowl two frames one on each lane starting with the right lane. From this moment on both bowlers will take turns bowling two frames at a time one frame on each lane until the bowler who started on the right lane has completed their game. Followed by one frame on the right lane from the bowler who started on the left lane, thus completing one game of match play. This procedure of match play is called pro style.
  • [0009]
    If there are ties in match play, then they shall be broken by a ninth and tenth frame roll-off. The bowler who finished the match on the left lane bowls the ninth frame of the tie-breaker on the left lane. The opponent bowls their ninth frame on the right lane and the tenth frame on the left lane. The first bowler then bowls the tenth frame on the right lane completing the tie-breaker. If a tie exists after the roll-off, the sequence is repeated until a winner is determined.
  • [0010]
    The seven losing bowlers in an eight-bowler bracket are out of the tournament unless they have more entries left or they are randomly chosen to fill any of the remaining eight-bowler brackets that need seven or fewer bowlers. Bowlers with the most entries will have the first preference in filling those eight-bowler brackets that need seven or fewer bowlers. Bowlers with an equal number of entries will be randomly drawn in order to fill those eight-bowler brackets that need seven or fewer bowlers. The eight-bowler brackets will continue until every bowler's entries have been used except for those bowlers with unused entries who have qualified for the Second Round by winning their eight-bowler bracket.
  • [0011]
    Those bowlers who have used all of the entries are out of the tournament unless there are eight-bowler brackets that need seven or fewer bowlers and all of the bowlers with entries have been used. These bowlers will be placed in a random drawing to choose the bowlers to fill the available spots. If more bowlers are needed to fill any of the eight-bowler brackets and they have used all of their entries, then first preference will be given to those bowlers who were not chosen to fill any of the previous random drawings. If there are less than eight bowlers available to fill an eight-bowler bracket, then the bowlers with the most unused entries will be given first preference to any byes in the first game of match play. If the bowlers have an equal number of entries, then there will be a random drawing for the placement of the bowlers in the eight-bowler bracket. If a bowling center has too few bowlers to fill one eight-bowler bracket in one of the average divisions, then the tournament director will chose another center for those bowlers to compete in the First Round.
  • [0012]
    The Second Round will be held regionally in 512 separate locations. These locations will be as equally distributed as possible. In other words Detroit will have more Second Round locations than San Francisco because there are currently more league bowlers in Detroit than there are in San Francisco. The First Round winners will be placed in Second Round locations as close to their local center as it is possible. The Second Round bowlers will compete in one game scratch match play single elimination until one bowler prevails undefeated. If byes are needed then they will occur in the first game of the Second Round. This will be accomplished by subtracting the total number of bowlers over 64 or 128 and then subtracting that number from the same 64 or 128 in order to get the number of byes needed in the Second Round. The Second Round will have random drawings in order to determine byes and match play opponents. All bowlers will be treated equally with no preferences.
  • [0013]
    EXAMPLE: If there are 65 bowlers in the Second Round location then you subtract 64 from 65 to get 1. (65−64=1) Now subtract 1 from 64 to get the number of bowlers receiving a bye in the first game of match play in the Second Round. (64−1=63) So 63 bowlers will receive a one game bye in the first game of match play in the Second Round. The first game of match play in the Second Round will have 2 bowlers (65−63=2) competing against each other. There will be a random drawing for these 2 bowlers in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The second game of match play will consist of the 63 bowlers who had received byes and the 1 winner from the first game of match play. These 64 bowlers (63+1=64) will be placed in a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. All match play losers will be finished in the tournament. All match play winners will continue competing in one game scratch match play until one bowler has qualified for the Championship Round.
  • [0014]
    EXAMPLE: If there are 98 bowlers in the Second Round location then you subtract 64 from 98 to get 34. (98−64=34) Now subtract 34 from 64 to get the number of bowlers receiving a bye in the first game of match play in the Second Round. (64−34=30) So 30 bowlers will receive a one game bye in the first game of match play in the Second Round. The first game of match play in the Second Round will have 68 bowlers (98−30=68) competing against each other. There will be a random drawing for these 68 bowlers in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The second game of match play will consist of the 30 bowlers who had received byes and the 34 winners from the first game of match play. These 64 bowlers (30+34=64) will be placed in a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. All match play losers will be finished in the tournament. All match play winners will continue competing in one game scratch match play until one bowler has qualified for the Championship Round.
  • [0015]
    EXAMPLE: If there are 137 bowlers in the Second Round location then you subtract 128 from 137 to get 9. (137−128=9) Now subtract 9 from 128 to get the number of bowlers receiving a bye in the first game of match play in the Second Round (128−9=119). So 119 bowlers will receive a one game bye in the first game of match play in the Second Round. The first game of match play in the Second Round will have 18 bowlers (137−119=18) competing against each other. There will be a random drawing for these 18 bowlers in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The second game of match play will consist of the 119 bowlers who had received byes and the 9 winners from the first game of match play. These 128 bowlers (119+9=128) will be placed in a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. All match play losers will be finished in the tournament. All match play winners will continue competing in one game scratch match play until one bowler has qualified for the Championship Round.
  • [0016]
    The Second Round winners will receive an all expense paid trip to compete in the Championship Round. The Championship Round will be held in a large metropolitan city. The 512 Second Round winners of each average division will have a random drawing in order to match up first game opponents and their lane assignments. This will be a one game scratch match play single elimination format. The 512 bowlers in the first game will have 256 winners and 256 losers. The 256 losers will be finished competing in the Championship Round. The 256 winners will have a random drawing in order to match up the second game opponents and their lane assignments. The 256 bowlers in the second game will have 128 winners and 128 losers. The 128 losers will be finished competing in the Championship Round. The 128 winners will have a random drawing in order to match up the third game opponents and their lane assignments. The tournament will continue with this format until there are four bowlers remaining. The 4 remaining bowlers will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and their lane assignments. There will be two winners and two losers. The losers will bowl against each other to find out who will finish in THIRD PLACE and FOURTH PLACE in the tournament. They will have a random drawing for lane assignments and then they will bowl. The two winners will have a random drawing for lane assignments. They will bowl one game with the winner having won the CHAMPIONSHIP in that average division and the loser finishing in SECOND PLACE. There will be 8 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS, one in each average division.
  • [0017]
    Now that the championship process has been described it is time to describe the tournament prize fund. There are approximately 3,200,000 sanctioned winter-season league bowlers. These bowlers compete in winter leagues from 30 to 36 weeks each year. This tournament will receive $1.00 per week from every league bowler participating in the tournament plus their re-entries in the First Round that comes from multiple league participation. This tournament will not receive any tournament prize fund money from the bowlers who were added to fill a First Round eight-bowler bracket after all of their paid entries were used. This tournament will keep $25 per bowler per league for entry use in the tournament prize fund payoff. The proprietor will keep all tournament prize fund money in excess of the $25 per bowler per league to be used to pay for First Round tournament in house expenses such as lineage and labor. They will also keep the full entry share of the tournament prize fund from the bowlers who bowled in multiple leagues and qualified for the Second Round before they used all of their entries. With 100% national participation the tournament prize fund will receive $80,000,000. (3,200,000×$25=$80,000,000) This is what the tournament prize payoff will approximately look like with 100%, 50%, and 25% national league participation.
    % of participation 100% 50% 25%
    Total Prize Fund $80,000,000 $40,000,000 $20,000,000
    (3,200,000 × $25) (1,600,000 × $25) (800,000 ×
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    FIRST PLACE per $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $400,000
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    SECOND $1,000,000 $500,000 $200,000
    THIRD $500,000 $250,000 $100,000
    FOURTH $250,000 $125,000 $50,000
    5th thru 8th $125,000 $60,000 $25,000
    9th thru 16th $60,000 $30,000 $12,500
    17th thru 32nd $30,000 $16,000 $6,250
    33rd thru 64th $16,000 $8,000 $3,125
    65th thru 128th $8,000 $4,000 $1,600
    129th thru 256th $4,000 $2,000 $800
    257th thru 512th $2,000 $1,000 $400
    Sec. Rd. runner-up $1,000
    1025th thru 2048th $500
  • [0018]
    The 512 bowlers from each average division who qualified to bowl in the Championship Round will get an all expense paid trip to the location of the Championship Round. (transportation, food, and lodging).
  • [0019]
    This tournament is an attempt to help the bowling industry and league bowlers who have been loyal participants of the sport. The bowling industry has lost over 5 million league bowlers in the last 15 years while it has maintained its participation from the 50 million non-league bowlers over the same period of time. The bowling industry needs to have a national tournament for all league bowlers who compete on a weekly basis. This tournament will give all league bowlers a chance to compete against other league bowlers of equal ability. The proprietor's' should benefit from this tournament because current league bowlers will be encouraged to bowl in additional leagues so that they would get additional entries in the First Round of this tournament. Non-league bowlers will want to join a league so that they can have a chance to win money from one of the many large prize fund purses. Future tournaments can have more than one tournament per year with the additional tournaments changing the formats like having men competing against only men and women competing against only women, and/or changing pin difference in the average divisions, and/or changing the bracket sizes.
  • [0020]
    Some activities and/or sports such as golf can use this tournament process.
  • [0000]
    Televised Average Divisional Bowling
  • [0021]
    Bowlers with a current USBC membership (which was the ABC/WIBC) and an average with a minimum of 21 games bowled in sanctioned league play can compete in one of twelve separate average divisions. These bowlers will compete in a one game scratch single elimination format, only within their average division. These average divisions are (220 or more, 219 to 210, 209 to 200, 199 to 190, 189 to 180, 179 to 170, 169 to 160, 159 to 150, 149 to 140, 139 to 130, 129 to 120, and 119 or less). The bowlers in each division in each city are sorted for single elimination match play similar to the regional round in the non-televised national tournament since there will be a different number of entries in each division from each city. There will be no need for the uniformity of the eight-bowler bracket since the entry fee isn't paid through the league season. Depending on the number of entries in each division some bowlers will receive a bye in the first game of match play. The goal will be to have no byes thereafter since the second game will have the number of bowlers remaining in groupings of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, etc. There will be a cash entry fee with a chance to compete on television and bowl against a guest star. Several cities will be chosen from the largest television markets but only one city is necessary to start the television show. From these cities bowlers will compete with one bowler coming from each average division from each city or the final two bowlers from each average division if only one city is used to start the television show. These divisional winners from each city will receive an all expense paid trip to a city chosen later where they can compete in a one game scratch single elimination format until only two bowlers remain from each average division. These remaining bowlers will compete in a televised final with one show per average division; therefore there will be 12 televised finals.
  • [0022]
    The televised show will have the two remaining bowlers from their average division bowling in a one game scratch single elimination format with the winner earning the top cash prize and the loser earning half as much money. The winner of the game will earn the chance to bowl a one game scratch match against a guest star. The guest star could perform a 5-minute act similar to the old variety shows. The guest star will bowl a one game scratch match against the winner from the previous match of the two divisional average finalists. Before bowling the match the winner of the previous match and the guest star will each draw a name randomly from viewers who have sent in their name, address, and phone number vie e-mail or regular mail. They will then represent that individual in their match and whatever they win from their match the viewer randomly chosen will also win. The winner of the match between the guest star and the division champion will earn a cash prize while the loser earns half as much cash. If there is still time remaining in the televised show then individuals from the audience can be randomly selected to throw a first shot against all ten pins winning a small cash prize for throwing a strike.
  • [0023]
    Because this tournament is televised and with the opportunity of bowling against a guest star it won't be necessary to have a large cash prize in order to stimulate interest in participation from league bowlers. Since league bowlers should be thrilled to possibly bowl on television and compete against a guest star the size of the cash prize should be less important therefore allowing for more average divisions and increased competitiveness.
  • [0024]
    The divisional television show would be best if it were on a national network but it would be acceptable if it were on a local station in several large cities throughout the United States. Golf or other games could have this same divisional format as a televised show.
  • [0025]
    EXAMPLE: Before the First Round begins the proprietor will compile a list of all of the bowlers in their center and sort the eligible bowlers from the ineligible bowlers. They will sort the eligible bowlers into one of the appropriate eight average divisions while also listing the number of entries each bowler is entitled to have due to the number of leagues they bowled and paid in.
    Paid
    NAME Member SUB GAMES Average
    1 Aaron PM 102 198
    PM 108 195
    PM 99 195
    PM 102 191
    2 Abram SUB 36 141
    3 Adam PM 75 143
    PM 99 143
    4 Agnes SUB 18 137
    5 Alan PM 90 119
    6 Alex PM 108 192
    PM 99 192
    PM 99 191
    SUB 15 201
    7 Alice PM 102 184
    8 Alma SUB 66 148
    SUB 18 145
    9 Alvin PM 75 121
    10 Amie PM 102 129
    11 Amon PM 99 136
    12 Amos PM 102 145
    13 Amy PM 96 193
    14 Angie PM 90 200
    15 Anita PM 78 126
    16 Ann PM 99 129
    17 Avery SUB 15 222
    18 Barbara PM 105 186
    PM 108 185
    19 Barney PM 96 142
    20 Barry PM 75 165
    21 Basil SUB 39 186
    22 Beau PM 66 154
    PM 99 151
    23 Belle PM 81 187
    24 Bess SUB 24 177
    25 Beth SUB 15 153
    26 Betsy SUB 39 157
    27 Billy PM 78 148
    28 Bob PM 102 177
    PM 102 172
    PM 102 169
    29 Brent PM 96 133
    30 Brett PM 69 108
    31 Carol PM 90 162
    32 Cary PM 108 191
    33 Cecil SUB 42 186
    34 Chloe PM 96 168
    35 Chris PM 90 182
    36 Claire PM 90 156
    37 Claude PM 96 177
    38 Claudia PM 90 131
    39 Clyde PM 90 137
    40 Colin PM 102 139
    41 Cora SUB 18 121
    42 Curt SUB 69 205
    43 Dale PM 99 174
    44 Dan PM 96 183
    45 Daphne PM 84 143
    46 Dave PM 99 201
    47 David PM 90 168
    PM 90 165
    48 Dawayn PM 69 143
    49 Dawn PM 90 147
    PM 99 137
    50 Dean SUB 39 202
    51 Diana PM 90 207
    PM 102 198
    52 Dick PM 78 154
    PM 60 153
    53 Dolly SUB 24 131
    54 Don PM 99 214
    PM 102 212
    PM 102 211
    55 Doris SUB 18 165
    56 Doug SUB 33 195
    57 Drew SUB 24 191
    58 Dusty PM 75 169
    59 Earl PM 87 154
    60 Ed SUB 75 217
    SUB 54 216
    61 Edna PM 84 168
    62 Ellen SUB 18 149
    63 Ernest PM 81 149
    64 Eric PM 90 181
    65 Eugene PM 105 194
    PM 105 194
    PM 105 193
    66 Eve SUB 48 181
    67 Ezra PM 90 169
    PM 90 161
    PM 90 160
    68 Faye PM 99 215
    69 Felix PM 84 120
    70 Flora PM 102 117
    71 Fred PM 66 111
    72 Gabe PM 96 221
    73 Gail SUB 33 142
    74 Gary PM 60 131
    75 Gene PM 90 153
    PM 96 149
    76 George PM 108 213
    PM 99 213
    PM 108 212
    77 Glen PM 102 202
    PM 90 200
    78 Gloria PM 72 127
    79 Greg PM 81 139
    80 Gus PM 93 178
    81 Guy SUB 15 211
    82 Hans SUB 9 173
    83 Heidi PM 87 147
    84 Helen SUB 18 172
    85 Henry PM 78 137
    86 Herman PM 99 176
    87 Hugh PM 90 131
    88 Ida PM 84 123
    89 Ira PM 108 189
    90 Iris PM 90 108
    91 Ivan PM 90 157
    92 Jack PM 108 175
    93 Jacob PM 108 209
    PM 102 208
    94 James PM 90 187
    95 Jane PM 75 141
    96 Janet PM 99 128
    97 Janice PM 69 129
    98 Jason SUB 6 198
    99 Jay PM 96 138
    100 Jeanie PM 90 155
    101 Jeff PM 102 185
    PM 108 184
    102 Jenny PM 84 186
    103 Jill PM 72 135
    104 Jim PM 93 203
    105 Joan PM 72 101
    106 John PM 90 199
    PM 108 198
    107 Jon PM 96 132
    108 Joy PM 84 139
    109 Joyce PM 90 129
    110 Judy PM 87 203
    111 Julie PM 78 114
    112 Justin PM 66 175
    113 Karen PM 90 156
    114 Karl PM 96 135
    115 Karmyle PM 72 142
    116 Kate SUB 9 151
    117 Ken PM 108 230
    PM 108 228
    PM 108 227
    118 Lance PM 69 118
    119 Larry PM 90 171
    120 Lee PM 108 199
    PM 90 199
    PM 63 198
    PM 102 198
    121 Loy PM 108 224
    122 Lucy PM 90 153
    PM 90 151
    123 Luke PM 102 199
    124 Margot PM 96 150
    125 Mark PM 105 216
    PM 102 215
    126 Mary PM 96 141
    PM 102 138
    127 Matt PM 66 170
    128 Max PM 99 169
    PM 99 169
    129 May SUB 36 127
    130 Melvin PM 84 157
    131 Michelle PM 69 112
    132 Mike PM 96 218
    133 Molly PM 72 143
    134 Nathan PM 93 186
    135 Neal PM 75 126
    136 Ned PM 84 132
    137 Oliver PM 93 188
    138 Oscar PM 90 124
    139 Pam PM 87 131
    140 Pat PM 90 173
    141 Paul PM 90 191
    142 Peggy PM 90 129
    143 Penny PM 84 162
    144 Phil PM 90 186
    145 Phoebe PM 96 126
    146 Polly PM 87 134
    147 Rachel PM 84 137
    148 Ralph PM 90 188
    149 Ray PM 90 138
    150 Regan PM 90 158
    PM 66 158
    151 Rex PM 90 117
    152 Rita PM 69 99
    153 Robbie PM 96 166
    PM 96 163
    PM 102 162
    154 Robert PM 108 196
    PM 108 195
    155 Ron PM 90 111
    156 Rose PM 102 185
    PM 102 185
    157 Roy PM 90 154
    158 Sallie PM 90 157
    159 Sam PM 108 193
    PM 102 193
    PM 102 191
    160 Sandy PM 90 134
    161 Scott PM 90 121
    162 Sean PM 108 221
    163 Sharon PM 84 119
    164 Steve PM 108 217
    165 Suzie PM 78 145
    166 Tammy PM 90 131
    167 Ted PM 90 175
    168 Terry PM 108 207
    PM 108 202
    169 Tess PM 90 123
    170 Tim PM 90 114
    171 Toby PM 108 210
    PM 108 210
    172 Tom PM 108 209
    173 Tony PM 102 161
    174 Virgil PM 96 153
    175 Walt PM 90 146
    PM 90 143
    176 Wanda SUB 24 171
    177 Wayne PM 78 190
    178 Wendy PM 81 140
    179 Wes PM 90 124
    180 Will PM 90 121
    181 Wilma PM 84 117
    182 Woody PM 102 205
    PM 96 203
    183 Yvonne PM 87 173
    184 Zack PM 84 155
    185 Zelda PM 90 141
    186 Zoe PM 72 109
  • [0026]
    There are 27 bowlers who are ineligible to bowl in the tournament because they were non-paying subs in a league (Abram, Agnes, Alma, Avery, Basil, Bess, Beth, Betsy, Cecil, Cora, Curt, Dean, Dolly, Doris, Doug, Drew, Ed, Ellen, Eve, Gail, Guy, Hans, Helen, Jason, Kate, May, and Wanda).
  • [0027]
    There are 159 bowlers who are eligible to bowl in the tournament because they were league bowlers who paid during their league participation. They will be sorted into one of the appropriate eight average divisions and have the number of entries listed for each bowler due to the number of leagues they bowled and paid in.
  • [0028]
    1. DIVISION I AVERAGES 215 or MORE
    NAME ENTRIES AVERAGES
    1. Faye (1) 215
    2. Gabe (1) 221
    3. Ken (3) 230, 228, 227
    4. Loy (1) 224
    5. Mark (2) 216, 215
    6. Mike (1) 218
    7. Sean (1) 221
    8. Steve (1) 217
  • [0029]
    Since there are 8 bowlers in this average division, there will be one eight-bowler bracket with a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. Since there are two bowlers with more than one entry (Ken (3) and Mark (2)), there will be at least one more eight-bowler bracket because the brackets are not finished until all of the entries are used by every bowler. The following first game match ups in this eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Gabe (1) Gabe (1)
    Faye (1) Sean (1)
    Sean (1) Sean (1)
    Ken (3) Steve (1)
    Steve (1) Steve (1)
    Mark (2) Steve (1)
    Mike (1) Loy (1)
    Loy (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0030]
    Steve has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0031]
    Since two bowlers still have unused entries (Ken(2) and Mark(1)), there will be another eight-bowler bracket. Since there are only seven bowlers available to bowl in the next eight-bowler bracket, then the bowler with the most unused entries will receive a bye in the first game of this bracket. Ken (2) is that bowler so he will receive a bye in the first game of this bracket. Mark (1) is in this eight-bowler bracket because he has one unused entry. Since Mark (1) did not receive a bye in the first game of this bracket, he will be in a random drawing to match up opponents and lane assignments in this bracket. There are 5 bowlers who have no entries. (Faye (0), Gabe (0), Loy (0), Mike (0), and Sean (0)) These 5 bowlers would be finished with the tournament if not for the need to have enough bowlers to fill this eight-bowler bracket. These 5 bowlers and Mark (1) will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments in this bracket. The following first game match ups in this eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    BYE Ken (2)
    Ken (2) Loy (0)
    Mike (0) Loy (0)
    Loy (0) Loy (0)
    Gabe (0) Mark (1)
    Mark (1) Mark (1)
    Faye (0) Sean (0)
    Sean (0)

    2 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0032]
    Loy has qualified for the Second Round. There were only two paid entries from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the five bowlers with no entries and the bye.
  • [0033]
    Only one bowler (Ken (1)) still has an unused entry, this will be the last eight-bowler bracket in this average division. Since there are only six bowlers available to bowl in the next eight-bowler bracket there will be two byes in the first game of this bracket. The two bowlers with the most unused entries will receive the two byes in the first game of this bracket. Ken (1) is the only bowler with any unused entries so he gets the bye. Since Faye(−0), Gabe(−0), Mike(−0), and Sean(−0) were in the last bracket as fill bowlers with no entries and this is their second bracket to be used as fill bowlers, then Mark(0) gets the other bye because he had an entry in the last bracket and this is his first bracket to be used as a fill bowler. Since Ken(1) and Mark(0) receive byes in the first game, then Faye(−0), Gabe(−0), Mike(−0), and Sean(−0) will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments in the first game of the next bracket. The following first game match ups in this eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    BYE Ken (1)
    Ken (1) Ken (1)
    BYE Mark (0)
    Mark (0) Ken (1)
    Sean (−0) Sean (−0)
    Mike (−0) Gabe (−0)
    Gabe (−0) Gabe (−0)
    Faye (−0)

    1 PAID ENTRY
  • [0034]
    Ken has qualified for the Second Round. There was only one paid entry from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the five bowlers with no entries and the two byes.
  • [0035]
    Since there are no bowlers who have any unused entries, this average division is finished with its brackets. The proprietor owes the tournament prize fund 11 entries. ($25×11=$275) All of the entries were used in the brackets. Three bowlers have qualified to bowl in the Second Round from this the 215 or More Average Division. (Steve, Loy, and Ken)
  • [0036]
    2. DIVISION II AVERAGES 200 to 214
    NAME ENTRIES AVERAGES
    1. Angie (1) 200
    2. Dave (1) 201
    3. Diana (1) 207
    4. Don (3) 214, 212, 211
    5. George (3) 213, 213, 212
    6. Glen (2) 202, 200
    7. Jacob (3) 209, 208, 208
    8. Jim (1) 203
    9. Judy (1) 203
    10. Terry (2) 207, 202
    11. Toby (2) 210, 210
    12. Tom (1) 209
    13. Woody (2) 205, 203
  • [0037]
    The 13 bowlers in this average division will have a random drawing for the first eight-bowler bracket. The eight bowlers' chosen will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments in the first eight-bowler bracket. The following first game match ups in this eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    George (3) George (3)
    Judy (1) George (3)
    Jacob (3) Terry (2)
    Terry (2) George (3)
    Jim (1) Jim (1)
    Glen (2) Jim (1)
    Dave (1) Dave (2)
    Diana (2)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0038]
    George has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0039]
    The five bowlers not chosen will be in the next eight-bowler bracket. Those bowlers from the first eight-bowler bracket who have the most entries remaining will fill the three other spots. There are four bowlers from the first eight-bowler bracket who have entries still remaining. Jacob(2) has more entries then the other bowlers. Jacob(2) receives first preference in the bracket. The other bowlers who each have one entry remaining will be in a random drawing for the other two spots in the eight-bowler bracket. There are three bowlers Terry(1), Glen(1), and Diana(1) in the random drawing. Terry(1) and Diana(1) were drawn for the two remaining spots in this eight-bowler bracket. Glen(1) will be in the next eight-bowler bracket. Judy(0), Jim(0), and Dave(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0040]
    Don(2), Tom(1), Angie(1), Woody(2), Toby(2), Jacob(2), Terry(1), and Diana(1) are the eight bowlers in the next eight-bowler bracket. Now that the bracket is full, there is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Woody (2) Woody (2)
    Tom (1) Woody (2)
    Angie (1) Angie (1)
    Jacob (2) Toby (2)
    Terry (1) Toby (2)
    Toby (2) Toby (2)
    Don (3) Don (3)
    Diana (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0041]
    Toby has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0042]
    Tom(0), Angie(0), Terry(0), and Diana(0) will join Judy(0), Jim(0), and Dave(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0043]
    There are still four bowlers with unused entries. Don(2) has two unused entries. Glen(1) who was not in the last eight-bowler bracket has one unused entry. Woody(1) and Jacob(1) each have one unused entry. The bowlers who have no remaining entries will fill the other four spots in this eight-bowler bracket.
  • [0044]
    Since there are seven bowlers who have no remaining entries, they will be in a random drawing in order to fill the four spots in this eight-bowler bracket. Judy(0), Jim(0), Dave(0), Tom(0), Angie(0), Terry(0), and Diana(0) are the seven bowlers in the random drawing for these four spots in this eight-bowler bracket. Dave(0), Diana(0), Angie(0), and Jim(0) are the four bowlers who were drawn from the random drawing to fill this eight-bowler bracket. Judy(0), Tom(0), and Terry(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0045]
    Don(2), Glen(1), Woody(1), Jacob(1), Dave(0), Diana(0), Angie(0), and Jim(0) are the eight bowlers in this bracket. Now that the bracket is full, there will be a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Woody (1) Jim (0)
    Jim (0) Diana (0)
    Diana (0) Diana (0)
    Jacob (1) Glen (1)
    Angie (0) Dave (0)
    Dave (0) Glen (1)
    Don (2) Glen (1)
    Glen (1)

    4 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0046]
    Glen has qualified for the Second Round. There were only four paid entries from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the four bowlers with no entries.
  • [0047]
    Since only one bowler (Don (1)) still has an unused entry, this will be the last eight-bowler bracket in this average division. Bowlers who have no remaining entries will fill the other seven spots in this eight-bowler bracket. The five bowlers (Jacob(0), Judy(0), Terry(0), Tom(0), and Woody(0)) who have no remaining entries and were not drawn to fill any previous brackets will have first preference for five of the seven spots in this bracket over the four bowlers (Angie(−0), Dave(−0), Diana(−0), and Jim(−0)) who have no entries remaining and were drawn to fill any previous brackets. So this means there are six spots taken in this eight-bowler bracket with the other two spots to be filled in a random drawing from the four bowlers (Angie(−0), Dave(−0), Diana(−0), and Jim(−0)) who have no remaining entries and were drawn to fill any of the previous brackets. Diana (−0) and Jim (−0) were randomly drawn to fill this bracket.
  • [0048]
    These eight bowlers Don (1), Jacob (0), Judy (0), Terry (0), Tom (0), Woody (0), Diana (−0), and Jim (−0) will be in the last eight-bowler bracket. They will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Diana (−0) Diana (−0)
    Jacob (0) Diana (−0)
    Judy (0) Judy (0)
    Jim (−0) Tom (0)
    Don (1) Terry (0)
    Terry (0) Tom (0)
    Tom (0) Tom (0)
    Woody (0)

    1 PAID ENTRY
  • [0049]
    Tom has qualified for the Second Round. There was only one paid entry from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the seven bowlers with no entries.
  • [0050]
    Since there are no bowlers who have any unused entries, this average division is finished with its brackets. The proprietor owes the tournament prize fund 21 entries. ($25×21=$525) Three entries were not used in the brackets. (George had two and Toby had one.) The proprietor gets to use the money from these unused entries to offset any expenses incurred while running the tournament.
  • [0051]
    Four bowlers have qualified to bowl in the Second Round from this the 200 to 214 AVERAGE DIVISION. (George, Toby, Glen, and Tom)
  • [0052]
    3. DIVISION III AVERAGES 185 to 199
    NAME ENTRIES AVERAGES
     1. Aaron (4) 198, 195, 195, 191
     2. Alex (3) 192, 192, 191
     3. Amy (1) 193
     4. Barbara (2) 186, 185
     5. Belle (1) 187
     6. Cary (1) 191
     7. Eugene (3) 194, 194, 193
     8. Ira (1) 189
     9. James (1) 187
    10. Jeff (2) 185, 184
    11. Jenny (1) 186
    12. John (2) 199, 198
    13. Lee (4) 199, 199, 198, 198
    14. Luke (1) 199
    15. Nathan (1) 186
    16. Oliver (1) 188
    17. Paul (1) 191
    18. Phil (1) 186
    19. Ralph (1) 188
    20. Robert (2) 196, 195
    21. Rose (2) 185, 185
    22. Sam (3) 193, 193, 191
    23. Wayne (1) 190
  • [0053]
    Since there are twenty-three bowlers, there will be two full eight-bowler brackets and one eight-bowler bracket with seven bowlers. All of the bowlers are placed in the three eight-bowler brackets from a random drawing with the two full eight-bowler brackets bowling until a Second Round qualifier from each bracket has been accomplished. While the one eight-bowler bracket with seven bowlers will wait to bowl until the other two full eight-bowler brackets are completed.
  • [0054]
    The first full eight-bowler bracket is Jenny(1), Jeff(2), John(2), Eugene(3), Robert(2), Barbara(2), Belle(1), and Paul(1). The second full eight-bowler bracket is Sam(3), Amy(1), Cary(1), Lee(4), Aaron(4), Alex(3), Rose(2), and Oliver(1).
  • [0055]
    These two eight-bowler brackets will each have separate random drawings in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The other eight-bowler bracket with seven bowlers will wait until both of the other full eight-bowler brackets are finished in order to fill their eighth spot. These are the seven bowlers in the third eight-bowler bracket. (James(1), Ralph(1), Nathan(1), Ira(1), Luke(1), Wayne(1), and Phil(1)) Jenny(1), Jeff(2), John(2), Eugene(3), Robert(2), Barbara(2), Belle(1), and Paul(1) are the eight bowlers in the first eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Eugene (3) Eugene (3)
    Jenny (1) Robert (2)
    Robert (2) Robert (2)
    Barbara (2) Paul (1)
    John (2) Paul (1)
    Paul (1) Paul (1)
    Jeff (2) Jeff (2)
    Belle (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0056]
    Paul has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0057]
    Jenny(0) and Belle(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0058]
    Sam(3), Amy(1), Cary(1), Lee(4), Aaron(4), Alex(3), Rose(2), and Oliver(1) are the eight bowlers in the second eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Alex (3) Rose (2)
    Rose (2) Rose (2)
    Sam (3) Sam (3)
    Aaron (4) Rose (2)
    Cary (1) Cary (1)
    Oliver (1) Cary (1)
    Lee (4) Amy (1)
    Amy (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0059]
    Rose has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0060]
    Cary(0), Oliver(0), and Amy(0) will join Jenny(0) and Belle(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0061]
    There are seven bowlers in the next eight-bowler bracket so there is a need to find one bowler to fill this bracket. That bowler will come from the two previously finished brackets. If they still have any unused entries, the bowler with the most unused entries will have first preference for the one remaining spot in this bracket. There are two bowlers who have the most unused entries. Aaron(3) and Lee(3) both have the most unused entries of the bowlers from the two previously finished brackets. These two bowlers will have a random drawing for the one remaining spot in this bracket. Aaron(3) is the bowler chosen to fill this bracket.
  • [0062]
    Aaron(3), Ira(1), James(1), Luke(1), Nathan(1), Phil(1), Ralph(1), and Wayne(1) are the eight bowlers in this bracket. Now that the bracket is full, there is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Nathan (1) Nathan (1)
    Wayne (1) Phil (1)
    Phil (1) Phil (1)
    Aaron (3) Ira (1)
    Ira (1) Ira (1)
    James (1) Ira (1)
    Luke (1) Ralph (1)
    Ralph (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0063]
    Ira has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0064]
    Nathan(0), Wayne(0), Phil(0), James(0), Luke(0), and Ralph(0) will join Jenny(0), Belle(0), Cary(0), Oliver(0), and Amy(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0065]
    There are nine bowlers who have unused entries (Lee(3), Aaron(2), Alex(2), Eugene(2), Sam(2), Robert(1), Barbara(1), John(1), and Jeff(1)). These nine bowlers will have a random drawing to fill the next eight-bowler bracket. One bowler will be left out of this bracket. The bowlers who have the most unused entries will have first preference for the eight spots in this bracket. Lee(3), Aaron(2), Alex(2), Eugene(2), and Sam(2) will occupy five of the eight spots in this bracket.
  • [0066]
    Since there are four bowlers who have the fewest unused entries with three spots available, then there will be a random drawing to fill these three remaining spots. Barbara(1), John(1), and Robert(1) are the three bowlers chosen to fill this bracket. Jeff(1) is the bowler left out of this bracket.
  • [0067]
    Lee(3), Aaron(2), Alex(2), Eugene(2), Sam(2), Robert(1), Barbara(1), and John(1) are the eight bowlers in this bracket. Now that this bracket is full, there is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Lee (3) Alex (2)
    Alex (2) Alex (2)
    Barbara (1) Barbara (1)
    Robert (1) Alex (2)
    Sam (2) Sam (2)
    John (1) Sam (2)
    Aaron (2) Eugene (2)
    Eugene (2)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0068]
    Alex has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, then there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0069]
    Barbara(0), Robert(0), and John(0) will join Nathan(0), Wayne(0), Phil(0), James(0), Luke(0), Ralph(0), Jenny(0), Belle(0), Cary(0), Oliver(0), and Amy(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0070]
    There are five bowlers who have unused entries, four bowlers Lee(2), Sam(1), Aaron(1), and Eugene(1) from the previous bracket and one bowler Jeff(1) who was left out of the previous bracket. These five bowlers will occupy five of the eight spots in the next bracket. There are three spots remaining to be filled in the next bracket. These three spots will be filled from the bowlers who have no remaining entries in a random drawing.
  • [0071]
    Amy(0), Barbara(0), Belle(0), Cary(0), James(0), Jenny(0), John(0), Luke(0), Nathan(0), Oliver(0), Phil(0), Ralph(0), Robert(0), and Wayne(0) are the bowlers in the random drawing. Barbara(0), Phil(0), and Oliver(0) are the three bowlers chosen to fill the next bracket.
  • [0072]
    Lee(2), Sam(1), Aaron(1), Eugene(1), Jeff(1), Barbara(0), Phil(0), and Oliver(0) are the eight bowlers in this bracket. Now that the bracket is full there will be a random drawing to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Phil (0) Oliver (0)
    Oliver (0) Oliver (0)
    Sam (1) Sam (1)
    Aaron (1) Eugene (1)
    Barbara (0) Jeff (1)
    Jeff (1) Eugene (1)
    Lee (2) Eugene (1)
    Eugene (1)

    5 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0073]
    Eugene has qualified for the Second Round. There were only five paid entries from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the three bowlers with no entries.
  • [0074]
    Phil(−0), Oliver(−0), and Barbara(−0) are out of the tournament until all of the bowlers who have no entries and were not chosen in random drawings to fill brackets are used.
  • [0075]
    Since only one bowler Lee(1) has one unused entry, this will be the last eight-bowler bracket in this average division. The bowlers who have no remaining entries will fill the other seven spots in this eight-bowler bracket. They will be placed in a random drawing to fill the seven remaining spots in this eight-bowler bracket.
  • [0076]
    Sam(0), Aaron(0), and Jeff(0), will join Amy(0), Belle(0), Cary(0), James(0), Jenny(0), John(0), Luke(0), Nathan(0), Ralph(0), Robert(0), and Wayne(0) as bowlers who have no remaining entries and were not chosen to fill any previous eight-bowler brackets. These bowlers will have preference over the three bowlers (Phil(−0), Oliver(−0), and Barbara(−0)) who have no remaining entries and were chosen to fill any previous eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0077]
    Phil(−0), Oliver(−0), and Barbara(−0) will not be in the random drawing to fill these seven spots because they were already chosen to fill a previous eight-bowler bracket. There are enough bowlers who have no remaining entries and were not chosen to fill any previous eight-bowler brackets to fill the seven available spots.
  • [0078]
    Sam(0), Aaron(0), Jeff(0), Amy(0), Belle(0), Cary(0), James(0), Jenny(0), John(0), Luke(0), Nathan(0), Ralph(0), Robert(0), and Wayne(0) will be placed in the random drawing to fill the seven spots in this bracket.
  • [0079]
    Ralph(0), Wayne(0), Sam(0), Luke(0), Robert(0), Jenny(0), and Jeff(0) are the seven bowlers chosen from the random drawing to fill the eight-bowler bracket along with Lee(1). Now that the bracket is full, there will be a random drawing to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Wayne (0) Wayne (0)
    Sam (0) Wayne (0)
    Lee (1) Lee (1)
    Luke (0) Jenny (0)
    Jeff (0) Robert (0)
    Robert (0) Jenny (0)
    Ralph (0) Jenny (0)
    Jenny (0)

    1 PAID ENTRY
  • [0080]
    Jenny has qualified for the Second Round. There was only one paid entry from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the seven bowlers with no entries.
  • [0081]
    This average division is finished with its brackets because there are no bowlers who have any unused entries. The proprietor owes the tournament prize fund 38 entries. ($25×38=$950) Two entries were not used in the brackets. (Rose and Alex had one each.) The proprietor gets to use the money from the unused entries to offset any expenses incurred while running the tournament. Six bowlers have qualified to bowl in the Second Round from this the 185 to 199 AVERAGE DIVISION. (Paul, Rose, Ira, Alex, Eugene and Jenny)
  • [0082]
    4. DIVISION IV AVERAGES 170 to 184
    NAME ENTRIES AVERAGES
     1. Alice (1) 184
     2. Bob (3) 177, 172, 169
     3. Chris (1) 182
     4. Claude (1) 177
     5. Dale (1) 174
     6. Dan (1) 183
     7. Eric (1) 181
     8. Gus (1) 178
     9. Herman (1) 176
    10. Jack (1) 175
    11. Justin (1) 175
    12. Larry (1) 171
    13. Matt (1) 170
    14. Pat (1) 173
    15. Ted (1) 175
    16. Yvonne (1) 173
  • [0083]
    There are sixteen bowlers in this average division. All of the bowlers are placed into a random drawing. There will be two eight-bowler brackets. The first eight-bowler bracket is Claude(1), Alice(1), Chris(1), Bob(3), Ted(1), Gus(1), Matt(1), and Eric(1). The second eight-bowler bracket is Pat(1), Larry(1), Jack(1), Yvonne(1), Justin(1), Dan(1), Herman(1), and Dale(1).
  • [0084]
    Claude(1), Alice(1), Chris(1), Bob(3), Ted(1), Gus(1), Matt(1), and Eric(1) are the eight bowlers in the first eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Ted (1) Ted (1)
    Chris (1) Matt (1)
    Gus (1) Matt (1)
    Matt (1) Alice (1)
    Bob (3) Claude (1)
    Claude (1) Alice (1)
    Eric (1) Alice (1)
    Alice (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0085]
    Alice has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0086]
    Ted(0), Chris(0), Gus(0), Matt(0), Claude(0), and Eric(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0087]
    Pat(1), Larry(1), Jack(1), Yvonne(1), Justin(1), Dan(1), Herman(1), and Dale(1) are the eight bowlers in the second eight-bowler bracket. There will be a random drawing to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Justin (1) Justin (1)
    Yvonne (1) Dale (1)
    Jack (1) Dale (1)
    Dale (1) Larry (1)
    Dan (1) Herman (1)
    Herman (1) Larry (1)
    Larry (1) Larry (1)
    Pat (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0088]
    Larry has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0089]
    Justin(0), Yvonne(0), Jack(0), Dale(0), Dan(0), Herman(0), and Pat(0) will join Ted(0), Chris(0), Gus(0), Matt(0), Claude(0), and Eric(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0090]
    Since one bowler Bob(2) has at least one unused entry, there will be another eight-bowler bracket. The bowlers who have no remaining entries will fill the other seven spots in this eight-bowler bracket because there are no other bowlers who have any unused entries. All thirteen bowlers who have no remaining entries will be placed in a random drawing to fill the seven spots in this eight-bowler bracket because they all have equal preference. Ted(0), Chris(0), Gus(0), Matt(0), Claude(0), Eric(0), Justin(0), Yvonne(0), Jack(0), Dale(0), Dan(0), Herman(0), and Pat(0) are the thirteen bowlers in the random drawing for these seven spots.
  • [0091]
    Dale(0), Dan(0), Eric(0), Gus(0), Jack(0), and Yvonne(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0092]
    Herman(0), Chris(0), Claude(0), Matt(0), Pat(0), Justin(0), and Ted(0) are the seven bowlers chosen to fill this eight-bowler bracket in addition to Bob(2). Now that the bracket is full, there will be a random drawing to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Ted (0) Herman (0)
    Herman (0) Herman (0)
    Chris (0) Bob (2)
    Bob (2) Herman (0)
    Claude (0) Claude (0)
    Pat (0) Matt (0)
    Matt (0) Matt (0)
    Justin (0)

    1 PAID ENTRY
  • [0093]
    Herman has qualified for the Second Round. There was only one paid entry from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the seven bowlers with no entries.
  • [0094]
    Ted(−0), Chris(−0), Claude(−0), Pat(−0), Matt(−0), and Justin(−0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers, who have no remaining entries and were chosen to fill previous brackets, fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0095]
    Since only one bowler (Bob (1)) has one unused entry, this will be the last eight-bowler bracket in this average division. Bowlers who have no entries will fill the other seven spots in this eight-bowler bracket. Since Dale(0), Dan(0), Eric(0), Gus(0), Jack(0), and Yvonne(0) were not chosen in the previous random drawing to fill an eight-bowler bracket from bowlers who have no remaining entries, they will get the first preference to fill this bracket. Since there were only six bowlers who have no entries and were not chosen in the previous random drawing, there is one additional spot needed to fill this bracket. A random drawing with the six bowlers who are out of entries and were chosen to fill a previous eight-bowler bracket will fill this one spot. Chris(−0), Claude(−0), Justin(−0), Matt(−0), Ted(−0), and Yvonne(−0) are in the random drawing for the one remaining spot. Claude(−0) is the bowler chosen to fill this bracket.
  • [0096]
    Bob(1), Dale(0), Dan(0), Eric(0), Gus(0), Jack(0), Yvonne(0), and Claude(−0) are the eight bowlers in the last eight-bowler bracket. Now that the bracket is full, there is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Yvonne (0) Claude (−0)
    Claude (−0) Eric (0)
    Eric (0) Eric (0)
    Bob (1) Dan (0)
    Dale (0) Dale (0)
    Gus (0) Dan (0)
    Jack (0) Dan (0)
    Dan (0)

    1 PAID ENTRY
  • [0097]
    Dan has qualified for the Second Round. There was only one paid entry from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the seven bowlers with no entries.
  • [0098]
    Since there are no bowlers who have any unused entries, this average division is finished with its brackets. The proprietor owes the tournament prize fund 18 entries. ($25×18=$450) All the entries were used in the brackets. Four bowlers have qualified to bowl in the Second Round from this the 170 to 184 AVERAGE DIVISION. (Alice, Larry, Herman, and Dan)
  • [0099]
    5. DIVISION V AVERAGES 155 to 169
    NAME ENTRIES AVERAGES
     1. Barry (1) 165
     2. Carol (1) 162
     3. Chloe (1) 168
     4. Claire (1) 156
     5. David (2) 168, 165
     6. Dusty (1) 169
     7. Edna (1) 168
     8. Ezra (3) 169, 161, 160
     9. Ivan (1) 157
    10. Jeanie (1) 155
    11. Karen (1) 156
    12. Max (2) 169, 169
    13. Melvin (1) 157
    14. Penny (1) 162
    15. Regan (2) 158, 158
    16. Robbie (3) 166, 163, 162
    17. Sallie (1) 157
    18. Tony (1) 161
    19. Zack (1) 155
  • [0100]
    There are nineteen bowlers in this average division; therefore there will be two full eight-bowler brackets and one incomplete eight-bowler bracket with three bowlers. All of the bowlers are placed in the three eight-bowler brackets from a random drawing with the two full eight-bowler brackets bowling until a Second Round qualifier from each bracket has been accomplished. While the one incomplete eight-bowler bracket with three bowlers will wait until the other two full eight-bowler brackets are completed to fill the bracket.
  • [0101]
    The first full eight-bowler bracket is Edna(1), Jeanie(1), Karen(1), Ivan(1), Melvin(1), Ezra (3), Sallie (1), and Barry(1). The second full eight-bowler bracket is Tony(1), Regan(2), Penny(1), Chloe(1), David(2), Dusty(1), Carol(1), and Zack(1). The two full eight-bowler brackets will have separate random drawings in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The eight-bowler bracket with three bowlers will wait until both eight-bowler brackets are finished in order to fill their bracket. Max(2), Robbie(3), and Claire(1) are the three bowlers in the incomplete eight-bowler bracket. Edna(1), Jeanie(1), Karen(1), Ivan(1), Melvin(1), Ezra(3), Sallie(1), and Barry(1) are the eight bowlers in the first eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Barry (1) Barry (1)
    Jeanie (1) Barry (1)
    Melvin (1) Ezra (3)
    Ezra (3) Sallie (1)
    Ivan (1) Sallie (1)
    Sallie (1) Sallie (1)
    Edna (1) Edna (1)
    Karen (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0102]
    Sallie has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0103]
    Barry(0), Jeanie(0), Melvin(0), Ivan(0), Edna(0), and Karen(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0104]
    Tony(1), Regan(2), Penny(1), Chloe(1), David(2), Dusty(1), Carol(1), and Zack(1) are the eight bowlers in the second eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Zack (1) David (2)
    David (2) David (2)
    Tony (1) Regan (2)
    Regan (2) David (2)
    Chloe (1) Carol (1)
    Carol (1) Carol (1)
    Dusty (1) Dusty (1)
    Penny (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0105]
    David has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0106]
    Zack(0), Tony(0), Chloe(0), Carol(0), Dusty(0), and Penny(0) will join Barry(0), Jeanie(0), Melvin(0), Ivan(0), Edna(0), and Karen(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0107]
    Ezra(2) and Regan(1) have unused entries. They will be joined with Robbie(3), Max(2), and Claire (1) in an eight-bowler bracket thus causing a need for three spots to fill this bracket. These three spots will come from the bowlers who used their only entry in the previous brackets. Barry(0), Jeanie(0), Melvin(0), Ivan(0), Edna(0), Karen(0), Zack(0), Tony(0), Chloe(0), Carol(0), Dusty(0), and Penny(0) will be placed in a random drawing to choose three bowlers to fill this bracket.
  • [0108]
    Ivan(0), Zack(0), and Penny(0) are chosen in the random drawing thus joining Robbie(3), Max(2), Claire(1), Ezra(2), and Regan(1) in this eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Regan (1) Ivan (0)
    Ivan (0) Ivan (0)
    Penny (0) Zack (0)
    Zack (0) Max (2)
    Claire (1) Claire (1)
    Ezra (2) Max (2)
    Max (2) Max (2)
    Robbie (3)

    5 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0109]
    Max has qualified for the Second Round. There were only five paid entries from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the three bowlers with no entries.
  • [0110]
    Regan(0) and Claire(0) will join Barry(0), Jeanie(0), Melvin(0), Edna(0), Karen(0), Tony(0), Chloe(0), Carol(0), and Dusty(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0111]
    Ivan(−0), Zack(−0), and Penny (−0) must wait until all of the bowlers who have no remaining entries and were not chosen to fill any of the previous brackets are used to fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0112]
    Robbie(2) and Ezra(1) still have unused entries therefore at least one more eight-bowler bracket is needed. Six bowlers who have no remaining entries and were not chosen to fill any of the previous brackets will fill this bracket. Since there are eleven bowlers who have no remaining entries and were not chosen to fill any of the previous brackets, then the six available spots will come from these eleven bowlers in a random drawing. (Barry(0), Jeanie(0), Melvin(0), Edna(0), Karen(0), Tony(0), Chloe(0), Carol(0), Dusty(0), Regan(0), and Claire(0))
  • [0113]
    Chloe(0), Edna(0), Dusty(0), Carol(0), Regan(0), and Jeanie(0) are chosen from the random drawing to fill this bracket.
  • [0114]
    Robbie(2), Ezra(1), Chloe(0), Edna(0), Dusty(0), Carol(0), Regan(0), and Jeanie(0), are in a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments in the next eight-bowler bracket. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Ezra (1) Ezra (1)
    Carol (0) Ezra (1)
    Robbie (2) Robbie (2)
    Chloe (0) Ezra (1)
    Edna (0) Regan (0)
    Regan (0) Regan (0)
    Jeanie (0) Dusty (9)
    Dusty (0)

    2 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0115]
    Ezra has qualified for the Second Round. There were only two paid entries from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the six bowlers with no entries.
  • [0116]
    Carol(−0), Chloe(−0), Edna(−0), Regan(−0), Jeanie(−0), and Dusty(−0) will join Ivan (−0), Zack(−0), and Penny(−0) as bowlers who must wait until all of the bowlers who have no remaining entries and were not chosen to fill any of the previous brackets are used to fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0117]
    Since only one bowler (Robbie(1)) has one unused entry, this will be the last eight-bowler bracket in this average division. Bowlers who have no remaining entries will fill the other seven spots in this eight-bowler bracket. The five bowlers who have no remaining entries and were not chosen to fill any of the previous brackets will have preference to fill this bracket over the nine bowlers who have no remaining entries and were chosen to fill any of the previous brackets. The five bowlers with preference are Barry(0), Melvin(0), Karen(0), Tony(0), and Claire(0). There are now six bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket so two more bowlers are needed to fill this bracket. The two bowlers who will fill this bracket will come out of the random drawing from the nine bowlers who have no remaining entries and were chosen to fill any of the previous brackets. Ivan(−0), Penny(−0), Zack(−0), Carol(−0), Chloe(−0), Edna(−0), Regan(−0), Jeanie(−0), and Dusty(−0) are the nine bowlers in the random drawing. Dusty(−0) and Jeanie(−0) are the two bowlers chosen from the random drawing to fill this bracket.
  • [0118]
    Robbie(1), Barry(0), Melvin(0), Karen(0), Tony(0), Claire(0), Dusty(−0), and Jeanie(−0) are the eight bowlers in the last eight-bowler bracket. Now that the bracket is full, there is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Dusty (−0) Dusty (−0)
    Melvin (0) Karen (0)
    Claire (0) Karen (0)
    Karen (0) Barry (0)
    Barry (0) Barry (0)
    Robbie (1) Barry (0)
    Jeanie (−0) Jeanie (−0)
    Tony (0)

    1 PAID ENTRY
  • [0119]
    Barry has qualified for the Second Round. There was only one paid entry from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of the seven bowlers with no entries.
  • [0120]
    Since there are no bowlers who have any unused entries, this average division is finished with its brackets. The proprietor owes the tournament prize fund 24 entries. ($25×24=$600) Two entries were not used in the brackets. (David and Max had one each.) The proprietor gets to use the money from these entries to offset any expenses incurred while running the tournament. Five bowlers have qualified to bowl in the Second Round from this the 155 to 169 AVERAGE DIVISION. (Sallie, David, Max, Ezra, and Barry)
  • [0121]
    6. DIVISION VI AVERAGES 140 to 154
    NAME ENTRIES AVERAGES
     1. Adam (2) 143, 143
     2. Amos (1) 145
     3. Barney (1) 142
     4. Beau (2) 154, 151
     5. Billy (1) 148
     6. Daphne (1) 143
     7. Dawayn (1) 143
     8. Dawn (2) 147, 137
     9. Dick (2) 154, 153
    10. Earl (1) 154
    11. Ernest (1) 149
    12. Gene (2) 153, 149
    13. Heidi (1) 147
    14. Jane (1) 141
    15. Karmylle (1) 142
    16. Lucy (2) 153, 151
    17. Margot (1) 150
    18. Mary (2) 141, 138
    19. Molly (1) 143
    20. Roy (1) 154
    21. Suzie (1) 145
    22. Virgil (1) 153
    23. Walt (2) 146, 143
    24. Wendy (1) 140
    25. Zelda (1) 141
  • [0122]
    Since there are twenty-five bowlers, there will be three full eight-bowler brackets and one eight-bowler bracket with one bowler. All of the bowlers are placed into a random drawing in order to separate the bowlers into the four eight-bowler brackets. The three full eight-bowler brackets will compete until a Second Round qualifier has been accomplished. While the eight-bowler bracket with one bowler will wait to compete after all three of the other eight-bowler brackets are completed in order to fill the other seven spots in the bracket.
  • [0123]
    The first full eight-bowler bracket is Earl(1), Zelda(1), Lucy(2), Earnest(1), Dawayn(1), Beau(2), Roy(1), and Adam(2). The second full eight-bowler bracket is Karmylle(1), Jane(1), Walt(2), Wendy(1), Mary(2), Suzie(1), Virgil(1), and Molly(1). The third full eight-bowler bracket is Amos(1), Heidi(1), Gene(2), Margot(1), Dawn(2), Billy(1), Barney(1), and Dick(2). Each of these eight-bowler brackets will have separate random drawings in order to match up opponents and lane assignments.
  • [0124]
    The eight-bowler bracket with just one bowler Daphne(1) will wait until the three full brackets are finished to completely fill this bracket.
  • [0125]
    Earl(1), Zelda(1), Lucy(2), Earnest(1), Dawayn(1), Beau(2), Roy(1), and Adam(2) are the eight bowlers in the first full eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Zelda (1) Zelda (1)
    Beau (2) Earnest (1)
    Lucy (2) Earnest (1)
    Earnest (1) Roy (1)
    Earl (1) Earl (1)
    Adam (2) Roy (1)
    Dawayn (1) Roy (1)
    Roy (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0126]
    Roy has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0127]
    Zelda(0), Earnest(0), Earl(0), and Dawayn(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0128]
    Beau(1), Lucy(1), and Adam(1) have one remaining entry.
  • [0129]
    Karmylle(1), Jane(1), Walt(2), Wendy(1), Mary(2), Suzie(1), Virgil(1), and Molly(1) are the eight bowlers in the second full eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Suzie (1) Mary (2)
    Mary (2) Virgil (1)
    Virgil (1) Virgil (1)
    Wendy (1) Virgil (1)
    Karmylle (1) Karmylle (1)
    Walt (2) Jane (1)
    Jane (1) Jane (1)
    Molly (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0130]
    Virgil has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0131]
    Suzie(0), Wendy(0), Karmylle(0), Jane(0), and Molly(0) will join Zelda(0), Earnest(0), Earl(0), and Dawayn(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0132]
    Mary(1) and Walt(1) will join Beau(1), Lucy(1), and Adam(1) as bowlers who have one remaining entry.
  • [0133]
    Amos(1), Heidi(1), Gene(2), Margot(1), Dawn(2), Billy(1), Barney(1), and Dick(2) are the eight bowlers in the third full eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Dawn (2) Margot (1)
    Margot (1) Dick (2)
    Dick (2) Dick (2)
    Gene (2) Dick (2)
    Amos (1) Barney (1)
    Barney (1) Heidi (1)
    Heidi (1) Heidi (1)
    Billy (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0134]
    Dick has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0135]
    Margot(0), Amos(0), Barney(0), Heidi(0), and Billy(0) will join Zelda(0), Earnest(0), Earl(0), Dawayn(0), Suzie(0), Wendy(0), Karmylle(0), Jane(0), and Molly(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0136]
    Dawn(1) and Gene(1) will join Beau(1), Lucy(1), Adam(1), Mary(1), and Walt(1) as bowlers who have one remaining entry from the previous brackets. Since there are exactly seven bowlers available, they will join Daphne(1) in the last eight-bowler bracket in this average division. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Walt (1) Daphne (1)
    Daphne (1) Daphne (1)
    Adam (1) Beau (1)
    Beau (1) Gene (1)
    Mary (1) Mary (1)
    Lucy (1) Gene (1)
    Gene (1) Gene (1)
    Dawn (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0137]
    Gene has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0138]
    Since there are no bowlers who have any unused entries, this average division is finished with its brackets. The proprietor owes the tournament prize fund 32 entries. ($25×32=$800) One entry was not used in the brackets. (Dick had one.) The proprietor gets to use the money from this entry to offset any expenses incurred while running the tournament. Four bowlers have qualified to bowl in the Second Round from this the 140 to 154 AVERAGE DIVISION. (Roy, Virgil, Dick, and Gene)
  • [0139]
    7. DIVISION VII AVERAGES 125 to 139
    NAME ENTRIES AVERAGES
     1. Amie (1) 129
     2. Amon (1) 136
     3. Anita (1) 126
     4. Ann (1) 129
     5. Brent (1) 133
     6. Claudia (1) 131
     7. Clyde (1) 137
     8. Colin (1) 139
     9. Gary (1) 131
    10. Gloria (1) 127
    11. Greg (1) 139
    12. Henry (1) 137
    13. Hugh (1) 131
    14. Janet (1) 128
    15. Janice (1) 129
    16. Jay (1) 138
    17. Jill (1) 135
    18. Jon (1) 132
    19. Joy (1) 139
    20. Joyce (1) 129
    21. Karl (1) 135
    22. Neal (1) 126
    23. Ned (1) 132
    24. Pam (1) 131
    25. Peggy (1) 129
    26. Phoebe (1) 126
    27. Polly (1) 134
    28. Rachel (1) 137
    29. Ray (1) 138
    30. Sandy (1) 134
    31. Tammy (1) 131
  • [0140]
    Since there are thirty-one bowlers in this average division, there will be three full eight-bowler brackets and one eight-bowler bracket with seven bowlers. All of the bowlers are placed in a random drawing with the three full eight-bowler brackets bowling until a Second Round qualifier has been accomplished. While the one eight-bowler bracket with seven bowlers will wait to bowl until all three of the full eight bowler brackets are completed.
  • [0141]
    The first full eight-bowler bracket is Joyce(1), Claudia(1), Janet(1), Hugh(1), Joy(1), Polly(1), Neal(1), and Henry(1). The second full eight-bowler bracket is Anita(1), Sandy(1), Rachel(1), Greg(1), Pam(1), Jay(1), Gloria(1), and Tammy(1). The third eight-bowler bracket is Brent(1), Karl(1), Jon(1), Amie(1), Ned(1), Ray(1), Phoebe(1), and Clyde(1). Each of these three full eight-bowler brackets will have separate random drawings in order to match up opponents and lane assignments.
  • [0142]
    The incomplete eight-bowler bracket with these seven bowlers Gary(1), Ann(1), Jill(1), Peggy(1), Colin(1), Janice(1), and Amon(1) will wait until the three full brackets are finished in order to completely fill this incomplete eight-bowler bracket.
  • [0143]
    Joyce(1), Claudia(1), Janet(1), Hugh(1), Joy(1), Polly(1), Neal(1), and Henry(1)are the eight bowlers in the first full eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Neal (1) Neal (1)
    Joy (1) Neal (1)
    Janet (1) Janet (1)
    Claudia (1) Hugh (1)
    Polly (1) Joyce (1)
    Joyce (1) Hugh (1)
    Hugh (1) Hugh (1)
    Henry (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0144]
    Hugh has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0145]
    Neal(0), Joy(0), Janet(0), Claudia(0), Polly(0), Joyce(0), and Henry(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0146]
    Anita(1), Sandy(1), Rachel(1), Greg(1), Pam(1), Jay(1), Gloria(1), and Tammy(1) are the eight bowlers in the second full eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Greg (1) Greg (1)
    Tammy (1) Rachel (1)
    Rachel (1) Rachel (1)
    Sandy (1) Jay (1)
    Pam (1) Jay (1)
    Jay (1) Jay (1)
    Gloria (1) Gloria (1)
    Anita (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0147]
    Jay has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0148]
    Greg(0), Tammy(0), Rachel(0), Sandy(0), Pam(0), Gloria(0), and Anita(0) will join Neal(0), Joy(0), Janet(0), Claudia(0), Polly(0), Joyce(0), and Henry(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0149]
    Brent(1), Karl(1), Jon(1), Amie(1), Ned(1), Ray(1), Phoebe(1), and Clyde(1) are the eight bowlers in the third full eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Ray (1) Brent (1)
    Brent (1) Karl (1)
    Karl (1) Karl (1)
    Clyde (1) Phoebe (1)
    Ned (1) Jon (1)
    Jon (1) Phoebe (1)
    Phoebe (1) Phoebe (1)
    Amie (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0150]
    Phoebe has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0151]
    Ray(0), Brent(0), Karl(0), Clyde(0), Ned(0), Jon(0), and Amie(0) will join Greg(0), Tammy(0), Rachel(0), Sandy(0), Pam(0), Gloria(0), Anita(0), Neal(0), Joy(0), Janet(0), Claudia(0), Polly(0), Joyce(0), and Henry(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0152]
    Since the fourth eight-bowler bracket has seven bowlers it needs just one bowler to be full. None of the twenty-one bowlers in the three previous eight-bowler brackets who did not qualify for the Second Round have any remaining unused entries. These twenty-one bowlers will be in a random drawing to select the one bowler to fill this eight-bowler bracket. Ray(0), Brent(0), Karl(0), Clyde(0), Ned(0), Jon(0), Amie(0), Greg(0), Tammy(0), Rachel(0), Sandy(0), Pam(0), Gloria(0), Anita(0), Neal(0), Joy(0), Janet(0), Claudia(0), Polly(0), Joyce(0), and Henry(0) are the bowlers in the random drawing.
  • [0153]
    Sandy(0) is the bowler selected from the random drawing to fill the last eight-bowler bracket.
  • [0154]
    Gary(1), Ann(1), Jill(1), Peggy(1), Colin(1), Janice(1), Amon(1), and Sandy(0) are the eight bowlers in the last eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Peggy (1) Peggy (1)
    Jill (1) Ann (1)
    Ann (1) Ann (1)
    Janice (1) Ann (1)
    Gary (1) Sandy (0)
    Sandy (0) Colin (1)
    Amon (1) Colin (1)
    Colin (1)

    7 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0155]
    Ann has qualified for the Second Round. There were only seven paid entries from this eight-bowler bracket that goes into the tournament prize fund because of one bowler with no entries.
  • [0156]
    Since there are no bowlers who have any unused entries, this average division is finished with its brackets. The proprietor owes the tournament prize fund 31 entries. ($25×31=$775) All of the entries were used in the brackets. Four bowlers have qualified to bowl in the Second Round from this the 125 to 139 AVERAGE DIVISION. (Hugh, Jay, Phoebe, and Ann)
  • [0157]
    8. DIVISION VIII 124 or LESS
    NAME ENTRIES AVERAGES
     1. Alan (1) 119
     2. Alvin (1) 121
     3. Brett (1) 108
     4. Felix (1) 120
     5. Flora (1) 117
     6. Fred (1) 111
     7. Ida (1) 123
     8. Iris (1) 108
     9. Joan (1) 101
    10. Julie (1) 114
    11. Lance (1) 118
    12. Michelle (1) 112
    13. Oscar (1) 124
    14. Rex (1) 117
    15. Rita (1) 99
    16. Ron (1) 111
    17. Scott (1) 121
    18. Sharon (1) 119
    19. Tess (1) 123
    20. Tim (1) 114
    21. Wes (1) 124
    22. Will (1) 121
    23. Wilma (1) 117
    24. Zoe (1) 109
  • [0158]
    Since there are twenty-four bowlers with one entry each, there will be exactly three eight-bowler brackets. There will be a random drawing with the twenty-four bowlers in order to separate them into the three eight-bowler brackets. The first eight-bowler bracket is Felix(1), Ron(1), Tim(1), Michelle(1), Oscar(1), Julie(1), Lance(1), and Rita(1). The second eight-bowler bracket is Rex(1), Alvin(1), Ida(1), Flora(1), Wilma(1), Zoe(1), Wes(1), and Will(1). The third eight-bowler bracket is Fred(1), Alan(1), Sharon(1), Scott(1), Tess(1), Joan(1), Brett(1), and Iris(1). Felix(1), Ron(1), Tim(1), Michelle(1), Oscar(1), Julie(1), Lance(1), and Rita(1) are the eight bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Felix (1) Felix (1)
    Oscar (1) Felix (1)
    Ron (1) Ron (1)
    Rita (1) Felix (1)
    Tim (1) Tim (1)
    Julie (1) Tim (1)
    Michelle (1) Michelle (1)
    Lance (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0159]
    Felix has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0160]
    Oscar(0), Ron(0), Rita(0), Tim(0), Julie(0), Michelle(0), and Lance(0) are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0161]
    Rex(1), Alvin(1), Ida(1), Flora(1), Wilma(1), Zoe(1), Wes(1), and Will(1) are the eight bowlers in the second eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Flora (1) Flora (1)
    Will (1) Flora (1)
    Wilma (1) Wilma (1)
    Ida (1) Zoe (1)
    Wes (1) Wes (1)
    Alvin (1) Zoe (1)
    Zoe (1) Zoe (1)
    Rex (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0162]
    Zoe has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0163]
    Flora(0), Will(0), Wilma(0), Ida(0), Wes(0), Alvin(0), and Rex(0) will join Oscar(0), Ron(0), Rita(0), Tim(0), Julie(0), Michelle(0), and Lance as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0164]
    Fred(1), Alan(1), Sharon(1), Scott(1), Tess(1), Joan(1), Brett(1), and Iris(1) are the eight bowlers in the third eight-bowler bracket. There is a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following eight-bowler bracket was the result of the random drawing.
    1st Game Winner 2nd Game Winner 3rd Gm. Winner
    Sharon (1) Alan (1)
    Alan (1) Fred (1)
    Brett (1) Fred (1)
    Fred (1) Fred (1)
    Iris (1) Tess (1)
    Tess (1) Tess (1)
    Joan (1) Joan (1)
    Scott (1)

    8 PAID ENTRIES
  • [0165]
    Fred has qualified for the Second Round. Since all of the bowlers in this eight-bowler bracket had at least one unused entry, there were eight paid entries that go into the tournament prize fund.
  • [0166]
    Sharon(0), Alan(0), Brett(0), Iris(0), Tess(0), Joan(0), and Scott(0) will join Oscar(0), Ron(0), Rita(0), Tim(0), Julia(0), Michelle(0), Lance(0), Flora(0), Will(0), Wilma(0), Ida(0), Wes(0), Alvin(0), and Rex(0) as bowlers who are out of the tournament unless there is a need to have bowlers who have no remaining entries fill any future eight-bowler brackets.
  • [0167]
    Since there are no bowlers who have any unused entries, this average division is finished with the brackets. The proprietor owes the tournament prize fund 24 entries. ($25×24=$600) All of the entries were used in the brackets. Three bowlers have qualified to bowl in the second round from this the 124 or Less AVERAGE DIVISION. (Felix, Zoe, and Fred)
  • [0168]
    In the previous example there are three bowlers who have qualified to bowl in the Second Round from the 124 or Less AVERAGE DIVISION. Felix, Zoe, and Fred are joined with seventy-seven bowlers who have qualified from other Bowling Centers to bowl in this Second Round location. Since the total number of bowlers bowling in this Second Round location is more than 64 but less than 128, the tournament director will use 64 as the base number in order to find out how many bowlers will receive a bye in the first game of the Second Round.
  • [0169]
    Since there are 80 bowlers, the tournament director will subtract 64 from 80 to get 16. (80−64=16) Now they will subtract 16 from 64 to get 48, the number of bowlers receiving a bye in the first game of match play in the Second Round. (64−16=48) Forty-eight bowlers will receive a bye in the first game of match play in this Second Round. The first game of match play in the Second Round will have 32 bowlers (80−48=32) competing against each other.
  • [0170]
    These 80 bowlers will have a random drawing in order to separate the bowlers who receive a bye from the bowlers who will compete in the first game of the Second Round. Felix, Zoe, Fred, Albert, Arlene, Arnold, Arthur, Betty, Bonnie, Boris, Brenda, Brian, Bruce, Bruno, Carrie, Conrad, Craig, Daisy, Debbie, Dennis, Denise, Diane, Dinah, Dwight, Edgar, Edith, Eileen, Ellis, Ethan, Ethel, Evan, Floyd, Frank, Gerald, Gladys, Goldie, Greta, Harry, Hazel, Hope, Hugo, Irene, Irma, Jared, Jesse, Joe, June, Keith, Kevin, Kitty, Laura, Leah, Lewis, Lilly, Linda, Mabel, Maria, Martha, Martin, Marvin, Maude, Merlin, Mimi, Nancy, Naomi, Nina, Noah, Norma, Olga, Orson, Peter, Roger, Russ, Ruth, Sarah, Stan, Stella, Susan, Sybil, and Trudy are the bowlers in the random drawing.
  • [0171]
    Felix, Fred, Arnold, Carrie, Debbie, Dennis, Edith, Ellis, Ethan, Ethel, Evan, Floyd, Gerald, Goldie, Hugo, Irma, June, Laura, Lilly, Linda, Mabel, Marvin, Maude, Mimi, Nancy, Naomi, Norma, Roger, Russ, Ruth, Sarah, and Sybil are the 32 bowlers competing in the first game of the Second Round.
  • [0172]
    Zoe, Albert, Arlene, Arthur, Betty, Bonnie, Boris, Brenda, Brian, Bruce, Bruno, Conrad, Craig, Daisy, Denise, Diane, Dinah, Dwight, Edgar, Eileen, Frank, Gladys, Greta, Harry, Hazel, Hope, Irene, Jared, Jesse, Joe, Keith, Kevin, Kitty, Leah, Lewis, Maria, Martha, Martin, Merlin, Nina, Noah, Olga, Orson, Peter, Stan, Stella, Susan, and Trudy are the 48 bowlers receiving a first game bye.
  • [0173]
    The 32 bowlers competing in the first game will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following was the result of the random drawing.
     1. Roger  3. Linda  5. Felix
    Roger Linda Hugo
     2. Ellis  4. Dennis  6. Hugo
     7. Debbie  9. Maude 11. Fred
    Debbie Goldie Naomi
     8. Irma 10. Goldie 12. Naomi
    13. Nancy 15. Ethel 17. Carrie
    Nancy Russ Carrie
    14. Edith 16. Russ 18. Norma
    19. Mabel 21. Floyd 23. Ethan
    Mimi Floyd Arnold
    20. Mimi 22. Marvin 24. Arnold
    25. Lilly 27. Sarah 29. Sybil
    Lilly Sarah Sybil
    26. Ruth 28. Gerald 30. Evan
    31. Laura
    June
    32. June
  • [0174]
    Dennis, Edith, Ellis, Ethan, Ethel, Evan, Felix, Fred, Gerald, Irma, Laura, Mabel, Marvin, Maude, Norma, and Ruth are out of the tournament.
  • [0175]
    Arnold, Carrie, Debbie, Floyd, Goldie, Hugo, June, Lilly, Linda, Mimi, Nancy, Naomi, Roger, Russ, Sarah, and Sybil will join the 48 bowlers who received first game byes in the second game of match play. These 64 bowlers will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following was the result of the random drawing.
     1. Greta  3. Jesse  5. Stan
    Maria Carrie Stan
     2. Maria  4. Carrie  6. Keith
     7. Joe  9. Sybil 11. Craig
    Lewis Dinah Craig
     8. Lewis 10. Dinah 12. Russ
    13. Hope 15. Sarah 17. Dwight
    Kevin Harry Dwight
    14. Kevin 16. Harry 18. Goldie
    19. Diane 21. Linda 23. Orson
    Diane Martha Martin
    20. Brenda 22. Martha 24. Martin
    25. Boris 27. Eileen 29. Gladys
    Bruno Irene Gladys
    26. Bruno 28. Irene 30. Daisy
    31. Floyd 33. Merlin 35. Betty
    Floyd Merlin Roger
    32. Zoe 34. Debbie 36. Roger
    37. Jared 39. Hazel 41. Hugo
    Jared Hazel Arlene
    38. Arthur 40. Stella 42. Arlene
    43. Lilly 45. Noah 47. Olga
    Lilly Noah Olga
    44. Trudy 46. Albert 48. Frank
    49. Arnold 51. Edgar 53. Nina
    Bonnie Susan Nina
    50. Bonnie 52. Susan 54. Mimi
    55. Nancy 57. Conrad 59. June
    Nancy Denise June
    56. Kitty 58. Denise 60. Naomi
    61. Peter 63. Brian
    Bruce Leah
    62. Bruce 64. Leah
  • [0176]
    Albert, Arnold, Arthur, Betty, Boris, Brenda, Brian, Conrad, Daisy, Debbie, Edgar, Eileen, Frank, Goldie, Greta, Hope, Hugo, Jesse, Joe, Keith, Kitty, Linda, Mimi, Naomi, Orson, Peter, Russ, Sarah, Stella, Sybil, Trudy, and Zoe are out of the tournament.
  • [0177]
    Arlene, Bonnie, Bruce, Bruno, Carrie, Craig, Denise, Diane, Dinah, Dwight, Floyd, Gladys, Harry, Hazel, Irene, Jared, June, Kevin, Leah, Lewis, Lilly, Maria, Martha, Martin, Merlin, Nancy, Nina, Noah, Olga, Roger, Stan, and Susan are the 32 bowlers competing in the third game. They will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following was the result of the random drawing.
     1. Merlin  3. Roger  5. Stan
    Merlin Roger Nancy
     2. Olga  4. Martha  6. Nancy
     7. Lewis  9. Carrie 11. Hazel
    Lewis Diane June
     8. Bonnie 10. Diane 12. June
    13. Noah 15. Nina 17. Bruno
    Noah Nina Leah
    14. Kevin 16. Floyd 18. Leah
    19. Irene 21. Harry 23. Dinah
    Irene Denise Bruce
    20. Gladys 22. Denise 24. Bruce
    25. Lilly 27. Dwight 29. Susan
    Lilly Maria Jared
    26. Craig 28. Maria 30. Jared
    31. Arlene
    Martin
    32. Martin
  • [0178]
    Arlene, Bonnie, Bruno, Carrie, Craig, Dinah, Dwight, Floyd, Gladys, Harry, Hazel, Kevin, Martha, Olga, Stan, and Susan are out of the tournament.
  • [0179]
    Bruce, Denise, Diane, Irene, Jared, June, Leah, Lewis, Lilly, Maria, Martin, Merlin, Nancy, Nina, Noah, and Roger are the 16 bowlers competing in the fourth game. They will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following was the result of the random drawing.
     1. Leah  3. Bruce  5. Jared
    Irene Diane Nancy
     2. Irene  4. Diane  6. Nancy
     7. Roger  9. Noah 11. Maria
    June Noah Maria
     8. June 10. Lilly 12. Lewis
    13. Merlin 15. Nina
    Merlin Martin
    14. Denise 16. Martin
  • [0180]
    Bruce, Denise, Jared, Leah, Lewis, Lilly, Nina, and Roger are out of the tournament.
  • [0181]
    Diane, Irene, June, Maria, Martin, Merlin, Nancy, and Noah are the 8 bowlers competing in the fifth game. They will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following was the result of the random drawing.
    1. Diane 3. June 5. Martin
    Nancy Maria Noah
    2. Nancy 4. Maria 6. Noah
    7. Merlin
    Irene
    8. Irene
  • [0182]
    Diane, June, Martin, and Merlin are out of the tournament.
  • [0183]
    Irene, Maria, Nancy, and Noah are the 4 bowlers competing in the sixth game. They will have a random drawing in order to match up opponents and lane assignments. The following was the result of the random drawing.
    1. Irene 3. Maria
    Nancy Noah
    2. Nancy 4. Noah
  • [0184]
    Irene and Maria are out of the tournament.
  • [0185]
    Nancy and Noah are the final two bowlers competing in the Second Round. They will have a random drawing for lane assignments. The following was the result of the random drawing.
    1. Noah
    Nancy
    2. Nancy
  • [0186]
    Noah lost the final game. Since Nancy won the final game of the Second Round, she will receive an all expense paid trip to compete in the CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND. Nancy will compete against 511 bowlers who won their Second Round Regional in the 124 or Less AVERAGE DIVISION.
  • [0187]
    The most unique aspect of this tournament is that all of the league bowlers in the entire nation can compete in the same tournament and everyone can have a fair and equal chance to win because the tournament has eight separate average divisions so that each league bowler will be competing against only bowlers of equal ability. All of the league bowlers will bowl scratch one game single elimination.
  • [0188]
    Another unique aspect is the eight-bowler bracket held in the same bowling center the bowler participates in league play. This enables a national tournament to start with 3,200,000 league bowler and reduces it to a very manageable approximate one hundred or so at each regional location.
  • [0189]
    Another unique aspect is the tournament fee added to the regular league fee this allows the bowling proprietor to collect the tournament fee in small increments through the league the bowler is participating in also unique with this that allows all of this to work is the multiple entry aspect giving a league bowler an additional entry for each additional league they participate in.
  • [0190]
    Because the entire tournament format works flawlessly on a national level is the true uniqueness of this tournament.

Claims (6)

  1. 1. A method for providing a one game scratch match play single elimination tournament for league player, comprising the steps of:
    a. providing a pool of eligible league players;
    b. setting a minimum number of games bowled in league play in order to establish an average for tournament participation;
    c. establishing multiple average divisions based on 10-pin or 15-pin average divisions as follows:
    i. 10-pin average divisions (220 or more, 219 to 210, 209 to 200, 199 to 190, 189 to 180, 179 to 170, 169 to 160, 159 to 150, 149 to 140, 139 to 130, 129 to 120, and 119 or less);
    ii. 15-pin average divisions (215 or more, 214 to 200, 199 to 185, 184 to 170, 169 to 155, 154 to 140, 139 to 125, and 124 or less);
    d. placing each eligible league player into one of the multiple average divisions based on their highest average from current and/or past league participation;
    e. conducting a local first round of competition in which each of the eligible league players in each of the multiple divisions engages in one game scratch match play, single elimination, and/or eight player brackets in order to assure uniformity within the first round for all players, and until one player prevails in each division and continues on to a regional second round or championship round.
    f. if necessary, conducting a regional second round in 512 locations that are geographically distributed in which each of the multiple divisions engages in one game scratch match play, single elimination, until one player prevails in each division and continues on to a championship round;
    g. conducting a championship round in a single location in which each of the 512 league players who prevail in the regional second round in each of the multiple divisions, or the players who prevail from each city in the television tournament, engages in one game scratch match play, single elimination, until one champion prevails in each of the multiple divisions; and
    h. engaging each division champion in a one game scratch match against a guest star with the winner receiving twice as much ease cash prize as the loser, each division champion bowling in separate television telecasts, wherein the number of these telecasts depends on the number of the average divisions.
  2. 2. The method of claim 1 wherein the providing step includes defining eligible league players as those who have paid weekly tournament entry fees over a league season.
  3. 3. The method of claim 1 wherein the placing step includes placing eligible league players into one of eight divisions based upon each player's highest average in the current league season based upon at least 60 games.
  4. 4. The method of claim 1 wherein the placing step includes placing eligible league players into one of eight divisions based upon each player's highest average in the last three years or highest lifetime average based upon at least 60 games.
  5. 5. The method of claim 1 wherein the providing step includes discretionarily eligible league players at the local league level.
  6. 6. The method of claim 1 wherein the placing step includes eight divisions based on average bowling scores, including one division for average scores of 215 or more; one for average scores between 200 and 214; one for average scores between 185 and 199; one for average scores between 170 and 184; one for average scores between 155 and 169; one for average scores between 140 and 154; one for average scores between 125 and 139; and one for averages 124 or less.
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