REDUCED ENTRY FEE EVENTS – We are introducing the new “555” prize fund. There will be a $55 entry fee ($45 re-entry) with a first place guarantee of $555 (2nd place $200, LTC $60) Cashers pot will be $5. 1 in 6 will advance.
SIDE POTS AND BRACKETS – Side pots and brackets will be by squad again instead of by day. Side pots will return to $5 and pay each of three games and series. If there are insufficient entries there will be a series payout only. Brackets will be $5 per entry and will pay $25/$10. Side pots and brackets can be paid for at check-in and can go on your credit card.
REPLACING THE ENTRY CREDIT RAFFLE – We will be replacing the entry credit raffle with entry credit brackets. Each main event bowler checked in will receive two free bracket entries. Unlimited additional entries can be purchased for $1 each. Each bracket will pay $5/$2 in entry credit. We will
run these brackets only if there at least 8 main event bowlers on the squad.
GRAND FINALS – Grand Finals qualifying runs July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020. A total of 48 bowlers will qualify for this standalone, double-elimination finals tournament to be announced for July or August of 2020. Qualifying points are earned for recruiting, participation, and cashing in singles events held during the qualification period. All members earn points. There is no cost in order to earn qualifying points. The Grand Finals event will have an entry fee of $100 and will likely have added prize money.
NO CASH BONUS – if you fail to cash in 5 consecutive singles events you earn $50 in entry credit. If you fail to cash in 5 more consecutive singles events you will advance (and cash) automatically in your next event. You must pay the regular entry fee and bowl a squad to earn your auto advance.
If you make the actual cut with your score you will receive $50 entry credit. If you fail to bowl and event during a calendar month you will have one no cash deducted from your total. If you allow your membership to lapse you will lose your entire no cash count. Exempt life members and holders
of premium membership upgrades and not subject to the reduction.
SPECIAL TIE-BREAKING RULES – If there is tie for the cut with a Gold Ticket at stake. All ties will advance as usual, but if one of the tied bowlers is Gold Ticket eligible, that will satisfy the Gold Ticket advancer. If there is a tie for the Gold Ticket, high handicap game will break the tie. Those not
advancing will receive a $25 entry credit.
IRS FORMS – Will be available for pickup January 12 at Laraway Lanes or January 25 at Streamwood Bowl. Any 1099s not picked up will be mailed.