San Antonio SSC Bowling Rules
SAN ANTONIO SSC LEAGUE POLICIES
There is no maximum number of players allowed on a team’s roster provided all players have signed the Team Roster and Waiver Form. It is the responsibility of all team captains to ensure players are in compliance with this policy. Teams have up until the third week of the season to make changes to their roster. After the third week, rosters will be frozen. Roster changes that require additional T-Shirts will be subject to availability. All roster changes must be communicated to and approved by the league office.
To be eligible to participate in the league, each player must sign the team waiver form. Waivers can be downloaded by clicking here. Captains are required to turn in completed waiver forms to a San Antonio SSC Coordinator prior to their first game. Players not present for their team’s first game must still submit a signed waiver form prior to participating.
Players that register individually agree to the waiver policy electronically, so there is no need to submit a separate waiver form.
All SSC participants must be 21 years of age or older prior to their first scheduled game.
Players that have participated in Division 1 Collegiate or Professional sports must be a minimum of two years removed from participation to be eligible to play in a similar San Antonio SSC sport.
Players may only be on one roster for any given sport on a given night, regardless of if multiple divisions are offered. Violation of this rule may result in game forfeiture by both teams.
The San Antonio SSC reserves the right to request a photo ID from any player at any time for any reason.
Roster checks will be performed by a San Antonio SSC Gameday Coordinator at the request of the challenging team. Only individual players may be challenged. Entire teams may not be challenged. The challenging team must provide legitimate reasons for submitting a roster check request. Challenging teams must report their intention to initiate a roster check to an SSC Official as soon as possible to ensure the preservation of playing time. Teams lose the ability to challenge a player’s eligibility after the fifth frame, except in the case of a late-arriving player.
Everyone loves a little competition, but one team dominating a league season after season can spoil the fun for everybody.
If a team retaining more than three players has won three championships in consecutive seasons for which they have been registered, the San Antonio SSC will have the option to, in its discretion, request that team to form two or more separate teams to promote parity in the league or withdraw their registration. That team will then have the opportunity to form two separate teams with each subsequent roster approved by the SSC.
We are all adults, and the SSC expects all participants to act like it. Unsportsmanlike behavior may result in that player being ejected from the game. An ejection may result in further suspension from participation in current and/or future SSC sports and events. Ejected players are required to leave the playing area immediately. Refusal to leave the playing area may result in a team forfeit and/or further suspension.
OVERLY COMPETITIVE PLAYERS:
All San Antonio SSC sports are intended to be recreational. Any player who is deemed to be excessively competitive and/or overly aggressive may be removed from competition at the discretion of an SSC staff member.
San Antonio SSC T-Shirts are your team’s uniforms. All players must wear the appropriate color uniform with the current San Antonio SSC front logo to participate. Past season’s uniforms are not permitted, even if they are the correct color. Any player not wearing the appropriate uniform will be sidelined for that game.
The San Antonio SSC T-Shirt must be worn on the outside of any jacket or sweatshirt worn during play.
Players are permitted to modify their uniforms in any way provided they do not cover up or obscure any of the logos printed on the shirts.
If a team is short the minimum number of players to play a regulation game, the game will be ruled a forfeit.
If the forfeiting team is short the minimum number of players to play an exhibition game, a $50 forfeit fine will be assessed. This fine is transferred in full in the form of a gift card or voucher to the offended team who showed up with no game to play. Provided the fine is paid on time, the offended team can collect the forfeit fine from a San Antonio SSC Coordinator the following week.
Forfeit fines must be paid prior to the end of the offending team’s next scheduled game. Payment can be made to an SSC Coordinator by either cash or check made payable to “San Antonio SSC”. Unpaid forfeit fines may result in additional forfeits and/or suspension from the league. Teams with outstanding fines from past seasons will be barred from future registration in any San Antonio SSC sport or event until they are paid in full.
If game forfeiture notice is submitted to the San Antonio SSC via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5:00 PM on the preceding day (Friday for weekend games), no forfeit fine will be assessed.
Whenever possible, the San Antonio SSC will separate divisions based on playing experience and/or ability. In the event multiple divisions are not possible, all players will be placed into a single division.
Division placement for all teams will be at the sole discretion of the San Antonio SSC.
Any team that wins a super social championship will automatically be placed in the social division for the next season in which they participate. Top finishers from the previous season may also be moved up at the discretion of the San Antonio SSC.
Any player, or team based on the majority of their players, that is determined to be in the incorrect division may, at any point during the season, be asked to switch divisions at the discretion of the SSC.
Whenever possible, the San Antonio SSC will hold a single-elimination playoff tournament after the regular season has concluded. The number of teams to advance to this playoff tournament will vary from season to season based on team records and available venue space. The playoff tournament may be held on a day and time other than the normal day and time of regular season games.
GAME RESCHEDULING POLICY:
In the event of inclement weather or any other event that causes games to be postponed, the San Antonio SSC will make every effort to reschedule all games. In the event of multiple cancellations, the San Antonio SSC reserves the option to shorten the regular season and/or the play-off schedule. Make-up games may be scheduled on days other than the regularly scheduled days of the week. Neither refunds nor pro-rated refunds will be given if the season is shortened due to inclement weather or due to actions taken by the venue.
CO-ED BOWLING RULES:
Win – 2 points…Tie – 1 point….Loss – 0 points.
All bowling equipment (bowling balls, bowling alley shoes) will be provided by the bowling alley itself. The cost of rentals for each of these items is included in your registration fees (you will not have to pay to rent shoes on game nights). Please note that if you already own your own bowling ball and / or bowling-legal shoes, you may bring them to the alley.
Each team will bowl two separate games versus two different teams each of the four weeks of the season. There will be two shifts: a 6:30pm – 8:30pm shift and a 8:30pm – 10:30pm shift
If a team is short the minimum number of players by game time, the game will be considered a forfeit. The minimum number of players need to play an official game is three, one of which must be a female.
BEGINNING OF GAME:
All teams must clearly specify which order the team members are bowling in. The order must stay the same for each of the two games per night. This can be done with a lineup or name tags indicating who is bowler #1, bowler #2, etc. The order of bowlers (ie, whether guy – girl – guy or guy – guy – girl) does not matter provided it is consistent for each game bowled that night.
Each team will take the top four highest scores (with at least one female’s score) without a handicap. The accumulated total of the top four bowlers will then be compared to the other team’s accumulated scores to determine the winner. If four bowlers (at least one female) begin the game and the fifth bowler shows up after the scheduled first turn, that bowler’s score will not count and the team’s total will be the original four’s accumulated total.
If only three bowlers are present at the beginning of the game (at least one female), the score given for the fourth teammate’s spot will be 100.
SHOES / BOWLING BALLS:
All team members must pick up their shoes and pick out a ball BEFORE their scheduled start time in order to ensure every game is completed within one hour. Please alert Astro Bowl or Main Event staff that you are in the San Antonio SSC Bowling league when requesting your shoes for the evening.
FOOD / DRINKS:
All food and drinks can be left on the ledges near the back of the lanes or on the tables behind the lanes. No food or drink is allowed on the lanes
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