I. Team Size
- A team will consist of four players (2 men, 2 women). There must be at least two team members present at the start of the third frame of the first game or that game will be forfeited. If a team does not have a legal team by the normal beginning of the second game, the entire match that week will be forfeited.
II. Eligibility – See also Program Policies and Procedures and Participation Guidelines
- Only players listed on the official roster are eligible to participate on a bowling team. All players must meet the eligibility participation requirements of the UC San Diego Intramural Sports Department.
- Additions and subtractions to official team rosters must be made prior to that team’s third league game. No changes to rosters will be accepted after that time.
- Players who have bowled two matches with a team are automatically considered an official member of that particular team. AN INDIVIDUAL MAY PLAY ON ONLY ONE TEAM
III. Bowling Alley Locations/Start Times
- Team Bowling competition now takes place at the Kearny Mesa Bowl in North Clairemont (7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.)
- Match times will be Sunday at 9:15pm. Please arrive a few minutes before start time to check-in, organize your team, and receive your lane assignment for the night.
IV. Bowling Fees
- There are no team fees for coed team bowling, but each bowler will pay a bowling fee each week.
- The fee this year will be $5.00 per bowler at Keany Mesa Bowl
- The fee will cover 3 games of bowling, shoes, and scoring average service
- An additional nominal fee may be added each week to create a seasonal prize fund for winning teams, but only if a significant majority of all team participating vote to do so.
V. League Schedules
- Kearny Mesa Bowl will handle all league scheduling – each week they will print out a weekly information sheet announcing that week’s schedule of matches, up-to-date bowling averages for all players, league standings, a listing of top bowlers, etc.
VI. Length of Matches and Standings
- Team standings will be determined on a four-point basis. Three games will constitute a weekly match
- Points will be awarded for most total pins by a team in each game (a total of 3 points to be awarded) and for most total pins in the entire match (one point will be awarded)
- Please avoid rescheduling matches during the season. Because Intramural Sports does not have control of bowling establishment facilities, the rescheduling of matches is a mush more difficult process than in other IM team sports.
- If you must reschedule a match, come to the Intramural Sports Office at RIMAC and talk with the Intramural staff member in charge of the bowling program.
- In general, pre-bowled games will be allowed. They must be completed prior to that week’s match and must be bowled at the bowling alley that you have selected
- Please notify personnel at the bowling establishment that the scores need to be figured into the upcoming week’s match
- In computing individual bowling handicaps, all fractions will be dropped
- A bowlers handicap will be 80% of the difference between an individuals average and 200
- Sandbagging (intentionally bowling low scores on a given week to generate a larger handicap score) is an unethical practice as it relates to the competitive spirit of intramural sports competition and is highly discouraged.
- Obvious instances of sandbagging by any team will be questioned by the intramural bowling coordinator and may result in the forfeiting of post-season play-off opportunities for such a team.
IX. Scoring Alternatives
- Vacancy Score – This score will be used at the beginning of the season and will be utilized if a team is short players of a full roster. A score of 100 will be used for any vacant bowler
- Absentee Bowler Score – This score is used when an already established bowler on a team is unable to bowl on any given night. The absentee score will be ten (10) pins less than the bowler’s average per game.
X. Foul Lines
- Foul lines for competitive play will be turned off for our leagues. There will be no scoring penalty for foul line violations, however, it is advisable that all bowlers observe the foul line for improved safety considerations
XI. Post Season Playoffs
- A series of post-season playoff events will be conducted on the Sunday immediately following the end of the regular season.
- Participating teams will be grouped in divisional play (i.e. 8 teams to a group) based on a combination of their regular season standings, their overall team scoring averages, and their season long participation efforts
- Competing teams in each division will bowl two qualification games (with pre-determined playoff handicaps) and the top four teams (out of eight) will advance to a championship semifinal round
- Teams will be seeded and will bowl a head-to-head game to determine which two teams will compete in the championship match (one game), head-to-head, bowl off.