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2024 RULES

Scratch. The Teen Masters (TM) is a scratch singles event.

Eligibility. To participate in Teen Masters, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Age. You must be nineteen or younger on July 5, 2024.

  • Amateur. You must be an amateur bowler. Members of the PBA and/or PWBA are ineligible. USBC adult and PBA Jr. membership do not impact eligibility.

  • Canadian bowlers must be members of Youth Bowl Canada. Non-members can join through one of the Bowl Canada centres listed HERE.

Divisions. The 2024 Teen Masters Championships will offer singles competition for girls and boys in two separate age divisions: 19 & Under and 15 & Under. Each participant’s age on July 5, 2024, will determine their division, though younger bowlers may opt to compete in the 19U division.

Scholarships, Rules & Policies. Scholarship awards will be based on the total number of entries, hotel rebates, and event sponsorships.

2024 Lane Patterns. Though slight tweaking may occur during testing at the host center, the length and volume of the Teen Masters SKILL lane patterns will be 46’ and 35’ with approximately 8 mL of oil. 

2024 Bowling Balls

  • All participants are limited to using one (1) bowling ball at the 2024 Championships. Balls weighing 14-15 pounds must be the SKILL 3.02. Bowlers may use a 12, 13, or 16-pound Storm Mix.

  • Participants may bring two SKILL balls to their Official Practice Session but must designate one for competition after their Official Practice Session.

  • Participants may only introduce a second ball if the Tournament Director determines the original ball has been damaged beyond repair through regular use in the bowling center. A bowler who intentionally damages or destroys their bowling ball will be disqualified.

  • Maximum static finger/thumb/side weight is 1 oz.

  • Balance/weight holes are prohibited unless drilled by Teen Masters representatives to bring an illegal ball into compliance.

  • Balls may be plugged and redrilled.

  • Interchangeable thumb inserts are allowed but void any warranty as the large hole(s) make the balls susceptible to cracking.

 

Wrist Support Devices. Because the Teen Masters believes that ball motion variations are the bowler's responsibility, wrist supports containing plastic, metal, or pads are prohibited. Gloves that do not contain rigid metal, plastic, or a pad are allowed. Wrist tape is permitted.

Switch Hitting. Bowlers with the athletic ability to switch from right to left or left to right may do so at any time during Teen Masters competition.

No Extreme Lofting. Out of respect for our host centers and to prevent damage to the lanes, lofting the ball past the arrows is not allowed. A warning will be issued on the first occurrence. If additional infractions occur, the bowler will receive zero pinfall for the second infraction, be disqualified, and be removed from competition for the third infraction.

Good Sportsmanship & Mutual Respect. Competitors, family members, and coaches are expected to always display good sportsmanship and mutual respect throughout the week of Teen Masters activities. Those failing to do so may be immediately excused from further participation.

Dress Code. During the official Teen Masters competition, bowlers are required to wear official TM Championships jerseys and are restricted from wearing logos or other sponsor identification not provided by TM. During match play, competitors must wear 2024 Championship jerseys.

  • Boys must wear black slacks. Black denim is not allowed.

  • Girls must wear black slacks, a black skirt, black dress shorts, or black capris. Black denim is not allowed. Skirts and shorts must be of an appropriate length for bowling.

  • Killer B Promotions will be the final authority on what is an appropriate length.

  • Girls electing to wear skirts or shorts are advised to have a pair of black slacks readily available.

  • Bowlers in violation of the dress code will not be allowed to compete until they comply and will receive zero for all frames missed due to the violation.


Hotel Policy. Each Championship family must stay at least four (4) nights within the Teen Masters' room block or pay a one-time Opt-Out Fee of $60.

  • To avoid the Opt-Out Fee, families must book their hotel reservations through the Teen Masters.

  • Families with sibling competitors are only required to make one hotel reservation.

  • Participants sharing a room with a different family must purchase one (1) Opt-Out Fee.

  • The Opt-Out Fee will increase to $100 on June 15, 2024.

  • Participants must comply with this requirement before competing.


Refunds. Refunds will have 10% deducted to cover credit card merchant fees and administrative costs. No refunds will be issued after May 1, 2024.

Publicity Release. By entering the TM, the bowler acknowledges KBP's right to make use of and to permit others to make use of the bowler's name, scores, voice, pictures, photographs, and other likenesses for any purpose in any manner related to the advertising, broadcast, publication, or promotion of TM.

Disclaimers. Parents and students should be aware that participation in this or other bowling competitions, certified or uncertified, and/or the acceptance of any scholarship dollars could affect eligibility based upon the state interscholastic association rules of the state where a given student resides. Each family is strongly encouraged to confer with their school's athletic director or a staff member of their state's interscholastic association before participating in the TM or other bowling competition.

Female participants should also be aware that NCAA guidelines have sometimes restricted the acceptance of scholarship funds from sources outside the college/university being attended by athletes competing in NCAA competitions.

Ownership. The TM is a private event owned by Killer 'B' Promotions (KBP). KBP reserves the right to determine any matters not covered in these rules, including the right to reject any entries.

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