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USBC Central Alabama Association Awards Policies and Procedures

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Committee Structure, Responsibilities, and Tasks

Purpose: The purpose of the USBC Central Alabama Association Awards Program is to recognize its members for their bowling achievements. We will recognize male, female, senior male, senior female, youth male, and youth female bowlers. The USBC award achievements are covered under current USBC guidelines. The USBC Central Alabama Association award requirements are covered under this policy and the current USBC Central Alabama Association By-Laws.

Jurisdiction: All awards will be under the jurisdiction of the Awards Committee. The USBC Central Alabama Association President will appoint committee members. The committee will perform all tasks necessary to fulfill the needs of the awards program.

Responsibilities of the Chairperson of the Awards Committee: The Chairperson of the Awards Committee is responsible to the USBC Central Alabama Association Board of Directors. The duties include scheduling and conducting meetings of the Awards Committee and reporting results of these meetings to the Board of Directors. The chairperson is responsible for entering all awards into the USBC WinLABS software program and maintaining all records of such awards. In addition, the chairperson will provide all award information to the Central Alabama Association’s web site at (www.alabamabowling/caba). The chairperson is further responsible for ordering and procuring all awards such as shirts, jackets, emblems, plaques/trophies or any other awards approved by members of the Awards Committee.

Responsibilities of members of the Awards Committee: Members of the Awards Committee are responsible to the Awards Chairman for coordinating and assisting him in carrying out his responsibilities. Committee members will be divided into sub-committees with representation from adult and youth leagues.

Maintenance of Records: All award applications will by maintained by the Awards Chairman utilizing the WinLABS software program. All high score applications and records will be maintained for 25 years. All achievement applications and records will be maintained for a period of two years. Award applications are to be filed alphabetically and other awards correspondence and records filed by subject.

Tasks to be Accomplished: Although not limited to the following, these tasks will be accomplished by the Awards Chairman:

-  Utilizing the WinLABS program data, provide an Awards Report at all USBC Central Alabama Association board meetings.
-  Utilizing the WinLABS program data to assist in the naming of the Bowler of the Year for the male, female, senior male, senior female, and youth male and youth female.
-  Utilizing the WinLABS program data, name the recipients of the male, female, senior male, senior female, youth male, and youth female All-Star teams.
-  Determine the winners of the USBC Merit Awards (USBC rule 52b) for the male, female, youth male, and youth female consisting of high average, high series scratch, and high game scratch.
-  Take an inventory of all USBC and CAA awards on hand at the conclusion of the winter season and order necessary awards.
-  Determine an awards budget prior to July of each year to be effective on August 1st of each year.

General Guidance

Qualifying Rules for Average Based Awards:

-  If 12 games or more have been bowled in the league in the current season, use the current average.
-  If less than 12 games in the current season, use last season’s final average for 21 games or more from the same league.
-  For a new bowler in the league with less than 12 games, use last season’s highest average for 21 games or more in any league.
-  For a bowler who has not established an average in the preceding season, the highest average of 21 games or more from the summer league just completed shall be used.
-  In a summer league, when a bowler has not established an average in the preceding season, the highest average of 21 games or more from the regular season just completed shall be used.
-  A new bowler in a league who does not have a previous season’s average must bowl 12 games to be eligible for any awards.

NOTE: There are no average requirements for the Clean Sweep, 275-300 games, 11 in-a-row, 650-900 (women/youth) or 700-900 (men) series award. Exception: For the 700 award, the bowler’s average must not be more than 210. However, all 700 series regardless of average, still count towards Bowler of the Year points.

Qualifying Rules for Bowlers of the Year and All-Star Teams:

-  Adult Bowlers of the Year and All-Star teams are selected based on honor scores and ending averages for the current winter season. Leagues starting on or after March 15th are considered summer leagues (USBC rule 100i). The honor scores 298-299-300, 11 in-a-row, 650-900 (women) and 700-900 (men) will continue to be compiled until the completion of the current season or until July 31st. Additional information and criteria is furnished under Part A – USBC Central Alabama Association Adult Awards.
-  Youth All-Star teams are selected based on ending averages for the current winter season. Leagues starting on or after March 15th are considered summer leagues (USBC rule 100i). Additional information and criteria is furnished for both the youth All-Star teams and Youth Bowlers of the Year under Part B – USBC Central Alabama Association Youth Awards.

Procedures for Award Applications

-  The league secretary will complete the USBC Central Alabama Association Award Application forms.
-  If the award is a USBC High Score Award, a USBC High Score Award Application for 11 in-a-row, 298, 299, 300 games, 800 and 900 series must also be completed.
-  All applications must be filled out completely.
-  Award applications may be placed in the USBC Central Alabama Association “mail boxes” located at each bowling center, mailed to the Awards Chairman, Don Coleman, 8427 Wexford Way, Montgomery, Al. 36117, or e-mailed to him at dpc8427@knology.net
-  Those secretaries using the BLS system or similar software may utilize the forms from those systems.
-  All award applications must be completed and turned in within 20 days of the achievement.
-  The Lanes Certification numbers are as follows:
a. Bama Lanes – Montgomery – 11760
b. Bama Lanes – Prattville – 30006
c. BRC Woodmere Lanes – 05336
d. Maxwell Lanes – 07502
e. Gunter Lanes – 00032
f. AMF Auburn Lanes – 10547
-  The League Certification number can be found on the top right hand corner of the league certification application form.
-  The bowler’s ID number is found on the front of their USBC card (each bowler has a unique number).
-  The USBC Central Alabama Association number is 82337.

Game Awards   Average Basis
175 game   If average is 130 or less
225 game   If average is 165 or less
275-297 game   Any average
298-299-300 game   Any average
11 strikes in a row   Any average
 
Series Awards   Average Basis
525 series   If average is 145 or less
550 series   If average is 150 or less
575 series   If average is 160 or less
625 series   If average is 180 or less
*650 series   If average is 190 or less
675 series   If average is 200 or less
**700-800-900   Any average
     
Special Awards   Average Basis
Clean sweep series (no open frames)   Any average

For 650 thru 699 series any average will be the basis for Women and Youth.
**For 210 average and above, choice of a 700 club pen or towel.

USBC and USBC Central Alabama Association Award Definitions

-  A high score award is defined as a 298-299-300 game, 11 in-a-row, 800-900 series presented by USBC.
-  An achievement award is defined as any other award presented by USBC or the USBC Central Alabama Association.

Supplements to High Score/Achievement Awards

-  All game and series awards are based on a scratch basis
-  Only one jacket will be awarded in the bowler’s lifetime which is based on a high score award. The bowler’s score will be embroidered on the jacket. However, any bowler may, at their expense, purchase additional jackets from the association.
-  A male bowler will receive a shirt for a 725-799 series and a female bowler will receive a shirt for a 650-799 series. The bowler’s score will be embroidered on the shirt. A bowler may only receive one shirt lifetime. However, any bowler may, at their expense, purchase additional shirts from the association.
-  If a bowler desires to have their name embroidered on a shirt or jacket there is a charge of $5.00.
-  All high score awards (298-299-300-800-11 in-a-row) must be completed on the USBC High Score Award Application. All achievement awards must be completed on the USBC and Central Alabama Association Awards Application (Men-Women).
-  USBC Central Alabama Association awards will only be given for local certified leagues and tournaments.
-  All awards are limited to one award per achievement per current season. However, in the event that a bowler qualifies for more than one award during a series, he or she will only receive the higher game and/or series award.
-  Senior bowlers are defined as any bowler who has attained the age of 55 as of August 1st of the current season.


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