Baker Format of bowling - Special Olympics North Carolina

Baker Format of bowling - Special Olympics North Carolina
Special Olympics North Carolina
Bowling - Bakers Format
The Baker System format places emphasis on the team effort rather than individual
accomplishments of team members.
Singles
 Twelve scores are required for each athlete with state-level event registration. Six of the
scores submitted must be verifiable scores from the bowling house (i.e. a computerized
printout or signed by center staff).
 Singles bowlers will bowl in league format at state-level competition.
 Bowlers whose average is 40 or below will bowl 2 games. Bowlers whose average is 41
or higher will bowl 3 games.
Doubles (Traditional & Unified)
 Doubles will use the Baker System format.
 Doubles will bowl 5 games.
 Scoring: Instead of each player having his/her own score, the combined effort of the
team constitutes a game.
 In the Baker System, doubles partners take turns bowling frames within one game (as
opposed to two bowlers bowling separate games). Each bowler bowls one frame at a
time, regardless of the number of pins on the lane (i.e. if Player A throws a strike, he/she
completes the frame) and then Partner B bowls the next frame).
Doubles
Frame Bowler
1
1
2
2
3
1
4
2
5
1
6
2
7
1
8
2
9
1
10
2
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Athletes in doubles must practice in accordance with the Baker System.
Scores entered on state-level registration form should be the doubles score (not an
individual score) and the average is the total of the 12 games divided by 12.
Six of the scores submitted for teams must be verifiable scores from the bowling house,
and must have the team name on the printout. The athletes associated with the doubles
should be indicated on the printout by the coordinator submitting registration. Printouts
must accompany the registration form. A back-up 12-game average for each player is
also requested. This is to place the athlete in singles competition should their partner
scratch.
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If a bowler bowls a strike, he/she is done for that frame. Bowler #2 bowls out the strike.
For example, if Sara bowls a strike in frame 1, Jessica bowls frame 2 since you alternate
frames for each bowler.
Doubles competition will not use the league format. All doubles will play in “Open
Bowling Format,” meaning doubles will bowl on the same lane for all games.
Team (Traditional & Unified)
 Team will use the Baker System format.
 A team must register with 5 bowlers. Teams can drop to 4 only if a bowler does not
show up on the day of competition.
 Teams will bowl 7 games.
 Scoring: Instead of each player having his/her own score, the combined effort of the
team constitutes a game.
 In the Baker System, team members take turns bowling frames within one game (as
opposed to five bowlers bowling separate games). Each bowler bowls one frame at a
time, regardless of the number of pins on the lane (i.e. if Player A throws a strike, he/she
completes the frame, and then Partner B bowls the next frame, and so on).
 Athletes competing in teams must practice in accordance with the Baker System and
submit scores as a team.
 Scores entered on state-level registration should be the team score (not an individual
score) and the average is the total of the 12 games divided by 12.
 Six of the scores submitted for team must be verifiable scores from the bowling house,
and must have the team name on the printout. The athletes associated with the team
should be indicated on the printout by the coordinator submitting registration. Printouts
must accompany the registration form. A back-up 12-game average for each player is
also requested. This is to place the athlete in singles competition should their team fall
below four players.
 Team competition will not use the league format. All teams will play in “Open Bowling
Format,” meaning all players of one team will bowl on the same lane for all games.
Bowler rotation for 5 person team
3 person team
Frame Bowler
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
1
5
2
6
3
7
1
8
2
9
3
10
1
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4 person team
Frame Bowler
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
1
10
2
5 person team
Frame Bowler
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
1
7
2
8
3
9
4
10
5
Teams will be allowed to bowl with a minimum roster of 3 and max of 5. If a registered
team has an athlete who does not attend the event at the last minute, the team will be
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allowed to bowl with less than 5 bowlers. The rotation would continue through 3 games
with bowlers 1 and 2 bowling the 9th and 10th frame in the first game and bowler 3
starting off the 2nd game and so on. (See table or illustration above for five-person
teams.)
If a team falls below 3 bowlers, the 2 remaining bowlers will be moved to singles.
Special Notices
 Singles, singles ramp, doubles and team competition will run according to a scratch
tournament.
 Foul lights will be on during competition.
 Any team arriving late will begin play with the score to count from the frame then being
bowled. A zero will be given for all prior frames.
 A bowler may only compete in one event.
 Unified Bowling
o Local programs participating in Unified bowling should notify SONC of their intentions
and include participation numbers on the census form.
o Each local program is required to have a coach certified in Unified Sports before
beginning training.
o Unified Teams should always have at least one more athlete than Unified partners.
 Ramp Bowling
o If an athlete uses a ramp to bowl, please bring a ramp for each bowler to
competition. Programs have the option of supplying a ramp assistant for the
athlete(s).
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