OKClassic 2019 Tournament Rules

  1. OKClassic 2019 is a mixed handicap competition open to men and women by invitation only, each participant may enter only once and cash only once. OKClassic 2019 is USBC certified, all entrants must be USBC certified and provide proof at time of entry, or pay tournament participation fee of $5 U.S. (Rule 300c). Each participant must be a member of IGBO, in any of its membership classes and provide proof at time of entry, or pay a non-member participation fee of $25 U.S. This participation fee will be sent to IGBO for membership consideration. OKClassic 2019 contributes $0.75 of each bowler's entry fee to IGBO. The Tournament Directors reserve the right to refuse any application.
  2. The number of games for each event of Singles, Doubles & Team will be a set of three. A team will consist of four members, any mix of men or women. Partial team entries are acceptable, but must be flexible as to whom they bowl with, as long as they can be accommodated.
  3. Space is limited to 38 teams/152 bowlers.
  4. All monetary awards are based on total pins plus handicap for each event. Handicap will be 80% of 220. An individual’s handicap will be capped at 100 pins per game. Negative handicap will not apply. Awards will be paid to the highest scores in Singles, Doubles, & Team and Individual All-Events. The minimum payout ratio is 1:10, ties result in equal division of prizes. Prize fund returned 100%.
  5. No refunds will be made once an application is accepted by the Tournament Directors, with the exception of Rule 9.
  6. Average Information – please read rules 6-8 carefully

  7. Any bowler entering OKClassic 2019 must establish a ten-pin average acceptable to USBC. The following rules shall be used to determine the entering average.
    1. Only 10-pin averages can be used.
    2. The ending 2017-2018 USBC certified composite book average (minimum of 21 games) or 12-month IGBO TAD average (minimum 18 games) as of April 1, 2019. The higher of the two will be used as your entering average.
    3. If no 2017-2018 composite book average, use HIGHEST CURRENT League Average (as of April 1, 2019) with a minimum of 21 games. Current Standing Sheet(s) as of April 1, 2019, will be required.
    4. If none of the above is available, then the entering average shall be 220.
  8. If current season league average (as of April 1, 2019) for at least 21 games exceeds 2017-2018 composite book average by 10 pins or more, current season league average will be used (Rule 319a, Item 2).
  9. Each bowler is responsible for verification of all averages existing on the USBC website ( www.bowl.com ) under Tournament Rule 6. If all averages are not on the bowl.com website, then League standing sheet or other acceptable verification must be either submitted as available online from all leagues in which a bowler has 21 or more games and/or IGBO Tournament in which a bowler has 18 or more games. Failure to use proper average shall disqualify scores if the submitted average is lower than the actual average, thereby resulting in a lower classification or more handicap. Prize winnings will be based on the submitted average, if it is a higher than the correct average (Rule 319a, Item 3). Please mail standing sheets to address listed below in rule 13.
  10. The Tournament Directors have the authority to adjust the entering average of any bowler. Average adjustments will be applied as set forth under (Rule 319e). All average adjustments will be completed prior to the start of the tournament. A bowler unwilling to accept an average adjustment is entitled to a full refund.
  11. Schedule, Fees, Etc.

  12. All team members must be present at the time of bowling; substitutes may be used for an absent bowler. Zeroes will be entered for missed or late frames; late bowlers will start when ready. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to each event. Substitutes must be approved by the tournament director, be sanctioned and have an average in accordance with Rule 6.
  13. All decisions of the tournament manager are final unless an appeal is made in accordance with (Rule 329).
  14. Tournament registration can be completed online at the following website: www.okclassic.com .
  15. Entry fees are payable online using PayPal. This is the preferred method. To pay online, visit www.okclassic.com . Entry fees are also payable in U.S. currency by certified funds. Money orders or cashier's checks should be payable in U.S. funds to OKClassic. The Mailing address for payment is OKClassic, PO Box 58042, OKC, OK 73157.
  16. Entry fee is $109.00 for entries (with US Mail Postmark only) postmarked by April 1, 2019, and $119.00 for entries postmarked between April 2, 2019 and April 21, 2019. Entries close April 21, 2019, and no entries will be accepted after April 22, 2019, postmark. Applications are subject to return if tournament fills. No walk-ins, fax, e-mail or telephone entries will be accepted. Prize money is paid within 30 days of the close of the tournament.
  17. The team captain (for team submissions) or individuals' online submission of the entry form acknowledging he/she has read the rules.
  18. All other USBC rules will apply.
  19. Entry Free Breakdown (All amounts are in US Dollars)

    Lineage (includes sales tax)
    Prize Fund
    IGBO Donation
    Tournament Expenses (postage, shipping, etc.)
    Total Standard Entry Fee

    Late Registration

    Late Fee (entries received 4/2/2019 - 4/21/2019)

    Non-participant fee


9-Pin No Tap Tournament Rules

We will be offering a 9-Pin No-Tap tournament on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Participation will be available to all participants and friends of OKClassic. Bowling in the OKClassic Tournament is not mandatory to bowl in the 9-Pin No-Tap.

The prize fund returned will be 100%.

Sign-up will be between 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. during OKClassic registration at Heritage Lanes. The 9 Pin-No-Tap Tournament will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Entry Fee

Pre-registration is not required. You will be able to pay at registration.

Lineage (includes sales tax)
Prize Fund
Total Entry Fee

Payout is 1:10

Ray Nastasi Scratch Masters

Pre-registration is not required. You will be able to pay at registration.

OKClassic's Ray Nastasi Scratch Masters is a mixed competition open to men and women. It will be offered to all participants using five divisions as determined by each participant's entering average.

Entry Fee

Division E (0-159)
Division D (160-185)
Division C (186-200)
Division B (201-215)
Division A (216+)

Tournament directors shall use the same average assigned for the overall tournament to place bowlers in their respective divisions. Bowlers' scores from the Singles, Doubles, and Team events will be used to determine the top six qualifiers in each division. The top eight bowlers from each division will compete in match play with a pro-style roll-off for prize money. (If there are not enough entries for a division, other options will be used at the time of the tournament.) Entry fee will be returned 100%. Lane assignments will depend on qualifying position as follows:

Game Lanes 1-2 Lanes 3-4
1 2 vs 8
4 vs 6
1 vs 7
3 vs 5
2 Winners of odd-numbered rounds vs each other Winner of even-numbered rounds vs each other
3 Winners of previous round. Higher seed lane choice.

The bowler's scratch score from each game will be used. Even and odd numbers seeds will be matched to bowl one game with 2 higher scores from each pairing advancing to next round. Squad will be cut to top 4 and swap pairs Second game will be bowled and higher scores from each pairing taken to cut to top 2. Higher seed of day has lane choice for a 3 game pairing. First bowler to 2 wins is Scratchmasters Champion for that division.

Check-in for the Ray Nastasi Scratch Masters must be completed by 2:00 p.m. by the qualifying bowler. No representative may check-in on behalf the qualifying bowler. Any qualifying bowler not checked in by 2:00 p.m. will be disqualified with an alternate taking his/her place. Once checked in, qualifying bowlers are not permitted to leave the bowling center prior to the official start time of the event. This event is scheduled at Heritage Lanes.

Scores bowled during the Ray Nastasi Scratch Masters event will not be used to calculate the All-Events category for the OKClassic tournament.