2023 STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS MEMO
COACHES AND BOWLERS MEETING
There will be a coaches ZOOM meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. to go over logistics, format, and other important tournament information.
Please click the link below to Join Zoom Meeting
Congratulations again on qualifying for the team and/or individual state championships next week.
New this year there is a limit on the capacity at Maple Lanes. Last year there was concern of the capacity being over fire code. With that being said teams will not be given free entrance into the individual tournament if a school has both a team and individual qualify.
In order to accommodate coaches and schools, teams are allowed a maximum of 2 coaches.
Individual: Coaches with one bowler are allowed one coaches pass per gender. Teams with two or more bowlers will receive two coaches passes per gender. All other coaches must purchase a ticket for admittance. If you are coaching an individual girl and an individual boy, you are allowed two coaches passes.
LOCATIONS - Team Tournament at Cadillac Lanes & Individual Tournament at Maple Lanes – Waterloo, Iowa
The state championships will be held on February 20, 21, 22.
Rotating three-day schedule (February 20, 21, 22 starting at 9am each day)
-Start time each day is 9am at both Individual and Team sites.
-Participants may arrive at 7:30am at both Individual and Team sites.
-Spectators will be allowed to enter one hour prior to competition at 8am.
TICKETS – BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM SITES
All tickets will be digital and sold through HomeTown Ticketing via the IHSAA website.
IHSAA Ticket Page Link: https://www.iahsaa.org/tickets/
Individual Tournament at Maple Lanes
We have restricted capacity at Maple Lanes. The IHSAA and IGHSAU will be distributing four tickets per individual qualifier. We will be using passcodes for tickets through HomeTown Ticketing.
If your school has individual bowling qualifiers you will receive passcodes on Wednesday, February 15.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, February 16 at 9 a.m. using the pass codes. They will be available through Saturday, February 18 at 12 p.m. At that point in time, If available, all remaining tickets will be opened to the public beginning at 12:01 p.m. on Saturday, February 18.
NOTE: If your pass codes are not redeemed by noon on Saturday, those tickets will be released.
Team Tournament at Cadillac Lanes
Having increased facility capacity at Cadillac Lanes, tickets will be open to the public.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, February 16 at 9 a.m.
Tickets are $10 (plus processing fees) for each meet. There will no cash sales at either state bowling venue.
*Reminder these are two separate tournaments. If you would like to go to the team and individual tournament, you will need to purchase a ticket for each event. If you have qualified on a team and would like to go watch the individual tournament you will need to purchase a ticket.
DAILY SCHEDULE RUNDOWN – Both team and individual
Arrive, check-in, photos for boys’ qualifiers, assemble for brief meeting at 8:35 in bag storage area, parade, intro of bowlers, seed play, brief break, bracket play.
State Team Tournament: The eight teams will bowl 15 baker games. Teams will move one pair of lanes to the right after every 5 baker games. The total pins after 15 games would determine bracketing (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5). Teams will then play a best three of five baker games to advance to the semifinals and finals. The champion and runner-up will be determined. In addition, a consolation match will be bowled to determine third and fourth place.
Individual Tournament: All 32 qualifiers will bowl three individual games. Individuals will move one pair of lanes to the right after every game. The top eight finishers will then be bracketed (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5) and bowl one game. The winners will advance to the semifinals and finals, where the champion and runner-up will be determined. In addition, a consolation match will be bowled to determine third and fourth place.
BRACKET PLAY FORMAT & BREAKING OF TIES
Individuals – PBA format starting on left lane
Highest seed chooses who goes first and that person bowls one frame from left lane and then it is 2 frames each bowler alternating lanes with the bowler who started going last in the 10th frame.
Individual ties are a 9th-10th frame tiebreaker just as was in place for SQM. Tiebreakers will only be used to determine who advances.
Team format is 3 of 5 – a team has to win 3pts to advance, so if ties occur each team receives a half point. If tie still exists after 6th game, then teams would bowl a half game utilizing frames 6-10. If a tie still exists after that then a shootout would occur with one player and one ball from each team (5 bowlers).
PRACTICE AT CADILLAC & MAPLE LANES (Must reserve ahead of time)
Cadillac will be available on Sunday February 19th after 6:00 pm as well as Monday and Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm or 8 pm. They will offer a lane rental special (by reservation only): $25/lane for one hour, or $45 for two lanes for one hour. Shoes and sales tax included. Schools that qualify for the state tournament will not be allowed to practice on the starting lanes assigned to them by the IHSAA/IGHSAU. Reservations may be made directly to Mick Hackbarth at his email address ([email protected])
Maple Lanes will have open lanes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Lanes will be open from 9-11 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Maple Lanes will offer a lane rental special of $25/lane for one hour, or $45 for two lanes for one hour. Shoes and sales tax included. Reservations can be made by calling Maple Lanes at (319) 234-1414. Schools will not be allowed to practice on the starting lane they are assigned.
Cadillac Lanes: There will be a coaches and participants meeting in the south corner of the facility at 8:35 a.m. At this time, we will give instructions for the parade. At the conclusion of the meeting all participants need to report to the south corner of the facility to line up for the parade. Timeliness and cooperation are imperative in making the parade a success.
Maple Lanes: There will be a coaches and participants meeting at 8:35 in the restaurant. At this time, we will give instructions for the parade and get your state qualifiers lined up. State qualifiers will have team camps in the restaurant of Maple Lanes. The parade will be organized in the restaurant of Maple Lanes
Cadillac Lanes: Participants will enter through the pass gate toward the south end of the building (different door than previous years). Only those names on the previously submitted roster will be allowed free admittance. Substitutes must be dressed in school attire and will not be allowed to sit in the bowling area with the active bowlers, but they will be able to sit with the coaching staff above their respective lanes.
Maple Lanes: Participants and coach will enter through the restaurant entrance on the west side of the building. No team members will be allowed free admittance. All teammates will need to purchase a ticket if they choose to attend.
Cadillac Lanes: Team participants will have a designated (non-secured) area to place their equipment. The only equipment to be at the lanes is the equipment being used by the bowlers. Due to limited space all bags must be placed in the areas assigned to the participants.
Maple Lanes: Individual participants will have a designated (non-secured) area to place their equipment. The only equipment to be at the lanes is the equipment being used by the bowlers. Due to limited space all bags must be placed in the areas assigned to the participants.
Boys’ State Level - Team Champion will receive a champion trophy, banner and team champion medals. Team runner-up will receive a runner-up trophy, banner and runner-up medals. Third place will receive a trophy and third place medals. Fourth place will receive medals. Teams 5-8 will receive participant medals. All participating teams will receive a picture plaque. Boys’ Individual Champion will receive a champion medal. Runner-up through 8th place will receive a medal. All participants will receive a picture plaque.
Girls’ State Level - Team champions will receive a championship trophy, roses, championship t-shirts and six (6) championship medals and coins. Team runners-up will receive a runner-up trophy, runner-up medals and coins. Third place will receive a trophy and coins. Fourth-eighth place will receive a fourth-place trophy and coins. Teams 5-8 will receive participation trophies and coins. The girls individual champion will receive a t-shirt, trophy, medal, coin, and rose. Individual 2nd - 8th place will receive a medal. All state participants will receive participation coins.
The oil patterns at Cadillac Lanes and Maple Lanes are the standard “THS” (Typical House Shot), which provides a high-scoring pace and consistency across the bowling center.
Teams are allowed a maximum of seven (7) bowlers including substitute and two (2) coaches through the pass gate at Cadillac. Individual qualifiers are allowed one (1) coach at Maple.
COMPETITORS STANDING: Competitors should be seated when they are not bowling. It is difficult for spectators to see if all the bowlers are standing.
ALTERNATE SHADOW BALLS: Alternates for the baker games will be allowed two shadow balls prior to the start of team play.
RESURFACING BALLS: Ball altering during IHSAA/IGHSAU postseason competition isallowed only in accordance with USBC rules. Specifically altering of the surface is allowed in IHSAA/IGHSAU events between elimination rounds and breaks in play (fresh oil, new round, between bracket rounds, when warm-ups are allowed in between extended breaks in play). Lane rotation is not considered an extended break in play, or the end of a round. No surface adjustments are allowed during lane rotation.
Lanetalk App: To follow along with live results download the “Lanetalk” App in your Google Play or Apple App store. You will create a free profile and then select Maple Lanes (Individual) or Cadillac XBC (Team) to follow along with the competitions.
There will be a limited menu to expedite service times.
PICTURE PLAQUES (BOYS ONLY)
Each student athlete participating in the state tournament will receive a picture plaque. Both qualifying teams and individuals will have their pictures taken at the state tournament site(s) in the check-in areas. The photographer will be available at 7:30 am.
Official State Bowling merchandise and programs will be available on-site. Tournament merchandise will be sold by Fine Designs at both sites. Merchandise may also be ordered online at:
All spectators at state-sponsored bowling tournaments shall wear shirts and shoes. Shirts shall extend to the waist-area. Costume or character masks are not permitted.
Use of “laser light” pens by a spectator shall result in immediate ejection from the facility. With the understanding that a tournament bowling match is held as part of the educational environment, the Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union and the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association has adopted the following policies.
-Disrespectful conduct, including profanity, obscene gestures or comments, offensive remarks of a sexual nature, or other actions that demean individuals or the event.
-Throwing articles onto the contest area.
-Entering the contest area in protest or celebration.
-Physical confrontation involving contest officials, coaches/directors, contestants, or spectators.
-Spectator interference with the event.
-Use of artificial noisemakers, signs, or banners.
-Chants or cheers directed at the opponent.
SPECTATORS VIOLATING THESE POLICIES ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE VENUE
LADDERS & STEP LADDERS
For safety and security reason, the use of ladders, step ladders, stools or other similar items that allow for additional height above the floor are strictly prohibited.
The display or usage of balloons, banners, signs, hoops, placards or other paper debris is prohibited. Additionally, any object that could provide a safety concern (pom-poms on sticks, etc.) is prohibited, as is any artificial noisemakers (e.g. air horn, cowbells, keys, thunder sticks, etc.).
ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO POLICY
No alcohol or tobacco is to be sold or consumed on the grounds of any state tournament venue leased or provided to the Athletic Union for the purpose of conducting a state championship. Section 123.46 of the Iowa Code states: A person shall not possess or consume alcoholic liquors, wine or beer on public school property or while attending a public or private school-related function. A person shall not be intoxicated or simulate intoxication in a public place. A person violating this subsection is guilty of a simple misdemeanor.
No pets are permitted at events sanctioned by the IGHSAU OR IHSAA. Any person with a pet will be asked to leave. This policy shall comply with the provisions of Iowa Code 216c in that such a person with a disability or person training an assisted animal has the right to be accompanied by a service dog or an assisted animal under control. The person is liable for damage done to any premises or facility by a service dog or assisted animal.