2022 STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS (IHSAA & IGHSAU)
TO: Bowling Coaches & Athletic Directors
SUBJECT: This memo contains important information to schools qualifying for the 2022 State Bowling Championships.
COACHES AND BOWLERS MEETINGLOCATIONS - Team Tournament at Cadillac Lanes & Individual Tournament at Maple Lanes – Waterloo, Iowa The state championships will be held on February 21, 22, 23.
Rotating three-day schedule (February 21, 22, 23 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 will be on sale at Varsity Bound at 10 a.m.. Tickets are $10 (plus processing fees) for each meet. The link to purchase is tickets is: https://ia.varsitybound.com/sports/gbo/2021-22/tickets. There will no cash sales at either state bowling venue.
PRACTICE AT CADILLAC & MAPLE LANES
Cadillac will have availability on Sunday February 20th as well as Monday and Tuesday evening after 6:30 pm They will offer a lane rental special (by reservation only): $25/lane for one hour, or $45/lane for 2 hours. Shoes and sales tax included. Schools that qualify for the state tournament will not be allowed to practice on the lanes assigned to them by the IHSAA/IGHSAU. Reservations can 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 and $45/lane for 2 hours. 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 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 filed roster will be allowed free admittance. They must be dressed in school attire and will not be allowed to sit in the bowling area with the bowlers, but will be able to sit with the coaching staff above their respective lanes.
Maple Lanes: Participants will enter through the restaurant entrance on the west side of the building. Only those names on the previously filed roster will be allowed free admittance. They must be dressed in school attire and will not be allowed to sit in the bowling area with the bowlers, Access will be limited.
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.
State Team Tournament: The eight teams would bowl 15 baker games. The total pins after 15 games would determine bracketing (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5). Teams would then play a best three of five baker games to advance to the semifinals and finals. The champion and runner-up would 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. 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 would advance to the semifinals and finals, where the champion and runner-up would be determined. In addition, a consolation match will be bowled to determine third and fourth place.
Boys’ State Level - Team Champion will receive a champion trophy, banner and six (6) team champion medals. Team runner-up will receive a runner-up trophy, banner and six (6) runner-up medals. Third place will receive a trophy and six (6) 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. Team runners-up will receive a runner-up trophy and runner-up medals. Third place will receive a trophy and third-place medals. Fourth place will receive a fourth-place trophy and medals. Teams 5-8 will receive participation trophies and medals. The girls individual champion will receive a t-shirt, trophy, medal and rose. All state participants will receive medals.
Schools with state tournament individual qualifiers will receive $.44 per mile one way. Schools with a qualifying state tournament team will receive $1.25 per mile one way.
The oil patterns will at Cadillac and Maple Lanes are the standard “THS” (Typical House Shot), which provides a high-scoring pace and consistency across the bowling center. The Maple Lanes
Teams are allowed a maximum of six (6) bowlers and two (2) coaches through the pass gate. Individual qualifiers are allowed one (1) coach.
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.
All spectators at state-sponsored bowling tournaments shall wear shirts and shoes. Shirts shall extend to the waist-area. 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.