Singles mixed, ladies receive 8 pins handicap per game. As a consequense of this handicap the maximum scratch game for women is 292. The tournament is open to all athletes owning a current international licence issued by their respective national federation (IBF).
Dolfijn | the plays to be, Ringbaan Oost 2a, Tilburg, The Netherlands (map)
6 games American Style, changing lanes after each game. There will be a maximum of two athletes per lane.
Re-entry is allowed. In case of a re-entry the highest qualification counts, the other scores will not count for the main qualification standing. Maximum one entry and maximum two re-entries can be pre-ordered.
1 game European Style.
40 athletes will qualify for the final steps.
Athletes positioned 1-4 in the qualification standing will qualify for the final step 3, seeded 1-4
36 athletes will qualify for the final step 1, which is:
- Athletes positioned 5-30 in the qualification standing
- Athletes positioned 1-6 in a separate standing for the squads conducted on 4-7 February 2024
- Athletes positioned 1-4 in the Desperado standing
Athletes are qualified in the order A-B-C
The six athletes qualified from B, are the six highest positioned athletes not qualified from A
Final step 1
36 athletes will play 4 games starting from scratch
Top 24 will qualify for the final step 2, with pinfall carried over
Athletes not continuing will be ranked 29-40 according to their final positions after step 1
Final step 2
24 athletes will play 4 games with pinfall carried over from Step 1. Top 12 will qualify for the final step 3, seeded 5-16
Athletes not continuing will be ranked 17-28 according to their final positions after step 2
Seeding for the final steps 3-4
In step 3, the athletes are seeded as presented above
In step 4, the athletes will be seeded according to a standing produced by the 8 two games totals for athletes qualified from step 3
Matching in the final step 3-5
In each of the steps 3-5, there will be 4 athletes in each pool.
In step 3 the four pools will be composed as follows:
Pool 1 will include athletes seeded 1, 8, 9 and 16
Pool 2 will include athletes seeded 2, 7, 10 and 15
Pool 3 will include athletes seeded 3, 6, 11 and 14
Pool 4 will include athletes seeded 4, 5, 12 and 13
In step 4 the two pools will be composed as follows:
Pool 5 will include athletes seeded 1, 4, 5 and 8
Pool 6 will include athletes seeded 2, 3, 6 and 7
In step 5 the one pool (7) will be composed by the 4 athletes qualified to the step.
Each pool will be assigned to a pair of lanes
Two games will be played in each step starting from scratch, total pin fall to count
Final step 3
There will be 4 pools of 4 athletes
Top two from each pool will qualify for the final step 4
The remaining 8 athletes will be ranked 9-16 according to their scores in the step
Final step 4
There will be 2 pools of 4 athletes
Top two from each pool will qualify for the final step 5
The remaining 4 athletes will be ranked 5-8 according to their scores in the step
Final step 5
There will be 1 pool of 4 athletes
The athletes will be ranked 1-4 according to their scores in the step
Tournament tie rules
The highest positioned athlete will be the athlete scoring the highest last game. If a tie still exists, the highest positioned athlete will be the athlete with the highest second last game etc.
A tie influencing who will qualify for the first final step will be broken by playing a 9th and 10th frame roll off, repeated until the tie is broken.
Final Step 1 and 2
Ties influencing who will qualify for the next final step will be broken by playing a 9th and 10th frame roll off, repeated until the tie is broken. In all other tie situations in step 1 and 2, a procedure similar to the procedure for the qualification will be followed.
Final Step 3-4
Ties influencing who will qualify for the next final step will be broken by playing a 9th and 10th frame roll off, repeated until the tie is broken. For all other ties in the final step 3-4, the seeding number for the step will decide the order.
Final Step 5
Any tie will be broken by playing a 9th and 10th frame roll off, repeated until the tie is broken.
Ranking Points EBT 2024:
In this tournament the top 50 men and top 50 women will be awarded triple ranking points for the European Bowling Tour 2024. Ranking will be determined as followed:
1. Position in the tournament.
2. When bowlers are eliminated in the same round; ranking in that round.
Top 8 men and top 8 women of the European Bowling Tour 2024 will qualify for the EBT Masters 2025.
Please see the Playing Schedule.
The tournament directors decision will be final in all cases not covered by the present rules.