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Tournament Rules


Rules of the Military Bowling Championships (MBC) stated herein, and those of the USBC will govern all participants. The High Roller (HR) manager will have the right to resolve all questions and disputes. All decisions shall be final unless an appeal is made in accordance with Rule 329.


The MBC is primarily a team event with teams comprised of 6 players. Individuals can only be on one team. Team, Doubles and Singles are 4-game events. Squads may be added.


All events are scratch. Competition is in 3 Divisions Active/Vets, Retired or Senior Retired. If a team has at least 1 Active Duty or Vet who is not retired, that team will bowl in the Active Duty division. If a team is comprised of Retired and Senior Retired members, that team will bowl in the Retired division. To bowl in the Senior Retired division, all team members must be at least 60 years old by to January 20, 2020 and be retired. HR manager must approve any roster changes prior to bowling. In Team, Singles & Doubles, each participant may enter only once.


Once competition has begun, subs are allowed providing the sub is not on another team. Players can only compete in one division.


Purses are determined by adding scores from Team, Singles & Doubles separately by each division.


All prizes will be mailed by Tuesday, January 28. Prizes earned will be paid with High Roller check. Of the $170 entry fee, $30 is lineage, $15 is for tournament expense, approximately $23 is for operational expense and approximately $102 is prize money returned 100%. Prizes include trophies, plaques, pennants, lapel pins, gifts and other awards and displays.

Tournament Conduct

The HR manager shall have the right to reassign participants, if for any reason, the MBC cannot be completed on all or some of the lanes, or on the dates drawn in any round. If by fire, war, weather conditions, gas shortage, water damage, labor unrest, terrorism acts or threats, mechanical malfunctions, acts of God, etc., it becomes impossible to conduct the MBC and/or companion events, all unused portions of entry fees shall be returned.

IRS Reporting

It is the tournament’s legal obligation to report an individual’s earnings (not profit) of $600 and over, including Brackets and Sidepots. 1099 forms will be issued to those players.


All entry fees can be refunded 100% with notice to the HR manager of at least 24 hours before bowling starts. Hotel fees can be refunded with 48 hours notice of scheduled check-in date. Once competition begins, refunds are at the discretion of the HR manager. Once a player has competed in any event, including Sweepers, they may not receive a refund for Team, Singles or Doubles unless replaced.

Event Status

Regardless of personal status or age, each player bowls singles and doubles in the same division that they bowled the team event.

Sweeper Status

Players may bowl in the Wednesday Sweeper by personal status instead of their team’s division but only in one center. At South Point Plaza, players can bowl in Retired or Senior Retired Sweeper but not both. Players in either Retired division cannot bowl in the AD/Vets Sunday Sweeper.

Closing Date

Closing date to enter is January 19, 2020, or upon full field.

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