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Tournament Schedule 2023

Published in Seniors Open 2023

Qualification squads

Wednesday 4th October 2023

13.00: Squad 1, 6 games

17.00: Squad 2, 6 games

21.00: Squad 3, 6 games

Thursday 5th October 2023

09.00: Squad 4, 6 games

13.00: Squad 5, 6 games

17.00: Squad 6, 6 games

Friday 6th October 2023

09.00: Squad 7, 6 games

13.00: Squad 8, 6 games

17.00: Squad 9, 6 games

Saturday 7th October 2023

09.00: Squad 10, 6 games

13.00: Squad 11(*), 6 games

17.00: Desperado, 1 game

(*) 20 spots in squad 11 will be blocked strictly for re-entries

Schedule for the final steps

Sunday 8th October 2023

09.00: Final Stage 1

11.00: Final Stage 2

13.00: Final Stage 3

14.00: Final Stage 4

15.00: Final Stage 5

16.00: Final Stage 6 (if Top 36 Qualify)

 

 

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26th Malta Senior Open 2023

Published in Seniors Open 2023

 

 

The Seniors Malta Open is back 

Dates: Wednesday 4th October to Sunday 8th October 2023

Venue: Eden SuperBowl in St. Julians, Malta

The tournament is open to all bowlers who are current members in a National Association/Federation.

 

Senior Open Rules

DIRECTOR: The director of the tournament shall be the Manager of the Eden SuperBowl, whose decision on all matters will be final, subject to an appeal to the MTBA and ETBF.

ELIGIBILITY: This Tournament is open to all bowlers who are current members in good standing of a bona fide National Association/Federation, and are at least 50yrs of age on the first day of competition.

BONUS POINTS: Every participant will be awarded bonus points, according to age, for each and every game, as indicated hereunder:
50yrs – Scratch. 51 and over - 1 bonus point/year (51=1 point, 52=2 points etc), no limit.

MIXED DIVISION: Male and female competitors will bowl in one mixed division, and a further bonus of 10 pins per game will be awarded to all female competitors throughout, over and above any age bonus they may have as per above.

TIES: In the event of a tie in the Qualification Round, Final Stage 1 or Final Stage 2, the player with the highest last game shall take the highest position. If a tie still exists, then the player with the highest penultimate game shall take the higher position, and so on until the tie is broken. In the event of a tie in the Any Game Turbos or Desperado Squad the bowler with the highest position from the Qualification Round shall take the higher position. In the event of a tie in any of the Knock-Out stages or Grand Final, a one ball roll off on a full set of pins will be played, repeated until the tie is broken.

REFUSAL TO BOWL: Should a player refuse to bowl at the correct pace at any stage of the tournament his/her game may be declared forfeited by the Tournament Director. If a bowler refuses to bowl his next frame during the step ladder finals, that game shall be declared forfeited and the bowler concerned shall receive the prize monies of the loser of that match.

DISPUTES: A provisional ball will be rolled in the case of a dispute which cannot be decided on the spot. Any protests must be submitted in writing to the tournament Director within 30 minutes of the game in which the infraction occurred.

GENERAL: All competitors must register at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled bowling time. Bowlers who have not registered at the time practice starts, shall be disqualified and replaced by the next reserve in the Qualifying Round or Desperado Squad. Bowlers arriving late for the other stages will be permitted to bowl from the current frame onwards - no replacements will be allowed. Any bowler who may be, in the opinion of the Tournament Director, under the influence of alcohol at any time during the course of bowling, will be disqualified. If a bowler is caught smoking during a game, the penalty will be zero pinfall in that game. If a bowler is caught smoking between two games of a block of games, the penalty will be zero pinfall in the succeeding game. All competitors must be suitably dressed during play. Jeans and sleeveless shirts are prohibited, and any shorts worn by male competitors must be of a suitable length, i.e. 3/4 length (below the knee).

FEES:

Entry fee

2 squads must be purchased (same day purchases accepted):

Any Wednesday Squad €75

Any Thursday Squad    €75

Any Friday Squad        €95

Any Saturday Squad    €95

Re-entry fee

Any Wednesday & Thursday Squads € 45 for 6 games

Any Friday & Saturday Squads €65 for 6 games

Desperado fee

€ 35

Turbo

€ 15

ALL FEES MUST BE PREPAID AT THE TOURNAMENT OFFICE

Tournament Format & Qualification

QUALIFYING ROUND:

Regular qualification will be over 12 games (two series of 6 games).

6-game re-entries (unlimited, subject to availability) will be possible in order to replace both initial series. I.E. The best 2 series will be considered for the Qualifying Total. Re-entry reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, with waiting lists made where necessary.

ANY GAME TURBO:
The Any Game Turbo is an athlete's high game, including bonus, within any six-game series where an Any Game Turbo entry has been registered. For all twelve initial qualifying games to be included, two Any Game Turbo entries will be required (one for each six-game series).

DESPERADO SQUAD:
1 game, immediately after the final qualifying squad (Squad H).

Lanes will not be re-dressed for the Desperado Squad. There will be no lane alternation i.e. Deperado athletes will bowl all ten frames on the same lane. There will be a 5-minute practice session before the Desperado game begins.

Qualification if up to 100 Entries received (A)

28 Athletes will qualify for the Final Stages as follows:

Qualifying Round: Top 20 athletes go through to the Final Stages as follows:
- Positions 1-4 will automatically go through to Final Stage 3, seeded 1-4
- Positions 5-8 will automatically go through to Final Stage 2
- Positions 9-20 will continue in Final Stage 1
Any Game Turbo: Top 4 Turbo Athletes will qualify in positions 21–24 for Final Stage 1
Desperado Squad: Top 4 Desperados will qualify in positions 25-28 for Final Stage 1

Final Stage 1
20 athletes will play 4 games, starting from scratch.
Top 8 will go through to Final Stage 2.
Non-qualifiers from this stage shall be ranked 17-28 accordingly.

Final Stage 2
12 athletes will play 4 games, starting from scratch.
Top 4 will go through to Final Stage 3, seeded 5-8.
Non-qualifiers from this stage shall be ranked 9-16 accordingly.

Final Stage 3 (Quarter Finals)
8 athletes will play 2 games Knockout matches for total pin fall.
The losing quarter-finalists shall be ranked 5-8 according to their previous seeding.

 

MATCH 1 MATCH 2 MATCH 3 MATCH 4
1st vs 8th
2nd vs 7th 3rd vs 6th 4th vs 5th

The 4 defeated bowlers from this stage will be ranked from 5th to 8th in the final standings, according to their previous qualifying positions.

 

FINAL STAGE 4 – KNOCK OUT:

The 4 winning bowlers from Final Stage 3 will be reseeded 1st to 4th according to their previous seeded positions, and play further 2-Game Knock-Out matches for total pinfall:

MATCH 1 MATCH 2
1st vs 4th 2nd vs 3rd

The 2 defeated bowlers from this stage will be ranked from 3rd to 4th in the final standings, according to their previous qualifying positions.

 

FINAL STAGE 5 – GRAND FINAL:
A 2-Game Knock-Out match for total pinfall will decide the Champion, and Runner Up of the 2020 Senior Malta Open Championship.

 

Qualification if over 100 Entries received

36 Bowlers will qualify for the Final Stages as follows:
Qualifying Round - Top 28 bowlers go through to the Final Stages
- Positions 1-6 will automatically go through to Final Stage 3
- Positions 7-12 will automatically go through to Final  Stage 2
- Positions 13-28 will continue in Final Stage 1
Any Game Turbo – Top 4 Turbo bowlers will qualify in positions 29–32 for Final Stage 1
Desperado Squad - Top 4 bowlers will qualify in positions 33-36 for Final Stage 1 

 

Final Stage 1
24 athletes will play 4 games, starting from scratch.
Top 12 will go through to Final Stage 2.
Non-qualifiers from this stage shall be ranked 25-36 accordingly.

Final Stage 2
18 athletes will play 4 games, starting from scratch.
Top 10 will go through to Final Stage 3.
Non-qualifiers from this stage shall be ranked 17-24 accordingly.

Final Stage 3
16 athletes will play 2 games Knock-Outs for total pin fall, including any bonuses.
The top 6 athletes from the Qualifying Round will be seeded 1-6 for this stage, while the 10 qualifiers from Final Stage 2 shall be seeded 7-16.
Non-qualifiers from this stage shall then be ranked 9-16 according to their previous seeding.

MATCH 1       MATCH 2       MATCH 3       MATCH 4
1st vs 16th      2nd vs 15th      3rd vs 14th      4th vs 13th


MATCH 5       MATCH 6       MATCH 7       MATCH 8
5th vs 12th      6th vs 11th      7th vs 10th      8th vs  9th


Final Stage 4 (Quarter Finals)
The 8 winning athletes from the Final Stage 3 will be reseeded 1-8 according to their previous seeding, and play further 2 games Knock-Out matches for total pin fall.
The losing quarter-finalists shall be ranked 5-8 according to their previous seeding.

MATCH 1       MATCH 2       MATCH 3       MATCH 4
1st vs 8th        2nd vs 7th       3rd vs 6th        4th vs 5th

Final Stage 5 (Semi Finals)
The 4 winning athletes from Final Stage 4 will be reseeded 1-4 according to their previous seeding, and play further 2 games Knock-Out matches for total pin fall.
The losing Semi-Finalists shall be ranked 3 and 4 according to their previous seeding.

MATCH 1                 MATCH 2
1st vs 4th                  2nd vs 3rd


Final Stage 6 (Grand Final)
A 2 Games Knock-Out match for total pin fall will decide the Champion and the Runner Up, of the 23rd Malta Senior Open 2020.

 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday 4th October 2023

13.00: Squad 1, 6 games

17.00: Squad 2, 6 games

21.00: Squad 3, 6 games

 

Thursday 5th October 2023

09.00: Squad 4, 6 games

13.00: Squad 5, 6 games

17.00: Squad 6, 6 games

 

Friday 6th October 2023

09.00: Squad 7, 6 games

13.00: Squad 8, 6 games

17.00: Squad 9, 6 games

 

Saturday 7th October 2023

09.00: Squad 10, 6 games

13.00: Squad 11(*), 6 games

16.00: Desperado, 1 game

 20 spots in squad 11 will be blocked strictly for re-entries

 

Sunday 8th October 2023 - Final Stages

Final Stage 1 - 09:00hrs - 20/24 Bowlers, 4 Games

Final Stage 2 - 11:00hrs - 12/18 Bowlers, 4 Games

Final Stage 3 - 13:00hrs - Top 8/16, 2 Game Knockout

Final Stage 4 - 14:00hrs - Top 4/8, 2 Game Knockout

Final Stage 5 - 15:00hrs - Top 2 Grand Final 2 Game Knockout if 100 applicants / Top 4 Semi Finals 2 Game Knockout if over 100 applicants

Final Stage 6 - 16:00hrs - Top 2 Grand Final 2 Game Knockout - if over 100 applicants

 

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Handicap Doubles 2023

Published in Malta Open 2023 - General


 

 

DOWNLOAD THE FULL ENTRY FORM HERE

Or click here to apply online: Online Application form

 

Eligibility:
This is an open Doubles event, but reference will be given to participants of the 2023 Malta Open Championships. Bowlers may participate more than once provided that they bowl with different partners each time.

Handicaps:
The highest available average from the qualifying round of the Malta Open will be utilized for this event, or a proven national average if this is not applicable, i.e. the entrant did not bowl in the Malta Open. Handicap calculation will be based on 90% the highest qualifying average from Round 1 of the Malta Open and will be announced prior to the H’cap Doubles. The maximum individual handicap will be 40pins per game. Entrants with no available average as per this criteria will play scratch.

Format:
Each team will bowl four games for total pinfall plus handicap. The team obtaining the highest overall pinfall shall be declared the winners.

Ties:
In the event of a tie, the team with the highest scratch pinfall will take the higher position. Should this also result in a tie, then the team with the highest last game including handicap will take the higher position, or penultimate game, and so on until the tie is broken.

Schedule:

Monday 5th June 2023:               Sq A – 9:30  Sq B – 12:00  Sq C – 14:30  Sq D  17.00

Entries will be accepted strictly on a first come, first served basis.

Fees:
An all inclusive entry fee of €60.00 per team will be charged.

Prize Fund:

  Cash Prize Fund By Minimum Number Of Teams*
  20 (min) 25 30 35 40 45 50
Pos'n              
1st €420 €525 €570 €660 €720 €800 €900
2nd €210 €265 €315 €370 €390 €430 €480
3rd €125 €155 €190 €220 €200 €230 €250
4th €85 €105 €125 €150 €170 €190 €210
5th     €65 €75 €130 €150 €170
6th         €70 €80 €90
Total €840 €1,050 €1,265 €1,475 €1,680 €1,880 €2,100
 

* This cash prize will be guaranteed based on the number of participating teams as indicate. The organisers reserve the right to revise this in the event that less than 20 teams take part.

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InterContinental - Malta

Published in Malta Open 2023 - General

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May/June 2023 Rates: per room per night*
Per Room BB €180.00
* All room rates are quoted in Euros, per room, include VAT and exclude Eco Contribution
 *Eco Contribution of 50c per person per night capped at €5.00 (not included)
Dates: 30th May - 6th June 2023
Link & Rates valid for stays booked between the above dates.

 

IMPORTANT INFO FOR BOOKING:

In order to benefit from thes very special rates please click here: Intercontinental Malta and follow the prompts.

 

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