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​​​​South Point  Senior Shootout

November 15 - 19, 2021

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​​​2021 South Point Super Senior Shootout

Event Formats


SOUTH POINT 35' CHALLENGE

Qualifying
     Six games across twelve lanes on a 35’ pattern.  Three in ten (or a maximum of 36) plus the top eight Super-Duper Seniors (age 70 and over) below the cut line advance to the Cashers' Round.  Qualifying Leader (or leaders in the event of a tie for Qualifying Leader) is/are automatically seeded into Stepladder Finals.
Cashers’ Round
     Re-oil lanes.  Drop all pins.  Players (including the Qualifying Leader(s)) bowl four games across eight lanes.  Top eight advance to Stepladder Finals.  If the Qualifying Leader(s) is/are not in the top eight after completion of the Cashers’ Round, that/those player(s) will be seeded respectively in the lowest positions for the Stepladder Finals and the remaining Stepladder Finals spots will be filled from the Cashers’ Round.
8-Player Stepladder Finals
     In each match prior to the Championship:

  •  Two players will start the match on the left lane, one player will start the match on the right lane
  •  The highest seed will have starting lane and bowling order choice.  The next higher seed will have starting lane choice.  The lowest seed will be assigned the remaining starting lane and position.
  • The first player on the left lane will start and finish the match first.
  •  In the Championship match(es), the #1 seed will choose which bowler starts the match on the left lane.

Match 1: Single game including Seeds 6, 7, and 8.  Highest score advances.  Players not advancing finish 7th and 8th respectively.
Match 2: Single game including Match 1 winner and Seeds 4 and 5.  Highest score advances.  Players not advancing finish 5th and 6th respectively.
Match 3: Single game including Match 2 winner and Seeds 2 and 3.  Highest score advances.  Players not advancing finish 3rd and 4th respectively.

Championship:  One or two single game matches including Match 3 winner and #1 Seed.  If the Qualifying Leader is also the Cashers’ Round leader, that player must be defeated twice.  The Championship match winner is the South Point 35' Challenge Champion.


SOUTH POINT 43' CHALLENGE

Qualifying
     Six games across twelve lanes on a 43’ pattern.  The top 20 qualifiers plus 4 Super-Duper Seniors (with 72 entries or more) advance to the Match Play Round.  With a full field of 120 competitors, 36 players plus the top eight Super-Duper Seniors not advancing to the South Point 43' Challenge Match Play Finals cash.
Match Play
     Qualifying pinfall carries over.  Re-oil lanes.  5-game Modified Match Play with 30 bonus pins added to each single game victory (15 bonus pins for ties).  Fifth Round is a Position Round and the player assigned the left lane will start the match.  Top five advance to Stepladder Finals.
5-Player Stepladder Finals 
     Single game elimination with 5th place bowling 4th place; winner bowling 3rd place, etc. The higher seed may choose which player will begin the match on the left lane.  The Championship match winner is the South Point 43' Challenge Champion.

SOUTH POINT SUPER SENIOR SHOOTOUT CHAMPIONSHIP


      The top thirty-two players as determined by their composite qualifying positions from the two previous Challenge events earn a spot in the SPSSS Championship Elimination Bracket Finals.  Qualifiers 1 through 8 earn two byes; qualifiers 9 through 16 earn one bye.  Seeding position ties are resolved using each player's total 12-game pinfall from the two Challenge Event Qualifying rounds.  The 43’ pattern will be on the left lane and the 35’ pattern will be on the right lane of each pair.  In each round, the higher seed may decide which player begins the match on the left lane.
Bracket Round 1:  Seeds 17 to 32 are matched in a seeded (17 vs 32, 18 vs 31, etc.) best-of-five one-game match.  Eight winners advance.
Bracket Round 2:  Winners from Bracket Round 1 are matched against seeds 9 through 16 in a seeded best-of-five one-game match.  Eight winners advance.
Bracket Round 3:  Winners from Bracket Round 2 are matched against seeds 1 through 8 in a seeded best-of-five one-game match.  Eight winners advance.
Bracket Round 4:  Winners from Bracket Round 3 compete in a best-of-three one-game match.  Four winners advance.
Semi-Final:  Winners from Bracket Round 4 compete in a one-game match on the same pair of lanes.  Two winners advance.
Championship:  Winners from the Semi-Final compete in a one-game match.  The Championship match winner is the South Point Super Senior Shootout Champion.


STEVE COOK'S BOWLING SUPPLY SWEEPER

   Four games across eight lanes.  Two game will be bowled on each of the two patterns to be used in the Challenge events.  Final standings determined by total four-game pinfall.  Prize payout is 1 in 3 plus 2 Super-Duper Seniors.  Limited to 84 entries.  Entry fee is $80.00.

SUPER-DUPER CENTURY DOUBLES

     Using the scores bowled during Challenge Event Qualifying or the Steve Cook's Bowling Supply Sweeper, a player may team up with other bowlers (forming doubles teams) in a total pins competition in each event .  The caveat:  the combined ages of the players comprising each team must equal 130 or more.  Teams may only enter once.  The cost is $20.00 per team and the prize payout is one prize for every five teams.


SOUTH POINT SUPER-DUPER SENIOR SHOOTING STAR

     South Point Hotel has generously provided for a prize of $250.00, in addition to any prize money already earned, to the Super-Duper Senior player (age 70 and over) with the lowest composite finishing positions in each of the three major events: South Point 35' Challenge, South Point 43' Challenge, and the South Point Super Senior Shootout Championship.  That player will be recognized as the "South Point Super-Duper Senior Shooting Star".