ROSTER:
Minimum & maximum number of players per roster is 5 (minimum of 2 females). All players must have signed the Austin SSC Roster/Waiver form.  It is the responsibility of all team captains to ensure players are in compliance with this policy.  Teams have up until the third week of the season to make changes to their roster.  After the third week, rosters will be frozen.  Roster changes that require additional t-shirts will be subject to availability.  All roster changes must be communicated to and approved by Austin SSC.

WAIVERS:
In order to participate in the league, each player must sign the team waiver. Waivers can be downloaded by clicking here. Captains need to print, have all players sign, and turn in the first night of play. Players not present the first week of play will still be required to sign a waiver with our staff before participating. An Austin SSC staff member will keep your team waiver at the field, or a new one can be printed out. Players who sign up as individuals, agree to the waiver electronically when they register.

PLAYER RESTRICTIONS:

A. All Austin SSC participants must be 21 years of age or older prior to their first scheduled game.
B. Players that have participated in Division 1 Collegiate or Professional sports must be a minimum of 2 years removed from participation to be eligible to play in a similar Austin SSC sport.
C. Players may only be on one roster for any given sport on a given night, regardless of if multiple divisions are offered.
D. Austin SSC reserves the right to request a photo ID from any player at any time for any reason.
E. Roster checks will be performed by an Austin SSC Gameday Coordinator at the request of the challenging team.  Only individual players may be challenged.  Entire teams may not be challenged.  The challenging team must provide legitimate reasons for submitting a roster check request.  Challenging teams must report their intention to initiate a roster check to an Austin SSC Official as soon as possible to ensure the preservation of playing time.   Teams lose the ability to challenge a player’s eligibility after the fifth frame.

DYNASTY RULE:
Everyone loves a little competition, but one team dominating a league season after season can spoil the fun for everybody.

If a team retaining more than 3 players has won 3 championships in consecutive seasons for which they have been registered, the SSC will have the option to, in its
discretion, request that team to form 2 or more separate teams to promote parity in the league or withdraw their registration. That team will then have the opportunity to form 2 separate teams with each subsequent roster approved by the SSC.

SPORTSMANSHIP:
We are all adults, and the Austin SSC expects all participants to act like it. Unsportsmanlike behavior may result in that player being ejected from the game. An ejection may result in further suspension from participation in current and / or future SSC sports. An ejected player(s) is required to leave the premises immediately – refusal to leave the premises may result in a team forfeit and / or increased length of suspension.

OVERLY COMPETITIVE PLAYERS:
All SSC sports are intended to be recreational. Any player who is deemed to be excessively competitive and/or overly aggressive may be removed from competition at the discretion of an SSC staff member.

GAME UNIFORMS:
Austin SSC t-shirts are your team’s uniforms. All players must wear their current Austin SSC uniform (past season’s uniforms are not permitted) to participate and any player not wearing his/her uniform will be will be sidelined for that game. Missing or swapped uniform players’ names will be taken and if they are not on your roster, a loss will be assessed for that game.

UNIFORM ALTERATIONS:
Names on uniforms, numbers, cut-off sleeves, corporate logos, etc, are permitted, as long as they do not cover any logos originally printed on the shirts.

POINTS AWARDED:
Win – 2 points…Tie – 1 point….Loss – 0 points.

GAME EQUIPMENT:
All bowling equipment (bowling balls, bowling alley shoes) will be provided by the bowling alley itself. The cost of rentals for each of these items is included in your registration fees (you will not have to pay to rent shoes on game nights). If you already own your own bowling ball and / or bowling-legal shoes, you may bring them to the alley.

FORMAT:
Each team will bowl two separate games each night for 5 weeks. The 5th week is posted after the 4th week ends. The top four teams enter into a playoff, and all other teams still play for positioning (5th vs 6th, 7th vs 8th, etc). The 10th game of the season will be the playoffs.

FORFEITS:
If a team is short the minimum number of players by game time, the game will be considered a forfeit. The minimum number of players needed to play an official game is three, one of which must be a female.

GAME RESCHEDULING POLICY:
In the event of inclement weather or any other event that causes games to be postponed, the Austin SSC will make every attempt to reschedule all games. In the event of multiple cancellations, the SSC reserves the option to shorten the regular season and/or the play-off schedule. Make-up games may be scheduled on days other than the regularly scheduled days of the week. Neither refunds nor pro-rated refunds will be given if the season is shortened due to inclement weather or due to actions taken by the venue.

BEGINNING OF GAME:
Depending on the venue, the names may already be in the computer when you arrive. The order does not matter as long as it is consistent for all frames of both games.

SCORING:
All five scores of the bowlers will be counted together to get one total score (no handicap). If a team is short one bowler, the missing bowler will be given a “vacant score” of 100. If short two bowlers, each will receive the same “vacant score” of 100.

SHOES / BOWLING BALLS:
All team members must pick up their shoes and pick out a ball BEFORE their scheduled start time in order to ensure every game is completed within one hour. Please notify the staff that you are with the Austin SSC Bowling league when requesting your shoes for the evening. You may bring your own equipment if you wish (may have to be lane approved).

FOOD / DRINKS:
All food and drinks can be purchased from the bowling alley and not brought in from the outside.

PLAYOFF TIEBREAKERS

1. Head to Head (3 or more clubs: HH best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs.)
2. Pin Fall
3. Record vs. Common Opponents
4. Strength of Schedule