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Regional 55+- 2015
Ontario 55+ Games
Ten Pin Bowling (Sept/14)

Districts are encouraged to follow the technical information and guidelines found within this manual at all times.  When changes are necessary at the District level, participants who qualify for Ontario 55+ Winter Games must be made aware that the following rules will be in use at Ontario 55+ Winter Games.


Two (2) Divisions:

Open Team (4) - Pins Over Average

Singles - Pins Over Average
Men 55+, Women 55+

Participants may compete in only one division at Ontario 55+ Winter Games.

The gold medal winners at the district level are eligible to attend the Ontario 55+ Winter Games; therefore, each district may send a maximum of six (6) participants.

Any persons not present at the scheduled commencement of play and throughout the competition are in default and are automatically disqualified from the competition. Competitors are obligated to complete the competition regardless of their record in the competition. If competitor or a team defaults part way through the competition, the results of those competitors will be removed from the standings. The organizers will have an extra team available to play as a “floater” team in case there is an uneven number of teams or in case a team defaults. This team’s results will not count in the final standings.

If there are any questions about rulings, the OSGA Winter Games Technical Manual will be considered correct.


District Games - Any person 55+ living in Ontario

Ontario 55+ Winter Games  - Gold Medal Winners - District competition

NOTE: Previous Ontario 55+ Summerand WInter Games and Canada Games winners are still eligible to compete at the District and Ontario 55+ Winter Games level.


  1. A minimum of three (3) games to be bowled at the district level, minimum of six (6) games at Winterfest over a two (2) day period (subject to availability of facilities).
  2. The schedule should be arranged so that participants that bowl in the morning of Day 1 rotate to bowl in the afternoon of Day 2 if the scheduling permits.

Determining the Winners

  1. Open Team Divisions: Pins over average:
  • Winners will be determined by utilizing the scores of all four (4) team members
  • If there is a tie for medal standings, the teams who are tied will bowl five (5) extra frames. If a tie still exists, medals will be given to both teams.
  1. Single Divisions: Pins over average:
  • Winners will be determined by utilizing the scores of the individual competitor.
  • If there is a tie for medal standings, the participants who are tied will bowl five (5) extra frames. If a tie still exists, medals will be given to both participants.


Gold (6)     One (1) per team member + one man + one women
Silver (6)    One (1) per team member + one man + one women
Bronze (6)  One (1) per team member + one man + one women 


Official rules and regulations of the Canadian Tenpin Federation shall apply, with the exceptions listed under “Tournament Set-Up” and “Ten Pin Bowling Rules Summary”.

Websites (see Officials on side menu, then Playing Rules on top menu)



  1. An air-conditioned, well illuminated room, with 10 -12 automated lanes if possible.


The Ontario Senior Games Association requires at minimum the following officials for Ontario 55+ Winter Games.

For District Games, the following are only a suggestion.  Participation numbers and availablity of volunteers may result in fewer officials being required.  Districts are encouraged to try to have the necessary officials to run the event successfully.

One (1) Activity Convenor
One (1) Judge for each lane
One (1) Master Scorer 

The host committee will ensure that all major officials have the required qualifications as specified by the Ontario Senior Games Association at least one (1) year prior to Ontario 55+ Winter Games. The host committee is also responsible for any other officials required to run this event.

  1. Each bowler will submit either: 

    a) Their bowling average based on a minimum of 12 games player or

    b) Their bowling average on the 3 games bowled in the qualifying district games, certified by a Bowling Centre Manager.

Only when this verified average is received will the team or individual bowlers be accepted for the event. 

2. District Coordinators or participants must be prepared to present qualifying averages if requested at Ontario 55+ Games. 

3. At the District Level ONLY, to involve non-league bowlers who have not bowled 12 games prior to the District Games, an average of 120 for women and 150 for men will be assigned. 

4. If a (1), team member is absent, the missing member’s average less 10% will be applied to each game and the team may continue to play for a medal. This applies only to pre-registered team members.