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CDYST Code of Conduct

One of the goals of the CDYST is to provide fun and professional-style tournaments for all youth bowlers.  Therefore, we expect them to act accordingly so that everybody can have a positive experience.  First of all, we understand that as kids, your primary objectives are fun, achievement, and camaraderie.  Thus, we encourage any and all of positive enthusiasm that does not negatively impact the tournament. Having said that, we ask that the following guidelines be followed:


General Information:

  • Arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the tournament starting time to check-in
  • One-lane courtesy will be enforced
  • Use common courtesy when others are bowling
  • When switching pairs during competition, please do not place bowling balls on the ball return of your next pair or crowd other bowlers finishing their games
  • Support the host bowling centers and sponsors that make the CDYST possible


Attire: To portray a professional environment, collared shirts are required. It is preferred that bowlers have their name on the back of their shirt and wear clean slacks. Jeans that are clean and not torn are acceptable but not encouraged. No t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, clothing with objectionable material or promotion of alcohol or tobacco products will be permitted.  No hats may be worn during tournament competition.

Penalty: Unless violation is corrected, a bowler will not be allowed to participate.


Scoring: During competition, a tournament official must be notified to make any scoring changes on automatic scoring consoles. All bowlers are responsible for accurately completing their scorecards.  Should a scoring error be made, a tournament director must be notified and initial the correction. To ensure the most efficient standings updates throughout the event, all scorecards are to remain in the settee area.

Penalty for cheating: Immediate disqualification and suspension from future tournaments


Bowling Center Equipment: All of our host bowling centers are one of our biggest sponsors and that work with us very closely to organize CDYST events. In response, we expect everybody to respect the venues.  It is therefore the responsibility of all bowlers to not abuse or damage any bowling center equipment or deface any property.

Penalty for Offense: A minor offense will result in a warning; a second offense during the season or an offense resulting in damage will result in immediate disqualification and possible suspension.


Foul Language: Not only does using foul language during competition make a bowler look foolish, but it also shows poor sportsmanship and infringes upon the experiences of fellow bowlers.  It is therefore unacceptable to use any sort of audible foul language during the tournament.

Penalty for offense: Depending on the severity of the violation a bowler will be warned, receive a scoring penalty (such as a zero for any frame(s) where offense(s) occurred), or immediate disqualification


Fighting: Any bowlers who are fighting will be immediately disqualified and suspended for the remainder of the season.


Final Notes: The items identified above are merely guidelines that will be enforced by tournament staff. Violations and other matters not directly addressed will ultimately be handled at their discretion. By no means is our priority to be on the lookout for offenders. However, these guidelines will provide the means for all bowlers, their families and friends, and the host centers, to have a positive experience with the CDYST. If there are any questions regarding this code of conduct, please bring them to the attention of a tournament director.


Good Luck, Have Fun, and

Thank You for Bowling with the CDYST!


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