CDYST Scholarship Eliminator Rules
The CDYST Scholarship Eliminator runs concurrent with the qualifying round of the main tournament. Each entrant will bowl against the rest of the eliminator field starting with the first game. After Game 1, the top half of the bowlers will advance, while the remainder will be eliminated. Then, using their scores from Game 2 only, the top half of those remaining bowlers will advance, and so on. If there is an odd number of bowlers in a round, no less than 50% will advance to the next round. For example, if there are 12 entries, the eliminator will run as follows:
Game 1: 12 bowlers, with the top 6 scores advancing
Game 2: 6 bowlers, with the top 3 scores advancing
Game 3: 3 bowlers, with the top 2 scores advancing
Game 4: 2 bowlers, with the higher score winning the top prize and the lower score winning the 2nd prize.
If there are 8 or fewer entries, the eliminator will play out over the first 3 games in the qualifying round, with only the winner earning a scholarship prize. The scholarship prize ratio will be a minimum of 1 for every 8 entries in the eliminator. The results of the Scholarship Eliminator are completely independent and in no way affect the main tournament standings.
Please note that under the Junior Gold format (6-game qualifying round), the Scholarship Eliminator will play out over the first four games in the qualifying round.