This is a variation on the more popular, ten pin bowling game. Both the 5 pin and ten pin bowling games are available in most bowling alleys in Canada.
In 5 pin bowling, the bowling pins are 25% smaller than in ten pin. The bowling ball itself is hand-sized, completely without holes and is easy to roll. At the end of the bowling lane, five pins are arranged in a V shape. The purpose of the game is to roll the ball down the lane and knock all the pins down.
Participants do not have to qualify through regional play-offs. Entry forms and fees may be sent directly to the AAIM Games office. Entry forms are available through the office or website.
(TEAM EVENT & INDIVIDUAL EVENT) OPEN
Mixed Team Event: 55+, 65+, 75+
- teams can be a mixture of men and/or women in any ratio
Women’s Singles: 55+, 65+, 75+, 85+
Mens Singles: 55+, 65+, 75+, 85+
MINIMUM # OF ENTRIES RECOMMENDED
Team: 10 Teams Total
Singles: 3 Individuals/Age Category.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Rules set by the Canadian 5 Pin Bowling Association will apply with the following amendments:
There will be a head judge identified at the start of the tournament. The host community will supply scorekeepers for each lane.
Bowling shoes must be worn. Personalized bowling balls may only be used by the owner to a limit of two - these are the responsibility of the owner. Registration of personalized balls is recommended but not required. Contact the Manitoba Five Pin Bowling Federation for ball registration information.
TYPE OF DRAW
Winners will be determined by highest pins over average total for the three games.
TIE BREAKING SYSTEM
In the event of a tie, the bowlers will play one game until the tie is broken.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded for first, second, and third place, respectively. Five medals per team will be awarded. Medals will be presented immediately following the event or at a central location at a predetermined time.