Tournament Rules

The Deep South Bowl is a weekend consisting of a variety of individual, double, trio, and team events all with individual prize funds paid out at the end of each squad.  Mixed events require at least 1 male and 1 female.  UBA and non-UBA members are welcome.  UBA members are encouraged to wear their team jerseys.  

ENTRY FEE: $50.00 per person, per event.  A $20.00 deposit per person, per event is required to hold your spot.  Deposits will be accepted online beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7pm and close Thursday, March 11,2021.  Only walk-in entries willb e accepted after March 11, 2021.

WALK IN ENTRIES:  Walk-Ins will only be allowed based on lane availability.  Fee will increase to $60/per person per event.

MAXIMUM ENTRIES: This tournament will be limited to the max paid entries listed in the "List of Events" tab for each event.  Prize fund will be returned 100%

PAYOUT RATIO: 1:5 will cash. 

DEPOSITS: Fully refundable until March 11, 2021.  No deposits will be refunded after that date.   

TEAM LINEUPS: Team lineups will be due no later than March 11, 2021.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT: All events are handicap (except Sport Shot Singles) with an optional scratch entry at check-in.  Check-In will begin 1 hour prior to each squad.


(1)  Highest book average from the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 season of 21 or more games, including summer. 

(2)  CURRENT league average if 10+ pins or higher

(3)  Re-rated average if bowler has been re-rated in ANY tournament (whether or not the re-rate was accepted) in the past 12 months. 

(4) If no average available under these rules, bowler will bowl scratch.  

Failure to report current or rerated average will result in disqualification, forfeiture of entry fees, and possible banishment from future events. 

Handicap will be 80% of 220.  

Baker handicap will be 1/4 of the total team handicap per baker game. 

TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RERATE ANY BOWLER AT ANY TIME.  Any re-rates during the tournament are NOT retroactive and will only apply to any future games bowled.


  • The Baker Format requires each bowler to alternate frames to combine for one score on a single lane.

  • Bowlers will bowl in the following order:


1              Bowler A

2              Bowler B

3              Bowler C

4              Bowler D

5              Bowler A

6              Bowler B

7              Bowler C

8              Bowler D

9              Bowler A

10            Bowler B


DEEP SOUTH BOWL OPTIONAL SINGLES POT: Each squad (excluding no-tap and sport shot singles) serves as a qualifier for the weekend-long optional singles (NOTE: This will pay out at the conclusion of the tournament).  There are four separate divisions:

Unisex Scratch (open to male and female bowlers)

Unisex Handicap (open to male and female bowlers averaging 220 and under)

Women's Scratch (open to all female bowlers)

Women's Handicap (open to all female bowlers averaging 220 and under)

Cost: $10 per division per qualifying squad.  Bowlers may cash TWICE in each applicable division.  Payout is returned to bowlers 100%; payout ratio is 1 in 5.  

LATE BOWLERS: Bowlers that are late will receive a 0 for each frame missed.  NO make-up frames allowed.

BRACKETS/SIDE POTS:  Optional Brackets and Side pots will be available during tournament play.  All Brackets and Side pots are paid in cash same day.

COVID SAFETY PRECAUTIONS – Temperature checks will be taken prior to entry into the bowling center.  Anyone with a temperature exceeding 100.4 will not be allowed to enter the premises or participate.  Hand sanitizer will be available on every lane, as well as various stations throughout the center.  Masks are required except when on the approach or actively eating or drinking.  Failure to comply will result in disqualification and forfeit of all paid entry fees.

Any Rules not covered here will follow USBC rules.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Amanda Franco - (818) 482-7136

Tournament Coordinators:     Anthony Shawler – (334) 663-4273     Barbara Smith- (336) 442-8496


HOST CENTER:  Bowlero Marietta 2749 Delk Rd SE Marietta, GA 30067

UBA Deep South Franchises:   Dirty South Legends – Lilburn GA;  Southern Asylum – Douglasville GA;  Wasted Potential – Savannah, GA; Augusta Reign – North Augusta SC; Spartanburg Savages – Spartanburg SC;  BUFU – Columbia SC; BodySnatchers – Cayce SC; Complete Anarchy – Columbia SC