Tournament format
All athletes are automatically placed on First category, unless they declare differently during the registration process. Athletes, who want to compete in the Second Category, must, before the tournament starts, be able to present an official letter from their national federation proving, that their annual average before the date the tournament starts, is less than 190 for male athletes and less than 180 for female athletes.

Athletes, who have participated in any national team, are placed in the First Category.
All scores count for Singles Mixed. If an athlete is registered for Second Category, but his score qualifies him/her in top 40 of Singles Mixed, he/she will in addition also earn the prize for the Second Category.
The organizing committee reserve the right to deny a participation in a Second category based on previous results in the tournaments organized in the same bowling centre or by the same organizer, in other events.

Qualification
6 games (entries and re-entries)
Desperado
1 game EU Style without previous re-dressing

Composing Top 40
A: Top 30 from the 6 games qualification
B: Top 3 from a separate standing of the squads conducted on 10-12 July
C: Top 2 from a separate standing of the squads conducted on 13-14 July
D: Top 2 from a separate standing of the squads conducted on 15-16 July
E: Top 3 from the 1 game desperado squad
Athletes are qualified in the order A-B-C-D-E
This means for instance, that if an athlete is qualified from both A and B, he will qualify from A and the next positioned in the B standing will qualify in his place. Athletes are qualified from only one category in the order A-B-C-D-E
In case an athlete is qualified from more than one category, then on the category which will not be accounted, the next positioned athlete will qualify in his place.
Entering final steps:
Athletes positioned 1-4 in the general standing are qualified for the final step 4, seeded 1-4
Athletes positioned 5-10 in the general standing are qualified for the final step 3
Athletes positioned 11-20 in the general standing are qualified for the final step 2
All other qualified athletes are qualified for the final step 1

Final Step 1
20 athletes (positions 40-21) will play 3 games starting from scratch.
Top 10 will qualify for the final step 2.
Athletes not qualified will be ranked 31-40 according to their positions in the final step 1.
Final Step 2
20 athletes (10 athletes from final step 1 and the 10 athletes positioned 20-11) will play 3 games starting from scratch.
Top 10 will qualify for step 3.
Athletes not qualified will be ranked 21-30 according to their positions in the final step 2.
Final Step 3
16 athletes (10 athletes from final step 2 and 6 athletes positioned 10-5) will play 3 games starting from scratch.
Top 8 will qualify for step 4.
Athletes not qualified will be ranked 13 -20 according to their positions in the final step 3.
Final step 4
12 athletes (8 athletes from final step 3 and athletes positioned 4-1) will play 3 games starting from scratch.
Top 8 will qualify for step 5.
Athletes not qualified will be ranked 12 – 9 according to their positions in the final step 4.
Final step 5
Top 8 athletes will play 3 games, with pins still counting from step 4.
Based on the total pinfall of 6 games, the Top 4 will qualify for step 6.
Athletes not qualified will be ranked 5 – 8 according to their positions in the final step 5.
Final step 6
Top 4 athletes will play the elimination system. All 4 athletes will play one game and the lowest scored player will be eliminated. After 3 athletes will play one game and the lowest scored player will be eliminated. The final match will be one game, between the last 2 athletes.
Absent athletes for final steps won’t be replaced.
Absent athletes will be positioned last in the step of their absence and, if more than one absence, internally ranked according to their qualification positions.

 

Tournament tie rules
Qualification and the Final Steps 1-2-3-4-5
In case of a tie, the highest positioned athlete will be the athlete scoring the highest last
game. If a tie still exists, the highest positioned athlete will be the athlete scoring the highest second last game etc.Desperado
In case of a tie for position 2 in the Desperado Squad, a one ball roll-off on a full set of pins will be played, repeated until tie is broken.Final Steps 6
In case of a tie in any match on the elimination stage, a one ball roll-off on a full set of pins will be played, repeated until tie is broken.
Lane assignments and lane movements
Lane draws Random impartial draws prior to all qualifying squads
Athletes per pair in squads Maximum six
Frequency of movement After one game in the qualification
After one game in the Final Step 1-5
No movement in the Final Step 6
Movement method Athletes on the right lane moves right and athletes on the left lane moves left
Number of lanes to move One pair (2 lanes)
Booking policies
Booking restriction before A maximum of three squads can be booked before the tournament starts and maximum two of the bookings can be for squads on last Friday and Saturday
Booking restriction during None
Total number of bookings Unlimited
Booking cancellations Possible
Registration deadline 30 minutes before scheduled squad times
Other information
Organizing Committee
The Organizing Committee members for the Royal Sivissidis Open 2020 are:
• Mr. Tassos Sivissidis
• Mr. Stavros Parasakis
• Mrs. Elvina Soldatou

For more information about the tournament you may contact directly the organizers at +30-6974-300316 Tassos Sivissidis and +30-6977-217108 Stavros Parasakis. Moreover info will be published at the European federation site www.etbf.eur