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question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by Kiani » July 12th, 2019, 2:09 pm

Dear All

Kindly note that we have a player that is playing with no thumb (just two fingers), according to the new rules and regulations (if I am correct), states that either the player's ball will have the thumb hole or the balance hole.

Two Questions:

1- when did this rule come out (how long ago), and when would it be implemented in the tournaments??

2- what about the spare ball does it have to have the same aspects as the first ball or does it not matter (even though I have never seen a balance hole on a spare ball, but still just to be clear).

I thank you for your kind attention and looking forward to hear from you.

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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by 44boyd » July 12th, 2019, 3:22 pm

https://www.bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.a ... 3622331380

This is for USBC, check each tournament for their own rules.
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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by b3y0nd3r » July 12th, 2019, 4:15 pm

Kiani wrote:Dear All

Kindly note that we have a player that is playing with no thumb (just two fingers), according to the new rules and regulations (if I am correct), states that either the player's ball will have the thumb hole or the balance hole.

Two Questions:

1- when did this rule come out (how long ago), and when would it be implemented in the tournaments??

2- what about the spare ball does it have to have the same aspects as the first ball or does it not matter (even though I have never seen a balance hole on a spare ball, but still just to be clear).

I thank you for your kind attention and looking forward to hear from you.

Best regards
HAKiani
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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by boomer » July 12th, 2019, 4:30 pm

Hi Kiani - what is your sanctioning or rules body? That's kind of the problem here - we go by USBC rules which now say that you may ONLY have holes that you use - no thumb, means no thumb hole (and a mark to show which way the ball is oriented) and no more balance holes.

But that does not necessarily mean that's the rules YOU will bowl under. . .

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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by Kiani » July 16th, 2019, 4:57 pm

boomer wrote:Hi Kiani - what is your sanctioning or rules body? That's kind of the problem here - we go by USBC rules which now say that you may ONLY have holes that you use - no thumb, means no thumb hole (and a mark to show which way the ball is oriented) and no more balance holes.

But that does not necessarily mean that's the rules YOU will bowl under. . .

Dear Boomer and all

thank you for the information, the tournament is the World Tournament, and one of the players plays with 2 fingers and no thumb and I need to know that if he has to ad justify his ball for the new rule or not??

Also his spare ball is he able to use his 3 fingers for the spare or does he have to use 2 finger with no thumb as well for the spare ball???

I thank you all for you kind attention.

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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by 44boyd » July 16th, 2019, 8:08 pm

World Bowling follows USBC rules so the link I attached earlier applies. So as of next August he can only have 2 holes in his ball period if he doesn’t use a thumb. There is no difference between a strike or spare ball. He will also have to mark the ball where his palm goes when he grips it. I know this is not your first language, trying not to make it too difficult.
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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by davidjr113 » July 16th, 2019, 9:15 pm

He may be like Osku & shoot some spares one handed
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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by 44boyd » July 17th, 2019, 2:35 am

davidjr113 wrote:He may be like Osku & shoot some spares one handed
Might be, hard to say when it’s been answered a couple of times and the clarity isn’t there yet.
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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by boomer » July 17th, 2019, 4:24 pm

So, my understanding is that if you use a thumb for spares but no thumb for strike balls, you'll need a separate ball for spares.

So, yes, once the new rules come into effect, he will need to plug all holes other than the ones he uses, specifically.

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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by Kiani » July 20th, 2019, 7:35 am

boomer wrote:So, my understanding is that if you use a thumb for spares but no thumb for strike balls, you'll need a separate ball for spares.

So, yes, once the new rules come into effect, he will need to plug all holes other than the ones he uses, specifically.
Dear boomer and all

Thank you for the information.

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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by TonyPR » July 20th, 2019, 9:30 pm

44boyd wrote:World Bowling follows USBC rules so the link I attached earlier applies. So as of next August he can only have 2 holes in his ball period if he doesn’t use a thumb. There is no difference between a strike or spare ball. He will also have to mark the ball where his palm goes when he grips it. I know this is not your first language, trying not to make it too difficult.
I may be wrong but I believe World Bowling doesn’t necessarily follow USBC rules.

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Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Post by 44boyd » July 20th, 2019, 10:55 pm

https://www.worldbowling.org/about/rules/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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