DonRodkin

  1. Criticism of the decision made to allow Tyrus Bester to re-enter the Classic seems fair and well-stated. Please allow a little background before coming to any conclusions.

    Tyrus entered the tournament at 190, higher than his USBC book average of 189. After the first weekend's bowling, his tournament averages were researched on the internet and found to be 204. I consulted with the USBC and confirmed that USBC rules do not allow after the fact re-rating (my choice) so his scores were disqualified because he should have been re-rated to 204, 15 pins higher than his book average. Naturally, Tyrus is up on the rules but his interpretation was that his tournament averages only exceeded his entering average by 14 pins, so he didn't think he needed to submit his tournament averages for re-rating. I told him he was wrong and thus his scores remained disqualified.
    After long discussion, he agreed to the disqualification and forfeiture of his entry fees but requested to be allowed to bowl with the re-rated average. As we were very busy preparing for the Saturday squads, I made a quick decision to allow this. Keep in mind, he was still not convinced about the disqualification and could have protested to the USBC, holding up the prize list and impacting the tournament.

    I find it curious that the Times Classic is equated with No Integrity when I found his tournament results (and prize money) at two other region bowling centers. Why were there no charges of lack of integrity leveled there? If he had entered the Times Classic originally at 204, would you still say he was a cheater? If so, how do you prove it? The 204 average follows USBC rules and guidelines. If we have egg on our face, it is a results of trying to be fair in a no-win situation.
    May 14, 2012 11:02 am on Scores rise on third day of qualifying
  2. Criticism of the decision made to allow Tyrus Bester to re-enter the Classic seems fair and well-stated. Please allow a little background before coming to any conclusions.

    Tyrus entered the tournament at 190, higher than his USBC book average of 189. After the first weekend's bowling, his tournament averages were researched on the internet and found to be 204. I consulted with the USBC and confirmed that USBC rules do not allow after the fact re-rating (my choice) so his scores were disqualified because he should have been re-rated to 204, 15 pins higher than his book average. Naturally, Tyrus is up on the rules but his interpretation was that his tournament averages only exceeded his entering average by 14 pins, so he didn't think he needed to submit his tournament averages for re-rating. I told him he was wrong and thus his scores remained disqualified.
    After long discussion, he agreed to the disqualification and forfeiture of his entry fees but requested to be allowed to bowl with the re-rated average. As we were very busy preparing for the Saturday squads, I made a quick decision to allow this. Keep in mind, he was still not convinced about the disqualification and could have protested to the USBC, holding up the prize list and impacting the tournament.

    I find it curious that the Times Classic is equated with No Integrity when I found his tournament results (and prize money) at two other region bowling centers. Why were there no charges of lack of integrity leveled there? If he had entered the Times Classic originally at 204, would you still say he was a cheater? If so, how do you prove it? The 204 average follows USBC rules and guidelines. If we have egg on our face, it is a results of trying to be fair in a no-win situation.


    May 14, 2012 10:41 am on 63rd Annual Pepsi / Times Bowling Classic Results
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