Welcome to 3B Games Bowling Tournaments (each division of any tournament thereof sometimes referred to as the "Contest"). Here is your chance to take on the world and test your bowling skills. 3B Games will host three bowling tournaments each week, with each tournament containing two free divisions: a division for beginners and a division for champions. Tournaments may also contain one or more money divisions. All weekly tournaments will earn points for your Player Ranking. This is your opportunity to compete against other members and see if you are the best. The rules for the free divisions are explained fully in this document.
3B Games LLC (3B Games) will serve as the administrator for all Bowling Tournaments and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of applicable Official Rules or anything else that may come up in connection with any Contest.
Each tournament that 3B Games sets up will have two divisions - Beginners and Champions - that will be played for fun. These divisions will be free to enter, and there will not be any cash prizes. The Beginners Division will be open to all members who have not won a previous tournament division, and the Champions Division will be for previous winners. Members will be automatically place in the appropriate division upon entering.
Weekly tournaments will run from Monday 2:00 am EST until Tuesday 11:00 pm EST, from Wednesday 2:00 am EST until Thursday 11:00 pm EST, and from Friday 2:00 am EST until Sunday 11:00 pm EST. The deadline for signing up for a tournament is one hour before such tournament ends.
To sign up for a Free Division you will need to go to the Tournaments page. You can access this page by clicking on the above link, clicking on the Tournament Signup link from the Tournaments Box on the Lobby page or by clicking on the Go To Tournament Signup link in the Tournament Information Box on the Tournament page. Once you are on the Tournament Signup Page scroll down to the Bowling Tournament Signup and click the Submit Entry button. You will be taken to the Tournament Page where you will see your entry in the Tournaments Entered Box.
To begin play in the tournament simply click the Play link in the Tournaments Entered Table. Be sure to have your popup blocker deactivated or allow a pop up to come up on your screen. Failure to do so could result in inability to play your round, which will result in a forfeited entry. The Play link will indicate that you are on Round 1. After clicking the Play link you will be taken to the Bowling Screen, which shows the Player Name, Tournament Name, Division, and Round Number. Click the Start button when you are ready, and you will be taken to Frame 1 of your current round. Play your round within 30 minutes, after which you will be taken to the Scorecard where your score will post automatically. After the words "Score Posted Successfully" appear, you may click the Continue button whenever you have finished viewing your Scorecard. Failure to complete your round within 30 minutes from clicking the Play link will result in the forfeit of your entry.
After clicking the Continue button you will be redirected to the Tournament Page. You will notice that your score has been posted and the Play link is now on Round 2. Whenever you are ready to continue with the tournament simply follow the same steps you took in Round 1 and advance through the rounds until you have completed all 5 rounds. You must complete all 5 rounds in the time allotted for the tournament.
If you don't complete all 5 rounds within the allotted time or if you start a round and don't complete the game within 30 minutes, you will forfeit your entry. Players who have forfeited will not receive any Player Points for entering. Only players who complete all 5 rounds will show up on the final leaderboard.
The leaderboards for all current tournament divisions can be viewed on the Tournaments Page. To view a leaderboard for a division simply choose the division from the drop down box. Leaderboards are first sorted by number of completed rounds and then sorted by score. Your current rank according to average is shown in the Place column. Your personal score will also show up in bold numbers. Forfeited rounds will be blank.
The winner of a tournament division will be the player with the highest score for 5 completed rounds. If two or more players have tied for the lead, then there will be multiple winners of the tournament. There are no tiebreakers.
There are not any cash prizes for participants in a Free Division.
Players will receive player points for completing tournaments and finishing in the top ten in accordance with the following table.
If there happens to be a tie for a place, each player would receive the points awarded for that place. For example, if two players tie for 1st and two players tie for 6th in a Beginners Division, then the points for that tournament division would be awarded as follows:
By participating, you agree to abide by the general sportsmanship rules set forth in these rules. You further agree to accept and abide by the rulings and the decisions of 3B Games regarding all questions of sportsmanship. If a player does not comply with the sportsmanship rules as defined in these official rules, or 3B Games determines (in 3B Games' sole discretion) that a player has acted in an unsportsmanlike manner, 3B Games reserves the right to disqualify the player. Before doing so, 3B Games will contact the player for an explanation. 3B Games will evaluate the explanation and decide, in its sole discretion, whether or not to disqualify the player in question. All decisions by 3B Games in sportsmanship and related matters will be final.
The Chat Room on the Tournament Page is available for you to communicate with other tournament players. We ask that you refrain from posting or sending messages that could be construed as offensive to other players. If 3B Games determines, at it's sole discretion, that someone is engaging in inappropriate communication, 3B Games reserves the right to disqualify that person from participating in any Bowling Tournaments.
All participants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, and by the decisions of 3B Games, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Contest.
3B Games Bowling Tournaments - Free Divisions are open to all 3B Games members.
By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and by the decision of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Further, each entrant also acknowledges and agrees to the 3B Games Terms of Service, including, without limitation, the 3B Games Acceptable Use Policy.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
3B Games is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected on-line entries or transactions, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a entrant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions. 3B Games reserves the right to halt or modify the Contest at any time during the Contest period if events beyond their control compromise the Contest's fairness or integrity.
3B Games is not responsible for typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, or the selection and announcement of the winner.
3B Games, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participating in the Contest and refuse to award points if entrant engages in any conduct 3B Games deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Contest or detrimental to other entrants. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, falsifying personal information required during member registration, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating points through methods such as automated computer scripts or other programming techniques, allowing others to use the entrant's personal information for the purpose of accumulating points, tampering with 3B Games's administration of this promotion, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise tamper with the computer programs on this 3B Games Web site.
3B Games reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
This Contest may not be used for any form of gambling.
If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of 3B Games which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, 3B Games reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
3B Games assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or transactions. 3B Games is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry or transaction to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, 3B GAMES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Each entrant in the Contest, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless 3B Games and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and participation in any activity related to this Contest.
IN NO EVENT WILL 3B GAMES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CONTEST, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CONTEST. IN NO EVENT SHALL 3B GAMES' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE CONTEST AND THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE IMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
The parties waive all rights to trial by jury in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Oklahoma, in the City of Oklahoma City, County of Oklahoma.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA (which recognizes English common law where not superceded by statute) WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Tournament Rules and/or the Contest, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Oklahoma state and federal courts located in the City of Oklahoma City, County of Oklahoma, and State of Oklahoma. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
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