February 1st. - 4th.
The arrangement in the bowling tournament is that there are 3 groups and 6 games are played in each group. Each player must submit 6 games and can play all the groups, but it’s just the best six game series that applies. After the preliminary 24 players go to the knockout state. Seat 24 to 9 (16 bowlers) competes first and each bowler needs to win two games to advance. Bowlers are arranged by qualified seat. After that, bowlers in seat 1 to 8 join in. Still the bowlers are arranged by qualified seats and need to win two games to advance to top 8 bowlers. Thus, it continues until two players are left and they play two games and the winner of the match will be RIG champion.
Reykjavik International Games has been held every year since 1989 but bowling was part of the games for the first time in 2009.
IR Bowling Club was established in August 1994 at the same time as a new Bowling Center was opened at Mjodd in Reykjavik.
From the beginning the club has been highly active and very successful in Icelandic competitions. Members of IR Bowling Club are a majority of Icelandic National Team players today. The Bowling Palace offers 22 high quality bowling lanes, with automatic scoring system and plastic lanes.
The first bowling alley in Iceland was at Camp Knox in the western side of Reykjavik, during the Second World War. There were two bowling lanes in one of the army base and the pins ware stacked by hand. Later the defense military opened a bowling alley for their people at the Keflavik Base. In 1984 building of a new bowling alley in Öskjuhlíð started. It was formally opened on the 1st of February 1985. Later that year KFR, the first Bowling Club in Iceland, was established. The Icelandic people have embraced the bowling sport from the beginning.
Price money expressed in Icelandic Kronur (ISK)
Positions Singles mixed
Position 1 100.000
Position 2 65.000
Position 3 30.000
Position 4 30.000
Women get 8 pins hc. for every game
Entries and re-entries, 6 games.
Composing Top 24
Top 24 from the 6 games qualification (seeded 1-24)
Final step 1
16 players (seat 9 to 24) will play a duel, seat 9 against seat 24, seat 10 against seat 23 and so on. Each player needs to win two games to advance.
Final step 2
16 players (seat 1 to 8 joins in) will play a duel, seat 1 against the lowest seat and so on. Each player needs to win two games to advance.
Final step 3 and finals
Remaining 8 players will play a duel with the same format as before until the last 2 are left and winner of the last two bowlers will be the winner of RIG.
Tournament tie rules
In case of a tie the highest ranked player will be the player with the highest last game. If a tie still exists the highest ranked player will be the player with the highest second last game, then the player with the highest third last game and etc.
In case of a tie after every game in the finals, a one ball roll off on a full set of pins will be played, repeated until the tie is broken.
Price money and fees in Icelandic Kronur.
1st place 100.000,-
2nd place 65.000,-
3rd place 30.000,-
4th place 30.000,-
The organizer reserves the right to change the competition program if necessary.