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Covid 19 Tournament Info 8-04-2020

           GLJGT - Covid 19 guidelines, while restrictions are in place


Covid 19 made this a difficult season to plan.  Much of what was preplanned cannot be done per CDC rules if we wish to host GLJGT Youth Bowling Tournaments.  We made, and continue to make changes to GLJGT to comply with CDC guidelines of Covid 19. So events can run, necessary inconveniences have to occur, but events are running. 

GLJGT has been very adaptive during this whole process.  Not liking much of it, but rolling with it, so we can bowl.


Lower Michigan is still under a lockdown on MOST bowling centers.  GLJGT will edit our event schedule.  Events in Lower Michigan & Illinois that are part of our pre-scheduled Tour will be moved in 45-60 day advancements- to new areas/parts that are still OPEN (IN, OH, North Michigan), until restrictions are lifted, or eased.  Moving forward, during Covid 19 restrictions, GLJGT will edit the formats that work best to maximize the event for bowlers attendance, and center availability- with safety in mind.  Expect you will see events farther out [45-60 days] with possible new locations.  Check back often.  Events beyond 60 days out, we will keep scheduled/in place, till we get closer to those dates.  

Covid 19 Safety precautions & rules in place:   may be edited if/when restrictions ease. 

  1. Anyone entering the Bowling Center, must have a mask on them properly worn.  GLJGT strongly suggests wearing a mask at all times during the event.  We will supply a mask if anyone needs one.  Masks must be worn any time while moving, walking, standing on the back wall, or anywhere in the center- Unless…… 

Unless your:  seated, eating, or drinking, you may remove your mask.  Plz keep your mask on at all times.

  1. EVERYONE entering the Center:  Hands will be sanitized by GLJGT.  Either spray, gel, or wipe towels. 

  2. EVERYONE entering the Center:  will have their Temperature checked with a Non contact temp reader.    

  3. Youth Bowlers will not need to wear a mask while you're on the approaches up to bowl. Youths may pull down their mask, till they finish their shot, then they need to pull the mask back up.  Youths will need to wear a mask If leaving the bowlers area, to join your parents, you must wear a mask while moving from your lane to your table. 

  4. Youths may pull the mask down, if eating/drinking in the bowler's area.  Then pull the mask back up when done.  

  5. 2-4 bowlers per lane.  Bowlers will have assigned chairs, spaced out in the bowler's area.  Bowlers will use the same seat arrangements when moving to the next pair of lanes. Bowl with Friends while practicing distance. 

  6. No Hand/body contact among the bowlers.. I.e… High fives, ect…  Use elbow or feet tags for Congrats. 

  7. GLJGT will use every other pair of lanes for Tournaments.  Bowlers will bowl on one pair of lanes 2-3 games (pending format), then shift Right one pair of lanes and resume bowling 2-3 games (pending format), on a Fresh Oiled pair of lanes.  All Center surfaces are sanitized, cleaned prior to the event.  When bowlers move from their lanes, the lanes moving to are already sanitized, clean.  Ready to bowl on, NO waiting. 

  8. Parents/spectators. Will remain in the same seats on the concourse just like bowlers will do in the bowlers area on the lanes.  You will not need to move at all. This cuts down on any possible Covid spread. 

  9. Each pair of lanes in the bowler's area will have hand sanitizer provided by GLJGT for youths.  Every other pair of lanes will have Sanitizing supplies:  Anti-Bacterial/virus table cleaning spray, Paper towels, Disinfectant wipes. 

  10. Sanitizing Stations & Anti-bacterial hand washing soap will be provided in/or near all bathrooms.   

GLJGT strongly suggests EVERYONE to use all safety measures.

  1. GLJGT has additional safety plastic gloves if anyone desires to wear them.  FREE

  2. Each bowler will be allowed 1-2 spectators.  Centers have a max capacity with current Covid restrictions rules. 

  3. Sanitizing Bowling equipment:.  All bowlers must have their own bowling equipt. NO renting center shoes, or using Center bowling balls. USBC has added a new rule.  Bowlers may use “Rubbing alcohol” to disinfect their bowling balls DURING any USBC GLJGT event. This kills the Covid 19 virus.  Please be compliant, and keep any use of rubbing alcohol in the original container with the ingredient list.  We don’t want anyone accused of using illegal ball cleaner during events. Ball cleaners can only be used prior to the 1st ball of competition use.  

  4. GLJGT will be using recommended CDC Covid 19 social distance signage in Centers.  Everyone is expected to follow.  You may see traffic flow charts for traffic(walking) in one direction.  You will see seating signage.  Seats listed as  “Do not sit here” for proper social distancing.  You will see signages reminding of “Wearing of Mask”. 

  5. Anyone not complying with GLJGT/ Covid rules written, is subject to NOT be allowed entry, or the possibility of competing in GLJGT, while Covid 19 rules are in place.  This applies to both Bowlers & Spectators.   

  6. More info is listed on our website www.gljgt.org on the event date.  Or message Director Jeff Wirtz thru cell or website:  269 579 1368  jeff_wirtz@comcast.net   also use our FB sites:  Great Lakes Jr Gold Tour.  


                                           

                                                                                                                                                                Updated 8/4/2020


- MICHIGAN: As of 8-04-2020 , Michigan Bowling Centers are still closed : Mask mandate is in place. 

-INDIANA: As of 8-04-2020 Indiana bowling centers are open, follow the guidelines in place above, however if Covid-19 spreads, those guidelines may change. Bowling centers are open with 50% capacity. We will let you know of any further changes.

-OHIO:  As of 8-04-2020 Ohio bowling centers are open, follow the guidelines in place above, however if Covid - 19 spreads, those guidelines may change. 

 


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