February 2nd. - 5th.
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 16 players go to semi finals and play a six game series. The top ten players from semi finals
go to finals and play two games and the last two players fall out and there is a decrease of one set. 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 defence 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.
Prize money expressed in Icelandic Kronur (ISK)
Positions Singles mixed
Position 1 75.000
Position 2 40.000
Position 3 30.000
Position 4 25.000
Position 5 20.000
Position 6-10 6.000
Women get 8 pins hc. for every game
Entries and re-entries, 6 games.
Composing Top 16
Top 16 from the 6 games qualification (seeded 1-16)
Final step 1
16 players will play 6 games from scratch, after that 10 top players will go to finals and others will be ranked 11-16
10 players will play two games from scratch and the 2 lowest players after that will go off and be ranked 9 and 10,
8 players will play 2 games(pins follows from game 1 and to the end) and 2 the lowest will go off and be ranked 7 and 8,
6 players will play 2 games and 2 lowest will go off and be ranked 5 and 6, 4 players will play 2 games and 2 lowest will
go off and be ranked 3 and 4 and 2 players will play 2 games and winner will be winner of RIG.
Tournament tie rules
Qualification and the final step 1
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 2 games 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
The organizer reserves the right to change the competition program if necessary.