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Girls Bowling State Finals To Remain At Cherry Bowl in 2011

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The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors approved a recommendation to extend the IHSA Girls Bowling State Final contract at Cherry Bowl Lanes in Rockford for the 2010-11 school term at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 9, 2010.

The 2011 IHSA Girls Bowling State Finals will mark the 19th time that Cherry Bowl Lanes has served as the event’s host, as the tournament has been held there every year since submitting the winning host bid in 1993. Cherry Bowl Lanes is one of four venues to have ever hosted the girls bowling state tournament, as the inaugural tournament was held in Peoria in 1973 and despite switching venues remained in the city until a one-year stay in Bloomington in 1992.

State final site manager John Anderson, Cherry Bowl Lanes manager Bonnie Harper and former Bowling Proprietors Association President John Sommer have all been instrumental in the success of the tournament at Cherry Bowl Lanes and were honored as IHSA Distinguished Service Award winners in June for their efforts.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Cherry Bowl Lanes as the IHSA Girls Bowling State Final host,” said IHSA Assistant Executive Director Stacey Lambert. “Generations of girls high school bowlers in this state will always think of Cherry Bowl as the home of the state tournament and we hope that is the case for many more future generations. So many wonderful people have dedicated countless hours and resources into hosting this event for nearly two decades, so we respect their decision to extend the contract for one year and then assess the future of the tournament as the host.”

ACTION ITEMS

  1. The Board approved a recommendation to modify V-B-8 in the Scholastic Bowl Terms & Conditions. The current seed meeting voting structure favors teams that are not present and not allowed to vote. The new system takes the points received by each team (the number 1 seed receives 8 points, 2nd 7, etc.), and then calculates their average points by dividing the teams total points by the number of teams eligible to vote for them. The highest average score would become the number 1 seed in the group.  
  2. The Board approved a recommendation to approve the classification cutoffs for the 2010-11 school term. The classification cutoffs are as follows:
  3. TWO-CLASS SYSTEM

    Class

    % of Schools

    No. of Schools

    Enrollment Range

    A

    55.5% (5/9)

    434

    0-775.50

    AA

    44.4% (4/9)

    347

    775.51-above

     

    THREE-CLASS SYSTEM

    Class

    % of Schools

    No. of Schools

    Enrollment Range

    1A

    55.5% (5/9)

    434

    0-775.50

    2A

    22.2% (2/9)

    173

    775.51-1669.00

    3A

    22.2% (2/9)

    174

    1669.01-above

     

    FOUR-CLASS SYSTEM

    Class

    % of Schools

    No. of Schools

    Enrollment Range

    1A

    33.3% (3/9)

    260

    0-341.00

    2A

    22.2% (2/9)

    174

    341.01-775.50

    3A

    22.2% (2/9)

    173

    775.51-1669.00

    4A

    22.2% (2/9)

    174

    1669.01-above


  4. The Board approved a recommendation to form Advisory Committees in Boys and Girls Lacrosse.
  5. The Board approved a recommendation to accept a revised time schedule for the IHSA Girls Volleyball State Finals. The new time schedule is as follows:
  6. Session 1/3      Class 1A Semifinal #1/Third-Place                 9 a.m.
    Session 1/3      Class 1A Semifinal #2/Championship            10:30 a.m.
    Session 1/3      Class 2A Semifinal #1/Third-Place                 Noon  
    Session 1/3      Class 2A Semifinal #2/Championship            1:30 p.m.
    Session 2/4      Class 3A Semifinal #1/Third-Place                 4:30 p.m.
    Session 2/4      Class 3A Semifinal #2/Championship            6 p.m.
    Session 2/4      Class 4A Semifinal #1/Third-Place                 7: 30 p.m.
    Session 2/4      Class 4A Semifinal #2/Championship            9 p.m.

    The schedule will be played continuously with the exception of the first matches of each session (9 a.m./4:30 p.m.).

  7. The Board approved a recommendation to change the Definition of a Tournament to read (changes, new language in italics): A competition involving three or more schools in which teams and/or athletes compete under an elimination and/or round robin format within a 14 consecutive day period which results in a single winner of the competition or event(s). No regular season tournament shall allow for a member school to participate in more than five (5) games/contests/matches.

    This new definition and its guidelines will begin with the 2011-12 school term.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

At each meeting of the Board of Directors, there are certain items the Board discusses, but upon which no action is taken. The following is a report of those items from the August 9, 2010, agenda:

1.   Assistant Executive Director Craig Anderson provided the Board with a recap of the 11th annual IHSA Officials Conference, which was held in Peoria on July 16-17.

2.   Assistant Executive Directors Matt Troha reviewed potential changes to the Records Policy.

3.   The Executive Director reviewed the five schools who applied for multiplier waivers for the 2010-11 school term. Chicago (Agricultural Science) was the only school granted a multiplier waiver.

4.   Associate Executive Director Kurt Gibson provided the Board with a report on this year’s All-School Mailing.

5.   The following schools did not provide their financial aid information by the May 1, 2010 deadline and are currently suspended: Chicago (Notre Dame), O’Fallon (First Baptist) and Waukegan (St. Martin de Porres).

6.   The following schools did not provide the requisite information to be Approved Schools and will not be on the Approved School list for the 2010-11 school term: Carbondale (Trinity), Dixon (Faith Christian), Galt (Sterling Christian) and West Frankfort (Ezra Christian)

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