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2/12/2023: NO BOWLING! Go eat guacamole and drink beer instead. And watch football. Or something.

Updated: Feb 19


Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) No bowling this week, but you still have practice games! Also, remember that if you prebowl, you need to let me know BEFORE we play on Sundays! Just a reminder that there's a big football game this week on Sunday night and a lot of people like to have parties and whatnot to celebrate it. So, rather than make you choose between attending your buddy's Superb Owl party and bowling, just go to the party. The beer and snacks will be better, anyway. We'll start back up again next week. If you're really jonesing for bowling, you CAN bowl, use your practice games! Or if you want to bowl even longer, you can get a discount on your bowling for being in a league. Either way, we'll see you next week! Quick reminder: I had a couple of people notify me that they pre-bowled after last week's games were over. Please make sure to let me know if you're pre-bowling BEFORE we start competitive play. Otherwise, I won't know to look for your score card, and your scores may not be recorded. I hope things are going smoothly for everyone this season, but if you have any concerns or questions, let me know! Bowling etiquette and league reminders (I will post this every week):

  • If you pre-bowl, you must make sure to date your score card and let me know. Scorecards without dates will not be used.

  • Every league bowler will have 2 free practice games per week. These games can be played Monday through Friday until 6pm or any time on Sundays. Check in at the desk and let them know that you are here for practice games, not pre-bowling. You should NOT be given a score card for practice games, and you only get 2 for free (but a discount on additional games if you want them).

  • Be ready to bowl when it's your turn. I know the snack bar lines can be slow, but try to be aware of your turn to bowl and be ready.

  • Be aware of other bowlers: if 2 bowlers make the approach side by side, the bowler on the right has the right of way. Look around. Make sure that when it's your turn, you're not bowling at the same time as the bowlers in the lanes next to you.

  • Once your turn is done, finish up and get out of the way. Again, we're trying to keep things moving, so once your roll is complete, do your happy dance and let the next bowler approach.

  • Wear bowling shoes. This should go without saying, but street shoes can damage the approach and lead to falls. Shoes are NOT included in the price of your season, so make sure to rent your shoes when you arrive if you need to.

  • Keep an eye on food and drink: don't spill near the approach, wet shoes cause falls (trust me on this one). If you're a sloppy eater, then eat at the table behind the benches on the lanes.

  • Show up on time! We try to be done around 9 every week.

  • If you are going to miss a week, let your either me or your teammates know! I can't tell you the number of times we've had to guess if someone is going to show up or not, just be a champ and let us know.

  • Don't be a jerk. No, seriously. We're all here to have fun. Don't be a jerk.

What are you doing here? Go choose your team (not the Eagles, I hope) and we'll see you next week! Questions? Comments? Send them my way! keely@pindependentbowling.com

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