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Fall 2023: Week 5

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF):

  • I will not be there this week, Bobby Crane (Average Joes) will put out the score sheets and collect them at the end of the night.

  • We're halfway through the season!

  • Playoffs will be the top 8 teams in an elimination style tournament starting week 8.

  • No bowling on Veteran's Day weekend.

Things seem to be rolling along fairly well by this point, please let me know if you have problems or concerns. I will not be there tonight, as I am currently in the mountains of western NC, enjoying the turning leaves and complaining that it's not warm anymore. Go figure. Anyway, Bobby Crane, as always, will serve as my back up, putting out the score sheets and collecting them at the end of the night. He plays with the Average Joes, so look for them to hand in your scores. I've already taken care of the payment for tonight, so it should go smoothly. Just a quick reminder that we will NOT bowl over Veteran's Day Weekend, Sunday November 12. We will return on the 19th for our final night of the season. Since we're halfway through, now's a good time to let folks know that our last 3 weeks will be an elimination style tournament for our top 8 teams. More info as we draw closer. Evergreen reminders included in every email: Pre-bowling and Free Practice Games:

  • 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. No free practice games are allowed on Saturdays.

  • If you are going to miss a week, you can pre-bowl prior to Sunday night's start. If you pre-bowl, please let me know!! Again, you can pre-bowl until 7pm M-Sa or any time on Sundays. Make sure you let the staff at AMF know that you are PREBOWLING (not practicing) so that they have you sign in and give you a score card. Take a picture of the completed score card and send it to me. Make sure the score card has your name, your league/team name and the date you are pre-bowling for. If there is no date on the card, it cannot be used, so DATE YOUR SCORECARD.

  • I'm going to say this again if you didn't read that: Let me know if you're going to pre-bowl and send me your scores. Date your scorecard.

Bowling etiquette (yes you should read this part too):

  • 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.

Questions? Comments? Send them my way! -k-

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