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League Payment and Refund Policy

Updated: Mar 24



This league is a labor of love, and not a money maker. We run on a pretty tight margin to keep costs low for our bowlers, because it's all about the fun. However, there are costs associated with maintaining the league, so we don't have a lot of spare change lying around. So here are some of our financial policies


Each season is paid in full in advance: Unlike some other leagues, we register and pay for each season in advance, and then the league manager (Keely) will pay the bowling alley each week in full. This means that there's no collecting cash each week, no messing with envelopes and no reliance on Bowlero to manage our bank accounts. If you cannot afford to pay in full in one payment, please reach out as soon as possible to arrange a payment plan.


Once registered, we do not generally offer refunds. Not only is it a logistical challenge, we pay credit card fees on each transaction and refunds end up costing us more than you paid.

  • If you cancel your registration for our league more than 7 days in advance of week 1, we will offer a refund of your full amount paid minus $7 for processing fees (this mostly covers any fees we incurred with your registration or refund).

  • If cancel your registration any time between the start of the season and week 3, we will offer a partial refund. This amount may vary, depending on the timing of the cancellation and any games played.


Here are some reasons we will NOT give you a refund:

  • You change your mind about bowling any time from week 3 to the end of the season. The alley forces us to guarantee a number of bowlers. They use the average week 1 and 2 attendance and charge us for that many bowlers, regardless of whether that many really show up. Which means if you're there week 1 and 2 but aren't for the rest of the season, we still have to pay for you to be there. (Also, friend, you've put your team in heck of a spot, just leaving like that. No refunds.)

  • You had to miss a week or more: I get it that you pay for a number of weeks of bowling and want to receive a value for your money. If you are going to miss a week or more, you can pre-bowl, which allows you to play your 3 paid games. You also still can use your 2 free practice games and your league discount to buy additional bowling.

  • Your team didn't make it to the playoffs. As a league we do not promise that anyone will win. We sell you a specified number of weeks of competitive bowling with the league perks (that sometimes change from season to season, but generally involve free practice games and discounts at the snack bar). If you don't make the playoffs, you still bowl during those weeks to get the number of weeks you paid for when you registered. (Also, really, friend? Really?)


Are there other situations where a refund might be discussed?

Sure! We can always discuss it. However, outside of cancelling with plenty of notice prior to the start of the league, I can almost guarantee that we're talking about partial refunds, if any at all. Again, this is mostly due to our obligation to AMF Lanes.


Got questions? Concerns? Let me know! You can email me at keely@pindependentbowling.com any time.

Policies updated 3/24/2024



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