Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): We're down to our last 3 weeks of the season and then our summer break.
Playoffs start next week
You can still bowl if you're not in the playoffs
Happy Pride Month, Pindependents!
It's week 8 of our 10 week season, which means it's our last week of the regular season before we start our playoffs. We're doing a short playoff this season, mostly because we're all tired and need a vacation.
Next week our top four teams will play off against one another to compete for our championship trophies!
Here's how the playoffs will work:
The top four seeded teams will face off, #4 vs. #1, and #3 vs. #2. We'll play our usual 3 games, and the winner of 2 out of 3 of those games moves on. If there's a tie, we'll use total pins. If there's a tie there, then we all go home and stop playing.
If your team is NOT in the playoffs, never fear, you'll still bowl for funsies and to boost your average.
Quick reminders about playoff rules:
Your team must have at least 2 players present to compete. It's no fun to be in the playoffs vs. a bunch of blind scores. So show up! If you are in the playoffs and know that you won't be here, let me know IN ADVANCE so that we can move the next team up.
Pre-bowling is ok if you're going to be gone but your pre-bowling score will not be used if you aren't present. We'll use your blinded score (average minus 10 points)
As far as I know, on week 10 we will have our usual pizza party as well, so we'll end strong!
Bowling etiquette and league reminders (I will re-send this every time):
If you pre-bowl, you must make sure to date your score card and let me know. Scorecards without dates will not be used. You can prebowl any time, just make sure that you tell them you're prebowling.
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).
Try to 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.