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Week 2: Change (But Only if You Want To)

Updated: Feb 19, 2023

BLUF: If you are a free agent and got placed on a team and the fit isn't for you, then this week is your week to change. Confirm with both teams and reply to this email or let me know before we start tonight. -Also, if you did not bowl or pre-bowl last week and you have a score/average already populated when you arrive, we need to fix that. So, come see me. This email is mostly for free agents and our teams with free agents! i know that I randomly stuck most people into various teams that had spaces. If you bowled as a free agent last week and the fit was wrong with your team, or if you had someone you wanted to bowl with and got placed on a different team from them, never fear! We can still make adjustments and changes to teams before start of play tonight, as last week was primarily to set averages. If you want to make a change to your team:

  • Confirm with both teams that you're switching.

  • Either email me or reply to this email with the 2 team rosters, highlighting the change that's being made.

    • Make sure to list each team roster in the order in which they will bowl

  • When you arrive tonight, we will need to manually change the team rosters in the computer, so bear with me and we'll get it straightened out.

  • Keep in mind: all teams MUST have at least 3 players and no more than 4 players.

No harm and no hard feelings if people want to change out after week 1, sometimes the chemistry doesn't quite work or you were hoping to bowl with a friend. We still have a couple of teams with slots available and one “vacant" team that can accommodate 3 players. For those players who did not bowl or pre-bowl last week: - You might have been placed into your roster and a random score assigned to you (either arbitrarily chosen or based on your previous seasons' average). Unfortunately our league scorekeeper counted those scores and created an average for you, so that will need to be fixed. The best way to do that is to just delete those averages and have her fix them this week. SO, if you did not bowl last week, and you have an average or score already in tonight when you arrive, let me know and we will fix it in scorekeeping this week. Those scores will affect your average going forward so we want to be as honest as we can as we move forward. Final note: thank you everyone again for rolling with last week's chaos. Hopefully we'll get into some smoother sailing as we move forward, and just settle into having fun! 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.

  • 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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