Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): yes we are bowling tonight and if you pre-bowled for this week, even if you think you told me, might want to email me again.
Just a quick very last-minute note to remind you that we are back at it tonight at 6:15!
I know some folks pre-pre-bowled 2 weeks ago for this week, make sure you let your teammates know and it wouldn't hurt if you sent me a reminder email to look for your cards. Also a reminder if you are pre-bowling you can't bowl for that week (so if you're hanging with your friend who is pre-bowling, use your practice games). We have 2 free practice games a week and they are not the same as pre-bowling. I have to pay for folks who pre-bowl and folks who show up each Sunday.
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 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.
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.