Sunday Evening Bowling 2019/20

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Sunday Evening Bowling 2019/20

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:44 pm

Sunday Evening Bowling is right around the corner. Bowling in the softball off-season is a great way to lessen the grip of cabin fever and shorten the effect of the winter blues. Softball America will once again shift gears to Bowling America on the 24th of November by offering a full slate of fun and competitive weekly bowling.

Don't say no to this because you're not a good bowler. Everyone can bowl and everyone can compete here. Regardless of your bowling ability, our bowling handicap process gives each and every bowler, hence each and every team, an opportunity to compete. Any team can win the league title. With 4 conferences, most of the competitive action goes right down to the wire. And… you don't have to be a member of Softball America to join Bowling America. Grab 2 others, form a team and sign up.

Returning full and partial teams will have entry seniority over new teams. We can go with up to 32 teams.


All teams will consist of 3 bowlers. There are no gender restrictions. If a bowler has a current established average it will be used. Individuals without established averages will have one formulated after Week 1 of bowling. A 90% handicap format will be used. Team handicaps are established by taking the difference of the competing team's averages. If Team A averages 125 and Team B averages 175, Team A will receive a handicap of 45 pins (90% of [175 -125]).


Week 1 - Sunday, November 24, 2019
Week 15 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
No Bowling December 29th
No Bowling on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd

Competition will be held every Sunday evening beginning November 24, 2019. Bowling will begin at 8:30 pm. A no-cost exhibition will be help on Sunday November 17th. This is a free week of bowling where you and your team can come out and get a feel for things before the season begins.


Thunderbird Lanes Street Road, Warminster, PA - (appx. 5 miles down the road from the ball field)


$13.00 per person (collected weekly) to cover 3 games per week. You will pay for only the games you bowl. No bowl, no pay. Remember, unlike most leagues, you do not have to pay for bowling if you do not bowl. If your team is short -handed or a member cannot attend on a given Sunday, the unavailable member, or the entire team for that matter, can pre-bowl during the week. As well, a pool of approved substitute bowlers will be made available if a team is in need.

Each team's league fee envelope will be placed on the table by the scoring pedestal at the lanes you are assigned each week. Each team's league fee envelope MUST be filled ($13.00 for each bowler) and handed in at the front desk BEFORE the team's 2nd game. Failure to remit your team's league fee will result in your lane pair being shut down for game 2. Please double check the amount in each envelope. If a teammate is not present, please place the appropriate mark in the appropriate box on the inside flap of the league fee envelope. Please do not 'carry' league fees from week to week. If you are a little short, please borrow from a teammate or 2.

It is a fun time.


If you are interested in either captaining a team or joining as a free agent bowler, please notify the league office as soon as possible. If you are registering a team, please fill out the full team form located here… ... wling.html

If you are registering as a free agent, please fill out the free agent form located here… ... owler.html

If you have difficulty with either of the aforementioned forms, you can reply to this email or call the game line (215-822-8777) and leave a message for the league office (press option 9). If emailing or calling about entering a full team, please supply the following info…

1. Team name (if you have one yet)
2. Name of team captain
3. Team captain phone number
4. Names of other team members

If emailing or calling about entering as a free agent, please supply the following info…

1. Name
2. City, State, Zip Code
3. Home Phone
4. Work Phone
5. Email Address
6. Gender - Male/Female
7. Estimated Bowling Average
8. Comments - Remarks about yourself can give a team captain a better idea of you as a person. If you care to comment, do so.

The deadline to register is Sunday, October 28, 2019. It will be as it has been… a lot of fun. Step up and join now!

Previous League Champs

2018/19 - 3 Fingers Deep
John Zeits
Bryan Bart
Greg Lesher

2017/18 - Pocket Pounders
Lisa Carrigan
Valerie Passanante
Mike Zintner

2016/17 - No Name
Chris Hackney
Phil Gallone
Dennis Storti

2015/2016 - Mixed Nutz
Mike Adelman
Jeff Guilian
Mike Snowman

2014/2015 - No Name
Dave Cowan
Todd Gower
Dennis Storti

2013/2014 - That's What She Said
Christine Razzi
Fern Feinberg
Chris Harrison

2012/2013 - Livin' on a Spare
Derrick Croak
Mike Ray
Dave Herbert

2011/2012 - That's What She Said
Christine Razzi
Fern Feinberg
Chris Harrison

2010/2011 - DHs
Tom Zintner
Kevin Fogerty
Jim Saiber

2009/2010 - Team Z
Scott Lyons
Rob McClard
Ron Zaberer

2008/2009 - Pinup Girls
Dana Ciavardone
Dana Nase
Brooke Nase

2007/2008 - Team Hooven
Lora Hooven
Kelly Neill
Mike Hagan

2006/2007 - PTA
Denise Fredrick
Jess Marsh
Matt McReynolds

2005/2006 - Nine Ballers
Andy Smallman
Rich Server
Mike Hagan

2004/2005 - F Glen
Chanelle Lyons
Glen Hipple
Ed Doyle III
Dan McGlynn

2003/2004 - Who's Your Daddy
Kelly Neill
Steph Garrett
Joanne Greenstein
Les Greenstein

2002/2003 - Chicks And Seaman
Joan Glass
Maria Cecere
Mark Bernacki
Neal Britton

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Re: Sunday Evening Bowling 2019/20

Post by sixofdiamonds » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:12 pm

The bowling schedule is now posted online. You can access the schedule here... ... hedule.htm or on the main page of the Bowling America website located here...

Bowling at an earlier start time, which has been well received by most, has created a hardship for a couple of teams. I can fully understand that. In fairness to those teams, I've created a schedule that should accommodate most everyone.

Teams 19 and 23 will have a tough time making 8:00 pm games. The last thing I want is for teams to get there for an 8:00 pm start and have to wait for their opponent. The other last thing I want is for teams to forfeit their first game because they can't make it to the early game. Sometimes life simply gets in the way. So, I've given teams 19 and 23 as many later starts as possible. I've also included a note on the schedule of when these teams are scheduled for an 8:00 pm start. If you are scheduled to play teams 19 or 23 at 8:00 pm, please know the earliest you will start will be 8:15 and maybe as late as 8:30. I realize it's not ideal, but it's a darn sight better than previous year start times of 8:30, 8:45, and even 9:00 pm. Most teams will start an average of 9 of their 13 games at 8:00 pm. I just want everyone to know there will be a few exceptions.

Here is this year’s scheduling breakdown:
62% of the games will start at 8:00 pm. 10% of the games will start between 8:15 and 8:30 pm. The remaining 30% of games will start after the league before us has pulled off the lanes. Of that 30%, a larger percentage will be bowled by Teams 19 and 23.

As you can see, while it's not perfect, it's a lot better than it was. The large majority of teams will only have about 4 of 13 regular season weeks with a later start time.

I hope y’all understand.


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