Official Bowling Rules
- All players must be 21 years of age.
- Team rosters shall include a minimum of 2 players with no gender requirement.
- Each game shall be played by 2 players. Teams may also choose to bowl with 3 players, with each person sitting out a game.
- Open sub policy during regular season. Subs/new bowlers must check-in at the front desk before bowling.
- Late Registration: a team may add players to their roster during the season provided the team captain approves.
- Each team shall track the scores on the provided score cards and turn them in to the front desk once the match is completed.
- Handicaps shall be used, and will be automatically calculated by the computer system. (See "Handicap" section below to gain an understanding of how this will work.)
- 4 league points per match. The winner of each game will receive 1 point in the league standings. One point will also be awarded to the highest team score with handicap.
- All equipment, including shoes and bowling balls shall be provided by the League, however players may use their own shoes or bowling balls.
- An ABSENTEE score shall be used when a bowler is gone of their average minus 10 pins. If an average hasn't been established yet, a BLIND score of 100 will be used.
- Each team shall play 3 games of 10 frames each against another team. The team with the highest point total will win the game.
- If there is a tie game, the teams will each receive a half point in the league standings.
- All players shall be handicapped as determined after the first week.
- Each team shall play 2 bowlers each game.
- Players arriving late can join a game in progress through the first 3 frames
These will be automatically determined in the computer system, but this gives participants the information on how handicaps are determined.
- Determine your average. A minimum of 3 games is required to establish an average. To calculate your average, take the total number of pins and divide by the number of games. If you scored a total of 300 through 3 games, your average is 100.
- Determine the basis score. This will usually be 90% of 220 for our leagues.
- Subtract your average from the basis score. If your average score is 100, subtract 100 from 220. 220 - 100 = 120.
- Multiply by the percentage. Take 90% of the difference between your average and the basis score. 120 x .9 = 108. Your handicap is 108. You will add this number to your actual score you bowled.
- Your handicap will fluctuate from week to week. The basis score won't change, but your average might.