Friday, December 30, 2011

Cosmic Bowling

Cosmic Bowling Party going on every Friday and Saturday night at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes.  The action starts at 9:30 pm.  Music, lights, lasers and fog machines make for a FUN night out.  Plan on joining us for the hottest dance party on the planet!  We turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the best light and video shows that you have ever seen and it is only at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes, 1560 Jefferson Road.  Please call 427-7250 for more information.







Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Years Eve Parties

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Let Bowl-A-Roll Lanes help you to Roll in the New Year!

Join us for one of our Family Bowling parties. Five to choose from.

http://www.bowl-a-roll.com/1.asp?Page=New+Years+Eve+Party





                                                                                   

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Years Eve Celebartion

For a Rockin' good time let Bowl-A-Roll Lanes help you to usher in the NEW YEAR!  Please check out our many parties available to you and your family. 









Spaces are limited so please call Bowl-A-Roll Lanes at 585-427-7250 to reserve your spot.
Bowl-A-Roll Lanes, 1560 Jefferson Road
                                                                

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bowling is Number 1



Why Customers are Happily Bowling                

"During a period when an increasing number of sporting industries and activities are competing for the attention of time-starved and cash-strapped consumers, Americans are turning to a classic pastime - naming bowling the nation's number-one participatory sport...". 


In recent years, bowling has enjoyed a tremendous resurgence in popularity that has been fueled by the emergence of family entertainment bowling centers and increasing levels of participation among women and youth bowlers.  Tens of millions of Americans who bowl every year can't be wrong - and there is no sport more inclusive, welcoming and fun that has an appeal that spans all ages, backgrounds and genders.  More and more Americans are discovering and rediscovering bowling as a wholesome and affordable experience.  From adult organized play and youth leagues to birthday parties, singles nights and good old-fashioned family outings, bowling continues to be a top draw among Americans of all ages".


Based on 2011 Simmons Research Data, below is a ranking of the top 10 participatory sports:

  1. Bowling                                23.0%
  2. Billiards/Pool                       18.2%
  3. Basketball                           17.1%
  4. Golf                                      13.5%
  5. Baseball                               11.3%
  6. Football                                10.1%
  7. Soccer                                    9.0%
  8. Volleyball                               8.5%
  9. Softball                                   7.9%
  10. Tennis                                     7.6%
Information provided by Bart Burger, BPAA





 

                                                                                   

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Funtime Junior Bowling (1985)

There was "Funtime Junior Bowling" on Sunday mornings. Eight pairs of kids would bowl the final 3 frames of their games on TV to determine the winner. Winners received trophies, and the highest score for each age bracket was the "King/Queen of the Hill". 26 shows per year, with the king/queen at the 13th and 26th show being crowned the "13-week King/Queen" and reappearing on the show to get a huge trophy. Yours truly appeared twice on the show, winning both times and being a 13-week King. My brother appeared once and was also a 13-week King (he struck all 5 shots on TV). I have video of my appearances, which may be the only surviving video of a show that was on the air for nearly 30 years.   Sit back and enjoy one of the Rochester's most popular Youth Bowling TV shows:  
                                                 "FUNTIME JUNIOR BOWLING"




 Courtesy of Chris Freemesser

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving



May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Managment and Staff at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bowl-A-Roll Junior Bowlers at their Finest!

On Saturday, November 19, 2011 our young "Stars of the Future" entertained the large crowd at the bowling center.  From the time that the lanes were turned on for league play STRIKES were plentiful.

Personal bests were recorded by the following youn bowlers:

Mike Trobia  288-670

Steph D'Andrea 290-739

Jake Hamilton 279-731

Tristian Dodson 300-690 (his first 300)

Kenny Peacock 267-766

Brian Benjamin 300-788 (his first sanctioned 300)


For more honor scores please visit ou website at http://www.bowl-a-roll.com/


                                                                   

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Bowling First

Kimberlee Healy Moore is  PERFECT!

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Kimberlee achieved one of her lifetime goals.   Shot my first 300 tonight at 6 months pregnant...never saw that coming :)




279 X 3



Bowling in the Bowl-A-Roll Lanes Sunday AM Men's League Mike Priset rolled games of 279-279-279 for an outstanding 837 series.  Priset's tripicate total tied the local USBC Rochester Bowling Association record held by Paul Perotto and Paul Palmer.  On Friday evening Mike also recorded a 300 game in the Friday Night Men's League also at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes.

To view additiional honor scores at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes, please visit this link
http://www.bowl-a-roll.com/1.asp?Page=Honor+Scores

TGIFriday



Cosmic Bowling!      "a light show like no other"


Great music, lights, lasers, fog machines make for a FUN night out. Plan on joining us for the hottest dance party on the planet!   We turn down the lights, turn up the music and the fire up the best light show that you have ever seen.  There are dancing lights, hot new music that is light years beyond ordinary. Come join us every weekend for the time of your life.

                                                                          Cosmic Bowling Lights   

Cosmic bowling takes place Friday & Saturday night  at 9: 30 pm - call us for starting times.  We have once again updated our music and light programs.  You have to see it to believe it!  View the newest and hottest videos on our large screens.  The very latest in bowling entertainment.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Junior Bowling Bash


Are you looking for something exciting to do on Friday afternoons?  Why not join us at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes on Friday afternoons for our "After School Blast"?  Everyone is doing it!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Veterans Day

This Veteran's Day, we honor those who have so bravely served this country. America is founded on the principle of freedom, justice, and liberty for all. Our nation's soldiers serve every day to protect our country and its ideals. On Veteran's Day, take a sacred moment to remember the those who sacrifice their lives every moment to achieve peace and democracy






As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy

                                                                                                                              




               

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Steve Nagy's 300 Game on Championship Bowling

A PERFECT TV DRAMA
Steve Nagy Is Remembered For Quite A Few Bowling Accomplishments, But His Televised 300 Game On 'Championship Bowling' In '55 Was A Particularly Riveting Moment.
by J.R. SCHMIDT

In the days before chemical bowling, a 300 game was rare. Most bowlers would go a lifetime without seeing or rolling one. So when the "Championship Bowling" TV show began filming in 1954, the producers offered $1,000 to anyone who could turn the trick before their cameras.

It seemed their money would be safe. Still, Chicago's Faetz-Niesen Recreation, site of the show, was a high-scoring house. Halfway into the filming, the reigning king of the hill was local star Eddie Kawolics, who'd won three straight matches with 700-plus series. Then he came up against Steve Nagy.

Nagy was a large, fun-loving Hungarian cabinetmaker from Cleveland who looked like America's favorite large, fun-loving Hungarian, comic Ernie Kovacs. Nagy was known for his exuberant bowling style: firing the ball down the lane, running out strikes, and sometimes pulling off his belt to whip his ball when it did not perform. He could also knock down pins. In 1952, he had been voted Bowler of the Year.

Nagy had never bowled at Faetz before (Kawolics spent so much time at the place he actually had mail delivered there!). But Nagy was not bothered. After rolling a few practice games on Lanes 5 and 6, he smiled at announcer Whispering Joe Wilson and said "This pair gives you your confidence back."

The match began. Kawolics shuffled out to an early lead; Nagy struggled. Kawolics won the first game, 244-200.

Nagy looked sharper coming out of the gate the second game. He matched Kawolics's opening double, and kept going when his opponent caught a couple of spares. In the fifth frame, Nagy's shot ran high and he almost stumbled over the ball return running his strike home. Number six followed: packed. Meanwhile, Kawolics was back; he tossed two strikes, then relinquished the pair to Nagy, who followed with numbers seven and eight.

Finally, the hundred-odd spectators broke into a faint buzz, realizing that Nagy had a significant string. Defying the ancient superstition of not mentioning a perfect game in progress, Whis-pering Joe reminded his viewers of the $1,000 awaiting Nagy if he could get the last four. Again Kawolics took the lanes; again he rolled two strikes. That brought it all back to Nagy.

Rolling on Lane 6, Nagy's ninth ball hit solid. The 10-pin stood... then toppled over backward as 100 voices shrieked. Now over to Lane 5, the tough side, for the finish. Nagy to the line - five quick steps, the ball lofted out onto the lane, a sharp left turn... and he had number 10! Nagy ran this shot out a full three lanes, stopping at the scorer's table to make sure the "X" was properly marked.

Whispering Joe was getting emotional. "Gosh all fishhooks!" he exclaimed. "This is the closest I've ever come to a perfect game. I've never seen a baseball no-hitter, nor a hole-in-one in golf..." Then Nagy rolled number 11.

Now the crowd exploded noisily. Whispering Joe, no longer whispering, started chanting "One more ball, one more ball, one more ball..."

Suddenly a voice barked "Quiet!" It was old Matty Faetz, the proprietor. Obediently, everyone shut up as Nagy stepped to the line for the 12th time.

Before anyone realized what was going on, Nagy galloped to the line, flinging the ball down the lane as if it were burning his hand. It hit the pocket solidly. The pins fell. Three hundred!

They stopped the match right there, even though Kawolics still had to roll his 10th frame. Whispering Joe was almost giddy as he congratulated Nagy on his accomplishment. Nagy asked if he could get a drink of water.

Nagy eventually defeated Kawolics, 749-715. But the big news was that a perfect game had been filmed. A few skeptics claimed the event had been staged and spoke darkly of the "fake 300 game." The producers responded that they had over 100 live witnesses.

Steve Nagy was again named Bowler of the Year in 1955. A few years later, he was elected to ABC's Hall of Fame. But when he died in 1966, he was probably most remembered as the man who had given millions of people their first look at a 300 game.






Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pins on Strike


Bowlers in the Wednesday Knox Amusement 3 Man Bowling League enjoyed a big night at the lanes.  Little wonder that the bowling pins are "ON STRIKE"!


Ron Board - 300
Mike Metz - 300
Rich Dunn - 299 - 815
Rob Grimm - 299
Mitch Wright - 300
Ken Tyler - 300


Visit our Honor Score Page on our website:
http://www.bowl-a-roll.com/1.asp?Page=Honor+Scores

Nifty Fifty

Nifty Fifty's

Everyone is in for a great treat that provides all with pure satisfaction.  On Thursday nites at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes starting at 9:30 pm at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes, 1560 Jefferson Road.  This is a deal that you can't miss.  Are you a bowling fanatic?  Get yourself pumped up for a night of FUN and EXCITEMENT!  We look foward to seeing you this evening.

Bowling and shoe rental just 50 cents each plus 50 cent sodas & $1 hot dogs (with $4 cover charge)

For all of our bowling specials, please click on this link:
http://www.bowl-a-roll.com/Specials.asp?Page=Specials

Monday, October 24, 2011

PBA Tournament in Rochester, New York


In the semifinal of the second 1997 PBA Ebonite Challenge, Steve Hoskins threw 12 strikes in a row against Walter Ray Williams, Jr. for a perfect game at Marcel's Olympic Bowl.  Were you there to witness this event?

Bowling Bloopers!

We hope you enjoy this short video of bowling bloopers!



Entertainment for the entire family


Can you remember how much fun you had the last time you went bowling? Bowling creates an atmosphere of fun, excitement, competition and teamwork. Our friendly staff and great tasting food and beverage selections are the final touches to the perfect entertainment experience. It’s fun and stress free, guaranteed. Children, parents, seniors, couples, friends, entire families... everyone can enjoy the fun,excitement and fitness of bowling.

 So do what millions of other people do every week—go bowlingFun and excitement
 are waiting for you at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes, 1560 Jefferson Road (585-427-7250)





Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Corporate and Holiday Parties


It’s amazing how a SMALL THANK YOU to your employees, such as hosting a great corporate bowling party can BOOST MORALE and IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY.

Bowl-A-Roll Lanes is the perfect venue for your next company outing. Bowling enjoys widespread appeal - everyone can do it and you don't have to bowl like a pro to have fun! It is reasonably priced, everyone can play, and it is not influenced by the weather.
 A company bowling party will help you improve company morale, enhance communication skills, and promote teamwork and sportsmanship.  Bowling parties help promote: friendly competition, morale, comradarie, enhance job performance, and improve employee relations.


TOP 10 REASONS WHY MANY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES HAVE BOWLING PARTIES…

1.It’s America’s #1 Fun Outing – DID YOU KNOW 2X’S MANY PEOPLE BOWL AS PLAY GOLF!
2.In Bowling You Don’t Have To Be Good To Have FUN!
3.It’s Affordable – great party packages at reasonable rates
4.Family Friendly Activity – they’ll love bring the kids & spouses
5.Great way to boost morale – almost EVERYONE CAN BOWL
6.Planning is easy to do – give us a call and we’ll do the rest
7.Do it day or night, rain or shine (We can act as back up plan, if the weather spoils an outdoor event on you)
8.Even Non Participants can attend and HAVE FUN
9.We provide all the necessary equipment
10.We have designed some FUN bowling games (JUST FOR GROUPS THAT ARE NOT AVID BOWLERS, BUT LOOKING TO ADD A LITTLE COMPETITION TOO.)




Click here for more party information:  http://www.bowl-a-roll.com/1.asp?Page=Corporate+Parties

Bowl-A-Roll Lanes "Your Family FUN and Entertainment Center"
1560 Jefferson Road
427-7250






Wednesday, October 12, 2011

College Night for all area students

Sunday and Monday nights at 9:00 pm are College Nights




Old School Bowling

A trip down Memory Lane!





Funtime Junior Bowling

 Funtime Junior Bowling starring Chris Freemesser


Funtime Junior Bowling was a weekly Sunday morning bowling program in Rochester NY that aired for at least 30 years on WOKR-TV13. This is a quick clip from my first appearance on the show...November 6th, 1983. I was but 14 years old. The ball was an AMF Strikeline.



Bowling For Dollars


Bowling For Dollars

Do You Remember When Bowling For Dollars was the most watched TV show in the Greater Rochester area? Unlike most TV game shows of the time, which were taped in New York or Hollywood and broadcast nationally, Bowling for Dollars was produced by local TV stations and only had contestants from the immediate area. The show was actually a franchise, created by Bert Claster of Claster Television, also the creator ofRomper Room. Episodes of Bowling for Dollars were taped either in a local bowling alley, or on a pair of bowling lanes constructed right inside the TV studio.The show reached its heyday in the 1970s.

Bowling for Dollars was a television game show on which people could play the sport of bowling to win cash and sometimes prizes based on how well they bowled.  
Station: WOKR-TV Channel 13 (Now WHAM-TV) Host: Ron DiFrance Site: In studio. (Studio's lanes also host to Sunday's "Junior Bowling" and "Brighton-Panorama TV Roll-offs" hosted by sportscaster DiFrance, then Tony Distino.)

 Here is a trip down Memory Lane:


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Free Game of Bowling






Join Our E-mail Club!





If you join the Bowl-A-Roll Lanes e-mail club, you will be the first to know about new bowling specials, upcoming events, and best of all be eligible to receive a FREE game of bowling.  We will even send you a special gift on your birthday.

You can join by visiting our website at www.bowl-a-roll.com and filling out our FREE GAME coupon and sending it to our Marketing Department.  We want you to know that we take your e-mail information very seriously, that we do not share this information with anyone nor do we send you spam.  We value you as a customer and we only want to keep you updated about the the  latest and greatest news of what is going on at your favorite FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, Bowl-A-Roll Lanes located at 1560 Jefferson Road.

When you share your e-mail address with us you can be sure that we will respect your privacy.  Your e-mail address will be used by Bowl-A-Roll Lanes to send you our special offers and promotions.  We will not sell, rent or otherwise share any information with any parties not affiliated with Bowl-A-Roll Lanes.

Click on this link to join   http://www.bowl-a-roll.com/emailSignup.asp





Friday, October 7, 2011

Cosmic Bowling



"A Sound and Light Show Like No Other"
And its ONLY at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes!






Great music, lights, lasers, fog machines make for a FUN night out. Plan on joining us for the hottest dance party on the planet! We turn down the lights, turn up the music and the fire up the best light show that you have ever seen. There are dancing lights, hot new music that is light years beyond ordinary. Come join us every weekend for the time of your life.  Come and join us every Friday and Saturday evening starting at 9:30 pm.




Click on this link for more information.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bowl-Rageous Birthday Bash

Let us help you plan your next event at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes! The staff at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes is ready to help you plan your memorable event and to help you have the best birthday ever! It will be an experience that your child will never forget.


Why does everyone choose to have a awesome bowling birthday bash?


We offer laughter and smiles accompanied by Good Old-Fashioned Family Fun!


You make the mess and we will do the rest.
Our party hostess handles all the details so your party is STRESS FREE!                                                                               

There is no need to worry about the weather.  Year round indoor FUN!                                                                                      
                                                     
All kids ages 4 to 8 will have fun bowling on our bounce-a-way, fun-to-play, here-to-stay bumper bowling system for kids!


Bowling is FUN for all ages so let the staff at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes assist you in planning your next BIG Family Event!                                                         


Your child will go home with a truly unique memento:  An authentic birthday bowling
 pin signed by all your party guests and his/her own Bowlopolis Party T-Shirt.   

                                                                                                        

Click here for more party information.  Thanks.
http://www.bowl-a-roll.com/Bowling-Parties.asp?Page=Parties

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Homeschool Bowling

  Homeschool Bowling Program

Bowl-A-Roll Lanes' Homeschool Bowling program is underway.   See how much fun you and your children will have each week.  Three different programs to choose from:

          Monday  @ 1:00 pm
          Tuesday  @ 1:00 pm
                                                                   Thursday @ 1:00 pm



              Homeschool bowlers having FUN!    

Bowl-A-Roll Lanes (Your Family Entertainment Center)
1560 Jefferson Road
Rochester, New York 14623
585-427-7250   

                                                                    

Monday, September 19, 2011

FOOTBALL IS BACK!



Experience Football like never before.  Join us at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes and watch EVERY GAME, EVERY SUNDAY!  Come join us every Sunday and watch your favorite team!












                          






College Nights


   College Night
Every Sunday and Monday Night starting at 9:00 pm
Bowl-A-Roll Lanes 1560 Jefferson Road   585-427-7250


Sunday and Monday are "College Nights" at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes.  Simply show your college id and bowl for $1.00 per game.  Shoe rental is also $1.00.  "College Night" special at our Snack Bar:  $1.00 hot dogs and .50 sodas.  Why not plan your next event at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes where all the college students gather to have FUN.


Have a large group?  Feel free to give us a call at 585-427-7250 and we will be happy to reserve some lanes for you.  Bowl-A-Roll Lanes your Family Entertainment Center where the "in crowd" meets.


Travel into the next galaxy with the most unique and exciting light and sound show in the area.  Don't forget our Cosmic Bowling program on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 9:30 pm.  


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Let's Go Bowling






     Have you ever been bowling?   But you say, “I don’t know how to bowl.  Everyone will laugh at me when I throw gutter balls.” It takes a lot of gutter balls before you will perfect your game and start rolling strikes and spares.  You need to gain confidence in your bowling style and feel comfortable when you bowl in order to have fun and improve  your game.  Bowling is inexpensive for a night of fun and laughs with your family or friends at your local bowling center.  You will be pleasantly
 surprised at how much fun bowling can be when you get together with your friends or family to bowl a few games.  

    Bowl-A-Roll Lanes is a Family Oriented bowling center so bring your kids to open bowl.  We also have certified coaches that coach your children to bowl the right way from the start.  There is bumper bowling for the wee ones.  We also host intramural bowling leagues during the season for the Rush-Henrietta Central School District.

     Now that you have bowled a couple of games and had a whole lot of fun doing it, you will want to bowl over and over again.  Let’s go bowling and meet your family or friends at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes to bowl a few games and have some FUN!  We look forward to seeing everyone.





Friday, September 16, 2011

McDonalds Bumper Bowling




Are you looking for something to do on Saturday afternoons with your young children?  Why not join us at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes (1560 Jefferson Road) for our short ten (10) week McDonalds Youth Bumper Bowling program.  Each Saturday the children take to the lanes for FUN and excitement.  Join your friends and make new ones.  After bowling you can visit the local Henrietta McDonalds to enjoy a McDonalds Happy Meal.  The program is designed for children ages 5 through 8. Special awards party on the last week of bowling.  What a great way to spend a weekend!











New Look

Bowl-A-Roll Lanes has an all new look.  Custom designed by Cornerstone Architects the warm colors add a new and exciting look to the bowling center.  We encourage everyone to stop by and take a "peek".  As always, we look forward to visiting with the Bowl-A-Roll Lanes family of friends.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Don't Be A Couch Potato

Bowl-A-Roll Lanes still has a few openings for teams and indivudals.  Why not join one of our Fun leagues?  Here are a few to choose from:

Monday Co-Ed Mixed @ 6:30 pm
(any combination of Men, Women or Mixed)
Only ten (10) short weeks of FUN and Excitement!

Friday Men @ 6:30 pm (One team needed)

Friday Mixed @ 7:00 pm (Every-Other-Week)

Saturday Co-Ed Mixed @ 6:45 pm and 8:15 pm (Every-Other-Week)

Saturday Co-Ed Mixed @ 8:15 pm (Once-A-Month)

Sunday Mixed @ 6:45 pm (Every-Other-Week)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Still Time to Join a League

Fall Leagues Now Forming!

There is still time to join one of our Fall Bowling Leagues.  Bowl-A-Roll Lanes has leagues for all occasions:  Men - Women - Mixed - Youth - Adult-Youth - Golden Agers.  You may join as a team or an individual.  League Bowling is a great way to meet new people and to make new friends.

For more information please contact Bowl-A-Roll Lanes at 585-427-7250 or email us at bowlarol@rochester.rr.com.  We hope to see you this Fall.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bowling Leagues at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes

Bowling Leagues - Types & Joining Requirements



Joining a bowling league can be a great way to spend special time with your family, friends, or even with coworkers.  Anyone from beginning to advanced bowlers can join a league. People of all ages can enjoy and benefit from participating in a bowling league. Leagues provide social stimulation, and can also satisfy a competitive spirit.

Bowling dates back to the Egyptian Pharaohs and boasts a long and glorious heritage. League bowling can be a very special part of the whole bowling experience. It can be a great way to relax, unwind, have fun with others, and help relieve the pressures of everyday life. The thunderous roll of the ball, the sound of pins crashing, the great thrill of getting that strike, or even a bowler's first two hundred game can create spontaneous excitement and many precious and lasting memories.

You are bound to hear excitement, applause, and laughter when a league is in action. Anyone can be a valuable member of a bowling league, no matter what their bowling average may be.If you are interested in improving your bowling skills or bonding with people, the best approach is to join a bowling league.

Types of Bowling Leagues

There are many different types of leagues available to suit many different people and their unique tastes. Just like dining in a restaurant, there is a whole menu of choices as far as bowling leagues that are offered.  The types of leagues include youth, adult, adult and youth, all men, all women, senior citizens, and groups with men and women together.  Times for bowling leagues can be during the day, mornings, afternoons, or evenings, which can be early such as right after work, or late at night. Leagues can take place during the weekdays or on the weekends.

A person can join a league anytime during the year, but leagues that take place during the summer (May or June), or in the fall or winter (like August or September), usually offer the greatest variety of choices as far as types, days, times, and formats. Lengths of the bowling league seasons are determined by the starting date.
On an adult team there are usually 4 or 5 bowlers. On a youth league team there are about 3 or 4. Bowling leagues can be made up of people with different backgrounds and interests. Religious organizations, various companies, fraternal groups and many others form leagues.The format of a league is usually 3 games, which take approximately two and half-hours for a traditional bowling league.

Many times league bowlers compete for individual and team awards such as plaques and trophies. Also, many leagues will collect extra money at the end of the season or host a dinner or dance for the league members and their guests. Some organizational leagues will donate money to a charity that they represent.

Requirements for Joining A Bowling League

Some people hold the mistaken belief that in order to participate in league bowling they must carry an average score of 180 or more. This simply is not true.  A typical daytime female league member bowls somewhere between a score of 100 and 120. A nighttime female bowler typically averages around 120 to 140. And the typical male nighttime league bowler only averages between 140 and 160.  The game of bowling has a handicap system that when used helps balance beginning bowler's averages with perhaps older or avid player's.  The handicapping system for bowling is what gives everyone a fair chance to win. Taking a percentage of the difference between one's average and a designated score is calculated as one's handicap.

For example, the league may designate a score of 220 to base their handicap off of. If your average is 140 and the league determines the percentage to be 90%, you would take the 220 minus the 140, which makes 80. Then you would take 90% of 80, and that would give you 72. Therefore, your handicap would be 72.
If it happens that a player bowls just one good game at a score of 185 for example, they would take the 185 plus their handicap of 72 and that would give them a score of 257. This helps put them in a better position to help their team to win. This also improves their chances of winning some jackpots.

The way in which the jackpot works is very simple. One person will collect money for each jackpot. For example, if it costs 3 dollars to enter the second game jackpot and 25 people enter the jackpot, it would then be worth 75 dollars. If you happen to have the highest score out of the 25 entrants for the second game, you will win the jackpot of 75 dollars. In this way, not only can bowling in a league be challenging and fun, it can also be very profitable.

In order to join a bowling league, one can simply call Bowl-A-Roll Lanes (585-427-7250) and request information about any upcoming fall or summer leagues we are offering. Then contact the person who is in charge of the league. Usually this is the secretary. Ask if there are any openings for you to form a team.
Usually you can either form your own team, or if you do not have anyone to join with you, the bowling alley can connect you with others also looking to form a team. Most bowling leagues bowl 3 games per night, 1 night a week.

Bowl-A-Roll League Offerings

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