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andrae1982

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League Bowling
« on: March 17, 2008, 03:18:04 AM »
I've never been in a league so I was going to try and get into a summer leauge this year. I was wondering what are some typical prices I could expect to pay for the leauge. Also how long are leagues usually. Please let me know your experiences. Thanks.

 

pop_1

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Re: League Bowling
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 11:21:34 AM »
Well depends on the level of competition you will be looking for.  I have seen summer leagues from $13-$25 a week.  The usually run about 13 weeks.

NicholasE

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Re: League Bowling
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 11:25:12 AM »
Yeah it really depends on the area and league your wanting to get in. The price range pop gave you is about what you could expect. If its a non-sactioned league (which means USBC has nothing to do with it and you will not get any awards) they can be a little cheaper then the ones that are sanctioned.
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Atochabsh

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Re: League Bowling
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 11:55:25 AM »
In a sanctioned league you can expect to pay from $12 to +++++ whatever.  The higher priced leagues will more then likely be scratch which means no handicap to level the bowlers' skills within the league.  If you are just starting out in league play, I'd make sure you join a handicap league.  There may even be a learn to bowl league that provides coaches to assist in learning the game.  Since you have not bowled in league before, you will be asked to pay for sanctioning fees to USBC.  That's a yearly fee that will provide you achievement awards, general rules to follow, prize money bonding (you want this), and creates an official average for use in tournaments of all kinds and levels.  

In all leagues you have a typical break down of the weekly fees.  Say a league is $12 a week.  You might be paying $9 to the house for lineage, $1 to the secretary/treasurer and $2 to a prize fund.  A prize fund that will grow throughout the league term and be awarded at the end in  pieces and levels of achievement.  Like most improved, high average, high series, high game, high handicap series and high handicap game as well as team placements.  In some leagues that prize fund has to go a long way and the payouts are minimal, others pay more.  Depends on how much of your league fees go into the prize fund.

Most centers have a league co odinator.  Ask the center about their leagues and some that would be good for you just starting out.  

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andrae1982

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Re: League Bowling
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008, 12:41:05 PM »
Thanks for the great comments.
I really appreciate it.