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kiefenstien

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ELKS National Tournament
« on: March 27, 2021, 01:55:39 PM »
Any ELK Members on here? Anyone going to the Elks National Tournament in Troy, Michigan?

And just for fun, what's your lodge number, how many years have you been an ELK? and are you or have you been an officer.

For me, I belong to Baraboo, WI Lodge #688 and I will be Exalted Ruler this year. I've been a member for 15 years now.
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The Elks are committed to their mission,
“So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”

 

MikeE.B.

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Re: ELKS National Tournament
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 03:47:36 PM »
New York, #2175. 5yr member. I've never had the desire to be an officer but congrats to being E.R.! It's tough getting the time to participate at the lodge a lot but i do enjoy working our bingo nights.
Per bowling, you might be interested in checking out a nearby lodge. #1222. It's a cool, old building. And it's got four lanes in the basement.   

kiefenstien

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Re: ELKS National Tournament
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 07:35:13 AM »
Before we moved 3 years to our new lodge location, we had a 6 lane bowling alley in our old lodge in the basement. Those lanes were put in around 1945. A 300 was never rolled on those lanes. I'm not even sure a 800 series was thrown either. I loved bowling there and sure do miss it.
The principles of the B.P.O.E. are:
CHARITY, JUSTICE, BROTHERLY LOVE, AND FIDELITY.

The Elks are committed to their mission,
“So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”

SpinBowler300

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Re: ELKS National Tournament
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2021, 08:47:20 AM »
I bowl league at the house where the Elks is being held. Make sure you take some shiny/urethane equipment that can get down lane. Either the lane machine is malfunctioning or the house is trying to save money, but the amount of lane oil put down is not very much. The lanes change quickly and dry up fast. Be ready for the Gestapo. She will be all over you if you even think of lowering your mask. It's no longer fun to bowl there.
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kiefenstien

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Re: ELKS National Tournament
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 01:43:00 PM »
I throw a 900 Global Shadow OPS, Badger Infused, and a Desert OPS. So I'm good on the Medium to dry side. Thank you for the info.
Even if you are on the approach you still have to have your mask on?
The principles of the B.P.O.E. are:
CHARITY, JUSTICE, BROTHERLY LOVE, AND FIDELITY.

The Elks are committed to their mission,
“So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”

SpinBowler300

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Re: ELKS National Tournament
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2021, 08:39:39 AM »
Kiefenstien, ABSOLUTELY. They will be all over you if you don't. I bowl leagues in 3 houses and only this one is going to that extreme.
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jimjames

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Re: ELKS National Tournament
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2021, 12:58:30 PM »
I'd guess they're probably thinking, BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY. Sounds like they care for the well being of their patrons. To each establishment, their own rules. :)

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Re: ELKS National Tournament
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2021, 02:14:07 PM »
I was looking at the Covid-protocols for the USBC Open tournament the other day. They are not allowing any spectators at the tournament venue and all participants must wear approved masks at all times. Even when bowling.

They do not allow clear face shields either as I have seen some around here use while bowling.

kiefenstien

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Re: ELKS National Tournament
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 02:17:55 PM »
I bowl league at the house where the Elks is being held. Make sure you take some shiny/urethane equipment that can get down lane. Either the lane machine is malfunctioning or the house is trying to save money, but the amount of lane oil put down is not very much. The lanes change quickly and dry up fast. Be ready for the Gestapo. She will be all over you if you even think of lowering your mask. It's no longer fun to bowl there.

They must have done a heavy oil pattern for this tournament because they were really oily and out of bounds. Oil never dried up fast either. Nobody was wearing a mask when we were on the lanes.
The principles of the B.P.O.E. are:
CHARITY, JUSTICE, BROTHERLY LOVE, AND FIDELITY.

The Elks are committed to their mission,
“So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”