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thedjs

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New Rules Question
« on: July 03, 2019, 04:41:14 PM »
From what I understand, as of August 1 of this year you can only clean your ball with a dry rag or towel.  In my house that's going to be a real problem because many times some black stuff (rubber or something like that) gets all over the ball after about one game.  A dry towel will not get it off.  It can affect the way the ball rolls and will even stick to your hands.  (I don't think your hands are covered by the new rule)

My question is, can a league vote to over-ride this rule and allow bowlers to clean their balls with something like alcohol when this happens.  Or do you have to get approval from the league officers each time that it occurs (which can be a real problem when you're on 30 and they are on 1.)   Any ideas would be appreciated. 

 

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Re: New Rules Question
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2019, 06:23:02 PM »
Unsanctioned leagues tend not to have a prize fund from what I have seen.  Its how Bowlero can afford a $11 a week league with 2 free open games in addition.  Agree not ideal if in it for bowling the sport.  Cheap just for fun leagues have their place (mainly to get me sub $2 games rest of the time).
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Re: New Rules Question
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2019, 11:54:19 AM »
All of the unsanctioned leagues at my center have the same prize fund they would have even if they were sanctioned.  Only difference being the league voted not to sanction for one reason or another.  The center acts as the secretary and the treasurer which makes it a little more secure in terms of the prize fund being safe.

I wouldn't necessarily mind bowling unsanctioned, except I prefer to maintain a sanctioned average for tournaments.  There is also the "wild west" feeling that comes with bowling unsanctioned.  Sure there are the USBC rules to use as a basic guideline, but then at the end of the day they don't apply and people do whatever they want.  Kind of sketchy. 
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Re: New Rules Question
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2019, 12:29:02 PM »
As Bowling for Donuts pointed out, going unsanctioned is cheaper! No USBC sanction fee and use of the house as secretary/treasurer makes things a whole lot more manageable!

The bonding issue has not come into play so far, and as long as the house still has customers, I don't believe it will!
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Re: New Rules Question
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2019, 06:39:29 PM »
Wow, it's true - bowlers are cheap.
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Re: New Rules Question
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2019, 10:30:14 PM »
Wow, it's true - bowlers are cheap.

If bowling a just for fun league might as well go cheap.
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Re: New Rules Question
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2019, 02:49:39 PM »


The bonding issue has not come into play so far, and as long as the house still has customers, I don't believe it will!

well it's like insurance right? it is there "in case $hit happens"  you are covered.  and i would agree it is like the wild west because ultimately there is no recognized and agree upon authority to settle disputes as a neutral/independent party. 

like others said in fun beer leagues sure unsanctioned is perfect.  but a competitive league that decides to go unsanctioned to be anti establishment and the rebels is just asking for issues to pop up.  sure they may have come up yet but it is an open invitation.  it amounts to cutting off your nose to spite your face. 

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Re: New Rules Question
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2019, 07:58:47 PM »
This dry towel rule is nothing compared to the recent suspension of the three-unit rule and centers no longer needing to submit annual lane dressing inspection reports.

I've inspected bowling centers for the USBC before. Got flat-out told by proprietors at several of them that they would not allow us in the building or to pull lane tapes unannounced. They required us to make appointments to come in to do the inspection. To no one's surprise, the entire lane was flooded with oil for 40 feet, all the machines had weight-compliant pins in them, etc. Our tape machine sometimes couldn't get a readout because there was too much oil.

And then you'd go back in to bowl the following week and it was back to a blocked-up shot or just generally dry all the way across.

Big part of why I walked away from any kind of volunteer leadership position is the whole system is broken and not enough people care enough to band together to fix it.

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