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    I've been bowling on two or three years since I was 12 years old. My last league we finished in third place, and I averaged a 193. Growing up, my team would dominate the leagues we were in against other kids, but when we got to the adult leagues we couldn't win anything. Third place was our best finish in 4 years.

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    i have been bowling since i was 3 nd really didnt get into the sport until i was about 11, i statrted takin lessons at 14 nd now bowling in collge, in high school i averaged 224.7 and had 4 300 games. my higest series is 822 nd that was at the state finals, in college i average 220.1 and in the leagues im in on my off days i average 222.4 so i am not doing to shabby. i carry 5 bowling balls around with me and 2 pairs of shoes. i hope one day to be in the PBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by PK14 View Post
    i have been bowling since i was 3 nd really didnt get into the sport until i was about 11, i statrted takin lessons at 14 nd now bowling in collge, in high school i averaged 224.7 and had 4 300 games. my higest series is 822 nd that was at the state finals, in college i average 220.1 and in the leagues im in on my off days i average 222.4 so i am not doing to shabby. i carry 5 bowling balls around with me and 2 pairs of shoes. i hope one day to be in the PBA
    What college do you go to? A 220.1 average in college tournaments would make you one of the top college bowlers in the country if you guys bowl the good tournaments....

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    Bowled a 610 in my sport league on Monday. Not too bad. I was a little inconsistent my first game but finished 218 (open in 10th ) and 220. The shot is soooooo long at 45ft, but my team figured it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behnke2017 View Post
    The men's league I'm in is $10 per night. $8 for bowling and then $2 goes into the prize money and banquet fund. Each team (3 man) can have up to 4 bowlers at the banquet. We usually get about 25 bucks a person back plus a free meal so its not too bad for a night of fun. I have a little extra incentive as league treasurer and secretary (since I'm literally the only computer literate person in the league) and those positions are paid for by the team sponsors, which would pay for my bowling throughout the year. Only problem I have is without an income I can't pay for beer frames and other things like poker during bowling.

    Speaking of poker, the version we play is you get 2 cards on a strike and 1 on a spare. If you miss a spare, someone playing picks a card from your hand. You also cannot hold more than 5 cards at a time and the decks have jokers. Usually both teams play the same game since we have 3 person teams so thats up to 6 hands depending on who plays. We each put in a buck and highest hand takes the pot after each game. Anyone else do this that bowls league?
    We pay 25 a night in my league....for 35 weeks

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    Holy crap thats a lot for 3 games of bowling

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    I found a local league near me I may do. 10 bucks a week for 18 weeks. Not too shabby. I need to find a team though. None of my friends are really very interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koldjerky View Post
    I don't know too much about the intricacies in bowling but I have been in a league for about 4 years now, and last year I was in 2. I'm not in any this season due to some issues and time constraints.

    I'm about up to a 175ish average but am too streaky.

    I can't bowl the traditional way, it just doesn't work, I have to bowl thumbless.
    I'm the same way. I have been bowling league since I was 17, and I'll be 28 next month. I learned how to throw a hook at age 17, and I've been using it, thumbless, for all the years now. My best game was a 278. My Dad was a league bowler as well, but he was a lefty and he tried to teach me how to curve, but I just couldn't get it for the life of me. My roomie, whom I've known for 13 years now, was the one who taught me how to throw without my thumb.

    I gotta say my average is around 160 to 165 these days. But it's getting better because I've finally gotten the hang of adjusting and moving your feet, and working with hitting your mark.

    I currently bowl on a Sunday night league, USBC sanctioned. I was on a challenge shot league on Saturday nights, but I'm not sure if we're going to start it back up because a few of the teams moved to Sunday nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugottabjoshinme View Post
    We pay 25 a night in my league....for 35 weeks
    I pay 22 for 35 weeks.

    But you get the majority of your money back at the end of the year depending on the place your team finishes in. If you finish in the top 5 you get your money back. Even if you finish in last (28th) you get a quarter of your money back. I have been in the league for 10 years and the best I have finished in was 8th which I got 3/4 of my money back.

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    What kind of pots do your guys league has? There are a ton of pots my league has.

    1st game 5 dollar pot (w/handicap) one winner. Usually pays anywhere from 400-500 dollars.

    2nd game 10 dollar pot (w/handicap) pays 3-4 spots depending on how many people get in.

    3rd game 5 dollar pot (w/handicap) pays 3 spots.

    All 3 games scratch 2 dollars a game.
    All 3 games handicap 2 dollars a game.
    Series 2 dollars

    Mistery pot (Scratch) 2nd game 2 dollars.

    The big pot is Doubles, (w/handicap) 2 dollars a guy. So if you want to partner up with someone on another team you give them 2 dollars and they have to match your 2 dollars with there own 2 dollars. There are 28 teams 5 guys on a team so sheets add up. This pot usually gets up to 6000 a night. 2000 a game to be split between 2 guys, pays out 2 places. I usually get in with 10-20 guys depending on how much money I have. I have won this pot a lot. in my 10 years in the league.

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    Wow that is a lot of pot money.

    Our league has 15 teams. We have:

    Survivor pot - $5. 1/3 the field gets cut after first game, then cut after second game, then I think it pays top 4.

    30 Clean - $2. 1 dollar goes towards 30 clean, one dollar goes towards the person with the most clean. If no one gets 30 clean, then the 1 dollar rolls over and the person with the most clean gets the other half. So if 30 people play and no one gets it until like week 7, the guy who gets 30 clean gets 210 for the rollover + 30 for the night. This pot you have to pay every week or you will never be eligable for the rollover.

    Team 300 - $2 per so 10 per team (5 man). They pick a game. During that game one member from team needs 1 strike in each frame and one member needs all 3 in tenth. This one also has a rollover if no one goes all they way. So the team with the most consecutive gets half of what was turned in that night.

    Single game handicap - $10 bucks

    We have a mystery and a mystery doubles as well, I don't remember how much they are.

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    My league actually tried the survivor pot a few times but people werent getting in enough to keep it going.

    My league did have a strike pot that got up to 15,000. It was one dollar to get in and based on your average you had to get strikes in certain frames. So the higher your average the more strikes you had to get. There was one guy a few years ago who almost won it. He was in the third game on the last strike he had to get he hit the pocket flush but left the 10 pin he was pissed of course. We stopped the pot and just divided the money evenly amongst the teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSox_05 View Post
    My league actually tried the survivor pot a few times but people werent getting in enough to keep it going.

    My league did have a strike pot that got up to 15,000. It was one dollar to get in and based on your average you had to get strikes in certain frames. So the higher your average the more strikes you had to get. There was one guy a few years ago who almost won it. He was in the third game on the last strike he had to get he hit the pocket flush but left the 10 pin he was pissed of course. We stopped the pot and just divided the money evenly amongst the teams.
    Yea our house has a similar strike pot....but all leagues can contribute to the same pot. It got to 10 grand last year and they stopped it at that. Some guy won it and then it was immediately at 7 grand again since so much had rolled over. Its 5 bucks to get it. Its so hard once its a high number because you need "11" strikes thru 3 games, but they make one of the strikes strike 11 in each game so you still need a double (and 14 total)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugottabjoshinme View Post
    Yea our house has a similar strike pot....but all leagues can contribute to the same pot. It got to 10 grand last year and they stopped it at that. Some guy won it and then it was immediately at 7 grand again since so much had rolled over. Its 5 bucks to get it. Its so hard once its a high number because you need "11" strikes thru 3 games, but they make one of the strikes strike 11 in each game so you still need a double (and 14 total)
    What bowling alley do you bowl at? I see you live in Bolingbrook.

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    Couples league starts tomorrow night. Hoping to get a 500 series at least. Haven't picked up a ball since the first Tuesday in April.

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