Part of the COVID-19 fallout has been the loss of my two weekly bowling leagues. They were aborted in March about three quarters of the way through the season. This week, a group of ten of us were planning on bowling in the Florida State Bowling Tournament in the Tampa area. But we canceled due to COVID. This comes after cancelling our trip to Reno for the Nationals in May for the same reason.
I think bowling gets a bad rap. It’s basically thought of as a bunch of toothless morons slamming beers and chucking balls down the lane. And admittedly some of that is true. But there are also higher level leagues with better players that are a lot of fun.
I’m averaging about 205 these days which puts me on the lower edge of the upper level for amateurs. I’m going to get a cotton mask and may sub for a friend in July, and then get back after it with one or two leagues in September COVID willing
And just so you know, bowling at a high amateur level is largely about money. The leagues are pretty expensive and there are a lot of side bets. Its a lot like poker. Poker is fun because of the money. If you were just playing for fun, it wouldn’t be fun. Its the same with bowling, although the amount of money is lower than poker, its a major incentive on the lanes. Plus its a great sport to compete at when you’re too old to compete at much else. Any questions?