Officially, the bowling season began on Aug. 1.
Mid-Michigan leagues start after Labor Day.
Organizers, (board members, proprietors, league officers and team captains), contact bowlers to fill openings and expand existing leagues. For our local association, we continue serving “ALL mid-Michigan
The biggest task is getting ALL leagues ready to start! If interested in joining a league, please take a moment to let someone know! Call or text your team captain, your league president, your local bowling center or even me! (Dave Lewis at 989/560-8009).
National legislation passed in 2016 will increase our annual sanction fees by $2 this season. Our $22 Annual cost ($13 national dues, $8 local dues, $1 state dues) increases to $25 this season. The new breakdown: ($15 national dues, $9 local dues, $1 state dues). The $1 local increase was just to keep the cost easier to manage at an even $25.
If your league bowls the same number of weeks as last season, bowling fees at Riverwood Lanes will NOT increase in the 2022-2023 season! (However, they will probably increase slightly for the 2023-2024 season.)
National Bowling Day is Saturday, Aug. 13
Check out local bowling center promotions. For Riverwood Lanes, EVERYONE receives a game of bowling FREE! In addition, for the entire month of August, (except for Rock & Bowl on Friday & Saturday nights), league bowlers will bowl for free AND, to encourage more bowlers, they can have up to four guests join them! Make a reservation soon!
Help all local bowling centers successfully kick off their 2022-2023 season.
If you cannot find a bowling promotion in your area, come to Riverwood in Mount Pleasant for bowling fun in August!
* 989 at Riverwood Lanes (989)773-BOWL(2695)
* Gateway Lanes, Clare (989)386-2201
* Snowbird Lanes, Harrison (989)539-7242
* The Gate (Big Rapids) (231)796-3808
* Pins, Ithaca (989)875-4217
* MP USBC(Adults/Youth) (989)560-8009 (DPLewis)
Call your local bowling center to see what’s available. Maybe even start your own league. New leagues form every season. Call to discover your options. Leagues for the 2022-2023 season are organizing NOW! Most leagues have room to expand. Get family, friends, and co-workers of all ages involved too. Get back in the swing of league bowling!
Mount Pleasant League Officers meeting at Riverwood Lanes
Our mid-August tradition, the League Officers Workshop, gives the same message to all league officers, as well as providing league supplies.
Meeting date: Wednesday, August 17 at Riverwood Lanes. Check-in at 7:15 pm
After the 60-minute workshop, the MP USBC local board sits down for its first quarterly 2022-2023 meeting.
More good news from Riverwood Lanes – a new Brunswick Lane Dressing machine for 2022-2023!
To help keep scoring conditions consistent from week to week, Riverwood Lanes’ new lane machine arrives on August 22. In addition, they’ll update and keep their existing lane machine to use as a potential back-up, if ever needed.
Check out the BOWL.COM website: For current national news or visit the following topics for:
* Katie Thornton joins the Team USA coaching staff
* Junior Gold Championships headed to Indianapolis in 2023, Detroit in 2024
* Youth champions crowned at 2022 Junior Gold U12, U15, & U18 divisions
* 2021-2022 Dexter High School All-American Team Announced
* 2022 USBC Open Championships wraps up competition in Las Vegas
My next column, (Aug. 17) focuses on local youth bowling leagues. Youth membership costs remain $10, (includes $4 USBC dues / $6 local processing). Start time for MP USBC Saturday Youth leagues is 9:30am, Saturday, 9/10/2022.
I’ll see you “on the lanes” in September or maybe even sooner on:
* Wednesday, August 17th, 7:15pm, Riverwood Lanes for the Annual League Officers Workshop!
Riverwood Lanes managed this season by Nate Lockwood. Wish him well at the following league meetings:
* Monday Mixed: Meeting-Monday, Aug 29, 6:30pm; Bowling begins: Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m
* AJ’s Tax Trio Draft: Meeting-Tuesday, Aug 30, 6:45pm; Bowling begins: Tuesday, Sept. 6 following the 6:45pm Draft
* Wednesday Mixed: Meeting-Wed, Aug 31, 6:30pm; Bowling begins: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m
* Men’s City “A”: Meeting-TBA; Bowling begins: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m
* High Rollers: Meeting-TBA; Bowling begins: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:20 p.m
* Friday Misfits: Meeting-TBA Bowling begins: TBA
All leagues, EXCEPT THURSDAY NIGHT, are mixed leagues, allowing both women & men bowlers.
On Thursday night, there are two separate leagues, a ladies only league and a men’s only league!
Again, WELCOME BACK EVERYONE! I hope you’ve all had a safe and relaxing 2022 summer so far!
Mid-Michigan can find all their bowling needs at Riverwood Lanes(MP), Gateway Lanes(Clare), & Pins(Ithaca)!