LEGACY SPORTS MIXED BOWLING League joined the LEGACY SPORTS family in 2015 with immediate success! Whether you consider yourself a recreational bowler or you have a passion for strikes and spares, this league is the perfect choice! You can bowl with friends, family, co-workers, or sign up as a “free agent” and be placed on a team; this option gives you a special opportunity to meet new people, make connections, strengthen friendships or build new ones, and enjoy yourself the entire time! Whether you are looking for a great way to improve your game or a social bowling experience designed for fun, LEGACY SPORTS MIXED BOWLING League is your answer. This league is for bowlers 6th grade and above, all skill levels. By utilizing bowling handicaps for competitive balance, keeping the emphasis on participation and connections by providing everyone the opportunity to do well and have a great time, this is truly a multigenerational league. As a mixed sport there is no specific requirement or minimum for number of male or female bowlers on a team. Matches are played at Husted’s Hazel Dell Lanes on Sunday afternoons. Team registraion entitles you to a 3-game series each week for 6 weeks, bowling shoes, team polo bowling shirt, and eligibility for the end-of-season team and individual awards and recognition. Matches will be played on March 1, 8, 22, 29. April 26, May 17. It’s time to “Just Play!”.
MIXED BOWLING RULES
“Consider first honesty, sportsmanship, and fair play. Value integrity, participation, and connections above winning”.
[Rule 1] Teams will be made of 4 players. Players must be legally and officially added to the team roster before they will be allowed to participate. Team Registration must be completed and fees paid before players will be considered legally and officially added to a team.
[Rule 2] Entering averages of all players shall be determined Week One of the season by the hosting lanes. The handicap for bowlers who bowl the first time after Week One will receive a handicap the first week they bowl.
[Rule 3] The league will determine wins and losses on a handicap basis. Handicap will be 100% of the difference between a bowler’s average and a scratch figure of 220.
[Rule 4] The league will consist of both males and females, and there will not be a minimum or maximum of a gender, since the handicap system used in this league eliminates any advantage that may or may not be attributed to any gender.
[Rule 5] The minimum legal line-up of 3 players must be present before the completion of the first frame of each game. For the lineup to be legal at least one bowler must be a regular team member; two may be substitutes. Games must be forfeited if an illegal lineup is used.
[Rule 6] When bowling in a known forfeit situation or scheduled against a non-existent team, the team must bowl at least the team average less 10 pins per player to earn the points.
[Rule 7] Absentee and vacancy scores will be allowed when a team has a legal lineup, but less than a full lineup at the start of any game in a series. Handicap will be determined on the average of absent member. The absentee score will be the absent member’s average minus 10 pins. Teams having an incomplete roster (vacancy on the team) will use a score of 125 plus a handicap of 85 for the vacant position, which shall be used for the basis of determining handicap.
[Rule 8] By the rules of bowling and the automatic scoring system, if a bowler has not arrived before the completion of the 5th frame, they must sit the rest of that game but are eligible to bowl games 2 and 3.
[Rule 9] Team position standings shall be determined on a point basis, with 1 point awarded for each game won (3 per day) and 1 point for the high team series in each match. League winners will be determined by games won and lost; first tiebreaker is head-to-head competition; if teams did not play each other during league play the tie-breaker is total scratch pins.
[Rule 10] No person(s) shall be allowed in the bowling area except the players and league administrative personnel. No children in the bowling area except for infants if there is no one to babysit and both parents are bowling. Exceptions must be approved by LEGACY Sports Director or in his absence, League Commissioner.
[Rule 11] Pre-bowling other than approved warm-up time is not permissible.
[Rule 12] Bowlers must wear their team shirt. Any player without a team shirt because they do not have one yet will be required to wear something considered appropriate. If a player has lost or damaged their shirt they will be required to purchase a new one.
[Rule 13] Use of alcohol will not be allowed prior to or during the games.
[Rule 14] Participants are expected to treat the bowling alley with respect, which includes but is not limited to not abusing equipment and cleaning up any messes we create or find. “Leave it better than you found it”.
All teams start at 2:00pm on March 1, 8, 22, 29. April 26 and May 17