This Is Not ‘Nam, There Are Rules

I will update this occasionally as rules questions come up throughout the season


Early Games – keep it moving:

Lanes open at 5:30, games start at 5:40 sharp, no practice balls after 5:40.  Please be respectful of the late games by playing your game on time.

The Basics:

  • Be nice
  • Three games of four on four each night, 15 points available (same scoring system as always)
  • Bowloffs are baker style, 5 on 5.  If a team only has 4 they can roll just 4, and the other team has a choice to match or stick with 5
  • Standings tiebreaker: 1) head to head (if a two way tie) 2) total points 3) team average 4) one ball bowloff


All A teams are in Open playoffs.

The 15th and 16th place teams in each B division are not in playoffs.  Top 2 in each B division have a bye to B sweet 16 (Thursday April 9).  Thursday B teams 3-14 playoff games on Thursday April 2, Tuesday B teams 3-14 playoff games on Tuesday April 7.  B sweet 16 and quarterfinals are on April 9.  B final four built into the Open bracket.  Three B quarterfinal losers with best records will be in the Open bracket but are eliminated from B title contention.

Open playoffs on 4/14 and 4/16.  Sweet 16 on 4/21, quarters and semis on 4/23, Bowling Ball 4/25 with A finals, B finals and Doubles finals


DBAD: I’m adopting this one from Portland Ultimate.  Don’t be a dick (or dink).  It’s bowling.  If you get mad at yourself that’s fine, but if you attempt to intimidate other players in an unwelcome way, you will be suspended from the league. Enjoy yourself, have some fun.   Don’t kick the ball return.