I have bowled over 17 years, in this city,and I really love the game. The passion for the game has come and gone, and I feel its coming back. I can't answer for everybody, but I can for me. The reason I bowl is a combination two things, the thrill of victory and the MONEY. When bowling leagues got to the point that when you win, when you bowl for 36 weeks, when you practice to beat every team you bowl, and when you dedicate yourself to be the best and be on top, and you win first place out of 36 teams there is nothing, there is no reward at the finish line, there is no money, no gold, no recognition, absolutely nothing.
Leagues in this city feel as though everybody deserves the same thing. You can finish 5th place in a league, and you will receive about $50 more than the team in 15th place and $80 more than last place. There is no glory for you being first. They almost punish you for finishing first. You are the outcast because you are the infamous, GOOD BOWLER,
200 BOWLER, PRO-BOWLER. They act as if you were born a 200 bowler you never practice and put the time in the game to become as good as you are.
They want to bowl league once a week and beat you when they bowl you,
they want to set the rules, to fit the handicap bowlers. Bowlers do not want to get better, they want to average 170 for 20 years and win tournaments because they have a million pins, and in league they want 100% of 220 or 230 and they want to beat you without any effort." I can't afford a new ball", " I don't want to pay $200 for a piece of equipment that might make me better", "I don't have time to practice", "I can't understand that book on how to make spares." I might be exaggerating a bit, but you have heard it. We all have excuses! Why do YOU bowl league, Real Bowlers have come up with a league where the winner will be rewarded. $10,000 first place. Thursday night at METRO LANES. Thursday night was the men's night, women were not allowed, why should the men be the only ones to make money. Why should men be the only ones to have real competition. The people that I have heard complaining about there's no money, everybody is equal leagues, they have all the excuses as to why they don't , and can't bowl. This year I have a goal of being the first woman to bowl 300 and 800 at METRO LANES, so thanks to all the ladies that have the potential to beat me to this challange, but also have all the excuses as to why they cant bowl at METRO in the REAL BOWLERS MIXED LEAGUE. And the question was, why do YOU bowl league?