FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
|Q.||Our Team can't bowl next week. Who do we notify?|
|A.||Notify the team that you are scheduled to bowl at least 24 hours before the scheduled match. Remember that you only need 2 members of your team present in order to bowl. If you can not contact a member of the other team, notify the Secretary-Treasurer by e-mail or by phone 887-3128. Except in emergencies, failure to notify someone in advance will result in your team forfeiting all points.|
|Q.||I bowled well last time. Why wasn't my name on the radio or in the newspaper?|
|A.||The radio station and newspaper get this list - what they do with it is up to them.
Here is the criteria for the list:
1. Bowl a 600 series or a 200 game.
2. Be a woman and bowl a 500 series.
3. Be a man and bowl 50 pins over your series average or 30 pins over your game average.
4. Be a woman and bowl 40 pins over your series average or 20 pins over your game average.
5. Bowl a triplicate or pick up a 7-10 split.
6. Bribe the Secretary/Treasurer.
|Q.||Why were the wins & losses in the newspaper different from when we bowled?|
|A.||The most common reason is that the wrong handicap was used. The handicap printed on the score sheet is based on the averages of the first 4 bowlers on your roster. You must manually recalculate the handicap if others on your roster bowl. The second most common reason is a math error. Another possibility is that the team you bowled made up a game they missed and their averages changed. That could change their handicap and affect the results of your games if the scores were close.|
|Q.||Why did our wins/losses total suddenly and inexplicably change?|
|A.||More than likely, some other team made up a match they missed against you.|
|Q.||We didn't bowl. Why did we lose all the match points?|
|A.||My policy is to record a forfeit for an absent team until you make up the match, at which time the match results will be determined and the league standings updated accordingly.|
|Q.||How do we calculate our handicap?|
|A.||Subtract the sum of the averages of those bowling from 725.|
|Q.||We have only 2 or 3 bowlers present. Now what?|
|A.||The scores for the missing bowler(s) are their averages less 10%. If there are several other bowlers on your roster, use the one with the most games. If 2 bowlers have the same number of games, use the one with the lowest average. Compute the handicap in the same manner as if the absent bowlers were present.|
|Q.||Only 2 of our bowlers will be present for a scheduled match. Can the other 2 make up the games they missed?|
|A.||Yes, they can bowl either before or after the scheduled match so long as they do so before the next scheduled match.|
|Q.||Our team can't make it next week. Can we pre-bowl?|
|Q.||Our team was absent. How much time do we have to make up the matches we missed?|
|A.||You must bowl the make up games before the next scheduled match.|
|Q.||Can we pre-bowl or bowl make up games in Horicon or Juneau?|
|A.||No. All games must be bowled at Tower Lanes. Be sure to tell the proprietor that you are bowling a league makeup or pre-bowl. You should not be charged for bowling because you pay the league for those matches as with all others.|
|Q.||Our kids are cute and well behaved. Can they be down on the floor with us?|
|A.||No! Only league bowlers may be on the floor. Your cute well behaved kids belong with the other spectators or at home with the baby-sitter.|
|Q.||The lanes are sticky. Can I put talcum powder on my shoes?|
|A.||No! Never! There is no quicker way to encourage the wrath of the proprietor and fellow bowlers.|
|Q.||What is the "sponsor fee"?|
|A.||The sponsor fee pays the secretary-treasurer's salary. If your team has a sponsor and the sponsor pays the fee, great. If not, you'll have to pay it yourself. The "sponsor fee" is $20 per year and must be paid within 30 days of the start of the season. See League Rules #5 and #7.|
|Q.||I think the rules in this league suck.|
|A.||The rules are set each year prior to bowling at the Fall league meeting. Your input is welcome, encouraged and appreciated at that time.|
|Q.||I think the officers in this league suck.|
|A.||The officers are elected each year at the conclusion of bowling at the Spring league meeting. Your input is welcome, encouraged and appreciated at that time.|