11th Frame: Bowling season is back


Students are in school; the county fair is over; and there’s a chill in the air.
All the signs are there, so it must be true, the fall and winter bowling season has begun.
The 11th Frame, thus also returns for its 22nd season of bringing our readers primarily local news of the
sport of bowling.
While some leagues have already began the season, many others are starting this week.
For those new to the area, there are two bowling centers in Bowling Green, and four others in Wood
The Bowling Green centers are Al-Mar Lanes at 1010 N. Main St., (419) 352-4637; and Varsity Lanes at 1033
S. Main St., (419) 352-5247.
Ten Pin Lanes is located in North Baltimore at 121 S. Main St., (419) 257-2071. Eastern Freeway Lanes
serves the northeastern part of the county at 3511 Woodville Road, Northwood, (419) 691-8551.
There are also two centers in Rossford. Interstate Lanes is located at 819 Lime City Road, (419) 666-2695
; with Rossford Lanes, 969 Dixie Highway, (419) 666-2564.
Each center has openings for new and returning bowlers. Individuals and teams are welcome.
New this fall: Varsity Lanes is beginning a new "business league" on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The
league features four-person teams.
Al-Mar Lanes is now sanctioning their very popular after school bowling leagues through the updated
exciting Bowlopolis program. A reduced sanction fee ($5) will enroll those bowlers allowing them to win
special awards through the United States Bowling Congress animated Bowlopolis program.
Blast-off: Varsity Lanes kicks off its youth program with the return of its free "Bowling
Blastoff" on Saturday. Youth age 5 to 11 can bowl free from 10 a.m. to noon; while those 12 and
older will participate from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Blast-off is open to any area youth, with food and beverage provided. During that time, those
interested can sign up for a fall league.
Summer fun: Once again this summer, Al-Mar Lanes provided opportunities for area youth to bowl for free.

According to the center, this year from June 1 to Aug. 14, 8,150 games were bowled by the youth. The
total reflects 4,075 different 2-game sessions by the kids involved.
Of that number, there is no way to account for how many different children bowled. Some may have only
participated once or twice, while others were regulars on the lanes.
The best week for attendance was the second week when 483 youth bowled. During the course of the summer
828 adult games were bowled on adult passes associated with the youth program, bring the total to nearly
9,000 games.
Many weeks last year, more than half of this column was consumed by high rollers scores. This year, we
are raising the bar a little higher in order to have local bowlers scores appear in this section of the
Look for the new standards to be published next week.
High Rollers:
Bowler (Lanes)Game Series
House shot
Roy Naugle (V)289

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