FAQs

 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR BIG APPLE BOWLING?  

Registering is easy and done completely online! About a month before each season begins, a registration link will be emailed out and posted on the BARS Announcements page (http://www.bigapplerecsports.com/).  

Please make sure you register for our mailing list at: http://www.bigapplerecsports.com/newsletter-signup to receive the latest and greatest news!

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?  

For the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons, it costs $135 per bowler, and for the Summer season, the cost is $110 because the season is shorter.

 

HOW LONG DOES THE SEASON LAST?  

For the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons, the season is eight weeks long, with the Summer season lasting only six weeks. The Fall season runs from September to November, the Winter season runs from January to March, the Spring season runs from April to June, and the Summer season runs from July to August.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE BOWLING FEE?  

The bowling fee covers the cost of bowling shoe rentals and two hours of bowling for 6 or 8 weeks.  Additionally, each bowler will receive a t-shirt with their team color and participate in player appreciation events throughout the season.  Plus, you can’t put a price on the phenomenal friends and memories you’ll make!

 

CAN I JOIN A TEAM WITH ALL MY FRIENDS? 

Bowling teams are generated randomly so it’s not likely that you will know every person on your team, but you can join a team with a “bowling buddy.”  So, find a bowling buddy and register together!  

 

HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH TEAM I’M ON?  

About a week before the beginning of the season, you will receive an email with important bowling information, rules, and a list of your bowling teammates, including which team number you have been assigned to.  So be sure to check your emails!

 

WHERE DO WE BOWL?  

We bowl at Frames Bowling Alley located at 9th Avenue and 40th Street. 

 

HOW MANY GAMES WILL BE PLAYED EACH WEEK?  

The number of games your team bowls will depend on how many games you can fit into the two-hour time allotment.  

 

HOW WILL SCORING BE KEPT?

  • Each week, teams will bowl as many games as possible in 2 hours

  • Each player’s best score of the day is averaged together to create a team average for the week

  • Any team with less than 7 players must record an average score of 100 for each absent player’s Best Score for that week

  • Scores will be double-checked each week by the bowling committee to ensure fairness

 

IF I AM GOING TO MISS A WEEK, CAN SOMEONE ELSE BOWL FOR ME?  

Unfortunately, substitute bowlers are not permitted to bowl in your absence.  However, a score of 100 will be used for any absences to not punish your team’s average! 

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH LANE MY TEAM IS PLAYING ON? 

Every week, bowlers will receive an email stating what time your team bowls and which lane you bowl on.  If you forget, we will always have a sign posted at the bowling alley and on our Bowling webpage (http://www.bigapplerecsports.com/bowling)! 

 

WHEN SHOULD I GET TO THE BOWLING ALLEY?  

For the first week, please arrive to the lanes at least 15 minutes early, so you can receive your t-shirts, meet your teammates, and grab your appropriate bowling ball to ensure a proper start time! After that, you can arrive 10 minutes before your start time.  

 

ARE THERE GOING TO BE AFTER-PARTIES?  

Of course! Each week, we will have a post-play set-up at different venues for bowlers to socialize with their teammates and other bowlers in the league.  

 

DOES THIS GUARANTEE ME REGISTRATION FOR DODGEBALL OR KICKBALL?  

No, due to the high demand for each sport, there is no guaranteed position for any Big Apple sport.  You will need to register for each sport separately.