How to Choose Your Bowling Team

Nothing will affect your enjoyment of a bowling league more than the people you bowl with! When you’re putting together a bowling team for league play at Richmond 40 Bowl, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

First of all, who do you want to hang out with? You don’t need to be best friends with your fellow bowlers, but you should at least agree on a couple of key points. How often are you going to practice? How important is winning versus just having a good time? How will expenses and prizes be divvied up? Are there any othbowling balls and bowling shoeser considerations that you want to address, such as families at events or alcohol consumption?

Now consider the lineup of a four- or five-person bowling team.

  • One of your better bowlers should lead you off, but not your best bowler. Their job is to get you off to a good start, give your team confidence, and show other teams you mean business.
  • Your worst, newest, or most nervous bowlers should go second and third. This is a supported position, which will take the pressure off of them but not leave them waiting for their turn and growing more anxious.
  • As the expression goes, save the best for last! Your top bowlers should fill in the last two spots to really anchor your team, clean up any messes, and finish the game strong.

A solid bowling team will go a long way towards making sure you have fun and are well on your way to improving your game–and maybe even winning!

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