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September 16, 2020

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Enter ALL your tournaments HERE for free. Just click this link to go to the Tournament Submissions page. Tournament listings that are in the calendar also appear on the Bowling Alley’s individual page. Over 6000 bowling alleys listed – present and past.

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Chicagoland Bowling

  • Back to Bowling!
    by Site Admin on August 10, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve booked two events, Sunday August 23rd at Arlington Lanes and Saturday August 29 at Stardust Bowl. Both will be beat-the-board sweepers. Multiple cashing is possible. Two game squads at 12:00-1:30-3:00-4:30-6:00. We will adhering to the Covid-19 protocols required by both centers. In addition we will be setting guidelines of our own. All members must […]

  • Streamwood Event Canceled
    by Site Admin on March 18, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Out of concern for our staff and membership and to fall In line will prevailing guidelines we have decided to cancel this weekend’s event at Streamwood Bowl. Everyone be safe and we hope to see you in the very near future. Watch this site or our Facebook page for updates. […]

  • Schedule Updated
    by Site Admin on March 3, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Revolutionary Tournament Bowling has updated their schedule as of 2/22/2020. Click here to view it. […]

  • Important Information for 2020
    by Site Admin on January 6, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    REDUCED ENTRY FEE EVENTS – We are introducing the new “555” prize fund. There will be a $55 entry fee ($45 re-entry) with a first place guarantee of $555 (2nd place $200, LTC $60) Cashers pot will be $5. 1 in 6 will advance. SIDE POTS AND BRACKETS – Side pots and brackets will be […]

  • Schedule Updated
    by Site Admin on January 6, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Revolutionary Tournament Bowling has updated their schedule as of 1/3/2020. Click here to view it. […]

Bowling Alley Rating System
Rate your bowling alleys for quality of Services, Prices, and more. There are 5 categories. Go to the individual bowling alley page and rate your favorite lanes. Comments are taken there. See all the ratings on the Ratings Page.

Bowling Etiquette
Dealing With Bowlers on Surrounding Lanes:
Yield to the bowler to your right if you’re both up at the same time.
Do not step onto your approach until the other bowlers on adjacent lanes have stepped off theirs.
Make sure you have no bowler on either side of you before you get ready to bowl.(More)

How Not to Treat
Your Bowling Ball

Did You Know?
Ten pin bowling is not the only form of bowling. There is also 9-pin – Not to be confused with No-tap, where one knocks down 9 pins to get a strike. Bulverde This game actually uses 9 pins arranged in a diamond pattern. The game is much older than ten pin and has a different set of rules. Click on the logo above to find out more about actual 9-Pin Bowling.

International Candlepin Bowling Association
bowling is played with different balls and pins than either Duckpin or regular 10-pin bowling. The pins are not tapered and the balls are softball sized. Players are allowed 3 balls to down all the pins – Dead wood is NOT cleared away between tries.Candlepin is most popular in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Note the size and shapes of the pins as well as the small bowling ball.

Duckpin BowlingDuckpin Bowling is a variation of 10-pin bowling, played mostly in the Northeastern US and as far south and west as Indianapolis. The balls and pins are smaller than those in 10-pin bowling and players are allowed 3 tries to knock down all the pins.

Ice Bowling is the opposite end of the scale from lawn bowling. Increasingly popular in northern climates, the game is played on frozen lakes and indoor arenas.

SwissSwiss Bowling A Swiss-system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format which features a predetermined number of rounds of competition. Each competitor (team or individual) does not play every other.

Scotch DoublesScotch Doubles is a game where teams of two bowlers compete while alternating shots, regardless of whether they strike, spare or open.

Baker Bowling is a team format where more than 1 bowler comprises the score of one game. The most common Baker game is with 5 people where each person bowls 2 frames. See link for details.

Bowling News
USBC Collegiate to extend eligibility for student-athletes
19 November 2020

The United States Bowling Congress will grant an additional year of eligibility to student-athletes ...

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Storm's Barbara and Bill Chrisman elected to USBC Hall of Fame
17 November 2020

Barbara and Bill Chrisman recently were elected to the USBC Hall of Fame for meritorious service. Th ...

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2021 USBC Championship Tournaments schedule announced
17 November 2020

The 2021 USBC event calendar again will include the traditional tournaments competitors of all ages ...

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USBC affirms string pinsetters are non-approved equipment
9 November 2020

The United States Bowling Congress affirms string pinsetters currently are considered non-approved e ...

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2021 USBC Women's Championships moving to Reno, 2022 event heading to Chicagoland area
5 November 2020

The 2021 USBC Women's Championships now will be hosted by the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Neva ...

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Expanded PWBA season and new team championship series headline 2021 BowlTV schedule
29 October 2020

The 2021 BowlTV schedule includes the introduction of a new regional team tournament, the Bowlers Jo ...

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PWBA Tour schedule expands to 20 events and introduces Classic Series, all live on BowlTV
27 October 2020

The 2021 PWBA Tour schedule will feature 20 tournaments, highlighted by the introduction of Classic ...

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USA Bowling Regional schedule for 2021 to begin in January
21 October 2020

The journey for teams to advance to the USA Bowling National Championships in Indianapolis will begi ...

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