Q: Do I have to bowl every week?
A: You can if you want to! Most people do, however each team can carry 2 extra members to allow for rotation and absences.
Q: Do I need my own shoes and ball?
A: The game is always better when you have your own equipment. However, Holiday Bowl will offer free shoe rental for the first few weeks. House balls are available at no charge. The Pro Shop offers packages for all skill levels and affordable prices that include shoes, ball, and bag.
Q: What times will we bowl each week? How long is the season?
A: Bowling begins promptly at 6:00pm (with practice starting at 5:50pm). We play three games, and bowling usually lasts 2 hours. SNO consists of two halves. The whole season is 32 weeks, split into Spring and Fall sessions. The last night of each Spring and Fall session is a Fun and Awards night for all teams. If you are interested and would like to join us, please sign up here. (SEE LEAGUE SCHEDULE)
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Each week is $17. This includes lineage, secretary fee, IGBO fee, and prize fund. There is an annual fee of $30 for the CNM USBC (due every August).
Q: I don’t have a full team. Can I still bowl?
A: Of course! There will be others also looking for a team. Here’s your chance to make new friends. Become a member of the like us on Facebook to make connections ahead of time!
Q: I don’t have a lot of bowling experience. Can I still bowl on the league?
A: Absolutely! The league is open to all skill levels. We will use 100% handicap which gives everyone a chance to win. The primary goal is to have a good time!
Q: What is IGBO?
A: IGBO is the International Gay Bowling Organization. It is the collection of gay and gay-friendly bowling leagues and tournaments around the US and the world.
Q: Ok, I am convinced! What do I need to join?
A: Download a Team Roster Form here, complete, and email back to Paul Collom, League Secretary/Treasurer, or sign up online. You will show up to the first night of bowling at 4:30pm for a league meeting, and bring your team with you, as this is also the first night to bowl! As of August 2018, we will be bowling at Silva Lanes located 3010 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111.
Due the first night: An annual USBC sanctioning fee of $30, plus the first week’s fees of $17 for a total of $47. Every week thereafter $17 will be due.
Ok! Now be ready to meet some new people and have some fun bowling!