Sometimes, after a long winter season is getting into the third and fourth quarter, it is easy to feel like it is too much and all you can think about is the end, especially if your team is not one of the league championship contenders.
One thing that is a good outlet to keep bowling fun is Rock N Bowl.
Most centers have a form of this, including the local center, Albemarle Lanes, and the newly remodeled Nags Head Bowling. The concept of Rock N Bowl is to mix bowling with a night club atmosphere and kick back, relax, and have some fun.
Rock N Bowl begins by the center turning the lights down low and turning on laser and disco lights. After that, some centers even throw some black lights on the pins and add some different colorful pins. Finally, the center will add some music and instantly you have a bowling night club.
The great thing about this is that most centers use satellite radio with censored music so it is also a family environment and a good time for everyone.
I have bowled many times in this setting and have seen families, church groups, league teams, and couples on dates, all having a blast. I have also taken my own family and it was definitely something the kids remembered.
Most Rock N Bowls are also very affordable, breaking from the traditional “per game” payment system. Usually, $10 or $15 will get a bowler a pair of shoes and all they can bowl for three or fours hours. When compared to the cost of up to $5 per game during peak hours, you are easily going to get your money’s worth.
Keep a check on your local centers for fliers discussing their Rock N Bowl nights and take the family out for a great time.
Monday Night Mixed
Joey Winslow was top of the board again this week with a nice 268/705, followed by a 239/660 from his dad, Bobby, and a 609 from Boris Beatty. Steven Ackerley added a 234.
Margaret Butts and Stephanie Winslow found themselves on top of the ladies side with a 164 game, followed by a 161 from Janet Ackerley.
Mark Tarkington led the guys this week, firing a big 277/691, followed by a 231/644 from Joey Winslow and a 619 from Adam Meads.
Kaytee Davis topped the ladies with her 227 game. Bobbi Jo Tarkington had a 189 and and Kandis Riddick a 180.
Patsy Sanders hit the pins hard, leading the league and setting the season high mark with a 219 game, followed closely by Esther Saunders with her 207 game. Ocie Manos and Myrna Duncan added 180 games.
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Roy Smith paced the guys with his 235/664, followed by Reggie Sawyer’s 253 and Denwood William’s 245.
Kim Myers found her mark to top the women with a big 213 game, besting the 196 of Charlene Phillips and 185 of Tara Clark.
Friday Night Mixed
Joel Sutton rolled a 233 to lead all scores. Wayne Newsome (224) and Rusty Tyler (214) also scored well.
The ladies were led by Carol Richards and her 175 game, followed by a 166 from Patsy Sanders and a 163 from Vonner Horton.
Lee Owen is a bowler who lives in Elizabeth City