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My son turned 18,  so this his final year of youth bowling and this year is a bit of a waste. (no more u20?)  We went to Detroit for our summer vacation last  year....no offense, but that wasn't my first choice for a summer vacation destination.  

This year was Las Vegas...."canceled".  I was looking forward to this trip!!

In contrast....He doesn't mind at all... he goes to college in the fall and has other big plans.  He'll be bowling on a "club team" and he's looking forward to moving on.  As a parent, I think this bothers me a lot more.  I feel like I lost the final year....

2020 is a year not to remember...IMO.

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Don't be so fast to make any plans for the fall either. I would be amazed if schools are open in September. 
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Don't be so fast to make any plans for the fall either. I would be amazed if schools are open in September. 



I wouldn't be surprised if leagues fold again this fall


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My son turned 18,  so this his final year of youth bowling and this year is a bit of a waste. (no more u20?)  We went to Detroit for our summer vacation last  year....no offense, but that wasn't my first choice for a summer vacation destination.  

This year was Las Vegas...."canceled".  I was looking forward to this trip!!

In contrast....He doesn't mind at all... he goes to college in the fall and has other big plans.  He'll be bowling on a "club team" and he's looking forward to moving on.  As a parent, I think this bothers me a lot more.  I feel like I lost the final year....

2020 is a year not to remember...IMO.

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Paul,

I feel for Colby and yourself.  Anyone who was a senior this year has been ripped off due to the virus.  I'm sure Las Vegas would have been a lot of fun, and who knows what would have been.  The experience itself would have been incredible.  Where is Colby going to attend?  I hope all sports can go on for everyone involved. Hang in there, and it is amazing how fast time goes.  When we first heard you talking about Colby, I believe he was 12 years old or younger!  Sounds like you are savoring every moment!  Stay safe and healthy!
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I wouldn't be surprised if leagues fold again this fall



I bet a lot of leagues will have to convert (at least temporarily) to singles leagues for bowlers to be able to continue bowling.  Just not seeing how bowling centers can possibly have 3-5 bowlers per lane in anything resembling a safe way. 
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I talked with a fellow bowler who used to bowl on Ft Knox when I did.  The house only has 32 lanes, or 16 pairs available to use.  If they follow social distancing rules they can only use 8 pairs.  The league we bowled in previously had 16 teams of 4 people each.  If that holds true then the Thursday Pm league would take the entire house from 4:30 to 7:30 and exclude any open bowling by retirees or active duty personnel.  That would violate the Moral, Welfare and Recreation regs which state all recreational activities are for enlisted and families first.  Should be interesting to see how that plays out.  I don't plan to bowl a winter league this year anyway, so it won't impact me, but I bet quite a few bowlers will be steamed over the changes.
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League season will be a bust.  IMO... The only chance is if they can split them into shifts, and enough teams agree to bowl the late shift???   It's not looking good IMO..

First youth tourney in 4 months was held recently, and as a dad, I had to record some action.  My son doesn't seem to care , but I feel like as a parent, I am getting robbed of his final youth tourneys.   He leaves for college soon, so this is about it...


I'm taking a 4-day weekend this weekend...we are going to Enid Oklahoma for a Youth Scratch Masters tourney this weekend.....it's not Jr Gold, but it's something, and it gets us out of the house for a weekend.
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Paul,

I feel for Colby and yourself.  Anyone who was a senior this year has been ripped off due to the virus.  I'm sure Las Vegas would have been a lot of fun, and who knows what would have been.  The experience itself would have been incredible.  Where is Colby going to attend?  I hope all sports can go on for everyone involved. Hang in there, and it is amazing how fast time goes.  When we first heard you talking about Colby, I believe he was 12 years old or younger!  Sounds like you are savoring every moment!  Stay safe and healthy!



Keith,
He's going to the University of Central Missouri, their school is open for business,  and I am OK with that.  Colby will be bowling there on a club team, but he is going there because of the software engineering program and not for bowling.   I hear Jr. Gold may have U20 next year, and maybe a couple other events...we'll see??  Our trip to Oklahoma this weekend may be his very last youth tourney??  He's bowled in so many over the years, and I rarely took video!! At most, if it was after the front 10 with my cell phone.  Now that this is the end, I feel motivated to record some live action adventures. LOL

I tried to document the feel of an entire event.......especially match play....you need to watch the match play portion. 

This what may be our last youth bowling weekend:  This is not House shot bowling. 


the blooper reel at the end...that really happened during competition day 1. 



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Thanks for the footage, I will definitely check it out.  Good thing you don't live in Michigan.  Bowling alleys are still closed.  Sadly, at this point, 5 months of closures will definitely lead to some places never opening again.
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Thanks for the footage, I will definitely check it out.  Good thing you don't live in Michigan.  Bowling alleys are still closed.  Sadly, at this point, 5 months of closures will definitely lead to some places never opening again.


Still closed.....Now?  wow... In Enid OK, hardly anyone even wears masks. 

Now that he's aged out, Colby is bowling in his first "adult" KC scratch event this weekend.  We expect the field to be pretty tough compared to youth bowling because there are some good bowlers here. Some PBA guys will be bowling in it if they aren't traveling now.  Brad Miller and Kyle Sherman come to mind...we don't know who is in the field yet, but it will be fun to see how he does.   I don't plan to record it though and will let you know how he finishes.  Format is sport shot...8 game sweeper with stepladder final. $80 entry fee...I told him he better cash!  LOL 



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Just found out my home alley will not be opening in September. Maybe January for a half season, but I am not interested. With everything going on, I will sit out the upcoming season and beyond until things get settled. 
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Just found out my home alley will not be opening in September. Maybe January for a half season, but I am not interested. With everything going on, I will sit out the upcoming season and beyond until things get settled. 


I'm anticipating another more serious wave of Covid in the winter time.  I'm thinking, at least in Michigan, if bowling leagues don't resume in the fall then they will either be canceled for the season, or maybe it does get better by New Years and there would be a short season?

Regardless, until a vaccine, then sadly, I probably won't be back.  I cannot afford to get this virus, and I don't trust the other bowlers in the league that they have done their part to remain safe through out this.
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Unfortunately I have to agree with you.  I don't trust other people either.  Even my own step son won't honor his mother by following the guidelines, and she has cancer and is about to go through another 4 1/2 months of chemo.
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Nobody is talking, but I am pretty sure League bowling in KC will not happen this year.  It's due to begin in a few weeks........no way....imo.

2020 is a year that will go down in history.  Long after we are all gone......they'll be talking about the 2020 pandemic.  This year is bad for all of us, and I am looking forward already for 2021!!  dang... 2020 sucks.... professionally and personally! 


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Nobody is talking, but I am pretty sure League bowling in KC will not happen this year.  It's due to begin in a few weeks........no way....imo.

2020 is a year that will go down in history.  Long after we are all gone......they'll be talking about the 2020 pandemic.  This year is bad for all of us, and I am looking forward already for 2021!!  dang... 2020 sucks.... professionally and personally! 





Until we get this virus under control I don't see
2021 being a great year either. I don't think it's going
to disappear like a miracle

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