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pdorr

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Greetings! I need some advice please. I belong to a Monday night mixed league.(USBC) Last Monday night the two lanes we were bowling at had water in the ball return from a snow melt problem with the building. We asked to be moved to another lane and were denied. We were given a towel and told to wipe the balls off! We put in a formal protest to re-bowl at another time which was reviewed by seven team captains and the leadership for the local association and we were denied. Has anyone been in a similar situation and what is my next step? Thank you!
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Wow!  In my opinion you should have been moved immediately.  Can you muster enough other bowlers who are not team captains or officers and force the issue?
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While I agree you should have been moved, you simply can not re-bowl the games. If both teams would have refused to bowl before a single ball was thrown and then asked for postponement, they could not deny you that.

However, since the conditions were the same for both teams, and it sounds like you did go ahead and bowl the series, you can not re-bowl the games.


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The condition with the water didn’t appear until the fourth frame of the second game. I never finished the third game as i was so frustrated. The others on the 2 teams finished and ended up giving me 0 for the last few frames.
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Sounds like just another week at my local dungeon. 

For example, my team bowled a make-up last week. They put us on 19-20 (an end pair). They oiled the lanes fresh for us (very rare) but used the pattern programmed into the machine for our city tournament (2015 USBC Open...very tough. Why our city tournament felt the need to use that shot is another story.) We found spilled soda on the approaches and gum stuck to the top of the table. They mopped the lanes but they remained very sticky. Middle of game two an 8 lane birthday party was put right next to us (because they had the lanes cleaned for them.) 

I managed to bowl a 540. No one else on my team broke 500. We beat our opponent by 400 scratch but it wasn't enough...they still swept us. So we had to bowl on a very tough sport shot, on sticky approaches, next to an obnoxious birthday party...and we were told "shouldn't have missed league night."

Its wrong on a lot of levels. Its technically sandbagging. Totally unfair to us. We could complain. But my attitude has become, who cares? Its a Monday night, high handicap, mixed league. I've got better things to do than complain to the association, though on that particular day, I was seriously considering arson.
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HaHa I hear ya! As time goes by I said the heck with it, not worth the effort! Thanks for the input!!
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