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Hmmm....                   "Old bowlers never die, they just fade away." 
Used to be:                 "Old bowlers never die, they just don't SCORE as OFTEN." 
Methinks will soon be:  "Old bowlers never die, they just go away... BEFORE they GROW OLD."

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It will be interesting to see how many bowlers dont come back after this pandemic is over.
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It will be interesting to see how many bowlers dont come back after this pandemic is over.


In many places there won't be an alley to come back to.

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Once the pandemic is truly over I don't foresee a huge loss in either league or casual bowlers...the pent up desire for people to go back out and socialize will do the trick.  The question is whether this will will happen in Sept 2020 or Sept 2021...bowling centers will have a tough go of it if it's the latter and any economic relief provided by the government isn't enough to see them through.

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Once the pandemic is truly over I don't foresee a huge loss in either league or casual bowlers...the pent up desire for people to go back out and socialize will do the trick.  The question is whether this will will happen in Sept 2020 or Sept 2021...bowling centers will have a tough go of it if it's the latter and any economic relief provided by the government isn't enough to see them through.



I'm guessing you live in an area where there were multiple lanes in operation when the shut downs began.  In many areas of rural America, there may be only one 12-24 lane establishment in a hundred miles, and they won't be open when this gets over.  The remaining few will jack prices up to make up for lost revenue, and many people won't be able to afford to bowl, or will cut back on how often.  In dense population areas, where folks are still defying common sense by running around willy nilly, I can see them flocking back to anything open.  They don't even have sense enough to leave the family home when running to the store for a mower belt.


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Prices will more than likely have to rise and most of the senior
bowlers here gripe about $12 a week. All you hear is I'm on
a fixed income,I got news if you work your still on a fixed income

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Young guys gripe alot more
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mrbowling300 I love your post. There are going to be a small list of bowlers who’ll fall apart when bowling resumes after this Corona epidemic is over. The reason they’ll fall apart, is because they aren’t the real bowlers they thought they were. I’ve learned through my experiences as a 14 year military veteran as well as a Shotput/discus track n field champion in high school as well as multiple scratch tournament champion in bowling that, true ability will set you high above your competitors if you really have what it takes. I’ve been away from bowling for almost a year a couple of times before and I always came back strong. I’m looking forward to getting back out on the lanes, because nobody or nothing is going to stop me from performing.
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I'm guessing you live in an area where there were multiple lanes in operation when the shut downs began.  In many areas of rural America, there may be only one 12-24 lane establishment in a hundred miles, and they won't be open when this gets over.  The remaining few will jack prices up to make up for lost revenue, and many people won't be able to afford to bowl, or will cut back on how often.  In dense population areas, where folks are still defying common sense by running around willy nilly, I can see them flocking back to anything open.  They don't even have sense enough to leave the family home when running to the store for a mower belt.

 

I'm hoping for May for this all to lift. There's a tournament in a tiny little town three hours away, and their big business in town is the bowling center. There are quarterly Swiss tournaments held there that attract bowlers from everywhere (a lot of Storm HQ people come and bowl, and the tournament before the one I got punched at, Marshall Kent showed up and bowled. 

I'm hoping that the tournament is still on because one, these tournaments are wonderful, and two, it's the closest thing I'll get to a vacation this year. 


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