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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmyb View Post
    Rob, the only person here that ought to grow up is you. You have a passion for smashing anyone else you disagree with into the ground. I've been watching you for a couple of years on this forum. No one will ever accuse you of being a nice person.
    Nowhere in my life goals will you find being perceived as a nice person. High up in my life goals is encouraging people to use the brains that God gave them and stop being self-centered whiners who think that they are deserving of everything without putting out any effort. Oh, and by the way, every bowling center in Las Vegas is located in a casino, and there is not one Bowlmore among them. I have no ties to Bowlmore other than to appreciate what they are trying to do for our sport. I try to encourage those things that are good for bowling without regard to the misguided feelings of entitlement that are so pervasive in our modern society. So sorry if I offended you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    So sorry if I offended you.
    Being a proud member of the Irish sect, I'm rarely offended. However, you are flat out the single most arrogant person on here. I'm not the one on here who seems to think everyone would benefit from my every word, unlike you. I also never said at any point in my original post that I was looking for a handout, nor was I "whining" about it, or was I looking for any kind of "entitlement", and how dare you ever assume I was. If they don't want my money, they simply don't get it. My point was (again....) that it's seems a bit out there that this company wants to bring back league bowling, but then institutes a tournament that only people that bowl in their centers are allowed to join. Bowlero just stuck a couple mil into the Bowlero facility, and from what I've heard, it's bleeding money, simply because these guys still can't get it right. There used to be at least half dozen AMF centers in the Milwaukee area. Now there are two. I walked into West on a Tuesday last year, and out of 48 lanes, they had league bowlers on 10. This company has an image problem, and crap like this isn't making it better.
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    Thank you for all of the kind words.

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    I don't know what organization (pretty sure it was PBA) put it on but I did like the bowling shootout where they had 4 pro's going against each other > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAfaz4JmZpI

    Timmy, my son is at the Milwaukee city hall. He said the building was sinking so his company is 'propping' it up...lol. He is a safety coordinator so is there overseeing the safety aspect of it. He said he was there today and I guess again Thursday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    Thank you for all of the kind words.
    You're very welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post

    Timmy, my son is at the Milwaukee city hall. He said the building was sinking so his company is 'propping' it up...lol. He is a safety coordinator so is there overseeing the safety aspect of it. He said he was there today and I guess again Thursday.
    No disrespect to your son, but that thing has been sinking since the day it was built. The entirety of Milwaukee county rests on a swamp. Not sure he can save it. Not sure it's worth it.....
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    RobLV1 & TimmyB this will stop right here, right now. Quit making it personal.

    This goes for everyone else too. Your free to express your questions, ideas, reviews, But don't attack another user for expressing theirs.

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    As for the Bowlero Elite Series limiting amateur entry to their league member's only (Also it's by invitation only event that your also required to submit an online application including a video to see "if" they will invite you to participate), There's nothing wrong with that.

    It's been a common practice for a lot of tournaments (and some leagues) over the years to limit who can enter based on where they bowl and/or what org./assoc. they belong too.

    While a bowler who is not a Bowlero league member and/or doesn't have the opportunity to join one might not like that, it doesn't make the practice wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmyb View Post
    No disrespect to your son, but that thing has been sinking since the day it was built. The entirety of Milwaukee county rests on a swamp. Not sure he can save it. Not sure it's worth it.....
    He had been working on the oil and gas pipelines for his company but he just finished a project in North Dakota so his company sent him to Milwaukee for the week. I wasn't sure why it was so short-term but I guess he is only there to learn some of that type of project from the guy that is already there on the project so he is only a 'spectator' this week for training. I think next week he will be headed to New Hampshire. His company is very big and they have several projects and several teams that have different specialties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmyb View Post
    Just finished watching the Bowlero Elite Series. Figured, this looks like a fun way to throw my money away. When I checked the rules, the only way you can enter as an amateur is if you currently bowl in one of their centers. You'd think a company that wants to be the "new face" of bowling would allow any amateur in, not just one that pays them money. Just my $.02.....

    Anyone on here that has ties to Bowlero, you're more than welcome to chime in......
    I don't really think there is an issue with this, this isn't a PBA event or another body that would provide more benefits than the prize fund and saying you won the event. The are putting up the money as a way to build up league activity at Bowlero houses, not at all bowling centers. The non-professional field is 8 bowlers, it isn't as though they were struggling to fill that bracket (although looking at the scores you could reasonably question the talent level they filled it with, but bigger events and exposure can be a cause for that as well). What this really serves as is a marketing ploy to try and tell people "look what you can get involved in" while the odds of getting selected are miniscule and the majority of bowlers are simply not good enough to compete.
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