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    Our league typically takes about 2.5 hours to finish up with 5 man teams. We start at 6:45 and are usually done by 9:15 or 9:30. Sometimes if 2 good teams are up against each other they are done before 9:00 since they, more times than not, only have to throw1 ball per frame...lol. We have 2 teams that have about 215 team averages so not nearly as many spares are thrown at. Our team is typically done by 9:30 or on a slow night 9:45.
    Our summer league is 2 man teams but we bowl 4 games. We start at 8:00 and are done by 10:00 usually. 2 man are tough cause you rarely get to sit or even take a sip from your water bottle in that 2 hours. And by the end of the night I'm soaked with sweat usually....lol
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    I don't mind 5 man teams when everyone is actually bowling, I personally prefer it. They only suck when you get a team with "That guy" or "Those guys" who are everywhere in the bowling alley except at their lanes when it's their turn.

    Otherwise if the action is constant, you and your team are involved rooting for each other then 3 hours goes by in a snap. Like Aslan said, I don't go bowling because it's something I can't wait to be over with. More times than not I usually wished there was another game to go when it is over.

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    I blame cell phones.... Before cell phones were in everyone's pocket, everyone came to bowl. Nobody was worried about what they had to do next. Nobody was on the phone between turns, looking at videos and playing pop cap games not paying any attention. When you were at the alley if you got a phone call they had to call the Bowl to find you. Otherwise everyone just bowled, competed and had a great time. Death to cell phones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phonetek View Post
    I blame cell phones.... Before cell phones were in everyone's pocket, everyone came to bowl. Nobody was worried about what they had to do next. Nobody was on the phone between turns, looking at videos and playing pop cap games not paying any attention. When you were at the alley if you got a phone call they had to call the Bowl to find you. Otherwise everyone just bowled, competed and had a great time. Death to cell phones!
    The phones are bad. People will take calls just before they have to bowl or disappear all together. Very annoying! Steve
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    We were usually one of the last teams done but not because of phones. It was 2 teammates taking smoke breaks after each game and running up to the bar every 5 frames
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    We were usually one of the last teams done but not because of phones. It was 2 teammates taking smoke breaks after each game and running up to the bar every 5 frames
    The bar doesn’t send a waiter or waitress to the lanes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    The bar doesn’t send a waiter or waitress to the lanes?
    They do but sometimes she wasn't fast enough for them. They 'needed' a refill before their glasses were empty. The 2 of them would typically go through at least 3 pitchers a night and usually 4 and sometimes 5. They were the only 2 on our team that drank. By game 3 he was slurring his words pretty bad and a few times lost his balance on the approach.
    They usually had their first pitcher finished off before we threw the first frame
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    "They do but sometimes she wasn't fast enough for them. They 'needed' a refill before their glasses were empty. The 2 of them would typically go through at least 3 pitchers a night and usually 4 and sometimes 5. They were the only 2 on our team that drank. By game 3 he was slurring his words pretty bad and a few times lost his balance on the approach.
    They usually had their first pitcher finished off before we threw the first frame"

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    They do but sometimes she wasn't fast enough for them. They 'needed' a refill before their glasses were empty. The 2 of them would typically go through at least 3 pitchers a night and usually 4 and sometimes 5. They were the only 2 on our team that drank. By game 3 he was slurring his words pretty bad and a few times lost his balance on the approach.
    They usually had their first pitcher finished off before we threw the first frame
    And THIS is the league you're bummed not to be a part of? I hope there's better out there for you.

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    Rob...I bowled a doubles tournament with him one Sunday and figured he wouldn't be drinking that early. We got there at 9:30 and by 9:35 he had a beer in his hand...lol

    Phoney...most of our league isn't like that. There are a few drinkers but not to that extent. He is the only one I have ever seen drunk there. Nice people but just not the kind that I want to have on my team. My goal is to have fun and bowl good. Their goal is to get drunk
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