Bowling Leagues Are A Great Time At Northern Lanes

At Northern Lanes we have many different bowling leagues including traditional bowling leagues, different scoring methods like 9 Pin Tap (9 or more on your 1st Ball counts as a strike), different premiums (some leagues have cash prizes, some have bowling balls and other have fun licensed merchandise like Nascar, Nickelodeon etc..).

Spring Leagues

Fall Leagues


Senior Mixed

Senior 50+ - 4 player teams

3 games of bowling each week

Starts Monday 9/11 at 1pm

City A

Competitive, 5 player teams

Large prize fund with brackets & jackpots

Starts Monday 8/28 at 6pm


Tuesday Trios

Mixed - 3 player teams

Fun upbeat atmosphere with music too!

Starts Tuesday 9/5 at 7pm


Dolls with Balls

Women - 4 player teams

Mystery game and Bingo weekly

The music and drinks will be flowing!

Starts: Wednesday 9/6 at 6:15pm


Morning Majors

Ladies - 3 player teams

Fun league for all levels

Starts Thursday 9/7 at 9:30am

Northern Trails

Men - 5 player teams

Guys Night Out!

Starts Thursday 9/7 at 6:15pm


Starts Thursday 9/7 at 4:30pm


City C

Mixed - 5 player teams

Weekly mystery game

Starts Friday 9/8 at 6pm


Youth Bowling

10 weeks of bowling FUN!

There will be 3 age divisions for ages 5-18

Awards & year end banquet included in weekly fees

Starts Saturday 9/9 at 9:30am


Mixed 4 player teams

Bowl every-other Saturday

Starts Saturday 9/9 at 6:30pm


Youth Bowling

10 weeks of bowling FUN!

There will be 3 age divisions for ages 5-18

Awards & year end banquet included in weekly fees

Starts Sunday 9/11 at 9:30am


Mixed 4 player teams - just for FUN!

Bowl every-other Sunday afternoon

Starts Sunday 9/17 at 2pm

Youth Bowling

Mixed 4 player teams

Bowl every-other Sunday for 16 weeks

Starts Sunday 9/10 at 5:30pm

Bowling League FAQs

What exactly is a Bowling League?

A bowling league is a group event where several teams bowl against each other over the course of a season. Most bowling leagues consist of teams of 3-5 players that meet up once a week or once every other week, usually at the same day and time. Leagues can be set up as male-only, female-only, or mixed.

How does a Bowling League work? or, won't I be annihilated by Semi-Pro Bowlers?

With bowling’s unique handicapping system, the lower your average the more”handicap’ you get. so no need to be the best bowler to be competitive!

Each session, each team in the league faces one other team. In most bowling leagues each team plays three games per scheduled match. After the first week of the league, the average for each player is set, and the average can go up or down after each subsequent session as more games are bowled.

How often do I get to/have to play?

Leagues normally consist of weekly sessions at Northern Lanes Recreation that require each bowler on a team to bowl three games per week (or more/less depending on the league’s rules).

What is the other team?

In a given weekly session, your team will face another team in the league in scheduled competition.

What if I don't have any friends? Or, what if I don't belong to a team?

Joining a league is a GREAT way to make new friends! If you do not have a team we can place you with other cool people like you, and in the type of league that fits perfectly. We have a league format at Northern Lanes Recreation that is just right for anyone!

How does team scoring work?

Scoring systems vary by league. But, usually teams are awarded points for winning each game, plus points for having more total pins than the other team at the end of all games that week.

What is a prize fund?

Some leagues have special prize funds accumulated by a small weekly fee (above that which is paid to the bowling center) that can fund prizes at the end of the season.

What do I have to lose?

Nothing! Join the millions of people that enjoy league bowling every year. Sign up below!

Form Your Own Bowling League

Company leagues, neighborhood leagues or just a group of friends!

Lots of groups are now forming their own bowling league-why not you? In the past we have provided many different league opportunities to you-but we forgot to ask what you wanted, shame on us! Here's your chance to do it your way.

You form a league of your own with friends, family, co workers or members of an organization that you're a member of. You decide the time of day, day of week, number of sessions that you want to bowl. Then tell us how often you want to bowl weekly, bi-weekly or once a month. We'll just provide the lanes for you.

Finally you will have a league you can enjoy with all the benefits you want including a great social activity and a FUN time with friends. Because this is your league you tell us the rules and how much time you want to spend with us.

Leagues can be formed with as few as 8 bowlers (4 Teams of 2). An extra benefit of bowling in a league with only a couple bowlers on each team sessions can be limited to 90 minutes or less too - no longer do you need to mark the entire night/day off your schedule.