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875 N. Broad Street Middletown, DE 19709

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League Bowling: FAQ

By now you’ve probably heard us talk about league bowling here at Mid County Lanes. We do talk about it a lot, and with good reason–league bowling is fun, inexpensive, and popular! If you don’t know what it is, it can seem a little intimidating, so we’ve put together a League Bowling FAQbowling

  • What’s a Mixed League? In a mixed league, teams have both men and women playing together.
  • What’s a Scratch League? A scratch league is for more serious play; it doesn’t include handicaps.
  • What’s a Handicap? A handicap is basically a way to make it easier for beginner bowlers to feel like part of the game while improving their skills. Your handicap is a designated percentage of the difference between your average score and a designated score. You add the resulting number to your score at the end of a game. The league you play for will have more information about these numbers.
  • How Long Does It Take? League play typically goes for three games at a time, which means about two and a half hours of play.
  • Do I Have to be Really Good? No! League bowling is a great way to work on your game and have fun. Don’t think you have to be great already–average league members bowl well under 200, usually closer to 100.

Of course, the best way to learn about league bowling is to join a league! Mid County Lanes in Middletown, DE has leagues for every age and day of the week. Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns; we’re here to help!