2014 Senior Open Championships,
Oct 19-22, Nashville, TN
September 15, 2014
Wii HAVE A GOOD THING BOWLING ON! - We pass week 5 of conference play and have only 2 weeks left before the playoffs to determine NSL national champions in 7 divisions. There are 15 conference titles still up for grab as a few teams moved up on conference leaders. Conferences 9 and 26 have 3 teams tied for the lead in their conferences. For those teams struggling in conference play, don’t give up hope. We realign teams for playoffs based on averages over the 7 weeks and all those ‘sandbaggers’ who are leading your conferences will move up to the next level. Hope remains for the title of National Champion in your division. Keep playing and keep practicing.
Teams are made up of 4 senior bowlers. A team may have up to 4 substitutes. We place teams in divisions equal to their level of ability and then place them in conferences with 7 other teams. Teams play each team in their conference one time - a total of 7 games. The better teams advance to up to 3 weeks of playoffs. The playoff format is like the NCAA Final Four - you win, you play on. You lose, you are finished.
Divisional breakdown - The average scores of 4 bowlers———Champion Division (250/300); Super Elite (220/250); Elite 1 (200/220); Elite 2 (180/200); Super Master (160/180); Master 1 (140/160) and Master 2 (less than 140)
Each team has a coach - generally the Activities Director. A player may also be the coach. The coach posts the teams scores on the NSL website each Friday by 3 PM EST.. Scores are calculated and results are posted on Friday at 4 PM. The NSL keeps individual and team statistics and distributes awards to conference and division winners. Awards also go to NSL Coach of the Year and NSL Bowlers of the Year.
The fee to participate is $150 for a community. A community may have as many teams as they want.
Join the NSL, defending NSL Champions, Sullivan Senior Center from Torrington, CT and Bob Mowad, defending individual champion in Nashville, TN, Oct 19-21, at the NSL Senior ‘OPEN’ Virtual Bowling Championships. The championship is played at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting attended by more than 5,000 senior business leaders.
Teams pay their own expenses arriving in Nashville on Sunday, Oct 19 and departing on Wednesday, Oct 22. Enjoy the nightlife of Nashville as well as the excitement of bowling against your friends and competitors in the world of virtual bowling. To be eligible teams must have a 4 bowler average of more than 225. Individuals must average more than 200. Bring you friends to cheer you on. We had a great time in Dallas last year and expect a better time in Nashville as we grow this exciting championship.
|July 13 - 19, 2014||NSL National Virtual Bowling Week to Raise Money for Alzheimer's/Dementia Research|
|Aug 11 - Oct 17, 2014||NSL Senior National Virtual Bowling Championships|
|Oct 18, 2014||NSL Tennessee Senior Virtual Bowling Championships, Nashville, TN|
|Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2014||NSL Senior Open Virtual Bowling Championships, Nashville, TN|
|Feb 8 - Apr 20, 2015||NSL Virtual Bowling - State and Regional Championships|