NSL - The National Senior League

RECORD NUMBER OF SENIORS FOR THE NSL 2015 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

WEEK 5 - 2 WEEKS TO PLAYOFFS

March 31, 2015

After 5 weeks of conference play, 24 of the 38 conferences are still up for grabs.  The Championship conferences (37 and 38) remain very competitive with most teams improving since the first week of the 2015 season.  Most coaches tell me that their teams practice 3 to 5 days a week.  Some teams practice twice a day.  That’s what it takes to get better.

Less competitive teams in the NSL play for fun and companionship.  They are somewhat competitive but don’t have the time or want to take the time to practice to get better.  Lower level teams in the NSL play for exercise and fun.  Many are from assisted living communities.

THE NSL IS FOR ALL SENIORS.  YOU CAN PLAY FOR FUN.  YOU CAN PLAY TO BE COMPETITIVE.  OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE OUR CONFERENCES AND PLAYOFFS COMPETITIVE PLACING TEAMS IN DIVISIONS OF EQUAL ABILITY. 

Out of the 122 communities participating in the 2015 NSL competition 72 entered more than one team.  Coach Debbie Alexander’s SCCC, Plattsburgh, NY, led the way with 14 teams.  Fifteen (15) new teams joined the NSL this season.  There are 80 teams playing in the lower divisions (Master 1 and Master 2) and 16 teams playing in the Championship Division.  Teams playing in the Championship division average 250 plus pins.

NSL Commissioner, Dennis Berkholtz, commented “We are most proud of the record number of teams (80) playing in our lower divisions. 

The NSL affords senior bowlers the chance to create a team environment, enjoy a fun and social atmosphere and be competitive if they chose.  Wii bowling in a league provides residents with a sense of responsibility, a little exercise and something to look forward to.  Join the NSL - Wii Have a Good Thing Bowling On!!!

NEXT UP - The NSL National Senior Wii Bowling Championships beginning the week of August 10th.  Registration will be open June 22nd.  Contact Dennis Berkholtz, NSL Commissioner for questions - (435 714 9491) or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Statistics

About the NSL

  • Play in your own community - no travel
  • 4 bowlers on a team
  • Nintendo Wii or Microsoft XBOX are accepted NSL virtual bowling programs
  • Play in one of 7 divisions based on level of ability
  • Play one day each week for 7 weeks followed by up to 3 weeks of playoffs
  • Post scores on line by Thursday 9 PM
  • See results on line 9 AM Friday
  • NSL provides oversite, schedule, STATS, awards and team webpage

NSL BREAKDOWN OF DIVISIONS

Wii bowlers in the NSL compete in 7 divisions.  Divisions are determined by the average score of the 4 bowlers making up a team.  Divisional breakdowns——CHAMPIONS (average 250 to 300); SUPER ELITE (average 220 to 250); ELITE 1 (average 200 to 220); ELITE 2 (average 180 to 200); SUPER MASTER (average 160 to 180); MASTER 1 (average 140 to 160) and MASTER 2 (average - less that 140).

NEXT NSL CHAMPIONSHIP - NSL National Wii Bowling Championships.  Play begins the week of Aug 10.  Registration opens the last week of June.  JOIN US.  For information contact Dennis Berkholtz (435 714 9491) or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Important Dates

NSL State and Regional ChampionshipsFeb 16 - Apr 27, 2015 (Registration opens Jan 1, 2015)
NSL Wii Bowling Week to Raise Funds for Alzheimer/s dementia ResearchJuly 12 -18, 2015
NSL National ChampionshipsAug 17 - Oct 25, 2015 (Registration opens July 1, 2015)
NSL Northeastern ChampionshipsNov 2 - 4, 2015, Boston, MA (at LeadingAge Annual Meeting)
NSL/Cruise Line ChampionshipsTBD
NSL ContactDennis Berkholtz - NSL Commissioner .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 435 714 9491