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!!!
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).
|NSL State and Regional Championships||Feb 16 - Apr 27, 2015 (Registration opens Jan 1, 2015)|
|NSL Wii Bowling Week to Raise Funds for Alzheimer/s dementia Research||July 12 -18, 2015|
|NSL National Championships||Aug 17 - Oct 25, 2015 (Registration opens July 1, 2015)|
|NSL Northeastern Championships||Nov 2 - 4, 2015, Boston, MA (at LeadingAge Annual Meeting)|
|NSL/Cruise Line Championships||TBD|