Lanes rolling towards another season

With registration going today and tomorrow, local youth bowlers will see a smoke-free environment during their league games at Plaza Lanes this season, manager Dino Morelli said.
He said organizers thought it would be a good way to increase participation.
“It’s one of the new things we’re enforcing and I’m sure parents will appreciate it,” Morelli enthused. “We’ve done a lot of rearranging in here. We’ve done a lot of work on our machines.
“Basically, we’re ready to go.”
The lanes will be smoke-free for youth bowling only.
The Smurfs (aged four-five) and PeeWees (six-seven) will run Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Bantams (eight to 10) at 11:30 a.m.
On Sunday, the junior league (age 11-13) will begin rolling at 4 p.m., with the high school division (14-18) following at 6:30. The youths will bowl for 32 week-season, including two weeks of playoffs.
Last year, 150 kids took part in YBC locally. Morelli, noting the drastic change in weather that hit the area, said they would love to have more give the sport a try.
“It’s fun and inexpensive,” he enthused. “Summer temperature in here all the time.”
He added anyone who registers their child(ren) today or tomorrow, between 6-8 p.m., will receive a free bowling game that night.
Meanwhile, adult leagues will start their respective seasons tomorrow with the 55-plus group at 1 p.m. Ladies will get things rolling Sept. 10 at 1 p.m., the Tuesday coffee league will start Sept. 11 at 1:30, men’s and ladies’ cash leagues will go Sept. 18 at a new time of 7:30 p.m., while mixed and match play begins Sept. 19-21.
A new “big bucks” night will begin Friday nights (starting date pending on number registered). “Big bucks” involves knocking down pins in relation to colour, and combinations equate to upwards of $250.
Adult bowlers who cannot make the registration dates are welcome to call Plaza Lanes at 274-9712 to register or ask questions regarding the upcoming season.