Monday nights after 6 p.m. the sounds of balls rolling and pins scattering can be heard throughout Marcin Bowl on Helena St. in Point Edward.
Bluewater Monday Night Men’s bowling is one of the leagues in Sarnia that is full, with a total of 24 teams and four players on each team taking up every 10 pin lane in the place.
Kyle Adamson, who is the Secretary/Treasurer, says one of the reasons that the league is packed is because there are bowlers on every level in the league.
Adamson says that with many bowlers in the league who can hit a perfect game on any given night, it helps those looking to improve their game because there are some many willing to help others.
Three years ago the Monday Night Men’s league merged with the Blue Water Men’s league and then four other teams asked to join as well. In fact, there are still more requests to join the league. While Adamson says at the moment they are full, you never know what next year holds.
When asked why so many want to join the league, Adamson says one big reason is the affordable nature of the sport. He says many in the league are on a fixed income and keeping the cost down for a fun night out once a week is key. He also says the prize structure lets the league pay out prize money but also keep the rules casual and keep it more of a fun league, than a hardcore competitive league.
Marcin Bowl has leagues for everyone from men’s and ladies leagues to youth leagues as well mixed leagues. Tthe leagues play at various times from mornings and afternoons to evening leagues and there is always open bowling on Saturday night for those wishing to explore the sport.
Marcin Bowl is also gearing up for New Year’s in a big way with a Family Rock ‘N’ Bowl session from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 and then it will be a New Year’s Eve session for those 19 and over from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. New Year’s Day.
Great exercise and a lot of fun, as Adamson says, all the guys love to joke and tease each other and just have a good night out.
For more information on one of Sarnia’s more popular sports visit www.marcinbowl.ca, for league information and times.