The Edmond Sun

May 16, 2013

Leagues forming on the Boulevard

Bowlers can be aided in finding a team

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Some 95 million people worldwide enjoy the sport of bowling according to Lois Riggan, Secretary of the Edmond Summer Doubles Bowling and Summer Retirees Leagues. She invites area bowlers to get out and join a bowling league and find out what all of the fun is about. 

Riggan said, “You can meet wonderful people, have some good exercise and find that it is a great social activity at the lanes.”

Riggan said we have two active fun-filled Senior Leagues in Edmond.

Summer Senior Doubles is open to all adults. Youngest bowlers are early 50s and the oldest bowlers are mid-90s, making all adults welcome.

Doubles bowl Monday mornings, 10 a.m.-noon. This mixed league is made up of two-person teams. A team can consist two men, two women or one of each. 

Riggan says, “This would also be a good opportunity for a family team. A grandparent with another family member, son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter.” 

She added, “Since this league is only 11 weeks long and ends before the new school year begins, it is ideal timing for teachers to join a league.

“If you don’t have a team together, it is not a problem, we will help find you a partner,” Riggan said.   

She also reported the Doubles League also gives three practice games each week to each bowler that signs up.

The second senior league is the Summer Retirees which bowls on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-to noon. This league is a mixed trio for seniors 50 and older. All teams must have at least one member of the opposite sex and help finding a league is available. This league also bowls only 11 weeks. 

Summer Retirees tops the session with a no-tap game on July 31.

Both of these leagues bowl at AMF Boulevard Bowl, 3501 S. Boulevard. If interested, please call (405) 348-3210, or contact call Lois Riggan at (405) 373-2878.