The 2014-2015 bowling season is right around the corner. Kids are going back to school, and the weather here in North Dakota is starting to get a little more temperamental. With leagues starting up in the next few weeks, bowlers are beginning to migrate back to bowling centers for another exciting season on the lanes.
Tournament dates are being set across the region and our upcoming events page is filling up. This season once again brings with it several storylines that we will be watching as the year progresses. Will Eric Kempel 3-peat in Rapid City? Will team ND Storm do the same at State Scratch Team? Will Michael Schmidt extend his record of 6 NDBowling.com Major Championship Titles?
We are entering our 3rd season here at NDBowling.com and this season is set to be a monumental one for the site. Earlier this month, we debuted the NDBowling.com Store. With help from the folks at Logo Infusion, we now carry a full line of NDBowling.com merchandise including jerseys, towels, strike sleeves, shoe bags, patches, and wristbands. A portion of all NDBowling.com Store proceeds will go to support the site.
This season will also debut the NDBowling.com Scratch Players Ranking System. The Scratch Players Ranking System uses a point system that rewards bowlers based on number of entries and performance in each event. Points will be accumulated each year and will stay with the player until each particular event is bowled the following season. To sign up for the Ranking System, bowlers are charged a one time fee (for life!) of $10 and will receive a free NDBowling.com Patch with the paid membership.
Finally, this season marks the first full year of NDBowlTV. NDBowlTV is a live streaming service provided by NDBowling.com. NDBowlTV is currently set to stream the 10 Game Marathon in Minot, the finals of both the CMA Memorial Shootout and the NDBowling.com Classic, and portions of the ND Junior State Open Tournament. With more tournaments still to be announced, we anticipate adding events to the NDBowlTV schedule. NDBowlTV schedule can be found by visiting the upcoming events page.
Once again, we are looking for site sponsors this season. Everything we do here at NDBowling.com would not be possible with out the help of sponsors and the local bowling community. NDBowling.com has opportunities for all businesses including naming rights to the NDBowling.com Tour and Ranking System. If you would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, have membership questions, or would like to order official NDBowling.com merchandise, please contact Daren — (Seney1987@gmail.com).
I look forward to another great season on the lanes!