Bowling Leagues

HUB Quarterly Bowling Leagues:

HUB Games hosts quarterly bowling leagues in partnership with the IMA and their recreational sports program. League play is held every Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Quarter. Competition is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and Faculty/Staff members. HUB Bowling Leagues adhere to the IMA rules found in the IMA Intramural Sports Handbook (online) as well as the HUB Bowling League rules posted below.

🍁 Fall League Rules

Our Fall & Spring Leagues follow a traditional league format. Teams of 4-8 bowlers play in weekly round robin rounds for 7 weeks of the regular season, followed by playoffs for the top teams to determine the league champion.
Points: Teams face off with a point awarded for each game won + a bonus point for the team with the highest series.
Best Games Count: Each member of the team may bowl each week. We will use your top 4 scores from each game as your team’s score for that game.
Late to the Party?: Teams that join late will get 2 points for each week they missed so they start in the middle of the pack.
Full Rules: Full rules below under League Details.

❄ Winter League Rules

Our Winter league rules vary greatly from Fall and Spring. Teams still play in weekly rounds for 7 weeks of the regular season, followed by playoffs for the top teams to determine the league champion.
Points: Winter league uses a points system where teams score points based on how well they bowl.
Late to the Party?: Teams that join late will get 2 points for each week so they start in the middle of the pack.

Interested, But Need a Teammate?

👀 “Free Agents” can fill out our “find a team/partner” Google form and be paired with a team/partner based on similar skill level, major or shared interests.

Team Entry & Player Game Fees

Casual Bowlers: Teams may be placed in a competitive or casual division depending on their skill level and the number of entries.  Sign up and jump in even after league season begins and bowl in the league casually to improve your bowling and become a part of UW’s growing bowling community.

💲 Each bowler on a team must pay the one-time $5 ENTRY FEE fee prior to their first league game. Additionally, bowlers each pay a $7.50 WEEKLY GAME fee to cover their 3 bowling games for that week. This weekly fee will be collected from every bowler before each match and includes the cost of shoe rental as well. 
Practice Pricing: practice games are just $2.50 per game for league bowlers throughout the season. Please inform the counter staff you are on a league team to ensure you get the discount.

Team Entry – Roster Due Date

📆 Team captains submit the below entry/roster form.  Choice of playing days will be on first-come, first-served basis. First day of league play will begin the 3rd Monday of Fall quarter, but teams may join after the season has begun.

Bowling League Online Roster form

League Details: Fall 2021

📆 Rosters Submission Date: 10-18-2021 for start of league
🎳 League Play begins: week of Monday, October 18
⏰ Weekly League Times: Teams choose from 1030am, 1pm, 330 or 430
🍁 Fall Bowling League Rules:  2021 League (click for Google doc)
❄ Winter Bowling League Rules:  2022 Winter League (click for Google doc)
💯 League Scores & Standings: posted in our HUB Games Discord server

Rules specific to COVID during Fall 2021:

  • Due to state regulations all bowlers must wear a face covering at all times while in HUB Games, even while in the act of bowling
  • After league play bowlers MUST leave any house bowling balls at their lane for HUB Games staff to clean/disinfect
  • There may be a strict maximum of bowlers per lane with a lane closed between bowlers to ensure physical distancing
  • HUB Games staff will disinfect the settee area of each lane after use


The Team Captain is responsible for submitting the Team Roster prior to the start of their league play and for noting any subsequent roster changes. The Team Captain is responsible for finalizing the roster before playoff matches begin. Teams with unapproved bowlers will forfeit any bowling matches the unapproved bowler participated in.

Team Members

Teams can have any combination of men/women on their team. Only current UW students, faculty, and staff are allowed to bowl for a team. Each individual may only play for one team per quarter. HUB Games staff will check Husky ID cards when teams reach the playoff rounds and bowlers will only be allowed to bowl if they are listed on that team’s roster.

Bowler’s Names

Bowler’s “actual” first names must be typed into the bowling touchscreens prior to bowling that weeks’ first game. If teams need to change bowlers for the 2nd or 3rd game, please select the “Bowlers” button on the touch screen for the option to remove or rename bowlers.
Note: Up to 8 bowlers may bowl each game, with the top 4 scores from each game being recorded for the team’s official score for that game.

Match Times

Teams may choose from the following times for their league bowling each week: Monday-Thursday 4:30pm, Friday 1:30pm, Saturday 10:30am.  Teams will be assigned one of their preferred time slots and be expected to bowl at that time.
Note: HUB Games will make every effort to hold lanes for teams that choose one of the above times.  Teams choosing a custom start time may need to be flexible with their start time some weeks based on availability of lanes.

Pre-Bowling or Post-Bowling: If a bowler or team cannot attend their scheduled time slot for that week, then a bowler/team may pre-bowl for a specific week by bowling their games in advance for the upcoming week. Bowlers can also post-bowl, in which bowlers have 24 hours after their match start time to come in and bowl their games. Bowlers who do not bowl within 24 hours of their league time will be scored absentee scores for that week.

Bowling Equipment

All bowling equipment (balls, shoes) will be provided by HUB Games. The cost of rentals for these items is included in the weekly match fee of $7.50 per player. Please Note: By choosing to use personal equipment (shoes or bowling ball) bowlers do so at their own risk.  HUB Games will not be responsible for repairing or replacing any personal equipment in the event of damage or loss.

Food & Drinks

All food and drinks shall be left on the ledges on the back of the seating or on the counter tops above the bowling ball racks. No food or drink is allowed on the lanes.  Bowlers may pull down their masks temporarily while in the act of eating or drinking snacks purchased from HUB Games.