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/Winter/Spring Leagues

Our 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 score.
Best Games Count: Each member of the team may bowl each week. The top 4 scores from each game will be totaled and used as the team’s “series” score for that game.
Full Rules: Full rules below under League Details.
LIMITED TEAMS: With HUB Games limited to just 12 lanes we limit the number of teams in our bowling leagues. Be sure and sign up early if you want a specific time.

🌞 Summer Doubles League

Our Summer League rules vary greatly from 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: Summer league uses a points system where teams score points based on how well they bowl instead of playing an opponent each week.
Standings: Teams are ranked by the points they score each week.
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.

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.

Player Entry & Weekly 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 (plus tax) 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 (plus tax) 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 Information

📆 Team captains submit the below entry/roster form.  Choice of playing days will be on first-come, first-served basis.

Bowling League Online Roster form

League Details: Summer 2024 (doubles teams)

📆 Rosters Submissions: accepted now for Summer 2024 Season
🎳 League Play begins: Week of June 24th, 2024
⏰ Weekly League Times: Teams can bowl anytime during the week
📋 Fall/Winter League Rules:  Fall/Winter Scratch Divisions League (click for online doc)
📋 Spring Swiss League Rules:  Spring Scratch Swiss League (click for online doc)
🌞 Summer Doubles Doubles Bowling League Rules (click for online doc)
💯 League Scores & Standings: posted in our HUB Games Discord server (click to join)



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 choose from listed times for their league bowling each week.  Teams will be assigned one of their preferred time slots and be expected to bowl at that time each week, but may bowl at any time during the week but may be put on a waiting list for a lane.
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 must bowl their games by the end of the week. Bowlers who do not bowl by the end of Saturday for a specific week 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 (plus tax). 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.