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THE 2020 SEASON WILL BE ANCHORED WITH SIX BOWLING NIGHTS AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE ROSSMOOR BAR PARKWAY


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The World CGBL Championship will be awarded this year.



Our Recipe for Success

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  • Flat open area 30ft by 40ft where you can hurtle 30 pound bowling balls without destruction
  • Loud outgoing director of competition and all around party captain
  • Organized detailed director of scoring that happens to be a musician or a DJ.
  • World Closed Gate Bowling League support
  • We do Smoked Ribs at every event.

Schedule 2020

The 2020 Preliminary schedule is being launched with a few twists. First, we will be doing a 50/50 payout with a $10 entry fee to bowl. 100% of the entry fee will be paid back to participants. The night's bowling champion / winner will get 50% of the entry fee. Each night will have it's own theme. Half way through the bowling event, we will have a fashion contest and award winners according to popular demand. You must pay into cash pool (couples dressed alike only need one payer). You don't have to bowl to enter into the fashion contest.

  • Round 1 - Hobo Night - Saturday, April 4th
  • Round 2 - Crazy About My Sports Team - Saturday, May 7th
  • Round 3 - Mid Season Championship - High School Homecoming Night - Saturday, May 23rd
  • Round 4 - Tacky Hawaiian Tourist Night - Saturday, August 1st
  • Round 5 - Live It Like a Gangsta Night - Saturday, September 5th
  • Round 6 - Word Championship, Glam Rock Night - Saturday, October 3rd

All nights are Potluck nights featuring the Rossmoor Bar-N-Grill's famous ribs. We start at 7PM

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Rules & Regs

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Maximum 25 players - Minimum 15 players | Six standard regulation bowling pins | Standard regulation bowling ball or balls

To establish order / “Line up” in which we play the game. Each player will pick a ping pong ball that are numbered 1 – 100, from a bag, this is called the “Pill Draw. The lowest numbers picked “lowest pill draw”, up to 25 individuals will qualify for playing in the game.

Officials will announce prior to the event the pill draw open and close time. Everyone must be present to participate in the pill draw. One pill draw per person no exceptions allowed. Officials will start the game at their discretion no sooner that 15 minutes after pill draw closes to allow people to practice. We can add players to the game if there is space available, and participants can join the game up until the first bowler of the Line Up, rolls the second round.

The playing field is a site specific and must contain a minimum of two and a maximum of five marked throwing locations. Marked as Alpha, Beta, X marks the spot and Infinity. The lowest pill draw / “The Picker”, picks the first bowling location, and throws the first ball starting the game! Round two thru five, “The Picker” is chosen by the director of competition.

The throwing location is marked with two safety cones, bowlers are to throw from behind the two cones at designated “picked” throwing location. Director of competition has the discretion to disqualify any throw where they deem, “substantially thrown past the cone line”.

THE GAME IS WON BY: Five single throws per player and the highest number of pins dropped total wins. Tied wins will go to sudden death round the lowest “Pill Draw” picks throwing location and start’s sudden death match until we have a winner!

"John Tony – John Tony” Pee Pee CLAUSE": If a player does not come to line when called by officials to bowl, that player will have a three-bowler grace period. When the 4th player rolls, the Pee Pee player will lose their roll in that round. The player is still in the game although that round will not be scored.

The Season Championship night maximum number of players will be extended to 35. The World Closed Gate Bowling League is an underachiever event and if a player wants to let someone else bowl in their place this is allowed. That bowler will forfeit their opportunity to win a round or a trophy.




History

The World Closed Gate Bowling concept came from a dear friend and neighbor down the street now known as Bobby2Throw. After years of enjoying league play at the local bowling alley, he thought bowling in the street at his house would be fun.

As Bob and I discussed bowling, another friend, Big Shuugg mentioned he had six regulation bowling balls. On March 23rd 2019, a group of friends started setting up pins and bowling.

After over a 30 year absence from living at the house I grew up in, I returned to a neighborhood that was in transition from older life long residences to younger families moving in. Our family home is located to the park entrance to the American River, Rossmoor Bar Park. It is the perfect spot to start a neighborhood bowling league.

I spent about ten years working professionally in Motorsport promoting and acting as director of competition. On March 23rd, I worked with my group and much to the displeasure of Bobby2Throw, I started writing up rules. After that I made a 13 event schedule, purchased whimsical trophies for each event night, and ordered T-shirts, and event team shirts.

Over this summer I have received overwhelmingly positive feed back from friends and neighbors. The best comment was from my new friend and web developer queen, Mary Margaret. She said “Bowling has brought us together as a neighborhood and I feel so much more connected to our community”.

Join me on our journey of building community, one potluck at a time, and using a silly fun game of bowling in the street to bring all of us out of our houses and down the street to enjoy the fellowship of the humans around us


Thank You,

TJ Milton
World Closed Gate Founder
Chief Operating Officer



T.J. Milton

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