By DAVE O’SULLIVAN
Last school year, Glory Days Magazine teamed up with Kingpin Bowling & Entertainment Center to host the Kingpin-Glory Days Bowling Challenge. It’s back!
Only two teams — the Egg Harbor Township bowling team and Upper Township Challenger League — were able to hang a loss on the Glory Days squad, as Glory Days’ “Rolling Thunder” went 5-2. So if you want to beat us, you better bring your ‘A’ game.
Last year, we invited members of various area high school sports teams to be a part of the challenge, but this year the format is going to be a little bit different. Challengers don’t necessarily have to all be members of the same team. Here’s how it’s going to work: once per month, Glory Days will be taking on a different team made up of area high school athletes and/or coaches. It’s up to you to create your team. Teams can have as many as six bowlers (we have two lanes available, so six is the maximum number any challenging team can have). The only restriction is that any team interested in challenging us must have at least one high school athlete.
If you want to put a team together to play against us, all you have to do is send me a direct message on Twitter (@GDsullysays) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s first come-first served, so get on the list as quickly as possible. You’re welcome to invite friends or parents to come along to watch, but teams will be limited to a maximum of six bowlers.
Once per month, Glory Days’ staff will take on a team in a two-game series. In order to score a victory, one of your bowlers must reach a higher two-game combined score than the high scorer for Glory Days. (Usually, playing two games takes about 60-90 minutes. We’ll also provide pizza for the group.) Depending on how many teams sign up, we may consider having more than one challenge per month, but for right now we’ll keep it at once per month, likely on a Monday or Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. So, if you want to put a team in, make sure you have enough bowlers available on a weeknight.
Every bowler competing will receive a free Glory Days T-shirt, and there will be other prizes up for grabs for high scorers.
The first edition of the challenge is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, so contact me as soon as possible if you are interested. Oh, and come up with a cool name for your team! If you have any other questions, please message me on Twitter. Good luck. You’re going to need it.
Contact Dave O’Sullivan: email@example.com; on Twitter @GDsullysays
By DAVE O’SULLIVAN