Keep It Safe
Stay off the approach,
unless it is your turn to bowl and you are not
interfering with bowlers on either side of your
lane. If it is not your turn, step off the approach.
Never walk into
You might interfere with someone else's bowling or
Do not bring food or drink near the
Inevitably, someone will stick or slip on
debris left near the bowling area. This can
result in injury or death of someone who
Remove Your Bowling Shoes
if you have oil or other debris on them.
Step off the approach and bowler's area to
clean and dry your shoes to avoid tracking
moisture or debris into the bowler's area.
Bowling Shoes when
bowling. Without them, you are susceptible to
falling down. When leaving the bowler's area,
cover your shoes with protective covers. Also,
if using these covers, remove them when returning to
the bowler's area to prevent falling and
transferring debris or moisture deposited on the
protective shoe cover while not in the bowler's
Maintain a Good
If you are distracted, or
need to start over for any reason, step off the
approach, regroup, and start over.
has priority? The
rules of etiquette are similar to pulling up to a
stop sign in your automobile at the same time as
another car, the bowler on the right always has the
right of way. Additionally, look both to the
left and right to ensure you are not interfering
with someone else.
Be ready to bowl
when you it is your turn. Distractions,
talking, snacking and restroom trips can detract
from the enjoyment of everyone. Now, please,
this caution should not preclude any of these tasks,
but should remind you to be courteous to others.
Also, any of these tasks involve safety, especially
with debris or fluids affecting the bottom of your
bowling shoes. It
takes away from the fun of bowling
when it’s someone’s turn and they are not to be
ready. Pay attention, and when your turn is up, be
ready to bowl.
unnecessary time at the foul line after
releasing the ball. As soon as your ball hits the
pins return to your seat.
Be Kind to the
Equipment, Facility and Others
Never talk during another player's approach.
• Do not yell out while others are on the
approach. Even if boisterous behavior doesn't
bother you, there are other people on the lanes who
may be within earshot.
• Be aware of your presence on or near the
approach. Don't stand in a place that
causes others to become distracted.
will always be near you who are distracting.
Simply, and quietly, step off the approach until the
distraction stops, and ten proceed with your bowling
in a normal fashion.
Control Your Emotions and
Language. While bowlers
let off steam during a failed attempt at a shot, or
for any other reason, it is simply not polite to
others who share the bowling center with you.
Keep maintain the agree to limit for the number
of balls on the rack to ensure they do not jam
the ball return.
Be a Good
Sport. No one wants to share time with a
sore loser or someone who is angry, irritable or
speaks badly of others.
equipment and property belonging to the bowling
center and others. That includes kicking
or striking equipment, causing damage to seating and
any other bowling furniture and flooring.
If you make a
mess, clean it up!
Take your unwanted snacks, empty cups,
and other debris to the trash can where it belongs!