NSL - The National Senior League



September 21, 2014

Wii HAVE A GOOD THING BOWLING ON! - We pass week 6 and head to the final week of conference play. There are 13 conference titles still to be determined.  Conference 17 has 4 teams remaining in contention and conferences 11, 18, 21 and 26 have 3 teams fighting for the title of Conference Champion.

Following this weeks play, we realign teams based on total pins over the 7 weeks of conference play and head into the NSL playoffs to determine NSL National Champions in 7 divisions.  The NSL playoffs are a “one and done” format just like the NCAA Final Four - you win, you play on.  You lose, you go home.  It’s an exciting time for our senior bowlers.

In the NSL Teams are made up of 4 senior bowlers.  A team may have up to 4 substitutes.  We place teams in divisions equal to their level of ability and then place them in conferences with 7 other teams.  Teams play each team in their conference one time - a total of 7 games.  The better teams advance to up to 3 weeks of playoffs.  The playoff format is like the NCAA Final Four - you win, you play on.  You lose, you are finished.

Divisional breakdown - The average scores of 4 bowlers———Champion Division (250/300); Super Elite (220/250); Elite 1 (200/220); Elite 2 (180/200); Super Master (160/180); Master 1 (140/160) and Master 2 (less than 140)

Each team has a coach - generally the Activities Director.  A player may also be the coach.  The coach posts the teams scores on the NSL website each Friday by 3 PM EST..  Scores are calculated and results are posted on Friday at 4 PM. The NSL keeps individual and team statistics and distributes awards to conference and division winners.  Awards also go to NSL Coach of the Year and NSL Bowlers of the Year.

The fee to participate is $150 for a community.  A community may have as many teams as they want.

Contact Dennis Berkholtz, NSL Commissioner for questions - (435 714 9491) or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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About the NSL

  • Play in your own community - no travel
  • 4 bowlers on a team
  • Nintendo Wii or Microsoft XBOX are accepted NSL virtual bowling programs
  • Play in one of 7 divisions based on level of ability
  • Play one day each week for 7 weeks followed by up to 3 weeks of playoffs
  • Post scores on line by Thursday 9 PM
  • See results on line 9 AM Friday
  • NSL provides oversite, schedule, STATS, awards and team webpage


Join the NSL, defending NSL Champions, Sullivan Senior Center from Torrington, CT and Bob Mowad, defending individual champion in Nashville, TN, Oct 19-21, at the NSL Senior ‘OPEN’ Virtual Bowling Championships.  The championship is played at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting attended by more than 5,000 senior business leaders.

Teams pay their own expenses arriving in Nashville on Sunday, Oct 19 and departing on Wednesday, Oct 22.  Enjoy the nightlife of Nashville as well as the excitement of bowling against your friends and competitors in the world of virtual bowling.  To be eligible teams must have a 4 bowler average of more than 225.  Individuals must average more than 200.  Bring you friends to cheer you on.  We had a great time in Dallas last year and expect a better time in Nashville as we grow this exciting championship. 

Call Dennis Berkholtz (435 714 9491 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Important Dates

July 13 - 19, 2014NSL National Virtual Bowling Week to Raise Money for Alzheimer's/Dementia Research
Aug 11 - Oct 17, 2014NSL Senior National Virtual Bowling Championships
Oct 18, 2014NSL Tennessee Senior Virtual Bowling Championships, Nashville, TN
Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2014NSL Senior Open Virtual Bowling Championships, Nashville, TN
Feb 8 - Apr 20, 2015NSL Virtual Bowling - State and Regional Championships
NSL ContactDennis Berkholtz - NSL Commissioner .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 435 714 9491