NSL - The National Senior League


January 16, 2017

The 2017 NSL season begins it’s 9th year of National Senior Competition the week of Feb 13th.  The NSL Spring competition features Western Regional Championships and Eastern Regional Championships.  We crown champions in 7 Divisions in each Region.  Registration is now open and ends Feb 1.  Join the fun with around 100 senior communities and 300 plus teams.  Wii Have a Good Thing Bowling On!!!


CHAMPIONS DIVISION - Stars and Strikes, Santa Clarita Senior Center, Santa Clarita, CA - Bernie Katz, Coach
SUPER ELITE DIVISION - CC Young 1, CC Young, Dallas, TX - Debbie Strauch, Coach
ELITE 1 DIVISION - Ashville Senior Strikers, Ashville Senior Apartments, Ashville, OH - Liz Pyles, Coach
ELITE 2 DIVISION - CVC Laughing Ladies, Covenant Village of Colorado, Westminster, CO - Nicole Barabas, Coach
SUPER MASTER DIVISION - Living the Good Life, Owego Moose, Owego, NY - Lloyd Shotwell, Coach
MASTER 1 DIVISION - Plaza Pin Pals, Greensboro Housing Authority, Greensboro, NC - Anne Stossmeister, Coach
MASTER 2/3 DIVISION - WC ‘Spare’ Rows, Grace Healthcare of White Creek, White Creek, TN, Kelly Harris, Caoch

NSL Coach of the Year - Neil Fair, Brethren Village, Brethren, PA
NSL Wii Bowler of the Year - George Price, Kingsport Senior Center, Kingsport, TN
NSL Most Improved Bowler - Judy White, Montpelier Senior Center, Montpelier, OH
NSL Most Improved Bowler - Clair Basinger, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisburg, VA

The National Championships are played in 7 divisions based on levels of ability.  The top 32 teams in each division as determined by their total pins after 6 weeks of play make it to the National Championships which are played in a ‘one and done’ format much like the NCAA Basketball Final Four.  Champions and Runners-up receive NSL etched glass awards to add to their trophy case along with bragging rights being the National Senior Wii Bowling Champions! 

Join the NSL for the 2017 Championships (Spring Season) beginning the week of Feb 13th.- WE HAVE A GREAT THING BOWLING ON!!

The 2016 NSL National Championships featured 1,593 registered bowlers making up 288 teams from 96 communities.  Thirty one (31) states are represented with Georgia leading the way (12 communities) followed by California (10), Pennsylvania (9) and New York (7).

We added a new division this season featuring beginner and challenged senior Wii bowlers who are start-up bowlers averaging less than 120 pins for game.  Commissioner, Dennis Berkholtz, commented - “We’re happy to have new communities with start-up programs join the NSL.  Our goal is have balanced competition featuring Wii bowlers on every level of ability.”



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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


Wii bowlers in the NSL compete in 8 divisions.  Divisions are determined by the average score of the 4 bowlers making up a team.  Divisional breakdowns——CHAMPIONS (average 250 to 300); SUPER ELITE (average 220 to 250); ELITE 1 (average 200 to 220); ELITE 2 (average 180 to 200); SUPER MASTER (average 160 to 180); MASTER 1 (average 140 to 160); MASTER 2 (average 120 to 140) and MASTER 3 (less than 120).

NEXT NSL CHAMPIONSHIP - NSL National Championships.  Play begins the week of Feb 12, 2017.  Registration opens Dec 15, 2016.  JOIN US.  For additional information contact Dennis Berkholtz (435 714 9491) or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Important Dates

2017 NSL State and Regional ChampionshipsFeb 12 - Apr 27 (Registration Opens Dec 15, 2016)
2017 - NSL National ChampionshipsSept 11 - Nov 24 (Registration Opens July 15, 2017)
NSL National Open Championships and FL State Wii Bowl Championships - handicap and open divisionsDec 4 - 11 in partnership with FL State Games Clearwater, FL Enjoy fun on the Beach and Wii bowl competition
NSL ContactDennis Berkholtz, NSL Commissioner .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 435 714 9491