NSL - The National Senior League


2014 NSL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Week 3 Brings First NSL National Champion

October 17, 2014

In week 3 of NSL playoff action Wii All Fall Down, Parc Communities, Marietta, GA defeated King & Queens (Oshkosh, WI) to win the NSL National Championship in the Master 2 Division.  Congratulations to Angela Butler Hackett and her hard working team.

Five semi final matches and 1 final match will be featured in week 4 of the NSL playoffs.  Big winners - Kingsport, TN Senior Center’s Up Your Alley teams. Three teams remain in the championship hunt.  Still playing and the surprise of the championship matches - Spare Tyre, Tom Grey’s always dangerous team from Sierre Pointe, a Vintage Community.

Follow all the NSL action by clicking on one or more of the 7 divisions found above under the headline - 2014 NSL Championship Brackets.

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


Muskingum County Center for Seniors, Muskingum, OH, led the way by capturing 4 Conference Championships during the NSL 2014 National Championships.  Dayton VMAC (Dayton, OH), SCCC (Plattsburgh, NY), Arrowhead Gardens (Seattle, WA), CC Young (Dallas, TX) and Carroll County Senior Center (Carrollton, MO) all won 2 conference titles.  Thirty four conference titles were up for grabs.  Conference champions are automatic qualifiers for the National Championships.

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