NSL - The National Senior League


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February 17, 2020

NLS Spring Championships kicked off the week of Feb 17 with 253 teams representing 71 communities from 31 states.  Teams registered 1,200 senior Wii Bowlers.  Ohio leads the way with 9 communities followed by Georgia with 8.

Teams start the season bowling in conferences made up of 8 teams each.  Following 7 weeks of bowling the NSL crowns champions in each conference.  Communities receive Certificates of Bowling Excellence for winning conference championships.  After conference play the top 32 teams in each of 7 divisions bowl in a one and done format to determine National Champions in each division.  National Champions and runner-ups (Finalists) receive NSL Etched Glass Awards.

NSL 2019 COACH OF THE YEAR:  Mary Roat, The Village at Unity, Rochester, NY.  Mary is a long time coach in the NSL who has grown her program at ‘Village’ to 12 NSL teams.  We thank Mary for your commitment to the NSL and senior fun and fitness. 

NSL Wii BOWLERS OF THE YEAR:  Merle Schmidt and Charles Gray.  This is Merle’s third year being honored as a NSL Coach of the Year.  He leads his Turkey Hunter team, Pine Village, Moundridge, KS, to the finals of the NSL Champions Division.  This season the Turkey Hunters were crowned National Champions and Merle was perfect - all 300 games!  The Turkey Hunters are coached by Cindy Kahns.

Charles Gray, Kingsport Senior Center, Kingsport, TN.  Bowling for the Up Your Alley ‘A’ team Charles consistently averages 295 to 300.  Well deserved award to Charles not only for his Wii Bowling excellence but also for his long time support of the NSL.  Beth Freeman coaches the Up Your Alley ‘A’ team. 

2019 NSL Champions:
Champions Division:  The Turkey Hunters, Pine Village, Moundridge, KS, Cindy Kahns (Coach)
Super Elite Division:  ‘Up Your Alley B’ - Kingsport Senior Center, Kingsport, TN, Beth Freeman (Coach)
Elite 1 Division:  Trout Alley Oops, St Johns COA, St Augustine, FL, Jacob Drake (Coach)
Elite 2 Division:  Fulton Rollers, OCO Nutrition Services, Fulton, NY, Allison Griffin (Coach)
Elite 3 Division:  Walnut Woodpeckers, Walnut Woods, Boyertown, PA, Angela Shepherd (Coach)
Super Master 1 Division:  BP Alley Katz, Broadway Proper, Tucson, AZ, Megan Wicker (Coach)
Super Master 2 Division:  CC 1 St. John’s, St. John’s COA, St Augustine, FL, Jacob Drake (Coach)
Super Master 3 Division:  Wii Rangers, Walnut Village, Anaheim, CA, Ryan Fillingane (Coach)
Master 2 Division:  Power Bowlers 2, Granville Villa, La Vista, NE, Luz Buzek (Coach)
Master 3 Division:  BW Kingpins, Brandon Wilde Senior Center, Evans, GA, Debi Bonecutter (Coach)


NSL Wii Bowlers bring out the best in the NSL motto - LIVE ACTIVE.  LIVE YOUNG.  LIVE LIFE!  We have fun.  We stay happy and healthy.  We look forward to the competition each week.  We find competitiveness we never knew we had.  We strive to improve.  We stay in touch with friends and teammates.  We love the NSL!!!

Tell your friends about us.  Wii HAVE A GREAT THING BOWLING ON!!


The NSL features senior bowlers from all walks of life and all levels of abilities.  We feature bowlers from CCRC’s, Independent Senior Living Communities, Assisted Living Communities, Affordable Housing Communities, Senior Centers, VA Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Senior Meal Programs and Recreations Centers.  The League features Senior Wii Bowlers with disabilities, bowlers in wheel chairs and legally blind bowlers. 

Call or email Dennis Berkholtz 435-714 9491/dennis@nslgames.com for more information.



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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 7 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 less than 140 pins).

Important Dates

2020 NSL Spring ChampionshipsBegins Week of Feb 17 ending week of Apr 17 (Registration Opens Dec 15, 2019)
2020 NSL National ChampionshipsBegins Week of Sept 14 - ending week of Nov 20 (Registration Opens July 1, 2020)
NSL ContactDennis Berkholtz, NSL Commissioner .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 435 714 9491