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NSL Welcomes 7 New Communities Competing in the 2019 NSL National Championships

September 03, 2019

The NSL welcomes seven new communities to the NSL 2019 NSL National Championships— Burleigh County Senior Center, Bismarck, ND, Abbey Park at Mill River an Independent Living Community, New Hudson, MI, Burke Senior Meal Site, West Burke, VT, Eagle’s View Living and Memory Care Community, Rantoul, IL, Scurry County Senior Center, Snyder, TX, Twin Towers Life Enrichment Community, Cincinnati, OH and Madeira Beach Recreation Center, Madeira Beach, FL.  Good Luck and Have Fun!!

This week marks Week 3 of the NSL 2019 National Wii Bowling Championships for seniors.  The 11th year of NSL Championships features 1,302 registered Senior Wii bowlers representing 267 teams from 27 states.  Seventy (70) communities will be playing with GA and OH leading the way with 7 communities each.  The 11 to 12 weeks of Wii Bowl competition is divided into 2 segments - the first 7 weeks teams play in conferences based on their level of ability.  Each conference has 8 teams.  They play one match a week.  A match is two games.  Following conference play teams are placed in one of 7 divisions based on the results of conference play.  Each division has a maximum of 32 teams.  They play a “one and done” format to determine National Champions in each division.

A team is made up of 4 Senior Wii Bowlers with up to 4 substitutes.  Most teams bowl with 5 person rosters.

The breakdown of Divisions:
Champions - teams average 250 pins and above for each bowler
Super Elite Division - teams average 225 to 250 pins for each bowler
Elite 1 Division - teams average 200 to 250 pins for each bowler
Elite 2 Division - teams averaging from 180 to 200 pins for each bowler
Super Master Division - teams average from 160 to 180 pins for each bowler
Master 1 Division - teams average from 140 to 160 pins for each bowler
Master 2 Division - teams average less than 140 pins for each bowler

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. 

The next NSL Championships begins the week of Feb 17, 2020.  Registration opens December 10 of this year (2019).

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