NSL - The National Senior League

NSL Week 4 Bowler of the Week

March 19, 2017

Frankie Nance, NSL Wii bowler from Montereau, Tulsa, OK rolled two perfect games in Week 4.  First time ever - two 300 games in a NSL match.  She is the 58th ranked bowler in the NSL with a 268 average.  An NSL SHOUT OUT to Frankie!

Heading into week 5 Charles Gray, Kingsport, Tn, Kingsport Senior Center continues his assault on perfect games.  He is perfect through 4 weeks - 8 straight 300 games.  Charles is joined by 76 senior Wii bowlers who are members of the prestigious NSL 300 Club.  NSL Wii bowlers continue to get better each week of each season.

John Bates, NSL Wii Bowler, rolled two 300 games in Week 3 of the current NSL season.  That’s not a story in itself as it is not uncommon for a couple of talented senior Wii bowlers to do just that.  What is the story is that John is 91 years old.  What is a bigger story is that John is the holder of the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the most 300 Wii bowling games in the World.  GWR officially recognizes that John rolled 20,000 perfect games from April 2008 to April 2015. A Big NSL Shout Out to John.  Hope you have many more!

Hats off to the NSL coaches who make the competition happen and who work hard to keep their bowlers happy and enthused.  Your hard work does not go unnoticed.

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 7 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 (Fall Season) beginning the week of Sept 11- 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 were 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