NSL - The National Senior League

NSL Official Rules

These rules apply to all National Senior League regular season matches.

Each team will belong to a conference of 8 total teams.

Each team will bowl 1 match per week during the regular season against a team from their conference.

  • A match consists of 2 games.
  • Each game is bowled by 4 players.
  • Individual player totals will be combined to get the team score for that game.

A team will consist of a minimum of 4 bowlers.

  • Any combination of roster players may bowl in each game.

If a community has multiple teams, a player may be on more than one team but must bowl separate games on each team.

Scoring – A match is worth a total of 5 NSL Points as described below.

  • Each game is worth 2 NSL Points to the winning team.
  • Tie games are worth 1 NSL point to each team.
  • 1 point will be awarded to the team with the highest point total for both games.
  • If 4 players are not available to bowl a game, missing player(s) score will be that player average score up to that point

  • A team must select the 4 bowlers to bowl the game prior to bowling. (Do not just take the 4 highest scores from all team members after all have bowled)
  • ALL SCORING RESULTS ARE TO BE POSTED BY COACHES TO WEBSITE BY 9PM EASTERN TIME EACH THURSDAY.
  • Please use the official NSL score sheet to keep track of game/match results. This can be found under Resources button on league web page.
  • The regular season will consist of 7 weeks of conference play followed by up to 3 weeks of playoffs.
  • Should a team drop out of competition at any point in the season, scores and results leading up to that point will still count in the standings.
    • Teams may bowl their match any time between Monday and Thursday.
  • Results must be posted to the website by 9pm EST each Thursday of the regular season.
  • ALL TEAMS PLEASE NOTE
    • If a coach has problems posting results to the website they may e- mail dennis@nslgames.com the results.
    • The NSL Website will not allow teams to post scores after the 9pm EST Thursday.