Yes, the rumors are true! The HUB Games Bowling Alley has 12 lanes, is reservable for parties, and has state-of-the-art bowling kiosks and screens. The HUB Games counter offers snacks, drinks, and light dining offerings. No socks? No problem. HUB Games has socks for sale too. Bring your friends and Bowl in the HUB!
HUB Games now offers Cosmic Bowling every Monday-Wednesday from 6:30-10:30pm.
Submit an Availability Check (reservation request form) online using the link below. Walk-ins are accommodated on a lane-available basis.
Bowling rates are per lane/per hour and include bowling shoe rental.
HUB Games hosts quarterly bowling leagues in partnership with the IMA and their recreational sports program. League play is held every quarter except Summer. Teams of 4-10 players are placed in divisions for four (4) weeks of round robin play, followed by single elimination playoffs. Competition is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and Faculty/Staff members. HUB Bowling Leagues follow rules in the IMA Intramural Sports Handbook (online) and the IMA Bowling League Regulations (pdf).
Rainier Division: 3-6 Strike Scoring
This division offers teams a handicap option whereby bowlers receive automatic strikes in the 3rd and 6th frames in each of 3 games. This provides less experienced teams an opportunity for higher scores in the regular season. NOTE: 3-6 strike scoring will not apply to playoff matches.
Cascade Division: Scratch Scoring
This division offers teams a higher level of competition (though it is still intended to be friendly). Players will bowl 3 games with no handicap. NOTE: Scratch scoring will apply to all playoff matches.
Each team must pay the $25 TEAM ENTRY fee prior to the first league game. Additionally, teams will pay $20 WEEKLY GAME fee for use of the facilities. This weekly fee will be collected before every match and will cover the cost of bowling and shoes for the entire team.
Team captains must submit the entry form/roster with player names, gender, UW affiliation, and student or employee ID numbers, plus their entry fee by the Thursday before league play by 5pm. Choice of playing days will be on first-come, first-served basis. First day of league play is the 3rd Monday of each quarter with the exception of summer quarter.
The Team Captain is responsible for submitting the Team Roster by the Thursday before league play begins and for any subsequent roster changes. The Team Captain is responsible for finalizing the roster before playoff games begin. Teams with unapproved bowlers will forfeit any bowling matches that bowler participated in.
Teams can have any combination of men/women on their team. Only current UW students, faculty, and staff are allowed to bowl for a team. Each individual is only allowed to play for one team per quarter. HUB Games staff will check Husky ID cards when teams reach the playoff rounds and bowlers will only be allowed to bowl if they are listed on that team’s roster.
Bowler’s names must be typed in prior to the first games. To change bowlers for the 2nd or 3rd game, select the “Bowlers” button on the touch screen for options to change bowlers. Then, choose “Name” to change your bowler’s names for game 2 and 3.
Note: Please use real FIRST names for all bowlers.
Teams may select a game day and time preference on the league application but teams will be assigned a weekly time that works for the entire team. Teams are encouraged to bowl at the scheduled time to avoid a forfeit. It is the team’s responsibility to notify HUB Games of any inability to bowl at the scheduled time.
Matches consist of 2 teams bowling 3 games against each other. Each team will have 4 people bowl each game. It does not have to be the same 4 people that play every game for a team. Teams may use different players at the start of each game, but cannot switch players during a game.
Each team will need to pay a $20 fee at the start of each weekly match. This can be paid with cash, debit/credit, or husky card. The fee covers the cost of shoe and ball rental for all three games for that team.
The minimum number of players required to play an official match is 2. If a team is short the minimum number of players fifteen (15) minutes after game time, the game will be considered a forfeit. Any exceptions to this rule must be accepted by the opposing team for that match.
Any team that forfeits a match in the regular season may be restricted from playoff participation. That decision will be made by the HUB Games Area Manager on a case-by-case basis.
Scoring (Absentee Bowlers)
If only three (2) bowlers are present at the beginning of the game the score given for the third and fourth bowler’s spot will be the average of the team’s best bowlers (who did not make it to the match) minus 10 pins per game.
Standings (Points Awarded)
League standings for each division will be based on the standard league point system. Teams can win up to 7 points in each match. For every game won (based on total team pins) the team that wins that game will be awarded 2 points. The team with the highest total pins for the night will be awarded 1 point.
There will be divisions of 6 teams. The regular season is a round robin season in which each team will play the 5 other teams in their division. Then the playoffs will begin the following week.
Playoffs will be single-elimination. HUB Games will no longer use the points-based scoring system, but instead determine a winning team based on the teams’ total pins for the match. Matchups will be determined by seeding teams based on their average pins per game during the season.
4-TEAM DIVISIONS: In the first round the top team from each division will play the last place team, with the 2nd place team playing the 3rd place team. The winners will then play the next week to determine a divisional winner. Divisional winners will then compete for the championship.
6-TEAM DIVISIONS: For six-team divisions the top two teams from each division will get a bye for the first round of the playoffs. The first week of the playoffs will have the 3rd place team playing the 6th place team, and the 4th place team playing the 5th place team. The winners will then play the next week to determine a divisional winner.
All bowling equipment (balls, shoes) will be provided by HUB Games. The cost of rentals for these items is included in the weekly match fee of $20. Please Note: By choosing to use personal equipment (shoes or bowling ball) bowlers do so at their own risk. The HUB Games Area will not be responsible for repairing or replacing any personal equipment in the event of damage or loss.
Food & Drinks
All food and drinks shall be left on the ledges on the back of the seating or on the tables above the bowling ball racks. No food or drink is allowed on the lanes.
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Updated: January 9, 2017