Talladega Bowling Center gearing up for fall leagues
by Heather Baggett
Aug 15, 2009 | 1369 views |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TALLADEGA – People interested in joining an activity this fall need look no further than Talladega Bowling Center’s fall leagues.

TBC has four leagues that begin in September. A men’s league bowls at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays while a women’s league bowls at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays. A mixed league gets started at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and the bowling center also hosts a mixed “no tap” league on Wednesday nights. In no tap a bowler gets credited with a strike when nine pins fall instead of all 10.

Leagues are open to people 18 years of age and older. A junior league is held in the spring. People of all ages participated in the summer league and they all agreed that bowling is something everyone could enjoy.

“It helps take a lot of stress off,” Mike Patterson said Thursday.

“It’s like a family atmosphere for you and your friends to get together and have a good time.”

Two young men from Munford are fairly new to the game of bowling, but have enjoyed bowling in the summer league.

“This is my first time, the summer league,” Andy Whitten said. “My whole family does it.”

Lance Dew started bowling a few years ago.

“I’ve been bowling off and on for about three years,” he said. “My daddy (got me interested in it). He’s always bowled, so I started bowling.”

Talladega resident Vernon Parton is proof that bowling is an activity that can be enjoyed at any age. The 85-year-old has bowled in tournaments all over the country and enjoys bowling with family and friends at TBC.

“It’s enjoyable,” Parton said. “You’re inside where it’s comfortable. I love it.”

League scores are handicapped so experienced bowlers would not have an advantage over those who are new to the activity. People don’t have to be an experienced bowler to join a league.

Anyone interested in joining a league or learning more about bowling can get more information at the Talladega Bowling Center on Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. League and association representatives will be available to give bowling tips, answer any questions and help people register for the fall leagues.

League fees cost approximately $14 per week and the league runs 32-34 weeks beginning in early September.

TBC, located on Alabama 77 near the Martin Theater, features 24 lanes and a full-service snack bar.

The center has been under new management for the past two years and has been renovated in that time.

For more information call Randy or Tina Sustin at the center at 256-761-0044. TBC is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon until midnight.