Mount Airy Lanes features a little something new and a little something old this season.
"There's a new triples league forming right now," said Claude Sier of Mount Airy Lanes. "It's a handicap league and will bowl at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. We have six-eight teams committed right now so there's room for a few more teams if they call me now."
At Mount Airy, the two-frame format will be used again this year.
"The two frames at a time has worked great," Sier said. "It's helped speed up the game but at the same time it's helped the folks who want to step outside and have a smoke."
After each bowler throws a frame on each lane there's a little extra time before that bowler has to return to the lanes because each team member has to throw two frames instead of just one.
"There's another benefit to throwing two frames at a time," Sier said. "Your average goes up. I jumped from 128 to 140 last season and I'm sure that the two-frames format is the reason."
Twelve extra pins on your average? That's awesome for a duckpin bowler.
Room at Hampstead Lanes
"We still have some openings on Saturday for both tenpin and duckpin youth bowlers," said Basil Wisner, Hampstead Lanes proprietor.
"This season is shaping up as one of the best ever but if anyone wants to join a league we'll find room for them.
"I'm especially proud of the youth program here at Hampstead and would like even more youngsters to take advantage of it. It's a great way to learn the fundamentals of the sport and a great way to make new friends."
County Lanes will play host to the Free State Classic Tenpin Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17.
, Information: (410) 876-8430.