It's pretty evident why teams are leaving our Wed league. We have a solid contingent of 14 teams, and the House keeps adding new teams to our league from other leagues that have folded. The teams added are all newbies, 2-finger types, who have no etiquette, drink and swear, and are never ready to bowl. This year, we added 4 teams from another night that folded, restarted, and folded again. These 4 teams make it really uncomfortable for all of the others.
When you take a solid group of 40-60 year olds who are pretty set in their ways, and add a couple of teams of 20 year olds who are discourteous, it isn't long before some one quits.
There really is a generation gap, and it can't be smoothened.
At my other House, there isn't room for another team. Every league has 20 teams in a 20 lane House. And, they return every year. A singleton waiting list is available, but there is no room for a complete team.
I was also on a waiting list for 2 years at another House. When I finally got a call, I had already committed elsewhere, so I had to decline.
We are kinda filled here.
LM - Black Diamond 15#
Lord Field - Exodus Pearl 15#
Legends - L/M New Terminator 15#
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