I like to bowl year round, so there would not be much advantage to bowling a short season league. On the plus side, it is always fun to start a new league season, and there is the opportunity to bowl with new people. On the minus side, starting and stopping has the potential to lose more bowlers than are gained in the shuffle, and would likely require more administrative overhead for the leagues and the bowling center.
For competitive bowlers, I would rather see sweeps or bracket "leagues" (more like tournaments, but held every week at the same bowling center) with singles and doubles formats, scratch and handicap divisions, with optional high game/series, brackets, survival boards, etc., where bowlers can enter and compete as often as they please, and all the prizes are paid at the end of the night.
PBA (2014-2015): $850
Heavy: Nano, HyperCell, Eternal Cell
Medium: IQ Tour, Tour SiC, Tag
Light: Spare+, Tank, Rebel Tank
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