The new bowling season began Aug. 1 and leagues are forming at all area bowling centers.
Local youth leagues will conduct sign-ups on Saturday Aug. 20 and Aug. 27 at both Collins locations — Eastland (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) and Southland (10 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Youth leagues start play on Saturday, Sept. 10. The sanction fee for USBC Youth members is $17 and each child receives a USBC Youth bowling shirt.
Youth leagues are divided into four age groups — bantams (ages 6-8), preps (9-11), juniors (12-14) and seniors (15-19). Eastland also offers competition for bowlers under 8 in the Pee Wee division.
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■ The new Bluegrass Bowling Pro shop will be open at both Collins locations. The main pro shop will be at Southland. The location at Eastland is still undergoing renovations, but it will open soon.
Bluegrass Bowling proprietor Jim Dunn is also a USBC certified bowling coach.