Lexington's new bowling season started Aug. 1 and the fall leagues will be underway shortly.
Last season was a high-scoring one with 44 bowlers able to participate in the 800/300 roll-off tournament at season's end.
This season is likely to produce even more award scores with the new, all-synthetic pins at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland.
According to Eastland manager Jason Uchwal, the scores were higher this summer using those pins.
■ The New Circle League at Eastland has been renamed the Bobby Conley Memorial League. Conley was a top bowler in the Lexington area the last 20 years.
The league will have one of the richest prize funds in the state with $6,000 for the first-place team. The league uses five-person teams, so the payout will be $1,200 for each.
Last season the league, sponsored by Blue Grass Bowling & Golf Supply, paid $1,000 per bowler to the winning team.
■ The youth leagues at Collins Bowling Centers will be start next month. Sign-ups are Saturday, Aug. 22 and 29.
The league at Eastland will begin Sept. 5, and at Southland on Sept. 12.
Youth leagues are for bowlers from age 6 to 19.
■ The third annual Lindon Memorial Youth Challenge Tournament will be held Sept. 13 at Eastland at 1 p.m. The event guarantees a first-place scholarship prize of $500. The tournament paid out more than $4,500 in scholarships last year.
The entry fee is $70, and forms are available at either Collins location.