Candlepin Bowling is unique. It is only practiced in New England and the Eastern Provinces of Canada.
My involvement started two years ago, in 2007. I joined the Monday Night Bowling League (MNBL) as a substitute. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy bowling, so I didn't want to commit to a team. By the end of the season, I realized that I was enjoying the game and decided to join a team for the 2008 season.
MNBL is composed of 14 teams with six individuals on each team. The season is 30 weeks long.
The MNBL's objective is FUN. Many of the bowlers are real competitive, but, for the most part, everyone is only bowling for fun.
In April of each year, many of the bowlers participate in a "talent" show, which raises money for various charities in the Boston Area.
For more information, please check out the MNBL's web site.