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Bowling Health & Safety Outline

For Stonewall Alliance and Stonewall Sports Pittsburgh, hosting a league is more than just gathering a group of people for a recreational activity.  The league also wants to ensure thoughtful and responsible health and safety standards are in place.  This guide provides detailed actions taken by Stonewall Sports Pittsburgh and AMF to create a safe environment for league play. 

Stonewall Bowling Pittsburgh will adhere to CDC, PA State DOH and Allegheny County health and safety guidelines. The program reserves the right to adapt the policies below at any time to align with those the latest federal, state and local health authorities. Any changes will be communicated with registered participants and updated on this official page. 

Last updated 9/21/2021

League Operations & Rules

The following league rules have inadvertent health and safety benefits when it comes to the spread of germs and disease.

  • Team Size:
    Team size is limited to 6 rostered players.
  • Flexible Attendance Policy:
    Rosters may contain up to 6 players per team, though only 2 players are required to be present for a league lineup. Players that feel ill are recommended not to attend.
  • Non-Scored Bowlers (optional):
    While all present bowlers must have their scores at least one game per series (once per night), bowlers are not required to bowl during games when their scores are not being counted against the opposing team. 

The following modifications will be made in a return to league play following COVID-19.

  • End of Season Tournament Format:
    New. For the end of season tournament, teams can now request to not move lanes in between tournament rounds.  By not changing lanes between rounds, the number of surfaces a player would come in contact with would be reduced. 

Health & Safety Standards from AMF/Bowlero Corporation

AMF Noble Manor Lanes, a corporate location of the AMF/Bowlero Corporation, has published facility health and safety information available at  

Personal Participant Cooperation

When participating in the league, each participant may exercise the following additional health and safety practices as added measures:

  • Bowlers feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should elect to not attend bowling. Players which test positive for COVID-19 and feel there was exposure within the league should report the positive case to the league’s COVID point of contact, Rob Anderson.
  • Wearing a face mask when within a 6-foot distance of other participants, unless they meet the CDC criteria to be considered “fully vaccinated.”
  • Purchase personal bowling shoes and bowling balls for use during play
  • Do not touch your face during league play
  • Find alternative celebratory measures to the traditional high-five that avoid touching or personal contact with other league members
  • Frequent hand washing or sanitizer use