On Assignment | Bowling in Baton Rouge | 225

Apparently, there is a bowling scene in Baton Rouge. And the United States Bowling Congress is taking up residence in town for the next few months, bringing 60,000 bowlers from all over our fair country to Louisiana. (And if you’re a serious bowler, you can still register to take part in the tournament!)

I remember Bowling Congress came to Baton Rouge when I was in college, but I didn’t really pay any attention to it because I was thinking about other things. But this around, I have.

Back in January, I visited a few bowling alleys for this story. I spent a few hours with the Baton Rouge bowlers, and I was blown away with the skill and precision these bowlers have. All the bowlers were serious about their game, though they were all enjoying themselves and socializing when they weren’t next in the lineup.

The one thing that stands out, though, was the varied stances and follow-throughs after each bowler’s turn.

Color me impressed, y’all.

Brett Vann, 22, on the Mobile Electric team, bowls during the Coca Cola Classic League at All-Star Lanes on Airline on Mon., Jan. 2, 2011. Bowling Congress is coming to Baton Rouge this year. (Erin Parker)
Brett Vann, 22, a member of the Mobile Electric team, bowls during the Coca Cola Classic League at All-Star Lanes on Airline on Mon., Jan. 2, 2012. Bowling Congress is coming to Baton Rouge this year. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225)

To read Tom Guarisco’s story on bowling in Baton Rouge, as well as Bowling Congress, click here.

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