B’nai B’rith bowling league members, in a majority vote, decided not to bowl in 2020 even though Hartfield Lanes provided information and a video about its safety measures.
Bowling alleys across the state can host organized events like leagues as long as recommended COVID-19 safety measures are in place, but two weekly B’nai B’rith bowling leagues don’t plan to begin their season in 2020.
Justin Kaplan, president of the Downtown Fox-MLZG League, which bowls Tuesday nights at Hartfield Lanes in Berkley, said league members will assess the situation in January and see if they want to start a short season that month.
“If it’s safe, we’d love to bowl,” Kaplan said. “Our league is not just about bowling. It’s about camaraderie.”
Kaplan said league members, in a majority vote, decided not to bowl in 2020 even though Hartfield Lanes provided information and a video about its safety measures.
“Things are just too unpredictable right now,” Kaplan said.
Gary Klinger, from the Brotherhood-Eddie Jacobson League, said league play is scheduled to begin Jan. 4 at Country Lanes in Farmington Hills. The league bowls on Monday nights.
Each league ended last season a month early in March because of the pandemic.