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Bio


About Us

 

Bowling League Tuneup was created by Richard Price, a computer programmer and league bowler in the Los Angeles area, through his small business, Priceless Analytical Software.

The need for this app arose organically after it became apparent to Richard that some of his handicap leagues weren’t fair. In those leagues, the teams with the best bowlers clearly had too much of an advantage, as they predictably won season after season. Also, one team had a bowler whose average exceeded the handicap formula's base number. This clearly gave that team an unfair advantage, but Richard didn't know how to measure how big that advantage was. Meanwhile, the bowling center manager was increasingly frustrated about the center’s declining league participation because their leagues lacked competitiveness.

Richard proceeded to do voluminous Internet searches in a futile attempt to find definitive research or software that addressed the subject of proper bowling league setup. What he found instead were countless websites and blogs where authors expounded at length on how to set up a bowling league. Everyone, it seemed, had an opinion. Unfortunately, many of their opinions contradicted each other and many were not mathematically defensible.

So Richard embarked on his own study of the subject. This research ultimately resulted in his creation of Bowling League Tuneup – the only bowling league software out there which strives not to manage leagues but to actually make leagues work better, to the benefit of both bowlers and bowling centers.

The unique nature of our product and the small size of our company present daunting challenges in making Bowling League Tuneup known to bowling centers and league bowlers far and wide. Our website is our primary advertising tool. Now that you’ve found it, we hope you’ll spread the word about the benefits our app can bring to the health and well-being of leagues and bowling centers everywhere.

We may be a small company, but we are fiercely devoted to bowling in general and league bowling in particular. We hope that making Bowling League Tuneup available for free will maximize its impact on the game.

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History


Bowling League Tuneup's development was aided by meetings with league managers, bowling center proprietors, members of regional bowling league associations, makers of bowling league management software, and the U.S. Bowling Congress.

History


Bowling League Tuneup's development was aided by meetings with league managers, bowling center proprietors, members of regional bowling league associations, makers of bowling league management software, and the U.S. Bowling Congress.

 

Bowling League Tuneup was first released in 2014. Several subsequent releases were made in the following two years, many in response to customer feedback to add program features and improve the documentation. The second 2016 release included a price reduction.

Starting with 2017's version 2.0 release, Bowling League Tuneup is now being offered as freeware. The decision was made to forego short-term profits in favor of providing for the long-term health of the app via the largest possible customer base. This will make it easier to collaborate with other bowling league software companies in the future to enhance Bowling League Tuneup's capabilities.

Data import is the most important such capability. Our customers have told us so. While data import is not needed to perform preseason league analyses, creation of in-season and postseason league analyses and bowler performance sheets would benefit greatly from being able to bring in bowler scores directly from the league management software the leagues are already using. But first we need to increase our customer base.

In 2016 we met with the U.S. Bowling Congress to demonstrate our product. In our meeting, the USBC readily conceded that a hard-to-measure but large number of leagues around the country do not give all teams a realistic chance to succeed. Unfortunately, their attitude is that if a league uses a handicap formula that renders a league unfair, that is not a USBC problem. Surprisingly, a USBC league sanction does not consider whether the league is fair.

While acknowledging Bowling League Tuneup's potential to increase the fairness – and therefore the popularity – of league bowling, the USBC does not do product endorsements and therefore cannot recommend that leagues use our product. They have, however, agreed to refer bowlers and leagues to our website when issues involving league fairness arise. It’s a first step.

If you are concerned about the fairness of your own bowling leagues, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with the USBC via their website (http://www.bowl.com). We certainly wouldn't mind if you mention Bowling League Tuneup when you talk to them!

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Customers


If you're a customer who purchased version 1.x of Bowling League Tuneup, we have good news for you!

Customers


If you're a customer who purchased version 1.x of Bowling League Tuneup, we have good news for you!

 

We are greatly indebted to our customers who purchased a pay version of Bowling League Tuneup, and we want to repay you for taking a chance on us. Literally.

If you purchased version 1.x of Bowling League Tuneup via our website, please use the Contact page to provide us with your snail-mail address. No need to provide a proof of purchase; we'll check our records to verify your claim. To thank you for your patronage as we were getting off the ground, we will rush a $20 refund your way. It's the least we can do to show our appreciation for your support.