Maplewood Lanes – where league bowlers bowl.

As we complete the summer’s renovations, we thought it would be nice to share with our bowling friends, just what you can expect during your first visit back this fall.
Number one will will be the 28, large, flat screen monitors staring you in the face. The color graphics simply jump right out at you. Take a few steps toward the lanes, do a quick turn around, you will notice that there are 11 large, flat, High Def televisions surrounding the bowler’s area. Whatever your sporting event, chances are you won’t miss it here at Maplewood Lanes. Take a walk around, you will notice 19 flat screen televisions throughout the building with the ability to watch 19 different sporting event’s/programs!

And that’s not the best of it…Yes, the new television screens are great but that’s just the beginning. The entire auto-scoring system has been replaced with the State-of-the-art BES-X system from Quibica/AMF! League bowling automation is supercharged with this new configuration. If we are running your league in-house, all your information will be uploaded and downloaded instantaneously. Bracket scores automated and updated. Have a substitute bowler this week? You can choose your bowler from the drop down menu right on the lanes’s touch screen monitor. Change the bowler order, change the handicap, change the spelling, any change you want is now easier than ever. How easy you ask? So easy that I can do it! Now that’s saying something. Best of all each lane features a 48 inch monitor so even Morocco Mole can see the scores!

As in past years, Maplewood has paid for a blanket subscription for the League Secretary Stats web site.
What this means for you, our league bowler is you pay nothing – It’s free. Simply go to the site and browse stats for you, your league or the whole house. Average by lane, high scores, high series, high average! If you can think it, League Secretary tracks it. Subscribe to the site to receive emails of the latest weekly standing sheets. You will find the page on the site under the Michigan Bowling Center page right at the top. Or you will always be able to click through to our online league page via the front page of our web site:

Finally, all the league meetings are all lined up for the next 3 weeks. Whether you’re looking for men’s, women’s, mixed or youth, there is a bowling league that is right for you – Individual or team. Most leagues have sent out notices, but if haven’t received one or you’re new, please give us a call (734) 429-5457, we would love to help you find the fun-night-out this fall.

On behalf or all our staff, we sincerely look forward to serving you all season long,

Mark Bulick

Top 10 reasons to bowl in a league at Maplewood Lanes

Maplewood Lanes puts a high priority on our league bowling.  It is the single most important aspect of our business. Women’s, men’s, mixed and youth; whatever your level of skill, we have the right bowling league for you.  Click through to our league page for detailed listing of all our fall/winter leagues.

Which leads us to the top 10 reasons for you to bowl in a league at Maplewood Lanes.  A special thank you goes out to Ed Rondot for his contribution to this week’s topic.  As always, we look forward to your comments on this and all blog subjects.

10: You can always sit in your favorite spot. We bolt the down the chairs!

9:  Nothing says “Fashionable” more than our cool button down team shirts and sassy shoes!

8:  No matter how poorly you throw the ball, it comes right back!

7:  At the lanes you can tell your Grandmother you put your “balls on the rack” without blushing :-)

6:  It’s the perfect excuse to have a night out with your spouse!

5:  It’s the perfect excuse to have a night out without your spouse!Maplewood Lanes Saline Leagues

4:  You can dream of competing with some of America’s greatest icons: Homer Maplewood Lanes Saline Leagues
Simpson, Al Bundy and Fred Flintstone!

3:  No mosquitoes, no sunburn, no rain-outs!

2:  Beer + Bowling = great memories!  No gut busting story has ever began with “well we were drinking a couple glasses of milk at the soccer game.”

1:  It is a lifetime of fun, friends and memories!

Come bowling today!

Youth D.A.R.E. Discount bowling

DARE, Pizza discount, maplewood lanesSummer has arrived and with it Maplewood Lanes’ D.A.R.E. bowling program. Mom, if you’re looking for some affordable summer fun for the kids, this might be just what you’re looking for.

The D.A.R.E. bowling program is open to youth bowlers 18 years of age and under. June 3rd through August 28th. There is no sign-up required, just show up and get your first game for $1 and the shoe rental will be on us! Additional bowling will be at the gold card rate of only $2 per person per game.

Thursday and Friday we also feature our D.A.R.E. Pizza special from open until 5:00PM. Enjoy a large one-item Maplewood pizza and a 64oz pitcher of soda for only $12.00!  Visit our website for directions and up to date hours 

*Not applicable with any group function, coupon or discount – bowling and pizza program for guests 18 years of age and under – subject to lane availability Tuesday through Friday open until 5:00PM


Ed Rondot’s Pro Shop 2014 Super Bowl Shootout


We still haven’t been able to identify this masked avenger of the lanes.  We have however confirmed that he may be present at the 2014 addition of Ed Rondot’s Super Bowl Shootout! As of Tuesday January 28th at 4:00PM we have only 23 spots available.  The authorities suggest you get your paid entry form in quickly as we expect this tournament to be filled before the day of the event.

Ed Rondot’s Pro Shop Shootout Series – Super Bowl Shootout

Sunday February 2 – 11:00am – Maplewood Lanes Saline

Rondot’s ProShop Shootout Series

Fundraising Events

This is one of the most exciting times of the year; nasty, cold weather outdoors and warm fun bowling indoors.  May we suggest you join us for one of our bowling fundraising events this weekend!

Did you know bowling fundraising is one of the most rapidly growing avenues for an organization to raise money?  Many non-profit organizations have discovered this secret to effective fundraising.  School groups, baseball/softball teams, high school bowling teams, charities and more have found a one-day bowling event may be superior to week long endeavors.

Maplewood Lanes’ fundraising system is set up to efficiently assist your organization in raising money quickly and effectively. The program is all-inclusive – offering 2 or 3 games of bowling (regular 10 pin or 9-pin no-tap) shoe rental, pizza and soda. You choose any add-on programs to augment your efforts.  50/50 raffle, balloon pop, silent auction, bakes sale, prize raffle and corporate sponsorship to name a few.

What items or services you offer for auction is up to your imagination.  Lucky winners have received tickets to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Michigan Football.   Recently, one lucky bidder received a free bowling lesson with PBA star Parker Bohn III.  During his recent tour through the area, Mr. Bohn took the time out of his busy schedule to visit Maplewood Lanes for the lesson.  A generous gesture on his part, Parker Bohn is a class act.

Coming up Saturday February 1st Milan High School’s bowling team as they host their annual event. Entry fee is just $10 with sign-in at 12:00 Noon.  And Saline 12u Travel baseball with 8:00PM sign-in.  For  more information and a complete list of our upcoming fundraisers and tournaments visit our events page.

9-Pin No-Tap Trio

Maplewood lanes, Saline presents a short season league  just for the new bowler in mind.

Every Monday night with practice beginning at 6:15 pm. 15 Weeks of competition.

This is a fun, non-competitive night out with friends. The league is Non-sanctioned with weekly fees of only $12. This includes your bowling, prize fund and end of the season pizza/bowling party. Any combination of three adults make up a team.  Call up your buddies and show up Monday, you can join immediately finishing up the first half season.  The second half begins on January 6th!

Call Becky at 734-429-5457 or email her at

So please share your thoughts and ideas folks!


Karaoke/bowling fans, yes Dave Holloway and Cadillac Karaoke are back!  Every Thursday night from 9:45 PM to 1:00 AM.  Bring your friends, we’d love to hear from you.  Enjoy some pizza and weekly drink specials.  Jello shots and pudding shots as well as many other food and drink discounts.

While you’re here don’t forget about Thursday night (9:45 PM – 1:00 AM) all-u-can open bowl for only $5.00 per person with $1.00 shoe rental!

So, lets hear from you folks. Post comments and photos.  Let’s talk Thursday night bowling and karaoke!  What are you going to sing this week?

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