BowlingQuest

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Bowling Tournament Calendar and Bowling Alley Information 
Borne out of love of game, Compounded by lack of game.

Strikes Up—Spares Down

This website is the product of an idea. It was brought about by the love of the game, by someone who is not that good at the sport, and was looking for “something else” to do in his after work-life life. 

The site was started while looking for bowling alleys with tournaments, in various cities that were going to be visited on vacations. Finding easy to access and reliable lane data was an issue. Immediately I saw that a tool that made this easy was needed. There were several websites but none was very accurate and, especially, up to date. This is when the Bowling Alley Locator was started. It was started on my home computer, and soon grew to where it was better hosted on the web.

The focus of the operation is to provide the best tournament listings for folks who bowl.  BowlingQuest has THE Most Accurate, Up-To-Date, Bowling Tournament Locator, Finder, Calendar, and Bowling Alley Information available Anywhere!  In addition, there is a rating system for facilities where you can evaluate the facility according to 5 categories.  The ratings are summarized on the site for your scrutiny.  Items like parking lot security and quality of lanes and equipment are graded here.  At present, the site has more than 6000 facility listings and hundreds of tournaments.

The Bowling Tournament Calendar  was also borne out of need, when I ran in to the same issue tournament hunting. There was just no up to date list.  So a plug-in for WordPress  was used, a great, and very customizable calendar available through the WordPress plug-in base itself, to display the events.  For event submissions I built a simplified Submissions Module  where anyone can enter their tournaments for free.

Combining that with the lane information was a natural.  Each facility page shows the lane information along with tournaments listed in the calendar for that site.


Below are shots of the BowlingQuest Bowling Tournament Calendar , Submissions Module , and more.
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The Submissions Module  is where you can input tournament events to be approved and displayed on the calendar.  The submissions module that came with the calendar was overkill, so I designed my own, to make it easier for the user.   Input is handled mostly with pull-down menus.   Even the date is set with a calendar such that you don't have to write in a date.  It's  easy and especially, FREE.33659490_1539277566773233_r.jpeg

Along with the Calendar, the bq Bowling Alley Locator is an integral part of the operation.  I designed it to allow the user to choose the state, city, and facility location easily from drop-down selections, of over 6000 listings, and to take one to the page that is dedicated to the selected facility. 33659490_153927789162086_r.jpeg

Below is a sample page that has the facility information.  It is on this page that you can comment and rate the services.
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Below the facility data are the Tournament listings that for facility.  Each entry is linked to the tournament pages themselves.  By clicking on a listing, one can get needed information about the event from the event from the perpetrators.  This can include entry forms, regulations, and details about the actual tournament.
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And there's constantly updated News, articles, and lots of other "stuff" relative to tournament bowling, from history to other forms of the sport. 

So, show some love for BowlingQuest.com  and donate.  It's all about what you see here.  No scams.  No trash.  This is a work in progress and it ain't free.  Trying to make a great product even better.  Need your help.

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