COVID-19 Updates

Face masks MUST be worn at all times when in all bowling centers, even when bowling!!! Please don’t cause more problems for the centers by not complying with this governor mandate!!!

Can a Face Shield Replace a Mask?

The short answer is no. According to the CDC, a face shield should be used in addition to a face mask, and not in place of one. The reason: a face shield is primarily used for eye protection, hence the use of face shields in manufacturing and construction facilities. When worn on its own, a face shield doesn’t form enough of a seal around your nose and mouth to truly block out harmful particles. While plastic shields are a great barrier for splashes and sprays, wearing one alone does not provide adequate protection of your airway. – September 25, 2020 RS

NM Updated Public Health Order Allows Bowling Leagues To Resume!

The latest NM Public Health Order issued 9/18/20 allows Bowling Centers to open for league play only starting September 18, 2020.

Following is the relevant text from the order:

“‘Close contact business’ may operate at 25% of the maximum occupancy of any enclosed space on the business’s premises, as determined by the relevant fire marshal or fire department. Bowling alleys may open for league play only and must adhere to occupancy restrictions and all applicable CSP’s including wearing masks.” (See page 6 number (3) in the order) 

The updated Public Health Order takes effect 9/18/20 and remains in effect through 10/16/20.


The association office will be open normal winter hours, however, please limit visits to the office to essential business only.

You may reach our Association Manager, Amber Martin through email: or our President, Mark Van Meter cell (505) 350-2091.

League Secretaries:
Please let our association know ASAP if your league votes to end early. The Final Average Report is still due 14 days or less after the vote to end your league according to USBC Rules!!

  • Our Association has cancelled the 2020 Men’s & Women’s Invitational Tournaments in addition to cancelling the CNM USBC Youth Championship and the 2020 CNM USBC Senior Tournament.
  • We will not be holding the Awards Ceremony in August, but will still send out awards to all the winners.
  • We have also postponed our Annual Open Meeting until next year, per USBC guidelines.


As of July 15, 2020, the 2020 USBC Open and Women’s Championships have been cancelled.

2020 Junior Gold, other national youth events are cancelled

International Bowling Campus Youth Development has cancelled its national youth championships events, including the Junior Gold Championships presented by Hammer, scheduled for July in Las Vegas.

The cancellation includes the USA Bowling National Championships, the Youth Open Championships, and the Survivor tournament. Read more.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the IBC Youth national events postponements.


Isleta Fun Connection bowling will remain closed through the end of 2020. 

Holiday Bowl  – The patio and restaurant are open for dine-in and takeout 11am-9pm daily. League bowling is open as of September 18, and there are openings in most leagues available. 

Kirtland Lanes – Bowling is open, reservations only, with 1 hour increments and 15 minutes in between groups for cleaning.

Lucky 66 Bowl – no update.

Silva Lanes is open for league bowling.

Starlight Bowling at Santa Ana Star Casino will be closed starting Sunday, March 15, 2020. “As information is changing daily, the closure will continue to be evaluated and will re-open when we are confident that we are able to once again offer a safe entertainment environment.” 

Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho -re-opened September 18 for league bowlers only, in this first phase of opening after being closed for 185 days due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Operating at 25% capacity of fire code is 86 people, who MUST wear face masks and practice social distancing while on the lanes.

Current operating hours are: Sat 10.30 – 9; Sun 11 – 9; Mon 4 – 10; Tues, Wed, Thurs 4 – 9; Fri 4 – 10.

The restaurant is open. Hours are 4-9 pm. The Pro Shop is now open from 12 – 8pm.