The Empire Strikes: Star Wars Bowling League

May 27, 2005


[ Click Here to View Images ] Fans can practice using the Force at their favorite bowling centers with exclusive balls as they compete in the upcoming Star Wars Strike Force Bowling League. Over 1,000 participating centers throughout the U.S and over 100 centers in the United Kingdom will host the Star Wars Strike Force Bowling League starting in August through the fall.

"The only requirement to join is to be a Star Wars fan and a desire to have a lot of fun," Strike Ten/Leading Edge Promotions Executive Vice-Present John Harbuck says. "Participating centers will be offering various league formats including youth leagues, adult leagues and also family leagues to ensure that every Star Wars fan can participate in a bowling league that fits their lifestyle."

As an exclusive perk to joining the league, members can purchase exclusive Strike Ten/Leading Edge Promotions bowling balls that feature scenes from all six films of the Star Wars saga, including the epic duel on Mustafar between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi from Revenge of the Sith.

"Our seven-ball collection features a design from each of the six Star Wars films episodes plus a seventh design that features the courageous women of Star Wars -- Padmé Amidala and her daughter Princess Leia," Harbuck reveals. "We felt that featuring a design from each of the six episodes would allow us to offer a unique collection plus feature the popular characters from each of the films."

In addition to the balls, league members can also purchase a special bowling ball bag featuring the Dark Lord himself -- Darth Vader.

Strike Ten/Leading Edge Promotions will also be offering a secondary merchandise package for bowlers who may not want a bowling ball. This package features a life-size Darth Vader standee, a Star Wars baseball cap and a Star Wars Movie Poster collection featuring the original poster art from all six Star War films. The movie posters are full-sized and come in a handy collectors tube.

"What we hope is that participants in the Star Wars Strike Force will come away from this experience having met a group of really nice people who share a common interest in Star Wars, had a blast bowling with them plus they get one of most unique and exclusive Star Wars collectibles available," Harbuck says.

Of course, while fans participate in the league they're encouraged to decide once and for all: who in the Star Wars galaxy happens to be the best bowler.

"C-3PO is too stiff, his limited mobility would result in too many gutterballs," Harbuck suggests. "R2-D2 might be a crowd favorite but proper grip and finger placement is a must and he might have a problem with the three-hole fingertip grip. Jar Jar Binks, forget about it. I'd have to go with the Master Jedi himself -- Yoda."

We here in the MWG currently have three teems set up.
Team 1 In Palitine IL. Here we have the following bowlers ....
Dan TK6254
Duffy TK737
Tom TK118
Jason TK464
Mike P. SL356
Mike W DZ895

TEAM 2 in Aurora IL
Prof Chaos
Luis TB 604
Javier TK 265
Bobby TK1164
Chris TB 9442
Aimee TB 0101
Joseph TI1296

TEAM 3 & 4 in Livonia, MI
Team 3:
Lauren as a Sub.

Team 4:
Jay, Blasty, Susie & _______
Rome as a Sub.


Pictures to come !







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