Join Main Event for our 8 for 8 Fun Bowling Leagues!

You’ll have a ball every week with these social leagues that are all about getting together for an evening of fun with friends or family and really not about how great a bowler you are.  These leagues are perfect for all skill levels.

This ain’t your Grandpa’s bowling league! No stuffy league rules or smoky atmosphere here…just a lot of laughs, games and prizes, great food and drinks.

This year’s leagues will start the week of January 13th and will run for eight weeks, with the last day being March 7. There is a different league each night of the week except Friday and Saturday.

This season, if you join the Diet Dr. Pepper Rock & Bowl league on Wednesday nights and pay in advance for the eight weeks, you get a FREE Diet Dr. Pepper branded ball!

We’re accepting registrations now, so gather a group of your favorite FUN folks and sign up today!

28
Nov
2012
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As I walked down the Main Streets, my first reaction was Vegas!  The atmosphere consisted of flashing bright lights, colorful backgrounds, and the cheering of crowds.  Everyone everywhere was having fun on all the events, like bowling, pool, and the arcade casino.  Eager to get started on our tour of this fun city, my friend and I quickly got moving.  A rather popular game I decided to take a gamble at was bowling, the objective being as simple as knocking a few pins to the ground.  I‘ve always enjoyed a good gamble when the occasion jumps at me. 

We got our bowling shoes, the only footwear capable of resisting the slippery floor of the bowling alleys.  I carefully chose my ball.  Amateurs like me always need two things to get a good game: a steady hand and good luck…..mostly luck.  I finally chose my ball: a nice round size 12 ball.  The pins stared at me, trying to mess up my shot.  The blank stare on their faces can really make a guy lose his focus.  Ignoring them, I rolled by ball, landing a hit on 3 of them, 8 more still standing.  I unfortunately was unable to knock all of them down on my next shot.  My partner took her shot, no hits.  I had another chance to keep my lead.  I rolled the ball straight down the middle: strike!  Oh, it’s a rare instance to get a strike, and I always cheer myself when I make one!  My friend and I continued to play a few more games.  She did better as we played on, but I still kept topping the score. 

When we were finished with our bowling gamble, we headed to the casino to play some games.  I had heard everyone enjoys the casino.  If you win a game, you get currency (tickets).  The currency can be spent to buy stuff at the stands.  I had no interests in the stands today though.  There was only one game I was prepared to play: the Star Wars Arcade.  Tricky little machine had been knocking me to the ground and laughing at me for years.  It was time for payback.  I deposited my cash and sat in the big chair and grabbed the controller.  The game started.  Before I knew it I was blasting my way through virtual TIE fighters and snow walkers.  Alas, it beat me again.  But what a thrill it is to play that game. 

I get a smile every time no matter how long it beats me.  On our way out of the city we decided to grab a drink for old times sake.  Our drink of choice: a nice slushy.   I watched that machine mix the ice and blue raspberry goodness.  Just looking at that blue liquid made me long to be quenched.  I began to suck it down as we walked out down the Main Streets of Main Event.

07
Nov
2012
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Main Event

My husband and I were looking for something to do for a night out on the town.

Dinner?   Maybe.

Movie?    Not again.

Researching on the web, we discovered Main Event Entertainment, which we had heard about from our friends who went for birthday parties and such, but we thought it was just a kids place.  Here it was listed as one of the best places to play billiards in Plano.  Who knew?

As we scanned their web site we discovered they had many activities that would be fun for a couple to do and decided to head to the Frisco location to try out the ropes coarse.

So we set out on “date night” just the two of us on a FUN night out together.

We started with bowling, which is always a hoot.  Then played billiards and had an adult beverage.  Main Event actually has a full bar with great drinks!  Not your average bowling alley or pool hall offerings but a nice array of drinks more like you’d find at a night club.

We then headed for Gravity, the ropes course, which was a bit scary for me and I had to back my way down. My husband being a bit bolder finished the course like a svelte trapeze artist and all but pounded his chest when he was done because he had breezed through the course and I had chickened out.  Ok, but it was really high up there and people were below us playing miniature golf.  You’re harnessed in and safe, but my body wasn’t believing what my head was trying to tell it …my legs felt like noodles when I reached the ground.

We each got a FUNcard and headed to the game room which has hundreds of games.  So we drove race cars, raced motorcycles, sliced fruit, rode rollers coasters, slammed air hockey pucks, shot hoops, ramped up ski balls and so much more it’s a blur now.

We had such a good time and worked up quite an appetite by the time we were done so we sat down for a full service meal.  He had the ribs which were really tender and fell of the bones and I had a beautiful salad.  We had another cocktail and decided to head home after a fantastic “date”.

For an “old” married couple this was a perfect place for a night out together filled with fun, out of the ordinary activities and we got some good exercise to boot!

02
Nov
2012
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Main Event Laser Tag

I still remember that day.  That pulse pounding, heart racing, action packed day.  The day that I enlisted for laser tag.  5 minutes I stood in line, with my hands shaking with excitement every passing second.  I traded words with the other enlisters, oblivious that they’d be in my gun sights during the battle.  At last, the doors opened, and the enlisters stepped inside, myself included.

Preparing for Laser Tag

Our referee introduced himself and we chose our weapons.  After minutes that felt like seconds, we were all geared up and ready to fight.  The referee had us split into two teams of even numbers.  Of course, our definition of “even” did not match his.  In the end it was him that chose our teams.  I stood by my fellow enlisters I talked to them in the line, as the referee fixed his problem.  He needed three soldiers on the other team, and chose them by pointing.  He pointed at me.  I had no choice.  My feet dragged me to other team.  After the choosing, we were sent into opposite sides of the battle ground.  Our referee informed us of the arena and gave us our marching orders.

The Battle  – More than a Laser Tag Game

My fellow soldiers and I charged our weapons with a special computer.  Our goal was simple: shoot or be shot.  Once the buzzer sounded, the arena began to fill with screams of determination and rage.  Before we knew it, we were ambushed.  The lasers begin to fly wildly, the enemies coming at us like a swarm of angry wasps.  In retaliation, we took cover.

As I watched my comrades be ripped apart by enemy fire, I circled around and shot down two guys, with two more closing in on me.  Avoiding their lasers, I quickly ran for the upper level, taking some of my fellow soldiers with me.

We ran for the pillars and peered out from the openings to cover the enemies with laser fire.  One down, two down, three down, eight more still standing.  They rushed us.  We were forced to fall back, but thankfully, got all our soldiers together to swarm them with a wild lightshow of ammunition.  They ran back.

Now it was our turn.  I screamed at the top of my tired lungs, yelling for my comrades to take the sides.  We shot down enemy after enemy like locusts devouring leaves like by the thousands.  They quickly got to their feet for another charge.  We surrounded their base, shooting it to win the battle.  At the same time, the opponents shot our base.  With great speed, I rushed over to shoo them away.  But my comrades were being shot down.  They retreated to resupply, but the time was running low.  After fully charging my life and weapon, I charged to the base, bringing only myself.  I screamed as I shot the base, and as I was shot too, they finally brought me down.

As we walked out, we traded our final farewells, until next time.

13
Aug
2012
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