LANETALK - Connecting the World of Bowling - FAQ

FAQ

for bowlers

How do I know if Lanetalk is enabled at my home center?

Download the app, register an account, and tap on the Play button. If you are in a Lanetalk activated center, the app will find your location and present a match you can join. If you succeed, you will be able to select the lane where you are playing. You can also use the bowling center map to see if your center is activated.

Can my center use Lanetalk?

Centers who have updated their scoring systems during the last 10 years are generally able to active the Lanetalk module in their system. Ask your proprietor to register their center to get more info on how to get onboarded, it’s free!

Is Lanetalk really free to use?

Yes, Lanetalk is free to use for both bowlers and bowling centers. However, there are a few scoring system suppliers that requires an activation fee from the center proprietor to activate the Lanetalk module in the scoring system.

Why is Carry and Pocket hits important for me?

Pocket hits is when the ball hits either between pins 1 & 2 for left-handed or 1 & 3 for right-handed bowlers. The higher pocket hits percentage you have, the better you are at hitting your mark. Higher pocket hits indicates that you accurately can repeat throws. Carry is how often you get a strike when the ball hits the pocket. This is calculated by pin leaves. A high carry means that you are hitting the pocket at a good angle with the appropriate ball.

Can I hide my name in the app and leaderboards?

Yes, we have added a “ghost mode” feature which will hide your name in the app. This will hide your name from all leaderboards and top lists as well as to block people from following you.

Can I block people from commenting in my feed?

You can utilize the “ghost mode” to block everyone from seeing you in the app (which will disable their ability to follow you and comment on your feed posts). You can also block a specific user account from following you which will block their possibility to comment on your feed posts.

Can I setup my own private matches?

Yes, you can setup private matches with anyone if you are following them, and they are following you. They don’t have to play at the same center or in the same country. Read more about private matches here.

How to add your scores to the app

The most popular way to add scores is to do it at the same time as you play. You tap Play and select to log your scores as Competition or Training and follow the guide on the screen. You have to be at the center to log the scores live.

You can also add your scores to your profile after you have completed your play. Learn how to add your scores to your profile. To claim your scores after you have played is not possible for online tournaments (where you need to join and play the tournament when you are in the center).

How to add a Friend to follow their play?

It’s simple to add your friend (or a PBA Pro) to be able to follow their play. Your feed will then include the latest scores from your friends, making it easy to high-five their achievements.

Click here for a guide on how to add a friend to follow

How to compare your stats with a Pro or a friend?

It’s simple to compare your stats with a friend or a PBA Pro.

Click here for a guide on how to compare your stats with a friend or a Pro

For centers

How can I as a Proprietor add my Center to Lanetalk?

Lanetalk is already installed in your scoring system, you just have to activate it. It’s really simple and you are up in minutes.

Jason “Belmo” Belmonte has a video message for you.

Start by signing up a bowling center account using this form.

Then, continue by following this guide ny clicking on the Scoring system that you use.

Where can I find tutorials and user guides?

If your center is onboarded to the Lanetalk platform, you can enjoy all benefits of the platform.

Please visit our welcome onboard page to see tutorials, user guides, promotion kits and more

Is your system GDPR (EU privacy protection regulation) compliant?

Yes, it is fully GDPR compliant. The player names in the live scoring and leaderboards are masked if the consumer hasn’t actively accepted to show their full name in the scores.

Is Lanetalk really free to use?

Yes, Lanetalk is free to use for both bowlers and bowling centers. However, there are a few scoring system suppliers that requires an activation fee from the center proprietor to activate the Lanetalk module in the scoring system.

Can I create a local competition in my center?

Ask the center manager to contact Lanetalk to be provided with a Match admin account. It’s free to create center matches. When then match admin account is created, it’s simple to use the app to setup matches in the local center. The match format is very flexible and matches can be open for everyone in the center, or you can setup a password that shall be used (if only invited bowlers shall be able to play). Learn more about matches >>

Matches & Tournaments

How to join a Match or a Tournament?

Read more about how to join a Match or a Tournament.

What is Lanetalk Handicap (LHCP) and how can I use it?

The LHCP feature is Lanetalk’s new global handicap system that adds thrill and excitement to global tournaments and competitions.

Learn more about Lanetalk handicap

Why does LHCP only help me get to 250 and not 300?

The global handicap system is designed to add more thrill and excitement to the game and to attract more bowlers to compete in worldwide tournaments. With the LHCP activated, bowlers get more engaged to compete and have a better chance to master the leaderboards.

We want to grow the sport and represent sportsmanship and we want to encourage bowlers to find their grit, work hard work and become even stronger players. We are always looking for fair play and the 250 roof is there to avoid the temptation of cheating and balancing it between providing an advantage and equalize the the chances of winning.

The goal is, like in any handicap system, to make it possible for less experienced participants to win whilst maintaining fairness. We want to encourage fairness and grit at the same time as we want as many participants as possible shall be able to enjoy the sport that we love.

Good to know Lanetalk Hacks

Are you looking for hidden gems in the app? Have a look at this Lanetalk Hacks video!

How to find participants in a Tournament from my Center?

Do you want to know who’s playing in the Tournament? Checkout this video on how to find center participants!