Managing a bowling league--its teams, members, finances, schedules--is a breeze with this handy application. Run multiple leagues simultaneously, or just one--it's just as easy either way.

Bowl101 launches a full-screen window whose green, yellow, and red color scheme is a bit hard on the eyes, but it cleverly replicates the glaring neon one encounters in some bowling emporia. Other than the high-contrast, eye-squinching color scheme, the series of dialog boxes that open sequentially as you build a league (or restore data from another or previous version of Bowl) and functionally designed to move you clearly and logically through the data-entry process for organizing and managing a league or leagues.

This application performed very well during our tests. We liked the step-by-step progression of building a league, teams and schedules according to the options and Bowl101's prompts. Tracking finances, scores, averages, and handicaps was simple to do, and devising leagues based on a variety of characteristics was a snap. Anyone who's endured the headaches of running a bowling league will breathe a great sigh of appreciation when he encounters this handy application, whether they area novice or experienced user.