Triangle Rainbow Leagues

Next opportunities to bowl are the Summer leagues starting in May – Durham Rainbow and Double Up

Also check out ORBIT‘s monthly 9-pin No Tap mini-tournaments (May 20, June 17, July 22)

For general questions, contact any of the email addresses for the leagues listed below. We are all friends and can get you to the right place.

Friendship, bowling, and fun in Raleigh and Durham. Each of our leagues has its own unique charm but there are a few things you will find in all of them:

  • Bowlers of all skill and experience levels
  • Friendly competition and camaraderie
  • Short seasons with 15 week commitment or less
  • Sanctioned with USBC and International Gay Bowling Organization
  • Handicap scoring for even competition across skill levels
  • Bowling three games one night per week

Fall and Spring Leagues by Location/Night

TuesdayDurham Rainbow (6:30p)
ThursdayKings and Queens (7:00p)

Summer Leagues by Location/Night

MondayDouble Up (7:10p)
TuesdayDurham Rainbow (6:30p)

League Details

DurhamVillage Lanes

  • Durham Rainbow – Fall, Spring, and Summer
    • 6:20 warmup, 6:30 bowling
    • 13-week seasons
      • spring 2023 – starts January 24
      • fall – mid-September – mid-December
      • spring – mid January – end April
      • summer – mid May – end July
    • 3-person teams
    • $13 nightly dues – $169 total for season
    • contact: durhamrainbowbowling at

RaleighAMF Pleasant Valley Lanes

  • Kings and Queens is the longest-running LGBTQ+ league in the Carolinas, with a 30+ year history
    • 15 week seasons
      • spring 2023 – january 12 – april 20
      • spring – january – april
      • fall – september – december
    • 4-person teams
    • $20 nightly dues – $300 total for season
    • prize fund for end-of-season payout
    • 50/50 raffles
  • Double Up – 10-week Summer League to bridge the gap between longer fall and spring leagues
    • Mondays at Pleasant Valley AMF
    • 2023 Season starts April 17
    • 7:00 warmup, 7:10 bowling
    • $16 nightly dues – $160 total for season
    • 2-person teams
    • contact: DoubleUpbowling at
  • Triangle Rainbow – Bowling since 2010, Triangle Rainbow has not yet reformed since the COVID shutdown. Watch this space and the Triangle Rainbow facebook page for updates on plans for 2023 and beyond.

ORBIT – Raleigh Bowling Invitational Tournament

The ORBIT tournament is held each Labor Day weekend in Raleigh.

See for more info.

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