BLS-2021 AutoScoring Edition

The best bowling league secretary software for automatic scoring back offices at the bowling center, supporting both scores and financials, with integration of Brackets and Master Bowler Database for the 2020/21 season. Purchase BLS-2021 A/S between June 1st, 2021 and August 31st, 2021 to receive free electronic upgrade.

BLS-2021 A/S

BLS-2021 AutoScoring

BLS-2021 AutoScoring promotes the best league software for Windows integrated with automatic scoring system back offices at the bowling center. CDE Software uses its over 40 year experience with bowling software to provide the most comprehensive and best league software in the industry that is powerful, yet easy to use. This edition expands on our BLS-2021 Professional edition features and integrates with popular electronic scoring systems in our Automatic Scoring Partner List. This edition is not for home use.

Designed to be easy to use by everyone

Easy navigation to get at functions, organized in a manner that follows the league season. Dashboard highlights information about the league.


Run as many scratch or handicap leagues on your computer as you wish. Leagues can be men, women, boys, girls, adults only, youth only or adult and youth. Bowl up to 6 games a week with up to 12 bowlers on a team and up to 190 teams per league, bowling a maximum of 97 weeks per season. 

Social Distancing

Several options for Social Distancing spacing of lane assignments, such as 1 team per pair, every other pair dark, every other lane dark and more.


Supports and is recommended by the United States Bowling Congress, Canadian Tenpin Federation and The National Bowling Association for the 2020/2021 bowling season.


Flexible reports and standing sheets. Embellish reports with logos, different fonts and other ways to distinguish your league from others.


Built-in financial module to manage finances for the league.

Upload Standings For Your Bowlers To View Online

BLS-2021 uploads league standings to the popular website during the 2020/2021 season, where bowlers can view their standings online or with a mobile application. USBC’s and personal websites are also supported for standings uploading.

Easy Score Entry

Rapidly enter scores using the keyboard. Bowlers can be moved using mouse or keyboard shortcuts. Easy handling of absentee, vacancy and injured scores. 

Flexible Rules Configuration

As leagues can have simple to complex rules, BLS-2021 offers a logically organized configuration screen to configure the league rules. Basic text in the bylaws for things like “bowlers will be fined $1.00 for not wearing a team shirt” can be entered for printout of the league bylaws within BLS.

Integrated Bracket Module

Add some interest during league play by offering bracket sidepots with the integrated bracket module. Random shuffle bowlers and display payouts and alive lists.

Master Bowler Database 2021

Link BLS-2021 leagues to the MBD to easily add bowlers into leagues and to generate multi-league reports.

Scoring System Integration

We offer different connections with BLS and the scoring system at the bowling center. BLS easily integrates within the back office to manage leagues and send rosters to the front desk to be floored at league time and then retrieve scores tracked by the scoring system.

Adjustable Export Options

Different leagues may have different practice times or bowl as a no-tap league. Our export screen provides several flexible options that scoring systems can take advantage.

Try BLS-2021 For Free!

Once available, download the program installer and install the software. The software will run in Demo Mode allowing you to check out the sample league and check out most program features. Purchase from our online store when ready or call our sales department to place the order by phone.

Additional Product Details

BLS-2021 AutoScoring is our popular edition for management of bowling leagues at bowling centers with compatible electronic scoring editions. This edition is part of our industrial products, which are editions used only at the bowling center and integrate with a specific scoring system. League Secretaries at home needing the consumer edition that can be used at home will need the BLS-2021 Professional Edition product.

BLS-2021 AutoScoring is designed to make your work easier and enjoyable to where you will always want to be the league processor at the center. The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is supported along with the Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) and The National Bowling Association (TNBA) and includes forms, sanctions, membership cards & awards for use in the 2020/21 bowling season.

BLS-2021 features easy menu navigation in a manner organized with how a league operates throughout the season. Easily navigate between weeks and the league calendar is always handy. This league software features unique Internet enabled features, including sending email, with our without attachments, to your league members. Also, only BLS can support uploading standing sheets to, and your own personal websites.

Many of BLS-2021 features are features CDE and its BLS product line have been doing for years. Such features include:

  • Manage as many leagues as you wish (Why pay more for each league or # of teams).
  • Authentic support for Microsoft Windows using digitally signed applications for security and authentication purposes which follow software industry standards.
  • Built-in league treasurer module to manage finances for a league.
  • Manage men, women, mixed and youth leagues.
  • Support – CDE provides the largest opportunity for support for your program via online chat, message boards, email, fax, mail and phone. Dedicated AutoScore support phone number.
  • Additional features available beyond what is listed.

A sample of some of our general features include:

League Types:

  • Up to 6 games of bowling per week.
  • Scratch or Handicap Leagues.
  • Up to 190 teams per league.
  • Roster sizes up to 12 per team.
  • Up to 95 weeks per league.
  • Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Adult, Youth or Adult/Youth league support.
  • Travelling leagues.

Split Season Support:

  • Up to 8 splits in a season.
  • Definable split weeks.
  • Reset specific items when a new split is reached, such as team points, team pinfall, score recognition and more.
  • Rank standings by the split or by the season.

Legal Lineup Control:

  • Configurable legal lineup minimum requirements.
  • Fix roster support.
  • Adjust lineups when advancing weeks, such as re-arrange from low to high average.
  • Team average cap limits.

Individual Averages Control:

  • Set requirements for use of book or entering average for a period of time.
  • Set requirements for bowlers without a book or entering average for a period of time.
  • Cushion average and declining cushion average support.
  • 3-6-9 average format for first 3 weeks when book average not used
  • Pin drop limits, such as pins a player can drop from book/entering average.
  • Minimum average requirement.

Handicap League Control:

  • Same or different handicap percentage and base for genders.
  • Support for leagues adopting USBC Rule 100g-5 regarding capping of handicap scores.
  • Negative handicapping support.
  • Maximum handicap limiting support.
  • Support for team handicap methods of:
    • Summing bowler handicaps
    • Team average basis
    • Difference between team averages

Subs, Absentee, forfeit and vacant bowler control:

  • Absentee score by specific pinfall or percentage.
  • Pin drop rule support for absentees missing consecutive weeks or cumulative number of weeks.
  • Vacant bowler can be based on gender score or be based on a specific score or have a different percentage and base then others.
  • Bye team rule support or BYE team support.
  • Permanent Substitutes support
  • Temporary/Roving Substitutes support

Points control:

  • Team points for game and series, handicap and/or scratch.
  • Individual match points (bowler vs bowler) for game and series, handicap and/or scratch.
  • Bonus points.
  • Peterson points (1 pin per designated amount of pinfall).
  • Regressive points.
  • UBL league support.

League awards:

  • Scratch and/or handicap game and series awards
  • Game and series above average
  • Most improved
  • High average.
  • Limit bowlers/teams to 1 awards or all that they qualify for.

Special Features:

  • Mid-Season startup to more easily start a league in BLS when season already started.
  • Multiple Teams per Lane
  • Bowling against two teams per week.
  • Supports Prebowls and Makeups/Postbowls in an simple to use format
  • Supports overrides for averages, handicaps, wins and losses

Additional features include:

Lane Assignments

  • USBC Schedule support.
  • Position rounds.
  • Reverse position rounds.
  • Different starting lane.
  • Holiday support.
  • Multiple shift support.
  • Multiple teams per lane support.

Social Distancing

  • 1 Team per Pair
  • Two shifts – Odd lane teams / Even lane teams
  • Dark pair between pairs
  • Dark lane
  • Split Team, Split Shift
  • and more!

Score Entry

  • Easy to use score entry screen.
  • Rapid entry of scores.
  • View calculated columns to assist with diagnosing questions, such as scores with handicap, average of bowler per game, etc.
  • Baker score support.

Bowler Management

  • Easy to manage bowlers
  • View bowler history at a glance


BLS-2021 supports the USBC, CTF and TNBA for the 2020/21 bowling season with the following features:

  • USBC Certified Leagues with award detection and forms, membership forms, sanctions forms and more for the 20/21 season.
  • Playing rule changes for the 20/21 season.
  • Generate export file for WinLABS league average import for the 20/21 season.
  • Prints USBC bowler membership cards for the 20/21 season.
  • USBC Youth Pepsi Tournament qualifications processing, including divisional changes and age changes for the 20/21 season.
  • Prebowl / makeup scores can be designated to disqualify for USBC awards for the 20/21 season.
  • CTF awards changes for the 20/21 season.
  • Prints CTF bowler membership cards for the 20/21 season.
  • Prints TNBA awards for the 20/21 season.
  • Prints TNBA bowler membership cards for the 20/21 season.


    Some of the report features include:

    • Standing sheet can have different league title than description for league for opening leagues.
    • Reprinting of scores redesigned and consumes less paper and contains more details for paper trail / audit purposes.
    • Multiple Reports are managed with customization of league standings, detailed reports, season histories and more.
    • Add graphics and watermarks from our bowling clipart CD-ROM’s or your own creations. You control size, position and effects
    • Fonts customization within multiple reports, changing font style, size and color.
    • Print plain paper recaps
    • Print on available laser, inkjet and dot matrix printers using forms officially approved by CDE Software with our official recap partner Databar.


    Some of the Internet enabled features include:

    • Single one-click upload to your websites comes standard with all editions of BLS-2021. 
    • Download program updates from within the program.
    • Give your bowlers FREE access to INTERACTIVE standings with for the 2020/2021 bowling season to dynamically show positions, rosters, histories and more
    • FREE uploading standings to for the 2020/2021 bowling season for certified USBC leagues AND non-sanctioned leagues
    • FREE backup storage on for the 2020/2021 bowling season to securely backup leagues for emergencies (One Click!)
    • FREE uploading standings to USBC’s own for certified leagues
    • FREE uploading standings to USBC’s own for certified Sport leagues
    • Web uploads – Have your own site too? Upload to both and your own website


    Some of the features for the financial management portion of BLS include:

    • Record payments and manage treasurer duties with the built-in treasurer module to manage league finances to track by bowler or by team.
    • Keep track of membership card payments.
    • Track sponsor money.
    • Track and assign fines.
    • Allow different pricing for regulars and subs.
    • Create and manage prize funds.

    Some of the extras included in the professional edition include:

    • Additional report capabilities available only to Pro and A/S editions.
    • Lane Assignments can use new random lane assignment generator
    • Pair by pair statistics by the week and for season to date
    • Attach PDF Standing Sheet to mass email to your league bowlers.
    • Additional rule options available only to Pro editions.
    • Compatible with CDE Software’s Aleksis Bowler’s Kiosk, to export leagues and interactive bowler histories.
    • Password protection of leagues, for additional security.
    • Custom templates for reports and standing sheets.
    • PDF Export of reports, including standing sheets.
    • Import bowlers from Bowler Trac / BITS format
    • Export bowlers from Bowler Trac / BITS format
    • HTML Export of reports, including standing sheets.

    The bracket module includes the following:

    • Free integrated bracket module to run brackets for your league(s). [For a dedicated Bracket product solution, checkout TBRAC-2018]
    • Use to run brackets for fun, to make additional money for yourself, the league, the youth program or your favorite charity.
    • USBC allows brackets to be offered for USBC youth leagues, providing winnings go to scholarship fund.
    • Eight different bracket groups can be offered.
    • Each bracket group can be either scratch or handicap and can be a different price.
    • Each bracket group can either be offered for individual bowlers or teams.
    • Each individual or team can be entered up to 99 times for a total of 999 brackets per group.
    • New and improved bracket registration screen


    The included Master Bowler Database features include:

    • Includes license for Master Bowler Database 2021, which is in a separate installer.
    • New bowler and league based reports.
    • Import common bowlers into a league.
    • Share bowlers between leagues.
    • Merge duplicate bowlers.
    • Generate bowler reports across multiple leagues.
    • Generate mailing labels.
    • Generate Average Books from selected leagues.
    • General call lists.
    • Import and export between Bowler TRAC.


    Compatible Automatic Scoring Systems: CDE Software interfaces with the largest number of automatic scoring systems available on the market. Even older scoring systems may be able to be interfaced by solutions offered by some our of partners. Looking for a new scoring system? Each of our partners provides unique features and offerings. Because CDE Software does not recommend one partner over another, we strongly encourage contacting any of our partner’s sales representatives to find what suits your business and budget. If you have any questions regarding the interfacing of our product with a partner, please contact our automatic scoring division staff.

    Certified Scoring Systems

    In order to provide improved compatibility and support, many of our scoring partners have chosen to have their systems certified by CDE Software. This process involves the scoring company providing CDE Software with a system to do constant testing and compatibility checks. This also allows for improved integration as well as diagnosis of any issues that may come up, in order to better identify appropriate action and resolution.

    The following is a list of our Certified Scoring Systems:

    • QubicaAMF Conqueror Pro
    • QubicaAMF Conqueror
    • AK Microsystem Touchdesk
    • Brunswick Sync
    • Brunswick Vector Plus
    • Brunswick Vector
    • Steltronic Focus
    • US Bowling Pulse

    Non-Certified Scoring Systems

    Some of our scoring partners have either chosen to not be certified, have not yet begun the process or have let their certification lapse. These systems should perform very well with our products, however diagnosis of issues that may come up may be more difficult to troubleshoot or may be delayed in verifying compatibility checks.

    The following is a list of our Non-Certified Scoring Systems:

    • AK Microsystem LCS
    • Brunswick CenterMaster
    • Computerscore Matrix (formerly Vantech or Ebonite Scoring)
    • Joystick Front Desk
    • Mendes (Please call for more information)
    • Purrfect Desk
    • QubicaAMF BOSS 8.3 and 9.x
    • Brunswick Classic
    • Steltronic WINS
    • Switch
    • Twelve Strike Central Desk PRO
    • Twelve Strike Central Desk DOS
    • Viking 2001

    Some of the older scoring systems, such as AMF Accuscore, Accuscore Color, Accuscore Plus or Brunswick AS80/AS90 scoring systems are generally compatible by replacing the front desk console with a solution by our scoring partners. Such solutions include AK Microsystems Touchdesk.

    The following are systems requirements to install and operate this software:

    • Network connection to scoring system front desk or back office computer, depending on scoring system.
    • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 2016 Server, Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server (with Service Pack 2). Supports 32 bit and 64 bit versions of these operating systems.
      (Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 Server , please see the Important Notes About Discontinued Operating Systems.)
    • Hard Drive Storage: 150-200 megs free space on hard drive (95 MB additional hard disk space required for installation. Space used may be less depending on prerequisite installs already present)
    • Display: 1024×768 or higher display resolution with greater than 256 color depth (16 bit color recommended) with 32 MB of graphics memory.
    • Display Fonts: Display font size to Small Fonts (100%)
    • Processor: Minimum operating system requirements, 1.4 gigahertz or faster recommended
    • RAM/Memory: Minimum operating system requirements, 2 gigabytes or more recommended.
    • Optical Drive: CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive 4x or faster (compatible with reading CD-R’s) – Not needed if installation via download.
    • USB Port: Not needed if installation via CD-ROM or electronic download from destination machine.
    • Printer: A physical printer or printer driver must be installed.
    • Pointing Device: Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
    • Software Prerequisites:
      • Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer 8.0 or later
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later (free from website)
      • Internet connection to use built in Internet features

    Important Notes About Discontinued Operating System:

    No software company can effectively support any software for an operating system that the vendor is no longer selling, providing patches, addressing security issues, documenting or supporting.

    Windows 7 Customers

    On January 14, 2020, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows 7. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows 7, nor will continue doing any internal compatibility testing with this operating system.
    We do expect that this product will be able to install on this operating system and function as designed, provided all updates have been applied. For best compatibility and computer security, it’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows or to add a Windows 10 computer to the scoring network.

    Windows Vista Customers

    On April 11 2017, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows Vista. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows Vista, nor will continue doing any internal compatibility testing with this operating system. It’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows or to add a Windows 10 computer to the scoring network.

    Windows 2003 Server customers

    On July 2015, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows 2003 Server. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows 2003 Server, nor does any internal compatibility testing with this operating system.  It’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows or to add a Windows 10 computer to the scoring network.

    Windows XP customers

    On April 2014, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows XP. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows XP, nor does any internal compatibility testing with this operating system. It’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows or to add a Windows 10 computer to the scoring network.


    Call or visit our online store to request a quote.

    Product includes program installer, which also installs the program manual in PDF format, MBD-2021 installer and bonus clipart installer.


    All upgrade orders are manually verified for eligibility. If the software was transferred to you by a previous user, a Transfer of Ownership form, from our support section, must be completed, signed and returned to CDE Software before order can be processed.

    Purchase BLS-2021 A/S between June 1st, 2021 and August 31st, 2021 to receive free electronic upgrade.