BLS-2021 Standard Edition

The best bowling league secretary software, supporting both scores and financials. for the 20/21 season

BLS-2021 Standard

BLS-2021 Standard

BLS-2021 Standard promotes the best league software for Windows. 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.

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. 


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


Supports and is recommended by the United States Bowling Congress, Canadian Tenpin Federation and The National Bowling Association for the 2020/21 bowling season.


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

Upload Standings For Your Bowlers To View Online

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

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.

Our BLS-2021 Standard edition is similar to the former Perfect Secretary Standard by Treasure Software, which closed their doors in Spring 2018. If you are a former customer, there is a importer function in BLS-2021 to assist with conversion to BLS.

Former Perfect Secretary
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Try BLS-2021 For Free!

Once released, you can 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 Standard is our popular edition for management of bowling leagues. This edition is part of our consumer products, which are editions used at home. Bowling centers needing the industrial edition that integrates with the scoring system will need the BLS-2021 AutoScoring Edition product.

BLS-2021 Standard is designed to make your work easier and enjoyable to where you will always want to be the league secretary. 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 2020/2021 bowling season.

BLS-2021 features easier and clearer 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 for the 2020/2021 season.

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).
  • Manage men, women, mixed and youth leagues.
  • Built-in league treasurer module to manage finances for a league.
  • Built-in league prize fund management
  • Support – CDE provides the largest opportunity for support for your program via online chat, message boards, email, fax, mail and phone
  • WHY WAIT – When purchasing the software on our online store, the invoice will contain a temporary registration code for you to download and begin using the software FULLY while waiting for the permanent registration code sent the next business day. [Preorders excluded]
  • 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.

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.
  • Playing rule changes.
  • Generate export file for WinLABS league average import.
  • Prints USBC bowler membership cards.
  • USBC Youth Pepsi Tournament qualifications processing, including divisional changes and age changes.
  • Prebowl / makeup scores can be designated to disqualify for USBC awards.
  • CTF awards changes
  • Prints CTF bowler membership cards.
  • Prints TNBA awards
  • Prints TNBA bowler membership cards.


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 f for the 2020/2021 bowling season for certified USBC leagues AND non-sanctioned leagues
  • FREE cloud 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.
  • Set up and manager prize funds

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

  • 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 9.0 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.

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.

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.

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.


Full Pricing: $139.00

Upgrade Pricing:

  • From BLS-2020 Standard: $37.00
  • From BLS-2019 Standard: $67.00
  • From BLS-2018 Standard: $93.00 – Until 5/30/2021

Product includes program installer, which also installs the program manual in PDF format and bonus clipart installer. The printed manual and CD-ROM is available for an additional $20.00 or printed manual and USB Drive is available for an additional $28.00 plus S/H.



If you have BLS-2020 now, preorder the new BLS-2021.  If you still have BLS-2019 or earlier, please purchase BLS-2020 Standard between March 1st, 2020 and August 31st, 2020 and you receive a free license upgrade to BLS-2021.


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.