How to social distance with an unused pair between two pairs of teams?

Dark Pair Social Distancing Option

This option is for centers where the local or state requirements accommodate leagues bowling in tradition pair mode, but require a dark pair be between pairs with bowlers.   Under this example, teams 1-10 would bowl on 1-2, 5-6, 9-10, 13-14, 17-18.
The advantage of this option is that centers can support this option and BLS-2021 can support this currently. The disadvantage is that smaller centers, such as a 12-lane center, would need to split this league into 2 shifts (Early/Late or Day 1/Day2).

Configuration Instructions

The following instructions are for configuring BLS-2021 for this rule using the example league mentioned above. Your league may differ, and it is assumed that the league has already been created with the basic rules.
  1. Open BLS-2021
  2. Open the league
  3. From the main menu, click Setup > League > Lane Assignments.
  4. On the right side of the Lane Assignments grid is a tab labeled Social Distancing. Select Dark Pair. If the league needs to be split into shifts due to the lack of lanes available, switch the split shift option to yes.
  5. While the lane assignment screen will keep the normal lane numbers used, the automatic scoring export as well as recaps will display the pairings as 1-2, 5-6, 9-10, 13-14, 17-18.
  6. Close the lane assignments.
Configuration has now been completed.  The lane assignments on the standings, lane assignments printout and recaps should be correct with the spacing.
Note for Automatic Scoring Centers:
Each scoring system has their own nuances with how they will handle the export of this league where there are gaps between pairs. We suggest testing this with your system and if needed, contact your scoring system support team for additional guidance.