Entries by Ryan Ross

Bowl.com Mobile App

Did you know that USBC has a mobile app?  The BOWL.com mobile app is a great way for USBC members to access their statistics, the latest news and more from their smartphone. The app, available for Android and Apple phones, provides USBC members a simple mobile version of some commonly used BOWL.com functions including: Direct link […]

PBR Bowling Classic

The Greater Grand Rapids Bowling Council will be hosting the first of 5 events the weekend of September 19 and 20th. The Men are scheduled for September 19th, and the Women are scheduled for September 20th. Entry forms: Men | Women See the Council section for more information

USBC League Officers Open House

Monday, August 17, 2015 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM Thursday, August 20, 2015 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM Association Office 2405-A Porter SW, Wyoming (Northwest corner of Byron Center and Porter) 616-530-8195 Email: grgrandrapids81496@sbcglobal.net Pick up your […]

TJ’s Poker Room Event

Join us at Lincoln Lanes, August 13-16 for poker tournaments and cash games.  Once again we’re working with TJ’s Charity Poker Room and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Greater Grand Rapids USBC. Schedule of Events August 13 – Doors open at 4pm for cash games. Tournament starts at 6pm is a $20 Build-A-Stack […]


There were several topics/questions of discussion during this seminar. One topic was “What successes has your association had recently?”. Our association had success with the 700-800 tournament with several items raffled. Another success we had was the increase in numbers for the Mixed Doubles Tournament where we saw an overall increase in bowlers. Some of […]

Coaching Clinics

Why are bowlers leaving the sport? Many reasons come to mind. Maybe it is the cost of bowling per season. Maybe the season is just too long. In my opinion, the reason that people leave has to do with the fact that they just don’t get any better. The seminar I chose to report about […]

Planning for Success

Local associations around the county have been a staple in supporting organized bowling for over 100 years. The volunteer structure that has powered associations for all these years go through changes as new people recognize their ability to help the sport through their association. To help associations become more equipped for change and to expand […]

USBC Annual Meeting Reports

We heard several excellent reports from our attendees to the USBC Annual Meeting.  Here they are again if you would like to read them. Fran Reus  – Planning for Success Fran Reus – Networking Matt Jelsma – Coaching Clinics

Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Elections

The Annual Meeting was held on May 14 at Westgate Bowl at 7:00pm. Thank you to all those who attended last nights Annual Meeting. We had about 50 in attendance. We heard several excellent reports from the USBC Annual Meeting in Nebraska (which will be posted online soon), elected 1 president, elected 5 officers, and […]