2018 City Tournament Schedule – Reservations Open

The 2018 Open & Women’s City Tournaments will be held and Lincoln Lanes.  Here are the dates and squads available.

Reservations can be made by calling the Association Office at 616-530-8195.

Reservations must be paid by Friday, March 16, or the reservation will be canceled.  Entries close March 24.  Entry form will be available online soon.

Saturday Sunday
March 17 – 1:00pm March 18 – 11:00am
March 24 – 10:00am & 2:00pm March 25 – 11:00am
March 31 – 10:00am & 2:00pm
April 7 – 10:00am & 2:00pm April 8 – 11:00am
April 14 – 10:00am & 2:00pm April 15 – 11:00am
April 21 – 10:00am & 2:00pm

Additionally, there are four weeknight squads April 16-19, each at 6:30pm

Monday, April 16 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 17 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 18 – 6:30pm
Thursday, April 19 – 6:30pm

** Enter Doubles twice (must change partner)**
** Enter Singles twice (only highest score will cash)**

Updates, updates, updates!

We’ve caught up on standings and prize lists for all events to date (excluding Mixed Doubles which just finished this weekend).

500/600 Tournament

500 Handicap – Tina Friant
500 Scratch – Marilynn Pell
600 Handicap – Jessica Rabbitt
600 Scratch – Sharyl Jahn

Seniors Tournament

Men 55-65 – Martin Blok
Women 55-65 – Sally Grochowalski
Men 66+ – Earnest Large
Women 66+ – Martha Thompson

700/800 Tournament

700 & 800 Handicap  – Dennis Johnson
700 & 800 Scratch – David Carroll
700 Women’s Handicap – Martha Thompson
700 Women’s Scratch – Melissa Sullivan

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Dennis Johnson
Chris Slagter

 

 

ATTN: State Tournament Volunteers

The Michigan Men’s State Office will be conducting a meeting for ALL tournament workers. The State Office wants to go over what their expectations are of the tournament workers, the do’s and don’ts of working the tournament and other details. This meeting is for anyone that will be involved with the tournament — scorekeepers, monitors, office workers, 50-50 sales people. A light lunch will be provided.
The meeting is scheduled for: Saturday – December 16, 2017 – 1:00PM – Westgate Bowl  

Volunteers Needed – 2018 State Tournament

Grand Rapids is host to the 2018 Open State Tournament.  We are looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering their time and talents to make this tournament a success.  Tournament runs from January 13th through May 20th.  Must be at least 16 years old to volunteer.

The host centers are Fairlanes (Team Event) and Westgate (Doubles/Singles).  We are looking for helpers in the areas of Lane Monitors, Raffle Ticket Sales, and Score Keepers.  If you can assist in any of these areas, please use the signup form below to express your interest.  One of our board members will follow up with you to coordinate and work with your schedule.

You can submit your interest online here: We Need You!

Chance To Win $500 – Grand Rapids Bowling Exclusive!

Bowl State Tournament for a chance to win $500!!

Grand Rapids is hosting the 2018 Open State Tournament. Fairlanes is the site for the Team event, and Westgate will host the Doubles & Singles portion.

The Greater Grand Rapids USBC is putting up a $500 cash prize, which will be awarded to a Team of Grand Rapids bowlers who bowl the Team event in January or February (excludes opening weekend). Eligible teams will automatically be entered into the drawing.

Eligibility

-Team must consist of 5 bowlers sanctioned in the Greater Grand Rapids USBC
-Must bowl Team event any of the following weekends: January 20/21, 27/28, February 10/11, 17/18, 24/25
-Minimum of 20 eligible teams required to award prize

Reserve your spot today! Teams or individuals having reserved dates MUST have entries postmarked by Saturday, November 25th, 2017. Reserving a spot is not required, but strongly encouraged.

Register here: 2018 Open State Tournament

Events Calendar and Upcoming Tournaments

The events calendar has been published.  You can find it in the upper right hand corner of the site, or click here.

Entry forms Adult/Youth Tournament at Hudsonville October 28-29 and 700/800 Tournament at Eastbrook in December are available.

Upcoming Events

Adult / Youth Doubles Tournament – Hudsonville, Oct 28-29 – Entry Form
500 / 600 Tournament – Clique Lanes, Nov 11-12  – Entry Form
Hall of Fame Dinner, Nov 18
700 / 800 Tournament – Eastbrook Lanes, Dec 2-3, 9-10 – Entry Form
Seniors Tournament – Park Center, Dec 2-3, 8-9 – Entry Form

Reminder: GRGRUSBC Annual Meeting is Tonight!

The 2017 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Lanes.

The following positions are to be filled by election for the corresponding terms:

  • Vice President
  • 5 Directors
  • 2 Youth Director
  • Delegates to the 2018 USBC National Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2018 Michigan State USBC WBA Annual Meeting (women only): 1-year term
  • Delegates to the 2018 Michigan State USBC BA Annual Meeting (Either gender provided they hold BA state membership)
  • Delegates to the 2018 Michigan State USBC Youth Annual Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2018 Michigan State Merger Meeting

The meeting is open to all Greater Grand Rapids USBC members.

GRGRUSBC Annual Meeting & Elections

Dear League Officer/Association Member,

The 2017 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Lanes.

The following positions are to be filled by election for the corresponding terms:

  • Vice President
  • 5 Directors
  • 2 Youth Director
  • Delegates to the 2018 USBC National Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2018 Michigan State USBC WBA Annual Meeting (women only): 1-year term
  • Delegates to the 2018 Michigan State USBC BA Annual Meeting (Either gender provided they hold BA state membership)
  • Delegates to the 2018 Michigan State USBC Youth Annual Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2018 Michigan State Merger Meeting

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 21st, 2017 and be in attendance at the Annual Meeting (or have a note on file requesting to be excused).
To be eligible for nomination as an officer or director, a candidate must be:

  1. A USBC member in good standing of the association at the time of election and throughout their term.
  2. Must not be bowling in any un-certified (sanctioned) leagues of American Ten Pin.
  3. Must have a working knowledge of USBC rules and regulations.
  4. Must have a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedures.
  5. Time to serve on committees and attend 6-7 board meetings each year.
  6. Candidates to be eligible for nomination as an officer shall have served at least three years as a member of GGRUSBC Board of Directors.

Additional eligibility requirements, if any, will be developed by the Nominating Committee.

Anyone wishing to be considered as a director or delegate must submit their qualifications to the Nominating Committee on the approved (enclosed) application. This form must be received by April 22nd, 2017.

Return to Nominating Committee – 2405-A Porter SW, Wyoming MI 49519

Nominations from the floor may be made, providing the candidate’s qualifications have been submitted to the Nominating Committee at least one week prior to the opening of the Annual Meeting. These qualifications must be submitted on the approved candidate nomination form (application enclosed).

For questions or additional information and/or forms, please contact the Nominating Chair at 616-456-1517.

Thank you for your time.  We look forward to seeing you on May 11th.

 

Sincerely,
Ealry Lyons
USBC Nominating Committee

Enclosure: Click here for the 2017 Nomination Form

2017 City Tournament Schedule

The schedule for the 2017 City Open and Women’s Tournament has been announced.  Team Event will be held at Paragon Lanes, and Doubles/Singles will be held at Sparta Lanes.  This years tournament will run from March 18th, through April 22nd.

Team event squads will be 11am and 3pm unless otherwise specified.
Doubles/Singles event squads will be 10am and 2pm unless otherwise specified.

Team – Paragon
March 18 (12pm only)
March 19, 25 & 26
April 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15
April 17, 18, 19, 20 (Mon – Thur 6:30pm only)
April 22

Doubles/Singles – Sparta
March 19, 25 & 26
April 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15
April 17 (Mon 6:30pm only)
April 22