May 2020 Letter to Members

GrGrUSBC Bowlers,

Due to our extended “Stay at Home” orders the board of directors has decided to cancel this year’s city tournaments.  This will include the Open, Women, and Youth.  We also have some updates on our banquets, scholarships, and annual meeting.  Please read the attached letter for all of the updates on the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.

May 2020 COVID-19 letter to members

2020 Nomination Form

Grand Rapids City Tournament/Covid Update

Grand Rapids Bowlers,
 
Due to the Governor’s “stay at home” order for the next 3 weeks, during that time we will no longer be coming into the Association Office to check mail and phone messages. However, you can still reach us through our email (grgrandrapids81946@sbcglobal.net) and/or our facebook page which can be reached through our website: http://www.grgrusbc.org.
 
With information changing daily on both the state and federal level, all City Tournaments are still postponed. We will continue to monitor legislation to make a decision on whether to cancel or further postpone this year’s tournaments, but we are not there yet..
 
We are also extending the deadline for our eligible youth bowlers to get their scholarship applications turned in. The new deadline will be June 1.
 
Thanks to all of you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We will do our best to keep you up to date with any new developments in our Grand Rapids bowling community.
 
Greater Grand Rapids USBC
Board of Directors
March 23, 2020

All City Tournaments Postponed

GrGrUSBC Bowlers:

Complying with the newest regulations our Adult and Youth City Tournaments are postponed until further notice. With regulations and information changing hour by hour, there is a chance that the tournaments will be cancelled completely. We will update everyone as soon as we have enough information to make further decisions.

– Greater Grand Rapids Board

FAQ’s for COVID-19

Earlier today the national USBC created a document answering some of the common questions that are occurring around COVID-19 and USBC events.  Please review the document and stay informed with the options surrounding leagues and tournaments.

COVID-19-USBCFAQ

Annual Meeting May 9 – Nomination Form

Dear League Officer/Association Member,

The 2019 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Lanes.

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

  • 4 Directors
  • Youth Director
  • Delegates to the 2020 USBC National Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2020 Michigan State USBC

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 25th, 2019 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.
  7. Must be willing to complete SafeSport/RVP Training and background check.

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 postmarked by April 25th, 2019.

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 616-856-8110. Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you on May 9th.

Sincerely,

Ryan Ross
USBC Nominating Committee

City Open, Women’s, and Youth Entry Forms

Entry forms were mailed out earlier this week, and are now available online.

City Open Championship Entry Form – Entries close May 4

City Women’s Championship Entry Form – Entries close May 4

City Youth Tournament Entry Form – Entries close April 20

New for 2019

Open/Women’s – Squad Sponsor Incentive : Organize and enter 10 teams for a squad and earn $125 for the group. High handicap series amongst that group wins the $125 prize. To be eligible, organizer must turn in all entries at the same time and by March 15

Youth – Bowlers may compete twice in Doubles & Singles.  Doubles once on a boy/girl team, and once on either a boy/boy or girl/girl team.

City Open & Women’s Tournament Schedule

 This years tournament will be hosted at Spectrum Lanes. Entry forms coming soon.
 
Squad Sponsor Incentive – Organize and enter 10 teams for a squad and earn $125 for the group. High handicap series amongst that group wins the $125 prize. To be eligible, organizer must turn in all entries at the same time and by March 15.
 
Tournament Opens March 30, and runs through May 7.
 
Saturdays 12:00 Noon, Sundays 9:00am & 1:00pm. Weekdays 6:30pm, with the exception of the Thursday, which is 7:00pm.
 
March 30, 31
April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27, 28
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Youth Championship Tournament Schedule

The Greater Grand Rapids Youth Championship Tournament will be held at Rockford Lanes, April 13-27.

Schedule

Squads at 11:30am and 3:00pm each day.

Saturday April 13
Sunday April 14
Saturday April 20
Saturday April 27

Entry forms will be available soon.