Annual Meeting and Eligibility for Nomination

Dear League Officer/Association Member,

The 2018 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Lanes

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

  • President
  • 5 Directors
  • Youth Director
  • Delegates to the 2019 USBC National Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2019 Michigan State USBC

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 20th, 2018 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 postmarked by April 20nd, 2018.

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 10th.

 

Sincerely,

Ealry Lyons
USBC Nominating Committee

Lanes added to City Tournament – Still time to enter

There’s still time to enter the City Tournament! And we have more lanes!!

Due to the strong demand for April squads, we’ve worked with Lincoln Lanes to make more lanes available to you for the City Tournament. As such, some squads which were previously full now have availability. Here’s the latest availability.

March 31 – 10AM & 2PM – lanes available
April 7 – 10AM & 2PM – lanes available
April 8 – 11AM – 4 additional lanes available
April 14 – 10AM & 2PM – lanes available
April 15 – 11AM – 2 additional lanes available
April 16 – 6:30PM – 6 additional lanes available
April 17 – 6:30PM – FULL
April 18 – 6:30PM – 6 additional lanes available
April 19 – 6:30PM – 5 additional lanes available
April 21 – 10AM & 2PM – lanes available

Youth City Tournament – Entries Available

Sparta Lanes will host the 2018 City Youth Championship Tournament.  Divisions have been revised.  Get your entry form here: 2018 Youth Championships.

Schedule

April 7 – 22

Saturdays, April 7, 14, and 21 at 1:00pm

Sundays, April 8, 15, 22 at 9:00am and 1:00pm

New Divisions

Class A has effectively been split into 2 divisions, resulting in 4 total divisions.  Class A is now 180 and over for boys, and 160 and over for girls.  Class B will now be boys 140-179, and girls 121-159.  Class C (formerly Class B) is boys 106-139 and girls 85-120.  Class D (formerly Class C) is boys 105 and under, girls 84 and under.

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