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

National 600 Mail-O-Graphic Tournament

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The National 600 Bowling Club, Inc. conducts a mail-o-graphic singles tournament for its members. This tournament will be held from January 23rd through February 12th, 2017. Click here for a copy of the Tournament Rules and Tournament Entry/Score Verification Form. For instructions on completing the Entry Form, Click here

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS TOURNAMENT

To enter the tournament, there are two forms to be used. For the 2017 tournament, the entry form with entry fee(s) must be returned to the above address postmarked no later than January 17, 2017. League scores for the dates of January 23 through February 12, 2017 will be used. You may enter in each league that you are a member, however, entrant may cash only once in each division entered. The score verification form must be returned postmarked no later than February 20, 2017.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR LEAGUE RECAP SHEET WITH CURRENT AVERAGE AND SIGNED VERIFICATION FORM.

An Incentive Award will be given to the State 600 Club with the most entries in the tournament. Please specify what 600 Club you belong to. If you do not have a local 600 Club, please use your local association. We are challenging each of you to bring in at least one new entrant to our Mail-o-Graphic Tournament. Remember, each entrant must be a member of the National 600. Click here for a membership application.

There are five (5) divisions used in this tournament:

  • Super Senior Division – Age 70 and over (proof of age required)
  • Senior Division – Age 55 to 69 (proof of age required)
  • Division A – 180 average and over
  • Division B – 179 thru 165 inclusive
  • Division C – 164 and Under

Senior Division and Super Senior entrants are asked to submit identification showing their age or birth date. A photocopy of a driver’s license is the most common form that will fulfill this requirement. Senior Division and Super Senior entrants may also enter the same league scores in A, B or C Division, but that would be two entries and each would require a separate entry form and entry fee of $10.00.

This tournament is handicapped at 90% of the difference of 235 less your average.

Awards are presented to the winners in each of the five divisions. A special cash award will be presented for the high scratch series and high scratch game in each division. Prize checks and the prize list will be mailed to the winners by April 15, 2017.

The entry fee is $10.00 PER ENTRY: Prize fund $7.00 and $3.00 for expenses. The prize fund will be returned 100%. Checks should be made payable to National 600 Bowling Club, Inc.

Ann Kelley, Tournament Director
P.O. Box 34
Davenport, ND 58021
(701) 428-9164
email: ann600@q.com

Mixed Doubles Coming Up!

Mixed Doubles Tournament is just around the corner!  Mixed Doubles this year will be held at Park Center, the weekends of January 14/15 and 21/22.  2 squads each day at Noon and 3:30.  You can bowl as many times as you would like (just have to change partners).

Get the entry form here: Entry Form