Annual Meeting and Elections

Dear League Officer/Association Member,

The 2016 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Lanes

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

  • 4 Directors: 3-year term
  • Youth Director: 3-year term
  • Delegates to the 2017 USBC National Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2017 Michigan State USBC WBA Annual Meeting (women only): 1-year term
  • Delegates to the 2017 Michigan State USBC BA Annual Meeting (Either gender provided they hold BA state membership)
  • Delegates to the 2017 Michigan State USBC Youth Annual Meeting

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 15th, 2016 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 15th, 2016.

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 12th.

Sincerely,

Ealry Lyons

USBC Nominating Committee

2016 Open & Women’s Tournament Schedule

The 2016 Open & Women’s Tournaments will be held at Park Center.  The tournament will open March 19, and the last squad will be May 3.

Schedule:

Saturday, March 19 – 2:00pm
Sunday, March 20 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, March 26 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 2 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Sunday, April 3 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 9 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Sunday, April 10 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 16 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Sunday, April 17 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 23 – 10:00am, 2:00pm (Added 2/10)
Sunday, May 1 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:30pm (Added 3/11)

 

Reservations?  Call Association Office: 616-530-8195

  • Entries will be available online soon.
  • Enter Doubles twice (must change partner)
  • Enter Singles twice (only highest score will cash)

State Games of Michigan – Bowling

Bowling Registration is now Open!

Event Dates: February 21, 2016

Location: Spectrum Lanes, 5656 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

Tournament Director: Eric Bottrall

Register Online

Event Fees:
$15 until Jan. 28
$20 until Feb. 17
$25 onsite registration

Youth Times: 9:30 am Adult Times: 9:30 am Seniors Times: 9:30 am
Age 11 & Under Mixed Male/Female Age 20-34 Female Age 55 & over Female
Age 12-15 Female Age 20-34 Male Age 55 & over Male
Age 12-15 Male Age 35-54 Female
Age 16-19 Female Age 35-54 Male
Age 16-19 Male

*Check in is one hour before start time*

Format: Each participant will bowl a total of 4 games and the total amount of pins knocked down in all four games will determine 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age category above.

25th Annual Mixed Doubles Tournament

The 25th Annual Mixed Doubles Tournament kicks off 2016.  We’ve got quite a few goodies in store this year to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this great event.  The tournament will be held at Westgate Lanes, January 9, 10, 16, and 17.  Squads will be at 11am and 2:30pm each day.

Walk-ins available!  Get your entry form here: Mixed 2016

Seniors Tournament December 5-12

The 50th Annual Seniors Tournament is coming up!  The event is hosted by AMF Eastbrook Lanes.  The Seniors Tournament is open to all senior sanctioned bowlers of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC. The tournament is separated into two age groups, and as well as separated into Mens and Womens groups. The age groups are 55 – 65 years, and 65+ years.

Four squads are available, each starting at 11am.  Squad dates are December 5, 6, 11, and 12.  Note that December 11 is a Friday!  $20 entry.

Full event details and entry form available here.

700/800 Tournament December 5-13

The 53rd Annual 700 Tournament with Optional 800 is just around the corner.  This years event is taking place at Park Center Lanes, December 5, 6, 12, and 13.  The 700 ( and optional 800 ) Club Tournaments are open to all sanctioned bowlers in West Michigan that have bowled a sanctioned 700 ( 800 for optional ) series.

Walk-ins are available ($5 charge) provide space is available.

Get full event details and entry form here.

2015-16 Calendar of Events

The Calendar of Events for the 2015-2016 season is now available.  You can find the PDF conveniently in the upper right hand section of the website.  Tournament pages are being updated to reflect.

2015-2016 Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

League Officers Jamboree – October 17
Hall of Fame Dinner – November 7
500/600 Tournament – November 7 & 8
Coaching Clinic – November 8
Adult / Youth Doubles Tournament – November 14 & 15
Budweiser Open – November 21 & 22
700/800 Tournament – December 5 & 6, 12 & 13