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.


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  

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.


-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.