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:
- 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 May 3rd, 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:
- A USBC member in good standing of the association at the time of election and throughout their term.
- Must not be bowling in any un-certified (sanctioned) leagues of American Ten Pin.
- Must have a working knowledge of USBC rules and regulations.
- Must have a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedures.
- Time to serve on committees and attend 6-7 board meetings each year.
- 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 May 3rd, 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.
USBC Nominating Committee
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
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
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.
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.
|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)**
We’ve caught up on standings and prize lists for all events to date (excluding Mixed Doubles which just finished this weekend).
500 Handicap – Tina Friant
500 Scratch – Marilynn Pell
600 Handicap – Jessica Rabbitt
600 Scratch – Sharyl Jahn
Men 55-65 – Martin Blok
Women 55-65 – Sally Grochowalski
Men 66+ – Earnest Large
Women 66+ – Martha Thompson
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
The 2018 Mixed Doubles Tournament will be hosted at Sparta, and we start this Sunday! The following weekends will have squads on both Saturday and Sunday, 13/14 and 20/21. Squads at 9am and 1pm each day.
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!
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
The Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association ensures the integrity and protects the future of the sport, provides programs and services and enhances the bowling experience.
2405-A Porter SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Phone: (616) 530-8195
Fax: (616) 530-0643