Annual Meeting May 9 – Nomination Form

Dear League Officer/Association Member,

The 2019 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Lanes.

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

  • 4 Directors
  • Youth Director
  • Delegates to the 2020 USBC National Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2020 Michigan State USBC

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 25th, 2019 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.
  7. Must be willing to complete SafeSport/RVP Training and background check.

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 25th, 2019.

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 616-856-8110. Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you on May 9th.


Ryan Ross
USBC Nominating Committee

City Open, Women’s, and Youth Entry Forms

Entry forms were mailed out earlier this week, and are now available online.

City Open Championship Entry Form – Entries close May 4

City Women’s Championship Entry Form – Entries close May 4

City Youth Tournament Entry Form – Entries close April 20

New for 2019

Open/Women’s – Squad Sponsor Incentive : Organize and enter 10 teams for a squad and earn $125 for the group. High handicap series amongst that group wins the $125 prize. To be eligible, organizer must turn in all entries at the same time and by March 15

Youth – Bowlers may compete twice in Doubles & Singles.  Doubles once on a boy/girl team, and once on either a boy/boy or girl/girl team.

City Open & Women’s Tournament Schedule

 This years tournament will be hosted at Spectrum Lanes. Entry forms coming soon.
Squad Sponsor Incentive – Organize and enter 10 teams for a squad and earn $125 for the group. High handicap series amongst that group wins the $125 prize. To be eligible, organizer must turn in all entries at the same time and by March 15.
Tournament Opens March 30, and runs through May 7.
Saturdays 12:00 Noon, Sundays 9:00am & 1:00pm. Weekdays 6:30pm, with the exception of the Thursday, which is 7:00pm.
March 30, 31
April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27, 28
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Youth Championship Tournament Schedule

The Greater Grand Rapids Youth Championship Tournament will be held at Rockford Lanes, April 13-27.


Squads at 11:30am and 3:00pm each day.

Saturday April 13
Sunday April 14
Saturday April 20
Saturday April 27

Entry forms will be available soon.

700/800 Tournament Results

The 56th Annual 700/800 Tournament concluded last weekend at Sparta Lanes. Lisa Doss had the high set for the event (men & women) with 1028. Winner of the Brunswick ball raffle was Jon Eickhoff.

700 Handicap – Ivan Richardson, 1039
800 Handicap – Aaron Koch, 1014
700 Women’s Handicap – Lisa Doss, 1038
700 Women’s Scratch – Lisa Doss, 1028
700 & 800 Scratch – (Tie) Todd Stuart & Bryan Eaton, 973

Click here for the complete standings.

Seniors Tournament Results

The 53rd Annual Seniors Tournament wrapped up last weekend at Park Center.  We had an excellent turn out and some fireworks as well.  High game of the tournament was 300 by Ken Brandow.  High series for men was 759 by Clare Klamer, and for the women it was Carole Morgan with 632.  Winner of the Brunswick ball raffle was Nick Luczak.

Men 55-65 – Monte Fuller, 742
Women 55-65 – Brenda Bowerman, 720
Men 66 & Over – Don Nyenhuis, 816
Women 66 & Over – Sheila Henion, 721

Click here for the complete standings.

500/600 Results

The 500/600 Tournament was held at Sparta Lanes.  Unique to this event is that it is a Bowl for the Cure fundraiser.  We had several generous donations that generated a total donation of $1,191.  Great tournament and great cause.  Round of applause and thanks to all who participated in any capacity.

500 Handicap – Judith Brown, 1006
500 Scratch – Sarah Piper, 625
600 Scratch & Handicap – Jennifer Whitman, 864 & 997

Find the complete results here: 2018 Results

Special thanks to all those who donated

Brunswick – Jeremy Pettenger
AJ’s Pro Shop – AJ Purdum
Aaron’s Pro Shop – Aaron Groendyk
Mike Marks Pro Shop
Rockford Lanes – Cory Brown
Clique Lanes – Dennis Johnson
Park Center – Bob Lomonaco
Sparta Lanes – Gordy Slauter, Jr.
Spectrum Lanes – Youth Program
Spectrum Lanes – Metro Health Ladies league
Spectrum Lanes – Girls Night Out league
Woody’s at Spectrum Lanes
Westgate Bowl
Jennifer Whitman – pink footies
Melanie Newton – pink blankets

Adult/Youth Results From Eastbrook

The 2018 Adult/Youth Tournament was again a great success.  We had 125 entries this year.  Thank to AMF Eastbrook for hosting this years event.   Special thanks to Brunswick for donating the bowling balls; Proceeds from 50/50 and ball raffle go directly to the Grand Rapids USBC Scholarship Fund.

Class A: Caleb Paiz & Mack Smith Jr., 1451
Class B: Cameron Pettenger & Sarah Pettenger, 1522
Class C: Vicente Jaramillo Jr. & Sue Eaton, 1472
Class D: Jai Landrum & Dawn Bullen, 1329

Click here for full standings and results.

Class A:  360 and above, Class B: 300-359, Class C: 240-299, Class D: 239 and below