On Sunday March 19th, Kyle Pranger shot his first 300 competing the Youth State Tournament at Century Lanes. Oh wait, did I forget to mention that Kyle is just 12 years old!!! This would make him the youngest Grand Rapids member to shoot 300, just beating out Matthew Buck who was 13 when he shot his 300 back in 2015. This may also be a state tournament record for the youngest bowler to have the honor score while participating, but we are still awaiting confirmation.
Kyle was off to a great start that weekend shooting his first ever 600 (628) in Saturday’s team event. Riding that high into Sunday he managed to shoot 508 in doubles, followed up with 598 in singles which included his 300 in game 2. Both of his days total up for an all-events score of 1734. Kyle averaged 192 for the tournament with an entering average of 158 up 22 pins from last year.
What an awesome way to end the season. Great bowling Kyle!
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)
Doubles/Singles – Sparta
March 19, 25 & 26
April 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15
April 17 (Mon 6:30pm only)
The Mixed Doubles event concluded last weekend at Park Center. It was once again a great turn out. This year we had 306 entries, and witnessed 4 perfect games by Sarah Pettenger, AJ Purdum, Melissa Sullivan, and Mike Horian.
Brooke Short and Randy Hawks combined for 1453 scratch and 1544 handicap to sweep both events!
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
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
The Michigan State USBC Bowling Association 114th Open Championship Tournament starts this weekend at Airport Lanes in Jackson and runs through May 7. The event got a little press from MLive.
Here’s the original article: Jackson preparing to host state bowling tournament unlike any other
Check it out the guide here: Your guide to the Michigan state bowling tournament coming to Jackson
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
Bill Orlikowski, Cherylle Secl-Cross, and Mike Smith Jr. at the latest additions to the Greater Grand Rapids Hall of Fame. The trio represent the class of 2016. Induction ceremony was held November 20th at Brann’s Catering.
View the Hall of Fame section here. You can browse by Name, or Class Year.
There’s still one more weekend to bowl December 10 & 11 at Westgate. All walk-ins accepted (for a $5 charge). Entry Form
Current Standings | Sorted by Event, Division | Unofficial
The 500 / 600 Tournament results are now available. Airport Lanes was the host center.
500 Handicap & Scratch: Anna Geske
600 Handicap: Michelle Graham
600 Scratch: Lisa Doss
Doubles: Amanda Basore / Yvette Getty
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