Adult Youth Results Posted

The results of the 2016 Adult/Youth Doubles Tournament have been posted.  The tournament was held November 5th and 6th at Spectrum Lanes.  Titleists this year include Collin Clark/Chris Clark, Isaiah Waite/Michael Waite, and Madison Cummings/Samantha Brown.

Division A

1 Clark, Chris M / Clark, Collin M 1,623
2 Sullivan, Melissa L / Swain, Jermiah 1,591
3 Horian, Mike R / DeKubber, Parker 1,522

Division B

1 Waite, Michael S / Waite, Isaiah M 1,561
2 Dailey, Rodney S / Dailey, Gavin W 1,466
3 Newton, Melanie R / Lovett, Jared C, II 1,451

Division C

1 Brown, Samantha M / Cummings, Madison 1,345
2 Datema, Erik J / Datema, E.J. 1,342
3 Gresley, Jodie / Gresley, Seth W 1,331

Full Results: Current Results

Michigan State Youth Scholarship Applications

The Michigan State WBA and Michigan State BA scholarship applications for 2016-2017 are available online.

Michigan State USBC WBA awards 2 scholarships, the “Star of Tomorrow Scholarship Award”, and “Future Leader Scholarship Award”.  The deadline for application is February 1, 2017Click here for the Application

Michigan State USBC BA awards 5 scholarships, the “Richard K. Fletcher Scholarship Award”, “Joseph Naso Scholarship Award”, “Philip Hirschman Scholarship Award”, “Frank Peters Scholarship Award”, and “Al Teuber Scholarship Award”.  The deadline for this application is March 1, 2017Click here for the Application.

All of our Scholarship information can be found online on our Scholarships page.

Officers Tournament Results – Team Noffke/Jones Wins

The officers Tournament is held each fall, and allows each league to be represented by up to four of it’s officers, bowling in a Doubles format.  Open to all Officers of all Certified leagues in the Greater Grand Rapids USBC.

This year the event was held at Fairlanes on October 8th.  We had 30 teams compete.  The team from Roll-Away Lanes of Paul Noffke and Herbert Jones earned the top spot with a 1,509 handicap score.

Complete Results

500/600, 700/800, Adult Youth Entries Available!

With the 2016-2017 season getting underway, we’ve got several tournaments coming up.  Entries for the 500/600, 700/800, and Adult Youth are now available.

Alliance Beverage Invitational (Council) – Park Center – October 15 – Entry Form
Adult Youth Doubles
– Spectrum Lanes – November 5 & 6 – Entry Form
Boyne Machine Men’s Open (Council) – Paragon Lanes – November 5
Boyne Machine Women’s Open (Council) – Paragon Lanes – November 6
500/600 – Airport Lanes – November 12 & 13 – Entry Form
700/800 – Westgate Lanes – December 3 & 4, 10 & 11 – Entry Form

In Memory of Jerry Nutt 1935 – 2016

jerry-nut-2016Jerry was a long time, and beloved, member of the local bowling community who made his mark, not just for his skills on the lane but for his leadership outside in the community. For over 25 years, he was a member of the McKinney’s Pro Shop team that also included, among others, Bill Smith, Gordy Slauter Sr. and Bill Stanfield that attended the ABC’s. In 1972, Jerry partnered with Bill Stanfield to win an Eagle in Long Beach, California, and for over 18 years he and Gordy Slauter were the owners of Sparta Lanes. He served as President of the of the Greater Grand Rapids Bowling Proprietors’ Assoc. on two separate occasions, as well as serving as a Director for the Bowling Center Owners of Michigan for ten years.

Jerry was instrumental in developing the WOTV Bowling Classic that aired for years on WOOD TV8, and in 1994, he became one of the founding members of the Greater Grand Rapids Bowling Hall of Fame. Jerry then served as a Hall of Fame committee member for many years. In 2001 he also was inducted into the Michigan State Bowling Hall of Fame.

Although Jerry has left us, his memory will endure.

League Officers Jamboree October 8

The Officers Tournament will be held 12 Noon, Saturday, October 8th at Fairlanes.

Open to all Officers of all Certified leagues in the Greater Grand Rapids USBC.  Entries limited to 4 bowlers from a league. Alternates are permitted if no Officers can attend.  Alternates must be members of the entering league.  All entrants must be certified members of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC.

This is not a walk-in tournamentEntries close October 6th.

Entry Form

USBC League Officers Open House 2016

Pick up your league supplies, at your convenience, on one of these dates.

Enter your name into a drawing for a free $18.00 2016-2017 membership.  You must pick up your league supplies at the Office to be eligible for the drawing.

???Questions??? Bring them with you.

(This will not be a sit-down meeting. You do not need to make a reservation.)


Monday, August 22, 2016 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM

Association Office
2405-A Porter SW, Wyoming
(Northwest corner of Byron Center and Porter)