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.

Eligibility

-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

Amber Karsies & Susan Cadorette Win League Officers Jamboree

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 years tournament was held October 14 at Fairlanes.  The team of Amber Karsies and Susan Cadorette came out on top with a handicap score of 1,444.  Ron King and Matthew Jelsma took the Scratch honors with 1,398.

View the prize list here: Cashers

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.

GRGRUSBC Annual Meeting & Elections

Dear League Officer/Association Member,

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

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 21st, 2017 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.

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 received by April 22nd, 2017.

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 11th.

 

Sincerely,
Ealry Lyons
USBC Nominating Committee

Enclosure: Click here for the 2017 Nomination Form

Grand Rapids Youth Shoots 1st 300 At State Tournament

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!

2017 City Tournament Schedule

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)
April 22

Doubles/Singles – Sparta
March 19, 25 & 26
April 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15
April 17 (Mon 6:30pm only)
April 22

Mixed Doubles Results

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!

View Complete Results