700/800 Tournament December 5-13

The 53rd Annual 700 Tournament with Optional 800 is just around the corner.  This years event is taking place at Park Center Lanes, December 5, 6, 12, and 13.  The 700 ( and optional 800 ) Club Tournaments are open to all sanctioned bowlers in West Michigan that have bowled a sanctioned 700 ( 800 for optional ) series.

Walk-ins are available ($5 charge) provide space is available.

Get full event details and entry form here.

Paragon Lanes To Host Women’s Budweiser Open

A scheduling conflict with the originally scheduled Women’s Budweiser Open (at Northfield Lanes) has resulted in a change of venue.  The tournament will now be held at Paragon Lanes.  Same time, same format.

The entry form has been updated to reflect this change.

Hudson and Ebel Win the 2015 Officers Jamboree

Congratulations to Richard Ebel Jr. and Randy Hudson Sr. who claimed victory at the 2015 Officers Jamboree.  Richard and Randy combined for a 1,471 handicap score, besting the field of 42 teams by over 50 pins. This years jamboree was held October 17th at Fairlanes.

The League Officers Jamboree tournament is held each fall, and is open to all Officers of all Certified leagues in the Greater Grand Rapids USBC.

Final standings can be found here: Current Standings

2015-16 Calendar of Events

The Calendar of Events for the 2015-2016 season is now available.  You can find the PDF conveniently in the upper right hand section of the website.  Tournament pages are being updated to reflect.

2015-2016 Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

League Officers Jamboree – October 17
Hall of Fame Dinner – November 7
500/600 Tournament – November 7 & 8
Coaching Clinic – November 8
Adult / Youth Doubles Tournament – November 14 & 15
Budweiser Open – November 21 & 22
700/800 Tournament – December 5 & 6, 12 & 13

Bowl.com Mobile App

Did you know that USBC has a mobile app?  The BOWL.com mobile app is a great way for USBC members to access their statistics, the latest news and more from their smartphone.

The app, available for Android and Apple phones, provides USBC members a simple mobile version of some commonly used BOWL.com functions including:

  • Direct link to personal statistics
  • Membership card
  • Find a Member search
  • USBC Rulebook
  • BOWL.com news feed

A few things to know to help you with the BOWL.com app:

Mobile app – what to know
The BOWL.com mobile app only is available to current USBC members. It only is available for Android and Apple phones; it is not available for Windows phones.

Please email bowlinfo@bowl.com should you have any questions.


You will need a BOWL.com login
If you already have a login ID and password for the BOWL.com website, you can use it for the mobile app. Otherwise, you will need to create a login and password, which is easy to do on the mobile app.

Create a login
To create a login, you will need your member ID and your date of birth. If you don’t know your member ID number, simply click “Forgot member ID?” link. Once you have filled the Member ID fields, scroll the fields to put in birth date,
then tap “Continue”.

Confirm your email, provide a password

The email address tied to your member ID and birth date will populate in the first field, so you simply will need to fill in the Confirm Email, Password and Confirm Password.  Once you have filled the fields, tap “Continue”. Please remember the email and password you created can be used to login to the mobile app and BOWL.com website.

Mobile app homepage
The mobile app has USBC’s most popular links. It is key to note that at the
bottom-right there is a “My stats” icon that will display your statistics and any


PBR Bowling Classic

The Greater Grand Rapids Bowling Council will be hosting the first of 5 events the weekend of September 19 and 20th.

The Men are scheduled for September 19th, and the Women are scheduled for September 20th.

Entry forms: Men | Women

See the Council section for more information

USBC League Officers Open House

Monday, August 17, 2015 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM
Thursday, August 20, 2015 – 12:00 noon – 6:00PM

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


Email: grgrandrapids81496@sbcglobal.net

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

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

Enter your name into a drawing for a free $18.00 2015-2016 membership.

Enter your league’s name into a drawing for a free software update.

You must pick up your league supplies to be eligible for the drawings.

TJ’s Poker Room Event

Join us at Lincoln Lanes, August 13-16 for poker tournaments and cash games.  Once again we’re working with TJ’s Charity Poker Room and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Greater Grand Rapids USBC.

Schedule of Events

August 13Doors open at 4pm for cash games.
Tournament starts at 6pm is a $20 Build-A-Stack game. Players can buy more chips while playing. $20/$10 Rebuy Tournament.

August 14Doors open at 4pm for cash games.
Tournament starts at 6pm is a $50 Deep Stack Freeze Out event. 25,000 Chips.

August 15Doors open at 4pm for cash games.
Tournament starts at 6pm is a $50 Deep Stack Freeze Out event. 25,000 Chips.

August 16Doors open at 2pm for cash games. 2 Tournaments on Sunday.
3pm – $30 Freeze Out, 10,000 Chips
7pm – $40 Freeze Out, 20,000 Chips