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)



Updated Standings Through April 17

Standings for the Open, Women’s, and Youth Championship Tournaments have been posted.  Standings are Unofficial, and account for all games bowled through April 17.

We have one final weekend for the Youth, and two more weekends and two weekdays left for the Open and Women’s tournaments.

Current standings: OpenWomen’s | Youth

Annual Meeting and Elections

Dear League Officer/Association Member,

The 2016 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Lanes

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

  • 4 Directors: 3-year term
  • Youth Director: 3-year term
  • Delegates to the 2017 USBC National Meeting
  • Delegates to the 2017 Michigan State USBC WBA Annual Meeting (women only): 1-year term
  • Delegates to the 2017 Michigan State USBC BA Annual Meeting (Either gender provided they hold BA state membership)
  • Delegates to the 2017 Michigan State USBC Youth Annual Meeting

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 15th, 2016 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 15th, 2016.

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 12th.


Ealry Lyons

USBC Nominating Committee