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.
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:
- A USBC member in good standing of the association at the time of election and throughout their term.
- Must not be bowling in any un-certified (sanctioned) leagues of American Ten Pin.
- Must have a working knowledge of USBC rules and regulations.
- Must have a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedures.
- Time to serve on committees and attend 6-7 board meetings each year.
- 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.
USBC Nominating Committee
The 2016 Youth Championship Tournament will be held at Fairlanes. The event kicks off March 19 and concludes April 24.
Download the entry form here.
Saturdays, March 19, 26, and April 23 at 1:00pm
Sundays, March 20, April 17, and 24 at 10:00am and 2:00pm
The 100th Open Championship Tournament and Women’s Championship Tournament entry forms are now available. Entry forms have already been mailed out and should have already received one. If you prefer the digital version, you are welcome to download a copy here.
The 2016 Open & Women’s Tournaments will be held at Park Center. The tournament will open March 19, and the last squad will be May 3.
Saturday, March 19 – 2:00pm
Sunday, March 20 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, March 26 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 2 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Sunday, April 3 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 9 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Sunday, April 10 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 16 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Sunday, April 17 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 23 – 10:00am, 2:00pm (Added 2/10)
Sunday, May 1 – 10:00am, 2:00pm
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:30pm (Added 3/11)
Reservations? Call Association Office: 616-530-8195
- Entries will be available online soon.
- Enter Doubles twice (must change partner)
- Enter Singles twice (only highest score will cash)
Bowling Registration is now Open!
Event Dates: February 21, 2016
Location: Spectrum Lanes, 5656 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Tournament Director: Eric Bottrall
$15 until Jan. 28
$20 until Feb. 17
$25 onsite registration
|Youth Times: 9:30 am||Adult Times: 9:30 am||Seniors Times: 9:30 am|
|Age 11 & Under Mixed Male/Female||Age 20-34 Female||Age 55 & over Female|
|Age 12-15 Female||Age 20-34 Male||Age 55 & over Male|
|Age 12-15 Male||Age 35-54 Female|
|Age 16-19 Female||Age 35-54 Male|
|Age 16-19 Male|
*Check in is one hour before start time*
Format: Each participant will bowl a total of 4 games and the total amount of pins knocked down in all four games will determine 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age category above.
What an excellent weekend to start the 25th Annual Mixed Doubles Tournament! We gave away a handful of door prizes and had 50/50, Mystery Game, Lotto boards, and Pistachios. We had 4 honor scores already, 3 800’s and a 300. Let’s see what next weekend hauls in! Walk-ins available.
Here are the unofficial standings after the first weekend: Current Standings for Mixed Doubles 2016
The National 600 Bowling Club, Inc. conducts a mail-o-graphic singles tournament for its members. This tournament runs from January 24th through February 13th, 2016. 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 2016 tournament, the entry form with entry fee(s) must be returned to the above address postmarked no later than January 16, 2016. League scores for the dates of January 24 through February 13, 2016 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 March 1, 2016.
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 six (6) divisions used in this tournament:
- Scratch Division – Any Average
- 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, 2016. The complete Prize List will be posted on this website.
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.
Thanks for your continued support and please SPREAD THE WORD about this exciting tournament!
Ann Kelley, Tournament Director
P.O. Box 34
Davenport, ND 58021
The Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association ensures the integrity and protects the future of the sport, provides programs and services and enhances the bowling experience.
2405-A Porter SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Phone: (616) 530-8195
Fax: (616) 530-0643