New Deadline for Sunday’s Council Tournament


To hold the council tournament this weekend we need 12 bowlers. To be fair to our bowlers wanting to bowl this weekend the deadline to reach the 12 bowlers required to hold the tournament has been moved to Saturday @ noon.  If there are at least 12 paid entries by noon on Saturday walk-ins will be accepted on Sunday.

Please get your entries in as soon as possible. Lets make this tournament happen!

Adult/Youth Tournament Results

The 2017 Adult/Youth Tournament was a huge success.  We had 143 entries this year, an increase of 30% from last season (110).  A big thank you to Hudsonville for hosting and opening on Sunday for this event.  We saw a number of great scores by our adults and youth bowlers, as well as a few honor scores.

Class A:  Dillon Becker & Ryan Ross, 1590
Class B:  Codey Miller & Michael Miller, 1468
Class C:  Mason Clark & Liberty Clark, 1381

High Scores: Chris Clark – 300; BJ Northouse – 300; Joe Northouse – 290; Ryan Ross – 288;  5 – 279’s by Charlie Brown Sr, Jeremy Pettenger, Mike Horian, Collin Clark, Chris Slagter; 278 games by Mike Horian and Matt Jelsma; 277 game by Tony Buck.

High Series: Ryan Ross – 813; Matt Jelsma – 789 and Chris Clark – 780.

Additionally, about $500 was collected for the Grand Rapids USBC Scholarship Fund.

Click here for full standings and results.

Class A:  325 and above, Class B: 235-324, Class C: 234 and below

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.


-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

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