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!
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)
Doubles/Singles – Sparta
March 19, 25 & 26
April 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15
April 17 (Mon 6:30pm only)
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!
The Michigan State USBC Bowling Association 114th Open Championship Tournament starts this weekend at Airport Lanes in Jackson and runs through May 7. The event got a little press from MLive.
Here’s the original article: Jackson preparing to host state bowling tournament unlike any other
Check it out the guide here: Your guide to the Michigan state bowling tournament coming to Jackson
Mixed Doubles Tournament is just around the corner! Mixed Doubles this year will be held at Park Center, the weekends of January 14/15 and 21/22. 2 squads each day at Noon and 3:30. You can bowl as many times as you would like (just have to change partners).
Get the entry form here: Entry Form
There’s still one more weekend to bowl December 10 & 11 at Westgate. All walk-ins accepted (for a $5 charge). Entry Form
Current Standings | Sorted by Event, Division | Unofficial
The 500 / 600 Tournament results are now available. Airport Lanes was the host center.
500 Handicap & Scratch: Anna Geske
600 Handicap: Michelle Graham
600 Scratch: Lisa Doss
Doubles: Amanda Basore / Yvette Getty
The results of the 2016 Adult/Youth Doubles Tournament have been posted. The tournament was held November 5th and 6th at Spectrum Lanes. Titleists this year include Collin Clark/Chris Clark, Isaiah Waite/Michael Waite, and Madison Cummings/Samantha Brown.
|1||Clark, Chris M / Clark, Collin M||1,623|
|2||Sullivan, Melissa L / Swain, Jermiah||1,591|
|3||Horian, Mike R / DeKubber, Parker||1,522|
|1||Waite, Michael S / Waite, Isaiah M||1,561|
|2||Dailey, Rodney S / Dailey, Gavin W||1,466|
|3||Newton, Melanie R / Lovett, Jared C, II||1,451|
|1||Brown, Samantha M / Cummings, Madison||1,345|
|2||Datema, Erik J / Datema, E.J.||1,342|
|3||Gresley, Jodie / Gresley, Seth W||1,331|
Full Results: Current Results
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.
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.
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