2024 GRGRUSBC Nomination Applications

Our annual meeting is right around the corner on Thursday, May 9th.   At this meeting, we will be electing a new president, 6 new directors, and delegates to the 2025 National & State Annual Meetings.   To be included on the ballot all interested parties need to submit the attached application to our office postmarked by April 20th, 2024.  Candidates can run from the floor as long as the attached qualifications are submitted in full 1 week prior to the meeting (May 2nd).

We hope to see you all at the meeting!

Nominating Cover Letter 2024 and application

Unofficial Results for the Adult/Youth & 700 are posted

The unofficial results have been posted for both the Adult/Youth and 700 Tournaments.  Please review the standings and contact the bowling office if any corrections are needed. These results will go final in the next two weeks.

Thanks to Hastings Bowl and Rockford Lanes for hosting these events!  Everyone had a great time. We could not hold events like these without your support!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Unofficial Results 700-800
Unofficial Results Adult/Youth

Welcome Back for the 2022-2023 Season

Welcome back, bowlers! We hope you all had a great summer and are ready to have another great year. We have 3 tournaments to start the year. In October we have the 700 hosted by Rockford Lanes, and the Adult Youth Doubles hosted by Hastings bowl. In November we have the 500 Tournament being hosted by Clique Lanes. Entries for all of these tournaments can be found below!

This year we also have a new board member Katherine Bahls. She bowls Mondays at Station 300 and Tuesdays at Westgate. Be on the lookout for a short bio on Kathy in one of our upcoming newsletters. Be sure to say hello if you see her out on the lanes.

2022 700-800 Entry

2022 Adult Youth Doubles Entry

2022 500-600 Entry

2022 Board Applications Now Available

Are you interested in helping out the bowling community? Do you have a passion for improving the sport of bowling?  If so, our board wants to hear from you!  This year we have 5 openings for Director, 2022 State Delegate, and 2023 National Delegate positions up for election.  All applications must be received by April 30th, 2022 to be listed on the ballot.  A nomination from the floor can be made provided the candidate has submitted the application by May 5th to the nominating committee.  All elections will be held at our Annual Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12th at Westgate Bowl.  Hope to see you there!


Nominating Application 2022

Mixed Doubles Tournament Results

The prize list for our Mixed Doubles tournament has been finalized and posted. This year we’ve paid out over $11,000 dollars in total prizes!
A special thank you goes out to our squad leaders Shannon Sloma, Jacque Monje, Cyndie Gillespie, and Kathi Kruithof.
And also to Ryan Lomonaco and Jeremy Bartz for their donations to the tournament’s prize fund.
If any team captain needs to get their partner’s address to mail them their check please contact the office and we will get that for you.

2021 Annual Meeting Thursday May 13, 7:00 pm @ Westgate Bowl

The 2021 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Bowl.

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

President (3 years)
5 Directors (3 years)
1Youth Director (3 years)
Delegates to the 2022 USBC National Meeting (1 year)
Delegates to the 2022 Michigan State USBC Annual Meeting (1 year)

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 30th, 2021 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.
7. Must be willing to complete SafeSport/RVP Training and background check.

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 postmarked by April 30th, 2021.

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 269/268-2873.

Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you on May 13th.


Matt Jelsma
USBC Nominating Committee

MDHHS Covid Requirements & Youth City Tournament

Dear Coaches and Youth City Tournament Bowlers,
If you are scheduled to bowl the 2021 Grand Rapids Youth City Tournament April 10-11 and/or April 17-18, you must follow this mandate from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
MDHHS is requiring negative COVID tests for all 13-19 year old athletes. After many phone calls to government officials, we are asking this of you. Get a test from your school or local pharmacy early in the week and bring your test results with you. Tests will not be administered at the bowling center. If you do not have your negative test results with you, you will not be allowed to compete during this time frame (April 10-11 and/or April 17-18).
This does not apply to the 12 and younger bowlers.
If any of the bowlers or parents are hesitant to come to this event, please contact your Youth Coach or the Association Office (616-530-8195). Every effort will be made to re-schedule bowlers as needed, based on lane availability.
Stay safe.
Greater Grand Rapids USBC

City Tournament Reservations

City Tournament Bowlers,
Due to the challenges of this bowling season, we were not able to get the 2021 City Tournament entries out to you in the time frame we had hoped. You are still encouraged to reserve your preferred dates and squads for this year. The entry says you must have reservations paid for by March 10, 2021. We will work with you on this. You cannot be asked to do something that is practically impossible.
This has been a challenging year for everyone — professionally and personally. If we work together we can still have a successful City Tournament.
Thanks for your understanding.

Schedule for the 2021 City Tournament

The city tournament is quickly approaching. This year’s tournament will be held at Fairlanes. The available dates are listed below. NOTE!!! Opening Day March 21, will only have 1 time available at noon.

1. Currently we are asking that the bowlers not bring spectators so as to stay within the current capacity limits.
2. Bowlers will be expected to wear their masks at all times — unless drinking and/or eating.
3. We are not able to offer any evening squads this year to allow the leagues at Fairlanes to complete their seasons.
4. Printed entries will be mailed to last year’s Team Captains as soon as we have them.