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Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association

February 2013 




In This Issue

Open & Women's City Tournament

Bowling Council Tournament

Scholarship Applications

Mixed Doubles Winners



Scholarship Applications




Scholarship applications are to be postmarked by April 15, 2013. 


Any high school senior or college student currently involved in USBC Youth Leagues are eligible and can get the application from their coach or  




Mixed Doubles

Tournament Winners 


Thank you to everyone that came out to bowl in the Mixed Doubles Tournament at Park Center.  We had a great turnout this year with 227 entries.


Congratulations to...


Danielle Lester and Chad Pyne winning the handicap division with a score of 1516 and Stacey Timmer & Mike Avery winning the actual division with a score of 1438.  



Annual Meeting 

Save the date !

May 9, 2013


Location to be announced

Get information on what has been gooing on all season.



About Us 

Our Mission:

The GGRUSBC Association ensures the integrity and protects the future of the sport, provides programs and services and enhances the bowling experience.



 Dear Bowler,

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!  Looks really pretty when the sun comes out, but can be very difficult to get where your going!!  


We have finished our Mixed Doubles Tournament with great success and are gearing up for the Open & Women's City Tournament.  There are lots of changes this year.  We are trying to make it a bigger, better tournament and hope you will come out to bowl with us.  Below is an introduction to the changes with more to follow in the mail and at the bowling centers. Visit us at or entries will be available at the bowling centers.


Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association



Open & Women's City Tournament

Huge Changes!!!


Separate Average Divisions & up to $18,000 added to prize fund!


Regular Division     Last Year's Payout:      Classic Division

Team 1st - $3,000       Team - $1000                  Team 1st - $2,500

Singles 1st - $600       Singles - $200                 Singles 1st - $500

Doubles 1st - $1,200   Doubles - $400                Doubles 1st - $1,000

All Events - $600         All Events - $125             All Events 1st - $500

                                                                            Hdcp. based on 90% of 230


Reg.Team average cap is 1,000

Reg.Doubles average cap is 400

Reg.Singles average cap is 200

Reg.All Events average cap is 200


Min. payout: 1:10                          

(based on 165 teams)     


Multiple Team Entries!

Just change at least 2 players on your team       


Women's City Tournament

        Handicap Division     Last Years Payout           Actual Prize Fund

        Team 1st - $1,500             Team - $300                   Team 1st - $450

        Singles 1st - $300             Singles - $75                  Singles 1st - $100

        Doubles 1st - $600            Doubles - $140              Doubles 1st - $200

        All Events 1st - $300         All Events - $75             All Events 1st - $100

        (based on 32 teams)                                               (paying 3 places)



Tournament Dates:

Starts Saturday, March 23

Singles, Doubles & Team Events at Spectrum Lanes

Entry forms online at and at the bowling centers




The Greater Grand Rapids Bowling Council

Brunswick Doubles Championship

Co-Sponsored by Mike Marks Pro Shop

Held at Spectrum Lanes


This tournament was held on Feb. 2 and had 30 doubles pairs entered.  The weather tried not to cooperate, but everyone showed up.  Scores were high and we had a couple of honor scores rolled by Aaron Koch - 300/800 and Mike Billiet - 11 in a row for 290. 


The winners were Jeff DeKubber & Jesse Storey coming out on top while bowling against runner-ups Don Nyenhuis & Mike Smith Jr..  With the winners receiving $900 and plaques.  Runners up winning $500.


Other winners were...


Robin Orlikowski / Sarah Pettenger - $250

Brad Henman / Dan Kaliniak  - $250

Todd Stuart / Rich Vargo - $110

Aaron Koch / Jeremy Pettenger - $110

Eric Bottrall / David Brown - $110

Dennis Johnson / Bill Orlikowski




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