From: Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association []

Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 12:02 PM


Subject: News from Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association


Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association

October 2013 




Dear Bowler,

Welcome back to the new season.  Let's make the 2013-14 season the best ever.  We have lots of local, state and national tournaments for you to get involved in.  Each bowling center has an events poster on their wall or you can get information from  our website  Please check it out and make plans to enter.  There are still a lot of league spots available, too.  Call your local center and get information about openings.  Don't be shy.  Ask a friend to join you!


Bowl well & have fun!



Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association



Officer's Jamboree


Saturday - October 12, 2013gobowling

Middle Villa Lanes

4611 N. Middleville Rd.

Middleville, MI


Squads at 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.


Open to all Officers of all Certiified leagues in the Greater Grand Rapids USBC.  Entries limited to 4 bowlers from a league.  Alternates are permitted if no Officers can attend.


Entry fee - $15.00 per doubles team



The Greater Grand Rapids  Bowling Council Tournaments   

Coors Light West Michigan Open

             Northfield Lanes


Chad - Northfield - 2013-14The first tournament of the season had great  participation and some great scores!!  It took an average of 219.5 to make the cut. The winner for the first tournament of the season was Chad Reiffer ($599.00) who beat Derek Nyenhuis ($300.00) in the final match game 245-209.  Congratulations!!  Derek made a great run for his 1st Adult tournament.  Keep up the good work.  Other cashers were ...

Derek Case & Bill Orlikowski - $200,

Robin Orlikowski, Terry Metzner

Charlie Brown Jr. & Bryan Eaton $120

Tom Cunningham, Jeremy Pettenger, Don Nyenhuis & Matt Jelsma - $50


Next tournament to be held is the Budweiser Bowling Classic @ Eastbrook lanes on Sat. Oct. 19th @ noon. 


Bowlers for Veterans  

Week of November 10 - 16, 2013


The Association will once again be sponsoring a  mail-o-graphic tournament to raise money for Veterans.  But this year all money raised will be donated to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.  More information will be available soon


Activate Your USBC Membership Card


Membership cards will be arriving from USBC.  USBC members are again being invited to activate their membership for the 2013-14 season when your membership card arrives.  As part of the process, you are asked to create a User Name/Login and password.  This User Name/Login and password will be used to access an increasing number of BOWL./com features in the future. 


Michigan State Mixed Tournament - Ionia, MI 


The Michigan State team/doubles mixed tournament will be held at Ionia Bowl 300 in Ionia all weekends in October.  Entry fee is only $20.00 per bower per event.  Call Association office (616-530-8195) for entries.




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. 


In This Issue

Officer's Jamboree

Coors Light West MI. Open

Bowlers for Veterans

Activate your USBC card

Michigan State Mixed Tournament

New Board Members

Hall of Fame Dinner

Association Awards

USBC...Rule 101



Please Welcome 

Your New

Board Members



cheeringpinPlease welcome two new board members this season.


Mike Marks &

Ryan Ross


Both are very involved in the sport of bowling and will bring lots of new thoughts and ideas to the association.



2013 Hall of Fame Dinner


2013 Hall of Fame Dinner  Saturday - October 26, 2013 Lincoln Country Club



Barb Orlikowski, LuAnn Geske, Tony Buck &

Al Powell


For more information and ticket purchases, please call Pat Cross at 616-293-7780



Association Awards for

League Bowlers


Our Association will be creating an awards program for league bowlers. We would like your input as we design this program. We have some ideas of our own, but would like to take your ideas into consideration also. Part of your membership fees will go towards funding this program. Talk it over with your league members and give us your suggestions and ideas. Decisions will be made in the next couple of months.



USBC Rule 101 - Membership Fee Requirements


All bowlers in certified leagues must be paid members of USBC, Michigan and Grand Rapids.  That means ALL bowlers must pay the $18.00 certificatin fee regardless of how many games bowled---6 games or 66 games.  All bowlers in certified leagues must be certified!




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