Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association November 2013 

Dear Bowler, 


The time is flying by, and the holidays are right around the corner!  AND it is tournament season!  Some of the upcoming tournaments are listed below.  Entry forms are being mailed and are also available on our website, and at the bowling centers.  There is no excuse to miss them!  Help us build these tournaments, bring a friend.


Especially don't miss out on the Mail-O-Graphic Tournament to raise money to help the Grand Rapids Veterans Home.


Happy Thanksgiving!   


Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association


Bowlers to Veterans Link


Recently there was a presentation made at the Grand Rapids Veterans Home.  Brunswick Corporation went in and refurbished the two lanes that they have for recreation, along with several proprietors offering the service of their lane men to keep them in shape.  The Greater Muskegon USBC was there to present plaques andpresented medals to the veterans that have bowled 300 games.  The Grand Rapids USBC presented a check for $1300.00 that was collected from our local bowlers thru the BVL Mail-O-Graphic Tournament.  This money willbe used for recreational therapy programs at the home and whatever needs the patients have.  We're pleased that our association is committed to our BVL mission: to make sure the days are brighter for those who have served our country.  This year's our Veterans Mail-O-Graphic Tournament is being held the week of Nov. 10 - Nov. 17, 2013.  Entry fee is $5.00.  Enter in as many certified leagues as you bowl. Entry forms are available on our website  All monies will be donated to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Greater Grand Rapids Bowling Council Budweiser Bowling Classic at Eastbrook Lanes
Congratulations to Derek Nyenhuis on winning the Budweiser Bowling Classic at Eastbrook Lanes.
Eastbrook Winner
Derek had a total pin count of 1765 (248, 238, 247, 290, 237, 269) which equals a whopping 252 average for the day.  He took home $599 and a plaque for the win. Not far behind was his dad, Don who finished 2nd with a score of 1727 and a 246 average and winnings of $300.  This was just the 2nd adult tournament for Derek.  What took you so long!!
It took an average of 218 to make the first cut and 230 for the 2nd.  Honor scores were bowled by Brad Nawrocki -300 and Derek Nyenhuis - 290.
Other cashers were...
3rd & 4th place - Ryan Ross & Tyler Ladwig - $200
5th - 8th place - Charlie Brown Jr., Bryan Eaton, Brad Nawrocki & Jeremy Bartz - $120
9th - 12th place - Andrew Anderson, Dennis Johnson, Brad Henman & Chris Clark - $55
In This Issue
Bowlers to Veterans Link
Budweiser Bowling Classic
Membership Activation
Upcoming Tournaments
GGR Hall of Fame


Membership Activation


As membership cards are being received, members can go online to to activate their membership and confirm that the data we have on file is accurate.  If any changes have been made since they joined USBC, members have the option to make those changes.  Please understand that activating your membership is not required; how ever, strongly suggested.  For members without internet access you may still activate your membership by contacting the Bowling Information Center at USBC by calling 800-514-2695.  

Upcoming Tournaments

Adult/Youth Dbls. Tournament  November 16 & 17 

Park Center Lanes


Women's 500-600 Tournament  November 23 & 24 

Rockford Lanes


Seniors Tournament 

December 6, 8, 13 & 14 

Park Center Lanes


700-800 Tournament   

December 7 & 8, 14 & 15  Paragon Lanes 


Thanksgiving 2


Greater Grand Rapids

Hall of Fame 


Saturday night, Oct. 26th at Lincoln Country Club was a very special night for four special bowlers in Grand Rapids. Tony Buck, LuAnn Geske, Barb Orlikowski & Al Powell were officially inducted into the G.R. Bowling Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the class of 2013.

Our Mission:

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

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