Greater Grand Rapids USBC AssociationIssue No. 14-1
Dear Bowler, 

Happy New Year!!!  Have you seen enough cold & snow yet?  Let's hope for sunny days ahead as we move into the busiest part of the tournament season. 
Currently the City Mixed Doubles Tournament is underway at Fairlanes. We hope you can all join us and continue to make this tournament bigger and better. 

The State Tournament kicked off last weekend in Muskegon, and the National Tournament is set to start soon also.  The City Championship Tournament will open on March 15, 2014 at Lincoln Lanes.  The schedule will be on the website very soon.  We hope to increase our participation numbers again this year, so ask a friend to bowl and put a team together.  See you on the lanes!
Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association

23rd Annual GGRUSBC
Mixed Doubles Tournament

The Mixed Doubles Tournament is going on NOW. 
Weekends of January 11 & 12 and 18 & 19, 2014.
3335 Fairlanes SW
Grandville, 49548
Squad Times - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Cost is $40 per team with optional Actual of $10 per team.
Bowers may enter and cash a total of eight (8) times.
Must change partners each time.
Each Squad Organizer of Eight (8) or more Pairs (bowling same squad) will have their entry fee refunded - ($20.00)
Mail entry with fees to:  Greater Grand Rapids USBC
2405-A Porter, SW, Wyoming, MI 49519

New at this event is BRACKETS!  Brackets are available every squad.
Walk-ins welcome! Click here for the entry form.


Tom Troszok rolled a Sport 300 game on the Chameleon pattern in the Friday night PBA Experience league at Northfield Lanes.  His scores were 209, 300, and 222 for a nice 731 series.  Tom's 300 is just the 2nd perfect game on a Sport condition in Grand Rapids.
We would also like to congratulate Melissa Smith on bowling her 1st 800 series.  Melissa was bowling at Paragon and fired games of 300, 298, and 258 for an amazing 856 series. Just two weeks later she bowled her 2nd 800 series. This one was an 845 effort at Spectrum Lanes. Her 856 is a new women's city record.

Did you know?

The USBC record for lowest game with 9 strikes is 176.  Bryan Hunsche of Akron, Ohio accomplished this feat Nov. 30, 2004 with frames of X 9-0 X X X X 0-0 X 9-0 XXX. 


In This Issue
Mixed Doubles Tournament
Did you know?
Scholarship Applications
2014 Scholarship Application
The Greater Grand Rapids USBC, Tony Lomonaco and Nancy Weatherbee 2014 Scholarship applications are posted on our website at  Hard copies will be mailed before the end of January.  In the meantime, please don't hesitate to go on-line and have your student complete the application or print them off so they can begin working on them.  Please remember the deadline for these to be in the mail is April 15, 2014.  
The Grand Rapids USBC has the capability of giving away a $1,500 to a young man and young woman along with three $500 Youth Scholarships to deserving young people.  The Lomonaco Scholarship awards one $2,000 Scholarship and the Nancy Weatherbee Scholarship awards $500 also.  Between the three scholarships available, we can give away up to $4,000 in scholarship money.  Please encourage your senior to apply.  All it will cost is a little time and a few stamps!

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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.


Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association | 2405-A Porter SW | Wyoming | MI | 49519