Greater Grand Rapids USBC AssociationIssue No. 14-2
Dear Bowler, 

We have survived the cold & snow, and now it's tournament time!  City Championship Tournaments are starting soon for both the adult and youth.  The tournament schedule is available on our website and entry forms will be available soon.
The bowling association is again putting extra money into the tournament this year in hopes to help build our numbers. 
Please join in, ask a friend or new league member to join your team or let us know if you are interested in bowling and we will help put a team together.
Thank you in advance for your support!


Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association

Greater Grand Rapids USBC
Open & Women's 
Championship Tournament 
Co-Sponsored by West Side Beer
3485 Lake Michigan NW - Grand Rapids - 616-453-6348
Tournament opens Saturday, March 15, 2014 and closes Sunday, April 19, 2014 (unless extended)
One Team on every Team squad will win $100
One Doubles team on every Doubles squad will win $40
(**Must have a minimum of 6 teams and/or 6 doubles on squad**) 
Entries Close 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014
(Entries submitted on March 22, 2014 must be turned in fully completed with all fees to Lincoln Lanes no later that 5:00 p.m.)
Mail All Entries and Make Checks Payable to:
Greater Grand Rapids USBC (GGRUSBC)
2405-A Porter SW - Wyoming 49519
Phone: 616-530-8195
Entries forms will be available on-line at:
 2014 Greater Grand Rapids USBC Youth Championship Tournament
USBC Certified
Spectrum Lanes
5656 Clyde Park SW - Wyoming - 616-530-2400
Tournament Opens - Saturday, March 22, 2014
Closes - Saturday, April 19, 2014
Entries Close
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
To make reservations - phone 616-530-8195
Reserved Entries and Fees Due Saturday, March 8, 2014
All Other Entries and Fees Due Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Return Completed Entry Forms with Fees to:
Greater Grand Rapids USBC Yourth Championship Tournament
2405-A Porter SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

Make Checks Payable to: GGRUSBC

Great Bowling!!!
Congratulations to Frank Rybiski who rolled back to back 300 games enroute to an 824 series at Westgate Bowl in the Monday Morning Specials league on Feb. 10th. Frank is having an outstanding season. He has already added the 700/800 Tournament title to his accomplishments this season. Watch out city tournament!!!

Myth Buster
Myth: You can't bowl while a pin is in the gutter.
Correct Answer:  False. You are allowed to bowl, however a bowling ball must not come in contact with anything before hitting the pins on the pin deck. If the ball hits a pin in the gutter, otherwise know as dead wood, the delivery counts, but resulting pinfall does not count (Rule 6b-Illegal Pinfall). A downed pin on the lane is also dead wood. USBC recommends dead wood is removed prior to making a delivery so you do not lose your opportunity to score. Illegal pinfall can also occur when pins ricochet after hitting deadwood and knock down pins.

About Us
Our Mission:  The GGRUSBC Assoc. ensures the integrity and protects the future of the sport, provides programs and services and enhances the bowling experience.
In This Issue
Championship Tournament
Youth Tournament
Great Bowling!!!
Myth Buster
Scholarship Update
Bowling Council Doubles Championship
2014 Scholarship Update
Hard copies of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Female/Male $1,500 Scholarship, Tony Lomonaco's $2,000 Scholarship and the Nancy Weatherbee $500 Scholarship have been mailed.  In the meantime, please don't hesitate to go on-line and have your student complete the application or print them off for your student to begin working on them.  Please remember the deadline for these to be in the mail back to our office is April 15, 2014.
There is 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!  


The Greater Grand Rapids Bowling Council

Brunswick-Mike Marks Pro Shop

Doubles Championship











This event was held Saturday, Feb. 1 @ Spectrum Lanes. The top twelve advanced to match play, with the top four (4) receiving byes. It took a 228 team average to make the cut. Top qualifiers after the 4 games were Don Nyenhuis Jr. & Mike Smith Jr. with a score of 1968 (246 avg.). The first round was two (2) game match play (total pins), then baker-style (2 games also) for the remaining matches.

Congratulations to Ben Rabourn & Don Veltman for winning the tournament with a great team average of 246 for the day. They have received $900.00 and plaques for their 1st place win. They finished out the final two game baker match against 2nd place winners Chad Reiffer & Aaron Groendyk with games of 280 & 279. Great bowling!!

Also congratulations to Steve Austin on his 800 series (279-288-233) and Chad Reiffer for his 300 game.


1st place - Ben Rabourn & Don Veltman- $900   

2nd place - Chad Reiffer & Aaron Groendyk - $500

3rd - 4th place - Don Nyenhuis Jr./Mike Smith & Charlie Brown Jr./Bill Orlikowski - $200

5th - 8th place - John Slott/Jim Banka, Brett Dulyea/Eric Scott, Eric Montgomery/Steve Austin, Chris Slagter/Ryan Ross - $120

9th - 12th place - Jeremy Bartz/John Powney, Derek Nyenhuis/Bryan Eaton, Joe Austin/Derek Case, Mike Billiet/Frank Rybiski - $105


The last Bowling Council Tournament of the season will be...


  Elimination Championship

Hudsonville Lanes

May 3, 2014

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