Greater Grand Rapids USBC AssociationIssue No. 14-10
Dear Bowler, 

As we enter the fall season we are getting into the "swing" of things with our tournaments. Upcoming events include the 500/600 Tournament, Adult/Youth Doubles Tournament, both the Men's & Women's Bowling Council Tournaments all in the month of November.  And that's just the local stuff.  Lot's of others tournaments are also happening around the state.  Let's hope everyone can find time to enter and help build these tournaments & have a great bowing experience.


Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association


Muskegon Match
Annual Grudge Match Challenge

The Grand Rapids & Muskegon USBC Board of Directors (plus some) get together annually to catch up with each other and just have fun.  Each year the opposite association hosts the event and is in charge of the days events.  A day of fun and unusual bowling is planned, along with a luncheon and gifts for our fellow bowlers. Bingo, no tap and other bowling challenges were the name of the game.  The GR men and women both came out on top this year bringing home both the toilet seat (women's trophy) and the plunger (men's trophy).
Everyone had a great time and looks forwards to next years event in Muskegon. 


Boyne Machine Invitational
DeHaan wins again earning back to back titles
The Bowling Council held its second of five tournaments this season to help decide who makes the Men's and Women's
All-City Teams.  The Boyne Machine Invitational was held October 11 at Paragon Lanes. (the women's to be held at a
later date)
The format was simple, bowl 6 games and total pin fall determined the winner.  Matt DeHaan averaged 243 for the tournament to capture1st place and $599 prize money.  Following close behind for 2nd was Chad Reiffer, who shot 300, with only a 15 pin difference. It took an average of 223 to cash for the tournament.
Other cashers were Charlie Brown Jr., Matt Jelsma, Mike Horian, Aaron Groendyk, Tom Cunningham, David Brown, Chris Slagter, Brad Henman, Jeremy Pettenger & Frank Rybiski.

Final standings can be found on the association website.
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Scoring Contest

We're going to start off very simple.  Please post your answers on our Facebook page under the "Newsletter Scoring Contest" post.

What is the lowest possible single game bowling score featuring eight strikes, and zero gutter balls?

Good luck!


Officers Jamboree 

The Officers Jamboree was held on Saturday, October 18

at Spectrum Lanes and was a great success with 54 doubles entries.  Besides having a great turn out  everyone had fun and bowled well.  The winners of the Handicap Division with a score of 1501 were Rich Smith & Ricky King from the Monday Lions league at Lakeview Lanes.  The Actual Division winners were Jacob Gallagher & Jim Boomers from the Catholic War Veterans league at Northfield Lanes with a score of 1428. Congratulations! 


Thank you to Spectrum Lanes for hosting our event and providing the pizza luncheon.   



Adult / Youth Doubles
The 5th Annual Adult / Youth Doubles tournament will be held at Westgate Lanes on November 8th and 9th.  There will be 2 squads each day.

Cost will be $17 per team.  Walk-ins are accepted if space is available.
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