Greater Grand Rapids USBC AssociationIssue No. 15-3
Dear Bowler, 

It's CITY TOURNAMENT time.  You should all have access to entry forms. They have been placed at all the centers, mailed out to all of last years team captains and are also available on our website.  There's no reason NOT to be there!  Please help support your local events.  The more entries we receive the bigger the prize funds.
This is a really busy time of year, state and national tournaments are going on also and the end of the season is right around the corner.  Where did the time go?
It's not too early to think about a spring/summer league.  Call you local center and find out what they have to offer. 


Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association


GGRUSBC Bowling Council 
Women's Boyne Machine Invitational 

Invitational Results  
The Bowling Council held its fourth women's tournament on Sunday, March 1st at Paragon Lanes.  The format was 6 games over 12 lanes with high total pins winning.

Donna Marcus averaged 227 for the day winning first place prize money of $250.  Followed VERY closely by Brittany Holt who finished in 2nd by just 1 pin for $140 (just shows how important pin count is!).  Sarah Pettenger took third place for $100. RuthAnn Rocha fourth place for $75 and Amy Salee fifth place for $65.

Congratulations to Amy Salee and Sue Eaton (Sue's 1st) on bowling 300 games.

Final standings can be found on the bowling council section of the association website here.


Coaching Clinic 
Mark your calendars, 3 more Coaching Clinics are scheduled!
April 12 11AM - 12PM @ Clique Lanes
April 25 10AM - 11:30AM @ Westgate Bowl (Geared towards the 150 avg. and less bowler (adult or youth)
May 15 4PM - 8PM Spectrum Lanes (geared towards youth members)
Additional details coming soon.
Contact Ron King 616-893-2155 for reservations or questions

Both clinics are free to GGRUSBC members, $5 to non-members


State Finals for
High School Bowling  

Last weekend was the State finals for high school bowling and Grand Rapids was well represented.  We had 16 different high schools that competed in team event at a chance to win a state title.  Only four of the teams were able to make the Top 8 match play portion of the Finals.  Zeeland boys finished 3rd in Division 1, South Christian girls finished 4th in Division 3, Caledonia Girls finished 5th in Division 1, Grand Haven boys finished 6th in Division 1 and Kelloggsville boys finished 6th in Division 3.  A tremendous amount of practice and hard work paid off for these 4 special teams.  


We had 47 individual bowlers that made the Singles portion of the State finals.  We had 12 bowlers that made the top 16 match play portion.  The following boys and girls made match play and finished in the following places,


Division 1 Boys singles-Sean Taylor (Caledonia) 3rd, Kaleb Schmidt (Grand Haven) 4th,

Division 1 Girls singles-Macailin Rodriquez (Caledonia) 4th, Olivia Hoeksma (Zeeland)7th, Brittney Schnicke (Caledonia) 11th & Bailey Gulch (Hudsonville) 16th,

Division 2 Boys singles-David Northouse (Byron Center) 11th

Division 3 Boys singles-Sam Brandt (Fremont) 2nd, Brennen Proudfidt (South Christian) 3rd & Gage Nickelsen (Kelloggsville) 5th,

Division 3 Girls singles-Krista VanSledright (South Christian) 8th, and Samariz Lofgren (Wyoming Lee) 13th


As a coach that got to watch and coach my kids at the State finals in division 1, Grand Rapids has a bright future of great bowlers coming up from the High School programs.  The sportsmanship and cheers that each of the athletes gave to each other makes me proud of all 47 individual bowlers and 16 teams for their run at State Finals.



Coach Eric Bottrall

Go Caledonia Scots!


In This Issue
League Secretaries  Year End 

Final Average Sheets
Final averages must include any roll-off and playoff games.  Please send final averages to the local association including all bowlers regardless of how many games bowled. A league cannot have a rule that omits any games from final averages. 
Financial Statement

Every team captain is entitled to a complete financial statement of all the league's finances - that is all money taken in and handed out must be included on the financial statement. 

Annual Meeting 
& Board of Directors Elections 

The Annual Meeting will be held on May 14 at Westgate Bowl @ 7:00pm.  Join us and get updated on what has happened during the season and what we have learned from the USBC Convention.  If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved please complete an application to run for a board position. Applications will be sent to all league secretaries along with being available at

Open & Women's
City Tournament 

City Tournament opening day - Saturday, March 14 @ Westgate Bowl, runs through April 16.  Entries are available at the bowling centers along with being on our website.


There is still time to put your teams together.  Closing date for entries is Saturday March 21st.  Don't miss out! 

Youth City Tournament 

City Tournament opening day - Saturday, March 21 @ Park Center Lanes, runs through April 19.  Entries are available at the bowling centers along with being on our website.


There is still time to put your teams together.  Closing date for entries is Saturday March 28th.  Don't miss out! 

2015 Scholarships 
The Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association makes multiple scholarships available to all sanctioned "Certified Youth" bowlers in the Grand Rapids Area. Information and applications are available on our website.  All applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2015. 
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