Greater Grand Rapids USBC AssociationIssue No. 15-4
Dear Bowler, 

We are nearing the end of the season.  The last week of City Tournament is happening this week and a lot of leagues have ended and/or finishing up soon.
Just a couple of reminders...
League secretaries - send in those final average sheets.
There will be two more Coaching Clinics this season yet,   check out the dates and times.
The Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Elections will be happening on May 14 at Westgate Bowl @ 7:00 p.m.
Contact your bowling centers to find out what spring/summer leagues are available.  They are running specials for a Tiger game league, earn a ball league, etc.  Find one that fits your schedule.
Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association


Bowling Council Women's Elimination Championship 
Invitational Results    
The Bowling Council held its fifth women's tournament on Saturday April 11 at Park Center Lanes.  The format was 4 games over 8 lanes with top four going to match play.
Lisa Doss averaged 242 for the day while winning the first place prize of $250 (she had a 254 average during the four game qualifier to make the cut, then a 231 average during match play).  She was followed by Robin Orlikowski who had the high game of the day with a 270 taking 2nd place for $125, Sarah Pettenger took third place for $50 and Carole Morgan took 4th place for $40.   Complete results available online here
Thank you Andrea! 
Thank you Andrea for all your years of service to the GGRUSBC Association and its Youth Bowlers.
It has been a pleasure to work with Andrea not only at the youth events but also she was the treasurer of her league.  Andrea is an inspiration to all the youth she has worked with.  She is a kind hearted person that will be deeply missed.  We wish her the best as she starts the next chapter in her life without being a part of the board.
Thank you for everything you have done.     
Coaching Clinics
Mark your calendars, 2 more Clinics are scheduled!
April 25 10AM - 11:30AM at Westgate Bowl (geared towards the 150 avg. and less bowler (adult or youth)
May 15 4PM - 8PM at Spectrum Lanes (geared towards youth members)
Contact Ron King 616-893-2155 for reservations or questions.
Both clinics are Free to all USBC Members ($5 for Non Members).  Keep up with the schedule here.


A Future for the Sport

USBC has created a new initiative to promote and ensure a future for the sport of bowling. Over the next two months we will focus on promoting Youth bowling through our A Future of the Sport campaign. When you think about it, isn't that the core of what A Future for the Sport says?


All of the activities your association provides for Youth bowling deserve to be celebrated and communicated. This is the reason we have created these "billboards." Our sport has such amazing opportunities for kids, let's tell everyone about them.


Learn more about this program and check out the slideshares here: A Future for the Sport



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. 

City Open & Women's Tournament - Records are made to be broken!!


The 2014 Men's All City Team broke the city record for team event with an actual score of 3823. 


Don Nyenhuis Jr. - 752

Derek Nyenhuis - 796

Aaron Groendyk - 775

Ryan Ross - 677

Chad Reiffer - 823


For the women - Donna Marcus broke the record for All Events with a score of 2231.


Team - 803

Doubles - 748

Singles - 680


Congratulations on some great bowling.  


Unofficial Final Standings can be found online here:  

Open | Women's 


Annual Meeting and Election of Board Members
The annual meeting will be held on May 14 at Westgate Bowl at 7:00pm. Join us and get updated on what has happened during the season and what we have learned from the USBC Convention.

All Greater Grand Rapids certified bowlers are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

And you thought you had a bad day...

Here are some unusual records regarding splits...

Most consecutive splits - 14

Most splits in one game - 11

Most splits in a series - 24

Most splits in team game - 37

Most splits in team series - 50

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