Mark Your Calendar

  • Oct 18/19, 2014 – Virginia State 600 Bowling Club Annual Tournament, Thunder Alley, Covington, VA

2014 GRAUSBC 61st Annual Women’s Tournament Entry Forms

Entry forms for the 2014 GRAUSBC Women’s are now available at the bowling centers and on our FORMS page. NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!  THIS TOURNAMENT IS BEING HELD THIS SEASON DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.  Doubles and singles may be bowled more than once, but must change partners for doubles. The FIRST time an event is bowled will count towards all-events. Entries close october 21, 2014. Questions regarding rules or entries should be directed to Mike Eckles, 540-797-9539.

Hall of Famer and Former RBA President, Raymond Riley, Passes Away


Raymond C. Riley, 79, of Bonsack, passed away from his loving family to the presence of his Lord after a lengthy illness early Friday morning.

Born in Louisiana, he obtained an Associate Degree from Hannibal-LaGrange University and served in the Naval Reserves.He then married his beloved wife, Delores Darlene Jeffries, and over the next 59 years they lived in Missouri and Illinois until moving to Virginia with the railroad in 1972.

After joining the Vinton community, Raymond continued working for the Norfolk Southern Railroad until his retirement in 1995. After his retirement, he and Darlene became avid bowlers where he served as President of the Greater Roanoke Area USBC. In 2011, he was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame for meritorious service.

He is survived by his two daughters, Raylene Riley of Blue Ridge, and Regina Watkins and son-in-law, Leo, of Troutville; grandchildren, Ashley Watkins, Morgan Barr and Nathan Watkins.

The family would especially like to thank caregiver, Loquine Hamilton, the staff at Carilion Vascular ICU, and all of the other health care professionals that helped Raymond during his time of need.

Those wishing to make a donation, please consider a charity of your choice.

Recent Noteworthy Scores (2014-08-31)

Please send noteworthy scores to to those who should be listed but have not.

From Lee-Hi Lanes:
300 games: Chris Roberts
800 series: Jason Pauley (804)
275+ games
700 series

From Rocky Mount Bowling Center:
Youth: Ben Preece (290)

Youth-Adult Doubles Tournament

The Greater Richmond USBC Youth Committee and Bowl America Southwest will be hosting a Youth-Adult Doubles Tournament on October 4, 2014. This tournament is open to ALL USBC certified Youth Bowlers. For more information and entry form, please see the Virginia State Youth page.

Fall 2014 League Meetings

All fall 2014 league meeting dates that are currently known are listed on our website calendar. Go to and scroll down to find the Calendars link on the left hand side. Click on the link to go to the Calendars page. Under the heading of “GRAUSBC Calendar” there will be a button for “Today” and then back and forward arrows. If the current month is not August 2014, use the forward or back buttons to reach August 2014. Clicking on the listed meeting will bring up a small box with the time, date and location of the meeting. The majority are in August, but there are a few in September. If your league is NOT listed, please drop a note to to have your meeting date, time and place added.


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