The National 600 Bowling Club, Inc. is conducting their annual mail-o-graphic singles tournament for its members. This tournament will be held beginning January 22 through February 11, 2023. Copies of the entry form, score verification form and tournament rules are available on the National 600 Bowling Club website.
There are two parts to the form to be used. The entry form with entry fee(s) must be returned postmarked no later than January 19, 2023. If you have your entry in by November 30, your name goes into a drawing for Christmas Table runner.
League scores for the dates of January 22 through February 11, 2023 will be used. You may enter in each league that you are a member, however, you may cash only once in each division entered. The score verification form must be returned postmarked no later than February 18, 2023. Please remember to include a copy of your league recap sheet with current average and signed verification form. The scratch division is open to all members regardless of average.
The entry fee is $10.00 PER ENTRY PER DIVISION: Prize fund $7.00 and $3.00 for expenses. The prize fund will be returned 100%. Checks should be made payable to National 600 Bowling Club, Inc. Results will be posted on the website: www.national600.com If you would like a copy please send a stamped self addressed envelope along with your scores.
For more information, please see the National 600 Club Mail-O-Graphic Tournament web page.
Announcing the 1st Annual GRAUSBC Winter Handicap Tournament, hosted by Rocky Mount Bowling Center! Tournament dates and times are December 10/11, 2022 at 1:00pm (that’s 1300 for you military time aficionados). This is a Doubles & Singles event and is USBC sanctioned with a handicap based on 90% of 230. In order to enter Singles you must enter Doubles. Entry fee is $25.00 per event if paid by December 1, 2022; $30.00 after December 1, 2022. Scratch options are available for $10.00 per person per event. Brackets will also be available at $5 per person per bracket; there will be individual and doubles options. The GRAUSBC will be adding $500 to the Doubles prize fund and $250 to the Singles prize fund.
|October 2, 2022||Rocky Mount Bowling Center|
|November 6, 2022||Vinton Bowling Center|
|February 5, 2023||Lee-Hi Lanes ***|
|March 5, 2023||AMF Hilltop Lanes|
|April 2, 2023||Rocky Mount Bowling Center|
*** CITY/COUNTY will he held with the February Tournament (Additional Fee Required).
For more information contact your league coach or click on the link above. All tournaments are USBC Sanctioned.
On behalf of the Greater Roanoke Area Bowling Association, we would like to announce the revamp of the local association Hall of Fame. You can find the new nomination form on our website at grausbc.org. It can be found under the forms tab and it’s a fillable PDF form.
The hall of fame is for any man, woman, or youth that has bowled in the Greater Roanoke Area Bowling Association for a minimum of 5 years. There are 3 categories to choose from, Meritorious service, Skill and Ability, and newly added is the Legacy category. The Legacy category is for all bowlers that are 55 years old and up. Nominations are now open, and they are due by November 1st. You can mail, email, or hand deliver your nomination. The information needed is on the form. We will be hosting our Hall of Fame banquet in March.
New to the association, we will be hosting a Hall of Fame mixed tournament the last two weekends of February and will consist of a team, singles, and doubles. More information to come.
On another note, the GRA will be having an association doubles and singles tournament on December 10th & 11th. More details will be coming soon.
If you have any questions, please let me or any board member know. Also, if you haven’t done so, please like the Greater Roanoke Area Bowling Association on Facebook. You will be able to find tournament information here as well.
Again, if you know someone that is deserving of the Hall of Fame, please get your nominations in.
The USBC Board has rescinded the changes made to USBC rules in 2019-2020, which were instituted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Aug. 1, 2022, the following rule changes will be in effect:
- Rule 18 – Bowlers will no longer be allowed to use isopropyl alcohol to clean a bowling ball once competition has started.
- Rules 113a and 113b – The use of two lanes immediately adjoining each other will again be required to be used for league competition.
- Rules 320a and 320b – The use of two lanes immediately adjoining each other will again be required to be used for tournament competition.
Read MORE HERE about the changes starting Aug. 1, 2022.