National 600 Club 2017 Mail-O-Graphic Tournament

The National 600 Bowling Club, Inc. will be conducting it’s annual mail-o-graphic singles tournament for its members. This tournament will be held beginning January 23 through February 12, 2017. Copies of the entry form, score verification form and tournament rules are available on the National 600 Bowling Club website.

There are two forms to be used. The entry form with entry fee(s) must be returned postmarked no later than January 17, 2017. League scores for the dates of January 23 through February 12, 2017 will be used. You may enter in each league that you are a member, however, entrant may cash only once in each division entered. The score verification form must be returned postmarked no later than February 20, 2017. Please remember to include a copy of your league recap sheet with current average and signed verification form.

An Incentive award will be given to the State  and Local 600 Clubs with the most entries in the tournament. Please specify which 600 Club you belong to. If you do not have a local 600 club please use your local association. We are challenging each of you to bring in at least one new entrant to our Mail-O-Graphic Tournament. Remember they must be a member of the National 600 Club.

The entry fee is $10.00 PER ENTRY: 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.

2016 Virginia State 600 Club Tournament

The 2016 Virginia State 600 Bowling Club Annual Tournament will be held in Richmond at Bowl America Eastern. The doubles event will be October 15, 2016 (check-in: 1:00pm, bowling: 2:00pm) and the singles event will be October 16, 2016 (check-in: 9:30am, bowling 10:30am).  Entry form, rules and host hotel information are available on our FORMS page under the “Other” category.  Entry deadline is October 10, 2016.  No “walk-ins” are allowed.

The 600 Club is open to any sanctioned female that has ever bowled a sanctioned scratch 600 series. If you are not already a member, please contact Mary-Ann Keyes (804-861-2429) for more information.

2015-2016 GRAUSBC Average Books Now Available On-Line

The 2015-2016 GRAUSBC Average Book is now available on-line under our Averages page.  Averages are also available from the USBC Member Search option on bowl.com.  Please remember to read the average requirements for any tournaments carefully.

Eddie Childress, bowler of first RBA 300 game, passes away

EdChildressEdward M. Childress, 84, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016. He was preceded by his mother and father, Stella and Edward Childress; a sister, Nadine Mitchell; brothers, Clyde, Paul, William, and J. C. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Childress; a sister, Virginia Hunziker; sisters-in-law, Ellen Childress, Christen Stump, and Doris Price; brother-in-law, Shelbourn James; along with many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Childress was an avid bowler, bowling the first 300 game in Roanoke in 1964, and was voted in to the Bowling Hall of Fame in 2011 for his Outstanding Performance in the Sport of Bowling. He loved working at the Berglund Center, and he retired from the Singer Furniture Company. He served proudly in the United States Army and was a longtime member of the Oakland Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank the staff at Friendship Manor, the Salem Veterans Hospital, the hospice group and his baseball buddy, Charlie Givens for the great care provided during his illness.

Condolences maybe left for the family by visiting http://www.simpsonfuneral.com. Arrangements handled by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707.

2016 VASTATEUSBC Open Tournament Final Prize Lists

Official Final Prize Listings for the 2016 Virginia State USBC Annual Open Tournament are now available on the Virginia State USBC web site.

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