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.

GRAUSBC 2016 Annual Meeting

Annual Meetings are open to all GRAUSBC members.


LOCATION: Vinton Bowling Center, 1200 Vinyard Rd, Vinton, VA 24179

TIME: July 23, 2016, 10:30AM (with the Youth Annual meeting to follow).

TOPICS: Review of 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes, current Annual Reports, any new business and election of Officers and Directors.

CONTACT: Mike Eckles, Association Manager, Tel. 540.797.9539, email: grausbcme@aol.com

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