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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  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 Arrangements handled by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707.

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:

Recent Noteworthy Scores (2016-03-31)

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

From AMF Hilltop Lanes:
300 games: Alex Cox, Rob Howell, Joey Durrett, Shawn Pickard
800 series: Chris Roberts (804)

From Lee-Hi Lanes:
300 games: Roy Jordan, Steve Shepherd, Jason Pauley
800 series: Steve Shepherd (812), Roy Jordan (804),  Steve Shepherd (805)

Recent Noteworthy Scores (2016-01-31)

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

From AMF Hilltop Lanes:
300 games: Matt Krause (his 1st), Alex Cox, Aaron Siphers
800 series: Chris Roberts (801)
Other:Donnie Craft (7-10 split conversion)

From Lee-Hi Lanes:
800 series: Steven Shepherd (812)

From Vinton Bowling Center:
300 games: Jerry Roberts
800 series: Ron Dellis – his 1st (805)

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