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National 600 Club 2023 Mail-O-Graphic Tournament

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.

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1st Annual GRAUSBC Winter Handicap Tournament

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.

2022-2023 Ann St. Hilaire Tournament Schedule

GRAUSBC 32nd Annual Ann St. Hilaire Junior Bowling Traveling Scholarship Tournament Schedule

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.

Les Dames de 700 Bowling Club 2022 Mail-O-Graphic Tournament

The Les Dames de 700 Club is conducting their 2022 mail-o-graphic singles tournament.  League scores from October 16 through November 12, 2022 will be used.  If your league bowls weekly, you may enter that league one, two, three or all four weeks.  The entry fee is $7 per week for each sanctioned league you enter.  This tournament will be handicapped at 90% from 230 and will be USBC certified.  More information is available by clicking HERE for the Tournament Announcement, Entry Form and Rules.  If you are not already a Les Dames de 700 Club member, you may print a copy of the Application Form by clicking HEREEntries must be mailed no later than October 14, 2022.

USBC Updates National Tournament Rules regarding use of Purple Hammers

Effective immediately, USBC is instituting a tournament rule at all USBC national tournaments prohibiting Purple Hammers manufactured in 2016 and 2017 from being used in these competitions. The tournament rule reads:

Purple Hammer bowling balls manufactured during 2016 or 2017 (identified by serial numbers that start with either a “6” or “7”) are prohibited for use.

USBC has shared this national tournament rule with Hammer’s current owner, Brunswick, and has Brunswick’s support. Brunswick will offer owners of 2016 or 2017 Purple Hammers the option to exchange their balls for a new Purple Hammer that can be used in all tournaments or a product of their choice. This can be done on-site at the 2022 USBC Open Championships or USBC Women’s Championships, or by contacting Brunswick at: consumerproducts@brunswickbowling.com or 800-937-2695.

The Purple Hammer, including the 2016 and 2017 models, remain USBC approved. USBC’s equipment specification manual allows for revocation of ball approval when balls at the time of manufacture demonstrate non-compliance to specification. USBC has no such evidence and is unable to locate enough blank balls from 2016 and 2017 to conduct conclusive testing.

Each USBC competition, whether tournament or league, has the option to adopt USBC’s national tournament rule on the Purple Hammer or other rules related to equipment restrictions.

The official USBC announcement can be found here.

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