Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association October 2012 
In This Issue
500/600 Club Tournament
700/800 Tournament
Seniors Tournament
Proposed Prize List
Coors Light West Michigan Open Tournament
League Membership
Officers Jamboree
Youth/Adult Doubles Tournament
League Secretaries
500/600 Club Tournament 

The 500/600 club tourn-ament will be held the weekend of November 10th & 11th at Northfield Lanes.  Entries will be mailed out soon, and will also be available on the website.
Entry fees:
$25.00 /walk-ins $30
700/800 Tournament 

The 700/800 tourna-ment will be held the first two weekends of December at Rockford Lanes.  We will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary with lots of giveaways thanks to Rockford Lanes, Brunswick and DV8.  Entries will be mailed, and will also be available on our website.  More info next month.
Senior's Tournament 

The Seniors tournament will be held December
1, 2, 7 & 8 at Fairlanes.  Entries will be mailed, but will also be available on our website.
Proposed Prize List 

Just a reminder to league officers, proposed league prize list should be approved by league membership by the 5th week of the season.  Has your President appointed a Prize List Committee??

We hope you are off to a great start this season.  Keep informed about all the tournaments and events that are available for you through this newsletter and our website  Entry forms are usually available to download from there along with being available at the bowling centers.  We appreciate your support in helping to keep these tournaments going.
Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association
Coors Light West Michigan Open Tournament
Northfield Lanes 9/22/12
Congratulations to John Slott for winning the first tournament of the season.  The final match was a real nail biter.  John was unable to shut Charlie out for the win.  Charlie needed two strikes in the 10th frame to finish John off, but could only muster one.  The final score was 244 to 241. 
The final eight bowlers were ...
John Slott - $599 & plaque & 700 points towards the Men's All-City Team
Charlie Brown III - $330 - 450 pts.Pat & Earl
Jeremy Pettenger - $190 - 300 pts.
Lon Peless - $190 - 300 pts.
Robin Orlikowski - $135
Derek Case - $135 - 200 pts.
Bill Orlikowski - $135 - 200 pts.
Aaron Koch - $135 - 200 pts.  

The next tournament is scheuduled for Oct. 13, 2012 @ Westgate.  Hope to see you there.  For more information on bowling council tournaments go to
League Membership
When you receive your membership card go to to activate your membership.  In addition to your standard benefits you will gain access to a unique Signature Collection of USBC merchandise. 
League Officers Jamboree
Middle Villa Lanes, October 20th
Entries close Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Youth/Adult Doubles Tournament 

This tournament will be held the November 17 & 18, 2012 at Paragon Lanes.  Entries will be mailed, and are also available on our website.
League Secretaries
Has someone in your league had an unusual accomplishment?  Send your story to  to be included in next
months issue.
About Us
Our Mission:  The Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association ensures the integrity and protects the future of the sport,  provides programs and services and enhances the bowling experience.