Open Membership Meeting:
WHEN: April 5th, 2014 @ 10:00 AM.
WHERE: Tabb Library 100 Long Green Blvd. Yorktown, VA
The Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association will hold it’s annual Open Membership Meeting on April 5th, 2014 at Tabb Library at 10:00 A.M. all members of the Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association are invited to attend.
At this meeting there will be elections for the following positions:
Interested in running for a Position on the Board of Directors?
• Serving your fellow bowlers to build a strong Association ?
• Willing to give your time and energy to provide excellent services to our association members?
Candidate Applications need to be received by March 31, 2014
VPUSBC Candidate Application
Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowlers
Please mark your calendars and plan to attended!
There will also be a “White Elephant’ raffle of “Rare and Valuable” items for our charities and refreshments.
The Association would like to thank the staff of AMF YORK for hosting this years tournament and for their hospitality.
Over the two weekends over 100 of our Senior Bowlers came out to compete in the annual event enjoying the fellowship, competition and a chance to be an All Events Champion.
In the Open All-Events Divisions Hammie L Rowe of Gloucester, VA shot 1,482 total taking 1st Place in the 70 & Older Division. 60 To 69 age division 1st Place Lawrence Gibson Jr of Hampton, VA with 1,488 and in the 50 To 59 age division 1st Place Jeffery K Franklin of Yorktown, VA rolled 1,488.
Women’s All-Events Divisions , 70 & Older, 1st Place Gwendolyn H Mulqueen (1,384) from Yorktown, VA, Mary J Hill (1,371) from Kilmarnock, VA in the 60 To 69 age division.
Top three in each division
Open Doubles Handicapped
1st Place Donald Garland and Robert Slaughter 1,548 Ordinary, VA
2nd Place Hubert Hart and Thomas Henry 1,489 Hampton, VA
3rd Place Lawrence Gibson Jr and Steve Dolan 1,479 Hampton, VA
Women’s Doubles Handicapped
1st Place Gwendolyn Mulqueen and Barbara A Brown, Barbara A 1,388 Yorktown, VA
2nd Place Patricia M Thornton and Joanne P Murphy, 1,313 Grafton, VA
3rd Place Mary J Hill and Brigitte EDrake, 1,292 Kilmarnock, VA
Open Singles, 70 & Older, Handicapped
1st Place Joseph E Thornton 769 Grafton, VA
2nd Place Donald Shields 764 Ordinary, VA
3rd Place Hammie L Rowe, 758 Gloucester, VA
Open Singles, 60 to 69, Handicapped
1st Place James Caldwell 760 North, VA
2nd Place Steve Dolan 753 Hampton, VA
3rd Place William E Tenan Jr 739 Hayes, VA
Open Singles, 50 To 59, Handicapped
1st Place Jeffery K Franklin 848 Yorktown, VA
2nd Place Jeffrey D Booher 754 NewportNews, VA
3rd Place Warren D Kitts 739 Newport News, VA
Women’s Singles, 70 & Older, Handicapped
1st Place Beulah L Dixon 713 Newport News, VA
2nd Place Gwendolyn H Mulqueen 679 Yorktown, VA
3rd Place Barbara A Brown 669 Yorktown, VA
Women’s Singles, 60 To 69, Handicapped
1st Place Mary J Hill 708 Kilmarnock, VA
2nd Place Mary Younger 666 Newport News, VA
3rd Place Joanne P Murphy 658 Grafton, VA
Open All-Events, 70 & Older, Handicapped
1st Place Hammie L Rowe 1,482 Gloucester, VA
2nd Place Joseph E Thornton 1,445 Grafton, VA
3rd Place William D Dixon 1,432 Yorktown, VA
Open All-Events, 60 To 69, Handicapped
1st Place Lawrence Gibson Jr 1,488 Hampton, VA
2nd Place Hubert C Hart 1,471 Hampton, VA
3rd Place Steve Dolan 1,441 Hampton, VA
Open All-Events, 50 To 59, Handicapped
1st Place Jeffery K Franklin 1,488 Yorktown, VA
2nd Place David C McAbee 1,479 Poquoson, VA
3rd Place James L Bryant 1,472 Newport News, VA
Women’s All-Events, 70 & Older, Handicapped
1st Place Gwendolyn H Mulqueen 1,384 Yorktown, VA
2nd Place Beulah L Dixon, 1,380 Newport News, VA
3rd Place Barbara A Brown 1,352 Yorktown, VA
Women’s All-Events, 60 To 69, Handicapped
1st Place Mary J Hill 1,371 Kilmarnock, VA
2nd Place Joanne P Murphy 1,339 Grafton, VA
3rd Place Younger, Mary 1,282 Newport News, VA
Team Open Handicapped (Optional Event)
1st Place 2,931 Lawrence Gibson Jr, Steve Dolan, Billy Grant and Ed Boyce
2nd 2,823 Place Mickey York, Greg Tschupp, Marvin Goff and Donald Summers Jr
3rd Place 2,809 David McAbee,Roger J Dorko, Olas G Creasman Jr and David C McAbee
Please note the low to cash for Women’s Singles, 60 To 69 Handicap low to cash is 708
The 2014 Virginia State USBC Annual Meeting will be held on May 3, 2014 at the Holiday lnn Tanglewood, located at 4468 Starkey Rd in Roanoke, VA.
Below is a listing of the positions subject for election and the current incumbent. These positions will be for a three year term.
Position Incumbent Local Association
1st Vice President Anne Ray VA Peninsula USBC
Director# 5 Mary-Ann Keyes Appomattox River USBC
Director # 6 Sheila Hick Greater Roanoke USBC
Director # 7 Don Kendrick Henry County USBC BA
Director # 8* Wayne Ripley VA Peninsula USBC
Director # 9* Darlene Parsons Danville USBC
*This position will be elected by the VA State Youth Representatives.
*Also, in order to be an officer (1st Vice President’s
position) you must have been on the State Board for at least one year.
Two delegates and two alternates will need to be elected to attend the 2015 USBC Annual Meeting (dates/locations not available at this time). These positions would be for a one year term.
A candidate for the Board (elected or appointed) must be:
1. A USBC member in good standing of the association at the time of election and throughout their term.
2. Elected or appointed without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin, or age, other than the minimum age of 14 (unless state laws mandate a specific age) and be reasonably representative of the membership.
a. Any member of the Board authorized to sign contracts or acting as a signatory on association Accounts must be a minimum age of 18.
b. At least 20% of the Board must be represented by youth and elected by the Youth delegates and officers and directors who hold youth membership.
c. A maximum of three bowling center proprietors may serve on the Board at one time.
A proprietor is an individual who is the owner, partner, or corporate officer of a bowling center or group of bowling centers. Excluded from the definition of proprietor is an individual who owns 25Yo or less of the equity shares, or who is inactive in the management of the bowling center and remains so during a term as an officer or
Additional eligibility requirements, if any, are to be approved by the delegates representing Adults, Youth Delegates and Board.
If interested in applying for a position on the Virginia State USBC Board please download and submit the following form: VIRGINIA_STATE_USBC_Board_of_Director_Candidate_Form.pdf
Applicant applying for an Adult Director’s position should send their applications to:
(Applicants need to send a copy of their application to each committee member.)
Vickie Rengers, 6476 Scandia Ct., Sandston , VA 23150 (Chairman)
Glenda Elliott, 298 River Ridge Road , Danville , VA 24054
Troy Manuel, 5581 Colonial Hwy. , Evington , VA 24550
Jim Brooks, 234 Anne Drive , Newport News , VA 23601
Larry Gonzales, 10616 Thome Drive , Ft. Washington , MD 20744
Applicants applying for a Youth Directors position should send their application to:
Anne Ray, 6-I Tamarisk Quay, Hampton , VA 23666
The following information is for awards given by the Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association.
The awards offered through VPUSBC include:
Patches for: Triplicate Score, All Spare, Dutch 200, 7 – 10 Split ,Big 4 and Clean Sweep (no open frames in a 3 game series)
Pins Over Average (POA):
Adults Lapel Pin (Game) and Key Ring (Series)
160 & below average 75 POA 100 POA
161 & above average 100 POA 150 POA
Miniature Bowling Pins and Balls for “Pins Over Average” (Youth)
Polo Shirts for 1st 700 series in this association, regardless of average.
NOTE: All awards are limited to one award per category per season except for the 700 series shirts which are limited to one shirt per lifetime. For the 700 series, previous (HRUSBCBA, HUSBCWBA & PAUSBCY) recipients are not eligible for the 700 series award; however, they may purchase a shirt if desired.
League Secretary and Youth Coaches Reminders:
Please do not use two sided copies of the form.
Submit your awards in a timely manner. Please do not wait months before submitting.
Include your name, phone number, league name, e-mail address and bowling center name on the form.
Check the yearbook before submitting an award for a 700 series.
Check your math to ensure the bowler qualifies for a “pins over average” award.
When your league nears completion please note on the form the date the award is need by.
If you have a question please call or e-mail me.
Please submit all awards (Local and National) to:
Wayne Ripley, 3777 Raymond Walker Road, Hayes, VA 23072 or,
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Phone: (804) 815-6338
You can submit Local Awards using the online form at the Association Website:
Wayne Ripley – Awards Committee
We would like to acknowledge some of our VPUSBC Bowlers who placed in the TOP FIVE.
2013 VA STATE SENIORS WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT
ALL EVENTS, 55-59 CLASS 4, Handicapped
5th Place Kearney, Robin L 1,437
ALL EVENTS, 50-54 CLASS 5, Handicapped
5th Place Kilpatric, Joni A 1,380
2013 VA STATE SENIORS OPEN TOURNAMENT
SINGLES, 70 – 74 CLASS 1, Handicapped
2nd Place Driver, Walter, Jr 759
4th Place Weitz, Joseph W 746
SINGLES, 65 – 69 CLASS 2, Handicapped
2nd Place Matthews, William E 787
SINGLES, 50 – 54 CLASS 5, Handicapped
1st Place Kevin Morris 812
2nd Place Eskridge, Chris 778
5th Place Garland, Donald W 767
ALL EVENTS, 70 – 74 CLASS 1, Handicapped
5th Place Weitz, Joseph W 1,456
ALL EVENTS, 65 – 69 CLASS 2, Handicapped
3rd Place Matthews, William E 1,475
4th Place James, Darlene 1,473
ALL EVENTS, 60 – 64 CLASS 3, Handicapped
5th Place Baker, Darnell 1,495
ALL EVENTS, 55 – 59 CLASS 4, Handicapped
2nd Place VanHoudt, Dennis W 1,527
ALL EVENTS, 50 – 54 CLASS 5, Handicapped
2nd Place Garland, Donald W 1,532
3rd Place Eskridge, Chris 1,500
ALL EVENTS SCRATCH
3rd Morris, Kevin A 2,030
5th Tenan, William E, Jr 2,010
You can review the complete results:
2013 Virginia State USBC Senior Open Standings (Official Final Standings)
2013 Virginia State USBC Senior Women’s Standings (Official Final Standings)
You want to join a a Bowling League, congratulations!
But you don’t know what a bowling league about, well, let us tell you about the Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association and how we support organized bowling.
First what is that USBC in the middle?
United States Bowling Congress is an membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone.
It was formed in 2005 by a merger of the American Bowling Congress, Women’s International Bowling Congress, Young American Bowling Alliance, and USA Bowling. The USBC’s headquarters are located in Arlington, Texas.
The Virginia State USBC organizes tournaments at the State level, holds a yearly Fall Workshop for Association delegates, the State has a structure similar to the local associations.
Ok I understand that, now what about the Virginia Peninsula
The Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association is organized bowling on the local level, made up of many of your friends and co-workers. They are the people you see weekly in your local centers enjoying fellowship, competition and just a fun night out with friends and family.
Maybe your first introduction to leagues was the time you and friends went into a center and were told there would be a wait till leagues end to get a lane.
The Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association is a non-profit organization, we have an elected President, 3 Vice Presidents and 12 Directors, 4 Youth Directors and Association Manager who runs the daily operations.
The VPUSBC provides the local sanctioned bowlers with annual tournaments, the Open Championship held in early Spring, The Women’s Championship , the Youth Championship both held in mid to late February and the Seniors Championship held in November of each year, plus an awards banquet each year to honor our bowlers who have excelled during the following year.
The VPUSBC also has an Awards Program to reward our local bowlers achievements and we have a Scholarship fund set up for our Youth.
VPUSBC Awards Program http://www.vpusbc.com/awards.html
The VPUSBC also supports Bowl for the Cure and Bowlers to Veterans Link.
The Bowlers to Veterans Link is a nonprofit charitable organization which raises over $1 million annually to fund a variety of recreational equipment and therapeutic supplies for America’s Veterans.
Bowl for the Cure® is a year-round fundraising and breast cancer awareness initiative. This effort is sponsored by USBC in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest grass roots organization of breast cancer survivors and activists http://www.bowl.com/bftc/
Ok this is all great but what is a league and how do I join?
Well that’s an easy question, What Is a League….
It’s just a group of people who enjoy the Sport of Tenpins and once a week get together to bowl.
How is a league formed;
Leagues are formed in late Summer or Spring of each year, Fall / Winter leagues which can run from 28 weeks to 34 weeks and Summer leagues that run 10 to 12 weeks.
Holy Smoke 34 weeks!!!!!
Well once you bowl on a league, get to know the people, enjoy the fun and competitive nature, you’ll get addicted, there’s something mystical about rolling a bowling ball at 10 pins 60 feet away and knocking them down.
Late summer our Bowling Centers have a League Sign up sheet where you can add your name to the league of your choice, this would be the day and time most convenient for you and your team to bowl, you do have a team right?
Leagues can be men, women or mixed, we have seniors, youth leagues and a high school league, We have scratch leagues and handicap leagues where you are given a number of pins handicap dependent on your average.
There are leagues for Doubles (two person team), Trios (3 persons), most leagues are 4 person mixed meaning men and women all bowl together, then there are a few 5 man leagues.
We have leagues during the day, evening and even second shift leagues which start at 9 or 9:30PM in some centers.
When you sign up for a league you will be notified of the date and time of the organization meeting, this is where the league rules will be read and approved or amended if needed, weekly fees will be addressed, start time, the center rep from the association will address the meeting to announce and rule changes from the USBC note the coming schedule for events.
The association center rep will also address the sanction fees.
What do I get for this money, the sanction fees?
Let’s start with the United States Bowling Congress.
The USBC is charged with maintaining the rules and regulations of the Sport of Bowling.
Well that’s an impressive list
League Structure :
Bowling leagues have elected officers, usually a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, in some leagues the jobs of Treasurer and Secretary and combined into one.
For a review of what each office entails: USBC League Operations Handbook
The weekly leagues fees broken down:
Lineage – the fees paid each week to the Bowling center
Treasurer/Secretary a weekly fee paid to maintain league records, payments
Prize Fund- monies to be paid out at the end of the year for position
To review “how do you join a league”:
Stop by any local bowling center (see list below) ask at the counter about joining a league or while in a center you see a league bowling ask one of the bowlers to introduce you to one of the league officers.
We would enjoy you bowling with us….
• Bowling Centers Within the Virginia Peninsula USBC
The 17th annual Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association Seniors Championship Tournament will be held on the weekends of November 16 & 17 and 23 & 24, 2013 with available squad times of 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM each Day.
This year our tournament will be hosted by AMF YORK located at 4200 George Washington Hwy (Rt 17) in Grafton. DIRECTIONS
SINGLES – DOUBLES – TEAM – ALL EVENTS
For the 1st time the Association will conduct a 4 person team event in the Seniors Tournament . Bowlers may participate on more than one team; however, no more than two of the same bowlers may bowl on a new team. If a bowler participates in more than one team event, the bowler’s scores for the first appearance will count toward his / her All Events total.
Bowlers entering in the doubles event must also enter in the singles event. Likewise, all singles event entrants must also bowl in the doubles event.
There will be two divisions: Open and Women’s. Singles and All Events will be divided into two categories, Male and Female. Each category will be divided in three age brackets;
70 & older
60 to 69
50 to 59
A bowler is not eligible to enter or compete more than once in the doubles and singles events.
Bowlers may participate on more than one team; however, no more than two of the same bowlers may bowl on a new team. If a bowler participates in more than one team event, the bowler’s scores for the first appearance will count toward his/her All Events total.
Entry Form: CLICK HERE (PDF)
ENTRIES CLOSE NOVEMBER 10th, 2013
The Virginia Peninsula (USBC) Bowling Association offers our Bowlers tournaments throughout the Fall / Winter Season, the Seniors Combined Tournament, for our Bowlers 50 years of age and older, the Women’s Tournament is to challenge our Ladies and give them the chance to perform against other ladies of the Association and the Open Tournament is available for all our bowlers with several divisions to give equal chance to all who participate.
We encourage all of our bowlers to enter; To be challenged, Compete against other Association bowlers, there are no losers, this is where the bowling ball meets the pins and each pin counts.
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