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.
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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, ALL EVENTS SCRATCH, Scratch
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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You Never heard of the Virginia State Senior Games?
ARCHERY, BADMINTON, BASKETBALL, BILLIARDS, BOWLING and other sports including PICKLEBALL….PICKLEBALL????
The Virginia Senior Games is open to anyone 50 years of age or older. Through a multitude of athletic and social events, participants have the opportunity to display their athletic ability and share common ties and interests with other senior individuals throughout the Commonwealth. The emphasis is not so much competition as it is the fellowship and socialization.
The Virginia Senior Games is held in the spring of each year and attracts hundreds of athletes plus volunteers, spectators, and cheering families from everywhere.
To be eligible to enter any event, a participant must be 50 years of age or older by December 31, 2014, complete a registration form, sign a standard release form, and submit the necessary registration fees.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals will be given for Men’s and Women’s Divisions in each Age Category (50-54; 55-59; 60-74; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90-94; 95-99; 100+); All medal winners will be recognized immediately following competition.
If you are interested in qualifying for the National Senior Games in 2015, please plan to join us for the 2014 Virginia Senior Games, and visit http://www.nsga.com. Check this site frequently for updated information!
Currently the information posted shows on May 14-17, 2014 the Bowling competition will be held at SpareTimes in Hampton once entry forms are posted on the Virginia Senior Games website we will post a notice on the VPUSBC Social media pages.
Virginia Senior Games website
VPUSBC NEWS -September 20, 2013
The Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association to honor it’s outstanding Bowler’s.
Starting at 6:00 PM with a Social and cash bar followed by Dinner and awards presentation ceremony.
Awards to be presented are:
Bowlers of the Year Meritorious Service Award
All Star Teams Youth Coach of the Year
Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association Hall of Fame inductees
Tickets will be available starting September 26th from any Board Member or Center Representative ,cost is $35 per person and hotel rooms are available for $89 for those wishing to stay overnight.
Who: The PHSL is a mixed bowling league in which both high school boys and girls participate. There are handicap and scratch divisions. The Peninsula High School HS Bowling Club is open to all students, including eighth graders and homeschoolers. This is a club sport and there are not any tryouts; all skill levels are welcome. The Peninsula HS Bowling League Coordinator is Mary C. Pancoast. She can be reached with any questions at 757-930-1346.
What: The Peninsula HS Bowling League is about to begin its’ 26thSeason. It only takes three students to form a handicap team to represent your high school in the league. Scratch bowlers bowl head to head singles matches. You can bowl in tournaments against other high school bowlers in the state. You will enjoy parties and make new friends! Please check out our webpage at http://vpusbc.com/youth for more information about youth bowling.
This year in coordination with the Bowling Centers the cost for the league is the same as last season and includes an optional easier payment plan. The price is only $100.00/season,$95.00 if you are already sanctioned! Or if you should choose, you can also pay for the league in two payments. $55.00 will be due on the first day of bowling, and another $55.00 will be due before the eighth session of the league. Both price plans include USBC membership, shoes and bowling for sixteen sessions from mid-November till around mid-February. To secure the $100.00 price, the league registration fee must be paid in full before the start of league bowling.
When: Organizational meetings (sign-up and team assignments) with free bowling will be held at AMF York and Sparetimes Bowling Centers on November 12, 2013 at 330 pm. These two bowling leagues start on November 19, 2013 and finish in Mid-February 2014. All scratch bowlers will also meet at AMF York on November 12, 2013. At their meeting, the scratch bowlers will decide if they would like to bowl their whole season at AMF York or travel this year bowling half the season at AMF York and half at Sparetimes.
Why: Bowling will challenge you and it is rewarding. Trophies will be awarded in several categories to handicap league bowlers. The scratch league will be an all scholarship league. At the end of the high school league season, a Peninsula Area HS Bowling Championship tournament will be take place at Sparetimes, the home center of last season’s champions. It will feature the highest placed teams from each bowling center league competing for the overall area championship.
Coaching: USBC Certified Silver Coaching lessons will be available at several special Friday afternoon practices at AMF York Lanes for only $5. Questions? Contact Coach Rob Johnson at (757)508-3566 or BowlCoachCorner@aol.com.
PHSL will bowl in the Hampton Roads District Championship on December 15,2013. All scratch bowlers will receive an automatic berth into this event. The remaining spots will be filled by the top teams from each of the two leagues. The top Scratch bowlers will form the Peninsula Area All Star Team, and with eight (8) additional teams will advance to the HS State Championships held in Richmond in January where bowlers will compete for over $5000 in college scholarships!
2013-14 Peninsula High School Bowling League Schedule
All handicap matches begin with warm up at 3:30 pm. Scratch begins with warm-up at 3:50 pm. If the weather is bad and school is closed in any area, we will not be bowling. If you are unsure about the weather, call AMF York Lanes at 757-890-0495, and ask for Leanne Trent, call Mary C. Pancoast at 757-817-8407 or 757-930-1346 or call Sparetimes at 757-838-2121 and ask for Kevin Morris. Then, keep following the schedule and we will add on a make-up day to the end of the season.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Meeting/Free Bowl AMF York/Sparetimes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Week #1 AMF York/Sparetimes
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Week #2 AMF York/Sparetimes
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Week #3 AMF York/Sparetimes
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Week #4 AMF York/Sparetimes
Thursday, December 5, 2013 Week #5 AMF York/Sparetimes
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Week #6 AMF York/Sparetimes
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Week #7 (Pepsi) AMF York/Sparetimes
Hampton Roads District Tournament- All Scratch Division Bowlers will automatically advance into this tournament…The balance of our 16 teams going shall be advanced from the Handicap Divisions in both participating bowling centers…League Standings as of the end of play on Thursday, December 5, 2013 will be used to determine advancement to the District Tournament on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Century Lanes, Hampton, Virginia at 11 AM, six games-$15.00 entry fee
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Week #8 (Pepsi) AMF York/Sparetimes
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Week #9 (Pepsi) AMF York/Sparetimes
Thursday, January 9, 2014 Week #10 (Pepsi) AMF York/Sparetimes
Virginia HS State Tournament- Top 14 teams from Hampton Roads HS District Tournament advance along with the two top scratch teams-Sunday, January 12, 2014-Bowl America Midlothian, 52 Lanes, Richmond, Virginia, 11 AM, six games-$20.00 entry fee
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Week #11 AMF York/Sparetimes
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Week #12 AMF York/Sparetimes
You are off for exams-PLEASE STUDY!!!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Week#13 AMF York/Sparetimes
Thursday, January 30, 2014 Week #14 AMF York/Sparetimes
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Week #15 AMF York/Sparetimes
Thursday, February 6, 2014 Week #16 AMF York/Sparetimes
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Roll-Offs For Ties in Trophy Positions-AMF York/Sparetimes
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Party, Free Bowling and Awards- AMF York/Sparetimes
Peninsula Area Championship Tournament-Sunday, February 16, 2014, 10 AM, Sparetimes