US OPEN & THE USLBA MEMORIAL FUND
The US Open will be held in the Sun Cities area of Phoenix, AZ in November 2018.
Hosting a tournament of this size and scope is a major undertaking both physically and financially.
As a member of Bowls USA, you can support this premiere tournament event as well as receive a tax deduction by contributing sponsorship through the Memorial Fund.
Simply print the contribution form (link below), check the US Open area and send the form and your check to the Memorial Fund Treasurer, Norma Goodhart (address on form.)
A win – win for both you and the US Open.
You will receive a letter acknowledging your contribution for tax purposes and your name will appear in the US Open Program as a sponsor.
Your help and support are greatly appreciated.
Memorial Fund Contribution Form
Learn more about the open:
For the second year in a row, Bowls USA has participated in “loyalty programs” and “incentives” for 100% Bowls USA clubs. The Grant Program has been the appropriate way to “give back” to those clubs that support Bowls USA.
A committee, consisting of Alice Birkinshaw, BowlsUSA Treasurer, Ginger Harris, councilor (PIMD), and Glorianne Mather, councilor (CED), administered the program for 2017. We are pleased to report that 18 clubs from 6 divisions expressed interest and be received funding in 2017.
The total amount of grant funds available for 2017 was $7,500. After review of all Grant Requests, the Committee has awarded the following grants:
Bowls USA is stronger because of the support of all of its members, and we hope that these funds will help 100% clubs share our sport with their communities. We look forward to hearing about clubs' successes in recruiting members and improving their playing conditions.
The Mission of the Grant Program is to provide funds for 100% Bowls USA clubs to promote club development and to assist recruiting and retaining members. Grant funds may be used for projects that are intended to attract new members or to improve the playing experience of the club. We also specified that funds could not be used for food and/or refreshments.
To participate in 2018 please visit this page by clicking here for application and guidelines!
Good Bowling to Everyone!!!!!
Results from the South Central Division Open, the continued feature on generations of bowlers from the east, our umpire in chief gives lots of solid information on the rules and learn about how to get a grant for your club. Check out past editions of the newsletter at http://www.bowlsusa.us/newsletter.html
Read what crazy Milwaukee bowler decided to roll a few on an ice cold day. Also what former US Open singles champion was left at the green by his father who thought a pile of coats was him sleeping in the car and check out who will represent us in Tiger Bowls this year..... and much much more!
To view more of our wonderful newsletters and old Bowls Magazines please visit our archives here!
Lots of open tournaments each year in the Northeast. They want you all to come visit and compete, share laughs and have some fun socializing before, during and after the games. Check out their schedule here!
BowlsUSA honors three of the biggest contributors to this game in the United States who have represented and served us with distinction and class. Please click on this page for their biographies and see other great members of the BowlsUSA Hall of Fame. Congratulation the class of 2017. http://www.bowlsusa.us/hall-of-fame.html
Asheville green stays waterlogged after rain.
Excitement abounds in Asheville NC as City Council approves $447,000 plus a contingency of $19,727 for a total of $466,727 for the renovation of the lawn bowling green. The new artificial green is not just a replacement of the existing carpet, but a complete rebuild from the ground up. The current green of 110-feet square will be replaced with a 121-feet green that is playable in both directions. True Draw of Australia has been chosen tp manufacture and install the needle-punch carpet, working in conjunction with a North Carolina contractor. Construction is tentatively set for February-April 2018.
Nearly two years of careful planning will result in a world-class facility for Asheville bowlers that will be enjoyed for years to come. Tournaments will attract bowlers from around the region and country to come and bowl on this state-of-the-art green. The meticulous preparations resulted in 327 pages of specifications that were sent out for bid. The cost for Asheville’s green are arguable high due to the green’s location in a floodplain that results in increased engineering and drainage expenses. In addition to a new playing surface, project improvements include accessible sidewalk, storm drainage, signage, and general site renovations.
A huge thank you needs to go to club President, Bill Stoermer, who spearheaded the club’s initiative, monitored progress, communicated expertly, and doggedly pursued every detail. And, most certainly and with great appreciation, a big thank you goes to the Parks and Recreation staff in the City of Asheville and CDC Engineering for their tireless efforts in support of this project that resulted in a positive decision by City Council.
As Asheville’s tagline says: “It’s time to play your game!”
Bowls USA is pleased to announce the men and women teams approved to represent Team USA in the 2018 Tiger Bowls – China Open in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China (March 10-17).
Learn more about the tournament here: http://www.bowlsusa.us/tiger-bowlschina-bowls.html
Check out the latest up-dates from the Southeast Division opens in March with the men and women being split into two weeks and new links for more information. And do you want your tournament to reach every BowlsUSA member? And email is provided at http://www.bowlsusa.us/tournaments-schedules.html
News from around the Bowls community of interest to all.