VASTATEUSBC Mixed State Bowling Cancelled Feb 21-22

With more bad weather forecast to move back into the Staunton and Harrisonburg area this weekend, it was determined that all shifts will be cancelled for the upcoming weekend (Feb 21-22, 2015). The tournament director and Virginia State Association Manager will be working to reschedule all February 21-22 bowlers. Calls will be made to the Team Captains on Wednesday and Thursday. Bowlers can reach the Association Director (Johnny Harris) at 434-660-1780 for more information or help.

Additional Hotel for Women’s State

The Best Western Battlefield Inn (phone 703-361-8000) has been added as an additional hotel for the 2015 Virginia State Women’s Tournament.  It is located within a mile of Bowl America Bull Run and the rate is $72 per night plus tax.  Persons making reservations MUST ask for the VA State Tournament Rate.

2014-2015 USBC Pepsi Youth Championships Information

Updated information for the 2014-2015 USBC Pepsi Youth Championships is now available on our website.   Please make sure to read over the cover letter, rules and format information (available under the VASTATEUSBC Youth Page) very carefully. The February window is January 18 – JANUARY 31, 2015.  Questions should be addressed to Kenneth D. Sprigings, Tournament Director.

In Memoriam – Arthur Beasley

The Virginia State USBC has been notified of the passing of Arthur Beasley. Beasley was a Past President of the Virginia State Bowling Association as well as a Life Member and a member of the Virginia State USBC Hall of Fame (1986).

Arthur Davis Beasley Sr., 89 of Chester, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at Southside Regional Medical Center. He was born May 30, 1925 to the late Walter Thomas and Lillian Mann Beasley and was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence J., Garland C, Waverly F. William E., Walter T. and Lloyd J. Beasley; and a sister, Mildred Jennings. He was a WWII United States Navy Veteran serving from 1942-1945 on the USS James O’Hara, a retired Maintenance Supervisor after 35 years from Allied Signal. He was a member of Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church, the Colonial Heights Optimist Club, the American Legion Post #284, the V.F.W. Post #2239, the Petersburg District Bowling Association, where he was the former Secretary-Treasurer and a member of the Hall of Fame, the Virginia State Bowling Association Hall of Fame, where he was a life member and past President, member of the Peoples Advantage Credit Union, and for the last twenty years, he volunteered at Southside Regional Medical Center for Lisa Mason. He is survived by his wife, Grace H. Beasley; son, Arthur D. Beasley Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, JoAnne Beasley of Chester; grandchildren, Arthur D. Beasley III (Cheryl Lynn), Debra and Adam Beasley; great-grandchildren, Zachry and Wyatt Beasley; a sister, Irene Chamberlin of Richmond; and a special nephew, Billy Beasley (Linda).

Condolences may be registered at http://www.ealvinsmall.com

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