Tournaments

2023 Annual Virginia State USBC Mixed Handicap Tournament
Singles & Doubles Event: AMF Lynchburg, 4643 Murray Place, Lynchburg, VA
Team Event: Fort Hill Bowl, Fort Hill Village, Lynchburg, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: March 4-5, 2023
Tournament Ending Date: March 18-19, 2023
Entries close Midnight Saturday February 11, 2023
Lanes dressed once per day
NOTE: The 10-pin rule will be in effect!!

2023 Annual Virginia State USBC Women’s Tournament
Singles & Doubles Event: AMF Lynchburg, 4643 Murray Place, Lynchburg, VA
Team Event: Fort Hill Bowl, Fort Hill Village, Lynchburg, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: April 1-2, 2023
Tournament Ending Date: May 6-7, 2023
Entries close Midnight Monday March 13, 2023
Lanes dressed once per day
No bowling weekends of April 8-9 and April 22-23, 2023
NOTE: The 10-pin rule will be in effect!!

2023 Annual Virginia State USBC Open Handicap Tournament
Singles & Doubles Event: AMF York, 4200 George Washington Hwy., Yorktown, VA
Team Event: Sparetimes Lanes, 1 Family Fun Place, Hampton, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: May 13-14, 2023
Tournament Ending Date: June 10-11, 2023
Entries close Midnight Friday April 14, 2023
Lanes dressed once per day
NOTE: The 10-pin rule will be in effect!!

2023 Annual Virginia State USBC Youth Championship Tournament
Singles & Doubles Event: Sparetimes Lanes, 1 Family Fun Pl., Hampton, VA
Team Event & Bumper Singles: Century Lanes, 1519 East Pembroke Ave., Hampton, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: June 24-25, 2023
Tournament Ending Date: July 1-2, 2023
Entries close Midnight Sunday April 30, 2023
Lanes dressed once per day
NOTE: The 10-pin rule will be in effect!!

2023 Annual Virginia State USBC Senior Tournament
Singles & Doubles Event: AMF Lynchburg, 4643 Murray Place, Lynchburg, VA
Team Event: Fort Bill Bowl, Fort Hill Village, Lynchburg, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: October 7-8, 2023
Tournament Ending Date: October 28-29, 2023
Entries close Midnight Saturday September 16, 2023
Lanes dressed once per day
NOTE: The 10-pin rule will be in effect!!
Must be 50 to bowl

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  1. I would also appreciate an explanation as to why lanes are not oiled between squads in Virginia State tourneys.

    The USBC at all national events provide us with fresh each squad.

    Some folks do not wish to bowl at 08;30 in the morning and if most did, most the houses are not big enough for a mass of bowlers in a single squad. It does seem to give the bowlers in the first squad some advantage. The technology being what it is, the oil does not seem to holdup very well for 2d squads.

    Would someone be so kind and provide us Virginia State bowlers a response.

    Thank you
    Hampton Roads Bowler

    • I would also like to see that happen. The lanes change so fast and the oil patterns are bad. The early slots go fast especially if the local bowlers get them and then the out of town teams are at two disadvantages. Would also like to see the division averages raised by 10 pins for cut-off. Seen too many bowlers just that sub just to get a low average and come in and blow everyone away.

    • Wouldn’t that be nice? I’ve always heard it was time but I’m sure most people would be willing to wait an hour to get a fair shake. Making it 2 squads and only dressed once you essentially end up with 2 tournament conditions but competing for a single prize fund. It’s completely biased to the morning squads.

      • It would be nice to hear from a USBC, VA State representative. I believe time and $$. Get our money, and get us out quickly as not to interfere with normal ops. I think this may be one of several reasons for what to the unknowing appears to be a drastic frop off of participants in the past 20 or so years…

    • Hello bowlers
      The simple answer to why Virginia State Tournaments don’t oil between squads is because we purchase a certain time to host our tournaments from the centers. Generally that time period is between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. We offer fresh oil on every first squad and yes if you bowl the second squad chances are you will be on second shift oil. We have several bowlers that request and prefer second shift oil… if you are a bowler that wants fresh oil we offer that on every first shift pattern. Other factors that play into this are not every shift is consistent with finishing up around the same time. Some bowlers are just slower than others and might actually finish 30 minutes to an hour after most of the other bowlers on a squad. In order to oil we would need to build in a two to three hour time gap to give the house time to oil. That also brings me to the discussion of not every center has the same oiling machine / staff and have different time allotment needs to oil. Another factor in the oiling between shift would be we would have to increase the entry fees as the centers would certainly charge more for double oiling and increased staffing.
      The numbers for the Open are as followed for the past three seasons;
      2020 Covid (Tournament canceled) ( Refunded 318 Team – entry fees)
      2021 301 Teams entered
      2022 369 Teams entered ( Entries up approximately 22% from prior year)
      We have seen approximately the same increase in all of our tournaments (Mixed, Women’s and Seniors) in all of our 2022 tournaments.
      I realize this probable isn’t the answer you wanted but these are the facts. We will continue to offer two squads per day with fresh oil on the first squad and used oil on the second shift .
      Regards
      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

    • Hello Robin
      We are awaiting several hotels to give us their rates for 2023. I will be posting that information here as soon as we receive it. Please check back in the next couple of weeks and we should have it finalized.
      Regards
      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Manager

  2. Mr. Harris I would like to what it would take for the lanes to be re oiled before the second shift of each event. We need to try and make it fair for everyone because we are all spending the same amount of money for the state and other tournaments. We had to wait about 45 min between each shift definitey enough time to reoil lanes. I really think this would get more teams in this tournament.

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