Tournaments

Virginia State USBC 2017 Senior Tournament
Hosted by: AMF Hanover Lanes
Team, Doubles & Singles Event: AMF Hanover Lanes, Mechanicsville, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: October 7-8, 2017
Tournament Ending Date: November 4-5, 2017
Entries close Midnight Wednesday September 20, 2017

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111 Comments

  1. Jearlean Haley

     /  August 10, 2017

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE INFORMATION OF THE PLACE, PRICE AND TIME, ON THE WOMEN AND MEN VA STATE TOURNAMENTS POSTED ON THE WEB SITE BY AUGUST. YOU ANNOUNCE WHERE IT’S GOING TO BE SO YOU SHOULD KNOW AT LEAST THE INFORMATION ABOVE. I KNOW YOU ALL THINK WHEN YOU PUT THE FORM OUT THERE IT’S TIME ENOUGH, BUT IS NOT. WE TRY TO PUT THIS INFORMATION OUT WHEN WE HAVE OUR 1ST OF THE YEAR MEETING, SO THE OLD AND NEW MEMBERS WON’T BE COMMITTED TO ANYTHING ELSE WHEN IT TIME FOR US TO GO AND IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO GO. WE DON’T WANT TO LOSE ANYMORE BOWLERS DUE TO PIOR COMMITMENT. WE HAVE LOST ENOUGH BOWLERS BECAUSE OF THE CHANGES MADE WHEN WE JOIN IN WITH THE MEN.

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  2. Sonya Bohon

     /  July 12, 2017

    I would like to know the Junior Gold schedule for 2017-18

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    • The schedule will be posted as soon as it is finalized and received.

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    • Good morning Sonya
      We are working to get that information. Please continue to check here as we will post asap after securing that information.
      Regards
      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

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  3. BringSkillBack

     /  June 12, 2017

    I was not able to bowl in the State Tournament this year due to an injury; however, I really wanted to because it was a challenging pattern. We are so spoiled by the easy house patterns that we have become lazy. No longer is accuracy and consistency the main requirement of high scores. Instead just crank it off the corner – hard and fast with some turn and wow I’m a 200 average bowler.

    The main problem with a house pattern is that every house has its own “house” pattern: i.e. 39ft & 7:1 outside to inside, 42ft & 14:1 outside to inside, etc. These are 2 that I’m aware of and they play quite differently. There is no comparison between averages, but we bowlers must compete against each other in a handicap tournament.

    I applaud the committee for trying to level the playing field. Did they go too far with the 2012 USBC Masters pattern – perhaps. Maybe 40ft with less oil outside of 7/8 while maintaining the 5:1 ratio outside to inside?
    Also redress the lanes between squads.

    In any case lets stop crying about the pattern and try to improve our bowling skills. Remember, everyone competed on the same pattern.

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  4. Robin

     /  June 11, 2017

    HIGHWAY TO HELL – This 40 foot pattern is the flattest of the group and therefore can be the most difficult. With an increased amount of conditioner outside, the HIGHWAY TO HELL is a low latitude ratio pattern with very little left to right shape to help guide the bowling ball towards the pocket. Each player will have to decide and make sense of their ball reaction to decide what’s best for them to find their way down the HIGHWAY TO HELL!

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  5. danfail

     /  June 11, 2017

    WORST STATE TOURNAMENT EVER. Hope the VA state USBC has learned​ their lesson.

    No house shot, but NO masters patterns next year.

    As USBC, you should already know that they have tournament condition patterns – red, white, and blue patterns.

    For the record I’m not a typical house bowler, I play sport shots quite often. I’m happy with how I played. What hurt me was watching the casual bowler who goes for fun and enjoying time with family feel defeated all weekend.

    I would HIGHLY SUGGEST you announce lane conditions next year and do something to encourage people to show up. If you do this crap again you might as well just cancel the whole thing.

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  6. Roger Cook

     /  June 11, 2017

    I bowled in the va state tournament and the lane conditions were so lousy and the centers were hot,you will lose bowlers after this year .We spend average of 1000.00 and you put a stupid ass shot out like this.thanks for everything paxton.

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  7. Michele Book

     /  June 11, 2017

    Where and when is the men 2018 VA State USBC

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  8. Robin O. Cobbs

     /  June 8, 2017

    Hello fellow bowlers I have been bowling for over 30+ years I have done plenty of tournaments however this years shot was ridiculous. We are amateurs none of us bowl for big money to have a masters pro shot out there was horrible. This is one of the reasons why (Bowling) is dying in Virginia. Every year the participation in state tournaments are declining and it is for reasons such as this year. I can almost guarantee you that next year is going to be lower than this year and if it continues you might as well start closing bowling centers. This year the tournament directors have really taking the fun out of bowling.

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  9. Jon

     /  June 5, 2017

    Just returned from the open. I would like to say thank you for running a great event. While the shot was much more difficult than prior years I applaud the efforts to make the state tournament more of a competition and less of a typical league night. I hope you will continue to strive to make our tournament a competition and not a vacation. For all those who want to complain about the shot, they need to realize that the sport of bowling is like any other sport if you practice, get coaching and commit to improvement you too can compete and enjoy the competition.

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  10. Jetanna Eckard

     /  June 3, 2017

    How you gonna have a pro shot for a state tournament ? most people don’t have averages for pro shot it’s not fair and a waste of money bad decisions on someone ..

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  11. Andre Maynard

     /  May 23, 2017

    I bowled on May 20th and 21st I should have just threw my money in the trash. I need to say I am a twice a week bowler with a 170 average, not a “Professional”. The people making decision to put down a sport shot must not be bowling in this tournament. Did the decision think this would attract more bowlers or less bowlers?

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  12. Tony

     /  May 22, 2017

    We bowled this weekend 5/20/17 and it was terrible. Wish we would have known it was going to be a sport/pro shot out there. Spent a lot of money to travel out of town to struggle all weekend. And every one was complaining.

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  13. Keith Minnix

     /  May 21, 2017

    Just completed singles and doubles competition for 2017. Today’s lane conditions were an embarrassment. With the cost of entry increase, and the number of entries dropping, who was the ” wizard” that thought a sport type oil pattern would be fun. I am a Roanoke native and Hill Top Lanes league bowler, and felt it necessary to apologize to our out of town fellow tournament bowlers. I have been bowling in the State Open since 1983, but I will not be sending in my entry form next year.

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    • Sounds like they really screwed up on this. I can appreciate wanting make it more challenging (modified house shot) but going straight to the USBC Masters 2012 and Kegel Highway to Hell is reaching too far for most bowlers. This isnt Nationals or a PBA event…its the state tournament where, please correct me if Im wrong, most bowlers avg well below 200.

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      • Hello fellow bowlers
        There have been many comments here and on social media about the “shot” that is being bowled on in the Virginia State Open Tournament. The tournament’s management is following your comments and we will use them as a decision making tool for future tournaments.
        The current “shot” will remain throughout this tournament as we must finish with what we started with.
        We are sorry that you didn’t have a positive experience but we will assure you that your concerns are being heard and will be addressed moving forward.
        Thanks for your feedback
        Johnny Harris
        Virginia State USBC
        Association Manager

      • Hello fellow bowlers
        There have been many comments here and on social media about the “shot” that is being bowled on in the Virginia State Open Tournament. The tournament’s management is following your comments and we will use them as a decision making tool for future tournaments.
        The current “shot” will remain throughout this tournament as we must finish with what we started with.
        We are sorry that you didn’t have a positive experience but we will assure you that your concerns are being heard and will be addressed moving forward.
        Thanks for your feedback
        Johnny Harris
        Virginia State USBC
        Association Manager

      • danfail

         /  May 22, 2017

        I think people would love to hear the decision process behind this. I dont disagree with a more challenging condition. It helps eliminate some of the sandbagging you see year after year as well keeps people from just wheeling hard to the right/dry and letting it come flying back. But it sounds like choosing 2012 masters and HWY to Hell went from 0 to 100 REAL QUICK!

  14. Mike

     /  May 20, 2017

    Why would you use the 2012 Masters Pattern and not a modified house shot? State tournament was not fun at all this year.

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    • danfail

       /  May 20, 2017

      Any confirmation on this? Would like to know too.

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      • Tony

         /  May 22, 2017

        May 19th & 20th had the USBC Masters 2012 and Kegel Highway to Hell. It would have been fine if we knew before paying and traveling.

    • Rick

       /  May 20, 2017

      I agree bowled first weekend. Not planning on bowling in state next
      No fun at all.

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      • Donna

         /  May 21, 2017

        Once again for the Womens’ State there an issue with the division’s and the going in average. I have talked about this for several years that either there needs to be 3 divisions and/or the first Division needs to have a higher entry average. These ladies that are only getting 21 games in to establish an average are coming in and bowling over 200’s. Not fair to those who actually don’t sand-bag. I have talked to Ann for the last year years about this. Something needs to be done prior to the next Women’s State Tournament in 2018!!!!!!

    • danfail

       /  May 22, 2017

      Im waiting for the weekend where they finally decide “oh crap we messed up” and give a house shot to that weekend and screw everyone who bowled early on. Not saying it will happen, but I wouldnt rule it out given the insanity of the current situation

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  15. Deborah

     /  December 29, 2016

    Trying to locate the forms for the women city tournament.

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    • Under our “Tournaments” page, scroll down until you see information for the “Virginia State USBC 2017 60th Women’s Championship Tournament” and click on that. If that does not work, please let us know.

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  16. Matt Kerzic

     /  November 23, 2016

    I sent an entry for the mixed tournament and I have not received a confirmation letter back yet. It was sent via ups overnight on October 24. Who do I need to contact to verify that it was received. I have emailed and called the # on the entry form but still no response

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  17. Robert

     /  October 19, 2016

    Will the va state senior scores be posted?

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    • There have been computer and technical issues getting the results to the website to be posted. Hopefully these will be resolved and results posted by the end of the week.

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  18. donna

     /  October 11, 2016

    will do in about 10 mins

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  19. Donna
    Please give me a call 434-660-1780.
    Johnny Harris
    Virginia State USBC
    Association Manager

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