Tournaments

2019 Virginia State USBC 67th Annual Open Handicap Tournament
Hosted By: Virginia Peninsula USBC
Singles & Doubles Event: AMF York Lanes, 4200 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA
Team Event: Sparetimes Lanes, 1 Family Fun Place, Hampton, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: May 18-19, 2019
Tournament Ending Date: June 15-16, 2019
Entries close Midnight Wednesday March 20, 2019. All entries after March 1, 2019 must be money order or certified check.
NEW THIS YEAR: TEAM EVENT CHANGED FROM FIVE-MEMBER TEAM TO FOUR-MEMBER TEAM. The 10-pin rule IS IN EFFECT.

2019 Virginia State USBC 54th Annual Youth Championship Tournament
Singles & Doubles Event: AMF York Lanes, 4200 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA
Team Event & Bumper Singles: Sparetimes Lanes, 1 Family Fun Place, Hampton, VA
Tournament Dates: June 22-23, 2019 and July 6-7, 2019
Entries close Midnight Wednesday May 1, 2019. All entries after April 10, 2019 must be money order or certified check.

2019 Virginia State USBC 39th Annual Senior Open and 38th Annual Senior Women’s Tournament
Hosted by: Virginia Peninsula USBC
Singles & Doubles Event: Century Lanes, 1519 E. Pembroke Ave., Hampton, VA
Team Event: Sparetimes Lanes, 1 Family Fun Place, Hampton, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: October 5-6, 2019
Tournament Ending Date: November 2-3, 2019
Entries close Midnight Wednesday September 18, 2019. All entries after September 1, 2019 must be money order or certified check. MAY NOW BOWL AT AGE 50!

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156 Comments

  1. donna

     /  October 11, 2016

    Once again when will the forms for the Womens VA State be available on-line???

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  2. We should have the forms online sometime this week and forms should be showing up in the centers very soon.

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  3. donna

     /  October 8, 2016

    Received the 2017 Women’s State application in the mail – wanted to down load it to fill it out but do not see it on-line – when will it be posted on-line?

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  4. I’m guessing that the question was asking why the Senior’s Tournament isn’t just a Singles event only? The answer is that we have more interest in a Singles and Doubles event tournament than a one event tournament. Virginia State added a Team event recently because the bowlers were asking for that event also. Virginia State believes that the growth we have seen in the last two years in the tournament have proven this as a good decision. Thank you for the question.

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  5. Vincent Turner

     /  October 3, 2016

    Why can the tournament be just a singles tournament

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  6. donna

     /  September 11, 2016

    Sure hope they look at the averages for the divisions this year – Division 1 is too low

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  7. October 1, 2016…

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  8. The entry forms will be distributed to the Local Associations the weekend of the Annual meeting October 1, 2017.
    Johnny Harris
    Virginia State USBC
    Association Manager

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  9. donna

     /  September 11, 2016

    When will the Virginia State Women’s applications be available?

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  10. Margo

     /  May 13, 2016

    Where is the 2017 Open being held?

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  11. ricky a eppard

     /  May 12, 2016

    where is the 2017 open handicap tournament?

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  12. Doretha D Barbour

     /  May 5, 2016

    When will the standing be finalize, maybe by next week?

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    • It’s usually a few weeks after the tournament ends that final results are received for posting by the website. Everything needs to be verified.

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  13. Mark Moye

     /  March 21, 2016

    Where can I find “all time” Virginia State bowling tournament records and who holds them? (singles, handicap)

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    • Your question has been forwarded to the Virginia State Association Manager.

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    • In answer to your question regarding State Tournament records …..

      Hello Mark

      I am currently looking through our files and seeing if we have that information in the office. I have also contacted Billy Paxton to see if he has any of that information. I will let you know as soon as I can.

      Thank you

      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

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    • This is a good question, there should absolutely be a link for the records for high scores shot in each category, I would think that could be credit towards hall of fame nominations as well.

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  14. Tracie

     /  January 20, 2016

    The entry forms are not working on this page.

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    • Please supply more information. Which forms? Which browser are you using? Are you able to download and then print them?

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  15. Tammy

     /  January 6, 2016

    How far back do you all keep records for State Tournaments?

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    • Your question will be forwarded to the Virginia State Association Manager.

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    • Hello Tammy
      We have different archives on the five different State run tournaments. Almost all of them are back 10 years or less. Let us know what you are seeking and I will be happy to check and assist.
      Regards
      Johnny Harris
      VA State USBC
      Association Manager

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  16. Al Brown

     /  July 13, 2015

    When will the schedule for 2016 Tournaments be coming out and when can the tournaments be held closer to Virginia Beach/Norfolk area.

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    • Hello Mr. Brown
      I will be putting the 2016 tournament schedule out after August 1, 2015. Tournament sites are bid on by the Local Associations and the State delegates vote in May as to where the tournaments are going to be held with a two year lead time. So this year’s May vote was for the 2017 tournaments. The Women’s State Tournament and Virginia State Youth Tournament will be held in the Hampton area in 2016. Please contact your Local Area USBC Board of Directors for any questions about them bidding for future tournaments.
      Regards
      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

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  17. Hello

    The 2016 Open will be held in the Danville and South Boston areas.
    Thank you for your interest.

    Johnny Harris
    Virginia State USBC
    Association Manager

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  18. Keith Wagner

     /  June 8, 2015

    Hello. Where will the 2016 Va. State Open bill held? Thanks.

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  19. Russell Dandridge

     /  May 15, 2015

    I’m also looking everywhere for the entry forms for Va. State Senior Tournament.

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    • The Virginia State Seniors Tournament forms will be available after May 30, 2015. They are distributed at the VA State Annual meeting on May 30th.
      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

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      • Entry forms are now available on-line for the Virginia State USBC 2015 Senior Tournament. Printed forms will be distributed at the Annual Meeting on May 30th and will be available in the bowling centers sometime in June.

  20. danfail

     /  May 10, 2015

    Can someone describe the oil pattern being used in the 2015 va open?

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    • Hello
      The patterns that are being used at both houses will be a “house” shot.
      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

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  21. I still have not seen the entry form for the 2015 USBC Senior Tournament. I’ve looked on the tournament page of the USBC website and I’ve looked in Richmond Bowling Alleys and still can find the forms.
    Russell Dandridge

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    • The forms aren’t found anywhere because they have not been printed and distributed yet. The Tournament Manager expects them to be available within the next few weeks.

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  22. Damien

     /  April 21, 2015

    Where can I find the results to the previous VA Highschool Tournament??

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  23. Charles E. Allen Jr

     /  March 21, 2015

    Where will the VA State Mixed Tournament and Men’s Tournament be held in 2016 and at what centers?

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  24. virginia burbage

     /  March 18, 2015

    Just a reminder that the Best Western Battlefield Inn is offering a $72 rate for the Virginia State Women’s Tournament. Just call 703-361-8000 and mention VA State Tournament to get this rate

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  25. Benjamin Chocklett

     /  January 22, 2015

    If I pay twice. Can I bowl mens state two different times?

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    • Please read the rules. According to Rule 7: ” … A bowler is not eligible to enter or compete more than once in the team, singles, or doubles event. …

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  26. USBC Rule # 304 Section a. 2….. states that the Tean Captain has to within 30 days after receiving the prize pay the winners.
    Johnny Harris
    Virginia State USBC
    Association Manager

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    • Shawn

       /  July 21, 2014

      Thanks for the reply…I had a friend of my team bring up my winnings to me during my summer bowling last Wed night….The team captain did indeed get the check so he gave it to him to give to me cause my friend lived down the street from us and was closer…

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  27. Shawn Hendrick

     /  July 9, 2014

    Hello…I just recently bowled in the 2014 State Tournament last month for the Men’s at Schrader Lanes and Hanover Lanes. I cashed in the Singles with a 122nd position. On;y netted me 34 bucks but I was wondering…What is the process on how the players that cash get paid? Do they mail a check to the bowlers? I have heard a couple different things including your team captain from your team roster would get it. I’m hoping you mail them out cause you never know…the buddy friend you might think you know might not give you the money then you are screwed. Also my winnings were pretty low compared to 1st place so hopefully it gets mailed…Thanks…Shawn

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  28. The 2015 schedule will be posted the first week in July 2014.

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  29. Al Brown

     /  June 25, 2014

    When will the 2015 state tournaments be posted?

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  30. The USBC has offered an Age 50-54 Division for a number of years to the Seniors at the National level. The Virginia State Board decided to offer our bowlers an opportunity to compete in this event two years ago.This is the second year Virginia State USBC have offered the Age 50-54 division.The Tournament is an age division event only in the Singles and All Events with the divisions being Ages 50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74 and 75 and up.The Doubles and optional Team event are not age based events. The Virginia State USBC desires to offer our bowlers a tournament based along the same rules as the National USBC.
    Johnny Harris
    Virginia State USBC Asssociation Manager

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  31. Darlene James

     /  November 20, 2013

    Would like to know why the age limit for seniors now include age 50? You can’t even get a senior discount anywhere until at least 55. How does a 70 yr. old compete with a 50 year old…add up the years difference….not happy about this change.

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  32. Mike Landis

     /  August 10, 2013

    Totally enjoyed the tournament! The people were great that ran them and a A SPECIAL THANKS TO Mike Eckles and Billy Paxton!!!!! Your help was SO WELL APPRECIATED and TIMED!!!! We could not have made it thought it without your help!!! THANKS SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!
    We are so looking to this years tournament. Mike, don’t worry I won’t forget our balls!! PROMISE!!!!!!!! If I do, I will probally won’t have to worry, my team mates will take care of it.
    The friends we made at this tournament were SUPER!! We will not forget any of you!!!!
    Roll HARD, BOWL TO LIVE, ROLL YOUR BEST Every GAME!!!!

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  33. Michael S. Rivera

     /  August 5, 2013

    can a senior without a partner still enter the 2013 Senior Tournament?

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    • Rule #5 states: Bowlers entered in the doubles event must also enter the singles. Likewise all singles events entrants must also bowl doubles event.

      You must bowl both doubles and singles. For more information, or to see if partners are available, please contact the tournament director, Mike Eckles (vastatesrstour@aol.com). Other contact information for the tournament director is listed on the entry form.

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  34. Concerned anonymous bowler

     /  July 21, 2013

    Chill dude ! We both have the same goal in mind; to provide information to the bowlers. I just want to make it easier for them to get the info and non-attributional for any input they may provide.

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  35. Concerned anonymous bowler

     /  July 20, 2013

    There are many reasons why a person with valid concerns/questions may wish to remain anonymous. However; if a person can leave a fake name then your rationale for posting the name becomes moot. Your comment “There really is no need to be anonymous if your comment is constructive or inquisitive.’ is off base and inappropriate. I am concerned about this and if it has a chance of stifling input then this policy should be changed. Obviously you review the inputs so you have the ability to purge inappropriate comments. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the VPUSBC and will bring this up for discussion at our next meeting.

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    • I do not censure or “review” comments, other than to disallow spam. There has not been any purging of “inappropriate” comments. The only reason comments are “moderated” is to alleviate automatic posting of spam to the comments section (to date there are 140 comments that are considered spam). The previous website did not allow comments at all. The comment system used by WordPress (which is the software this site uses) is similar to those used by other sites – a valid email is required but not published. I do not control how names are shown on comments, that is a function of the software used for this site and the input provided by the commenter. If you believe my comment about “there really is no need to be anonymous if your comment is constructive or inquisitive” is off base and inappropriate, then please take your concerns to the Association Manager.

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  36. Wayne Ripley

     /  July 20, 2013

    It is not clear that a user has to click on the tournament name to access the entry form. Recommend a button or “click here for entry form” feature. Also, it is not a good idea to include the name or e-mail address of people posting comments. There should be some level of privacy involved with users submitting comments or questions.

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    • You comments will be taken under advisement. Please note that in most cases a mouse-over of the tournament name will cause the color to change slightly, become underlined, and pop up a box will appear with the name of the link. As far as comments go, there are too many automated spam comments to allow anonymous comments. A valid email address is required to leave a comment, but the email address is not made public. Only the name a person gives (which may or may not be their real name) is shown. There really is no need to be anonymous if your comment is constructive or inquisitive.

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  37. I need to know the rule for the Youth VA State tournament if you have an absent bowler..

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    • You will need to contact the Youth State Tournament Manager, his contact information is available on the Youth State Tournament entry form.

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  38. Charlie Brannon

     /  June 13, 2013

    What is the deadline for the 2013 Virginia State Seniors Bowling tournament as I don’t see the entry forms for this tournament?

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    • Your question has been forwarded to the Virginia State USBC Association Secretary and the Seniors Tournament Manager.

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    • My apologies, the tournament entry form is now available. Entries close Friday, September 13, 2013.

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