Tournaments

2020 Virginia State USBC 32nd Annual Mixed Handicap Tournament
Hosted By: Greater Richmond USBC Association
Singles & Doubles Event: Bowl America Midlothian, 7929 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA
Team Event: Bowl America Southwest, 11532 Hull Street Road, Midlothian, VA
Tournament Beginning Date: February 8-9, 2020
Tournament Ending Date: February 22-23, 2020
Entries close Midnight Wednesday January 22, 2020

2020 Virginia State USBC Youth 19th Annual High School Tournament
Hosted By: Virginia State USBC
Team Event: Bowl America Southwest, 11532 Hull Street Road, Midlothian, VA
Tournament Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Entries close Midnight Sunday February 23, 2020. All entries after February 2, 2020 must by money order or certified check

2020 Virginia State USBC Women’s 63rd Championship Tournament
Hosted By: Bowl America
Singles & Doubles Event: Bowl America Chantilly, 4525 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA
Team Event: Bowl America Bull Run, 10641 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA
Tournament Opening Date: March 28-29, 2020
Tournament Ending Date: April 25-26, 2020
NO BOWLING April 11-12, 2020.
Entries close Midnight Monday March 11, 2020. All entry payments after February 20, 2020 must be money order or certified check.

2020 Virginia State USBC 68th Annual Open Handicap Tournament
Hosted By: Nation’s Capital Area USBC
Singles & Doubles Event: Bowl America Chantilly
Team Event: Bowl America Bull Run
Tournament Opening Date: May 16-17, 2020
Tournament Ending Date: June 13-14, 2020
Entries close Midnight Wednesday March 18, 2020. All entries after March 1, 2020 must be money order or certified check.

2020 Virginia State USBC 55th Annual Youth Championship
Hosted By: Virginia State USBC
Singles & Doubles Event: AMF Hanover, 7313 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA
Team & Bumper Singles Events: Bowl America Eastern, 5018 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, VA
Tournament Opening Date: June 20-21, 2020
Tournament Ending Date: June 27-28, 2020
Entries close Midnight Thursday April 30, 2020. All entries after April 8, 2020 must be money order or certified check. New this year – Optional Scratch Singles and Optional Bumper Single Event.

161 thoughts on “Tournaments

  1. 2020 Virginia State USBC Youth 19th Annual High School Tournament is linked to the VIRGINIA STATE USBC 55th Annual Youth Championship Tournament Entry Form in June

  2. When will you start posting results for the 2019 Virginia State USBC 67th Annual Open Handicap Tournament?

  3. I am wondering how a team (‘Neighbors’ entry 241 can have a 933 pin handicap and enter as a division 1 team. Maximum handicap for a division 1 team is 747 pins if I have figured it correctly.

    standard average of 230
    X
    number of bowlers per team 5
    =
    standard team score per game of 1150

    minimum div 1 score per game of 901
    =
    maximum handicap per game per team of 249
    X
    games per series of 3
    =
    total team handicap per series of 747
    NOT 933 as reported for the ‘Neighbors ‘ team

  4. Can you provide an estimated date on when the Final results from the VA Women’s Tournament will be posted. Noticed that they never posted the 3rd week but went straight to the “Unofficial” results. Also, once again – USBC needs to raise the average for Division 1. 155 is way too low for this day and age. Been saying this for 4 years and nothing has been done nor any reason provide on why it has not happen.

    • As explained in an answer to a previous inquiry about the third week results, all officials were out of town so the 3rd week was not received for posting. The official final results should be received and posted within the next week.

      • Thank You – did not see the reply for some reason. Please look into the raising of the average for Division 1 – I believe it is time for a change before the next tournament.

  5. Can someone please assist me on when the USBC Youth state tournament in Manassas Virginia is going to be I have dates of June 16th 17th, and June 23rd and 24th and that following weekend but as I’m looking on the form it does not give us 16th and 17th and unfortunately we have prepared for this state tournament back in December and people have already asked off at work please I need some assistance thank you

    • Hello Janice
      Please send me your contact information and I will pass it along to Anne Ray the Women’s Tournament manager for Virginia State. Also are you local to the Manassas area and available on short notice?
      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager
      vastateusbc@aol.com

      • Hi Johnny,
        I am local,within an hours drive, I can be reached a 304-820-3074 (text is best) or emailed at janicecurtis09@ahoo.com. I am sanctioned, and I do have a pretty flexible schedule ( no little ones to find care for) so wth just little notice I am available.
        Thank you.
        Janice

  6. Once again I was told that the Women’s State Divisions were being looked because since the average in Division A is so low you have ladies coming in with only establishing and average and showing up bowling over a 100 pins over. Don’t have a problem with two divisions BUT have a problem with the average for the Divisions. Is USBC still looking into raising the average in Division A????

  7. Why is my wife Ericka Harney listed under the men’s entries for the mixed tournament results. I can assure you she is a female and not a man.

    • Hello Mr. Harney
      I do appreciate your comment and I am sure you Sir are correct. A simple keystroke is to be blamed for the error. It has been correct and Mrs. Harney is now in the Women’s division. It will reflect in the Standings after this weekends update.
      We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion,
      Regards
      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

  8. The head line reads Virgina State Tournament so why would you expect a house shot for a tournament this is for a long over due i will agree they need to work on what pattern they put out but it is a tournament not league. Thats all i got have a great day and good luck at this years tournament.

  9. I was just reading the complaint comments about the oil patterns last year. Each bowler bowled on the same shot, so what is the problem? In my opinion it is an ego problem for many house bowlers with a high average to bowl a lower average. Instead of wanting a challenge they want to cry. I liked it. Keep using challenging oil patterns.

  10. Notice the dates for Women’s state is posted – what about the entry forms? Also, did USBC decided to do anything about the averages with the Divisions yet? I have talked to several USBC members and I kept getting told they are looking into it – well it has been 3 years and still do not see anything being done about raising the average up for Division 1 and/or going back to 3 Divisions. Can any USBC member tell if they are REALLY looking into this matter.

    • From the Association Manager:

      Hello

      The entry forms are being distributed at the State Jamboree meeting on the weekend of September 30 to all of the Local associations. The Locals should have them in the Centers by the middle of October. We also will have it posted to the web site in early October.

      The Tournament commitee has discussed the format and structure of the tournaments and all divisions and number of divisions will remain as they are.

      Regards

      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

      • Interesting – just got an application in the mail – so I also noticed that USBC went up on Sanction Fee’s this year, but yet you evidently don’t know what is going on and there are less awards during league given out – I like getting the key-chains and I know if you buy them in bulk they are less than a dollar each.

    • Holiday Inn Express
      7441 Bell Creek Road
      Mechanicsville, VA. 23111
      804-559-0022
      $99.00 plus tax
      Price includes Continential Breakfast each day
      Please mention Viriginia State Seniors Tournament when making reservations

      Regards

      Johnny Harris
      Virginia State USBC
      Association Manager

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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 ..

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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

      • 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!

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

      • 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.

      • 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!!!!!!

    • 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

    • 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.

  23. 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

    • 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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