North County USBC Association





Serving the Bowlers of North San Diego County, California

Notes on what is currently happening around YOUR association

June 1, 2019

May 11, 2019

May 9, 2019

  • Congratulation to Amy Shaw for her 1st 300 game. Shot in the Lousy Bowlers league at Bowlero San Marcos.
    Guess they'll kick you out of the league now, huh! 😜

May 6, 2019

  • OK. I am back from the 2019 USBC Convention which was held last week in Las Vegas. Your Association was entitled to 4 delegates to vote on various USBC Board positions and proposed legislation. In attendance and representing you were your President (David Schaffer), Association Manager (Karen Salazar), Director Nancy Arvanitis, and myself.
    First up, after 3 days of networking and attendance to cover all the workshops and seminars, was the election to fill 3 positions on the USBC Board of Directors. The initial list of four (4) candidates, and a brief synopsis of their respective credentials can be found here. A 5th candidate (Mr. Richard Ramsey) was added to the slate after the convention program was produced.
    There were 898 Delegates, 21 Athlete Delegates, 36 Hall of Fame Members, and 17 USBC Board of Directors eligible to vote (972 total). By plurality vote (in order of votes received); Anthony Colangelo (637 votes), Bo Goergen (629 votes), and Lowell Lovgren (582 votes) were elected. Rich Foran received 396 votes, and Richard Ramsey received 263 votes.

    Back on February 12, 2019 I provided a link to all of the legislation that was going to be voted upon at the USBC National Convention. If you are interested in reading the full legislative slate, that link is here.
    Playing Rule (League and Tournament) changes require a simple majority vote of the delegates. Bylaws changes require a 2/3 vote of the delegates to approve.
    Without further adieu, results of voting on the various legislative proposals was as follows:
    • Chapter 4, League Rules, Rule 102e, Duties of the Secretary, Item 9: Approved 836 to 20.
      Basically, this change requires league secretaries to "furnish a list of individual averages to the local association manager when requested, and within 15 days of the end of the league."
    • Chapter 4, League Rules, Rule 108b, Without Cause: Rejected 697 to 148.
    • Chapter 4, League Rules, Rule 122, Meetings: Rejected 729 to 112.
    • Chapter 6, Tournament Rules, Rule 319a, Conditions that Apply: Rejected 737 to 114.
    • Bylaws, Article VI, Meetings, Section A., Annual Meeting: Rejected 726 (85%) to 125 (15%).
    • Bylaws, Article VIII, Amendments: Approved 652 (77%) to 194 (23%).
      A new second paragraph was added to state: "If an amendment does not receive 25% of votes for approval at an Annual Meeting, that same amendment, and any amendment where the intent closely resembles the defeated amendment, may not be re-submitted for consideration at the next Annual Meeting."
    • Bylaws, Article VII Meetings, Section A., Annual Meeting, Item 3: Approved 767 (90%) to 84 (10%).
      This proposal allows "state delegates to determine if hall of fame members should have voting rights at the state annual meeting."
    • Bylaws, Article IV, Membership and Dues: Rejected 510 (60%) to 336 (40%).

    Please note that all approved legislation takes effect on August 1, 2019. A recap of the 2019 USBC Convention can be found here.
    Be sure to read the next entry. YOU elect the delegates for next years (2020) state and national USBC conventions at the Association Open Meeting Sunday, May 19th.
    Or, perhaps YOU would like to run for election as one of the Delegates and attend the conventions!

April 27, 2019

  • FYI --- This years Annual Open Meeting is set. It will happen on Sunday, May 19th at Grand Slam Pizza, 1910 Shadowridge Dr #101, Vista, CA 92081.
    The Open Meeting will begin at 11 AM. Upon conclusion of the meeting, the Hall of Fame inductions will be held.
    The luncheon will begin at 1 PM ($10 per person). There is plenty of parking and plenty of room for everyone.

    Information will be coming to all league secretaries soon. The results of legislation voting at the USBC convention will be covered, as well as changes affecting our Association. Elections for several Officer and Board of Director positions will be conducted. Elections for Delegates to next years California and USBC conventions will also take place.
    Want to see some changes? Be a part of it. Get involved. ATTEND the ANNUAL OPEN MEMBERSHIP MEETING.

    Just a reminder to League Secretaries, as most leagues are now wrapping up their winter season, averages need to be turned into the Association Manager with 15 days of the end of the league.
    For those that may not be aware of it... this is the only time averages are reported (End of League). No more Jan 1st, no more Apr 15th, or anything else.
    Just once per year, at the end of the season.

April 25, 2019

  • Congratulation to Mike Stadler for his 299 game in the Losey Bowlers league at Bowlero San Marcos.

April 10, 2019

  • Congratulation to Chris Watson for his 203 game and a 472 series, shot in the Magic Men's league at Bowlero San Marcos. Outstanding job. But now your 121 average is history.

Apr 2, 2019

  • Congratulation to Rick Riggin for his 300, shot in the Justin Phillips 410 Scratch Doubles league at Leatherneck Lanes.

Mar 22, 2019

  • Woo Hoo!!! FINALLY !!! Those who bowl (or want to bowl) at Leatherneck Lanes are now able to get a 1 YEAR pass!!!
    The process is still the same and they still require the same information. However, by using the bowling center as the sponsor, they can request the 1 year for you. Contact Leatherneck Lanes (760 725-6109) for more information.

Mar 17, 2019

  • Just a reminder. For those intending to bowl the Adult/Youth Twosome tournament at Leatherneck Lanes on April 6th, please be sure to get your visitor pass NOW!. Don't wait. Failing that, please contact David Schaffer for more information.

Mar 15, 2019

  • Congratulation to Matt Heyer for his 300, shot in the Vegas Friends league at Leatherneck Lanes.

Mar 7, 2019

  • Woo Hoo. The wait is over. The entry form for the Association Championship is UP!

Mar 2, 2019

  • The USBC is going to adjust the squad schedules for the 2020 USBC Open Championship. The full story can be found here.
  • In another interesting piece of news, it seems that ONCE AGAIN, bowling will miss the cut for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympic games. The organizing committee for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games has instead announced that they will recommend breakdancing, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing as the four sports they will recommend to the International Olympic Committee for inclusion in the 2024 Games. SERIOUSLY? Sport climbing has a larger participation and interest base than bowling? At any rate, the full story is here.

Feb 25, 2019

  • Results of the Adult Royal Finals are up. Still waiting on the overall results, financials, and the Youth.
  • I've added a few more Honor Scores that I have become aware of. Congratulations to Danny Sustaita & Randy Veach for their 300's at Surf last Wednesday. Congratulations to Kyle Andrews & Lloyd Burleson for their 300's in the Adult Royal Masters.

Feb 16, 2019

  • There is a new twist on a phone phishing scam that is going around. Basically, it is a robotic call that says it is from your wireless provider and that your account has been suspended.
    So... in the interest of keeping our bowlers informed, the link to the full story is here. It will give you the scoop on how the scammers are trying to steal your information, and ultimately your money.
    As usual, the bottom line is: If you do NOT recognize the phone number... DO NOT ANSWER THE CALL. Let it go to voice mail. And if you do take the call.... Just because you are talking to a real person does NOT meant that they work for that company.
    DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. A real company WILL NOT request it in this manner.
    I really do not like posting these types of things on our site. However, knowing that some of our members have been taken in, I feel it is better to be forewarned and forearmed.

Feb 12, 2019

  • Ok sports fans, the USBC has published the proposed legislative items that will be voted upon at the USBC Convention (Apr 29 - May 2). There are 3 league rules (LR), 1 tournament rule (TR), and 4 Bylaws (B) being proposed. The decision on whether to adopt or reject these proposals is determined by the vote of all the delegates attending the convention. The delegates you elected to represent the members of this Association at this years convention are David Schaffer, Nancy Arvanitis, Nick Barnett, and Steve Johnson. It is VERY IMPORTANT that your representatives hear from YOU, the members, as to how you would like us to vote on these items. While the USBC provides a "Recommendation" of how to vote, at the end of each proposal, IT IS NOT MANDATORY, or BINDING upon the delegates. So... without further delay, the following link with show you what is on the USBC plate for this convention. Please click here.
    After you've enjoyed the reading, please send your delegates an email telling them how you believe EACH proposal should decided. Accept or Reject.
  • In addition, there are 4 candidates slated for consideration on the USBC Board of Directors election. You can read about them here

Feb 9, 2019

  • Official results of the Feb 2nd 500/600 Clubs Vegas Potpourri tournament are up.
  • I have added a few more pictures of our Hall of Fame members. Thank you so VERY much to Diane Veach for the pictures. If anyone else happens to have any pictures of our Hall of Fame members, PLEASE send me a copy.

Feb 1, 2019

  • Congratulaitons are in order. Six months after having knee surgery, Mr. Bruce Pederson is officially BACK!
    Bowling in the Senior Retired Division of the World Military Bowling Championships (Jan 21-25) in Las Vegas, he is now the proud owner of an IRS form 1099 for next years taxes. With games of 210, 234, 269 & 279 (248 average) in the Singles event, he placed 2nd out of 540 participants. He also finished in 2nd place in Individual All Events (542 participants), averaging 231 for the tournament. In the doubles event, he and Steve Johnson finished in 16thplace out of 271 teams. They finished in 7th place in the Team event and 5thplace in the Team All Events.

Jan 26, 2019

  • UN- Official results of the San Diego County Senior Doubles Bowling Club are here.

Jan 9, 2019

  • Results of the 500 Club's Singles Tournament are up. Nice to see Keith Genovesee pulling in a few bucks once again.
  • Results of the 600 Club's Certified Singles Tournament are up.

Dec 31, 2018

  • Ok. I've changed things AGAIN! If you find anything that doesn't work..... Please send me an email and let me know. Thank you.

Dec 28, 2018

  • OFFICIAL results for the November 17th BVL tournament are here. Congratulations to ALL the winners. Good luck at the State tournament.

Dec 15, 2018

  • Here is GREAT news. Youth bowlers Glen Teal and C. J. Schaffer received their certification as the USBC's TOP Youth Doubles Team for the 2017-2018 season. Glen bowled a 718 and CJ bowled 758 for a combined 1476 scratch total. Tops in the USBC. Well done gentlemen. Very well done.

Dec 9, 2018

  • Official results for the Annual Doubles tournament are now up.
  • It was a great turnout for the celebration of life for Tina Griffin on Sunday. Thank you to all the Family, and Friends!!! Great food and great memories were shared by all.

Dec 4, 2018

  • The 200/500/600 Club Dec 1th Christmas Friendship tournament results are here. Congratulations to Jennifer Talbot.

Nov 17, 2018

  • Congratulations to Kennison Andrews for his 300 at the BVL tournament.

Nov 3, 2018

  • The October 27th Avocado 600 Club Annual Open tournament results are here. Congratulations to Matt Heyer & Elizabeth Counts.

Nov 2, 2018

  • Congratulations to Joe Cipollini who rolled a 300 in the Vegas Friends league at Leatherneck Lanes. Nice job Joe.
  • UN-Official results for the October 30th Senior Doubles Bowling Club tournament in Las Vegas are here.
    Check the Club's web page for the UN-Official Men's and Women's No Tap results.

Oct 25, 2018 - The Eagles have flown

  • USBC Eagle

  • The Eagles have departed to their new home.
    Members of Team Beav have escorted them to their new permanent homes where I am sure they will be dearly loved and cared for.
    Thank you to all of you who were able to be there for the presentation.
  • Again, CONGRATULATIONS to Del Hagen, Victoria Beaver, Leonard Beaver, Vanessa Beaver and Maurice Anderson - 2018 USBC Open Championships Classified Division Team CHAMPIONS!
  • And now that many of you know what an Eagle is, given that the 2019 USBC Open Championship tournament will be in Las Vegas (read CLOSE TO HOME) running from March 9th - June 29th, for those that have never bowled in the Open Championship (OC) you SHOULD get a team together and give that experience a chance. Who knows, you too could win an Eagle. Provided you can beat Team Beav.

Oct 20, 2018

  • Official results for the October 7th Avocado 600 Club's Friendship tournament are here. Congratulations to Ladine Jones.

Oct 17, 2018

Oct 16, 2018

Sep 23, 2018

Sep 22, 2018