GLCUSBC Bowlers who bowled and cashed in the 91st Championship and/or the 2020 Women's Championship.
Subject to the changes made by Governor J.B. Pritzker today, 03/20/2020, all prize fund checks awarded in these two tournaments will be mailed to the Team Captains.
Captains should have provided updated mailing addresses when they submitted this year's entry forms. Emails and phone calls will be made to other Captains who did not completely update these forms to make sure the mailing address is correct before mailing your team's checks. If you know your contact information needs to be updated please Email us your new information.
This, of course, will delay sending these checks out so your patience is appreciated. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or E-mail:
Details for final standings and the prize fund awarded for both events are posted to our website:
2020 Women’s Championship
If you have any questions please contact your local association manager:
The association's annual meeting is open to the membership of the GCLUSBC. This is your meeting to elect the board members who will run your local association. Details about this event are posted in the letter below. This letter and the additional forms are in PDF form and are be linked below.
This meeting provides our members with an opportunity to meet the local association board in a forum open to asking a question and voicing your concerns about your local association and the sport of bowling. Please share this message with your league officers and members and encourage them to attend this meeting.
March 16, 2020
To: Illinois State USBC Membership
Annual Meeting/Convention: In accordance with all the latest mandates that are happening due to the Coronavirus, the Illinois State USBC Convention will be postponed until June 5, 6, and 7th, the place to be determined. All delegates that were to attend this March Convention will remain the same delegates to attend in June. Please notify your delegates as well as anyone that you may know that might be attending. As far as the Hall of Fame function, you have the option of letting us know you would like a refund or we may hold on to your funds until the function happens.
Tournaments: At this time, we are suspending the Illinois State USBC Women’s tournament the last two weekends, that would be March 28 & 29th and April 4th and 5th.
Also, the Illinois State USBC Open tournaments that were to be held in Peoria and Aurora the month of March, April and the first weekend in May will be cancelled.
Refunds will be issued for both tournament events that are cancelled.
Please be safe and cautious, remember you do not know anyone has the virus until it is to late.
For the sport,
Betty McCann, President
Illinois State USBC
I was provided access to to listen to the BPAA conference call.
The governor's mandate includes bowling centers based on the information they have, as such centers need to close today at 9pm. (It's unclear if businesses can allow existing business in progress to conclude as scheduled.) All establishments that have food and beverage service with a business that creates a social environment are included.
The video gaming machines in these centers will be turned off at 9pm and will be turned back on when the state imposed limit has concluded on March 30th.
Center Proprietor's can still staff their centers and do cleaning and other maintenance during this forced closing.
State police will be observing and enforcing the governor's mandated forced closing on businesses.
The Illinois State Bowling events run by the BPAA are postponed.
I will try to get details about the Illinois State tournament posted as soon as I can.
The BPAA will email member Proprietor's additional information today and with any changes they learn.
Greater Lake County BA
The news subject to Governor JB Pritzker's announcemnts
The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has postponed or suspended scheduled national events through the end of April due to concerns about COVID-19. Additionally, until further notice, USBC is suspending staff travel unless travel is deemed mission critical to the organization.
USBC recommends USBC state and local associations also postpone or suspend mass gathering events, meetings and travel in the best interest of public health. While individual state and local requirements related to mass gatherings are evolving, USBC recommends associations be proactive in considering the wellbeing of their members.
USBC has developed a Frequently Asked Questions guide to assist our associations, leagues and tournaments with rules and procedures related to postponing or canceling events.
USBC staff is available to answer any specific questions or concerns.
Read more: http://usbcongress.http.internapcdn.net/usbcongress/bowl/usbc/COVID-19-USBCFAQ.pdf
Award presentation for Lakeside Lanes 1 team from Lakeside Recreation Center, their national honor score of a 1355 game was bowled January 27, 2019, was the highest game bowled for a 4-man, 1-women team during the association's Proprietors Challenge Tournament. Pictured is Lakeside Recreation Center's Proprietor and sponsor John Wing with his team, Rich Blake, Bill Spigner accepting the award in behalf of his son Jimmy Spigner, Rochelle Blake, Paul Bober, and Chris Colclasure. Presenting the award on behalf of the USBC is local association manager Michael Jacobs.
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