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Here, you will find the latest news from our Board and Association Manager, information regarding our annual Jamboree, upcoming tournament entries, tournament results and more!
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The Oregon State USBC (OSUSBC) is happy to announce we will be hosting both an OSUSBC Open Championship and an OSUSBC Women’s Championship this season. State, as the Open is often referred to, will be moved from the originally intended Roseburg location to the Greater Portland area this year in an effort to bolster attendance in what has been a turbulent season. Likewise, the Women’s Championship will be moved from Klamath Falls to Salem. The originally intended locations, TenDown in Roseburg for the Open and Epicenter in Klamath Falls for the Women’s, will host next year’s 2022 tournaments. The dates for both tournaments this season will begin on the weekend of May 22, 2021, and run through the next six consecutive weekends through the month of June ending on June 27th. Entries are posted on our website and will be available on a link through our Facebook pages. Copies of the entries will be distributed to local associations, and if nothing else, e-mail manager@osusbc to personally request an entry form for either tournament.
The Open Championships will utilize a two-house system this year. Team event will be contested at Milwaukie Bowl, 3056 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR 97222, and Doubles/Singles will be held at Tigard Bowl, 11660 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223. The reasoning behind the two-house system was to efficiently run through as many entries as possible while at adhering to expected health and safety guidelines. Normally, Team event is conducted on Saturdays with Doubles/Singles bowled on Sundays. With the two-house system, both Team and Doubles/Singles can be bowled on either day. In other words, Doubles/Singles could be bowled first on a Saturday with Team being bowled on Sunday.
This year’s Women’s Championship will be hosted at Salem’s Northgate Bowl, 2380 Northgate Ave, Salem, OR 97301. Normally there is a theme for the Women’s Championship, but with such a year as we’ve had this year, it was decided to simply go with, “Welcome Back,” as the theme for this year’s event. That can mean to each participant whatever it needs to mean whether a throwback to traditional bowling attire or just simply giving socially distanced air hugs to fellow participants, just make it a celebration of a return to bowling.
There will be some challenges filling first choices this year as spots will be limited due to smaller squads with only one team per pair due to health and safety concerns, so it is very important this year to list second choices for dates and squad times. While restrictions could be lifted allowing for more participants on a pair of lanes, both tournaments are moving forward with the one-team per pair and will hold that for the entire run of the tournament in fairness to all participants.
Additional information will be coming but if you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those interested in the status of the OSUSBC Jamboree/Annual Meeting, discussions at the Board meeting focused on the possibility of a virtual meeting this year. USBC is requiring an Annual Meeting for the 2020-21 season but has made allowances to conduct that meeting virtually this year. While in-person venues are still under consideration, contingencies are being pursued for a virtual meeting. USBC will conduct a webinar later in the month of February that will assist local and state associations in working out the logistics of conducting a virtual Annual Meeting in the event a decision to go virtual is made. A final decision regarding the OSUSBC Jamboree/Annual Meeting will be made March 31st. We will update all local associations as soon as that decision has been reached.
With the Youth tournament season fast approaching and with the unknown of when centers will open, the OSUSBC Youth Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel our 2021 Youth tournaments. This includes the Pepsi Youth Championship, Oregon State Youth Championship and the High School State Finals. We deeply apologize to you all. We understand these tournaments mean so much to our youth bowlers and rest assured, this decision was not taken lightly.
While it is the decision to cancel the normal 2021 Youth tournaments, the OSUSBC Youth Committee would like to leave the door open for the possibility to run a fun Youth Baker Tournament for youth bowlers grades 6 through 12 for sometime in late spring, possibly in May, if conditions allow. Please stay tuned for further details and developments!
Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the Spare One Hour For Bowling rally throughout the Portland metro area! Click HERE to view pics!
We have had some fantastic media coverage as well, click below to take a look!
The 2020 Mabel Marrs Star of the Future and the Ray Wise Memorial Scholarship winners are….CLICK HERE!
Check out our new By the Numbers page where you can see how many registered league members we have in the state of Oregon.