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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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At a Board meeting held on Saturday, February 13th, the OSUSBC Board on a recommendation from this year’s host proprietors decided to move the Open Championships from TenDown in Roseburg to the Portland area and the Womens Championship from Epicenter in Klamath Falls to the Salem area to hopefully encourage more participation. The 2022 tournaments will return to TenDown and Epicenter to allow those centers what is hoped to be a normal full run of those respective tournaments. Also, the start dates of this year’s tournaments will be moved from April to mid-May. OSUSBC is currently looking to secure venues for these tournaments this year.
It is possible that the Open Championships will be held in two smaller houses with Team Event in one house and Doubles/Singles in another. This consideration is due to the potential restriction on the number of people allowed in the center and will allow for more entries to run in those respective events during a weekend in light of those restrictions. In other words, with likely only six to eight teams allowed per squad, team events can run both Saturday and Sunday instead of only Saturday as is usually the case. Doubles/Singles can also run both days as well. While it has been traditional for Team to be bowled first if bowling on one weekend, in this scenario, Doubles/Singles could be bowled first and Team the following day. Please stay tuned for further details.
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.