Wanted to take the time to wish the new state association for Kentucky the best of luck as they begin a new chapter in bowling for the state of Kentucky beginning August 1, 2018.

Over the past few years (since Nov 2014) it has been my pleasure to have served as the association manager for the Kentucky State USBC Bowling Association (KSBA). During that time, and when I was also a director prior to that, I’ve had the honor of meeting and working with a number of great folks and forging new friendships.

My biggest hope is that the new board, and those that are working with them, are able to forge new friendships and continue to better the sport of bowling in Kentucky amongst the men, women and youth.

As I bid adieu may those bowling this coming season experience their best season yet. Good luck and good bowling!!!

Pete Atkeson – KSBA Association Manager


The new Kentucky State Bowling Association, who recently elected a new board April 29th, is currently looking for an association manager to run the new organization. This needs to be done very soon as the new state organization starts August 1, 2018. If there is any interest, or someone knowing someone who’d be interested, please contact David McClements (Kentucky State BA President) at mcclementsd@aol.com for more details.

Sunday, April 29th the new Kentucky USBC Bowling Association met in Louisville at Fern Valley Strike & Spare and elected officers and directors to the board. They also passed a set of bylaws. The new officers are: David McClements (President), Kay Whitman (1st VP), Bill Carter (2nd VP), Tammy Scott (3rd VP), Harvey Poynter (4th VP), Henry Ryan (Sgt at Arms) and the Directors were: Robert Seay, Bryan Johnson, Dwayne Cutt, George McIntyre, Brad Rexroad, Charles Tackette, Janet Tackette, Celia Cooper, Narita Rose, Margaret Tilsle, William Reed, William Meredith, James Gipson, Sean Baker, Larry Christie, Vicky Fryman, Jason Uchwal, Richard Lutz and Hancel Welden. The new state board representing the women, men and youth in the state of Kentucky officially takes over August 1, 2018. In the mean time the new board will be developing a set of policy & procedures and other necessary items to get the new board up and running. Also present was David Fields, USBC Regional Representative.


The Kentucky State Men, Women, and YABA representatives will meet April 29, 2018 to approve the New State Merged Bylaws and to elect the new State board.

The meeting will be held at Fern Valley Strike and Spare in Louisville, KY starting at 1 PM.

All Kentucky USBC Men, Women, and YABA sanctioned bowlers are welcome.

Voting will be restricted to the representatives appointed by each association of which there will only be three representing the men, women and youth.

Each Local Association will be contacted by Harvey Poynter and be asked to select the three representatives to vote at the Organizational Meeting.

It is with much sadness that this is posted. Jim Shope – past KSBA President and KSBA Hall of Fame member who hails from Ashland, KY passed away Monday evening after a short illness. Visitation will be Friday evening, February 23, 2018, from 6-8pm at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland, KY with a service immediately following at 8pm. More details will be passed along when known.

Final standings/payouts of the 2017 KSBA State Bowling Tournament. Revised regular team standings are found below the payouts as of Nov 30, 2017.

2017 KSBA State Tournament payouts

2017 Revised Team Event Standings 11 30

Current standings of the 2017 KSBA State Bowling Tournament.

KSBA Standing as of 11 12

Congratulations to Kenny Stephens, Henry Ryan, Harvey Poynter, David McClements and Pete Atkeson for being inducted into the Kentucky State USBC BA Bowling Hall of Fame Sunday November 5, 2017 in Ashland, KY during the KSBA Annual Meeting. There are now 68 members of the KSBA Hall of Fame that started back in 1982. Left to right: McClements, Poynter, Atkeson, Ryan, Stephens.

The final standings and prize listings for the 2017 KSBA Senior Tournament held in Richmond October 14-15, 2017 are found by going to the home page and at the top of the page  you will see the tab for KSBA Tournaments. Select it and proceed to the 2017 KSBA HDCP Seniors Tournament and you will find the information in pdf form. Want to thank Harvey Poynter and the Madison County USBC BA for hosting the seniors tournament as the tournament had 140 participants.

The meeting location for the KSBA Annual Meeting and KSBA Hall of Fame ceremony has been changed from the Elks Lodge 350 to Spare Time Bowling in Ironton, OH (same location as to where the team event is held). The breakfast starts at 8am and the meeting starts at 9am with the HOF ceremony. The address for Spare Time is 2216 S 3rd Street, Ironton, OH 45638….phone is 740-533-1222. The date for the meeting is November 5, 2017.

The 34th Annual Kentucky State Senior Tournament will take place on October 14-15, 2017 in Richmond, KY. The event will be held at Galaxy Bowling Center located at 1025 Amberley Way in Richmond, KY. Each contestant will bowl six games in their correct age classification in two of the four time slots that were available. The top finisher in each age bracket is eligible to participate in the 2018 USBC Senior Championships at a site yet to be determined. Each age group winner will received a paid entry into the USBC Senior Championships along with a shirt. After participating in the USBC Senior Championships (has to be verified) each participant will receive a portion of their expenses (30% divided by 6 of the membership fee for the KSBA from Aug 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017). To find the entry form for the 2017 34th Annual Kentucky State Senior Tournament proceed to the pull down the tab at the top of the home page that is labeled KSBA Tournaments and proceed to the 2017 KSBA Handicap Seniors Tournament where you will see the link for the entry form.

The Kentucky State USBC BA Handicap Tournament will be in Ashland, KY Nov 3-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2017. Singles and doubles events will be bowled at Blue Ribbon Lanes in Ashland, KY and team event will be bowled at Sparetime Bowling in Ironton, OH. For singles and doubles you must enter the first set of singles and doubles together and then after that you can bowl either singles OR doubles if you so choose. The Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame induction will be November 5, 2017 at the Elk’s Lodge 350 in Ashland, KY. Breakfast starts at 8am and the meeting starts at 9am. To find the entry form for the 2017 tournament proceed to the pull down the tab at the top of the home page that is labeled KSBA Tournaments and proceed to the 2017 KSBA Handicap Tournament where you will see the link for the entry form.

The updated committee assignments are posted in the Committee folder under the Contact Us tab at the top of the home page.

The 53rd Annual Kentucky State USBC BA (KSBA) Jamboree will be held this year July 15-16, 2017 at Galatic Alley in Cynthiana, KY. For more detailed information regarding the Jamboree please view the attached pdf’s below.

2017 Jamboree Letter 2017 Jamboree Entry Form

The results are in for the 2016 Kentucky State USBC Handicap Tournament that was held at Galaxy Lanes in Richmond, KY. Go to the Home Page and select the tournament tab at the top of the page and proceed to the 2016 KSBA Hand Tournament. From there you will be able to find the results of the tournament.

The results are in for the 2016 KSBA Senior State Tournament held in Somerset, KY October 8-9, 2016 at Briar Bowl. On the Home Page go to the tab at the top labeled KSBA Tournaments and select 2016 KSBA Seniors Tournament – you will find the results there for all six age classifications along with any possible prize money won.

Two more weeks until the beginning of the KSBA State Handicap Tournament in Richmond, KY. Dates are November 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, 2016 and the event is held at Galaxy Lanes. An entry form down below can be downloaded and sent in to the address listed on the back page. 2016 KSBA Tournament Entry Form

One more week before the KSBA Senior State Tournament begins. Entry deadline is October 7, 2016. Entry form listed below to download…..let’s have a great turnout!! 2016 KSBA SENIOR TOURNAMENT

Entry forms for the 2016 KSBA Senior State Tournament are now available. This year’s tournament will be held in Somerset, KY at Briar Bowl Lanes. The dates are October 8-9, 2016 with squads at 1pm and 4pm each day. A bowler must bowl six games and can choose two of four possible squads to meet the six game requirement. One squad each day can be done or both in one day, either way. Entry forms can be found under the KSBA Tournament tab located at the top of the Home Page. Select 2016 KSBA HDCP Seniors Tournament and it will take you to the tournament entry form itself which you can use to print an entry form, fill out to send in to the address mentioned on the bottom of the back page. Thanks and good luck in bowling this year’s tournament!!!

The tournament entry forms for the 2016 KSBA Handicap Tournament can be found under the KSBA Tournament tab located at the top of the Home Page. Select 2016 KSBA HDCP Tournament and it will take you to the tournament entry form itself which you can use to print an entry form, fill out to send in to the address mentioned on the bottom of page 4. Thanks and good luck in this year’s tournament.

The meeting minutes for the Annual Meeting this coming November 6th can be found by selecting the search tab at the top right of the Home Page and type in KSBA Annual Meeting. After that it will identify the KSBA Annual Meeting – select it and it will take you the KSBA Annual Meeting page where you will find the annual meeting minutes.

For those that are interested the latest version of the KSBA Policy & Procedures can be found under the Contact Us tab on the Home Page and then scroll down to select Bylaws/Pol & Procedures. Then you should see the pdf version of the Policy & Procedures.

The Jamboree Letter and Entry form for this year’s 2016 Jamboree can be found under the Jamboree tab located at the top of the home page. Hope to see everyone at the Jamboree located at Fern Valley Strike & Spare in Louisville, KY July 9-10, 2016.

Joe Byrd of the Monday Trio League at Danville Bowlerama averaged a 243.48 over 78 games this past season. Congratulations Joe!!

Brandon Simpson breaks the MCBA series record again!! Simpson set a new Madison County Bowling Association series record with a score of 879 in the TGIF League at Galaxy Center in Richmond April 15, 2016. His game scores were 280, 300, and 299. The 300 game was the 14th of his career. This was the ninth 800 series of his career, and the third time he has set a new MCBA series record. He first broke the previous record of 824 which was shed by John Poynter and Eric Grimes, with an 825 score in November 2014, then bettered that with a 857 in September 2015, before resetting the record  at 879 in April 2016. He currently leads the TGIF league with a 241 average through 75 games. It is believed the 879 score ties Kenny Stephens for the second highest series bowled in Kentucky. Anthony O’Neal holds the Kentucky record at 887.  Simpson is 34 years old and began sanctioned league bowling in 2009. (Information submitted by Dean Acker)

USBC CONVENTION CONCLUDES; DELEGATES APPROVE DUES CAP INCREASE LAS VEGAS – Delegates voted to increase the national dues cap and also voted on three board positions as the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting concluded Friday at The Orleans. Delegates approved bylaws amendments allowing national dues to increase up to a maximum of $15, and also approved amendments requiring non-merged local and non-merged state associations to be merged by Aug. 1, 2018. They rejected an amendment to allow state associations to have delegates for affiliate associations. Bylaws amendments required two-thirds of the voting delegates to approve to pass. Leading up to the USBC Convention, the USBC Board asked associations to support the dues cap increase amendment and set a schedule if it was approved – national dues will not increase for the 2016-2017 season, national dues would increase to $13 for the 2017-2018 season and national dues would not increase again before the 2022-2023 season. Delegates also approved a tournament rule amendment requiring bowlers to report any previous tournament adjustment/rerate unless tournament rules state otherwise, but rejected two league rule amendments. League and tournament amendments required a majority vote to pass. Five candidates ran for the three open positions on the USBC board. Current USBC President Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, New York, incumbent director Mark Martin of Waterford, Michigan, and Jeffrey Ussery of Tonganoxie, Kansas, were slated by the USBC Nominating Committee, while incumbent director Anthony Colangelo of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Yvette Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina, ran from the floor. Wilkinson (701 votes), Martin (629) and Ussery (536) were elected on the first ballot. Colangelo received 355 votes while Davis received 259 votes. Wilkinson, Martin and Ussery each will begin a three-year term starting Aug. 1. Kendra Gaines of Orlando, Florida, also will join the board for the 2016-2017 season. Gaines, the general manager at Aloma Bowl and a former Team USA member, was elected by Team USA athletes earlier this year. She replaces Andrew Cain, who termed out this year. The International Bowling Campus Youth Committee members also were determined earlier this year. Melissa McDaniel Morrow of Raleigh, North Carolina, who served as the chair of the IBC Youth Committee last season, was approved by the boards of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and USBC for a new three-year term. Morrow will be joined on the IBC Youth Committee by Chrissie Kent of Newark, New Jersey, and Kelly Marlin of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. During the convention, Bowl for the Cure® and Bowlers To Veterans Link (BVL) presentations highlighted USBC’s support of charitable causes during the last year. Through donations from local and state associations, plus merchandise sales and online donations, Bowl for the Cure® presented a $618,030.84 check to Susan G. Komen®. Bowl for the Cure® is a year-round fundraising initiative sponsored by USBC in partnership with Susan G. Komen®. Go online to BowlfortheCure.com to learn more. BVL, which provides recreational and therapeutic programs and services to brighten the days of America’s active duty and veteran service men and women, announced it made a total donation of just over $909,000 to the Department of Veterans Affairs because of contributions made during the 2014-2015 season. Founded in 1942, BVL has raised more than $45 million. BVL also honored the top state and local associations for their contributions. The top state association contributors were: California, $119,686; Michigan, $56,484; Virginia, $45,960; Texas, $38,535; and Tennessee, $31,571. The top local associations were: Nation’s Capital Area (Va.) USBC, $23,448; Citrus Belt (Calif.) USBC, $18,303; Metro Detroit USBC, $17,099; Metro Phoenix USBC, $15,763; and San Diego USBC, $11,621. Go to BowlForVeterans.org to learn more about BVL and to see all the state and local association contributions. RESULTS OF 2016 USBC ANNUAL MEETING LEGISLATIVE SESSION League Rules (majority needed) Amendment No. LR 1 – Rejected (270 accept, 625 reject) Rule 102e, Item 9, Duties of the Secretary Requires January 1 averages be submitted and adds deadlines on when averages must be submitted by. Amendment No. LR 2 – Rejected (70 accept, 836 reject) Rule 109a, Legal Lineup Requires legal lineup be present at the start of the game. Tournament Rules (majority needed) Amendment No. TR 1 – Accepted (775 accept, 123 reject) Rule 319c, Average Adjustments (Rerating) Requires bowler to report any previous tournament adjustment/rerate unless tournament rules state otherwise. Bylaws (two-third votes needed) Amendment No. B 1 – Accepted (623 accept, 287 reject) USBC National Bylaws Article II, Purposes Section B, Chartering State and Local Bowling Associations Requires non-merged local associations to be merged by August 1, 2018. Amendment No. B 2 – Accepted (653 accept, 248 reject) USBC National Bylaws Article II, Purposes Section B, Chartering State and Local Bowling Associations Requires non-merged state associations to be merged by August 1, 2018. Amendment No. B 3 – Accepted (675 accept, 221 reject) USBC National Bylaws Article III, Membership and Dues Section B, Dues Allows national dues to increase up to a maximum of $15. Note: Motion for secondary amendment to allow national dues to increase the maximum $1 a year for each of the next five years was rejected. (69 accept, 833 reject) Amendment No. B 4 – Rejected (150 accept, 726 reject) USBC National Bylaws Article VI, Meetings Section A, Annual Meeting, Item 3a Allows state associations to have delegates for affiliate associations. United States Bowling Congress The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women’s Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens. Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.


David Young is an individual who bowls in the Tri City Blues League at Southland Lanes on Tuesday night in Lexington, KY. He received a Certificate of Super Bowler last night (1/5/16) in recognition of his exemplary spirit and enthusiasm while bowling. Wish more people could be like David when bowling. He is out to just have a good time and his enthusiasm is contagious with others in the Tri City Blues. Well earned David!! Photo taken by Tammy Ellis.


Hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2016 be a blessing for everyone!!! Good luck and good bowling too!!

One of the things decided during the KSBA Annual Meeting on November 8, 2015 in Bowling Green, KY was that the state dues will be raised from $1 to $2 starting the new fiscal year beginning August 1, 2016. This will be effective for all twenty-one (21) local associations throughout the state. Teddy Gregg will be the new KSBA President taking over from Larry Christie of Bowling Green. The State Tournament will be held in Richmond, KY at Galaxy Bowl  the first three weekends of November and is hosted by the Madison County Bowling Association.

The 2015 KSBA Tournament Prize List as of 12/8/2015 is found under the 2015 KSBA HDCP TOURN tab.

Final results of the 2015 KSBA Handicap Bowling Tournament, after the third weekend, are listed under the 2015 KSBA HDCP TOURN tab.

Final results are in for the 32nd Annual Kentucky State Senior Bowling Tournament. One can find them under the 2015 KSBA Seniors Tournament tab located at the top of the home page. Thank you to the 123 participants in this year’s tournament!!

A big shout out to Eric Hartline – Assistant Association Manager, Ohio State USBC BA for putting this website together for the Kentucky State USBC BA!! His hard work and determination is very much appreciated!!

For those who would like to submit an article, or information related to the sport of bowling, score results of a tournament, etc., please select the “info” tab and fill out the required slots on the bottom left of the screen (name, email address, subject, message, and any attachments). If the file is larger than 1 MB then send it via email to either midwestbandit08@yahoo.com or pete.atkeson@hdrinc.com. Thank you for your support!!!