OPEN & WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS “SPECTATOR” UPDATE INFORMATION

We respectively request that NO SPECTATORS accompany bowlers to the 2021 Open & Women’s Championships.
Please read further down for specific tournament location information concerning center seating configurations.

2021 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS – Springfield

Team House – Northridge Lanes

Northridge Lanes is a small center with a very limited area on the concourse. One team will be sitting down at lane level and the other will be on the concourse.
There will not be room for spectators due to state and local mandates requiring specific table configurations.

Doubles/Singles House – Victory Lanes

Victory Lanes is a center that has a very limited area behind the bowlers. Specific areas of the center do not have room for extra people beyond the bowlers. Bowlers will be in the settee area and there are very limited (non-movable) seats behind them.  There really is no room for spectators and still maintain the 6-foot distance between people.

2021 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS- Columbus

Team House – HP Lanes

HP Lanes has undergone major renovations and has specific seating for team bowlers but due to state and local mandates requiring specific seating configurations – there are not a lot of extra chairs for spectators. 
In order to eat or drink – bowlers and spectators must be seated and with the lack of available seating spectators will be standing and not be able to eat or drink.

Doubles/Singles House – Columbus Square Bowling Palace

Due to the pandemic mandates – the center has put up dividers between lanes in the seating area for bowlers.  Every pair has one of these dividers along with “roped off” areas for each pair.  There are directional arrows on the floors for walking either way.  These precautions reduce the number of chairs dramatically.  The side entrances are now “Exit Only” doors (locked from the outside) and the only place to enter the building is through the front doors.

Due to these major changes in each center (State & Local mandates)

bringing a spectator to the tournament will not only cause problems for the center

but will endanger the health and wellbeing of everyone in the building.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING SPECTATORS TO THE TOURNAMENTS!

The 2021 State Open Championships

The 2021 Ohio State USBC State Open Championships will be hosted by the Central Ohio USBC in Columbus, Ohio. The team center will be HP Lanes and the doubles/singles center will be the Columbus Square Bowling Palace. Tournament dates will be February 27 thru May 2, 2021 (excluding Easter weekend). Entry forms will be available in bowling centers by the middle of September.

The 2021 State Women’s Championships

The 2021 Ohio State USBC State Women’s Championships will be hosted by the Springfield Clark County USBC in Springfield, Ohio. The team center will be Northridge Lanes and the doubles/singles center will be Victory Lanes.Tournament dates will be March 6 thru May 2, 2021 (excluding Easter weekend).Entry forms will be available in bowling centers by the middle of September.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

With the emphasis being placed on the health and wellbeing of you, our membership, the Ohio State USBC is announcing that we have rescheduled our events that were to take place in January 2021 to dates later in the year, when we hope some of the COVID 19 restrictions are lifted and danger of transmission is lowered.

The Ohio State USBC Annual Meeting weekend will be May 21 & 22, 2021 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest.  The Hall of Fame Gala Celebration will be held on Saturday May 22nd.

The Ohio State USBC Queen’s Tournament will be held on June 12-13, 2021 at Park Lanes in Heath, Ohio.

We have also moved the date of the Buckeye All Events Tournament to June 19, 2021, in an effort to give local associations a longer window to finish their own championships.  The Buckeye All Events Tournament will be held at HP Lanes in Columbus.

News from Buckeye Bowling Writers

President’s Message: To say the 2019-2020 season was unprecedented would be an understate- ment. The COVID pandemic shattered bowling competition and put all of our lives on hold for a considerable amount of time. In my case, it made me more aware of how important bowling and my bowling family are to my own wellbeing.

The 2020-21 season is beginning with some restriction still in place, but I would like to be optimistic and say by January and our Ohio State USBC and BBW Convention time we will be able to proceed with some manner of normalcy. Your BBW board of directors is already planning ways we can present the Exchange Mart and Welcome Party on Friday evening and our Annual Meeting on Saturday morning. Our theme for the Exchange Mart will be “Be a Communication Super Hero”. Our Super Heroes have always come in to save the day and contributed greatly to the optimism of the public. We need to bring that positivity and optimism into play as we move forward and return to our new normal.

All our forms will be included in an Ohio State USBC mailing and are available on our website: www.buckeyebowlingwriters.com as well as on the Ohio State USBC website under the Local Association Tab. It’s not too early to start preparing an application form for that person in your local association who exemplifies: Promotion of your Local Events (Mary Jannetto Award), Excellence in Bowling Involvement (Ruth Heath-Trott Award), and for male only Excellence in Bowling Involvement (Garrett Swartz Award). We know you all promote your local events in many ways, and some of you have found very unique approaches – these are the things that you should be sharing with other associations by entering your unique ideas in the Writing and Photography Contests. I see so many GREAT pictures on Facebook – this year take the time to submit one of them for our Photography Contest. Deadline for all of our Awards and Contests is November 1 . Continue to PROMOTE and PUBLIIZE your local association. We appreciate all you do to support BOWLING IN OHIO!  – Ruth

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Ohio State USBC News Release

The board of directors of the Ohio State USBC is pleased to announce, effective January 1, 2021, Nicole Stiteler, Summit County USBC and Ohio State USBC board member, has been hired to fill the vacant position of Assistant Association Manager of the Ohio State USBC.  Nikki will continue as State Youth Pepsi Chairperson in addition to learning the intricacies of managing the state association.

Ohio State USBC News Release

The Ohio State USBC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that a Women’s Championship Tournament Manager has been selected. Roberta Havholm of the Greater Dayton USBC has accepted the position and will begin her duties at the upcoming 2021 Ohio State USBC Women’s Championships in Springfield starting Mach 6, 2021. Roberta is excitedly looking forward to meeting and greeting this years’ tournament participants. In addition, Lora Steltzer of the Springfield Clark County USBC will be working with Roberta and managing the other bowling center.

Buckeye All Events Tournament

This is a tournament open to the 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 All Events Handicap & Scratch winners of both the Open and Women’s Championship Tournaments of any Ohio State USBC affiliated local association where All Events Handicap & Scratch are part of the local association tournament. The 2021 tournament will be held at HP Lanes in Columbus, Ohio on June 19, 2021. Entries forms will be sent out to all local associations in the fall.

The Ohio State USBC Youth Championships

Heath, Ohio (Park Lanes)****

This handicap youth tournament is open to Ohio youth members who are under the age of 18 as of July 31, 2021. The youth must bowl in a USBC certified league within the jurisdiction of the Ohio State USBC or live within the state.

The 2021 tournament will be held at Park Lanes in Heath, Ohio. Tournament dates will be March 27/28 & April 10/11, 2021. Tournament entry forms will come out in October.

Women's Championships Tournament information

The 2021 Ohio State USBC State Women’s Championships will be hosted by the Springfield Clark County USBC in Springfield, Ohio. The team center will be Northridge Lanes and the doubles/singles center will be Victory Lanes.Tournament dates will be February 27 thru May 2, 2021 (excluding Easter weekend).

To get further information concerning the tournament – please “click” below.

Open Championships Tournament Information

The 2021 Ohio State USBC State Open Championships will be hosted by the Central Ohio USBC in Columbus, Ohio. The team center will be HP Lanes and the doubles/singles center will be the Columbus Square Bowling Palace.Tournament dates will be February 27 thru May 2, 2021 (excluding Easter weekend).

To get further information concerning the tournament – please “click” below.

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