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TNBA/HBCU Invitational Collegiate Tournament

TNBA is partnering with Jackson State University to co-host the First Annual TNBA/HBCU Invitational Collegiate Tournament.  It will be held March 15-17, 2019 in D’Iberville, Mississippi and will be open to NCAA sanctioned women’s bowling teams.

TNBA members are encouraged to come out and witness this exciting, new event.  See more about this this tournament on our TNBA/HBCU Page.



TNBA’s 2018 King and Queen visits our Western Regional Tournament in Las Vegas, NV

King Duane and Queen Nikki kicked off their November tour of TNBA’s regional tournaments by visiting the Western Regional Tournament in Las Vegas Nevada.  See more about their exciting weekend in Vegas and their jam-packed visits to TNBA’s other regional tournaments at our Bowler Spotlight Page.


Oct. 1, TNBA’s Kings & Queens United wraps up their 2018 Annual Kings & Queens Retreat

This year’s Kings & Queens United’s annual retreat was held in the Inland Empire (Moreno Valley, CA) and hosted by Queen Emma Lawson with assistance from King Ron Hatcher and King William “Will I Am” Vivian. The busy weekend included trips to Warner Bros Studios and Universal Studios CityWalk in Burbank, CA, a trip up to Griffith Observatory, and a trip to Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. See more about this exciting weekend at our Bowler Spotlight Page.


Bobby Richardson

TNBA Hall of Famer, Life Member, Joe Blue recipient and long time TNBA supporter Bobby R. Richardson, Sr. passed away August 2, 2018.  He was one of the founders of the Junior Program and Scholarship Program’s Battle of the Sexes Scholarship Tournament, an event that helps fund the 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization that promotes the advancement of youth bowlers and provides scholarships for youth bowlers as well as children of adult members of the National Bowling Association.  Bobby was one of the most energetic, vocal supporters and the lead fund raiser for JP&SP.  Known for being able to squeeze a $20 bill out of a rock, Bobby was responsible for raising over $350,000 during his tenure of fundraising for JP&SP.  On Thursday, August 2, Bobby earned his golden wings.  He had requested that in lieu sending flowers, to please make a donation to TNBA’s Junior Program & Scholarship Program.  TNBA has set up a Go Fund Me account for those who wish to make a donation.  One hundred percent of all donations will go to JP&SP.  See more at our Bowler Spotlight Page.

Bowl Expo

The 2018 Bowl Expo was held in Las Vegas Nevada June 17- 21, 2018 Pictured at The National Bowling Association (T.N.B.A.) Display Booth, left to right National President Dewann Clark, National Tournament Director Debbie Lewis, National Secretary/Treasurer Annette Samuel-Triggs and National Vice President Dr. Michael Boykins. Not pictured, immediate past National President Gregory Green, Cincinnati Senate member Rodney Triggs and Las Vevas Senate member Danny Mack.
Bowl Expo gives companies a chance to showcase their products. From the Bowling Balls to the cash registers and everything in between were on display. Our National Officers were there to offer information about T.N.B.A. and to promote our great Tournaments.   [Submitted by Danny Mack]


TNBA’s 77th National Championship TournamentTNBA’s unofficial results from our 77th National Championship Tournament is now available. See more at our National Tournament page.



On Saturday, May 26, 2018, TNBA held its 2018 Bowler Appreciation Day picnic.  It was at Skore lanes.



 Find out more by visiting our 2018 TNBA Week page.: 

JP&SP’s 9th Annual National Golf Tournament in Ypsilanti, MI

TNBA’s The Junior Program & Scholarship Program held its 9th annual golf tournament at the Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Find out more by visiting our 2018 Golf Tournament Page.:



Calling Elite Youth TNBA Bowlers…2018 Youth Weekend at the ITRC Applications NOW AVAILABLE!

For the ninth year, top TNBA youth bowlers (4 boys and 4 girls) will be selected to participate in a two-day, training session at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas.  The deadline for submitting applications is APRIL 15, 2018 for the training program which takes place on Friday and Saturday, August 17&18. All expenses are paid by TNBA and the USBC.

Find out more on this remarkable program by visiting our Joint International Bowling Campus Page.


2018 Reed Hawthorne Singles Classic Winners

2018 Reed Hawthorne Singles Classic winners Marty Rigby (Super Seniors), Trisha Reid (Womens), AJ Rice (Mens) and Daniel Guerrieri (Seniors) with tournament director Tracy Day and asst, director Teon Hogan.  See more on the Reed-Hawthorne page.


Haynes Selected to Coach Hong Kong National Bowing Team

Las Vegas Bowling Senate member, David Haynes, was selected to coach the Hong Kong Bowling Team at the prestigious World Bowling Championship held in Las Vegas, November/December 2017.   David has been a member of the Las Vegas Senate for many years. After turning professional, David could no longer bowl in TNBA tournaments, but he renews his membership every year and support TNBA activities.    Click here  for the complete article.


Bowling coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have expressed an interest in female bowlers out of TNBA’s Junior Programs for their respective university’s women’s bowling teams.


Click here for information on the twenty-seven HBCU schools and some of the requirements, tips and expectations for their programs


Entry forms for the Margaret S. Lee Battle of the Sexes Scholarship Tournament are now available:

For Entry forms see TNBA Week 2018


“Black Girls Can Bowl 2”

TNBA Junior Bowler, collegiate bowler from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009 Veronica L Green Junior Singles Scratch Tournament winner and ITRC alumna Gazmine Mason writes about her TNBA experience and a new project she is working on.  This project is called “BGCB2”, short for “Black Girls Can Bowl Too”.   Click here  to learn more about her project.

Online Membership

The National Bowling Association now allows members to sign up and pay directly online for their membership cards. Using TNBA’s Online feature, you can now purchase your membership card online and have it automatically mailed directly to you with a notice going to your corresponding senate. Click here for additional information.


Fero Williams Rolls a Perfect 300 with the new Rhodman Bowling Ball During TNBA Week 2017

Long time TNBA member, former junior bowler and former Team USA member, Fero Williams rolled an 817 series at TNBA’s 2017 National Tournament in Las Vegas using the newly introduced “Rhodman” bowling ball produced by Hammer Products. Capitalizing on the high-performance characteristics of this ball, Fero’s high series included a perfect 300 game.  Hammer’s Rhodman bowling ball, an upper mid performance ball, was created to highlight the memory of the legendary William “Bill” Rhodman a key figure in the history of TNBA bowling and one of our more famous icons.  It was created to promote Hammer’s ongoing family and professional relationship with TNBA and to enhance the awareness of TNBA and its history.  Hammer designed this ball to give the bowler a complement to the Hammer Scandal bowling ball. Read more on this ball by visiting Hammer’s website.

See more on this and other TNBA Week 2017 activities by visiting  TNBA 2017


Our Junior Bowlers competed at the 2017 Anthony J. Roberts Championship Roll-off.

The winning teams of TNBA’s four Regional Junior Tournaments met in Las Vegas to compete in the 2017 Anthony J. Roberts Championship Roll-off held at The Orleans Casino and Hotel during TNBA Week 2017.  They included teams from Wilmington, DE (Eastern region), Chicago, IL (Central region), Orlando, FL (Southern region) and Denver, CO (Western region.)  This tournament consists of a handicap 3-round Step-Ladder competition after the teams bowl a two- game preliminary round to determine seed position.

See more on this and other TNBA Week 2017 activities by visiting  TNBA 2017


TNBA’s 2017 Gospel Fest was held Sunday,  May 21 during TNBA Week 2017.  TNBA Week was started off by “Rejoicing in the spirit with TNBA.”

2017-gospel-fest-flyer3Find out who our featured guests were, additional information on this grandiose event and other exciting  activities during TNBA Week 2017 by visiting  TNBA 2017


Central Region Super Youth


Bowling in this year’s USBC Masters Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada,  Jalen Mosley was the talk of the tournament.

Out of a field of almost 400 Bowlers from all over the world, Jalen had an unbelievable week.

Jalen became the youngest bowler in the history of the Masters to reach match play.  He has been bowling since he was two years old.   His highest game is 300 with a high series of 800.

(click here for more on Jalen Mosley.)  



TNBA would like to THANK everyone who participated in the 2017 Reed-Hawthorne Mixed Doubles and Singles Classic Tournament. Congratulations to our 2017 TNBA Reed Hawthorne Memorial Singles Classic Champions



Our Champs (from left to right):

Ron Holt – Super Senior Division

Dan Guerrieri – Senior Division

Rachael Albright – Women Division

Jordan Hornes – Men Division



Congratulations to our 2017 TNBA Reed Hawthorne Mixed Doubles Champions2017-tnba-reed-hawthorne-mixed-doubles-champions-janet-hill-and-kyler-mcdonald2



Janet Hill and

Kyler McDonald.





It’s time to get your ENTRIES in for the 2017 TNBA BILL RHODMAN TOURNAMENTS. 

The Western Regional Bill Rhodman Tournament will be held at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, CA. Mixed Doubles held Friday March 17, and Classic Singles starting on Saturday March 18-19, 2017. 

The Southern Regional Bill Rhodman Tournament will be held at Winchester Lanes in Memphis, TN. Mixed Doubles held Friday March 17, and Classic Singles starting on Saturday March 18-19, 2017. 

The Central Regional Bill Rhodman Tournament will be held at Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, MI. Mixed Doubles will be held on Friday March 24, and Single Classic starting on Saturday March 25-26, 2017. 

 The Eastern Regional Bill Rhodman Tournament will be held at Bowlerama Lanes in New Castle, DE. Mixed Doubles held Friday March 31, and Classic Singles starting on Saturday April 1-2, 2017.

For online registration or more information visit our Adult Tournament Page.



TNBA’s Kings & Queens United held their 2016 Annual Weekend Retreat on October 13-16, 2016 in St. Petersburg, FL.  This years retreat was hosted by Saint Petersburg Bowling Senate President, Queen Lenora Steward.

Kings & Queens United is one of TNBA’s social groups made up of former National kings and queens.  This  group formed in the spirit of continuous Sportsmanship, Fellowship and Friendship to promote TNBA’s King & Queen Program and to support and assist where ever possible, TNBA’s King & Queen Program director.

In addition to their annual business meeting held during TNBA’s TNBA Week and National Tournament, Kings & Queens United meet once a year “off site”, usually, the 2nd or 3rd week of October for a weekend of fun and relaxation. This year’s weekend included a cookout, picnic, tour of the city, jazz bar & dancing and fine cuisine (click here for a pictorial view.)  For more information on TNBA’s King & Queen Program contact director Pauline Davis at Pauline.davis@tnbainc.org.


Find out more about the Junior Program & Scholarship Program’s 2017 Alaskan Fundraising Cruise by contacting JP&SP Chairperson, Cornell Jackson (cornell.jackson@tnbainc.org)!!

Click HERE for the informational flyer for the 2017 The National Bowling Association (TNBA), Junior Programs & Scholarship Programs (JP&SP) Alaskan Cruise. This cruise raises funds for the Owen O. Washington Scholarship.

The 2013 and 2015 cruises raised approximately $8,000 for our student scholarships. What better way to assist our youth by enjoying the beautiful Alaskan scenery while on vacation? In 2015, our 76 cruisers had a fantastic time sailing the Southern Caribbean. With you, we can reach our goal to have 100 cruisers.


The “New” Leadership for The National Bowling Association, Inc.


Delegates attending The National Bowling Association, Inc. 77th Annual Convention in Dallas, TX,  elected Dewann Clark as President and Dr. Michael L. Boykins  as Vice-President.  Their terms begin on September 1, 2016.  They join Executive-Secretary-Treasurer, Annette R. Samuel and the recently elected National Director of Tournaments, Debbie R. Lewis, who succeeds Luther Moses (effective September 1, 2016), to compose the TNBA Cabinet.  

President-Elect Clark from Los Angeles CA, is a businessman and long-time member of T.N.B.A., he has previously held the following positions: Junior Council member, L.A. Senate Youth Director, L.A. Senate Vice-President, L.A. Senate President; National Director of Communications, and National Vice-President (a term that ends August 31, 2016).

2016-Doc2Vice President-Elect Boykins, a podiatrist from Ridgeland, Mississippi, is also a long-time member of T.N.B.A. and the Jackson Mid-South Senate. He is a T.N.B.A. Life Member, a Division One Women’s bowling coach and served as past National President of T.N.B.A. from 2008 – 2012.

Both Mr. Clark and Dr. Boykins are committed to taking the organization to “new heights” in technology, public relations, increasing membership and paving the way for the future of the youth within T.N.B.A.


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76th Annual National Tournament

USBC has reserved squad availability for May 17, 19, 28, 29, and 30th, 2017 for TNBA ONLY until June 24, 2016 (Only SIX days left). All unreserved spots will be made available to anyone on June 25th!! More information is available on the USBC TNBA OPEN 2017. DO NOT DELAY!!