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Dear TNBA member,

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, former TNBA national president, Mr. Perry Daniels, of the Dallas-Metroplex Bowling Senate left us to be with our Heavenly Father! Mr. Daniels was one of the most highly decorated and dynamic members of TNBA.  He served as our national president from 1992 -1996, was crowned TNBA King in 1998, marketing director from 1996-2000, USBC director at large for TNBA from 2005-2014, and held many more national, regional and local TNBA positions.  Mr. Daniels was inducted into TNBA’s Hall of Fame in 2019 for his meritorious contribution to the organization. For anyone that was ever in the presence of Perry, you would know that he was considered virtually the life of the party for any event that was going on. He would typically be the very first person on and the very last off the dance floor for many of our social events. All of us at the National Bowling Association, Inc. send our deep condolences to the Daniels family!

The Executive Cabinet met to discuss the current events that have transpired since the event of the coronavirus.  After careful consideration of the effect COVID-19 is having on our TNBA family, the bowling community and our US cities and states as a whole, we have collectively decided to POSTPONE our May 21- 31, 2020 national championship tournament and convention.  We are in the process of establishing dates to move this event to later this summer.  Most of the bowling centers and hotels are on extremely limited staff and/or completely unavailable right now.  We are requesting that those who have submitted entries for the tournament as well as those who have paid for paid convention fees to wait until the new dates have been established.

As previously stated, we will continue to closely monitor and follow the direction from the various local, city, state and national governmental entities, the private sector as well as the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization regarding the coronavirus disease.  We will provide updates on no less than a weekly basis on the status of TNBA events and activities.  We want to once again assure you that we are taking every precaution to promote a safe and healthy environment for our members, their families and the public in general.  For now, we ask everyone to follow the suggested protocol of self-quarantine, social distancing, and staying away from others if you find yourself with the known symptoms and/or feeling ill!

In the spirit of Sportsmanship, Fellowship and Friendship,

Dewann Clark, President
The National Bowling Association, Inc.

DBS Recognizes one of their Youth

Isabel Ping, a member of the Denver Bowling Senate Junior Bowling Program is a very confident, independent leader with a strong talent for bowling. She is very competitive and strives to compete with the best.  She has won multiple individual awards as well as several team and individual championships, including the 2018 – 2019 Queens / Duchess / Princess tournament for women where she placed 3rd in the Duchess division. She also recently bowled an 878 (300, 278, 300) in a Thanksgiving 9-pin No-Tap fundraising tournament for the DBS Jrs. program.

Read more about Isabel on our Bowler Spotlight Page.

TNBA Junior Program Sweepstakes Fundraiser

Check out the winners of TNBA’s Junior Program Sweepstakes Fundraiser. For the second year, the TNBA Junior Program sponsored the FundCrazr Sweepstakes Fundraiser. The proceeds from this fundraiser benefits the TNBA Junior Program and helps with the funding of the TNBA Anthony J. Roberts Championship Roll-Off, the Youth Council, the TNBA/USBC Training Initiative and the overall operation of the Junior Program.  See the winners on our Bowler Spotlight Page.

Ari Wilson Captures PBA
Western Regional Title

Bowling in the recent Western Regional Member Non-Member doubles tournament held in South Point Bowling Plaza, Ari Wilson along with his doubles partner Zack Hattori won the Western Regional Doubles Title. This feat has only been accomplished by a handful of amateur bowlers. See more on our Bowler Spotlight Page.

 

 

 

 

TNBA’s Eastern Field Representative Robert Danzy Jr.

gave a refreshing background on the history and structure of TNBA when he was featured in the Thursday 9/19/19 issue of The Daily Gazette located in Schenectady/Albany NY.

In this article, The Daily Gazette said that “ Robert Danzy Jr. is aggressively — and passionately — promoting an old bowling sanctioning body that might not be too familiar to many local keglers.” TNBA’s Vice President, Dr. Michael Boykins points out that it was “really nice work by our newest Eastern Field Representative” See more on our Bowler Spotlight Page.

 

 

 

TNBA Promotional Video — Celebrating our 80th Anniversary

TNBA has produced a short video documentary about our organization, along with several short snippets that have been extracted from the larger documentary highlighting various aspects or specific programs of our organization. These videos educate others about our organization, it’s history and what it is that uniquely sets us apart from other bowling organizations.

The fifth snippet:  “Tournaments.”  See more on our Bowler Spotlight Page.

Dewann Clark, President, The National Bowling Association, Inc.
Celebrating our 80th Anniversary 1939 – 2019

 

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TNBA/HBCU Invitational Collegiate Tournament

The first TNBA/HBCU Invitational Collegiate Tournament was held March 156-17, 2019 in D’lberville, Mississippi. It was live streamed on YouTube; the competition was fierce and the tournament was a tremendous success! It was hosted by TNBA along with and the Jackson State University. Participating schools included Alabama A&M, Alabama State University (ASU), Florida A&M (FAMU), Grambling State University, Jackson State University (JSU), Southern University (SU), Texas Southern (TSU) and Virginia State University.
See more about this this tournament on our TNBA/HBCU Page.

 

 

Only 10 Years Old, Kai Strothers makes HISTORY in NEW JERSEY..

Kai, a 5th grade student, a member of the Metropolitan Bowling Senate of New Jersey and a member of the Jersey Lanes Junior Bowling League located in Linden, New Jersey bowled a PERFECT 300 GAME to become the YOUNGEST Bowler in the State of New Jersey to accomplish this great feat. He had games of 226 – 245 and 300 for a total series of 771.  See more of this young bowler on our Bowler Spotlight Page.

 

 

Las Vegas: The 2019 United Bowling Congress Team USA Trials

We have several TNBA Juniors bowling this year’s Team USA Trials. We are very proud of our Juniors and our outstanding Junior Programs. We have been watching our young bowlers grow from tiny tots using two hands to bowl, to who are now in college or has graduated from college becoming outstanding young men and women. They are now throwing bowling balls up to eighteen miles per hour with very high rev rates.  Morgan and Mason Moore are brothers who started bowling at the age of 3. Morgan and Mason are students at Midland University in Fremont Nebraska.  Gazmine Mason nick name “GG” is also bowling 2019 Team USA. We have been following this youth bowler for several years. See more of these young bowlers on our  Bowler Spotlight Page.