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TNBA’s 2023 Souvenir Yearbook Magazine
The 2023 issue of TNBA’s Souvenir Yearbook Magazine is now available. This issue focuses on The National Bowling Association honoring our military veterans. Click to view this issue or check out our Souvenir Yearbook Program page to view this and earlier issues.
TNBA Week News: Junior Championship Roll-off
The 2023 TNBA Junior Program AJR Championship Roll-off will be this Saturday, May 20th, at Bowlero Lilburn, 3835 Lawrenceville Hwy in Lawrenceville, GA. The youth this year represent the Metropolitan NJ, Grand Rapids, Jackson Mid-South and Inland Empire Senates. Introduction of the bowlers and pictures will begin at 8:45AM. The tournament will start at 9:30AM and should be over by 1:00PM.
Following the completion of the tournament, the Awards banquet will be at the headquarters hotel, Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, starting at 3PM and should be over no later than 4:30PM. The cost is $40 per person. If you would like to attend the banquet, please let me know: Veronica Green, TNBA Junior Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TNBA Week: How to Get Around
There are several ways to get from the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, TNBA’s headquarters hotel. You can take advantage of car rentals, bus, or Uber, opportunities, but the quickest, less expensive way is by using Atlanta’s rapid transit system. Click here to find out more.
TNBA’s April, 2023 Bowler Magazine
The April, 2023 issue of TNBA’s Bowler magazine is now available. This issue focuses on The National Bowling Association 83rd Annual Convention & 81st Championship Tournament and articles of TNBA interest throughout the Senates. Click to view this issue and check out our Bowler Magazine Program page to view earlier issues.
King George R. Hull Memorial Golf Tournament.
King George R. Hull Memorial Golf Tournament, Raffle and Luncheon information and other 2023 Tournament and Convention activities may be found on our 2023 TNBA Week Page.
Wayde Broughton is interviewed by Discover Dunwoody as he promotes TNBA’s 2023 Convention & Tournament in Atlanta GA.
TNBA Historian, Wayde Broughton promotes TNBA at this televised interview with “Discover Dunwoody.com.” Wayde talks about the history of bowling as well as the history of TNBA as he explains the excitement of the TNBA membership going to Atlanta in 2023. See this interview on our Bowler Spotlight Page.
TNBA’s Owen O. Washington Scholarship Award Program
Dave Schroeder, USBC Communications, wrote an excellent summary of our Junior Bowlers weekend at USBC’s International Training and Research Center (ITRC). This 3-day workshop is one of the many collaborations between USBC and TNBA. Many thanks go out to TNBA’s Don Armstead, Veronica Green , ITRC Project Coordinator Barbara Council-Armstead and USBC’s ITRC staff for putting on another successful workshop.
See Dave’s on our Bowler Spotlight Page. Great job Dave on a report well done.
TNBA’s Owen O. Washington Scholarship Award Program
Each year the Owen O Washington Scholarship Committee has the pleasure of awarding scholarships to of some of TNBA’s brightest students. This year was no exception. We congratulate all of our recipients and invite you to listen to several of their Thank You messages. Applications can be found on this website. Read more on our Bowler Spotlight Page.
TNBA’s September,2022 Bowler Magazine
The September 2022 issue of TNBA’s Bowler magazine is now available. This issue highlights The National Bowling Association Hall of Famers and articles of TNBA interest throughout the Senates. Click to view this issue and check out our Bowler Magazine Program page to view earlier issues.
TNBA’s 80th Championship Tournament, 82 Annual Convention and 2022 TNBA Week kicks off with the AJR Junior Championship Roll-off
The winner of the 2022 AJR Junior Championship Roll-off was team “Air Strikers”, the Southern Regional champs from the Crescent City Senate out of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Evan McGloster Shoots a 267 at TNBA’s Southern Region Junior Tournament
Evan D. McGloster, age 10, rolls a 267 for a 608 series at TNBA’s Southern Region Junior Tournament, this year’s virtual tournament (this one held in Jackson MS.) He is a 2nd year Junior Gold Qualifier and bowls with team Metro 24 Rollers at the Metro 24 Bowling Center. This tournament is just one of 4 regional tournaments held in April for our junior bowlers. Evan is just one of many junior bowlers that bowled well at these tournaments. Our tournament directors are reporting scores in the high 260s, 270s and 280s.
The Central and Eastern junior tournaments were (or will be) held on site and the Western along with the Southern tournaments were held virtually. These regional junior tournaments will determine what teams will represent their region at our AJR Junior Championship Roll-Off during TNBA Week, Saturday, May 21 in Dallas, TX. This is where you will see the best of the best competing against each other. For this and other activities scheduled for TNBA Week 2022 in Dallas TX, visit our TNBA Week 2022 page.
TNBA’s January, 2022 Bowler Magazine
The January 2022 issue of TNBA’s Bowler magazine is now available. This issue highlights The National Bowling Association National King & Queen and articles of TNBA interest throughout the Senates. Check out our Bowler Magazine Program page to view this issue.
“And the winners are George Gohagan III and Gregory Thompson Jr.” – Gohagan and Thompson Takes the PBA West South Point Doubles
Third seeded George Gohagan lll and Gregory Thompson Jr. took home the gold in PBA West’s bi-annual Member/non-member Southpoint Doubles tournament held November 7, 2021. After a close 9 frame championship match with the number four seed, a tenth frame strikeout put them in the drivers set to win.
Read more on our Bowler Spotlight Page.
TNBA’s David Haynes wins Las Vegas Open (TAT)
Las Vegas bowler and TNBA Senate member, David Haynes came away with the $15,000 1st prize at the 2021 Las Vegas Open True Amateur Tournament (TAT) held at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, NV August 30th – September 5th.
Read more on our Bowler Spotlight Page.
The 2022 Souvenir Yearbook Journal focuses on TNBA’s historical Path; how our senates came to be and who made them possible. See more on our Yearbook Director Page.
“Many Stylessssss of Bowling”
TNBA welcomes “Many Stylessssss of Bowling“ into the TNBA Family.
Many Stylessssss of Bowling will be TNBA’s new Souvenir vendor. After multiple stages of vetting of proposals from a half dozen companies, including presentations along with question and answer sessions, TNBA’s souvenir vendor committee selected “Many Stylessssss of Bowling“ as the new vendor for The National Bowling Association, Inc.
Congratulations are in order for Many Stylessssss of Bowling as the new vendor of The National Bowling Association, Inc. See Many Stylessssss of Bowling’s welcome video and visit their website at our “Stylessssss” vendor page.
Queenie Green-Johnson: TNBA’s Las Vegas Senate recognizes their Bowlers.
TNBA staff writer Danny Mack highlights one of his senate members: “I had the opportunity to bowl with Queenie in the Sunday TNBA mixed fours league at The Orleans Bowling Lanes. Queenie is a great teammate, always willing to help you with your game.”
Read more about Queenie Green-Johnson and other TNBA bowlers on our Bowler Spotlight Page.
TNBA’s Historical Flipbook Stroll Through our King & Queen Program.
The four volume Flipbook of our “TNBA Kings & Queens By Year” historical stroll (for years 1958 thru 2020) is now online. This Flipbook displays our Royal Court, captures the essence of our King & Queen program and exemplifies what our Joe Thomas King & Queen Coronation Ball is all about. To view these volumes and learn more about our King & Queen program, visit our King & Queen Program page.
The September issue of TNBA’s Bowler magazine is now available. Check out our Bowler Magazine Program page to view this issue.
TNBA’s Collegiate Program
Through TNBA’s Collegiate Program’s communications with bowling coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), several have expressed an interest in female & male bowlers out of the TNBA Junior Programs for their respective university’s bowling teams.
Director Keith Bridgeforth has listed several colleges and universities that has Collegiate Bowling scholarship programs. Read more about this on our Collegiate Program Page.
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.
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