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YOUTH BOWLER OF THE YEARS--SCORES DUE NOW!

Young, sanctioned bowlers are eligible for recognition in the following areas according to their age as of Aug. 1, 2020.  Scores are requested from the league official.

The Bowler of the Year  honors the best of the best at a banquet (if all goes well, August 22). 

Check with your child's youth league official to make sure submission has taken place.



BANTAM:  8 and under: Girl:115game-325 series; Boy:140 game-375 series

 PREP: AGE 9-11: Girl:165 game-475 series;  Boy:190 game-500 series

JUNIOR: age 12-14: Girl:200 game-550 series; Boy:225 game-575 series

SENIOR: age 15-18:Girl:225 game-600 series     Boy:250 game-650 series


FINAL AVERAGES FROM ALL SANCTIONED LEAGUES ARE BEING GATHERED AT THIS TIME AND PREPARATIONS ARE UNDER WAY TO PUBLISH THEM IN A PRINTED FORM FOR THE CENTERS AND IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM FOR THE WEB.


THANK YOU TO ALL THE LEAGUE OFFICIALS THAT MAKE SURE BOWLER'S DATA IS SUBMITTED.






THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GREATER OMAHA AREA USBC WILL BE HELD JUNE 23, 2021, 6 PM AT 151 N. 72ND STREET, SUITE 3, THE LOCATION OF THE OFFICE.


ALL SANCTIONED BOWLERS OF THE OMAHA ASSOCIATION ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND MEET YOUR BOWLING OFFICIALS, HEAR THE STATUS OF THE ASSOCIATION VIA COMMITTEE REPORTS;ELECT BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS AND DELEGATES.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN!





   
   
   
     


 
   
   
   

OMAHA BOWLING ASSOCIATION  

HALL OF FAME            SELECTIONS

Hall of Fame -DON BARRY JR: Selected in the “Performance” category, at the time of nomination he had 31  300 games and 8  800 series the greatest being a 3-game set of 290, 300, 258=848! He has won many regional and local tournaments including those in Council Bluffs, South Dakota and Springfield, Missouri.  He has several top 25 finishes at the Nebraska State bowling tournament. Don serves a league president in two leagues. He has earned a fantastic reputation as team coordinator for six teams that participate in the Nebraska State Tournament and 12 teams that go to the USBC National Tournament each year.  Presentation March 17, 2021,  Mockingbird Lanes, 9:15 pm





Hall of Fame-JOSEPH  BLOEMER: About to celebrate his 84th birthday, Joseph has been a sanctioned bowler for over 65 years in the Omaha Association and still bowls twice a week in Senior Leagues.  Joseph was a member of many league championship teams, among them a title in the Chamber of Commerce League at Sky Lanes in the 1980-1981 season. This was the first time in Nebraska history an all-deaf team had won a championship.  The team repeated its championship for a second year the next season. He was the Omaha World Herald’s “Man Bowler of the Year” in 1956! His greatest contribution to the sport of bowling was being chairman of the Omaha Deaf Tournament each year from 1960 – 1963. He also competed in the Regional Tournament for the Deaf in Omaha, Lincoln, St. Louis and Kansas City, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Council Bluffs among a field of approximately 70 bowlers. Joe bowled in the World Deaf Championships of the National Deaf Bowling Association in Las Vegas in 1969. For his lifetime of support for the game of bowling in Omaha, Joe is selected to the Hall of Fame.

Presentation March 25, 2021, Mockingbird Lanes, 11:45 AM


Hall of Fame-LARRY DALL JR:  Also in the “Performance” category, Larry was destined to be a bowler. He started at age 6, at age 15 he had his first 800 series and at age 17 his first 300 game! In his career, he consistently carries an average of 230+, has had over 50  800 series and over 90  300 games!  Larry has won numerous titles, first place and top 10  finishes in regional and local tournaments including a PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) regional tournament. Presentation March 17, 2021,  Mockingbird Lanes, 9:15 pm

Hall of Fame-JIMMYE EWING: 93 years young has bowled for over 55 years. She was a Southeast Asian champion and has participated in many national and local tournaments.  She earned 21 medals at the Cornhusker Games in bowling.  She has served the bowlers as a league secretary.  For her Longevity and dedication to the sport she is selected to the Greater Omaha Bowling Hall of Fame. Presentation March 19, 2021  Papio Bowl at 6:15 pm


Hall of Fame-JOSEPHINE ROSS: This posthumous award being presented for 41 + years of league and tournament bowling. Starting back in 1954 at the Forty Bowl in the Black Women Saturday Night bowling league. Having outgrown that center, the league moved to the Music Box. The ladies were grand in their bowling skirt outfits! Josephine’s bowling began when she was a young girl and she often boasted about having nine strikes in a row. Her involvement in National tournaments earned her recognition plaques, the first being for 25 years participation; then 30 years; then 35 years, then 40 years recognition before her passing in 2007.  She also participated in the Cornhusker State games.  For her total involvement on the local and national bowling scenes, she is selected for membership in the Omaha Bowling Hall of Fame. Presentation, March 26, 2021, Mockingbird Lanes, 3:30 pm  




JOE BRUCKNER, bowling center mechanic is this year’s selection for the
TED MELONIS MEMORIAL AWARD:
Named for the late Ted Melonis who rose from a pinsetter mechanic at the Belle Bowl in Bellevue, Ne through the administrative ranks of bowling in the Omaha Association to become the President of the American Bowling Congress, (the membership organization boasting over 2 million members) in 1992, this award traditionally is given to a person “behind the scenes” in a bowling center. Presentation, March 17, 9:15 pm  Mockingbird Lanes



Recipient-CORY WATSON: Influenced by his Mother and his Grandmother (who loved duck pin bowling), Cory developed his own love for the game. He started bowling in 1976. His love of the game was not diminished by the loss of two fingers in 2011 or his bout with cancer in 2015.
SPIRIT OF COURAGE AWARD: “In recognition of your strength, perseverance and undeniable courage through trying times with an admirable attitude, love of life and the sport of bowling.”
Presentation March 19, 2021, Mockingbird Lanes, 7:00 pm



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SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION STARTS JUNE 1, 2021:


Office hours: Monday thruThursday-10 am to 2:30 pm. Friday the office is closed.

If the hours do not meet with your schedule, please contact the office for special arrangements.

Office Location:
151 N 72 St., Suite 3, Omaha, NE  68114   Sharing the East entrance and adjacent to West Lanes Bowling Center. During this pandemic event, main doors may be locked. Please call upon arrival.

There is a secure mail slot by the front door  for drop-off items and the answering machine is always on for your important messages or questions.
Contact information: Phone-402-551-4007, fax-402-556-6040, e-mail-goaba@qwestoffice.net or barbmelonis@gobowlomaha.org