It seems hard to believe that summer break is almost over and fall leagues are beginning to form. If you haven’t even looked at your equipment since April, you should probably get it out and think about a resurface or at least a deep cleaning. Bowling balls really do work better if you keep them clean and replace your grips as they start to wear out. We haven’t seen as many changes in the bowling world as we thought we might over the last year, but it takes quite a while for it to work its way down to the local level. USBC has promised to put as much effort as possible into promoting the future of bowling but it really requires a lot of effort down here at the local level as well. The Chico USBC has recently put time and money into an informational booth at the Thursday Night Farmers Market in downtown Chico in hopes of bringing more attention to certified league bowling. We have partnered with AMF Orchard Lanes and had a guest appearance by Tommy 10 pin. Tommy was a big hit with the kids and helped us raffle off 2 bowling balls last summer at Youth Fun Day in August. In addition to the market, we also entered a float in the Parade of Lights with bowling as the main theme. This was definitely a highlight of the fall season. We are planning a similar campaign this year. So if you have any ideas or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact myself or any other board member, we would love to hear from you. And don’t be afraid to reach out to your friends and family about joining a league. We will be holding several bowling fundamentals clinics again this year with some great instruction from local proshop staff and other well-seasoned lane veterans. I am looking forward to another great season with a few exciting twists on some tried and true events. So come on Chico bowlers, Strike up some fun.
Brett Kociemba President, Chico USBC
USBC Mission: The United States Bowling Congress as the National Governing Body ensures the integrity and protects the future of the sport, provides programs and services and enhances the bowling experience