January 2005

Rogers Junior Bowlers' News!


Bantam/Preps Birthdays:


Courtney Russell
Burke Stachurst

Junior/Major/Senior Birthdays:


John Cobb
Alica Cross
Cody Pierce
Collen Poplawski

Upcoming Activities:

Bowling (coaching) Clinic: First Saturday of the month during bowling season unless otherwise announced. Bantam/Preps clinic at 08:45 a.m., Junior/Major/Seniors clinic at 10:30 a.m. Both groups will meet in the meeting room for the first 15 – 20 minutes. February 5, 2005 we will be working on spare shooting. The March clinic will be the second Saturday, March 12, 2005.

Upcoming Tournament Events:

Pepsi Tournament: March 12 & 13, age 12 and over bowl at Enterprise Lanes in Benton , AR. March 20, age 11 and under bowl at Arkoma Lanes in Siloam Springs , AR.

City Tournament: February 19 & 20. Entry forms will be handed out January 29. Parents this will be a good event for your juniors to get to know the format of the YABA State Tournament. Team event as-well-as Doubles and Singles events will be bowled. Three games per event. If you bowl doubles you must bowl singles and vice versa. Team will be bowled one day the doubles and singles the other. Awards for first, second, and third places for Team, Doubles, and Singles. There will also be an award for all events combined scores. $8.00 per event.

Arkansas State YABA Tournament:

It is a lot more fun to go as a group, but it is not required. The tournament will be held in Jonesboro this year during the month of April. We are confirmed to bowl the weekend of April 30/May 1. Our squad times are 04:45 p.m. on Saturday and 08:00 a.m. on Sunday. You will need to be at the bowling center 1 hour prior to your squad time. This is what all the fund raisers have been about. You must pay your initial entry, then if your junior shows up for the tournament we try to refund your entire entry fee from the fund raiser money. We also try to pay part of the hotel room. The more people that help with the fund raisers, the more money we can raise toward the State Tournament. Because this benefits every bowler and family it is only fair that every bowler and family participate in at least one fund raiser. If you enter the tournament and then decide not to go your entry fee will not be refunded.

Fund Raiser News:

If anyone has any fund raiser ideas, please see Teddy Bingham.

Volunteers are needed for the 50/50 tickets. This is a big item for the adult leagues. You sell a bowler tickets for $ 1.00 each. If that bowlers' number is drawn they must bowl a strike to get half the money collected. If they do not bowl a strike another number is drawn until someone wins. The other half of the money goes to the Junior Bowlers. Volunteers, please see Teddy Bingham. If you volunteer you are expected to show up to work.

Notes to the Parents and Bowlers:

•  Remember you are part of a team. If you sign-up to go to a tournament you are expected to go. If you change your mind that decision not only affects you but also affects the entire team. Be a team player. You win as a team and you loose as a team.

•  Pre-bowling is allowed for school events, Out-of-town trips, and participation in another sport. Post bowling is allowed for illness or other emergencies. Wanting to sleep late on Saturday is not a reason for pre or post bowling.

•  Remember to show good sportsmanship toward your fellow bowlers. Name calling, making distracting noises, etc. while your opposing team is on the approach is BAD sportsmanship. Always treat the members of your team and your opposing team the way you want to be treated.

•  Parents, please remember you are allowed to coach your own children from the concourse, but, please do not coach other children unless specifically asked to do so. We have certified coaches to help the bowlers.

•  Only certified coaches and bowling center personnel are allowed in the bowling area while the youth are bowling. The only exception is that one adult may sit at the scoring table with younger bowlers to help them get on the correct lane when it is their turn to bowl and to write the scores down.

•  Bowlers and parents please do not correct scores. Contact a coach or bowling center employee to make score corrections. Younger junior bowlers, please let an adult write down and verify the scores.

•  Remember……..Character Counts!

Getting to know……

Rogers YABA President John Bosteder. John is a USA Bowling Coaching Level II Certified Coach. He was born in Grand Rapids , MN on July 25, 1963. He has been bowling for 18 years. He has a 13 years old son that has been bowling for 8 years. John has worked for Hiland Dairy for 12 years full time and has worked for the Rogers Bowling Center part time for the past 3 ½ years. He moved to Arkansas in 1989. He bowls in 3 leagues, Tuesday Business Men's, Thursday ABC, and the Friday Night Keglers. He has been the President of the Rogers Junior Bowlers for 7 years. Something that not many people know about John is that he won't be happy until we have 28 teams of Bantam/Prep bowlers and 28 teams of Junior/Major/Senior bowlers.