GREATER LAKE COUNTY USBC Organizational Meeting


89th. Annual LCBA Championship Tournament Bertrand Lanes

Our host center for the 2018 - 89th. Annual Championship Tournament will be Bertrand Lanes 2616 Washington St. Waukegan Illinois 847-244-1300.


We welcome back our sponsor Hammer Bowling and excited to introduce our events co-sponsor NorStates Bank for the 2018 event. The tournament entry form is now in your local centers, or click on the tournament flyer below for your copy today. 

Entries for this event open November 19, 2017, early reservations and entry are encouraged to get the squad dates and times of your choice!.

All entries pre-paid by February 4, 2018 will receive one ticket per entrant on your entry form towards a Hammer Bowling Ball raffle.

9th. Annual LCBA Baker Team Tournament Raymond's Bowl

The 9th. Annual Lake County BA Baker Team Tournament will be hosted Sunday January 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm. at Raymond's Bowl 3690 N. Johnsburg Rd. Johnsburg, IL 815-385-1475. We also welcome back Hammer Bowling as our event sponsor and our champions will receive a cash prize and a Hammer Bowling ball for each member of the team. 

Click on our tournament flyer for event rules and entry form! 

2018 Baker Tournament Flyer

The future of Lake County bowling could include you!

Effective August 1, 2018 the Lake County Bowling Association, Waukegan Woman's Bowling Association, Lake County Woman's Bowling Association and the Lake County Youth USBC will be merged to provide a single association for all Lake County bowlers to be known as the "Greater Lake County USBC".
This soon to be merged bowling association is looking for dedicated candidates to join the new board to volunteer in promoting sanctioned league and tournament bowling in Lake County. 

2016-2017 Stars of Tomorrow Recipients

The Lake County Bowling Association would like to congratulate the following youth bowlers for being our 2017 Star of Tomorrow Scholarship award winners.

Emily Voight, Joshua Singer, Miles Pletcher, Danny Chmura, Donald Voight and Andrew Lauer.

Their accomplishment will be recognized during the LCBA Hall of Fame event Saturday September 23, 2017 athe Glen Flora Country Club.

Seating is limited for this event, click on the event form below for more details of this event. 

2017 Hall of Fame Flyer

2017 Hall of Fame and Star of Tomorrow Event Reception

Join the Lake County Bowling Association September 23, 2017 for the induction of Ken Barton and John Eifert into the associations Hall of Fame. 

This event will include our 2017 Star of Tomorrow Scholarship awards winners, the Bowler of the year and All-lake County team and our senior bowler of the year winners. 

2017 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner reception Reservation Form Please submit your reservation by September 9, 2017 to secure your spot. 

2017 Hall of Fame Flyer


2017 LCBA 24th. Annual Senior Tournament - Sunset Bowl

Our host center for the 24th. Annual Senior Tournament will be Sunset Bowl, 2015 N. Lewis Ave. Waukegan Illinois

This event is open to all USBC Lake County BA members who are 50 years and over as of September 30, 2017. 

New this year is an optional Doubles event where bowlers can decide to bowl all six games in one day or come back to bowl the optional event another day. This tournament will run Saturdays September 30 and October 7, 2017 and on Sunday October 1, and 8, 2017. all Squads start at 1:00 pm cst. Entry is $25.00 per bowler, per event. This is a handicap event based on 90% of 220. 

The singles event will offer two divisions for bowlers 50-64 years of and and 65 and older. The new optional doubles event will feature a single division for all bowlers. We encourage early entry into this event and walk-in entries will be accepted. 

For complete rules and entry form click on the link.

2017 LCBA Senior Tournament Entry Rules

Please note the new mailing address for sending your entry: LCBA Senior Tournament, 2412 SE Thornwood Dr., Lindenhurst, IL 60046

2017 Hall of Fame and Star of Tomorrow Event

Lake County Members, mark your calendar for this event: The LCBA Hall of Fame and Stars of Tomorrow event will be held September 23, 2017 at the Glen Flora Country Club 2200 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087. The event will feature the induction of Ken Barton into the LCBA Hall of Fame, our Youth Stars of tomorrow scholarship recipients, the All Lake County Team and our Bowler of the Year and Senior Bowler of the year. Details on the additional winners of these awards will be posted in the following weeks.

Ken Barton

Ken Barton - 2017 Hall of Fame inductee.


Bill Spigner's 50th. ABC-USBC Open Championship

Sunday May 21, 2017 Las Vegas Nevada, a milestone was recognized during the annual Open Championship team event.

Bill Spigner accompanied by his wife Barb, his sons JimmyRobert and grandson Judah celebrated this lifetime event as Bill's was being recognized for this 50th. participation in the annual ABC/USBC tournament.

On behalf of the Lake County Bowling Association we would like to congratulate Bill on this accomplishment and his continued support and dedication to our sport.

Please follow this link to read the story from USBC’s Matt Cannizzaro and Brian Hirsch from and Video of the presentation and Bill's speech on YouTube.

USBC Open Championships Tournament director Duane Hagen presenting Bill and his grandson Judah the 50th. participation gold and diamond lapel pin and plaque. 

LCBA Annual Meeting Sunday May 7, 2017 - Brunswick Zone Hawthorn

Annual Meeting

The Lake County Bowling Association will be holding our annual meeting: Sunday May 7, 2017 at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn 316 Center Dr Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Check in - 5:00 - Meeting - 6:00

This meeting will consist of election of board members and reports from each of the committees. All current members of the LCBA are eligiible to participate and vote.

If you have any questions or concerns we welcome all who would like to discuss the state of the sport in Lake County. 

Food and beverages will be served after the meeting comes to a close.

If you are interesting in running for a position on the board as a Director, Vice President, or President, please send your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than April 23, 2017 (15 days prior to meeting), or mail your application here:

Lake County BA
2412 SE Thornwood Dr.

Lindenhurst, IL 60046

Click on this link for the Lake County BA Board Application

88th Annual LCBA Championships Tournament - BZ Hawthorn

Brunswick Zone                                                                     Hammer Logo BW2

The Lake County Bowling Associations 88th. Annual Championship Tournament was held at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn 316 Center Drive, Vernon Hills Illinois 60061. The LCBA would like to thank Joe Vrobel and his staff hosting this event. The LCBA would also like to thank Hammer Bowling for their continued sponsorship of this year's event. 

2017 LCBA Championships Final Prize Fund Report

Top 5 Standings - Doubles - Singles - All Events

Doubles Handicap 

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1) 1,520 - Jon Cervantes / Pandya Nachiket
2) 1,493 - John Tomlin / Joseph Vrobel
3) 1,456 - Jamie Baker / Ryan Baker
4) 1,445 - Thomas Trapanier / Tom Trapanier
5) 1,445 - Bill Carlton / Dale Lehman

Doubles - Optional Scratch

1) 1,398 - Jaron Vales / Jamie Kaiser
2) 1,384 - Mark Raymond Jr. / Mike Steil
3) 1,372 - Matthew Wood / Charles Rosset
4) 1,370 - Gabriel Rodriguez / Ryan Schmeling
5) 1,363 - Bill Carlton / Dale Lehman

Complete List of Doubles Scratch and Handicap Standings

Singles Handicap

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1) 785 - Ryan Ferguson
2) 781 - Elwell Weatherhead
3) 776 - Frederick Tompkins
4) 772 - Kyle Lindblom
5) 768 - Tom Trapanier

Singles - Optional Scratch

1) 765 - Andrew Decaluwe
2) 750 - Ryan Schmeling
3) 748 - Mark Rydberg
4) 744 - Alan Mendoza
5) 740 - Jason Graham & Pat Cornell

Complete List of Singles Scratch and Handicap Standings

All Event Handicap

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1) 2,175 - Ryan Schmeling
2) 2,165 - Jim Michalec
3) 2,163 - Shawn Morris
4) 2,158 - Spencer Baumruk
5) 2,157 - Howard Rothstein and Jamie Kaiser

Complete List of All Events Handicap Standings

All Events - Optional Scratch

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1) 2,163 - Shawn Morris
2) 2,157 - Jamie Kaiser
3) 2,127 - Ryan Schmeling
4) 2,113 - James Spigner
5) 2,102 - Daniel Litewski

Complete List of All Events Scratch Standings

Winning both Handicap and Scratch team events with a series of 3,517 is Get A Grip Pro Shop

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Pictured: EBI Hammer Rep. Shawn Morris, Jamie Sensabaugh, Patrice Yanel, Ryan Yanel and Dustin Vasey.

Top 5 Standings - Team Event

Team Handicap

1) 3,517 - Get A Grip Pro Shop
2) 3,477 - Mels Team
3) 3,468 - Opponent
4) 3,467 - Tuck And The Boys
5) 3,465 - Lakes Bowl

Team Scratch

1) 3,517 - Get A Grip Pro Shop
2) 3,465 - Lakes Bowl
3) 3,378 - Chicago Bowler Shop
4) 3,349 - Bowler's Universe Vernon Hills
5) 3,339 - G&P Records

Team Event - Complete Standings


2017 88th LCBA Championship Entry Form

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This is a great App for league secretaries and team captains!

Get quick access to your average, achievements, and Championship average.

The app includes the Find a Member feature to get your tournament applications ready for you and your teammates. Quick access to your annual USBC Membership card if you forget to carry it around. The complete Rulebook, BowlTV Videos and recent bowling News.

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Nothing Hits Like a Hammer Continues!

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The Lake County Bowling Association would like to Thank Ebonite International Inc and Shawn Morris for their continued sponsorship the Lake County Bowling Associations Team Baker and Championship Tournament events for the 2016-2017 Season.

#Ebonite #NothingHitsLikeAHammer

LCBA 2016-2017 Tournament Calendar of Events

The 2016-2017 Lake County Bowling Association Annual Event poster will be displayed in your local bowling center shortly. Click on the poster below for your own PDF copy.

2016 2017 LCBA Event Poster


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