Lane Certification

On an annual basis the local association certifies all of the bowling centers in Southern Nevada. This involves a team of workers/volunteers ascending on the center and conducting a number of checks on each lane. Once this is done the center receives a report and has a certain amount of time to correct any deficiencies noted. If you would like to help or just watch this operation, take a look at the Certification Schedule – 2015 Next up: Virgin River(Sunday May 31 @ 7:30 a.m.)


Youth Ambassador

Molly Gallagher of Reno, Nevada, and Sean Wilcox of Altamonte Springs, Florida, have been selected as the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Youth Ambassadors of the Year.

Each year, the International Bowling Congress Youth Committee selects one male and one female USBC Youth bowler for their contributions to the sport, academic achievement and community involvement. Each will receive a $1,500 scholarship and could be selected to serve on the IBC Youth Committee.
Molly Gallagher, 17, is a junior at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno and serves on the youth committee for Greater Reno Sparks USBC. She is in her third year of service on the Nevada State USBC Youth Committee.

“Receiving this award is obviously a great honor,” Gallagher said. “It shows me that perseverance and dedication really do pay off.”

She is a board member of The Peanut Patrol, a non-profit organization that creates awareness and educates people about life-threatening peanut allergies. Through the organization, she helped create and served as assistant tournament director of the Molly and Melissa’s Annual "Peanut Patrol Bowling Tournament", a fundraiser for the organization that has been held the last six years.

She also helped create, and is involved in, the Peanut Patrol Teen Club, which started a two-day youth scholarship event and a no-tap youth/adult scholarship tournament that recognizes an individual who has made an impact on youth bowling. She was the first recipient of the Nevada State USBC Above and Beyond Scholarship in 2012.

The Youth Ambassadors will receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2015 USBC Convention in Omaha, Nebraska, to receive their awards. The USBC Convention, including the awards presentation, will be live streamed on



Needed: Photos of Hall of Fame Members

We are looking for close up photos of the following Hall of Fame members:

John Alexander (1995) Myr Deputy (2000) Margie Heaton (1998) Elton Kelly (1992)
Carol Lassiter (2002) Pat Mahoney (1996) Rochelle Neige (2010) Ora Norris (1992)
Jeanne Schwab (2000) Ruth Soehlke (1990) Betty Jo Ward (1999)  

If you have any please send them to the SNUSBCA office at


I wanta grow up …… someday

Some people have high expectations and some settle for whatever life allows. Meet a lady who lives life at a lower altitude than most. Janet is a long time member of the Southern Nevada Board but there are some things that have been known to perplex her so here is her solution to one of these.



Brunswick Mini Camp

Would you like a little help with your bowling from the likes of Walter Ray Williams Jr, Parker Bohn III, Shannon O'Keefe, Sean Rash Johnny Petraglia and six other great bowlers/instructors. If so, click here for more information. The event will take place on June 23rd at the Santa Fe Lanes.


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