Greater Houston Bowling Senate-TNBA

Greater Houston Bowling Senate-TNBA The Greater Houston Bowling Senate was created to help promote the sport of bowling in and around the greater Houston area. The Greater Houston Bowling is a non- for- profit organization that works for the betterment of all communities in and around Houston, Texas.

We strive to recognize our members bowling accomplishments and to be there when called upon for support. We also travel all over the country bowling as a group. We thank Face book for giving us the opportunity to immortalize several of our past members in photos that are gone but not forgotten.

Operating as usual

GHBS on the campus of Prairie View A&M showing support for the Lady Tigers and Lady Panthers bowling.   Looking forward ...
10/09/2021

GHBS on the campus of Prairie View A&M showing support for the Lady Tigers and Lady Panthers bowling. Looking forward to building a lasting relationship with both of these local SWAC programs.

Johnny Johnson
President GHBS

GHBS on the campus of Prairie View A&M showing support for the Lady Tigers and Lady Panthers bowling. Looking forward to building a lasting relationship with both of these local SWAC programs.

Johnny Johnson
President GHBS

10/02/2021

Help me wish Senate VP and Hall of Famer Sandra White a big happy Birthday.

Johnny Johnson

10/02/2021

Let's congratulate Brandon Mitchell for a nice 300 in the Friday night Just 4 Fun league at Emerald Bowl.

I Thessalonians 5:18 says "in everything give thanks; this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus."  I want t...
09/25/2021

I Thessalonians 5:18 says "in everything give thanks; this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus." I want to give thanks to the TNBA Monday night league and the Just 4 Fun Friday night league for helping me kick start my campaign bid for King of TNBA. Every Monday night, I and the senate members will be selling 50/50 tickets and raffle tickets. Friday nights I will be selling raffle tickets during our Just 4 Fun league. I thank God for you, the GHBS senate members for allowing me to represent our senate during this fundraiser. You can help me by either purchasing tickets from a senate member at one of your centers or becoming a campaign sponsor by selling tickets or hosting a fundraising event. For more information, you can respond to this message or email me at [email protected]

Thanks in advance for your support
Johnny D. Johnson
President, Greater Houston Bowling Senate

I Thessalonians 5:18 says "in everything give thanks; this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus." I want to give thanks to the TNBA Monday night league and the Just 4 Fun Friday night league for helping me kick start my campaign bid for King of TNBA. Every Monday night, I and the senate members will be selling 50/50 tickets and raffle tickets. Friday nights I will be selling raffle tickets during our Just 4 Fun league. I thank God for you, the GHBS senate members for allowing me to represent our senate during this fundraiser. You can help me by either purchasing tickets from a senate member at one of your centers or becoming a campaign sponsor by selling tickets or hosting a fundraising event. For more information, you can respond to this message or email me at [email protected]

Thanks in advance for your support
Johnny D. Johnson
President, Greater Houston Bowling Senate

09/18/2021

Friday night Just 4 Fun league at Emerald Bowl week 2 was hot. Congrats to TNBA members Joe Pinkney and Kenrick Collins for their 300 games.

09/15/2021

Good afternoon TNBA family. Today I and several other bowlers attended the beautiful homegoing service for the daughter of Tyrone and Shun Vessel, Zaven Rollins. Tyrone and Shun, you and your family will continue to be in the prayers of GHBS.

Johnny Johnson
President, GHBS

Alright TNBA family and followers. Help me congratulate Gilbert Cubos as he receives his TNBA 300 Ring.
09/15/2021

Alright TNBA family and followers. Help me congratulate Gilbert Cubos as he receives his TNBA 300 Ring.

Alright TNBA family and followers. Help me congratulate Gilbert Cubos as he receives his TNBA 300 Ring.

Please help me congratulate Cory Ollison as he receives his TNBA ring for a nice 800 series.
09/15/2021

Please help me congratulate Cory Ollison as he receives his TNBA ring for a nice 800 series.

Please help me congratulate Cory Ollison as he receives his TNBA ring for a nice 800 series.

Hello Greater Houston Bowling Senate Members, Friends, Family and SupportersI am excited to announce my candidacy for 20...
09/13/2021

Hello Greater Houston Bowling Senate Members, Friends, Family and Supporters

I am excited to announce my candidacy for 2022 TNBA King. The TNBA King and Queen Program holds an annual contest where winners are determined by the candidate selling the largest number of votes. The Senate will receive 33 1/3 percent of the net amount of the balance raised as a bonus for the senate's participation. The Kick-Off date for this contest is September 1, 2021 and ends May 1, 2022. The raffle tickets printed by the TNBA, Inc., are used to "sell" votes. In addition to the raffle tickets, there will be a number of fundraising activities planned for your participation and support. The Greater Houston Bowling Senate has never had a win in this contest. Let's make this happen! We welcome members that want to join the campaign team. Please direct your correspondence to GHBSJOHNNYFOR [email protected]

Thank you for your support!

Johnny Johnson

Hello Greater Houston Bowling Senate Members, Friends, Family and Supporters

I am excited to announce my candidacy for 2022 TNBA King. The TNBA King and Queen Program holds an annual contest where winners are determined by the candidate selling the largest number of votes. The Senate will receive 33 1/3 percent of the net amount of the balance raised as a bonus for the senate's participation. The Kick-Off date for this contest is September 1, 2021 and ends May 1, 2022. The raffle tickets printed by the TNBA, Inc., are used to "sell" votes. In addition to the raffle tickets, there will be a number of fundraising activities planned for your participation and support. The Greater Houston Bowling Senate has never had a win in this contest. Let's make this happen! We welcome members that want to join the campaign team. Please direct your correspondence to GHBSJOHNNYFOR [email protected]

Thank you for your support!

Johnny Johnson

U.S. BOWLING LEAGUE DAYEach year league bowlers across the United States recognize U.S. Bowling League Day on September ...
09/03/2021
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U.S. BOWLING LEAGUE DAY

Each year league bowlers across the United States recognize U.S. Bowling League Day on September 3rd.

Primarily an outdoor sport until around 1840, the game was called ninepins and was popular with gamblers. To s***f out the gambling, the state of Connecticut banned the game in 1841. As a result, indoor lane owners added one pin to their alleys to circumvent the law.

Clubs tried organizing and creating set rules. However, it wasn’t until 1895 when the American Bowling Congress came together at Beethoven Hall in New York City. The American Bowling Congress established a maximum score of 300 which still stands today. They also determined other rules, such as lane length, widths, and distances between pins.

The term “turkey” describes when a bowler successfully throws three strikes in a row. Before the lanes became as slick and beautiful as they are today, getting consecutive strikes was difficult.
Around the late 1800s, at Thanksgiving time, alleys and clubs would offer turkeys to players who bowled three strikes in a row. As the holiday neared, taking home a prize turkey after a fun night of bowling would sure top off the evening. It seems this may be the source of the term for achieving three strikes in the game.

In one particularly rousing account from the 30th of November 1894, The Standard Union out of Brooklyn, New York, suggested that the Lobster Bowling Club could have been mistaken for a “college football game” they had made such a ruckus.
The two teams celebrated so much during their turkey contest that it carried into the street. In the wee hours of the morning, two teammates carried the turkey dangling from a pole up the street as they all sang. The story never reported who won the turkey.

Today, leagues of men, women and mixed teams of all ages play in bowling competitions around the world. Weekly league bowling provides a fun time as well as great physical activity.

HOW TO OBSERVE #USBowlingLeagueDay
Gather your league and go bowling. If you are not a member of a league, just invite some friends. Let us know if you get a turkey. Use #USBowlingLeagueDay to post on social media.

U.S. BOWLING LEAGUE DAY HISTORY FAQ
Q. What are 12 strikes in a row called?
A. Bowling has many terms to describe consecutive strikes. Like the term “turkey” for 3 strikes, when a bowler achieves a perfect game by bowling 12 strikes in a row it is called the “Thanksgiving turkey.”

Q. What other terms do bowlers use to describe strikes?
A. While many of the terms surround holiday food like turkey and ham, not all of them do. For example, 5 consecutive strikes might be called a Yatzee, hambone, brat, front string (for 5 consecutive strikes at the beginning of the game), sombrero or high ball.

Q. Is bowling in decline?
A. It depends on where you look. While league and alley numbers are declining, the sport is always evolving. Bowling alleys that keep pace with trends and the demands of their community continue to survive and thrive. And yet, more than 67 million people bowl in the United States every year according to bowl.com.

Go out and enjoy some 10 Pin.

 

Help me and the board of TNBA Greater Houston Bowling Senate congratulate assistant tournament director Terrance Stills ...
08/28/2021

Help me and the board of TNBA Greater Houston Bowling Senate congratulate assistant tournament director Terrance Stills as he receives his 299 TNBA watch from our Senate Vice President and Hall of Famer, Sandra White.

Help me and the board of TNBA Greater Houston Bowling Senate congratulate assistant tournament director Terrance Stills as he receives his 299 TNBA watch from our Senate Vice President and Hall of Famer, Sandra White.

08/28/2021

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Let's congratulate Jimmy Quach as he receives his TNBA 300 ring.
08/03/2021

Let's congratulate Jimmy Quach as he receives his TNBA 300 ring.

Let's congratulate Jimmy Quach as he receives his TNBA 300 ring.

Greater Houston Bowling Senate-TNBAPlease don't forget to come out and get your 2022 membership cards and win a little c...
07/27/2021

Greater Houston Bowling Senate-TNBA
Please don't forget to come out and get your 2022 membership cards and win a little cheddar in the process. Even though this one is just a 1 day event, there will be lots of fun and money opportunities. Saturday, August 28, 2021 (see attached flyer for more details) This will be a TNBA certified and USBC sanctioned tournament. Looking forward to a great 2021-2022 season for our TNBA bowlers.

Greater Houston Bowling Senate-TNBA
Please don't forget to come out and get your 2022 membership cards and win a little cheddar in the process. Even though this one is just a 1 day event, there will be lots of fun and money opportunities. Saturday, August 28, 2021 (see attached flyer for more details) This will be a TNBA certified and USBC sanctioned tournament. Looking forward to a great 2021-2022 season for our TNBA bowlers.

07/16/2021

The Greater Houston Senate is ROLLING!

For those of you who are going to the Annual Six Senate Match Play, please see rules.
07/05/2021

For those of you who are going to the Annual Six Senate Match Play, please see rules.

For those of you who are going to the Annual Six Senate Match Play, please see rules.

Congratulations to Shun Vessel for winning 1st Place with an 808 Singles score for Division 1 at the Greater Houston USB...
06/17/2021

Congratulations to Shun Vessel for winning 1st Place with an 808 Singles score for Division 1 at the Greater Houston USBC 2021 Tournament.

Congratulations to Shun Vessel for winning 1st Place with an 808 Singles score for Division 1 at the Greater Houston USBC 2021 Tournament.

06/14/2021

Southern Region Senates Committee
of
The National Bowling Association, Inc.
Mr. George Brown, Chairman

Sandra L. White

June 13, 2021

Dear Sandra White

Congratulations .......

We sincerely hope this news will bring joy and elation to you and your family, and it finds you in good health.

On Saturday, November 20, 2021 in Dallas, TX DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Dallas-Richardson 1981 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080 at 7:00PM, Sandra L. White, will be inducted into the Southern Region of The National Bowling Association, Inc., (TNBA) Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category, the class of 2021.

We are honoring your service and contributions towards the Southern Region of The National Bowling Association, Inc.

Please R.S.V.P. no later than September 20, 2021 to:

Ms. Shirley Y. Sanders, Chairperson
SRSC Hall of Fame Committee
2920 Meadowlark Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149
214-477-6194
[email protected]

On behalf of the Members of the Southern Region of The National Bowling Association, Inc., again, congratulations and we look forward to your participation in the ceremony.

We remain yours in Sportsmanship, Fellowship and Friendship.

George Brown
George Brown, Chairman
Southern Region Senates Committee-TNBA

Headquarters Hotel
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Dallas-Richardson
1981 N Central Expy
Richardson, TX 75080

06/14/2021

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04/05/2021

From The Desk of the President of GHBS

I write this letter to give you, the members of GHBS, information as to what we are and what we are not as an organization. Let me first state our organization is not based on bowling tournaments. We hold tournaments for the fun and fellowship for our members. These tournaments provide us the funds to pay annual fees for local, regional and national expenses. Our goal is not to compete with other local tournament clubs, but to work with the bowling community and I hope you will join the board and me in making this a reality.

The Greater Houston Bowling Senate (GHBS) is a chartered senate under The National Bowling Association (TNBA). TNBA was established on August 20, 1939, in Detroit, MI. Its purpose was to encourage Negroes to develop their skills in the game of Ten Pins. Since its inception, it has been one of the most diverse sports organizations in the world and is a major partner with United States Bowling Congress (USBC).

As a senate, we are responsible for reporting our income and expenses to TNBA annually for audit purposes. We could lose our charter if we do not report current and accurate information. The following is a list of many of the expenses that we are responsible for throughout the fiscal year:

TNBA Achievement Awards
TNBA Local, Regional and National Scholarships
TNBA National King and Queen Program
TNBA Delegates for National Convention
TNBA Regional and National Meetings
TNBA League Certifications
GHBS Scholarships
GHBS Member Appreciation Event
Bragging Rights

I am writing this to reiterate to you: without each of you (our members), we would not exist. We appreciate all that you do. We need your continued support so that our senate can continue to be successful and remain a vital part of TNBA. This includes not only your funds for membership cards and tournament entry fees, but also your time to help us navigate through the many administrative needs of being a senate.

So, if you receive an email, Facebook post, flyer or information via word of mouth about GHBS, please respond because we need you. We need your active participation.

Respectfully,
Johnny D. Johnson, GHBS President
[email protected]

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03/29/2021

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03/22/2021

Dear G.H.B.S. and T.N.B.A. members, the National Office of T.N.B.A. is asking for the following information. If you are someone you know who's a T.N.B.A. member and meets any of these requirements, please let's us know as soon as possible. We are trying to submit this information for the 2021 TNBA year book. Please send the information to [email protected]

I'm also asking the senates to submit a free full page ad recognizing and honoring your senate heroes. It could be of essential workers, community helpers, your fallen heroes or anyone you wish to highlight. Just send me their names and/or pictures, what they do (or did) or any writeups you want to say and I'll put it together for the yearbook.

TNBA Yearbook Staff

03/16/2021

Just a friendly reminder about the 2021 Bragging Rights. If you are bowling and make either of the Bragging Rights teams for G.H.B.S., you must wear a G.H.B.S. shirt. If you have a shirt from past years, you may wear one of those, but we will be selling our throwback style shirts. They will be for sale during our NoTap tournament April 3, 2021 at AMF Diamond.

Johnny Johnson
03/04/2021

Johnny Johnson

Johnny Johnson

Defending Champions in the Greater Houston Bowling Senate
02/21/2021
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Defending Champions in the Greater Houston Bowling Senate

Johnny Johnson
02/21/2021

Johnny Johnson

Can you say Vegas?GHBS is going to help you get ready for Nationals. Come join us for a fun day of No Tap Doubles and get pre- registered for Nationals in Vegas as well. Apr 3,2020.

Can you say Vegas?GHBS is going to help you get ready for Nationals. Come join us for a fun day of No Tap Doubles and ge...
02/10/2021

Can you say Vegas?GHBS is going to help you get ready for Nationals. Come join us for a fun day of No Tap Doubles and get pre- registered for Nationals in Vegas as well. Apr 3,2020.

Can you say Vegas?GHBS is going to help you get ready for Nationals. Come join us for a fun day of No Tap Doubles and get pre- registered for Nationals in Vegas as well. Apr 3,2020.

It’s about that time to  start forming your teams and reserving your Bragging Rights spots. All entries will have to hav...
02/01/2021

It’s about that time to start forming your teams and reserving your Bragging Rights spots. All entries will have to have a complete entry form filled out and payment to be accepted.

Another honor score for Ike Mosley.  Congrats from the board of GHBS on your 800 Series TNBA Ring.
02/01/2021

Another honor score for Ike Mosley. Congrats from the board of GHBS on your 800 Series TNBA Ring.

Another honor score for Ike Mosley. Congrats from the board of GHBS on your 800 Series TNBA Ring.

Had the opportunity tonight to present awards to 3 bowlers in the TNBA Monday night league at Stafford.   Bowlero.  Cong...
01/26/2021

Had the opportunity tonight to present awards to 3 bowlers in the TNBA Monday night league at Stafford. Bowlero. Congratulations for nice shooting to Cory Ollison 299 (watch), Christopher Holly 299 (watch) and for his 1st 300, Kerry Brown (ring).

GHBS President

Johnny Johnson

More from the 2021 MLK tournament. Again,  thanks all the participants and staff who made it a great success.
01/22/2021

More from the 2021 MLK tournament. Again, thanks all the participants and staff who made it a great success.

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Bowlers let's congratulate Joseph Pickney for shooting a 300 game on Wednesday morning Trio at Fun-Plex, Melvin Woodard for a 710 series and Keith Carter for a 267 game. Way to go guys as you show bowlers that you are not afraid of Fun-Plex.
Here are the results for the Greater Houston Labor Day Doubles. We had a GREAT tournament with 55 entries. 1st place - Cedric Ardoin and Lashovious Smith 1492 $1350.00 2nd place- Darrell Smith and Tiffany Jefferson 1427 $675.00 3rd place- L.Humes and E. Jammerson 1423 $440.00 4th place - Nick Mobley and Ced Ardoin 1422 $320.00 5th place - C.Smoot and S. Stevens 1409 $275.00 6th Place - L.Thompson and L.Thompson 1402 $150.00 7th Place - Ronni Johnson and JJ Gaines 1394 $90.00 YOUR NEXT TOURNAMENT IS COMING SOON
I want to thank everyone who worked and participated in our Labor Day Doubles membership drive tournament on yesterday. I was told by a staff member that we had a total 55 teams which is a great start to the season. Let me not pretend as if it was a perfect day because it wasn't. I apologize for the late start time and not so efficient processing system which contributed to the very long day but we are working on improving the process. I am open to comments and suggestions that I can share with our tournament director if you would just send me an email to [email protected]. I would also like to invite you to attend our general membership meeting which will be held this coming Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1pm at Emerald Bowl. Without your help and support, GHBS will fail in our attempt at being a successful senate. Again thanks to all who participated in our Labor Day tournament. Johnny D. Johnson President, GHBS