7310 Creekbluff Drive
Austin, TX 78750

Here is a recap of the Education held at the Summit!

Kristen Hadeed, CEO of StudentMaid.com-" Best Way to Learn About Millennials is to Talk to One"

She explained the importance of listening to your young workers and empowering your staff to help make change in your center.

Her " FBI " strategy of " Feelings - Behavior - Impact " has seen company's employee retention rate soar, as well as student employees staying longer and being more productive.

Tom Morrison -" There will Continue to be a Labor Shortage for the Next 8 Years " - Tom spoke about today's labor pool with 10 Million Fewer Potential Workers from Generation X ( ages 32-52 ). We all have to do a better job of recruitment, training and empowering our employees. The upside, Expect significant economic growth. Millennial's will soon constitute up to 75% of the workforce, by 2025, with more than 100 million people in this age bracket
( currently ages 6 - 32 year ). Business and industry will be forced to change due to technology. How we do business with Millennial's will reface our centers, our control counters and our food and beverage ordering systems.

Kids Bowl Free- " Recruited 2.8 Million Kids in 2017" - More than One Million Family Passes were purchased by parents in 2017 at $ 25 each. 50% retained by participating centers. 2018 will have an all new program to attract church groups.

Center Information- " Can we Get the Name and Email of Your Center Manager, League Coordinator, Birthday Party Planner and Food and Beverage Manager ? TBCA is committed to helping you grow your business and helping you empower your staff to design and implement programs in your center. Please Forward this information tok.miller@texasbowlingcenters.org.

Inter-Collegiate Championships- 213 Collegiate Teams Competed in 2017.

National Bowling Day-August 11, 2018

Strike Ten -" Social Media Bank " Now Available to Members, A complete social media content bank including: Full Color Photo Library to use for all your flyers and promotions and Exciting Videos of Kids, families, seniors enjoying bowling to use in your social media posts.

2018 Bowl Expo- " The Power of Partnership "
June 17-21, 2018- Paris Hotel and Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Happy New Year !

Mark Your Calendars!!

Grand Prix Regional - February 18, 2018 - 6,000 points awarded!

Fiesta Lanes, New Braunfels

Squad Times - 10 am and Noon

This is the Last Regional for the season. There will be a last chance qualifier held on August 10th-11th at Cityview Lanes,
Fort Worth.

Last Chance Qualifying Squads Friday August 10th - 6 pm
Saturday - August 11th - 9:30 and 11:30 am
Cityview Lanes, Fort Worth

State Event August 11-12, 2018
Cityview Lanes, Fort Worth - 10,000 points awarded !

Bantam and Prep Finals - Saturday August 11th - 2 pm

Junior and Major Finals - Sunday August 12th - 9 am




  Receive a FREE BPAA Marketing Kit when you attend one of these free educational events.  Hear from guest speaker Bart Burger of the BPAA and learn to generate new youth bowlers.  This is a FREE event courtesy of the TBCA.   

TUESDAY MAY 23rd - Houston
Copperfield Bowl  • 11 AM - 1 PM




 - San Antonio
Bandera Bowling Center • 11 AM - 1 PM 



 - Arlington
International Bowling Campus (BPAA) • 11 AM - 1 PM 

We can't wait to see you!  Register early.  Space is limited.
Thank You,
David Kellerman 
Vice President - TBCA

Upcoming No Cost Educational Seminar!!!


April 11th - Max Bowl, Humble, TX

April 20th - International Bowling Campus, Arlington, TX

10am - 4pm



ARLINGTON, Texas – Ruth Heath-Trott of Montpelier, Ohio, and Mike Nelson of Houston have been selected by the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors to receive National Recognition Awards.

Heath-Trott will receive the Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service, and Nelson has been named USBC Proprietor of the Year. Both awards will be presented at the USBC Convention and Annual Meeting, set for April 24-27 in Las Vegas.

RuthHeathTrott125x170Heath-Trott has served the sport of bowling on the local, state and national level for more than 50 years. She currently is president of Greater Toledo USBC, a position she has held for the last six years, and is a director on the Ohio State USBC Youth Association. She served as the Ohio Women’s Bowling Association president for 12 years.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for doing something that I truly love,” Heath-Trott said. “It is a very special award to me because I knew and worked with Helen Baker and she was someone I hold with great respect. We do not spend the hours working for our chosen sport with the idea that we are working toward any honors, but because we firmly believe in what we are doing. Bowling has been a very important part of my life and I place a very high value on the people I have met and the friends I have made along the way.”

During 25 years with the Ohio WBA, she served on the first Women’s International Bowling Congress Area Recruitment panel, was the WIBC-Ohio State Coordinator for Membership Development and chaired the first Membership Development Workshop in Toledo in 1994.

After retiring from the Ohio USBC WBA, she focused on the local level, helping Greater Toledo USBC complete its Procedure and Policy Manual, and helped increase the board’s involvement. She also brought back the hall of fame, shelved because of a lack of funds, and was instrumental in putting together the winning bids for the 2012 and 2016 Ohio State USBC BA Championships and the 2013 Ohio USBC Women’s Bowling Championships.

She has received numerous honors, including election to the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame in 1994 and Ohio USBC WBA Hall of Fame in 2004, both for meritorious service. She has participated in 46 USBC Women’s Championships and is a charter member of the Montpelier WBA Hall of Fame, elected for Superior Performance in 1988.

MikeNelson125x170Nelson is president and general manager of Copperfield Bowling Center. He has been with the company, Tropicana Inc., for 38 years, serving as manager for eight years and general manager for 24 years before assuming the role of proprietor six years ago. He worked under the guidance of USBC Hall of Famer Bill Lilliard Sr. and Texas USBC Hall of Famer Pete Treybig, his father-in-law.

“He taught me this business and he always said ‘Treat the customer like YOU would want to be treated,’” Nelson said of Treybig. “I have always tried to do this through hard work and service for our bowling community. To win an award from a board that represents the customers makes this award even more special to me.”

He currently is vice president of the Texas Bowling Centers Association, having served on the board since 2006, and will take over as president in April. He served as president of the Houston Bowling Proprietors for more than 10 years.

Nelson has been actively involved in the Texas High School Bowling Club, was instrumental in helping the club programs in the Cypress-Fairbanks School District get started and has worked with those programs for more than 15 years. He also is a strong supporter of the Bowler’s Ed In-School Bowling program and since 2006 has introduced the sport at more than 30 elementary schools using the kits that provide carpeted bowling lanes and instruction.

Copperfield Bowling Center has been the host center for Professional Bowlers Association Southwest Region events, Texas State Bowling Association tournaments, Greater Houston USBC city tournaments, Special Olympic regional and state events, and THSBC state and regional tournaments.

Nelson has been honored with numerous awards, including the 2014 Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Proprietor of the Year for the state of Texas, the 2010 Texas State Bowling Association Proprietor of the Year, and the 2003 Texas Women’s Bowling Association Proprietor of the Year.

The USBC Joyce Deitch Unity Award will not be awarded in 2017.

   The James Land Sportsmanship Award Nominee has been Selected! 


Congratulations to Adam Beasley of Cowtown Bowl, Fort Worth


The James Land Family will present this award to Adam on Sunday, August 2nd at 8:30 am.  


Grand Prix News
State Finals
August 1-2, 2015
Host Center:
Copperfield Bowl

15615 Glen Chase Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095




This will be your last email reminder before the tournament.  We will see everyone next Friday !


The James Land Sportsmanship Award is in honor for Jimmy Land's  Father who was a founding member of the Grand Prix Program.  It was his father's wish to award a sportsmanship award and give a
$ 500 scholarship toward a student's education. 

This is a huge honor!  Congratulations Adam!





 Dear Grand Prix Bowlers:


We are looking forward to our premiere event next weekend !


Attached is the hotel information and tournament squad times for both qualifying and state levels.


Qualifying Squads Are Open ! 

There will be an Additional

10,000 grand prix placement points for this Event!


See you next weekend!


Any questions please let me know.


Karen Miller




Entry Form and State Information