From The President

Fall 2019




President's Letter



Another great season of bowling has started. We had a great

turnout at the Jamboree on Monday, August 12, 2019 held at

Val Smith Park in Sartell. It was a welcome treat to see many

new faces there! Congratulations to all the 2018-19 End of Season Award winners.

It was a great opportunity to recognize so many of you at the Jamboree. Thanks to everyone who came and we are excited for what's in store for the new bowling season!

With the new season comes new changes.....


First, we welcome two new board members: Jeff Eikmeier is the new Vice President for a 2-year term. Jeff replaced Bob Beltz who resigned after many years on the board. Bob's outstanding service is greatly appreciated. We also welcome Kris Shover as one of the Directors for a 3-year term. WELCOME New Members!! We appreciate having you on board!  We also are looking for a new Association Manager since this will be Barb Churchill's last year in this capacity. The job description and application form are on the website under Board of Directors.

RULE 18  (Must Read!!!)

Secondly, it is very important that all bowlers understand and follow the significant change to Rule 18 which became effective Aug.1, 2019. This rule has to do with no longer being allowed to add anything to the surface of your bowling ball during competition.


USBC Rule 18 – Bowlers no longer can add anything to the surface of the bowling ball during competition. This includes powder, patting rosin bags on the ball, and cleaners formerly listed as approved for competition. Bowlers no longer will be permitted to use products with the “USBC Approved Anytime” logo on it. Only a dry towel can be used to clean your bowling ball during competition. Should a ball come back with surface residue, a belt mark, or other substance on the surface of the ball that cannot be removed with a dry towel/cloth, bowlers must seek permission from a league or tournament official to use a product allowed to clean the ball. Please visit these sites – or for more information, or download this file for reference: Rule18CAQs.pdf.



And lastly, we encourage you to use the AmazonSmile Program which donates 0.5% to our organization from EVERY ELIGIBLE PURCHASE you make on It's the same as shopping on and by selecting Mid-Minnesota USBC each time you shop, our Association receives the benefit! Instructions are located on our website and Newsletter.


I’d like to thank everyone for their support of our local Mid-Minnesota USBC Association. We’re as dedicated to you as league bowlers, as you are to our association. We’re always looking for feedback and for new ideas on how to bring in more bowlers and make our tournaments enjoyable and rewarding. Feel free to contact me at with any questions, suggestions and comments regarding the Mid-Minnesota USBC Association.


I want to wish everyone a good season and have fun!


Pete Reuter


Mid-Minnesota USBC Association

Pete Reuter

Association President


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