We can take great pride with the success that our Senate has apprehended at this point. Our junior bowlers travelled to Atlanta in April and demonstrated their outstanding talent by taking the first place in Division 1. In just our 3rd year of existence, our junior bowlers not only made a splash but a tidal wave that is surely to rise with this upcoming bowling season. Our junior bowlers went to Las Vegas and has been the talk amongst senates. Let’s get out and support our youth for they are truly representing us very well. We also encourage you to get your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews involved in what assuredly will become a strong vital youth program in the Junior TNBA Southern Region.
All of our senate teams competed nobly in the recent Sunshine Challenge Competition at Boardwalk Lanes and Entertainment Center. Congratulations to Carlos Dunn, James MacDonald, Johnny Tolbert III, Prince Blunt, and Anthony Amodeo for battling notably and withstanding all the scrutiny that the other senates chucked. We take pride in knowing that our men brought home the trophy. We also give cheers to Anthony Amodeo for being inducted into the Orlando Regional USBC Hall of Fame for all his magnificent achievements.
Most recently at the annual USBC meeting, we have expanded the organization to include Seminole County bowlers. The fees for USBC sanction cards have also increased to $23. There was also an increase of board member to accommodate the growth from Seminole County. One of our youth bowler’s father was slated in a VP spot.
We are moving well as a senate. However, the best is yet to come. The weekend of September 9-10, 2017 we will host our Annual Orlando Fall Classic Tournament at Boardwalk Lanes. The Classic Tournament is our tournament and nothing would be better than to have our senate members participate in huge numbers. We have invited all of the other TNBA senate from across the state and Georgia. This tournament also represents an opportunity for USBC bowlers to participate with us. You might want to consider this tournament as the warm up for the Southern Regional Tournament which is slated for the November 16-20, 2017.
A few of our bowlers performed well during the National TNBA Championship Tournament in May in Las Vegas, NV. Although the final standings from the Sunshine Challenge were not published at the time this letter was published, we believe that a few of our bowlers were on the leader boards.
We still have work to do to enhance our senate, refine and streamline some of our processes. You can expect to see outcomes related to those programs in the upcoming months. Finally, thank each of you for your participation in our Senate. Let’s continue to make this year even more successful.
Dr. Rick Harris, President
Greater Orlando Senate