Japanese American National Bowling Association

2020 Tournament : San Jose , CA!!
Last year's 2019 tournament was held in Las Vegas in March of 2019! This year's tournament will be in San Jose California 2020. Following San Jose will be the Bay Area. Entries are out San Jose Now - Entry Deadline is January 31st , 2020!

For those of you new to JANBA (Japanese American National Bowling Association) , the tournament is a week-long tournament, but you can enter events for only 1 day or as many as 5 days its up to you ... The tournament runs every year in a different city in the first FULL week of March. Ragtime doubles kicks off the tournament on sunday night.

Monday: Women's 4-gamer and Men's 6-gamer all day
Tuesday: Mixed doubles events are run all day
Wednesday: women's and men's team events all day * Main-Event
Thursday: doubles for the men's and women's * Main-Event
Friday: doubles concludes, women's and men's singles * Main Event
Saturday: singles concludes on saturday morning & Awards Banquet.

The tournament is scratch , but you are scheduled with bowlers in your same average group. The idea is to win or cash in your division , and if you win that and you are high overall , you can win the main board which consists of all divisions, which would be quite an honor!! You don't ask for squad times you will be assigned a squad time based on your average (or team's average in non-singles events). You will get a schedule prior to the tournament, just make sure you save the whole day in case you aren't sure what time you will bowl. Just be flexible, plan to get there the day before the event. Since the main events are team , singles and doubles, you can bowl those on wed, thur, and friday. Saturday night is the Awards banquet, where all awards are presented and unclaimed prize moneys can be picked up ... it's really a lot of fun at the banquet, so attend , since this is the last time you see everybody for another year.


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