Japanese American National Bowling Association

2022 Tournament : Las Vegas, NV!!
The previous year's 2020 tournament was held in San Jose, CA in March of 2020! This year's tournament was scheculed for the Bay Area, but due to the Covid pandemic was unfortunately cancelled. Next year's tournament will be back in Las Vegas, Nevada 2022 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Following Las Vegas the city is to be determined at the next JANBA board meeting. (Possible hosts: Bay Area & Denver) Entries are out now for Las Vegas - Entry Deadline is January 31st , 2022!

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 is saturday night.

The tournament is scratch , but you are scheduled and will bowling against and 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 weeks 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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Nichi Bei Times article about the 1999 JANBA Tournament



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