American National Bowling Association
Tournament : Portland, OR!!
year's 2017 tournament was held in Fullerton, CA in March of 2017!
This year's tournament will be in Portland, OR. Following Portland
will be Las Vegas in 2019 and 2020 is still TBD. Entries are coming
out soon for Portland tournament!
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.
Download the entry at
the Portland Page button Below!!
2015 Salt Lake City,
UT| Hall of Fame Inductees
Bei Times article about the 1999 JANBA Tournament
Welcome to JANBA
JACL Tournament History
Hall of Fame