Bowling News

Notice - The VUSBC Annual Meeting will be held on February 23rd @ Century Lanes (~11:00am) in conjunction with the VUSBC Mixed Doubles Tournament (10:00am).  Proposed VUSBC By-Law changes are posted on the bulletin board at Century Lanes.


Are you interested in applying for the VUSBC Board?  Application forms are attached and available @ Century Lanes.  Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting.

Mooney hammers pins for top scores; Speer leads ladies  (February 17, 2019)

T.J. Mooney had his strike ball working during Sundowners League action to not only snare the weekly high scoring honors but he also broke the bank at the Century Lanes.   More . . .

Matthews, Miller highlight top scores (February 10, 2019)

David Matthews and Shawn Miller showcased their bowling ability during Sundowners League play to post the only 700 sets for the week.   More . . .

300 Games - Congratulations Bowlers!
Tom Crowe            9/10/2018    Monday Mixed League
Glenn Mason         10/18/2018  Sundowners League
(1st 300 game)
DoLee Knowlan    10/22/2018  Monday Mixed League
(1st 300 game)
T J Mooney            11/15/2018  Sundowners League  (1st 300 game)






   Glenn Mason - 300 Ring Presentation                                                                   T.J. Mooney - 300 Ring Presentation                                                           DoLee Knowlan - 300 Ring Presentation


VUSBC Mixed Doubles / Annual Meeting Tournament (Saturday, February 23rd)


Interested in joining a league?  For more information contact the league contact listed below OR contact Century Lanes at 361-576-1166 (


Over the Hill League (Seniors- ages 50 & over)
4 Members - Mixed
Meets:  8/27/2018 @ 1pm
Starts:  9/3/18 @ 1pm
Contact: Cecilia Wilson  361-572-9359 or 361-648-7950

Monday Mixed League
4 Members - Mixed
Meets:  8/20/2018 @ 7pm
Starts:  8/27/2018 @ 7pm
Contact: Tim Miller 918-550-9104

Captains League
4 Members - Ladies
Meets:  8/23/2018 @ 9am
Starts: 8/30/2018  @ 9am
Contact:  Diane Cooley  903-467-6335

Dow/Dupont Mixed League
5 Members - Any Combination - Company League
Meets:  8/9/2018  @  7pm
Starts:  9/6/2018  @ 7pm
Contact:  Bobby Banda  361-649-9365

Sundowners League
5 Members - Mixed
Meets:  8/30/2018  @  7pm
Starts:  9/6/2018  @  7pm
Contact: Lori Hammack  361-214-0400

Turkey Trotters League

Bowls 2nd Sunday of the Month
4 Members - Ladies
Starts:  8/12/2018  @ 2pm
Contact: Georga Birchum  361-564-9632

Wild Turkey League
Bowls 4th Sunday of the Month
4 Members - Mixed
Starts:  8/26/2018 @ 2pm
Contact:  Kim Kuecker  361-243-8552

Sunday Winter Strikers League
4 Members - Mixed
Meets:  11/18/2018
Starts:   11/25/2018
Contact:  Rose Osterson 830-254-0098



VUSBC Tournament Results:

Victoria Senior Tournament 2018 - May 4-5

Senior City Champions:  Male - Bobby Marques (Team 702 / Singles 686/ Total  1388)


                                          Female - Diane Cooley  (Team 723 / Singles 630/ Total  1353)

Senior City Tournament - Final Standings


Victoria USBC Open Tournament 2018 - April 7-8 / 14-15 / 21        

City Champion - Mike Stacy    (Team 693 / Doubles 688 / Singles 630 / Total  2011)

Mike Stacy_2018

Open Tournament - Final Standings

Open Tournament - Prize List

Open Tournament Flyer

Victoria USBC Women's Tournament 2018 - April 7-8 / 14-15 / 21

City Champion - Christine Speer   (Team 589 / Doubles 562 / Singles 577 / Total  1728)

C Speer_2018

Ladies Tournament - Final Standings

Ladies Tournament - Prize List

Women's Tournament Flyer

VUSBC Mixed Doubles Tournament 2018 - 2/17/2018

1st Place     Terri and Glenn Mason (1,304)
2nd Place    Lori and Bruce Hammack (1,300)



Victoria USBC Hall of Fame

Patricia Bellanger, Jacob Silgero, and Samantha Wharton inducted into the Victoria USBC Hall of Fame - 2018

Patricia Bellanger, Jacob Silgero, and Samantha Wharton were inducted inducted into the Hall of Fame during the Hall of Fame ceremony held on July 28, 2018 at the Vera Cruz Restaurant.  More . . .


2018 Hall of Fame Recipients 







Victoria USBC Scholarships

Koebrick and Charbula earn VUSBC Scholarships

Bailey Koebrick and Chris Charbula were named recipients of the 2018 Victoria USBC Scholarships at the annual VUSBC Installation Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction ceremony held on July 28, 2018. 

Bailey Koebrick 2018 Scholarship       Chris Charbula Scholarship Picture






Bailey Koebrick                                             Chris Charbula

USBC Bowlers - In the Spotlight

Seniors Still Enjoy League Bowling

This past January marked a special occasion with the oldest female and male to compete in local league play celebrating birthdays. On January 17 Doris Schmidt reached the age of 88 and is still rolling a bowling ball down the lanes. Doris started bowling in Cuero in the late 1950’s and when she was transferred to Victoria by her employer, Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1960, she joined a league. Through out her many years of bowling she has enjoyed league play at the Victoria Bowling Lanes, Woodlawn and now currently bowls at the Century Lanes in the senior Over The Hill League. Doris was unable to take advantage of bowling lessons in her earlier years because she stated that most of the coaches did not know to adjust to her left handed style. Even though she does not have a high average she was determined enough to win the Women’s Senior City Mixed All Events title in 1988 and 2015.  Dan C. Gutierrez celebrated his 95th birthday on January 11. He too has a long history of Victoria league bowling having started in the late 1950’s at the Victoria Lanes. After bowling a few years in league he stopped bowling for awhile but then joined his brother Carlos Gutierrez at the Century Lanes Over The Hill League in 1989 and then the Woodlawn Lanes in the Woodlawn Senior league and the Recyled Teenagers in 1990. Currently he bowls in the Over The Hill League and was a member of the team that won the league last year.  Both bowlers say they enjoy the game to stay active and the sense of camaraderie that the league offers. They are a great inspiration and example that living an active life one day at a time can help in your senior years.