THE AUGUSTA GA USBC BOWLING ASSOCIATION MISSION
In service to the bowlers of Augusta for over 76 years
The Augusta GA USBC Bowling Association is formed for these missions:
1. To promote and organize the sport of bowling both locally and in cooperation with other bowling groups locally, statewide and nationally.
2. To promote, organize, educate and service sanctioned leagues and sanctioned members within our jurisdictional area.
3. To promote, organize and run sanctioned tournaments for all our members in order to further sanctioned competition and the employment of our membership.
On August 1, 2015, the Augusta BA and the Augusta WBA officially merged. As of January 2018, the Augusta BA and the youth fully merged to create one unified group of men, women and youth in service to the Augusta area bowlers.
The Augusta GA USBC Bowling Association is the 4th oldest association in Georgia with its original sanction being granted January 13, 1943. For over 76 years the Augusta GA USBC Bowling Association has provided leadership in progress on behalf of, and for, both its members and the game of bowling. In 1949, the Augusta and Savannah Associations joined in forming the Georgia State Bowling Association in order to conduct annual State Tournaments. To date Augusta has hosted nine Georgia State Championships and five Southeastern/SBA Tournaments.
The Augusta Women’s Bowling Association was granted a charter by WIBC on November 4, 1946. The original group consisted of about 30 women who were bowling at the Richmond Bowling Center on Broad Street.
In 1966, The youth organization formally came into its own.
In 1987 ABC recognized the Augusta Bowling Association with its 5-year service award for outstanding service and commitment to Augusta’s members. This was followed in 1992 by the ABC 10-year service award and in 1993 by an award for outstanding publicity work. In 1994, the Augusta USBC Bowling Association was honored by the ABC as the recipient of the American Bowling Congress President’s Award for outstanding service to its membership and to bowling. In 1997 ABC awarded the Augusta USBC Bowling Association its Continuing Service award, given to Presidential Award associations for their continuing commitment to excellence.
In January 2018, the USBC recognized that the Augusta local Youth, Women's and Men's organizations is completely integrated into one association now called Augusta USBC Association.
The Augusta GA USBC Association’s delegates have provided key leadership in difficult times in representing Augusta at the Georgia State (Men & Women’s), Southeastern/Southeast, and ABC/USBC National Conventions.
The Augusta USBC Association sponsors the Open, Women’s, Mixed, and Seniors Tournaments for its members. The Association also works with the Bowler to Veteran’s Link charity benefitting our Veterans as well as the Bowl for the Cure benefitting Susan G. Komen® program.