The OBA (Oahu Bowling Association) Organization was formed for the purpose of uniting in a central organization all qualified USBC sanctioned bowling teams, leagues and affiliated individuals bowling in certified establishments, located on the island of O'ahu.
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17th Annual OBA Senior Tournament
Latest State Tournament Results have been posted!
OBA Director Application Deadline: June 30th, 2017!
League looking for teams and bowlers
The 875 Invitational League is looking for more teams and individual bowlers to make up a team. The league bowls on Sunday at 1:00pm and will start on 06/04/17. Contact Earle at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oahu USBC BA 2016 City Handicap Tournament
50th State Handicap Tournament
Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Frequently asked questions about Electronic Cigarettes
If you bowl at a military base you are aware of the rules and regulations that govern the bases. Click on the link below to see the rules for the use of electronic cigarettes in buildings on base.
Prior to taking an officer course, all members will have to take our Basic Bowling Course and pass the exam.
A one-time $25 registration fee is required. Once paid, members will be able to take any course he or she desires.
BWAA Virtual Youth Challange
The Bowling Writers Association of America (BWAA) and Virtual Tournaments.com have teamed up to present a weekly scholarship tournament for youth Bowlers.The Virtual Youth Challenge (VYC) is designed to encourage Youths to bowl in weekly leagues by providing an avenue to win Scholarships with their league scores. Our Tournament will also aid in the funding of the Chuck Pezzano Scholarship Fund in addition to the USBC's YES Fund.
The Foundation - One World, One Game
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The Ball and Chain League (established in the 1960’s) held a Bowl for the Cure fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Bowl for the Cure at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Bowling Center.
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A Short History of Bowling
The history of bowling can be traced back to the Stone Age. The first evidence of the game was discovered by the British Anthropologist Sir Flinders Petrie and his team of archaeologists in Egypt in the 1930s. He unearthed a collection of objects from a small childs grave that appeared to have been the primitive form of the game. However, some argue that the game evolved much later than that. William Pehle, a German historian, claimed that the game of bowling originated in Germany around 300 AD. In Germany, the game had its origin as a religious ceremony for determining absence of sin. This game, introduced by the German monks to the masses, flourished as a customary test of faith.
In England, bowling was started as early as the 1100s. Throughout England, several variations of bowling, such as half-bowls, skittles and ninepins, existed during the mid 1300s. But, the first written mention of the game was made by the King Edward III in the year 1366. In this reference, he allegedly imposed a ban on playing this game among his troops because it was distracting the troops from archery practice. Later, during the regime of King Henry VIII, the game gained popularity and was played as a symbol of nobility and social status.
Bowling has been popular in America since Colonial days. During 17th century, English, Dutch and German settlers imported their own version of bowling to America. At that time, the game consisted of nine pins which were regularly played in an area of New York City still known as "Bowling Green". Connecticut banned ninepins in 1841 because of their gambling implications.
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